People these days are all about blocking out the haters, and for good reason. Nobody has time for naysayers and other negative forces casting judgment and getting in the way of them making progress in their own lives.
Haters come in all shapes and sizes, but, all of them typically act the way they do because they have nothing better to do. They’re bored and unhappy with their own lives and they live to bring actually successful, happy people down to their level.
So, we figured we would compile a list of fifteen different people who, in the face of their haters, showed them that they had what it takes to triumph over adversity in the own special, little way.
Sure, their victories are small, but, in a world of haters, any battle won is well worth the fight.
15 King of the Castle
Even for people who do it often, relying on a plane to get from point, “A,” to point, “B,” can be a really stressful experience. Unless you’re one of the fortunate souls who can afford first class, cramped corridors, uncomfortable seats, smelly folks, and awful snacks await you each and every time you step onto a plane.
Regardless of all the unpleasantry, a plane still remains one of the fastest and most convenient ways for people to travel nowadays. And for every person who dreads boarding a flight, there’s another person who can’t wait to take their seat and get their drink on.
We aren’t sure who this hero in the makeshift crown is, but what we do know is that he won that flight fair and square.
14 Gotcha, Pig
Police officers these days often get a really bad rap. Over the last couple years, news publications have run story after story about terrible cops abusing their powers and taking out their frustrations on the unassuming, general public.
The videos themselves are shocking to say the least. To see the police behaving in such an aggressive, unapologetic manner is enough to make you never want to go outside again. It’s also made even the most routine traffic stops a much more stressful situation for motorists everywhere.
So, we thought it was especially hilarious when, in spite of all the police brutality we have seen in the news, this brave soul had the gusto to show a cop a finger circle when asked for his license and registration.
13 Now You See Me, Now You Don't
No matter who you ask, nobody liked taking tests in school. It’s stressful, it’s unpleasant, and even if you studied your butt off, it never feels like it was enough. Some people even get test anxiety when the paper is slapped down in the front of them!
If you ask us, that’s not exactly the kind of environment that’s conducive to learning.
But, at this point in the American educational system, this kind of testing is all we have. For both students and teachers, it’s really not the ideal scenario, but, they power through it so they can get through college and onto their careers, or simply keep their jobs as educators.
This particular student, Jackie, must have been pretty desperate to pass if she whited out an entire question.
12 I Know What I'm Doing
Out of the many professions for someone to go into, meteorology has got to be one of the weirdest. On one hand, it teaches you how to read weather patterns and predict the forecast for a certain area with pretty decent accuracy.
On the other hand, other than becoming a weather person on television, it doesn’t seem like there would be many other jobs out there for a person who studied meteorology.
For those who followed this particular career path and ended up on T.V., it has to be one of the most fun jobs in the whole world. And that becomes increasingly clear when you see meteorologists like the one pictured above working and playing hard and keeping things lively at the office.
11 Look At Me Now
It’s pretty easy to succumb to the haters when you’re at a transitional point in your life. If you’re an artist, or have lofty hopes and dreams,
it doesn’t take much negativity from people to feel like your aspirations will always be just out of reach.
Which is why you have to do whatever you can to stay true to yourself, do what you believe in, and accomplish everything that you want to accomplish in your life.
And as you can see, that’s exactly what the fellow in the picture above is doing. You can tell by his stance that he doesn’t care what anyone has to think about him, his outfit, his best friend strapped to his chest, or really any other aspect of his life.
10 Yelp Sucks
If you spend enough time scrolling through Yelp, there’s a good chance you’re going to see a scathing review that someone wrote about an establishment they visited which, unfortunately, didn’t live up to their standards.
When this happens, adamant Yelp users have no problem tearing these kinds of places apart via the internet and letting everyone know exactly how dissatisfied they were when they went there.
When you think about it, anyone who has enough time on their hands to do this probably doesn’t have much else to do and clearly needs a hobby of some sort, or maybe even a drink to calm their nerves.
After all, if you’re upset about something, why would you waste your time writing about it on Yelp? There are so many more productive ways for a person to vent their frustrations.
9 Aged Like a Fine Wine
When you’re a kid, Halloween is one of those holidays you can’t help but look forward to. Being able to dress up, walk around your neighborhood, and get free candy is an excellent way to spend an evening as a child. So, it’s no surprise that Halloween stores do so well when All Hallows Eve rolls around.
But, as you get older, Halloween still rules, but, it gets a little harder to fully enjoy the holiday.
No longer is free candy your main motivator.
Instead, it’s usually parties and people in revealing costumes that excite you the most as Halloween looms near.
No matter how old you are though, dressing up is still a really exciting thing to do, and something that people, much like the two young women pictured above, take very, very seriously.
