The older I get, the more I realize that the world is a very sinister place.

Things seem to exist just to mess with us and make our days a little bit more difficult.

What a cruel existence…

So, what exists only to mess with us?

AskReddit users shared their thoughts on this subject.

1. No….No!

“YouTube recommendations.

No, I don’t want to see that video again.

No, I don’t want to see videos from that channel, I’ve already ignored a dozen similar ones.

Still no.”

2. Little devils.


They look cute. You cuddle with them for a few hours.

And then they bite you.

And then you do that for years until they pass away.

And then when they pass away you cry.

They successfully emotionally manipulate you”

3. Useless!

“Wasps, gnats, mosquitos, bedbugs.

They’re all useless in the animal kingdom and if they stopped existing the world would not notice a negative effect.”

4. Drives me insane.

“People who refuse to go a single mph faster than the speed limit.

And then the guy right next to them in the other lane doing the same thing.”

5. Could go either way.

“Door handles.

It’s a gamble on whether it’s push or pull and you still get it wrong many times.”

6. Very divisive.


The world would be so much simpler if humanity didn’t believe in magic fairies.”

7. Kind of messed up.

“Hostile design in public areas.

Literally the only reason for it to exist is to make homeless people even more miserable by depriving them of a place to sleep.”

8. That’s too bad.

“Poison oak.

Only humans are allergic to it.

Other animals frolic in it, especially your dog which you then snuggle and now you’re miserable for a month.”

9. Try that again.

“USB cables.

And before you say no, ask yourself whether you have EVER gotten it right on the first try, because you have not.”

10. What’s the point?

“Daylight Savings Time.

It’s basically the government telling you to f**k up your biological clock and have a sh**ty Monday just to see if you’ll do it.

The pure capricious nature of it discourages most people from even inquiring about the “or else” for a whole year.

They just conform. It’s diabolical!”

11. Cruel.

“Sugar free gummy bears.

It seems like their only purpose is to lure innocent victims into having more than the serving amount (which is like 4), and then having their intestines tort**ed later.”

12. Pretty annoying.

“Silent letters in words.

Especially the word queue.

Motherfu**er is five letters long and four of them are silent.”

13. Not a bad idea.

“The tipping system in US restaurants…

Just include it into the price of the dish and divide it among all the employees!”

14. Filing taxes.

“In the US, filing taxes.

Most people only receive a w-2 form, and 1099-int, maybe a couple other forms. All those forms are sent to the US government as well.

This means the government generally knows your income. Yet you still need to file it yourself. It technically possible for the US government to send you a filled out tax form which asks you, “is this correct?”.

Instead, tax preparation companies lobby to prevent that from happening because if that did happen, they would lose their income.

Each time you pay for tax preparation software, or a tax preparer, you are giving money indirectly to lobbyists that do not ever want filing taxes to be simple.”

15. NO!

“The ads that have the X inside the ad.

So that when you click to close it, it takes you to the linked site.”

16. Pointless.


They have no ecological benefit and target only humans, almost exclusively just when the human hosts are sleeping, armed with natural anticoagulants and painkillers for enhanced, stealthy blood-sucking.”

17. Ouch.

“I know they weren’t meant to and once had a reason to exist, but by now: Wisdom Teeth.”

18. Well, on that note…

“Time. You lose it constantly and can’t get it back.

You get older and older and uglier and uglier until your a shell of your former self.

Then die and rot in the ground.”

19. Leave me alone!

“Robocalls about your car’s extended warranty.

I get these several times a week.

I don’t even own a car!”

20. Not a fan.


Wasn’t even that long ago that a study proved that you could wipe them all out and it would not actually negatively impact ecosystems as much as previously thought and there is now a real effort to exterminate every last one of the bloodsuckers.”

21. Thoughts on this one?

“Credit Scores.

Used to be that the bank would do their due diligence on loan applications before offering terms that made sense for each person.

Now they’ve constructed a huge system where missing one bill payment can f**k you over and paying down debt early is can be interpreted as a bad thing.

The idea in principle isn’t so bad, but the way it’s implemented is stupid and unwieldy and mistakes are far too hard to correct.”

22. Sent from Hell.


Now I hear you saying to me oh but wait printers are so useful. Nope. They were all sent from hell to haunt us. Office printers are bad, home printers are worse. They never work, need 300 different drivers you have to get off the website, oopsies we don’t make that one anymore.

Oh no, the ink we gave you was a trial size, guess what a**hole no stores sells the bastard random number your printer needs, but you can buy this replacement for 60 bucks that will print maybe 2 pages properly.”

23. Can be maddening.

“Our tax system. In the U.S. anyway.

Most places don’t have such confusing taxes. Usually it’s just a bill that comes that you gotta pay. This is very possible and doable in America. In fact in the past twenty years both a Democrat and a Republican’s on two separate occasions proposed a bill that would simply taxes so literally anyone could do it.

The problem is that would cost a lot of accountants some jobs. So, America, in it’s never dying love of retaining jobs that have no reason to exist outside of providing work, has never implemented a more simple tax system.

That and H&R Block spends millions of dollars every year to make the tax code more complicated so people will have to relay on some big company to do it for them.

And yet another example of a big giant company purposefully making the government incompetent so that they can replace the government and charge citizens to do what you legally have to do every year.”

24. Just end it!

“Junk paper mail in the physical mailbox. From the same companies constantly.

Capitol One, Discover, American Express. And certain ones have a thick card stock insert so you will pay more attention to it. Constant mailers from local realtors. Companies always pitching term life insurance. Etc etc etc. Tricking you to think it’s a tax form. Tricking you to think it’s official government business.

All junk mail needs to go away. All of it goes straight to the paper shredder and that also takes up a lot of time to deal with.”

25. Annoying.

“Products designed in such a way that they are impossible to repair

Power tools, all consumer electronics, appliances, cars, tractors, agricultural machines, trucks. Anything with a bearing or a microchip anything you can imagine buying and using is well on its way to becoming the exclusive property of the people who sold it to you. Forever. This forecast brought to you in the year 2021.

Fu**ing with people in such a way in order to make money is perhaps the worst outcome of capitalism. The subtle manipulation of what it means to own something by corporations is the worst thing that has ever happened to society.

It makes me feel a rage beyond words because the unrepairable item is by definition something that only exists to f**k with you.”

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