People Share Their Worst Experiences With Attention-Seekers

July 2, 2023 | Henry Gomes

People Share Their Worst Experiences With Attention-Seekers

We’ve all known that peculiar kid who would pull off some downright weird and dramatic stunts in the name of attention. Heck, maybe we were that kid. Nevertheless, these instances are still super embarrassing for all parties. Here are the worst stories about "look at me" kids.

1. The Boy Who Cried Goat

This guy was such a jerk. I had a couple of pet goats and he would come over and harass them all the time. He’d poke them through the fence with sticks, throw rocks at them, spook them with loud noises...but he’d never go INTO the pen. Oh no, he was actually too scared of them. He should have known better. He was 16.

One day, we’re all inside and we hear this blood-curdling scream. In comes the kid, screaming at the top of his lungs, “The goat! The goat is after me! Help!” We turn to see the big billy goat staring at him through the sliding glass door. Every once in a while, it would head-butt the glass. Now this was a VERY docile animal.

He’d have never hurt a fly, but he was out for that boy’s blood. It turns out that the kid had been tormenting the goat. He had him pinned up against the wall of the pen, throwing rocks and sticks at its testicles to see if he could hit them. The goat came after him, scaled the fence, and chased him across three acres of land and into the house.

The kid waited for two hours for the goat to go away, but it never did. Any time he opened a door to try to sneak away, the goat was right there trying to attack him. Eventually, the goat disappeared and the kid tried to sneak out a window feet first...and once again started screaming, because the goat was RIGHT THERE, head-butting his backside as he climbed out.

It was absolutely liberating.


2. Ruining It for Everyone

During our state-mandated testing, a classmate snuck in booze in a water bottle. She was sent home inebriated, and my entire class was banned from having water bottles in class for the rest of the year.

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3. Weird and Totally Unnecessary Flex

He started angrily pumping weights when we were chilling at someone’s house, threatened to shave his head, and then tore the shirt off of his body.

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4. Just Let the Kid Play His Video Game in Peace

I was at my friend’s house. I was bored and started playing Portal 2 on his Xbox. After a while, my other friend’s sister (who mind you, treated attention like a drug) burst into the room and started screaming at me like we were dating and in an enormous fight. Every time I would tell her to leave, she would just get louder.

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5. Stay Hydrated

Some kid brought booze to school in a water bottle. So naturally, I emptied it while he was gone and filled it with water. The loser acted inebriated for two hours from drinking regular old tap water.

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6. Wigging out

This girl wore an obviously fake wig to school for about a week. Everyone in the group immediately knew it was a wig, but she insisted it was just a bad haircut, to the point of running out of the room fake crying when we would say it was a wig. At the end of the week, she literally stood up on the lunch table and yelled that she had an announcement to make, ripping the wig off her head.

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7. The Kids Are Not Alright

My wife is a teacher who works at a high school. It was time for the monthly fire drill, and she had to cover a class in the school after their teacher quit with no notice. As the alarm started blaring, a rather large girl decided she liked the rhythm of the alarm and started to twerk. In the hallway. My wife shouted to her, “Stop twerking to the fire alarm!”

When she got outside, she texted me that her career as a teacher had hit a new low.

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8. Show Some Dignity

I knew this girl in high school who was the queen of obnoxious and attention-seeking behavior. She was constantly trying to get people's attention, from screaming loudly in the hall to crying hard over “sad” memes at lunch. She was so annoying, but unfortunately, many people bought and fed into her histrionics. Let’s call her Cry Face.

I never really liked Cry Face; she came off as fake and kind of rude. I tried to ignore her for the most part, but the absolute turning point for me was her over-the-top behavior at a choir concert in junior year. It was 20 minutes before the concert was set to begin, and all the kids were practicing getting on the risers (about 100 people).

