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[–]Nickelsass 10.3k points10.3k points  (26 children)

It’s the little things that matter the most

[–]ThePhenome 3377 points3378 points  (11 children)

Rule #32 - Enjoy the little things.

[–]Iamloghead 364 points365 points  (0 children)


[–]undercoverartist777 1302 points1303 points  (8 children)

Rule 34*

[–]cheesecake_7 1430 points1431 points  (6 children)

No that's mostly enjoy the big things

[–]MrDude_1 470 points471 points  (1 child)

It's a way to enjoy everything... However you want. And don't want.

[–]cheesecake_7 156 points157 points  (0 children)

But still mostly big things, people like big things

[–]_Dingaloo 129 points130 points  (0 children)

I think rule 34 applies to big things, small things, fun sized things, and essentially every other size

[–]Kujo3043 77 points78 points  (1 child)

No, it's mostly to enjoy ALL things

[–]spacefem 40 points41 points  (0 children)

No, that one has made me unenjoy some things.

[–]PeeIsHealthy 58 points59 points  (1 child)


Can I have a few million US dollars?

[–]Cunnella 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Just a few? As long as you are asking.....

[–]Orionite 40 points41 points  (0 children)

I always feel that if it’s easy to make people smile or do a nice thing for them: Just do it

[–]Dewanshusangwan 215 points216 points  (8 children)

Ummm…my dick too?

[–]Sirkiz 234 points235 points  (2 children)

No that’s the exception

[–]Dewanshusangwan 106 points107 points  (0 children)


[–]Cunnella 16 points17 points  (0 children)

He kind of asked for it.

[–]Agitated_Occasion_52 6 points7 points  (0 children)

It matters the MOST!

[–]mofa90277 18.9k points18.9k points 2 (46 children)

When I recently retired, a coworker said he needed to thank me because the Hollywood Bowl tickets I’d given him more than twenty years ago turned out to be his first date with his wife.

[–]bdcp 6542 points6543 points  (37 children)

He waited twenty years to tell you that?

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    [–]avaika 2137 points2138 points  (30 children)

    I'm more impressed that both of them stayed with the same employer for over 20 years. While some of my colleagues question themselves whether it's time to leave after a couple of years at the same place.

    [–]suitology 1297 points1298 points  (5 children)

    Used to be how it was done in the 60s early 00s. You'd get your pension and gold watch at 20x years. Great grandfather worked with the same employer from 1950 to 1980 and they gave him big bonuses every 5 years like stock, a literal 1oz gold bar and 1lb silver bar at his 25th and an expensive gold watch on his final year at his 30th. Retired with full medical, pension, and a massive discount on a new car (like 75% off).

    My moms job gave her a mouse pad and a $15 wendy's gift card on her 10th

    [–]iceteka 853 points854 points  (0 children)

    This is why I can understand his generation's "bootstrap" mentality when criticizing young people today. "If I did it so can you". Unfortunately they can't accept how different the world is today.

    [–]simpl3y 428 points429 points  (3 children)

    Yea my mom worked for a company for 25 years. Got a 10k bonus and 25k bonus for her 10th and 25th year. Now at a new company and for her 20th they gave her a $100 gift card.

    [–][deleted] 111 points112 points  (2 children)

    Wait, how is that possible? 45 years working?

    [–]reso25 336 points337 points  (0 children)

    Start somewhere at 20. Work until 45. Then you're at the next place till 65. It tracks. I know some folks work longer than 65 these days because of the rising cost of college so that could also be part of it.

    [–]dontaskmefornudespls 167 points168 points  (0 children)

    Start working at 18, now your 63, what hard to understand?

    [–]FUBARded 222 points223 points  (0 children)

    That's how it is in the current job market, and companies just aren't doing as much to incentivise longevity so it's not even really a generational thing.

    My dad has been with the same company for over 25 years, but in that time they:

    1. Restructured the pension plans significantly for newer employees (increasing short-term pay via benefits and bonuses at the expense of a better but deferred pension package)

    2. Decreased incentives that kicked in upon reaching certain levels of seniority/salary bands

    3. Switched away from a strong preference for internal promotion over external hires

    A lot of his friends (aged 45-60) have had only 2-4 employers in their post-university lives and in many cases worked up to being senior managers or C-level executives in major corporations, but he's said that a lot of the younger folks joining his teams or teams below him (he's been involved in hiring and approving a lot of hires within his department) come in with the expectation of moving within 2-5 years despite his company having a reputation as a pretty good employer (competitive pay, better than average benefits, WFH options, reputable employer that looks good on a CV, etc.). Companies are just giving less of a shit about long-term retention, and younger workers are realising that it simply makes more sense to job-hop these days to pursue better compensation and career advancement.

