Reddit user Velvet admits their strange guilty pleasure, and it’s definitely something unexpected. They say, “I love a good deep ear scratch. I keep a pack of bobby pins just to scratch my ears with. Sometimes I use a straightened paper clip. Q tips are too soft and flimsy. The feeling of being able to scratch that itch we all feel in our ears is incredible.” According to doctors around the world, doing things like this is extremely dangerous. You should never use something like bobby pins or paper clips inside your ear. It can lead to permanent damage to your eardrum.
Your eardrum is a thin membrane in your middle ear that vibrates to allow you to hear sounds. A tear in the eardrum can cause a variety of painful symptoms, including sharp ear pain, ringing in the ear, drainage, and even hearing loss. If you must use something to clean your ears, do it safely with a Q-tip or a saline solution kit. You can buy saline ear cleaning kits at your local pharmacy and at stores such as Walmart. While a perforated eardrum heals on its own, it is not worth the pain and hearing loss you’ll get by using a bobby pin or paper clips to scratch the inside of your ear.
Reddit user Quantum-Bot shares their unique and albeit strange guilty pleasure. This is definitely one for the books! Quantum-Bot says, “I dream of becoming a carrot. When I’m home alone, I dig holes in the backyard and stand in them, put lettuce on top of my head from sun up to sundown. I would steal sun tan spray from stores and use it until I turned bright orange. People tell me it’s impossible for me to be a carrot, but I know I can be anything I want to be. I choose to be a carrot, and no one can change my mind.”
Well, dreaming of becoming a carrot is certainly a strange guilty pleasure. It makes you wonder why they chose a carrot in the first place. It’s strange to want to be a vegetable, but the real kicker is actually digging holes and stealing self-tanning spray to become orange. If this is a real guilty pleasure, I hope this Reddit user gets the help they need to live a productive life instead of spending all their time in the backyard trying to be a carrot. It’s a sad way to live your life if you really think about it.
A Fan Fiction Writer Is the Best for this Redditor
ChuushaHime says, “One of the best things about writing fanfiction is that you don’t have to be a ‘good’ writer to make an enjoyable fanfic. Some of the hardest parts of strong writing (three-dimensional characterization, meaningful relationships, quality worldbuilding) have already been done for you by the original creators, so all of your readers go into your story already fully armed with that knowledge. Plus, a lot of the time, your audience is going into your story with a specific purpose in reading it (i.e., looking for a particular non-canon pairing, looking for stories that tie up loose ends from canon, and fleshing out a side character or side plot).”
“So, as long as your story fulfills that purpose and keeps the world and characters believable and intact, the bar is otherwise pretty low for people to respond positively to a fanfic.” A lot of people enjoy reading fan fiction stories that put characters from your favorite books or movies into new situations. This was very popular with the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. People enjoyed the movies and books so much that they didn’t want them to end and decided to create new stories with all of the characters. Writing is a fun way to express yourself and delve into the fantasy worlds you love.
This anonymous contributor shares his passion for the unexplained. He says, “I really enjoy watching UFO videos and the paranormal. It gets me away from the mundane and everyday thinking for a bit. Some of my favorite shows include Alien Highway, Ghost Adventures, Kindred Spirits, and The Holzer Files. I find it so intriguing that there could be life on other planets and ghosts living with us in our homes. I’d love to go on some ghost hunting tours at some point in my life. Does anyone else have this same guilty pleasure? Maybe we can meet up and start a group of our own! There are tons of UFO videos on YouTube if anyone is curious.”
It sounds like this Reddit user has an immense passion for the paranormal and unexplained. There are plenty of groups available for him to join to go on his very own ghost hunt. Depending on where he lives, there are probably haunted areas in his own town to explore. If you have this same guilty pleasure, always get permission before entering an abandoned structure. Entering without permission would be considered trespassing and could get you in quite a bit of trouble! There are plenty of ways to find out who owns a building to get the permission to enter.
