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People Are Sharing Things That Look Fun In Movies But Are Irritating In Real Life

July 26, 2021 7k votes 987 voters 76.5k views16 items

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Movies and television shows have the incredible ability to make anything look exciting. Whether it be enthralling dialogue, fast-paced editing, or incredible performances, even waking up to an alarm clock can look like an Olympic event. Redditor u/13FiSTrecruiting asked: "What looks fun in movies, but in real life is miserable?" and the responses had us rethinking movie logic.

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    Sleeping In Tall Grass

    From Redditor u/SpongeRobTheKing:

    Sleeping in the tall grass. I'm sure you've seen the memes, but in reality, those fields would be infested with bugs and they'd more than likely bite you.

    From Redditor u/an_ineffable_plan:

    I had a cinematic star-gazing experience with some friends, we lay in the grass and watched a meteor shower and talked about life. I found out the fun way the next morning that I was allergic to grass mites.

    From Redditor u/TeamWaffle*****:

    I had nice afternoon one day as a teenager where I laid in the grass and read like the people on TV and it was so nice and relaxing. Then I looked over and saw a spider bigger than my hand, bellowed like a goat, and never did it again.

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    Moving And Fixing Up Houses

    From Redditor u/Life_Training3137:

    Moving, painting and fixing up houses/apartments.

    From Redditor u/mechapoitier:

    I painted my house in a long weekend four months ago. I’m still painting it now, but I painted it then too.

    From Redditor u/xTHEKILLINGJOKEx:

    Been trying to finish painting my new house for three years. Can confirm.

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    High School

    From Redditor u/Rosevine346:

    High school.

    From Redditor u/brokendowndryer:

    Yeah, those high school "kids" have like 30 minute breaks between classes...if they're even going to those classes. In reality, I had like 5 minutes that I spent most of running to get to class on time. I didn't have time to talk to friends or use the toilet.

    From Redditor u/brndm:

    We had literally 3 minutes between classes! And we had 22 minutes for lunch. That includes waiting through the line and coming/going between your classes before and after.

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    Living On A Deserted Island

    From Redditor u/Bugsy_rush:

    Living on a deserted island.

    From Redditor u/suitcasedreaming:

    My dad actually DID run away and live alone on an island for a while (west coast of Canada where there's loads of them), he always says that while it was nice, the problem with being entirely self-sufficient is that you have to spend such an enormous percentage of your time not dying. There just isn't any time to appreciate being one with nature or living by the fruits of the earth or any of those reasons you'd think to do it in the first place. He also says he has no trouble eating things covered in sand as a result of the experience.

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