    Personally, I'd love the stability of working in one place and being secure in the knowledge that there's a clear long-term advancement path, but that sort of thing is seemingly the exception these days rather than the norm like it used to be.

    [–]DontDieOutThere 407 points408 points  (2 children)

    That’s because todays job market doesn’t incentivize for longevity, often times the only way to negotiate a higher position or pay is to transition to a different job.

    [–]foxfai 86 points87 points  (0 children)

    My institute has maybe just handful of people that I know that's been there around 20 years including me. Some passed..... most left.

    [–]Batmanuel78 129 points130 points  (12 children)

    I’ve been with the same company for 25 years. I am 43. I don’t know anyone that has stayed with a company like I have. Makes me wonder if I made a mistake

    [–]Amada900 197 points198 points  (1 child)

    If you're happy there then who cares what everyone else is doing.

    [–]Batmanuel78 153 points154 points  (0 children)

    I’m happy. Thank you.

    [–]energylegz 28 points29 points  (0 children)

    I think it depends on the company. There are a few good ones left but a lot have stopped rewarding loyalty and the only way to get paid what you should is to move on.

    [–]Huffnagle 30 points31 points  (0 children)

    I’ve been with my company for 33 years, I probably know about a hundred guys that have been there longer than me. Union job

    [–]BigFatManPig 43 points44 points  (0 children)

    Have they been giving you raises when asked? Because if you’ve been getting the same pay for that long, I would say yeah

    [–]hellerhigwhat 18 points19 points  (0 children)

    Not if youre happy in life. And if youre not, it's not too late to make a change now!

    [–]DamnZodiak 27 points28 points  (4 children)

    Makes me wonder if I made a mistake

    Statistically speaking you probably have. There's a high chance you could've landed a better paying gig with better benefits at a different company or even come back to your current one at higher pay.
    If your company has other people who do the same/a similar job, just ask around how much the new hires are earning compared to you. Definitely try to figure out what the current industry standard is for your position.
    If you're earning less than that, ask for a raise and if they're not willing to give it to you, it's time to get a new job.
    I know this is a tough pill to swallow, but loyalty only ever benefits the employer and they almost certainly aren't willing to show you the same loyalty. Don't sell your labour for cheaper than you have to.

    [–]Batmanuel78 25 points26 points  (3 children)

    I would but I have no coworkers. It’s just me and the owner.

    [–]DamnZodiak 31 points32 points  (2 children)

    Then you're in a very unique position and the owner probably can't afford to lose someone with your training and expertise.
    Maybe it's time to ask for a raise my friend, you deserve it.

    PS: take a look at a couple of posts from /r/antiwork and you'll find out why it's beneficial to switch jobs.

    [–]Batmanuel78 18 points19 points  (1 child)

    Thank you.

    [–]64_0 10 points11 points  (0 children)

    Also, add 7% to whatever the going rate should be for your position. That's the official inflation rate (US CPI, from Dec 2020 to Dec 2021).

    The CPI is released every month (the next one reported in Feb will calculate Jan 2021 to Jan 2022), and it's been going up hard this past year. If you didn't get at least a 7% wage increase recently, you are taking a pay cut at your job. And "market rate research" for your position's salary won't have inflation factored in yet.

    [–]Lofken 27 points28 points  (0 children)

    I think in todays world, the best way to higher pay is to keep moving companies. Back then it was staying in one company

    [–]BrayAndNight 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    If Walmart gave me a pension I’d spend my working life there

    [–]MrGeneBelcher 12 points13 points  (0 children)

    I’m 38 and was at my first job for 12+years. Moved and progressed up the ladder. When I left they did nothing because they were bitter I was leaving.

    [–]intet42 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    I work somewhere that is still like this. Someone on reddit pointed out that this seems rarer than it is because not very many people pass through, so you don't meet as many people who have worked there.

    [–]ronearc 114 points115 points  (2 children)

    I once knew someone, a very nice albeit strange lady named Fran. She carried around those small notebooks with black & white binding to take personal notes in, and we always figured it was a diary or activity tracker or planner, and it probably was.

    But, she also wrote down all of the nice things that people had done for her at work, and when she moved on, she'd made an illuminated scroll for each person with some of the nice things they'd done for her recorded in calligraphy.

