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21 People Share Their “Point Of No Return” Moments

 

 

The night a guy I dated for years ran through the front door of our apartment sideways, yelling, “Honey I know you don’t approve of hard drugs, but I just smoked crack and it was AWESOME.”
-OriginalEmpress

Went to a friend’s birthday party as his favorite club. Found out he’d not only invited my abusive ex, but also paid for her train ticket to come up and see him. One of my good friends let me know that she was there, and the friend I rode with was like “Nope, fuck this. We’re out”, and we went back home.
-Malzun

Had been telling my boss that there was an error on the website that I cannot fix because I don’t have the permissions. I mention this several times to him. It would take him one phone call to get it straightened out, btw. The owner notices this error. Not only calls me out in front of the whole department about not caring about my job and taking advantage of his kindness, but also makes it a point to tell me I should thank my boss for having my back. It was the last straw placed on a huge pile of awfulness. I quit the next day.
-badtzbun

Montgomery , AL, two years ago driving down south with my girlfriend. 3 am gas stop while she’s asleep, walk in to prepay. As I walk out, see a huddle of crackwhores taking hits and handing their money to their pimp who’s dressed in the whole 70s era pimp suit, feathered hat and cane and all.
-IPostUnderThisAlias

Friend (24F) asked for my (23F) help to move to a new flat and promised a nice dinner as payment. I drove the car she had borrowed, lifted all the heavy stuff, helped her until way after dark. She made dinner, which turned out to be $1 canned tomato soup. When time came to return the car, she left me to drive alone for 40 minutes, return the car to people I didn’t know and with no return transport in the middle of the night. My dad picked me up, and I never talked to my friend again.
-Ogfog

My ex wife. She was a drunk, and away at training to be a flight attendant. Spent ridiculous amounts of money on getting wasted as often as possible. One night we’re on the phone, argument ensues (because she’s drunk), and she says, “I’m tired of you. You don’t do shit for me”. So I hung up, called AT&T, cancelled her cell phone, called State Farm and cancelled the insurance on her car, took all her shit out of my house and stuffed it in her car, called her parents to come get her car and told them I was done. The guy who never did shit for her, except pay for literally everything, actually stopped doing shit.

In the end, like 3 months later she got fired for failing to show up to work because… well, she was drunk.
-bitNine

I worked EMS in Dallas for ten years. Dallas is pretty safe during the day. But, holy shit. That place turns into Detroit after dark…

I was on a 3am food run at Walmart in North Richland Hills. Some lady stopped us and asked us if we document the spirits from our dying patients….
-iamlikewater

Cutco. A friend and I went to go interview for a summer “job” that some random guy invited us to on our college campus. Five minutes in we realized something about this interview was off (who does group interviews anyways)? But we were too nonconfrontational to do anything about it. Ten minutes after that, after the “we’re not a pyramid scheme, we’re just, uh…vertical marketing!” spiel, someone got up and left, and we followed. Fuck MLMs.
-Piano9717

Fight broke out in front of me in a restaurant. Was still hungry.
-Cosmicboob

A group of friends and I were invited to an off-campus house party and walked into a completely silent house with a bunch of dudes (all of us minorities) sitting in the living room, using the floor since the couches had been packed. The host and the rest of his frat buddies started handing out paperwork and applications so we could join their fraternity.

No, sir. We bailed.
-FinAdartse

A couple of months ago I was at oak point park in Dallas Texas late evening and I thought I heard a kitty mewing in the woods so I went into the woods to find it just in case it was someone’s pet. I got pretty close to where the sound was originating from and it stopped. I waited a couple of minutes and didn’t hear anything and then I took a piss and was about to head back. While I was draining the lizard, I got a really horrible feeling and I noticed out of my peripheral vision some figure watching me from about twenty feet away in a clearing of dead fallen trees. I turned towards him and in the dim light I noticed he was at least half naked and very discheveled. He then meowed at me and I took off still pissing the opposite direction.
-Illnessofthenight

When a co-worker violently punched a dent into a freezer when I told him to shut up, after months of him harassing me…

And I was reprimanded!

The director got a nice report after that, and he was fired two weeks later.
-Remarkable_Arm

I scuba dive a lot in Key Largo where reef sharks are common (reef sharks are small for sharks and mostly scavengers – not aggressive.) One day I lucked into a naturally occurring baited shark dive.

There were 7 sharks in a holding pattern waiting for a snapper which was bitten and hiding. I was excitedly in the middle, getting some nice pictures.

I noticed a couple of them acting a bit squirrely, but wasn’t too fussed about it.

As one of the larger ones took its patterned route past me, it suddenly did a 180 and charged me.

Man, it’s easy to forget how fast and powerful they are when they want to be! I held up my camera rig to fend it off, but it made a hard turn at the last moment. Only its pectoral fin actually touched.

I was very much “Fuck this, I’m out” at that point and went to watch from the top of the reef with other divers.

I learned a couple of things though: How to better distinguish between reef sharks and small bull sharks and that just being present around potential food source is considered provoking them.
-aqualang26

Lived in the upper Midwest for a while, one winter it didn’t get above -20F for 3-4 weeks. After my car broke down 4 miles from home in 30mph winds I said that was it, I’m out.
-yesireallyamthatdumb

I had a scary interaction with a panhandler that was really aggressive and trying to get into my car. I had to go into a store and ask for help. So a few weeks later another was panhandler staggering toward me trying to get my attention a few weeks later saying, “Excuse me sir.” I sorta panicked and said it out loud and walked away as fast as I could.

He cursed at me a little bit, but fuck that.
-Ohsoeasy

My 36 year old brother verbally abusing me on Christmas Eve. Again. I’m 31.

We’re too old for this shit!
-cryfreeedom

My friends and I were hiking in a secluded area in Maine one summer, just messing around and making a lot of noise. We stumbled upon what looked like an abandoned campsite, trash everywhere, and a deskchair set on some rocks. We took a lot of the trash and the chair with us. We where wheeling the chair down the path when we saw a stream off to the left, and wandered over to it. We spent probably 5 minutes looking at the stream. When we returned to the path the chair was gone. We hadn’t heard anything. We left very quickly.
-smokesquares

Finally became self employed – said fuck this I’m out to my old soul crushing jobs.
–erose

Went to a borderline abandoned mall in my town and started exploring one of the abandoned restuarant. Got inside, walked into the back where it was dark, noticed the words “GET OUT” written in red on the wall, turned around and walked straight out.
-AcuteGryphon655

When my mom’s water broke.
-swc26

 

 

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