20 Delusional Things People Have Said That Just Don’t Make Any Sense (New Answers)
Knowledge is power, and ignorance is bliss. It’s impossible to know everything. Not even the most brilliant people got all the answers. We have all been misinformed and perhaps made others believe something we thought was the truth when it wasn’t. What was true today might be a lie tomorrow, and that’s the riddle of life. Yet, some things have been proven by science and long-term research or just time-tested. For example, the Earth is round, and I kid you not, flat earthers still exist.
Reddit user mouldygoldie turned to the people in the Ask Reddit community and asked, “What is the most severe case of someone being completely out of touch with reality you’ve ever seen?” Over 17k comments later, the answers did not disappoint. But before you jump to the list, let me warn you: scrolling below may cause an uncontrollable urge to facepalm and roll your eyes. You have been warned. Enjoy!
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I will never forget the man who angrily told me, a wheelchair user with no feet and no prosthetics, to go down the stairs if I didn’t want to wait for the elevator (I had been talking to my friend, and mentioned we were going to be a little late because of the huge line).
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Donald Trump saying we could perhaps inject disinfectant
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This was from a Regional manager of Starbucks, after they removed merit-based raises that could go up to a 5% increase, changed to a flat 2% increase.
When she asked if people liked the new raise plan,
I said actually no, they feel unmotivated with no reason to perform any better than just normal.
Regional manager “your staff need to realise working isn’t about money”
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Work with a girl who is a flat earther and on top of that denied the existence of space. When the topic came up and I disagreed she asked if I had ever been there… obviously I haven’t. I told her I have also never been to Japan and that does not mean it doesn’t exist.
She complained to management about my intolerance of her beliefs.
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I knew someone who unironically tried to [convince] that not only is Pokemon demonic, but they exist in real life and there are reported cases of [them] attacking and harming people
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“Do you not envy us?”
One of my guides in North Korea
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My SIL legit believes she’s a strong, independent businesswoman who owns three major businesses. She does three MLM gigs.
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An ex became really religious and I’d still talk to her sometimes. Somehow the topic of flat earth theories came up and she said she thinks it’s actually possible that it could be true. I tried to explain that we have more than enough imagery and data indicating that the earth is round, and she said it could all be planted there by Satan.
You just can’t come up with a response to that.
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In college I had a roommate from the most sheltered part of Long Island. We met an exchange student from Switzerland and I swear to god she said this in complete seriousness: “Oh wow I didn’t know people actually lived in Switzerland, I thought there were just banks there!”
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The pastor of a small town church *insisted* that members set up the parish hall and provide food and beverages for 125 people after every Sunday service, even though the average attendance was only around 20 people.
Week after week, month after month, much food would be disposed of and large urns of coffee dumped down the sink – and all because the pastor was in denial about the reality of weekly attendance.
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My cousin was spoiled and sheltered her entire childhood through college. Then her parents stupidly cut the leash without any preparation and released her into society.
She quickly got in trouble for bouncing checks all over town. My mom picked her up and asked why the hell she was writing bad checks everywhere. Turns out my cousin was under the impression that as long as you had checks in your checkbook, you had money in your account. She didn’t understand that you deposit in a number and then can spend or withdraw up to that amount.
Please teach your kids basic finance.
Note: this was like 1996 before it turns into a “who writes a check anymore” discussion.
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Parents of a 35 years old woman, who was hospitalized after suffering severe anoxic brain damage 20 years ago. She had been in the same ward since, barely conscious.
They refused to get her transferred to a more suitable facility for 20 years, saying that there’s no reason to do so: those facilities are for “lost causes”, and their daughter is going to make a full recovery, finish school, get married and be totally fine.
Working in hospitals got me quite a collection of these stories, but this one I thought was one of the saddest ones.
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A friend posted on his story that he’s tired of seeing everyone posting bad haircuts on social media. Saying that since he has “financial stability”(Forex pyramid scheme.) that if they don’t have $30 for a haircut, they need to “re-evaluate their lives.” He had no clue these people were posting at-home haircuts during a global pandemic…
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I’m fairly convinced that my current shift supervisor thinks anyone who works an overtime shift is doing it out of loyalty to the company, and not because of the 1.5x pay rate.
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My boss’s wife 28, she grew up in a wealthy family and married to a man who was 3rd generation owning the company he was in, they were a regional power, etc.
She was talking to a staff that in general – made 36K a year, mumbling about a staffer who was on his Honeymoon.
“Tennessee?! HA! Tennessee?!” She looked around the room for everyone to join in. “My GOD! How did she agree to that? We did Hawaii and that was *least* I told him was acceptable.”
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My ‘friend’ stole my card information and bought loads of expensive stuff. I asked her if it was her before reporting it, knowing that a) she was going through a tough time and I wanted to give her a chance to make it right and b) that I could be in trouble for conspiracy to fraud if I reported it and they believed I’d got stuff delivered to my friend to claim fraud for the money back. She said no, I thought someone else had done it so I reported it.
When she got arrested she said she didn’t think ‘they’d take the fraud thing so far’. She thought you could just call up banks to get the money back and they wouldn’t investigate.
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My brother told me “I’m avoiding Asian people if I see them on the street or anything. You know, for safety because of the coronavirus.” He’s Asian. OUR ENTIRE FAMILY IS ASIAN.
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I knew a girl who cheated on her boyfriend. When he found out, he broke up with her. She said “you can’t break up with me, it has to be mutual.”
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I had a customer come into my office to rent a car. Said she had a reservation for a car, she didn’t. Told her our deposit structure and she SLAMS a $20 bill on the counter and exclaims that’s enough for a deposit. I politely tell her it doesn’t cover her minimum rate. She then proceeds to ask what rank in the military I am. Completely confused, I tell her I am the manager and that has nothing to do with our policy. Then she says she out-ranks me and I was disobeying a superior’s orders. I kicked her out and she threatened to deport me…a completely white Chicagoan male adult. I couldn’t even be mad at her lunacy.
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I met a lady who thought that High Fructose Corn Syrup was a conspiracy by the OIL INDUSTRY, to kill more people so that their bodies would be cycled through the earth in order to produce more oil.
Y’know. The oil Cycle. That process that takes billions of years??
Talk about a long con.
#2 Sigh. Do we have to get into the silly Trump bashing? Medical experts told Trump that a certain disinfectant was very effective at killing covid. So he asked if it was possible to inject something like that disinfectant into a person to kill covid within their system. That doesn’t sound like an insane question to me. If it kills the virus outside the body, could not similar chemicals kill the virus inside the body? Why is that insane to ask?
#2 Sigh. Do we have to get into the silly Trump bashing? Medical experts told Trump that a certain disinfectant was very effective at killing covid. So he asked if it was possible to inject something like that disinfectant into a person to kill covid within their system. That doesn’t sound like an insane question to me. If it kills the virus outside the body, could not similar chemicals kill the virus inside the body? Many possible reasons why not, but I don’t think it’s insane to ask.
#2 Sigh. Do we have to get into the silly Trump bashing? Medical experts told Trump that a certain disinfectant was very effective at killing covid. So he asked if it was possible to inject something like that disinfectant into a person to kill covid within their system. That doesn’t sound like an insane question to me. If it kills the virus outside the body, could not similar chemicals kill the virus inside the body? I can think of many possible reasons why not, but I don’t think it’s insane.