Life will always through us curveballs. You can prepare and prepare and prepare to a fault but things will still go awry. It's how you handle yourself in those moments that matter. We must have a mantra, a count to ten mini-break, whatever can get you over the hurdle that the situation you planned meticulously has blown up in your face. But you can be saved.
Redditor u/OvertOperation needed to find some ways to avoid stress by asking... What "you know what, just to be safe..." thing you did ended up saving your ass later?
Say that again and it'll be the last thing you say!
There are just some words that when grouped together can set my blood aflame! When giving important life advice or trying to soothe the emotions of others or stressful situations, banal syllables are not the way. We should try to give more than just the menial "it'll be ok," or "life has a way of working out" rote responses. We all have go-to responses but often we need to find or hear something better.
Redditor u/ANDTurner1 wanted to hear what classic phrases we're all tired of hearing... What is a saying or phrase that pisses you off the instant you hear it?
I only see ashes...
Nobody wants to be cruel outright but sometimes life just calls for it. In moments when we don't know what to say, when we're at a loss for words we use language facades. We all do it and we've all been on the receiving end of it. It can actually be a true social talent to mask you disdain in compliment. And sometimes it's just straight up rude.
Redditor u/Innsmouth_Resident wanted some people to share their thoughts on humor they thought was appropriate but maybe wasn't.... they asked.... What are some things that sound like compliments but are actually insults?
I did something fun. Just saying.
We should all be proud of the times in life we get it right; no matter what "it" is. It's too easy just focus on the negative and everything we believe we've done wrong on the daily. And yes often people will be jealous of our accomplishments or they are personal wins few will understand. But damned if I'm not going to shout them from the rooftop.
Redditor u/The_B_Brain wanted everyone to let loose and reveal their pride asking... What's your greatest accomplishment that you can't bring up in normal conversation?
And the Oscar goes to...
It's award show season time and everybody has started placing bets. Hollywood is gearing up for it's most favorite time; Oscars, Grammys and Golden Globes... Oh myyy! And as much as live viewership has ebbed and criticism has ravaged many of these shows we still love them. We love them mostly because they always provide us with the best of Hollywood crazy. You know you love it.
Redditor u/ody225y wanted us all to discuss some of our favorite, crazy tv moments asking.... What moment at a broadcasted award ceremony like the Oscars, Emmys, etc is the funniest or most memorable?
Go ahead Piano Man....Giphy
At the Grammys, Frank Sinatra won a lifetime achievement award and then he was played off during his speech. This pissed Billy Joel off such that he paused for close to a minute during his performance of "River of Dreams" later on in a show. He just looked at his watch (maybe just a bare wrist?) and said "Valuable ad time just ticking by..." astrakhan42
Thank you Christine Lahti!
Wasn't there a time Robin Williams took to the stage because who ever won was in the bathroom? I want to say a golden globe or something. Maybe Emmy? Irish_Beebe
When Steve Harvey messed up the Ms Universe contest. Marasmous
Smells Like Teen Spirit!
1992 MTV awards, Nirvana on stage, bassist throws his bass way up into the air and it comes back down and smacks him in the head.
David Niven was presenting at the 1974 Oscars when a man streaked across the stage. Niven's response was classic:
"Well, ladies and gentleman, that was almost bound to happen... But Isn't it fascinating, to think that probably the only laugh that man will ever get... is by stripping off and showing his shortcomings." AnnOrZ
Who are you?
Few people remember it (aside from sound people) but when Alan Splet (sound designer for Black Stallion) won an Oscar in 1979, he didn't attend the ceremony.
So host Johnny Carson made a running joke out of how Splet was running late and was almost to the venue— a joke Carson kept going all night. It turned a pretty private unknown sound technician into a household name. completelyillogical
John Travolta introducing Idina Menzel as "the wickedly talented Adele Dazeem" is a personal highlight of mine. KPC82
Then the next year she returned the favor calling him Glom Gazingo and he caressed her face for about 30 seconds. I think the 2014 Oscars were pretty memorable. lol. kittycatdude
A start to finish mess!
Is no one going to mention the Oscars that was hosted by James Franco and Anne Hathaway? Just, the entire thing. usernamesarehard9099
"Everyone is gonna make fun of James Franco for the Oscars, it's obvious. Everyone was saying James was dead up there! But I think that was Anne Hathaway's fault. I mean, f**k her for trying, like, at all! How dare she attempt in some way to entertain the millions of people trying to escape their lives for a few hours. I commend you, James." fzw
One of the most heartwarming was when Marketa Irglova won (with Glen Hansard) for Best Song - "Falling Slowly" from Once - and she got cut off before she could speak. After the commercial break, the host, Jon Stewart, announced that they were going to let her back on to finish her speech. It was so nice that she got her moment! TravelsWithMyself
In the 2005 oscars, Jeremy Irons was presenting the award for live action short when a bang was heard from backstage (someone later said a microphone over a piano wasn't muted before moving the piano). Either way, Irons, without missing a beat, and with his usual dry wit quipped "I hope they missed." I can't seem to find the video but his tone was perfect and had me cracking up. InSearchOfSubstance
You are no friend of mine!
Sometimes people just have to go! They have to be eradicated from your life. Toxicity in human form disguised as a friend is a fatal trap. You have to save yourself. People ebb and flow through one another's lives for a reason, for life lessons. And often over time relations run their course. Never be afraid to move on, it's healthiest for everyone involved.
Redditor u/CanIBorrowAFeelingx wanted some people to open up and discuss how they've been betrayed by asking.... What's the worst thing a "friend" has ever done to you?