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15 people share their 'it can't be that easy, it was that easy' moments in life.

15 people share their 'it can't be that easy, it was that easy' moments in life.


In general, it's safest to prepare for life's hardships rather than banking on a smooth ride. Even the most privileged people face plenty of losses and bumps in the road, it's just the nature of being alive.

In lots of cases, we become so accustomed to the hardships of life we forget that some things, both big and small, can come easy.

In a popular Ask Reddit thread, people shared their 'it can't be that easy, it was that easy' moments, and they range from funny to inspiring.

1. From GhostFour:

One time I tightened my gas cap and the check engine light went off.

2. From figmaxwell:

Fixing clogged drains. Started out because my sink drain plug wouldn't stay up. Poked around under the sink and found the pop-up rod had rusted completely through and broken.

Cost me $5 for a new one at the plumbing supply store next to where I worked at the time. Took 5 minutes to figure out how to swap, and now I know how sink and shower drains come apart, which makes unclogging them simple.

Maybe it's just me, but in my brain, it seemed like that was something I'd have to call a plumber to come unclog, but it's all remarkably simple.

3. From Kelosaurus_rex:

Suing someone in Small Claims. It was surprisingly easy because my case was rock solid and I had a professionally printed document of evidence, witness statements, and precise records sent over to the court.

Meanwhile, the defendant did literally nothing but send unlabeled loose printouts of my Facebook page as her so-called evidence. It was a very quick judgment for plaintiff!

4. From Firerobe:

Worked on an almost 5 million dollar lighting rig for a concert as a junior guy on the job. We get it all plugged in and patched but none of it would turn on. All the guys were freaking out trying to figure out why.

The team collectively had about 150 years of experience. No one checked to see if the generators were turned on. I was like no way this is why but I'll just go check if the generators are good. Flipped stuff on and viola.

5. From ahjteam:

Got a salary request when applying for a job, accidentally, wrote double what I meant to write since the number keys were right next to each other. They accepted anyway.

6. From ThinkIGotHacked:

Found a 60” tv by the dumpster. Plugged it in, didn’t turn on. Looked up common problems with the model number, bought a part on eBay for $20, replaced part, had a huge TV.

7. From pendletonskyforce:

In college, the professor advertised an internship and wrote the info on the board. Out of a class of 150 students, I was the only one to apply and I fulfilled my internship requirement for graduation.

8. From IIIMjolnirIII:

Tying shoe laces. When I was a kid, no one ever managed to teach me how to tie my shoes. I remember never being able to get that last step that ties it all together and in general I suck with knots.

I would have been garbage in the boy scouts. I got into my early 20's relying mostly on velcro shoes. But one day I sat down with a pair of new shoes determined to figure it out. I put one on and tied it correctly on the first try.

I just sat there dumbfounded for a few minutes wondering how it had been that easy all along.

9. From C0nqueredW0rm:

I was recently looking for an apartment and rent in my city, like most cities currently, is outrageous.

So after three days of looking, I found this 2 bedroom apartment with a price that normally would get you a roach-infested one bedroom/studio s**thole in a bad part of town.

But these apartments look nice, they're in a good part of town, the reviews online are all positive.

I can't figure out the catch-- then I see there is a year-long wait list for this place, but I decide to go to the leasing office and after talking to the property manager, I get bumped to the top of the list for an apartment that becomes available next month.

I keep waiting for the bottom to drop out. Most people spend months looking for places in my city and they'd be paying a third more than I'm paying at a minimum for a similar place.

I looked for 3 days and found this place but I think I just got lucky and it was just that easy.

10. From captain_flak:

I had a loose hinge on my door. It kind of drove me crazy for three years, but I had no idea how to fix the wood that had been stripped.

Then I found a product on Amazon for $10 where you shove on a sleeve, break it off and then screw in the new screws. Bought two new hinges that don’t squeak. Took about 10 minutes and cost $20 and it’s no longer a problem!

Edit: Product is called Screw-It-Again. About $10 for 10 of them on Amazon.

11. From DomingoLee:

I never slept well, ever. There’s an over-the-counter magnesium supplement called “calm.” I drink a cup every night and sleep like a hibernating bear. It was that easy.

12. From ZTrev10:

Lived in Jersey and a friend invited me to a commercial audition at an NYC bar. Went because of bar. Auditioned after 2 beers. Left thinking it was a waste of time. A month later, I get a call that they want to use me for the commercial.

Director was the guy who directed the original Space Jam. I got lines and ended up in two of their commercials and got a 40k payday where I thought someone made a clerical error. Started my acting career and now a writer/director/flight attendant.

13. From dachshundaholic:

Deciding to stop dealing with my life going in no direction after leaving a career that I went to college for a decade prior. I had something in the back of my mind for a long time that I wanted to do.

I finally couldn’t take the feeling of being stuck so I applied to a local community college to take some prerequisites and started class less than 2 weeks later.

I am pretty sure I cried once I did it because the relief of finally having some direction again and felt like a weight lifted off of me. I could literally feel the change in my body once I registered.

14. From CABGX4:

Changing my bathroom faucet. I'm a 56-year-old woman that's never done any plumbing before. Turns out YouTube is a wealth of knowledge. It really wasn't that hard! I get joy every time I wash my hands knowing I did that.

15. From Karsa69420:

Drinking water. Went from having issues getting to sleep and then waking up grumpy and tired. Water has changed my life. Thought it would be super difficult to kick soda, but once I tried and didn’t give in the benefits out weight the taste.

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