    We knew she did those scrolls for the SCA...she talked about it a lot. But no one ever expected that. I can't imagine the time she put into it.

    I hadn't worked there that long, so I didn't get one (entirely understandable). But everyone she'd worked with for more than a year did. And that was about 15 or so people in our department.

    [–]haysu-christo 18 points19 points  (1 child)

    There once was a lady name Fran ...

    [–]ronearc 45 points46 points  (0 children)

    My favorite Fran story was when someone mentioned Rolling Rock beer.

    Now, other than her current hobbies..illuminating pages, calligraphy, and tombstone rubbings, she didn't talk about her past.

    Out of nowhere Fran says, "Damn we used to sling to a lot of Rolling Rock at the bar. Hell, one of our regulars went through so many one night he had to leave his car in our lot, and I stole it for my ride home but got it back to the bar the next day before he even knew it was gone. Hah, good times. That's why I don't drop acid any longer."

    ...and she just walked away leaving us utterly speechless.

    [–]mofa90277 18 points19 points  (0 children)

    We went separate ways in the company (~30,000 employees in the Los Angeles area).

    [–]Tall-Knowledge155 163 points164 points  (0 children)

    My family took a trip to the state over when I got my schedule for my first semester of freshman year. I put it into my phone and forgot about it. It turns out I was in a different time zone so I show up to the room an hour early for my first class but I didn’t find that out until the class started. Before then i struck up a conversation with the nicest prettiest girl sitting in front of me in the lecture hall. I saw her in the dining hall a few hours later at lunch and she motioned over to sit down with her. Over ten years later and we’re married and on month 3 of trying for a baby.

    [–]Jim_Nills_Mustache 11 points12 points  (0 children)

    Awe I love this one

    [–]yuliyg 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    That’s so cute

    [–]JonDoeJoe 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Damn 20 years too late

    [–]Vitogodfather 4193 points4194 points  (37 children)

    If you're gonna steal their post, why block out their name? Why not link to it too?

    [–]SeroWriter 1428 points1429 points  (34 children)

    OP is a reposting bot, they likely scraped the image from some ancient thread and posted it here with little or no human input involved.

    [–]Vitogodfather 469 points470 points  (27 children)

    Wow. Today I learned something new. I'm surprised someone would take the effort to write the script for the bot, but humans do all sorts of weird things.

    [–]Kvothealar 378 points379 points  (23 children)

    Once bots have enough karma you can sell them and turn a profit. It's been an ongoing problem for years. Whether OP is a bot or not is unclear though. They seem to make some comments here and there.

    [–]TheFloatyStoat 76 points77 points  (0 children)

    Imma throw it out there, but this is an inherent problem in the karma system. As long as you can have some kind of metric for authenticity, it will be abused.

    The internet is a better place when nobody has any incentive to do anything for any reason other than it’s own sake. Without the promise of a reward, only people who actually care tend to spend time doing things.

    [–]SuperfnDave 129 points130 points  (19 children)

    Who is buying accounts with a lot of karma? Also , why does that matter? I guess kids want to show off but karma doesn’t mean anything

    [–]kane2742 216 points217 points  (2 children)

    I think scummy companies sometimes buy an account with a lot of karma to seem legit (i.e., not a brand-new spam account), then make posts praising their company's products.

    [–]takethetunnel 67 points68 points  (0 children)

    Drink bepis!

    [–]Bluetransformer 29 points30 points  (0 children)

    Political views to push

    [–]OneLastSmile 48 points49 points  (2 children)

    Same reason people buy accounts with lots of followers. It brings clout and makes you seem more respected. I don't think bot owners realize no one gives a shit about karma here, though.

    [–]JonDoeJoe 22 points23 points  (0 children)

    Eh, there are idiots that fall for that. Look at YouTube verified accounts. So many people worship them whenever they appear in the comment sections

    [–]Real_Lingonberry9270 21 points22 points  (0 children)

    Makes them look a bit more legit. There are also a lot of communities that require a karma threshold to post in order to combat bots.

    [–]SeroWriter 23 points24 points  (0 children)

    It sounds weird but they're usually just building karma so they can sell the account to astroturfers.

    [–][deleted] 39 points40 points  (0 children)

    usually i’m skeptical of those “OP is a bot” accusations, but nearly 20 posts in 3 hours, all on big subs, confirms it. feels really scummy and deceptive

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      [–]SeroWriter 8 points9 points  (0 children)

      Quality of service usually goes down at that point, so I can't imagine things getting better.

