This happened when I was 16 years old and just got my drivers' License. My parents had me run to the store to pick up some groceries. I stopped by my friend's house on the way back home for maybe 5 minutes to show him I got my license and I was out driving alone. It was a really fun moment in the life of a 16 year old.
My stepmom Mary Ann freaked out. "We did not give you permission to drive to Bill's house! We told you to go to the store and that is ALL!" I told Mary Ann and my dad that they had let me drive to Matt's house the day before, so I didn't think it was a big deal.
They went unreasonable and laid down the unbendable rule that set up the Malicious Compliance. "You are not allowed to drive anywhere we do not give explicit permission for you to drive. Period, end of sentence. Just because you were allowed to do it previously does not ever give you permission another time. Ever."
Fast forward three days later. My 13 year old stepsister has been a jerk to me all day, and I'm sick of her BS. She goes quiet for about 30 minutes and then comes out all sticky sweet. "Hey Brian, it's time to take me to ballet."
I have taken her to ballet 3 days a week since I got my license. It's basically one of my chores. But I see my opportunity to say "Screw you!" to all three of them at once. "Sorry, Tina. I'm not allowed to take you to ballet. The parents didn't tell me to take you, and I don't want to get in trouble!"
She screams, she cries, she begs, she threatens. She calls her mom and leaves a message. She calls my dad and leaves a message. Just like Steve Miller says, "Time keeps on slippin', into the future." I'm not sure I'm brave enough to hang on to the bitter end and actually go through with it. I'm shaking, but I know I've got them dead to rights. No call back from the parents and the clock goes on past the start of her class.
Stepmom comes home and Tina runs to meet her. "Tina, what are you doing here? You're supposed to be at ballet!"
I hear Tina tell her rendition of the story, leaving out how miserable she had been, and they go back and forth. Mary Ann comes pounding down the hall and yells (as God is my witness) "You just wait 'til your FATHER gets home!" I had to stifle a laugh because I never really believed people actually said that.
An hour later Dad comes home and the TWO of them go running out to meet him and tell him how horrible I was. I wait in my room for the hammer to fall. About 10 minutes late... keep reading on reddit ➡
What's even more funny is that the participant cannot back down once selected, as it is bound by a magical contract, and apparently you could put a friend's name in and he could be selected against his will.
I read the book a long time ago so have forgotten if the rules were any different there. I'm rewatching the movie so noticed...
Edit: Thankyou for being so kind. I tried to read and reply to as many comments I could but unfortunately I might have missed many too. I sent the recipies to the people who had asked for it but if I missed out on any, please message me so I could share :)
My neighbour, lets called her Linda is a single mother of a sweet little 7 year old boy called Ben. Linda and I are always cordial to eachother in the hallways but I don’t know much about her.
Day before yesterday, Linda asked me whether I could watch Ben the next day for a few hours as she had an important meeting and couldn’t find a babysitter and I agreed. Now, she wasn’t paying me, it’s just a favour and I didn’t expect her to pay me.
The next day, when she dropped off her kid, she gave me his lunch: vegetable sandwich and orange juice and told me not to give him any candies and that he is allergic to almonds.
Ben and I played video games and watched TV and had fun that day. For lunch, I made myself roti and brinjal sabzi. Ben asked me whether he could take a bite from my lunch and then he ended up loving it and ate 2 rotis. I was happy to see him gulp all that up but unfortunately, he was full from the rotis so he barely ate his sandwich.
That evening, Linda picked up her son and thanked and left. After a while, she came back and seemed pretty mad at me. She told me that I had no right to force feed her son ethnic food and God knows what’s in it. She said that she was trying to transition her son into the vegan lifestyle and I just sabotaged it from giving him food she has never even heard off. I tried explaining her that what he ate is completely vegan-friendly and is very healthy and needless to say yummy, orelse Ben wouldn’t have ate it all by himself but she was in no mood to listen. She was saying something about how my food would have been so spicy that it could cause her son to fall sick. I am worried now. I felt that Ben enjoyed his lunch and he never complained about it being spicy and all but could he really fall sick? Linda called me an AH for feeding others kids without the parents permission and I kinda feel like one idk am I though?
