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However, sometimes, they REALLY deserve it. It's not often that we run into the most toxic of toxic people, but when we do...why are they always dating our children?!
User u/iputstickersonmaface asked Reddit:
Mothers of reddit, who's the worst girlfriend your son has ever brought home?
Oh, boy, get ready for these answers.
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He liked a girl in high school. He chased her for the better part of a year. She'd lead him on, then make excuses why they couldn't date. Rinse. Repeat. She wasn't super friendly to us, either. Finally, their senior year, she gave in. They dated for a year and a half when she suggested they move in together. He was hesitant, but she won. They got an apartment near us. She was working evenings in a hardware store while he worked full time at a car lot and went to classes to be a volunteer firefighter. She left the house a mess and him a list of chores to do in the evenings. He did them. After a couple of months, she complained how they never went on dates anymore. Two minimum wage jobs and bills to pay..no money for dates. He decided to surprise her with a picnic and a night at the drive in. He waited and waited and she finally came home at 4:30 in the morning. She had an excuse that he didn't quite buy. Two weeks later he gets a call from some lady claiming her husband and my sons gf were having an affair. So they borrowed a car they wouldn't recognize and followed gf after work one night. Sure enough. When it all came out, the affair had been going on for a lot longer than they'd had the apartment. She was begging him to move in with her while she was seeing someone else. We didn't like her from the get go, but after that....ugh. Luckily, he met an amazing girl and is happily married with a baby....not TO a baby now.
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My moms been dealing with little bros ex for awhile now.
They dated for 5 months as freshmen in highschool. She was nice enough but really weird with my brother at 13. As a result i was designated chaperone. Hurk.
Her parents tried forcing my brother to knock this girl up, move in and take care of her whole family... at 13. My brother was a late bloomer and as a result I had to explain what all of that meant and the implications this insane tween was getting him involved in.
He broke up with her, she went off the deep end. Constant lies about how abusive my brother was. (Hello you guys hung out 4 times, in my moms living room, with me one couch away. I would know what happened).
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My mother would say My ex-sister in law Pros
- Enjoys working out
- Talks a lot (extremely social person)
- Compulsive liar who will say anything to meet her ends
- psychotic father who influences her views and has shady business
- Fraud (started a business to launder dad's money)
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My brother met a very trashy girl in his teens & got her pregnant. A few months after my gorgeous, fantastic niece was born, her mother took her and moved in with another guy, because... she was pregnant with his kids (twins, that she ended up miscarrying). She texted my brother and said he would never see his daughter again, and kept this torment up for months. My brother one night found himself in a seedy motel room with some friends who had a gun. They left to go to the gas station and he called his daughters mom. Whatever she said was the final straw, and we pulled him off of life support the next morning after spending 8 hours at the hospital watching them pump blood into him to try to keep him alive until they could be prepared to donate his organs. At his funeral his daughter was only a year old. She does not know what happened.
This girl is now 25, and has a second child. She's also on her 7th engagement, in what will potentially be her 4th marriage.. all since my brother passed away 7 years ago. The second child's father is currently not allowed to see his baby, and she has claimed that she cheated on him and that the baby is actually her current fiancé's child (it CLEARLY is not, it looks JUST LIKE the man who was in her original story the father)
So I mean, she takes the cake for bad girlfriends. I miss my brother and my niece will never know how funny or cool her dad was. Aaand I'm crying.
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Stepmom here. She was from a very well off family, and it had made her incredibly selfish and demanding.
She never had a nice thing to say about him or anything else. She criticized him constantly and talked s* about our house and lifestyle to our faces.
She lied to her parents and asked us to cover for her. She yelled at our son when we wouldn't do it.
They were only teenagers, but she expected him to take her to high-end restaurants and buy her super expensive gifts constantly.
She told him his intended college major didn't pay enough and he needed to drop out and work for her dad.
She'd ask him to drive home from college to give her a ride somewhere, and then make him wait in the car until she was ready to leave. This happened more than once.
She cheated on him numerous times.
She was a garbage person. We were so happy when he finally got out.
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When my brother was in high school he dated this heinous b---h who treated everyone like s--t. The straw that broke the camels back for me mom was when they needed a ride back from the movies, and they were late because she demanded they go to a different movie, my mom waited an hour for them and when they finally showed up, my mom was a little miffed, but when she asked them, the girl said it was my moms duty to wait because that was her job. Yeah, mom lost it.
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At first, Renee seemed pretty cool, if not slightly sketchy. There were red flags immediately but we were just too blinded by the fact that he seemed happy to address them.
- She had just left her husband who she claimed was abusive and yet left her 2 young children with him.
- Lost 2 jobs in 2 weeks for not showing up.
- She was 31 and all of her friends were around 18-19.
It didn't take long for her to show her true colors as the nastiest, dishonest, most controlling person I have ever had the displeasure of knowing. Here are some examples:
- She would scream at her children and call them horrible names when she wasn't outright ignoring them.
- She refused to work and spent what little money they had on pot.
- She stole my identity and opened up electric and gas in my name.
- She ruined the relationship between my brother and his son to the point where they actively avoid each other.
His credit is in toilet, his health is ruined, and he has no relationship with his oldest son. He's a shell of his former self. F-ck you, Renee. I hope you step on a Lego laced with tetrodotoxin.
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He brought home this one girl and she seemed nice enough. She made an effort to talk to me. A couple weeks in, she suddenly needed a place to stay.
After about 2 months of her living there, he calls me in a panic from my Dad's phone. He came home and she attacked him. She accused him of sleeping around because he had been spending too much time away from home. (He works a mechanic job, sometimes he runs over if its busy) She grabbed his phone and smashed it. She punched herself in the face repeatedly, saying she was going to go to the cops and say he beats her. She comes at him again, so he bear hugs her to restrain her. My Dad came in at this point, and she ran to him screaming and crying, saying "look what your son did to me." He immediately knew it was a crock of s*. He said she had an hour to pack her things and leave. She got in my Dad's face, called him a bunch of names. He just told her to shut up and pack.
My Dad dropped her off at her uncle's house which was about 35 miles away and apparently she screamed at him the whole way. Over the course of the next couple months, my brother has gotten phone calls from her and some super creepy letters at his door. It's been about 6 months now and she's still sending them. He usually just throws them straight in the trash.
Turns out, she had a warrant out for her arrest for possession/distribution of prescription pills. She's been on the run for over a year. My Dad called the cops and let them know her location, but as far as I know she's still somehow not in jail. I guess she used my brother for somewhere to stay and hide. It was super sh-tty.
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A friend of mine has chronically bad taste in women. Back in college, he dated this girl who was very sweet. (They all are. They come across well) But she always told these stories that just didn't seem right. And drama seemed to follow her wherever she went. For example, she claimed to have been attacked in her boyfriend's house by an intruder when she was there alone. The problem with this is that unbeknownst to her, one of the roommates got home early from work that day and was sitting on the porch reading when this intruder supposedly broke in and attacked her. He was pretty confused when the police showed up. The case was dropped because how on earth did someone break in and flee with this guy sitting on the porch? He still believed her and defended her to anyone who had anything to say about it.
He's currently dating a girl who is a major klepto. And it's not like useful stuff. She seems to just steal just to steal. For example, she stole clothes from my baby. She doesn't have kids...what does she need with onesies??? He's currently struggling to find a place to live because his long time roommate told him she wasn't allowed in the apartment and she can't get an apartment because of her criminal history. He mailed the shit she stole back to me and apologized but still doesn't see the problem with this relationship.