Suddenly, Cry Face’s mom entered the auditorium, briskly walked to the director, and whispered something in his ear. The director nodded, and called Cry Face off the riser. When Cry Face got down, the Mom whispered something to her. All of a sudden, Cry Face let out a blood-curdling scream and ran for the auditorium exit.

She got halfway before collapsing to the ground wailing. She kept yelling, “oh my God, OH MY GOD,” over and over again. The mom came up behind her, pulled her up by the elbow, and rushed out. Naturally, everyone in the choir thought something horrible had happened and we tried to find out what it could possibly be.

Some friends had texted her, but Cry Face would only respond with cryptic messages like “nothing will ever be the same” and “why couldn’t it have been me?” Rumor spread that her father and little sister had burned to death in a car wreck. With a reaction like that, what else could it be? We could really only assume the absolute worst.

People were talking about organizing a carpool to attend the funeral and taking “friendship shifts” so someone would always be available to comfort her. I even agreed to a couple of shifts. Heck, the entire choir said a group prayer for her before the concert, and this was at a public school! We were all so worried.

Now, these thoughts would have been incredibly kind…if that was what happened. But nope. Turns out Cry Face’s little sister was diagnosed with diabetes. The sister didn’t go to the hospital. She didn’t get sick and need medical attention. The family had only received the call that the scheduled medical tests came back positive for diabetes.

The mom came to tell Cry Face because the family had decided to skip the choir concert so they could meet with the doctor and talk about the medical diagnosis.

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9. Man Down

This was way back in middle school. I was about three football fields away from the school itself, and the “friend” I was with “passed out.” I carried her back to the school, and the moment I got to the nurse's office, she was miraculously better and felt fine.

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10. A Bus Ride From Heck

There was a kid on our school bus who needed way too much attention. He was constantly screaming or throwing stuff out the window. He at one point re-enacted giving birth the whole ride. Complete with legs spread, screaming, fake pushing, etc. One day he threw a water bottle and hit a car. He was banned from the bus for the year. But he wasn't done yet...

The next year, he was allowed back on. In his first week back, he pulled out a needle and pierced his lower lip while on the bus. Of course it was bumpy, so he didn’t get it centered, so he did it again to even it out. He was banned from the bus again.

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11. I’ve Heard of School Trips, But This Is Ridiculous

This stupid kid did a ton of substances shortly before a pep rally in high school and freaked out during it. First the school called law enforcement, but apparently he was freaking out too much so they had to call an ambulance to hold him down and carry him out via stretcher. Pretty sure he got expelled because I never saw him in one of the classes we were both in ever again.

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12. Hope He Learned His Lesson

When my mom was in high school, there was this kid who was always desperate for attention and would do stupid things to get it. Well one day, he decided he would drink poison to get attention. He almost died. He had to be taken to the hospital and have his stomach pumped. He said it felt like worms were eating him from the inside out.

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13. Couldn’t She Have Just Faked Having a Cold?

I had a friend growing up named Jodie. She would always lie about things to get attention. As we grew up and went to different schools, we grew apart. Once I turned 17, I got into contact with her in hopes of getting to know her again. I assumed that because she was 17 that she had grown up and stopped trying to get attention.

I also had other friends who I would see, and she was definitely jealous. Then she dropped a shocker: her dad was dying. I was devastated for her, and spent less time with my other friends as I felt that she needed me more. As soon as she would find out I was with my friends, she would cry and ask me to come over since she was depressed.

She also claimed that she was pregnant with a girl, and that she had lost her when she was almost 4 months pregnant. She would cry to me all the time about her baby girl, and would cry that she was scared to lose her dad. Mother’s Day would come, and she would talk about how this should be her day and she should have had a baby girl by now.

She also took a lot of time off work to be with her dad, and her work was very supportive of her. It all came crashing down when she had a phone call from her co-worker to ask how her dad was. Jodie cried and said that her dad didn’t have long left, and that he had forgotten who she was when she saw him last. She said that she wanted to die and for it to be all over.

