The Gentle Awakening: A Gradual Epiphany: Long-Awaited Realizations Arrive

Whether it’s the realization of a truth we’ve been avoiding or a revelation that has been lingering just beneath the surface, these instances of clarity remind us that understanding often takes time to fully blossom.

“I can’t judge too much here because while compiling these answers, I actually learned at least one thing (I’d never given much thought to why “rebar” might be called rebar, you’ll see what I mean). Maybe you’ll learn something too:”

“My sister learned recently that when you’re at the grocery store and opening the egg carton that you’re checking for cracked eggs and not just making sure that they are in fact eggs in the carton.”

“I was at least 50 when I learned that the little piggy who went to market wasn’t shopping.”

“Not me, but my 21yo cousin just realized he is mildly allergic to peanut butter, and has been his whole life.

Up until now, he had assumed EVERYONE’S throat closed up a little while eating a pb&j sandwich, but they just fought through it.”

“Water towers are for water pressure, not just a town putting its name on a tank and saying ” Hey look how much dang water WE have.””

“When I was a 20 something regular cannabis user struggling to clean my pipe, only then realizing thats what pipe cleaners were for. Those fuzzy bendable tubes weren’t just for childhood crafts.”

“There is a local plumbing company call “Abacus” with a tag line “you can count on us”. After 20 years I realized their logo was an abacus.”

“When I was 15 I realized rice isn’t pasta chopped in small pieces”

“I should take this to the grave but somehow thought Mickey Mouse was a dog until I was 17 (I’m 24 now) one day I just saw a Mickey Mouse somewhere and went “Why does he have such a skinny little tail??? It looks like a ra-…..wait….””

“In high school science class we were watching a video and it was then that I realized Reindeer are, in fact, real creatures and not just mythical beings for the purpose of pulling Santa’s sled”

“That an “Amber Alert” was named after a child and not the colour of amber. (I thought it was like a code red or code blue type of thing)”

“I was 50. FIFTY F@#KING YEARS OLD, when I learned that bats are not, in fact, blind. Evidently, I’m an idiot.

So, if being oblivious to something so basic for literally half a century counts: yeah, that.”

“That Loch – as in Loch Ness – is the Gaelic word for lake.”

“Swedish Meatballs – always thought they were Sweet-ish Meatballs

Could never figure out the Ikea connection…”

“This past weekend, that the girl that invited me to an after party at her place and then asked for me to crash in her bed was not simply just being nice, I am f@#king stupid.”

“When I was a kid I thought it was ultra violent light instead of ultraviolet light. As in, that sun can really f@#k up your skin if you don’t wear sunscreen. Bahahaha! So violent.”

“I was like 25 when I found out the jugs of washer fluid outside the gas station aren’t free. I was walking out of the gas station with a buddy one day, grabbed a jug of washer fluid, and he asked me “did you just steal that?” And I was like “No dude it’s free”. It’s not, I stole washer fluid for nearly ten years of driving and no one ever said anything to me about it.”


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