Emperor_Cartagia shares a dangerous guilty pleasure. They say, “My guilty pleasure is Redbull. I love the yellow ones. But I don’t need them for energy or anything. Yes, I just like the taste. If I could get a Yellow Redbull flavor that doesn’t keep me up all night, I’d buy cases of it. I tend to drink at least six of the yellow ones a day.” Drinking that much Redbull in a day can be dangerous, especially to those with heart conditions. If you plan to drink that much Red Bull every day, you should at least have your doctor check for any health concerns that may cause issues while drinking it.
Studies show that while consuming Red Bull doesn’t have any major effects on the body for healthy people, it can cause problems for some. If you have heart problems or high blood pressure, it’s recommended to stay away from energy drinks as they can cause higher blood pressure and heart problems for those already susceptible. This Reddit user claims they only drink Red Bull for the taste, so maybe they would be better off finding something similar without the caffeine. One can of Red Bull contains 111 milligrams of caffeine. Caffeine can actually be fatal in high doses! Caffeine toxicity can cause headaches, lightheadedness, anxiety, and more unpleasant symptoms.
Cmontygman says, “I don’t know if you’d call it a guilty pleasure, but here it is. I’m constantly thinking about “what if” scenarios. Mostly to how I handled myself in high school and the beginning of my military service and how I could’ve bettered things if I would’ve stayed away from games. I’m not in a bad spot; I just have some regrets about how I handled things.” It sounds like this Reddit user has some regrets about his life. The best way to handle these sorts of situations is to seek professional help. No one should have to go through something like this.
If you or anyone you know is having a difficult time dealing with certain situations in their lives, there’s help available. Anxiety can cause major upheaval in your life and lead to a life of seclusion. If this Reddit user has regrets, the best thing he can do is seek out ways to better his life now. The past is the past for a reason. He should try to look forward to the future and how bright it could be if he let go of the past. Stewing in those “What if” scenarios can lead you into a rabbit hole you may never get out of.
They Thought It Was A Great Idea, But it was Just a Weird Combo
A deleted Reddit user believes they came up with a delicious and unique snack that everyone will love. They go on to say, “My guilty pleasure is red vines (licorice) and Cheez-It crackers. You wrap the cracker in a portion of the licorice rope and enjoy. It also works well with licorice and cool ranch Doritos. I may like that even more. It may seem odd, but it’s seriously so delicious!” Well, this is certainly a unique combination, but I’m not sure if I’d try it. Each of these foods is great on its own but mixing them seems like a bad idea.
People come up with all kinds of strange food combinations. While some are good and end up being extremely popular, others are disgusting. I guess it’s good to try different combinations of foods together, but there has to be a line somewhere. I don’t know anyone who would try Red Vines with Cheez-It crackers. Strawberry flavoring mixed with cheese just sounds terrible. I’m usually the person who says, “Don’t knock it until you try it,” but in this case, I think I’ll pass. Using Red Vines as straws have grown in popularity over the years, and that’s completely understandable, but this combination just seems wrong.
A deleted Reddit user shares their strange guilty pleasure. They go on to say, “My guilty pleasure is video games! Does anyone else like looking through the game list on Unity? I just love reading the different game names that people are running, the various homebrew games, seeing which modules are popular. So far, my favorites are Chronicles of The Frozen Crown, The Great Deserts Of Athas, and Wednesday Wanderings (despite it being a Tuesday). It looks like a lot of people like Curse of Strahd and Rime of the Frostmaiden at the moment!”
According to a Google search, Unity is a cross-platform game engine offering various games and options for game developers to pursue making their own games. It seems like a good way to learn how to make your own games if you’re into that sort of thing. This Reddit user loves to peruse the lists of games to see what people are making. They don’t say anything about playing games, but I’m sure they love doing that just as much as looking through Unity. Unity offers gamers a chance to learn how to make their games, which is pretty cool for people who enjoy gaming and would like to make a career out of it.
Are You Addicted To Spin-off Cartoons From The ’70s and ’80s? Guilty!