I remember crying, as I was scared for her, and I felt helpless. I went home and the next day, she phoned and asked me to get to her house straight away. She sat me down and told me that she had made it all up about her dad dying, and that she never lost a baby. She said that she was only telling me this because her co-worker had grown worried for her, and went to her house to have a word with Jodie’s mom so that she could have more time off work.

Her mother wasn’t at home, so Jodie knew she couldn’t keep lying anymore. I was honestly scared of her at that point. I knew that if I got mad, she probably would have made something up about me because that’s how she is. I asked where her dad was, and he obviously wasn’t at the hospital, but he was on a business trip.

I asked her where she had gotten all the medical scans, and she said that she had gotten them online. She also said that the reason why she lied was because she loved all the attention that she was getting from everyone, and that it started because she wanted a day off work, which turned into weeks. The scary part about her lying for attention was that it was like that she was starting to believe it all herself.

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14. The Sisters Were Not Impressed

The little jerk pulled out a joint and lit it IN CLASS. I should add that we went to CONVENT SCHOOL. The nuns were appalled. We then had an assembly where they spoke about the devil and substances, and we all had to go to the chapel and pray. I believe the girl was expelled. I miss those crazy secondary school days.

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15. Some Kids Are Just Weird

There was this kid in elementary school named Ricky. He was the typical attention-seeking kid who was constantly in trouble. He was funny in some cases, but most of the time we had to tell him to please be quiet whenever he spoke up. One afternoon, pretty much everyone was ignoring Ricky and he got upset and excused himself to use the bathroom.

About 20 minutes passed and the teacher asked if another student would go check on him. Then that student was gone a handful of time. So everything stopped and they called the office. Turns out Ricky was in the bathroom lobbing cups of toilet water and whatever else you can imagine at people. I kind of miss Ricky, to be honest.

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16. Save Your Pyromania for After School

He was this annoying popular kid who loved getting attention. In sixth grade, he set a bathroom trashcan on fire. As a result, the entire school had to stand out in the snow for like 10 minutes, and then we sat in the gym for another 15.

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17. Catfishes Never End Happily

We had this girl in middle school who would purposely make up crazy lies for the sake of impressing her classmates. For instance, she once claimed that she was related to Nicki Minaj. The thing is, after a while, we all figured it was a load of bull, but silently we agreed to just nod our heads whenever she came to share another “jaw-dropping story.”

Well, turns out our tolerance created this illusion that her plan was working, and she must’ve felt as if she was getting the attention she craved, which worsened the situation. We were in seventh grade at the time, and she was crushing real bad on a dude who was a year older. Instead of walking up to him and trying to befriend the kid, she makes a whole fake Instagram account, which she used to DM him.

She set up a different name and surname, found a hot model with a relatively small following, and used her to catfish the guy. They began texting, which became a regular everyday occurrence. He’d send her good morning and goodnight selfies, and she took ages to reply because she was constantly searching for a fitting picture.

This fake girl was “supposedly” from a whole other state. They kept texting for several months, nobody knew except for me and a few other people from our class, but we weren’t spreading the story. To be honest, I wasn’t very interested anyway. Well, turned out the guy had booked plane tickets to go visit the nonexistent hot chick he’s been talking to non-stop.

He flew to a completely different state hoping to meet the love of his life in person. He had relatives there I’m pretty sure, so he stayed with them. He shared all this with the fake girl after landing. She had to confess and tell him about everything. The girl moved schools after that and her story spread like a wildfire. Not sure what went on with the guy.

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18. Everyone Knows a Joey

Let’s call him Joey. Joey is an attention-seeking loon who can’t spend a minute without opening his mouth. He would always try to talk bull about other people saying that he wants to fight them, but when they actually try to fight him, he backs down. He always disrupts the class by yelling out his social media handles.

