15 Overheard Life Stories Charged With Optimism



Life is really full of events, right when you are born. Humans are so unique, so different from each other while being the same at the same time, that it makes everyone of us has a story to tell. Especially millennial who are now getting older and most have a family of their own. Pretty sure there is a thing or two that is always the story of the family, something that only your family members can laugh even when nothing is said. They are real stories that will never become movies, but really worth telling!

And we have found 15 real-life stories that are too funny to miss. Many of them involve hilarious events in families and nothing is cuter than a dad complying to use speak out the password to his own apartment when inquired by his son.

Hope you can enjoy and feel the positive vibe of these stories!

  • I decided to check what kind of name I had on my daughter’s phone. Then I saw that my wife was named “Boss.“ I got scared to look further, and then saw that I was labeled as ”Boss’s Boss.“ I don’t know why, but I felt really pleased.

  • My wife sent me to the supermarket to buy a fabric softener. Well, actually I was told to take a photo of the shelf of softeners and send it over: apparently, I am not qualified to choose which one to buy. So I came up to the shelf and started taking photos. Suddenly a man nearby pointed at me with his phone and said, “I can send you my photos of all the softeners here. With WhatsApp. I have a full gallery. Each bottle is a close-up from both sides.” I replied, ”No, thanks. I was just told to send the full shelf without close-ups.“ ”Clear. Lucky man..." I laughed, “Something like that, but thanks for your offer anyway. Great idea with WhatsApp.” The man smiled and said, “Sure, but the idea is not mine. See that man taking photos of detergents? He sent the photos to me. And my photo session of baby food starts now. Have fun!”


  • A friend of mine once told me a story that had happened to her at driving school. She was driving with her instructor along the streets. It was a hot summer day. The city was full of traffic jams, and there was no air conditioning inside the car. So you can imagine the stuffy atmosphere. Then they stopped at a crossroads and had the following chat:

    Friend: Oh, it’s so hot! I wish I could go to the lake, to its cool waters...
    Instructor: Let’s go!
    Friend: What? I am not going anywhere with you!
    Instructor: It’s a GREEN light now! LET’S GO!

  • My friend had a neighbor, an old grandma the whole neighborhood called “Scooter“ after the German band of the same name. How did she get that nickname? Well, she had a granddaughter whose name was Faina, but they called her Faya. And the grandma had a very specific pronunciation. So every time she came out to the balcony, she yelled, ”FAAAYAAA..." just like the guy from Scooter in his crazy song.

  • My great-granddad is 93. He still has a wonderful sense of humor. Recently, he was asked what he thought was the reason for his longevity. And he cunningly winked his eye and said, "You know, TV shows are so addictive... I have to live on to find out what’s gonna happen next."

  • When I was 8, our family lived in a house with a big backyard. My friends often came by to play. One day they decided to stay longer than usual. My parents told me to send them home. So I came up with nothing sillier than to ask them, “Are you hungry?“ They replied eagerly, ”Yes, we are!" And I said, “Then go home!” My parents are still mad at me about that.

  • I have a personal driver. He usually drives me to work and from time to time gives me a lift at night for additional salary bonuses. One evening I was dead drunk and called him to pick me up. It was already 7 a.m. in the morning. So I sat down in the front passenger seat and immediately fell asleep. When I woke up, I looked around. To my right, we were still driving. To my left — no driver. I closed my eyes and opened them again at once. "What the heck is going on?!" I grabbed the steering wheel in panic. And then it dawned on me that I was riding behind a tow truck. It turned out the driver had dropped by his house for a minute, and the car was towed away for a parking violation.

  • My friend couldn’t choose his cat’s name for a long time. He eventually came up with “Come Here.“ Now every time he says, ”come here," a fat furry Pumba bursts into the room. It is very funny!

  • I was at work and got a call from my wife. I picked up and heard a man’s voice: “Good afternoon, Nicolas! Your wife is at St. Francis Hospital. Can you come here?“ I didn’t ask questions, just jumped into the car and went over there. When I found my wife, she was sitting with her leg in a plaster cast.

    ”What happened?“ I asked.

    She lowered her gaze and said quietly, “I was jumping.”

    ”Jumping? Where?“

    ”I was jumping from the sofa to the armchair and imagined there was burning lava under me..."

  • My friend’s sister had an interview with a very promising company. They asked her when she would like to have her vacation. She chose dates randomly. They asked what salary she would like to have. She put down the first number that came into her head. And then they asked her what she could do that her potential manager couldn’t. She pondered and then said, "I can do the splits." And she actually did it. They hired her.