Reddit user dogtron64 says, “I honestly don’t know why. I’m talking about cartoons made in the 70s that are so bizarre and unconventional that you can’t help but not love them. Yes, include your “Scrappy Doo” sidekick character as it adds more to the absurdity. I’m talking shows like Laverne & Shirley in the Army, Partridge Family 2200 Ad, The Fonz, and the Happy Days Gang, Jose and the Pussycats in outer space, Robot 3 Stooges, Harlem Globetrotters with superpowers, etc. I said something about the Fonz cartoon that I made sound normal, while it’s not as it’s about Fonzy traveling through time with some girl from the future and an anthro cartoon dog.”
“I know these shows are terrible cash grabs to most people and completely cheesy. That is why they’re a guilty pleasure. They’re like these weird fan fiction of famous tv shows that got the green light for tv. They are always absurd. You can’t take them seriously; if you do, you won’t like them. The whole extra animal character they add adds to the absurdity. There is Goober and the Ghost Chasers where it’s the Partage Kids in a Scooby-Doo clone complete with their own dog character. Heck, the dog character looks like he listened to Bob Marley too much and became his biggest fan. I don’t know why I find good in these; I don’t know. I’m just a weird guy.”
His Guilty Pleasure Is a TV Show… and Correcting Everything in It
A deleted Reddit User shares their guilty pleasure for a hit TV show. She says, “I tend to enjoy watching Grey’s Anatomy and then complaining about everything they do wrong to my husband. For this reason, I’m forbidden from binge-watching Grey’s Anatomy whilst my husband is home (which is all the time). I’m going to have to enlist some of my RN colleagues to complain with me.” Grey’s Anatomy follows the story of Meredith Grey, a doctor at a hospital in Seattle, Washington. It’s jam-packed with romance, shocking moments, and all of the things you’d expect from a drama series based in a hospital setting.
While hospital-based drama series’ are fun to watch, they often skimp on the reality of certain things during surgery. Some of the things that happen in the series would never happen in a real hospital. This Reddit User must be a Registered Nurse to notice all of the things done wrong on the show. While TV shows aren’t a crazy or strange guilty pleasure, this Reddit user enjoys complaining about the things doctors do wrong on the show. It must be interesting to know all of the things people not in the medical field miss out on.
Another deleted Reddit user shares his ideas for a perfect evening with a significant other. He says, “Scene: bedroom, AC on turbo, and naked between semi-clean sheets. We just sat down with grilled cheese and tomato soup with pickles and Lays chips on the side. Suicide is Painless begins to play, and we watch as if I haven’t seen this episode 76 times. We smile at each other understandingly as Hawkeye makes his entrance. Then, we roll our eyes at Frank, and finally, at the same time, we dip our sammys into our soups. We lay upon our shameful mountain of crumbs.”
“Then, we leave our soup bowls beside the bed as we gently fade into the first hour…then repeat 23 times.” This Reddit user has everything completely planned out for a perfect night. Suicide is Painless is the theme song for the hit television show M*A*S*H. This Reddit user seems to be very passionate about the show, along with grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup. It sounds like this is a perfect evening for him. Hopefully, he has someone special in his life to live out this guilty pleasure with.
A Trip To The Store is a Chore to Some, but For Them, It’s a Guilty Pleasure
Reddit user boat_against_current says,” I love perusing grocery stores. Certainly, I do it to get snacks and such, but I treat it almost like a museum trip and check out every aisle, including cleaning products. The people-watching is great, and it’s fun to compare the merchandise to what’s sold at home. Cool little story- a few years ago, I was in Ireland, and I mentioned to another traveler staying where I was that I was excited to check out the grocery store. She thought that was cool and joined my fun. And we became friends and have met up for a couple of trips.”
This guilty pleasure isn’t too strange. People like to peruse stores and find the best deals. It’s like going shopping for clothes and looking through all the racks to ensure you see everything. It sounds like this Reddit user has even made friends in the process. When traveling, it’s normal to check out the local cuisine at grocery stores to see how it compares to what you have at home. That is how people find new foods to try on vacation. It’s perfectly normal to do these things. People watching can also be a fun hobby, especially when on vacation. It’s interesting to interact with people of different cultures.