As "the front page of the internet," Reddit has seen some crazy stuff. An open forum for anyone to dump whatever's on their mind (including photos of their dumps), it provides a panoramic view of the human experience in all its glory and awfulness. So for your schadenfreude fix, here are the five most depressing things we've ever read on Reddit.
1. At 7 years old, 7storiesup died during surgery, and experiencing death proved that we have nothing to look forward to.
When I was a kid I needed eye surgery a few times. The last time I, at 7, told the doctor I couldn't do it today because my asthma was acting up. The doctor ignored me and put under anesthesia regardless. I had an attack, as I fucking knew I would, while under anesthesia and my heart stopped.
I remember the anger at the doctor, and then feeling something soft on my hands upon waking up with absolutely nothing in between. I was blind when I woke up and don't remember when I regained the sight, maybe a day or two later. It may have also been really thick bandages with my eyes closed, I just remember not being able to see anything thus I latched onto the stuffie my sister or mom handed me.
It was like waking up from a deep sleep, the kind you get after a hard day at work in a nice comfy room. One moment you're just awake like someone pressed the start button on the controller that is your mind and body.
So, it doesn't hurt. The heart stopping must've hurt and the asthma attack, but actual death is painless. It isn't scary, though like all humans I do fear it. It also isn't some magical experience... you're just sleeping, except sometimes you can wake up from it, like I did, and sometimes you can't, like my daddy who died when I was a child.
It is sad though cause it's nothing... life is smelly and loud and busy and interesting and fun and colorful and death, death is absolute nothingness.
2. FartingBob said the worst possible thing to a grieving ex, but at least he feels guilty about it.
The most awful, subhuman thing that i have ever said to anybody.
So me and my ex of 2 years had just moved into a flat together.
I find out on new years eve she was cheating on me with someone from her work.
We break up, i have the shittiest month of my life, 6 months after my step dad walking out on my family to top off the depression, which led to me being demoted at work a few months later. Things were really fucking bad in fartingbobland.
2 months after this happened her dad had a nervous breakdown and committed suicide out of the blue, she was the one who found him. I was heartbroken as well, i got on really well with him.
2 months after that we had to talk because there was unpaid bills from the flat (we both moved out of it, forgot to pay the water bill). Of course we end up getting into an argument, both of us start saying things we probably shouldnt have.
She shouts at me that her new bf is a better boyfriend than i ever was and she was only sorry that i didnt walk in on them in the act.
4 months of angry, pain and frustration boil over and i scream in her face "WELL IM FUCKING GLAD YOU GOT TO WALK IN ON YOUR DAD!".
Pro tip redditers: When someone finds their parent dead in a pool of their own blood, it is not acceptable under any circumstance to shout that at them.
3. While funny at first, the story of Notthesis accidentally having sex with his wife's sister is sad, because it could basically happen to anyone after a certain amount of alcohol.
Hi, throw away account here. This happened about 2 years ago. My wife (Lets call her Rachel) and I like to take a trip to Vegas at least once every couple of years. We don't gamble much but love going to the shows and attractions. That year, her sister (Lets call her Jody) went through a nasty divorce and was depressed for a long time. My wife wanted her to come along on our next Vegas trip. I agreed and had no problem. When we were younger (Met my wife in college), her sister would tag along quite often. Whether it was off to a party or on a day trip, Jody was always cool to be around. Even though they are twins, I absolutely have no interest in her. Jody is more of a "party girl",self-fish and vein (She has plastic boobs). My wife is sweet, all natural, kind and self-less.
Fast forward to our trip to Vegas. We were all sharing a room (Double beds). After spending 4 days in Vegas, our last night, we decided to hit the casino down stairs. Jody and my wife decided to get wasted. They sit at the bar pretty much the whole time while I was hitting the blackjack tables. I ended up losing $200 bucks and decided to stop (Yeah i'm cheap).
Feeling like a loser, I decided to join them at the bar. After a few beers and shots, I completely forgot about my losses at the blackjack table. My wife and I head up first. Jody was at the bar talking to some guy. We wished her luck and headed up to our room.
By this time it was 2am and we start to stumble our way up to our room. We were pretty hammered as I had no idea where our room was. Luckily my wife found our room. Next thing you know, i'm face down on the bed out cold.
A few moments later I awake in a dark room, drunk and horny. My wife was curled up against me. I didn't hear Jody come back and figured she was having fun with the bar guy. I thought it was a good time for sexy time. I start with my smooth moves by massaging my wifes back and taking off her panties. Shes definitely in the mood as her body is shifting and moaning. She starts to get into it by grabbing my junk. Thats all it took, and I was inside of her. I'm embarrassed to say but I only last about 2 minutes (Doesn't matter, had sex)
We cuddle and I start to fondle her boobs. I notice they were quite firm and almost balloon like. In my drunken state, I immediately froze. I realized I just fucked my wifes sister. About a few seconds later the lights turn on and my wife witnesses both myself and Jody naked. Shes screaming at the at the both of us. Jody wakes up and jumps out of bed. "What the fuck is going on??" "Uh, umm, I didn't.. uh umm" I couldn't muster anything.
Whats worse is when Jody stands up, my "package of contents" starts to come out of her. My wife starts to cry and runs out the room. Jody walks to the bathroom to clean herself up.
I hurry to get my clothes on to try to catch my wife. My wife was in the lobby area bench sobbing. I try to talk to her but shes not hearing me. We eventually get back to the room. Jody tries to talk to my wife and shes not listening to her either. I end up sleeping on the floor.
The next day my wife is already up and packed. We head back home and she still doesn't say a word to me until we get to our house. She finally talks to me the next day and tells me she needs time to think about things and she packed her stuff and left for her parents house.
Fast forward to today, we are separated. Jody and I talked about the incident and I apologized to her. Me and her are cool. Even though we haven't talked since that night, she forgave me.
tl;dr - Went to Vegas with my and sister. In a drunken state, accidentally had sex with the sister. Getting divorce finalized soon.
4. The couple in Keenedge422's story are such bad people, it's embarrassing to also be a person.
Acquaintance intentionally screwed with his wife's birth control to get her pregnant, because he figured the kid would keep her busy while he's sleeping around. Turns out he genuinely loves being a dad and said the kid is the best thing that has ever happened to him.
His wife was sleeping around when he did it and there's a 50% chance the kid isn't his.
5. While Juicethebrick's story has a happy ending, it features the worst possible wedding and the worst possible brother.
I thought my sister's wedding was. Her husband got black out drunk and they got into an argument. He passed out and she ended up throwing a bucket of ice water in his face to snap him out of it. She was devastated about it.
Happy ending: He made it up to her big time. Also, he felt very out of it, even the next day. Turns out he had traces of rohypnol in his system. His own brother roofied him in hopes he wouldn't marry my sister because he wanted their own friendship to remain the same.
My brother-in-law has disowned most of his family because of this and his brother just got out of a 4 year prison sentence.