Joey and I were in the same band class. It was one of those classes where two instrument groups would be paired. He played the clarinet, and I played the trumpet. One day in band, we had to play the piece together. He played all of the wrong notes, while I was doing pretty well. When we got to the 74th measure, the director stopped us, told Joey to stop playing, and told me to keep playing.

As I played though the piece, Joey was red as a tomato. Then when I made it further on, he started to make grunting sounds. The grunting turned into tapping his foot, the foot tapping turned to stomping. I noticed it, and everyone was looking at him with a weird expression. I stopped playing, and he just picked his clarinet up, then started to play random notes.

When everyone was telling him to stop and the director took his piece away, he just turned twice as red. Then, I kid you not, he threw his clarinet at me full throttle. It didn’t hit me, but it hit a girl sitting behind me. My director just grabbed him and took him to the principal’s office. The girl’s nose was bleeding bad, and we went to get napkins.

Later on that day, we heard from a friend that he was suspended for two weeks for that, and for disrupting the class many times. Today, he dropped out of high school to become a rapper. I checked out his Soundcloud and his YouTube, and they aren’t doing so good. I hope he has a secondary job so he won’t spend his whole life on rapping.

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19. Not for the Faint of Heart

I had a friend who used to pretend to faint regularly. Once it became obvious it was just an act, we started ignoring her when she’d “faint” and then she’d get up crying because no one cared enough to check on her.

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20. Never Forget the Sheer Stupidity of This Claim

I remember being on some Minecraft server with some friends when I was 15, probably around 2 am. Somehow the conversation got deep and someone said something edgy like “I know true pain.” Now, there’s this girl in this group who always had to be the best or whatever. She tried to convince us that, at the young age of 15, she was becoming a doctor and was already enrolled at Oxford.

She also called me stupid because I was not a doctor at 15, and couldn’t learn an entire language overnight like she apparently could. I’m not joking about that, by the way. Once around 10pm she said, “I think I’m gonna learn another language. Swedish seems cool,” and then claimed she was now fluent in it the next morning.

Long story short, I already knew she was an attention-seeker and didn’t really like her because she tried to talk over everyone. Anyway, she sees this “I know true pain” message and takes that as an invitation to do her stuff. She goes, “Oh you think you know true pain!?” and then goes on to describe in detail how her best friend had been hit by a car when they were six.

She talked about how she held her dying friend in her arms while waiting for help to arrive. She mentioned other random stuff, like “my mother died from cancer” or whatever (that part was true, but she milked it often). Then comes the grand slam. She says “I saw my uncle jump out of the twin towers on 9/11. I climbed into the wreckage and held up his pelvis bone. My mom took a picture of it.”

Now, it was at this moment that something seemed amiss. You see, I was older than her, and even I had no memory of 9/11 (I was two years old). This was the first piece of logic I pointed out against this statement. She replied with “I have picture-perfect memory,” which I’m willing to maybe believe. But only maybe.

My next question was, “How did you, an infant, comprehend the disaster, and then not only see, but recognize your uncle (out of hundreds of jumpers) falling from floors that were likely 80-100 stories up?” She replied with something dumb, trying to move on with her sad story, but it was really clear that no one believed her anymore.

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21. The Reboot of Memento Sounds Awful

I knew someone who started a Facebook group that she auto-invited a bunch of people to where she said she had trauma-induced amnesia and she wanted everyone to tell her nice memories that we had about her to help her beat it.

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22. Cringe With a Capital “C”

One girl at school "accidentally" dropped a packet of smokes into the path of some of the cooler girls. It was embarrassing to see.

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23. The Healing Powers of BBQ Sauce

I'm a doctor, and I admitted a 9-year-old boy to the Pediatric floor for an EEG test because of “seizures” at home. Dad was completely convinced they were real and was very distraught. We get his head hooked up to all the electrodes. As I am getting him admitted, I realize he only has a few minutes to order dinner before the cafeteria closes.

