We say “beggars can’t be choosers” when someone has limited options but for some reason tries to ask for more. While it usually doesn’t hurt to ask if you can get a better deal, for example, sometimes people really don’t know when to stop pressing their luck.
The subreddit “Choosing Beggars” (or r/ChoosingBeggars) is dedicated to “posting screenshots, pictures, or stories of people who are being way too picky when it comes to who they beg for a relationship or any other matter” and it is full of examples of behavior that will blow your mind.
These 55 people think they should get things for free, feel entitled to people’s time and energy, and are just generally clueless when it comes to social norms. We simply can’t believe some of these people are for real when they make their requests or get called out on their behavior!
Read ahead for the top CBs (Choosing Beggars) of all time.
After all, can’t you spring for your own drink if you need one that bad?
This Redditor explained that they were “Selling a used iMac for 1200$, woman asks “how low” I would sell it for, or if I’d take 800 and some jewelry she makes.” It didn’t go well.
What goes through these people’s minds when they make such a request?!
The poster explained: “I teach swimming to kids for free even though I was offered money. Mombie demands that I have to teach her son exclusively. And to give her the money offered as I don’t need it.”
She really tops her own bad behavior when she offers to dump her kid in the pool and leave his well-being up to the swim instructor.
A choosy beggar not only demanded to have them despite not being the first to contact them but also got mad when they couldn’t be hand delivered.
It’s not uncommon to share a Netflix account, but it’s pretty insane to assume someone you don’t know will keep paying for your entertainment. Be careful who you share those passwords with!
Does 8 hours of babysitting really sound like something you can compensate with ice cream, especially after you promised cash? We’re just glad this babysitter kept the original texts!
Do you think these people have someone gotten their way in the past?
But that’s not even the worst part…
Note: That’s not what friends are for.
The best part is that they really seem to think they got the upper hand here. We wonder how hard they were seething for that whole hour they waited for the delivery.
If you want to pretend someone else’s gifts are yours for the sake of social media, it’s best not to destroy them while you’re at it. We can only hope HR heard about this one.
Do we even want to know how this one ended?
But we’re curious to know what those other 100+ Quora answers were.
This person also seems delusional enough to think that someone would lie about official health certification so they could have a job they weren’t qualified for. That’s not exactly helping people.
The poster explained: “I’m a nursing manager at a healthcare organization. A former acquaintance I haven’t talked to in years reached out in response to my post about looking for help for a CNA/MA position, and then I ruined her Christmas.”
Next time take a cab.
There’s also a much more civil way to ask for a different tattoo artist if that’s what you really want.
This is one of those cases.
Do you think they’ll be colleagues much longer?
And did she leave her kids there as collateral while she went to the ATM?
We’re guessing that million dollar idea hasn’t exactly hit the mark yet.
This is a long thread, but if you get to the end, you’re rewarded with a hilarious story.