Ok heres another story since allot of you are liking my entitled grandma stories
As you already know, I used to live with my grandma when I was 21 (I'm 27 now and out of that place) in which she hid my laptop and threw away my food that I bought
Well in this one is a more entitled than the last. I went back from work and arive home. I go to the mail box and didn't find any mail, when I get inside I see my grandma opening mail this is the encounter
ME: grandma what are you doing?
EGM: I'm opening mail (with scissors)
Me: (noticing thats my mail) thats my mail you can't do that, give it to me
EGM: there are no secrets in this home.
Me: (tries to snatch the mail from her)
EGM: (uses her scissors to try to stab my hand) Dont you dare!! What are you hiding?
ME: are you crazy? I'm not hiding anything thats my mail and thats my privacy
EGM: there's no such thing in this house now try that again and ill stab you (she says threatening with the scissors)
Me: (gives up and walks away)
30 minutes later she comes in my room
EGM: What did you spend 150$ on?
Me: thats non of your business. how do you know that?
EGM: i saw your bank statements and don't talk to me like that. Or ill kick you out right now. What did you spent 150$ on?
Me: on that speaker omg. Just leave me alone. You're not even supposed to read that
(I bough a big JBL speaker for 150$ sale from the original 300)
EGM: why would you spend so much for a stupid speaker that looks like a Coca-Cola can its ridiculous. And like I said before there are no secrets here
Me: because I want to, just leave me alone
EGM: stop spending money on unnecessary things thats why you can't be independent
She leaves in a huff throwing the mail in my bed all opened. I started crying in anger as I started to realize the mistake I've done for moving there.
There more stories about her and ill keep telling them later on when I have the time on this reddit.
Hi everyone, I recently executed a bit of malicious compliance that I thought I'd share with you.
During Covid we haven't been able to regularly access our office and have instead had to work from home. Most of my team are field based anyway so it hasn't been a huge problem. Next to our main office is a workshop/storage area that is managed and accessed only by my team. We use this to store equipment and materials and carry out some work in there. Typically one or two team members will be there each day though it could be as many as five. If staff are collecting and dropping off equipment they might need two or more visits per day.
On the rare occasion we do need to go into the main office we have to get permission from a director. We would normally do this a few days in advance once we had a piece of work that required access. Without this permission, security won't let us in.
As the offices are in a city centre location parking is expensive but our employer will provide it in our own secure car park. To access this car park again you also have to email for permission.
At some point someone noticed that staff were requesting parking in the car park but not access to the main building. I was asked about this by the facility manager as there was a concern that people were trying to get free parking for personal errands and not work.
I explained that staff were carrying out work or collecting equipment from the store and I'd given them permission. I was told that this was unacceptable and only our director could give permission to access buildings. I decided the best way to prove my point was with a little malicious compliance. I did a few checks and saw that there was an almost immediate opportunity.
I instructed my staff that they weren't to access the workshop/store unless they had permission. I said that I knew it was ridiculous but I had a plan and everything would be sorted within a week. I also told them that for the next few days we would be catching up with all our mandatory training and odd jobs. I told staff if any requests for work came in to ask the customer to call back later in the week and I would delay any new jobs being allocated for a few days (this all happened on the Tuesday). Wednesday and Thursday were spent catching up on boring admin and e-learning and then Friday arrives. I allocate jobs to staff and advise my team that if they need access to the workshop/store then they must email for permission and entering without consen... keep reading on reddit ➡
I’m 17 weeks pregnant, went for a private scan yesterday and bought a gender reveal balloon and popped it on FaceTime to both sets of grandparents to find out we’re having a boy! He called his grandparents and told them, I messaged my close friends and family. I knew he hadn’t told his uncles and auntie. Didn’t think much of it.