The kid orders chicken strips and BBQ sauce. I call down to get his order in quickly when the dad suddenly screams, “He’s having another one!” I turned around and watched the kid moving in a way that I can only describe as the popular dance move “The Worm,” but upside down on his back, in the bed. He is not having any kind of seizure at all.

I immediately knew it was fake, but I turned around so the dad didn't see me smile into the receiver. Instead, I just said to the cafeteria worker, “Could Room 349 please have chicken strips for dinner?” So in the middle of his supposed “seizure,” the kid yells out, “with BBQ sauce!” It was a miracle. The test showed no seizures.

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24. Kitties Need Attention Too

The biggest attention-seeker I know is my cat. Especially when I don’t wake up exactly on time to feed her in the morning. It starts off with a huge “MEEEEOOOOOOWLLLL MEEEEEEOOOOOOOWWWWWW” and then proceeds to the licking of my hair and the pawing of my face. It's totally desperate and uncool, in my honest opinion.

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25. Some Kind of Menace

We were going to see the new Star Wars: Episode I. We were all 15 and we bought plastic lightsabers, and we were all super excited. One of our friends shows up with his girlfriend, and he sees another girl in our group and runs over excitedly to hug her. The girlfriend, while we are all lightsaber battling in good fun, gets down on her knees and screams, “NOOOOOOOOOOO.” Then she starts bawling her eyes out.

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26. #FitnessGoals

The most annoying attention-seeking behavior is when someone decides to lose five pounds and goes all-in with the health hashtags.

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27. An Obnoxious Sorority Sister? I’m Shocked!

I was at an In-N-Out with my girlfriend one day and the place was packed. The workers were rushed and struggling to get all the food out in a timely manner. There was a sorority girl about 20 or so standing at the counter trying to talk to the guy who was calling out the orders. She seemed to be trying to flirt with him, but it wasn't working.

The guy asks her if she can sit down because she’s blocking the counter and there are a lot of orders that need to get out. She somehow took that as an invitation to “help.” He calls for "order number 12." The girl echoes him and calls out "12" in a nasally Valley girl voice. Pretty soon, she’s yelling at the top of her lungs trying to get the whole restaurant’s attention.

“Is there a number twelve? Number tweeeelve, Number twelve number twelve number twelve number twelve. Number twelve your food looks really good! Number twelve come get your order! Number twelve going once! Number twelve going twice! Sold! To meeeeee!” The girl pops one hip, throws her hands in the air, points at herself, and smiles at what she must consider the pinnacle of comedy.

Only a few minutes after the order was originally called, a tired, middle-aged woman with four kids in tow struggles through the crowd to get to the front and quietly says “I’m number twelve.” The sorority girl looks at her and yells “Oh gooooooood!” Then kind of skips away. I'm sure she thought she did some kind of good that day.

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28. Sibling Jealousy

At a neighborhood block party, I saw a little girl perform a short violin piece for the neighbors at her parents’ request. Her brother could not handle it. He literally got right in front of her and started jumping up and down, waving his arms and making faces, until a mom in the crowd physically grabbed and removed him.

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29. Sister Act

When my sister wants attention, she makes sure she pouts in full view of everyone, eyes cast to the floor, and puts on her most pathetic face. The last straw for me occurred when I was trying to be nice by inviting her to a college party once (we were both college-aged, I’m the oldest, this was years ago) and sure enough she did her pout thing.

When a guy friend asked what was wrong, she guilted him into a kiss, except he was going to do a cheek kiss and she forced a whole mouth-with-tongue kiss. I heard about it later from my friend…super embarrassing. We live on opposite sides of the country now and we don’t talk. I’m actually totally okay with it.

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30. Get Your Own Goggles

At my 10th birthday party, my mom took me and four of my friends swimming. One girl burst into tears and had a full-on meltdown because my mom wouldn’t buy her some swimming goggles. She sulked for the rest of the party.

