You hear the click of your door handle. Without thinking, you hurl yourself out of your desk chair to your bed. You toss whatever it is you don't want your parents or guardians to see, back into the shoebox you've had since 4th grade, and slip it under your bed. Fast, quick, and no questions asked. So, what did you hide as a teenager?
Reddit user, u/Slowbro63s, wanted to hear the horrifying, possibly disgusting, truth when they asked:
A Clucking MessGiphy
Not a teenager anymore, but a girl I was friends with freshman year of college hid a live hen in her room for over a month.
Not Even I Can Find Them
A few years ago I hid 14 beers in my room. I just found them a couple months ago.
Apparently my hiding spot was so good I forgot about them.
Be Ashamed Of Your Dreams
honestly, a dream journal.
its not really "bad" but its just kinda embarrassing, gotta burn that one of these days
I'm Using All This Duct Tape For Something Else. Honest.
My mom's birthday present.
I'm setting up a pretend murder mystery for her (she's super into True Crime stuff) and if she found any of it she would think I was a serial killer.
You Know There's The Internet, Right?
My sketch book, which contains porn drawings ¯\ (ツ)/¯
I'm technically not supposed to have any, and god forbid my sister finds it, but what would I do with it? Idek who owns the febreeze. It's contraband because my sister likes to spray it in my eyes so now nobody is allowed to have it. I've been considering moving it into the garage.
How Does It Not Smell?
Probably the present we had to buy for a random classmate in high school. It was all food that I bought. But that person wasn't at school that day so I took it back home.
We meant to give it to him later but we forgotten about it. But yeah that was 5 years ago, and it's still here. I'm pretty sure that everyone else has forgotten about it.
Keep Your Nose In CheckGiphy
One time when I was 14 I had my boyfriend over (my parents hated him) when my parents were out to dinner. I asked them too many times when they'd be home and they smelled a rat. They came home early and as soon as the garage door opened I pushed him into my closet.
My parents found me in my room, blushing furiously with my top buttoned wrong. I had dogs. He was allergic.
I was very grounded. For a long, long time.
At Least They Know About It Now...Right?
I had a porn magazine stash, it was locked in my desk drawer. I left home, forgot about it and then Mum called to say she was going to bring my stuff over and couldn't find the key to my drawer. Oh snap. It was on my keychain so I said hey don't worry about that I'll go through it next time I visit.
Couple of days later "Hey we found the spare key, I packed your stuff up and we'll be over to visit later".
She'd carefully packed up all the porn magazines in a box and didn't say anything about it. I asked her a few years later her reaction and she just laughed it off and said boys will be boys. My Mum's a true hero.
Just. In. Case.
Letters to relatives in the case something happens to me.
I'm a constant over thinker who worries about everything, so I wanted to be prepared in case someone murdered me or something. If someone found them now, they'd look like suicide notes
"It wasn't me!"
There's not much you can do when the righteous fist of the law comes down on you. Call it a mix-up, or call it a mistake, if someone's pegged you at the scene of a crime there's not much you can do but trust the justice system to prove you innocent. However, that's a gamble, and just because you've been given a "not guilty" doesn't mean the effects won't follow you for the rest of your life.
Reddit user, u/danbrownskin, wanted to hear about the times when it wasn't you, seriously, it was someone else, when they asked: