When I moved across the country a couple of months ago, I was trying to find a short-term place to stay while I looked around for an apartment to make my home. I’ve gone through my share of shady sublets, and was so worried I wouldn’t land a spot that I started looking for one to book months in advance. On my first day of browsing, I came across a gorgeous and affordable one-bedroom in a really convenient location, but was super skeptical of the post because of how traumatized I am from my previous experiences.
I’ve dealt with creeps who ask for a cash deposit then claim they’re in the hospital on the exact same day they’re supposed to meet me for the keys. I’ve had people cancel my reservation once I’ve already landed in their city… Needless to say, I’m a seasoned subletter. When I found this lovely one-bedroom on Craigslist, I was sure the listing was too good to be true. So I took a proactively defensive stance when I reached out via email. I asked for boring specifications on the apartment and went over payment details with exhaustive thoroughness. I even asked if a friend could stop by to make sure there were no secret squatter tenants, or anything sketchy like that. Then, I got an email back.
TWIST: I recognized the address from the gushing fan mail I had sent it years ago. The apartment belonged to my favorite living writer and here I was, casually emailing with her directly. Flash forward a few months and we’re friendly and occasionally email each other or meet for coffee to catch up. And that’s how my nightmare sublet search turned into a friendship with one of the best and most famous writers of our time.
I live for real-life plot twists like this. They keep us on our toes while we cruise through this journey of life. Which is why when u/whytho37 asked Reddit to share their most insane plot twists, the results were incredible.
Scroll down for twists so good, you wouldn’t believe they actually happened if you saw them in a film.
The Altruistic Cheater
The Delusional Grandpa
The Simultaneous Victim-Perp
These Mile-High Flirts
The Aesthetician With Commendable Self-Control
The Guy Who Just Wanted a Passport
The Girl Whose High School Memories Came Back to Haunt Her
This Mixed Canberra Connection and Subsequent Meta-Twist
The Elderly Woman Who Got Her Cosmic Revenge
The Love-Struck Starbucks Barista
The Busy Grandfather
The Motorbike Rebel
The Couple That’s Too Good to Be True
The Diabolical Pregnancy
The Tale of Two Doppelgängers
The Womanizer’s Karma
The College Mentor Turned Birth Father
The Thief Who Hasn’t Done His Research
This Family Misunderstanding
The Family Run-In
The Abusive Husband With a Good Excuse for his Behavior
The Painful Crush
The Airport Mixup