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31. Allergic to You

Back when I was in ninth grade, this kid claimed to be allergic to basically everything (like 90% of all food) and he made sure everyone knew. One time in class, he pretended to have an allergic reaction as he walked behind me because I brought in a peanut butter sandwich. He pretended to convulse on the ground, in the middle of class, then lay still for 10 WHOLE MINUTES.

No moving. Eyes closed. Poorly resisting the urge to smile when people asked if he was ok. After like one minute, everyone gave up but he continued for a whole nine minutes just laying there, feet sprawled under our chairs. The teacher did not care at all, and we all had to walk over his body on the ground when we wanted to get anything.

After the embarrassingly long 10 minutes, he just got up, nervously chuckled, went to his seat, and went on his laptop, not saying anything for the rest of class. It was the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen.

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32. Be Your Own Cheerleader

I once made a Facebook group called “[My name] is awesome” and invited a bunch of my friends to it. I die a little inside when I think about it. I don’t think I was seeking attention, more that I thought I was being funny and my friends would find it stupid or funny. I’m sure it was probably the saddest thing they’ve ever seen me do.

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33. A Dog's Life

When my dog wants to play, he will come up to you with one of his toys and put it in the most obstructive place possible, like in the middle of the book that you are reading, or on your lap. Then he'll step back, sit, and just look at you as if saying, “Well? Come on, I’m waiting!” Sometimes it's adorable, but other times it's really annoying.

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34. License to Boast

When I was in high school, I had just gotten my driver’s license. The next day, I told my biology teacher that I lost it in the classroom, and I asked the class to help me find it. Of course, I never really lost it at all; I just wanted people to know I had gotten my license. I still cringe thinking about it.

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35. Taking the Fall

There was this kid I remember from middle school who was the definition of an attention-seeker. He was the kind of person who would often pretend to get hurt, then lay on the floor in “pain” until somebody asked if he was okay. One time, one of my friends noticed him quickly look around in all directions to make sure nobody was looking, and then pretend to fall in the most pitiful way.

He fell down all right, but he was extra careful to do it slowly and gently as to not hurt himself. A truly pathetic thing to witness.

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36. Jumping the Gun

When I first went to high school, I used to jump on and over the desks during class to impress girls and my fellow classmates.

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37. Love Yourself

A girl I knew used to post on social media constantly. One day, she did 19 status updates in 24 hours. The cringe-inducing moment for me was when she did #WCW (Woman Crush Wednesday) and uploaded a selfie. Every week. For 12 weeks.

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38. The Elements of Style

There’s this one girl I went to high school with who would download Sonic fan art from the art site DeviantArt and print them onto notebook paper in order to try to pass them off as her own. I mention DeviantArt by name because a bunch of the pictures had watermarks, and a few even had noticeable compression artifacts.

Even more glaringly obvious was that all of the pictures were in vastly different styles. When asked about it, she said she was trying to develop her style, “So they’re all gonna look a little different!”

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39. Dedication to His Craft

There was a guy I knew in high school. I don’t remember who first figured it out, but if the word “pushup” was ever uttered near him, he would loudly inform us that he could do 50 pushups, and if we responded with anything less than "wow, you must be really strong" or something similar, he would drop to the floor and start doing them. Every. Single. Time.

It honestly worked though, because we started telling him “I hear you can do 40 pushups” at random times to get him in trouble. He dropped down and did 50 pushups during an important science test, in the aisle during a school play, and during a fire drill.

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40. Eat Your Words

A while ago I decided to treat myself to some Burger King. I was having a bad day and had a headache coming on. So I was waiting in line at the BK, when suddenly this woman comes in with a monster of a child. He was out of control, screaming, punching his mother, throwing things around. The mother didn't pay any attention to him and he continued yelling, "I want a PIE."

My headache turned into a full-blown migraine. I calmly turned and asked if she could please calm her child down. Immediately she got up in my face, telling me to mind my own business. I nodded and turned around, when the child cried out again how he wants a pie. I then decided to ruin their day in the most devious way I could think of.

