Sometimes things happen in life that we never forget. Sure, you never forget your wedding day or the birth of your first child, but hopefully those are positive experiences. There are other things that we can’t let go of simply because they bother us so much.

Reddit user xefarar565 asked,What are you STILL salty about?” From experiences in grade school to more recent experiences such as during maternity leave, Reddit users were quick to share their stories. Personally, we’d still be salty about a lot of these things too.

  1. The Sun IS a Star

    Reddit user tres_chill wrote:

    In a 5th grade science test the question was, “Are there any stars in the solar system.”I answered, “Yes”. Teacher marked it wrong. I went up afterwards and said, “What about the Sun?” He said, he meant that all the other stars are not in our solar system and kept it marked wrong. Although I am harboring this for 50 years now, he was all-around one of the best teachers I ever had and just passed away a week or so ago. But damn, that should have been marked “right”.

  2. Trillion IS a Number

    Jhyanisawesome shared:

    Me and some others in primary school were saying the biggest numbers we knew of. Everybody was saying like 100 thousand and a million and then I’m like “a trillion”. And they refused to believe it was a real number.

  3. Crying Over a Math Test

    Gloomy_CowPlant explained:

    On a fourth grade math test we had to make a shape that had only four sides, one set of parallel lines, and only ONE right angle (there were probably more requirements but I cant remember) I remember almost crying at my desk and spending 20 minutes on that one question while constantly telling my teacher that it wasnt possible but according to her it was. And the next day we went over the answer key, and the answer had two right angles…

  4. Nail in the Tire

    EradiKate wrote:

    When I was in high school, I was occasionally allowed to drive my family’s third car. It had a slow leak in one of the tires, so we were all supposed to check the pressure and put air in it if we needed to.I picked up a friend to go to a movie, and when we came out one tire was completely flat. It wasn’t the one with the leak, so I put the spare on and drove home. I got absolute hell from my parents about it. How irresponsible I was to not check it, I’d have to pay for the repair, why didn’t I call roadside assistance, etc. Took it to get fixed, repeat the whole lecture as we’re dropping it off, and the tech who did it called my mom and told her he’d found a nail in the tire and there was no way I could have seen it coming. She refused to apologize and I still had to pay for it.

  5. Car Work Gone Wrong

    funkyjiveturkey explained:

    Being charged $1000 for a battery an alternator change. They also destroyed my starter motor in the process and rounded a bunch of my bolts. They left tools in the engine bay. I don’t even have that car anymore and I’m still salty.

  6. Maternity Leave

    chumbokosh shared:

    3 months ago I went on maternity leave. The woman hired to cover for me was being paid 3 dollars more than I’m currently paid. She was going to be kept on as a full time accounting assistant after I returned, but she couldn’t keep up with my daily tasks and completely fucked up several databases that I had to correct when I returned to work the following month. When I asked for a raise, they offered me .50 after telling me how crucial I am to the structure of the company.Needless to say, I’m looking for a new job.

  7. “Gross” IS a Real Word

    kuroishi_x answered:

    In fourth grade English class (EU) I’ve used the word “gross” in a random sentence we had to write. The teacher argued that it isn’t a real word, I said that it is, that I saw it a few times in video games and movies and she said that they aren’t a reliable source. I said to her that I’m gonna show it in the dictionary, but she instead grabbed me by the arm and took me out of the classroom and locked the door.To this day I am still fuming about this. And then she had the nerve to be all chummy when I met her once in a supermarket. Gross.

  8. Stolen Wallet

    justsomeguynbd wrote:

    Twenty years ago I had three friends show up at my house and when they left my wallet with $80 in it was missing. One of the guys felt bad and gave me $20 back. Three years after that we are in the BK drive thru and he whipped out my wallet. Still salty. His FB friend request has just been sitting there for like two years.

  9. “Don’t Make a Cake”

    AtheistCreationist shared:

    Came second in food tech competition. Made a lovely main course then Langues de chat biscuits with lemon posset for dessert.I made this dessert because the judges prior to this day told us “don’t make a cake for dessert” Guess what won first place? A f***ing cake.

  10. I Was Eating That

    TwoGoalsOneCup explained:

    I was probably 5 years old visiting my mom at the hospital after she gave birth to my brother and she was given food on a tray which she didn’t want so she gave it to me. I put the tray on the table and as I was eating, the nurse takes the tray away from me and throws away the food. That may have my first true instance of anger in my life. I’m 27 now and I’m pissed as I’m writing this haha.

  11. Wedding Photographer

    subconix wrote:

    Our wedding photographer left part of their lens cap on so every photo is shrouded in a massive black ring. No good photos from the wedding.

  12. Bongos

    BZUKAjoe answered:

    I found a bongo next to the trash at my old apartment and it was a perfect time capsule of the 90’s. it had grateful dead stickers, a smiley face holographic sticker, a pot leaf sticker, and alien. i’m telling you if someone made this as a prop for a movie about the 90’s, I would have told them that it’s too on the nose. When i came home from work the first thing my GFs friend said was “You’re welcome” and I was like “What?”. She had peeled off ALL of the vintage stickers and now it was just a boring trash bongo. I’m still mad. Don’t touch my shit!

  13. Failed for No Reason

    KOKIMRAAA shared:

    My copyright law teacher gave us a case for our pass or fail final exam. I solved the case (we needed to predict the outcome based on evidence) and he failed me. Later that day, I decided to look the case up and turns out I was right. When I confronted him he said the grade was already posted and even though I was right he couldn’t (wouldn’t) do anything about it. Had to retake the class.

  14. Horrible 13th Birthday

    kosmicocean wrote:

    When my mom put my sister’s name on MY birthday cake. Later that night I also walked in on my parents getting their freak on. Pretty horrible way to turn 13. Still angry.

  15. Gave Away His Car

    rainrain_throwaway11 explained:

    When I was a freshman in college my mom gave my car to my jailbird brother (every time he got out she’d scrape a bunch of stuff together for his “fresh start”) without ever running it by me. He showed up to my school, changed the battery for me, and then drove away in it. He didn’t tell me his intentions beforehand so it wasn’t until then that I caught on. As he drove off I called my mom and she just said “I’ll help you with a new one.” He moved out of state with that car, wrecked it within weeks, and has since gone back to jail multiple times. Neither of them have given me a sincere apology to this day