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R / June 11, 2012 2:09 AM

As a little kid, I brought a glass of straight vodka to a friend of my dad's who asked for a glass of water. I thought it would be funny.

JasonB / June 11, 2012 8:52 AM

My father - supposedly in grave condition - had recently requested to meet me, after a 30yr absence (i'm 34 now). I said no.

Shechemist / June 11, 2012 10:21 AM

My whole 20's was one mean action after another, and they are all to embarrassing now to talk about.

Except this one: I freeze dried a bunch of left over yeast from a batch of beer and then scattered the freeze dried yeast in my stepmother's underwear drawer with the specific intent of causing her a yeast infection. I was in grad school at the time.

Andrew Huff / June 11, 2012 4:37 PM

In fifth grade, I was in a French exchange program. We went to Montmorency, a suburb of Paris, for three weeks. My to friends in the program and I got in a fight with a couple of the French boys that moved from the playground into the bathroom for some reason. I ended up backing one of the kids into a urinal -- he stepped up into it when he got to the wall -- and I flushed. The poor kid had wet shoes for the rest of the day.

Jennefafurefa / June 11, 2012 5:40 PM

I fed my friend Craig a dead junebug in a s'more once. I'm not sure how old it was.

mls / June 12, 2012 9:27 PM

a "friend" of mine stopped being my friend because her ex boyfriend mentioned he had a thing for me before he dated her. i was so upset at her not being my friend that i left raw chicken on the counter of the dairy queen she worked at (when she was working the window).

Val / June 16, 2012 4:03 AM

It is simple really, a friend overheard me making fun of her. I don't remember the exact words but lame, boring and 'uppity' were in the description. Needless to say, she confronted me and I inserted foot in mouth.

Lesson on treat others better learned. I was in College.

Cheryl / June 17, 2012 4:08 PM

I told someone I do have a Facebook account, I just have them blocked.

I don't have a Facebook account and I get annoyed when people insist I start one immediately so they can 'friend' me. 'Friend' is not a verb.

Michael / June 19, 2012 9:51 AM

When I was in college I dated a girl with Borderline Personality Disorder. When we first started dating she told me I was the only person in her life who could stand to be around her for more than 15 minutes at a time. When we broke up a year later I told her I couldn't stand to be around her anymore.

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