When I got to the front of the line I asked the person at the register how many apple pies they have left. They told me and I bought all of them. I ate one and made sure the kid saw me throw the rest in the trash.

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41. Family Values

My mother is a terrible person. And I don’t say that lightly. She has stolen medication from me after I had oral surgery. On two occasions (a decade apart from each other), she stole my identity and my sibling’s, opened several fraudulent credit card accounts in our names, maxed them out (tens of thousands of dollars), and never made a single payment.

She tells people that she’s a nurse when she barely even finished high school. She also often makes up extravagant and potentially damaging lies, all of which she believes she’ll never be caught for. Yes, she’s a terrible person, but my dad isn’t—so when my now-adult daughter was an adolescent, my mother was allowed to spend time with her.

A few years ago, I’d lost my job, was having trouble finding employment, and had to trade in my sports car for a Sedan so that I could drive rideshare to make ends meet. My mother told my daughter and several relatives that my car had been repossessed for nonpayment. It was upsetting, but I knew just what I had to do.

I took great satisfaction in clearing by name by showing the dealership papers to my daughter, my relatives, and yes, the shrewish, lying old jerk herself as well. The aftermath was both hilarious and sad, as she tends to have a vile temper.

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42. Ready, Aim, Fire

The number of cashiers who my father demanded the manager fire because they were too slow, rang us up wrong, etc., including one they actually did. I'll never forget that girl taking her Home Depot apron off and walking away sobbing. To his credit (I guess?), my dad seemed surprised that it actually worked. He must have felt at least some level of guilt, and never did it again.

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43. A Cry for Help?

When I was in middle school, our friend group had an attention-seeking girl. She was generally alright for a middle schooler (hormonal teenage behavior aside), but we could all tell she was a bit troubled. She would lie about everything. She made up family members that didn’t exist, but she didn't even stop there.

She also tried to claim that every dark-haired, thin, female extra in a music video who only appeared for a split second was her, and all sorts of other things. For example, once she dug a huge bloody hole in her lip and claimed that her brother punched her…despite the fact that she didn't even have a brother.

One day, she started texting us about how she’s tipsy, cut her arms up, and is trying to put things like Sharpie ink into the cuts so that it would poison her and kill her. Naturally, we all panicked. One of the girls in our group decided to call the authorities, and she ended up being put in some sort of a mental hospital for a while.

When she came back, she was super mad at us and refused to speak to any of us. I guess she didn’t get the reaction she wanted? She showed no physical signs of the kind of self-harm she claimed to have done to herself, either.

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44. Peskier Than a Mosquito

My little brother is a few years younger than me. He used to come into my room to harass me all the time and my parents never allowed me to have a lock. He was around 10 when I started propping a piano stand under my doorknob to keep people out. Little brother pushed the door and the piano stand was at the knob.

I ignored it before all I heard was the loudest BANG followed by a huge THUD. I opened the door to see him lying on the floor, holding his face, and crying. Apparently, he decided that he could break down my door like in the movies by throwing himself against it after running from down the hall. But it gets worse...

My dumb brother didn’t just throw his shoulder or kick it. He threw his entire body against it like a squirrel going for a tree. Arms and legs out, face first. I got blamed for it, but it was worth it. Only time I ever laughed that hard at his expense again was when he tried to pass gas into my room, only to soil himself in the process.

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45. Not the Right Time to Act out

This kid started yelling and screaming purely in an annoying and antagonistic way during a school lockdown drill. We had no idea it was a drill and the kid is just banging on walls and yelling “HEY WE’RE IN HERE WE’RE IN HERE!!!” as other students are in the corner and girls are crying because they truly believed this kid was going to get them shot.

The teacher and student aides were trying to restrain him and a friend of mine (again, still under the impression this was real) literally stood up to go punch his lights out to shut him up just as the drill ended and it was revealed to be just a drill. Had the announcement come a few seconds later, that kid would have gotten knocked the heck out.

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