Have you ever looked at someone and thought, “What on earth are you doing?” It might be a decision you can’t comprehend or a hobby that makes zero sense. Either way, you’re left questioning their sanity and thinking of all the reasons they shouldn’t be doing it. Here are 10 such things people do that others think are dumb (as voted for on Reddit).
10. Accepting Promotions for No Extra Pay
“For the last 4 or 5 months about 6 or 7 different times my work supervisors/leadership have talked to me about taking a supervisor role. My wage is the same as the wage of the supervisor role they want me to take. Inconceivable.”
“At least you had a choice, I was just told one day I was a supervisor, 3 months into the place. This has happened to me more than once. I should really f*** things up on purpose.”
9. Riding a Motorbike Without Leathers
“A million things can happen so fast and there you are, sliding down the pavement leaving a meat schmear.”
“My dad was surgeon (primarily gastro-intestinal, but with a secondary specialization in trauma surgery). He used to call motorcycles “donor rockets”, because it was the easiest way to end up as an organ donor.”
“Exploring those small, tight *** caves. Extremely stupid.”
“But just think of the rewards! Deep down at the far reaches there are dank, nondescript rocks to see! Rocks! No other way to do this other than to visit any other type or part of any cave anywhere. Then there’s the glory of discovery. You could be the first to know there’s more rocks further down. And you could be famous like the great cave explorer…uh..hmm…”
7. Keeping Up With the Joneses
“Buying that shiny newer version of a thing you already have.
“Never buy new things until your’s is broken or the upgraded version is tangibly superior in ways that matter.”
6. Driving Under the Influence
“Drive after consuming alcohol. All my friends hate drunk driving and talk against it. They tell their parents that we’re smarter than them cuz of uber….and yet I seem to be the only one in my friend group who refuses to drive after having drinks at a bar/concert/friends house.”
“Someone I know has gotten in 7 accidents in 3 years, 6/7 were caused by drunk drives. If you wanna be AWAY from drunk drivers just don’t drive too much at night.”
5. Forgiving the Wrong People
“Forgiving people who are totally unapologetic unchanging abusers. Nope.”
“You know what’s more annoying? A person that tries to convince you to forgive someone just because “he’s a family/relative,” even if they totally don’t know what horrible things the offender did to you.”
4. Free Solo Climbing
“I don’t care how long you’ve been climbing, climbing without ropes is incredibly stupid.”
“So many renowned free soloists have died from a fall. I’m all for doing what you love, but watching documentaries about these other-worldly free climbers and then hearing about their deaths is just sad.”
3. Big Expensive Weddings
“What a waste of money, time, and the stress! Don’t forget about the stress.”
“There’s a stat somewhere showing that the more money a couple spends on their wedding, the shorter their marriage is likely to be.”
“I fully understand wanting or needing to have a small, frugal wedding and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. But I don’t think there’s anything wrong with spending money you can afford to spend on a once in a lifetime experience with everyone you love.”
2. Pursuing Social Media Likes At All Costs
“Doing “dumb” s*** for tiktok likes.”
“Trying to get internet points in general I’d say.”
“SO many grown a** adults making complete spectacles of themselves for attention. It would be more laughable if it wasn’t so desperately pathetic.”
“You are paying to get cancer.”
“Seriously don’t understand how people do it. It reeks so bad I can’t stand to even be around it in open air.”
“Health hazards aside…You’re literally burning money. I saved thousands of dollars a year when I quit. And back then a pack was three fold cheaper than it is today.”
Can You Think of Any Others?
Are there other things you see people do that make you stop and scratch your head? Any jobs you can’t understand, habits you think should be outlawed, or other life choices that make you question the way the world’s going? Drop a comment to let us know!
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