8 Great Job, Son
Parents can be a real bummer when you’re in your younger years and living under their roof. There’s all kinds of rules, they’re constantly nosing into your business, and they don’t stop bothering you about what you’re going to be when you grow up.
Fortunately, as soon as you move out and start forging your own life, your relationship with your parents gets a little easier. No longer do you feel like just a kid, and rather than having to play by their rules, now they respect you enough to trust your decisions and appreciate the lifestyle you’ve chosen for yourself.
Even at your worst, your parents always have your back. And when you mess up, they’re the first to make fun of you and rub your nose in it.
7 I'm Late For a Very Important Date
Having a car is truly a blessing. However, there is a lot of nonsense that goes along with owning a vehicle. You have to make sure your registration is current, you have to make sure your insurance is valid, and you have to dump all your hard-earned dollars into your gas tank in order to keep your four wheels on the road.
The other bummer about having a car is having to worry about what your license plate is going to say when they give it to you.
Usually, it’s just a series of random letters and numbers. But, other times, if you’re one of the unlucky ones, you can end up with a seriously suggestive message hanging off the backside of your car.
6 Egg Salad For Life
You might not have experienced it just yet, but, in every person’s life there comes a time when everyone around them starts getting married, having babies, and buying houses. During this time, if you’re not one of the people checking these hallmarks off your bucket list, it can be really easy to feel like you’re falling behind in life.
But, don’t worry: you aren’t falling behind. Everyone is on their own track, and everyone’s life happens to them at a different pace. So, it’s important to remember that, when you see your friends posting about expecting their next child, you don’t need to feel like you have to be competitive.
In fact, rather than being bitter about it, celebrate everything that you have to be thankful for. Even if all you have is egg salad.
5 I Don't Need No Stinking Ring
Like we were saying in the last entry on this list, when you start seeing all of your friends posting about getting engaged, you can’t help but look around at your own life and wonder when you’re going to be the one telling the world that you finally found your true love.
Unfortunately, you can never truly know when your Prince or Princess Charming is going to come out of the woodwork and into your life.
Love is funny like that,
and for many people, love can be exceptionally frustrating because of its tendency to show up out of the blue.
In the meantime, it’s important to focus on what you have control over; like getting an education, for example. It’s no engagement ring, but it will certainly help you into the next phase of your life.
4 That's One Way To Do It
Out of all of the people you have to deal with on a regular basis, your internet provider has got to be one of the worst. No matter what you do, or who you have, it seems like the customer service is always lackluster.
Even companies who boast about how satisfied their customers are have just as many unsatisfied customers. But, of course you never hear about that in their advertisements.
Sometimes, in order to get the resolution you deserve, you have to go right to the source. Which is exactly what this tweeter did when he noticed that his cable wasn’t working.
Now, we have no idea if he actually did go through the Comcast training program. But, as terrible as Comcast’s service is, we wouldn’t be surprised if he did.
3 Death By Loko
If you’ve had the displeasure of throwing back a Four Loko in your life, then you know exactly how toxic it tastes. Each and every sips makes it seem like
this horrendous beverage is one part fruit punch, one part gasoline, and two parts actual rat poison.
It’s one of the absolute worst alcoholic beverages that you can get. But, classless drinkers everywhere still seem to enjoy it and consume it in huge quantities each and every day.
For people who have survived a Four Loko night, life takes on a whole new meaning afterward. The sun shines brighter, the sky seems bluer, and you just thank your lucky stars that you didn’t end up passed out in a gutter and drowning in your own vomit.
2 Come On, Man
It doesn’t happen very often, but, every now and then a hero emerges that you didn’t know you needed, but couldn’t be happier that you have. And if you couldn’t tell by the triumphant look on his face, the young man in the photo above is one of those kinds of heroes.
We have no idea how he managed to get two bowling balls to balance on one another, let alone ten bowling balls. But, we couldn't help but feel drawn to his talent and boundless prowess when we saw this beautiful picture for the very first time.
People may have doubted him along his journey. But, one thing’s for sure, this mild-mannered superhero definitely sent a message to his haters when he accomplished this unbelievable feat.
1 Laid Back
House arrest, when you have the ankle bracelet attached to you, is a real bummer. It’s worse than being grounded and it can really make you feel like you’re going insane. The isolation is supposed to teach you a lesson, but, more often than not, it just makes an already convicted criminal crazy enough to recidivate.
Being restricted like that typically doesn’t force people to sit and critically think about their actions. Instead, it inspires them to push the boundaries and see exactly what they can get away with before the bracelet starts beeping.
And as you can see in this picture,
the criminal in question got away with quite a bit
when he was photographed on a boat, ankle bracelet in plain view, and put on the cover of a magazine.