Some folks like to clean out their social closet for the New Year and take stock of their relationships—the friends that haven’t really been there, the family members who continue to wear Make America Great Again hats, the partners who haven’t changed their bad behavior, the coworkers who take advantage of you. But have you ever lost total respect for a person in the blink of an eye because they’ve done something so egregious it destroys all goodwill between you two?
Folks took to Reddit to share the fastest they’ve gone from caring about someone to absolutely loathing them—and the stories range from the relatable to the completely bonkers. Here are 20 of the most outrageous, from dates with racists to people who abuse animals.
“A former friend bailed on me when we were supposed to hang out and so I called my then girlfriend to see what she was doing and I could hear him talking to her parents in the background…” — igetb0red
“As fast as it took for his wife to call me at work to tell me that he was not only married, but had three children including a newborn.” — GenJonesMom
“I loved (still love) playing Pokémon and I had no female friends with the same interest. Found out about this group of guys that played it after school. Got really excited and made plans with them. I waited for hours and they never showed up… next day I overhear my best childhood friend laughing about how annoying I was and that they had to hide from me to play in peace. That really hurt.” — tatychann
“Was dating a girl for a few months and things were going great until somehow Jews came up in conversation. She went full ‘Jews control the world’ and wouldn’t accept that non-jews take any responsibility for anything that ever went wrong in the [Middle East]. I just saw her in a whole new light.” — Achterhaven
“When I was younger I found out one of my childhood friends was stealing from me and the friendship group. Every so often we would ‘lose’ a phone or Ipod then said friend would have conveniently got the same model but beat it up a bit with his initials in tipex or something stupid. Being a good friend we didn’t want to believe it but we started putting distinct markings on our items. Low and behold my phone goes missing and he turns up with the same one a few weeks later with the markings. We brought him up on it but he just lost his temper and stormed off. 15 years later hes in prison for armed robbery….” — Snow776
“The first girl I ever dated died unexpectedly on my then current gf and my’s 3 year anniversary. My then gf stated she was pissed because my ex had “Died on purpose that day because it was our anniversary”. I was utterly disgusted and it completely changed how I viewed her all together. Things fell apart shortly after and we broke up.” — JudgementalChair
“I kinda like you.”
“Your autism is probably caused by vaccines”
“Okay, I kinda liked you ten seconds ago.” — IlPinguino93
“When my grandfather screamed at my mother that she had ruined his life by being born. Never spoke to him again after that.” — Coogles
“There’s an older woman at work who seemed pretty ok. Then I overheard her talking about her toddler granddaughter, saying that she’s ‘a little hooker’ and ‘shakes her booty at any man’ and that specializing of a kid creeped me right out.” — phalseprofits
2 minutes, he pranked me by making me think he was gonna kill himself, then he got a friend to text me that he did and that I was my fault for not responding sooner. When I was having a full on panic attack and almost killing myself out of guilt he told me it was a prank and the two friends asked me if I wanted dtk have a threesome.” — yeetyeetgirl