So obviously first thing I’ve done today is buy some cute little baby onesies, my own mum was desperate to post something on social media about her first grandson.
So I posted a picture of the onesie with the ultrasound, within the first minute of it being up my partner said he hadn’t told everyone yet so I asked him if he wanted me to take it down. He said no. Que to his mum messaging me saying her family shouldn’t have to find out through social media???
I’m sorry since when do I have to ask for permission to post about my child? Like are people that arsed about the genitals of my child that I need to inform everyone in person?
Now she’s messaging me telling me that my poor DH is stressed about work tomorrow so I should’ve waited??? He told me not to bother deleting it.
Sorry your neighbours grandmas dog had to find out through social media but fuck that noise
Me and my fiancee (22m & 23f) had our baby girl Thalia and she just turned 9 months old. Everyone in our family has been coming around more to see her. Two months ago we stopped talking to my parents after they pulled some shit. We basically decided it was gonna be up to Thalia when she older if she wants to get her ears pierced. Tbh I was never into the idea of it being done as a baby when they can’t consent, like my fiancée parents pierced her ears when she was a baby and she always hated wearing earrings. Still doesn’t wear any.
Just like every other parent that was our decision not to do it to her while she’s a baby. My parents didn’t shut up about it for a while saying “she’d look so cute.” But we told them already no and that’s our answer. When they babysat for us once they got one of my mom’s friends to do it and we were fucking pissed they went behind our backs. We stopped talking to them after that for disrespecting our decision. Everyone was saying we were making a big deal and we can’t cut them out their granddaughters life over something like that.
So we decided they’re allowed to only see Thalia when one of us is around and they won’t be left alone with her. That’s where everyone is still saying we’re being massive a-holes because we’re still punishing them over something that’s not a big deal and we’re treating them like children. Even my fiancées parents think that only letting them have supervised visits is too much and they should be allowed to babysit or have Thalia at their place alone like before. We’re still not wanting to change our minds on our conditions so it’s pinning everyone against us. Are we being assholes that we just don’t trust them alone with her and rather one of us be there always?
I (18M) live at my grandma's place right now, and earlier I was out to work out. When I arrived, I saw that my cousin (29F) visited grandma. After greeting her, I went to my room upstairs, and I was horrified to see her son (8, has ADHD and mild autism) inside it. He's playing with art materials! And on top of that, the oil pastels were all over the floor, broken. He also used my sketch pad, putting some harsh lines on top of my previous sketches.
So I got furious about it. I carried the kid to his mom and angrily told my cousin about what happened. But rather than apologizing about it, she's like, "I'll just pay it back", which made me angrier, so I called her irresponsible mom right straight to her face. This also upsets her, and even began saying I'm overreacting and I should stop "acting like a woman" because I'm not.
Anyway, our grandma made us stop. She reprimanded me for being disrespectful to an older cousin. My dad (he lives next door) also agreed with her, saying it's just a sketch, and it's not like I'm a top-class artist either. On top of that, like my cousin, I also have ADHD, so I should be more understanding to him since we share the same problem.
I just became silent, even though I'm still furious about it.
"on Wednesday introduced a new section that says the social video app “may collect biometric identifiers and biometric information” from its users’ content. This includes things like “faceprints and voiceprints,” the policy explained. " - TechCrunch
Imagine all our happy dancing children beeing exposed to all this
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I have a nephew, K (6M) who's autistic. He and I are very close since I used to babysit him when he was 4-5 yrs. I recently came back to my hometown for summer break after around 6 or 7 months. So I knew he was very excited to see me.
Yesterday was my Bf's birthday so I decided to take him for a date & all. While I was leaving to pick him up I got a call from SIL about K wanting to hang out, I told her that I'm not free today & that I'll hang out with him in the next 2 or 3 days. So while I was in a long traffic jam, I called my brother to ask him if I can take K out the day after tomorrow. He said yes so I called K and told him that I'm sorry for not being free tonight & promised him to hang out. I also told him that it was my bf's birthday & he also lectured me - "oohhh you better buy flowers for him but don't take roses take orchids". So I knew he wasn't in a bad mood.
