It can be kind of unbelievable when you realize certain things that are actually LEGAL in this world we inhabit.
As you probably know, just because something is technically legal doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do.
Ugh, life can sure be depressing sometimes…
AskReddit users weighed in on what they think are the worst legal things that you can do.
1. Not cool.
“You can leak the names, addresses, email addresses, social security numbers, driver’s license numbers, and payment card details of nearly half of all Americans (and more than half of all American adults) and then settle for about $5/person.
(Hold Equifax Accountable)”
2. Pretty bad.
“I think it’s pretty shitty to claim bodily harm from a very minor car accident just to get 10k, and make the other person pay more for their car insurance.
I’m looking at you, lady I hit going 3 mph.
Probably not the worst thing, but it’s pretty bad.”
3. People are terrible.
“Take custody of a pet in a divorce and then put the pet down out of spite.”
“Marrying someone you don’t love.
Imagine finding the love of your life, getting married and maybe even having kids, and then they tell you they never loved you, and you built your whole life around them for nothing.”
5. Ugly separations.
“A parent keeping their kid from the other parent when there’s no good reason to and leveraging the courts to do it.”
6. Should be illegal.
“Schedule people to work 39.5 hours a week.
My girlfriend is constantly scheduled 15 minutes shy of the amount of time at which they’d be required by law to give her a break.
“Hike the prices up on insulin, out of a member’s affordable range.
Alternatively, just decide to take it off of your formulary list with no clear reason.
The people in charge of these decisions should be charged with murder. Hundreds of diabetics have died as a direct result of no longer being able to afford insulin.”
8. Very sad…
“Permanently destroying huge swaths of land.
There’s a development corporation in my hometown that has bought up virtually all of the remaining woods, meadows and wetlands in the area, paved them, and built retail spaces that go vacant just a few months later.
Businesses aren’t even moving into these “office parks”, but the group just keeps spreading out and “developing”. It seems like every month, I drive past another leveled tract of land.”
“Recruit people to join Scientology.
They are freaking crazy. 20+ years ago my girlfriend and I went into one of there churches. We knew nothing about them at the time and wanted to know more. BIG mistake.
They bring us in to separate rooms hook us up to machines. We got out as quick as I could. They would not let us leave until we bought something. I said I didn’t have any money so they found a water damaged dog eared copy of Dianetics for $2. I paid and we left. I still get mail from them 2 or 3 times a year.
I’ve moved multiple times and they still find me. Just last week I got a handwritten letter asking how I liked the book I bought. I felt so sorry for the poor individual who got brainwashed into writing that.”
10. I don’t like when people do this.
“Is it illegal to leave your shopping cart in the parking lot instead of returning it to the corral?
If not, that.”
11. Can’t fight it.
“Sue your poorer ex-spouse for child custody so repeatedly that you drain their finances and can’t fight it anymore.”
12. These people need to go to jail.
“Standing idly and filming people who desperately need help, instead of helping.
Like those kids that filmed and laughed as a disabled guy drowned and died.”
13. These people are terrible.
“All the shit that the Westboro Baptist Church does.
I had a friend who died while they were tubing down the platte river. He got caught in an undercurrent and drowned. He was about 18 at the time. During his funeral Westboro showed up to protest.
Saying god killed him because we allow gay people to get married. They also had police protecting them. It was so terrible. There were little kids holding signs who couldn’t have been older than 6.”
“There was a guy a while back who took a photo up a 13 year old girl’s skirt.
The judge had some choice words to say but the guy got let go because, technically, it wasn’t illegal.”
“Nestle claiming rights to water and then selling it back to the public at exorbitant prices all while polluting the earth with the production of single-use plastic bottles.”
Now we want to hear from you.
In the comments, tell us what you think is the worst legal thing you can possibly do.
Thanks in advance!