Category: Friends


Your Impression Of China Is Cartoonish

| Toronto, ON, Canada | Friends

(I and a friend are sitting around, watching a popular kids cartoon about a girl and her friends learning how to solve issues. Please note that the show is taking place in China.)

Me: “Wow, I wonder why the ants are so large? They’re probably as big as a tarantula! ”

Friend: “It’s probably because it’s in China.”

Me: “I love how your first thought is because it’s Chinese, and not because it’s a cartoon.”



| USA | Friends, Popular, Siblings

(My sister and I are walking home from the store. As we’re walking, a car drives by and throws a cup of liquid at us. Since I’m closest to the street, I’m the only one who gets hit, and I freeze in confusion and fear.)

Sister: “What happened? Are you okay?”

Me: “Those guys just threw water on me! At least, I hope it’s water!”

Sister: *immediately livid* “They’re lucky they were in a car, or I would have kicked their a**es!”

Me: *near tears* “This is worse than being honked at.”

Sister: “Let’s just get home and you can change. Hopefully it was only water.”

(I was still upset when I got home and showered because I couldn’t be sure what they’d thrown on me. Come to find out, it was a couple of my sister’s friends who thought they were being funny. My sister followed through and kicked their a**es.)


Taken Steps To Ensure Understanding

, | QLD, Australia | Friends, Siblings

(My brother and his friend have to go to a sporting event in another town a few hours away from home. They drive up fairly late at night, and don’t see anyone until the next morning. In their second- or third-floor room, their toaster catches fire, so my brother runs outside and throws it off the balcony. While he’s out there, he sees the father of one of the boys who does the sport with my brother, who is a family friend.)

Family Friend: “Hey, how did you get up here?”

Brother: “Oh… there’s stairs… like in the building.”

Family Friend: “…I meant to [Town]. I understand that you would have stairs.”

(My brother proceeded to explain how they drove up late at night – and the story is now a family favourite)


That Joke Tanked

| USA | Friends, Popular, Siblings

(My sister and her friend are planning to stop by during a holiday road trip. My garter snake dies a couple of days before they arrive and I text my sister the news. Evidently, she didn’t pass it on to her buddy.)

Friend: “Hey, [My Name], why isn’t there anything in this tank?”

Sister: “OH, S***!” *runs from the room*

(Her friend, having not been informed of what was even in there in the first place, started freaking out and actually ran two blocks before she thought to come back and ask.)


Going Through A Spell Of Using Bad Words

| Vancouver, BC, Canada | Friends, Grandparents, Popular

(My best friend and I are both six years old and have just seen the first Harry Potter movie. He lives with his grandmother, who decides to take us to the park. This playground has a set of low-tech walkie talkies/cup phones where you can speak into one speaker and whoever is on the other speaker at the other side of the park can hear you and speak back. This conversation happens when I’m at one end and my friend and his grandma are at the other.)

Friend: “Hello.”

Me: “Hello, how are you?”

Friend: “Good. How are you?”

Me: “I’m fine.” *notices him waving his arms around* “What are you doing?”

Friend: “I’m casting spells.”

Me: *gibberish*

Friend: “What are you doing?”

Me: “I’m cursing!”


Friend: “My grandma says that means you’re saying bad words.”

Me: “It is bad. You’re cursed now.”

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