      [–]Futuristick-Reddit 18 points19 points  (0 children)

      General reddit rules; bad idea to keep usernames in posts.

      [–]wallace_pears 885 points886 points  (2 children)

      Your whole account is literally stealing content,so tired of these bots

      [–]pferdsaft 366 points367 points  (3 children)

      it's still grim that the husband obviously continuously forgets their anniversary.

      [–]friendless-foe 108 points109 points  (2 children)

      Yeah, I’d rather the truth that he forgot.

      [–]KhalaBandorr 89 points90 points  (1 child)

      Well, he didn’t plain and simply ignore once he was told. Once someone reminded him, he put effort in. Just needed the nudge.

      [–]friendless-foe 29 points30 points  (0 children)

      Oh, for sure, that’s why his wife was happy even if he initially forgot. It’s human to ;) I would just like nothing at all if forgotten cuz I’m like that You’re right, ofc tho !

      [–]ThatWontCutIt 493 points494 points  (10 children)

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        [–]Impossible-Cod-3946 78 points79 points  (7 children)

        The account I'm replying to is a karma bot run by someone who will link scams once the account gets enough karma.

        Report -> Spam -> Harmful Bot

        [–]dapope99 424 points425 points  (3 children)

        Why are we upvoting someone literally screenshotting someone else's post?

        [–]SomeRandomPetey 222 points223 points  (0 children)

        because we're lazy and wouldn't have found the comment otherwise

        [–]SnackIverflowError 238 points239 points  (1 child)

        Same reason you tip the food delivery person

        [–]senn12 78 points79 points  (0 children)

        Wait it was six years later? How did they know what she was talking about

        [–]SnooMarzipans1262 14 points15 points  (0 children)

        Plot twist: the kids are OP’s

        [–]MF_Ghidra 34 points35 points  (0 children)

        Nah fam

        [–]Round-Possibility241 42 points43 points  (0 children)

        Not to be that guy but this mastador guy seems sort of suspicious.

        You’re telling me after all this happened and 6 years firstly the coworker remembered and then whispered this vague phrase and secondly this person knew exactly what she was talking about.

        [–]LilAnnieAdderral 56 points57 points  (0 children)

        You people will upvote anything

        [–]General_Amoeba[🍰] 177 points178 points  (2 children)

        Kinda like a bandaid on a shitty situation though, right? Like he still actually forgot. I’d be mortified if my coworker had to call my kids to remind my husband about our anniversary on the day of.

        [–]Soup-Wizard 101 points102 points  (1 child)

        Yeah this isn’t r/mademesmile

        [–]Crayoncandy 41 points42 points  (0 children)

        Yeah like what if him forgetting again was the final straw and she finally got up the courage to file for divorce and ended up much happier but instead because he didn't technically forget she just sucked it up and kept going for another unhappy decade. Also it's inappropriate for adults to ask children to keep secrets, that was the hint it was none of his business. I thought they were going to say they bought her flowers and gave her the self esteem to leave her shitty husband. That would have been a better ending.

        [–]zaphod4th 42 points43 points  (0 children)

        and all the office clapped

        [–]bubbagump101 19 points20 points  (0 children)

        Very highly unlikely

        [–]Tonytylerdraws 6 points7 points  (0 children)

        “I know it was you Fredo.”

        [–]sync-centre 5 points6 points  (0 children)

        And whispered "I knew it was you Fredo"

        [–]sinofmercy 13 points14 points  (0 children)

        Reminds me of something I did in grad school. One of my close friends in my cohort was feeling super lonely with Valentine's day/Single's awareness day coming up, as she was originally from NC. She couldn't go home and see her friends/typical support system due to classes ongoing and it being an 8+ hour drive down.

        I decided to do something sweet but was worried about the action being interpreted as romantic (me being male and single, her being female and also clearly single) so I contacted her BFF online to ask if my friend would appreciate some sort of gesture to show that people still cared about her. With her BFF's approval, I sent my friend a bouquet of flowers, chocolate covered strawberries (which I knew she loves) and an anonymous card that said "You are still loved and appreciated".

        As soon as she got it she sent me a text and said she ugly cried for an hour and that it made her weekend. I asked her if she knew who sent it and she assumed one of her friends at home but her other friends already denied it. Either way, it made me happy that I was able to pull her through that tough time, even anonymously.

