15 People Give Serious Replies Regarding Things They Definitely Weren’t Supposed to See

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Have you ever seen something that you weren’t supposed to see? Maybe it wasn’t exactly a secret being kept from you, but perhaps it was something you didn’t need to know or didn’t need to know until later.

Reddit user beloyalordie asked for serious answers to the question, “What was something you saw you were definitely not supposed to see?” The Reddit community delivered with many great examples of things they clearly weren’t supposed to see. Some of them are amusing. Some of them are sad. Scroll down to see 15 examples.

  1. That’s One Way to Find out You’re Fired

    Reddit user BougieB_83 wrote:

    My severance check. Apparently someone at the payroll company addressed it to me instead of HR. Opened it at my desk and laughed, packed up my shit and left.

  2. A Letter From His Dad

    -NoFaithInFate- shared:

    I found a letter between my parents back when my dad was in the army (10 years before I was born) when cleaning out the house. He was saying how they should get a divorce because it just wasn’t seeming to work out. When I was 16 they did end up getting a divorce, I’ve never talked to them about it.

  3. Something Fishy’s Going On Here

    TheGooOnTheFloor added:

    Leaving work late one evening, I saw the HR director and CFO in a dark office shredding papers (no, that’s not an euphemism). I didn’t say anything but quietly walked on down the hall. Two weeks later we were raided by the SEC and several people were charged with cooking the books.

  4. She Didn’t See Him

    Joe1972 wrote:

    I once arrived early to pick up a girl for a first date. She was renting a small garden apartment behind a bigger house. It was just after dusk and I walked around the corner. The sliding door was standing open and she was inside walking around, brushing her hair, wearing only her underwear. She did not see me, so I just walked back around that corner and waited another 10 minutes. When I walked round again she had a dress on. I never told her.

  5. Abortion

    theunicornbort shared:

    When I was about 16, I was snooping in my parent’s wardrobe. Found a diary written by my mother when she was 14 (from the year 1970). Read some beautiful and brilliantly written entries about meeting and dating my dad (who was 16 at the time). Had to read a little between the lines in some slightly later entries as they were written with such flowery language. In one such entry, all of a sudden she discloses that she’s had an abortion. Performed by my grandfather. An anesthesiologist. She never told anyone.

  6. You Can’t Unsee That

    ClutchKickAutos55 explained:

    My mom gave me an old laptop of hers when I was about 13 and I was scrolling through random pics she had left on it of my little brothers football games and then boom, nudes of my mother.

  7. Dad’s Secret

    TheLaudMoac added:

    Borrowed my Dad’s camera, found out he was gay.

  8. He Was In AA

    heuristichuman shared:

    My dad’s AA chips. Learned it’s why my parents got divorced. Proud of him for being in recovery though.

  9. Drug Trade

    idiedforwutnow added:

    Me and a friend snuck away from a house party at 2am once, we wanted to go to this local abbey. We were exploring the grounds and generally having a nice time when we see two cars stop nearby.Instinctively we hid in some bushes and witnessed what was clearly a large drug trade. We definitely were not supposed to see that. We waited for them to finish their business and then we headed back to the party.

  10. An Engagement Ring

    RumpleJump wrote:

    Happened to a friend of mine. She was dating this dude forever, they broke up and he moved out, she was devastated. About a month later she was cleaning out old stuff and found a receipt for a ring that he had bought for her and never given her. That’s how she found out that he had once intended to propose, before he fell out of love with her. She was hurt pretty bad about that.

  11. Not a Surprise Party

    untg shared:

    I found invitations to my big surprise 18th birthday just lying on the floor a few weeks before the event, I had to act surprised when the time came to walk through the door to the party, which I did. The only thing is, my twin brother also knew (which I didn’t know at the time) and lets just say his acting skills are really bad… So we both found out in different ways about the surprise party but neither of us knew that we found out about it. So when I walked through the door for the ‘surprise’, I could tell from his reaction that he knew…

  12. Everyone’s Salary

    VictorBlimpmuscle wrote:

    The salaries of everyone working at the company I was working at – it was a smaller, start-up digital ad agency with about 60 employees total, and someone from HR was making copies of a document that listed everyone’s salary, and left the original on the glass of the copier. I found it, and turned it back in, but not before I went through that list to see what everyone else made, and discovered that a couple new hires working the same position as me were making more than me. So after turning it in, I met with my manager and used my newfound knowledge to my advantage to successfully negotiate for a raise (along with a tacit promise that I wouldn’t divulge what I knew to anyone else in the company).

  13. Dad’s Mistress

    cherryredkisses added:

    An email from my Dad’s mistress on his computer.Mentioned it to my Mum and that’s when she told me my Dad had been having an affair for the past 7 years and I have a half sister because of it.

  14. Elementary School Power

    Nozzles1234 wrote:

    The code to open all the doors in my primary school at the time. A lot of power to open any locked door for an 8 year old.

  15. Pre-Divorce

    Eaglestrike shared:

    When I was a young teen I was once leaving my house to go do something in the neighborhood. As soon as I got out of the door I heard my parents at the garage. My mother seemed to be in her car, and my father…was sitting down behind her car, and pleading with her not to leave. My parents were divorcing, and I saw a few scenes that I wish I never had. Not really horrific, but seeing your parents in emotional pain can be rough.