Today my SIL messaged me to forget about hanging out with K again because I prioritised my "stupid" date with my bf over a "special need child" & made him sad. She also told me that I have to take her permission too since she's the mother of the child. I told her that I took my brother's permission and she sure didn't have any problem with me babysitting her child 6 days a week for free when I too had tons of work to do. She said that it was my responsibility to do that and I'm an A-hole for using that against her.
My mum said that I should have kept my temper & not said the babysitting thing but I was irritated at her always using the " special need child" card on everyone even when It doesn't involve K.
When I run errands alone or with my sister, I always wear an oversized shirt that covers to mid-thigh. The only time I dress in clothes I love are when I am going out with my close friends who are men because I trust them to keep me safe.
Even though I cover my entire frame when I’m with my sister, men still stare, gawk, catcall, etc.
I’m used to it. It’s upsetting to have to plan my entire day and outfit around where I will be rather than the hot weather of southern Mississippi but I’ve been doing it so long it’s just reality for me.
My sister is fifteen and she becomes livid when men stare at me. It’ll change her entire mood for the rest of time we’re out of the house. It infuriates her so much, she begged our mom for permission to flip off the men and yell at them.
When my sister told me this, I asked my mother about what my sister had said to her. My mom said my sister came to her crying after a trip to the grocery store with me. My sister told my mother she could tell that it bothered me despite my attempts to ignore it.
It. Broke. My. Heart. My sister cried over how strangers act around us. It upset her so much, her special sister time with me wasn’t fun. That she feels the need to protect and defend me. I’m her older sister, I’m suppose to protect her. And it destroys me to think about how this will become her future. That the reality I’m used to is the same reality she lives in and will experience.
So, to preface this, I have a pitbull breed dog. I'm well aware they don't have a great reputation, and I'm extremely careful with her. My dog, in the five years I've had her, has always been fantastic with people and happily allows them inside my house.
Anyways, yesterday while I was in bed (I work third shift and sleep through most of the day), my neighbor's kids apparently kicked a ball into my fenced-in backyard. This was around 2 p.m. I heard a knock on the door but ignored it. The knocking continued for a few minutes until I heard someone open both my security door and front door, which were unlocked. Hearing someone open my doors, I thought they were breaking in. I sat up in bed and started to (aggressively) yell asking what they were doing. My dog, who was in bed with me, took this cue and ran downstairs growling and barking. Before I could get downstairs, I heard a child screaming.
When I got downstairs, I saw my dog holding onto the hoodie sleeve of my neighbor's son. I yelled at her to drop it, and she did and went to another room. I asked the kid if he was alright, and he said he was, but he showed me his arm. Although the skin wasn't broken, he had very clear red tooth marks on his wrist.
I apologized to him and said he can't just try to walk into people's houses like that. He left, and I thought everything was alright.
About an hour later, his mom showed up at my house and told me she had called the "police, game commission, game warden and humane society" about my violent pitbull that attacks children, and that she's a menace to society who needs to be put to sleep. She also said my dog could be rabid because she attacked her son and would need to be put down and tested??
I'm terrified that because of my dog's breed, she actually could be put to sleep. Should I get an attorney? I really don't know what process to follow at this point. I won't deny that my dog bit a child, but is there any kind of "self defense" or anything since it was someone coming into my house without permission? No authorities have contacted me yet, and it's been nearly two days.
Any help would be much appreciated. I haven't been able to sleep since it happened.
Thanks in advance.
For context I’m 5’0” and have a baby face.
When I was in my early 20’s, I used to work for a bulk grocery store that had samples on the weekends. On my first few days I would walk around on my lunch to get the layout of the store. I walked up to grab a sample and the lady literally asked me if I had my parents permission to take one... it was a pretty funny blow to my self-esteem.