Many therapists will tell you not to let the small stuff bother you. That you should “let it go.” Continuing to dwell on life’s little injustices doesn’t change anything, and only serves to prolong your anger. And so, by letting go, you liberate yourself from unhealthy feelings.
But come on. Complaining about jerks brings us all together. When a jerk does something jerky, like farting on a crowded elevator, or elbowing a child in order to catch a t-shirt from a t-shirt cannon, are you supposed to just ignore it? For lots of us, sharing an eye roll with a bunch of strangers is the closest thing we have to a community.
Here are 15 people who witnessed an act of extreme jerk-itude, then took a picture of it and shared it with the world–which in turn gave everyone something to talk about. It would be great if jerks stopped being jerks, but maybe jerks serve a valuable purpose: they’re the glue that keeps us all together. (via Bored Panda.)
1. This jerk is the jerk all other jerks aspire to be.
2. People who can’t be bothered to find a changing table.
3. People who think they can cut the line without anybody noticing.
4. People who treat the world like their personal foot stool.
5. “She stomped all over the plants in the conservatory for Instagram photos, despite staff repeatedly telling her to stop.”
6. People who watch videos at full volume. (Or let their kids do it.)
7. People who think movie theaters magically clean themselves.
8. “My neighborhood has a ball field we pay to maintain for the kids. Someone decided to do donuts on it.”
9. People who have no respect for carbohydrates.
10. People who gridlock.
11. People who leave the toy aisle like this.
12. People who use the only fan in a hot, crowded room for…personal reasons.
13. “This kid was doing this to all the salt shakers. His Mom was on the phone the entire time.”
14. People who think trash cans are for “other people.”
15. College students are monsters, and this woman is literally a saint.
h/t: Bored Panda