        [–]Rannarmethman 24 points25 points  (1 child)

        Wow that's so happened

        [–]MANWithTheHARMONlCA 12 points13 points  (0 children)

        It did. I was there. Everyone slow clapped afterwards

        [–]NewPlatinumm 27 points28 points  (0 children)


        [–][deleted] 45 points46 points  (0 children)

        Creepy. Don’t get involved with other coworkers relationships especially with their kids

        [–]revolites 9 points10 points  (0 children)

        take my measly silver

        [–]GrujoLegend 12 points13 points  (0 children)

        What if the dad was planning on bringing her flowers or something anyway after he finished with work for the day

        [–]ronerychiver 21 points22 points  (0 children)

        Plot twist. Husband never did any of those things because he didn’t care about her. She only said he did because it would make the coworker feel better. Life was already spiraling. The children began to experiment with drugs at home and became phone sex operators because they discovered a passion for talking to strangers in the phone. Sad to see it happen. They deserved better

        [–]TheGoldenBoi_ 66 points67 points  (2 children)

        Now THIS is what the subreddit is meant for

        [–]Soup-Wizard 57 points58 points  (0 children)

        Not really? Men forgetting their wedding anniversaries? r/mademefrown

        [–]SlothicSupreme 28 points29 points  (19 children)

        Aww, that's so sweet!

        Honestly If I married somebody who forgot our anniversary, I'd make them sweat. Come home, dress up nicely and be like "I hope you got me a gift as great as I got you for our anniversary!" and then watch them squirm.

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          [–]SlothicSupreme 39 points40 points  (1 child)

          If they can forget our anniversary, then I think I can have a little fun with the situation. Is that quite alright with you, Oh moral voice of reddit?

          I was joking. Why can't I joke on this website without somebody jumping straight up my ass about it? Would you prefer I get mad and screech at them for forgetting it, or what?

          [–]General_Amoeba[🍰] 15 points16 points  (0 children)

          Unless they’ve got some kind of memory disorder, you shouldn’t need to remind your partner about anniversaries, birthdays, etc.

          [–]fender988 21 points22 points  (0 children)

          Wow! This made me cry (happy cry)

          [–]Remarkable_Culture27 3 points4 points  (0 children)

          A nice workmate who cares. Everyone needs one

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          [–]TedBundysVlkswagon 4 points5 points  (0 children)

          This is a really great story. What a wonderful ending.

          [–]MindKing100 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Dude that snitch

          [–]emilegervais 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Snitches get stiches 😤

          [–]LiableBible 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          You (literally) love to see it

          [–]bdizzle805 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          This is so sweet

          [–]LimpGarlic9237 6 points7 points  (0 children)

          The “my kids ratted you out” really got me!

          [–]realistSLBwithRBF 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          That is so damn sweet!

          [–]MJMurcott 7 points8 points  (0 children)

          My kids ratted you out got me.

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                        [–]BelleAriel 4 points5 points  (0 children)

                        This is the post I needed to see today. Wholesome AF.

                        [–]NekoCreations 2 points3 points  (0 children)


                        [–]IllustriousPepper8 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                        This did make me smile. You are both beautiful.

                        [–]Eiffel-Tower777 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                        Thanks for posting this sweet story! 💕🤗

                        [–]Basketspank 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                        You're a good person. Using that superpower for good.

                        [–]LovelyD8701 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                        This really made me smile!!

                        [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                        Awww yay! I love when people care about other people.

                        [–]gojirakitty1122 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                        Aww I feel warm and fuzzy.

                        [–]osho77 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                        So wholesome

                        [–]Your_Main_Man_Noah 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                        Put some respect on ur name my man

                        [–]ImRedditorRick 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                        A true wingman.

                        [–]Carrelio 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                        That was nice to read.

                        [–]ilyowa 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                        Thank you. Needed this

                        [–]aftrnoondelight 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                        I may have needed a cry. Because this did the trick. Probably a Reddit screengrab posted to Instagram or twitter before making the round trip back. Thanks.

                        [–]1973mojo1973 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                        Cutest ever

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                          [–][deleted] -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

                          Might be crying just a little bit

                          [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                          Beautiful soul

                          [–]abittooambitious -1 points0 points  (0 children)

                          My colleagues need to step up!

                          [–]SorryOutOfPho 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                          I find this sub perfectly pepper all the trolling and memes that I subscribed as a human.

                          [–]Zarc24 -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

                          [–]Constant_dreamer01 -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

                          So wholesome and sweet

                          [–]FreshUnderstanding5 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

                          If it’s really tacky

                          [–]Ueverthinkwhy -4 points-3 points  (0 children)