When The Secret Came Out, Everyone Lost Their Minds
“A few years ago, my friend threw a big party at the house she shared with three guys. Everyone who lived in this house was in a relationship, and all of them had been friends since they were about 11. The morning of the party, it emerged that a few days before one of the guys had taken advantage of another guy’s girlfriend.
At the party, everyone was trying to keep this down low because only three people knew. I was told that the guy in question couldn’t come because he was ill and went to stay at home for a day or two. The entire story came out at about 2 am. Everyone was screaming, tears everywhere, so many punches were thrown, and the guy who did it wasn’t even there. The house was wrecked completely. It ended at like 4 am with me and a couple of other people just sitting on the steps eating the cupcakes someone brought staring at the mess.
That party (and the events leading up to it) completely destroyed a friend group. The guy that did it maintains that it was mutual. The girl it happened to maintains he tried to violate her. The four people that lived together divided down the middle and haven’t spoken to the other two since they moved out three weeks after the party.”
Cake With A Side Of Depression
“I was working at a crappy company a long time ago in December, and we found out suddenly that our whole division was getting laid off days before it happened.
Most of us knew it was happening a day before the year-end party which would be our last working day before the holidays and then we wouldn’t be coming back. We were all bummed, so our manager came in with a Christmas cake. He was going to be laid off, too. He said, ‘So, at least we should have a cake to celebrate the season?’ We all kind of agreed, but with broken spirits. But he didn’t have plates or spoons or knives or even napkins.
We all just had to scoop out a bit of cake with our hands and just eat it. All the while, a cloud of sadness hanging over us. It was quite depressing.”
They Had To Make Due With The Guests They Had
“My fifth-grade year, the nerdiest kid in my class sent out invitations to almost everyone in our grade.
His mom had planned a huge pizza party and had strung streamers and decorations everywhere, and we were going to go to Laser Tag after. I was the first one to show up, so we ate some gummy worms and watched Digimon while we waited for everyone else.
No one else came. She made us wait a couple of hours before just driving us to Burger King and taking us home to play Nintendo.
So, all in all, it was actually a pretty awesome party because, you know, Burger King and Digimon and Nintendo. I even got to take home three treat bags after the fact, and probably would have taken more but wanted to look polite and not like a candy-addicted diabetic-in-training, you know?
I would later hear from one of my other friends and a group of kids we were hanging out with that most kids had thrown out their invites or hidden them so their parents wouldn’t force him to go hang out with the unpopular kid.
Moral of the story: kids are not adorable bundles of innocence. Kids are awful.”
They Absolutely Ruined Canada Day
“I went to a Canada Day 2014 celebration at the Ambassador’s residence in Vienna, Austria. I was an intern at the Canadian embassy at the time and was curious to see what it’s like celebrating your national holiday abroad. For most Canadians, Canada Day is about wearing summer clothing (preferably red/white), having a BBQ/pool party, hanging with friends and chatting about fun things like summer plans, before ultimately going to see some fireworks. Some people even celebrate Canadian culture, listening and singing along to Canadian music at their parties. This celebration was nothing like anything I’d experienced back home, I couldn’t believe what they did, it ruined my whole day.