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I was the son in this situation. My mom has a severe case of "no one will ever be good enough for my baby" syndrome. When my now wife and I got engaged everyone congratulated is except for my mom, who drove 5 hours to visit her mother to cry. She never supported our engagement for the 3 years leading up to the wedding, contributed the bare minimum of having my dad pay for the rehearsal dinner, and even still only tolerated her presence. My wife is a lovely, kind woman who everyone in my family loves, all of my friends love. But my mother couldn't despise her more
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The worst was the one who wouldn't come out of his car when he came to hang out with the family, and who would sit there and text him to hurry up when he's seeing us for the first time in weeks. We're close knit and we love to welcome people to our family, and she was too wrapped up in controlling him to give us a chance.
Until of course, she got pregnant, and then spent the pregnancy complaining that no one in my family did enough for her or seemed interested in how she was doing, and when anyone DID show interest she griped that everyone was too involved or too nosey. For some reason she thought it was a good idea to completely sh-t-talk everyone in my family to me, and after the baby frenzy died down she started complaining about literally every move my brother made and every word he said. It just never stopped. Meanwhile she's sitting around doing nothing, not working, letting her mom take care of the kid, while she admins a Facebook page of other new moms who need to "let off steam."
They're not together anymore, she won't let my brother have any one on one time with his daughter (she's almost two, and he's an amazing dad) and she breezes in and out of my parents house like she's doing all of us a favor by letting us be in my niece's presence.
She's the f-cking worst.
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Single father, but... My son had a GF a few years ago that was seedy trailer park trash straight from a Cops episode. Managed to bring a lice infestation with her the first time she visited the house and multiple times afterwards until I drew the line and told him that he was the going to be sterilized if I had to do the house one more time.
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My brother is very private and never introduces any of his girlfriend's to us, his family, unless they force his hand and insist upon it. He finally introduces us to a woman that I will call Dede, who we guess he had been dating a year. And everyone likes Dede. She turns on the charm and the entire family likes having her around - she's charming and funny and helpful. Then after like 6 months it's like she got comfortable with her place and revealed her true nature. She was the most insecure, b-tching, demanding woman my brother ever dated. When he was with my mom and Dede called he had to make my mom be quiet and not talk because if she heard my mom in the background she would get jealous of her. It was insane. And with her being jealous of my brother spending time with mom basically undid all the goodwill she garnered in the previous 6 months. It was crazy. She was so insecure my brother couldn't spend time with our mom because she would get jealous and pissed. I've never seen anything like it.
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Not a mother, but doing the mom role for my younger brother. He met a girl on some online dating site. She was going to come visit for a few week one summer, going to stay with us. That was fine, except once she arrived within the week they both decided she will stay permanently with us. I am a bit of a doormat and my brother and I had a very fragile relationship at the time. So she stayed.
She doesn't work, contribute to the household financially, and does not do any chores. I can hear her frequently yelling at my brother through our closed room doors. Eventually they moved out together , and they have been living together since. She gets work from time to time but something always happen and she'd lose it. One time I was traveling abroad and he messaged me said he was kicked out of their house. Turns out, they had a fight and she got physical with him. He ran out and called the police but they took her side. You'd think that would be the end of it. They were on and off dating and to this day she still live with him. He had to borrow money from the family whenever she is out of work.
She is entitled and horrible. But he is also an idiot. So maybe they would stay together forever. It is out of anyone's control now.
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My brother's ex was the worst. She was super controlling of who he could and couldn't see and would lose her f-cking mind if he dared go against what she wanted him to do. At one point in their relationship they were long distance for a few months. Our family lives far away from where he was living so one week he went to visit our grandparents who live in the same province as his girlfriend. She absolutely lost it because he had the audacity to visit his aging family members over her for his only time off. She told him that if they were meant to be then she should matter more than ANYBODY including family. This was on top of her having a serious temper. Later they went on a vacation together and he mentioned that he wanted to visit a friend (female, but she was like a sister to us our whole lives) because they were passing through where she lived. His gf went nuts. Started screaming and kicking his suitcase down the street (yes in public). He ended up going anyway and she didn't, instead choosing to sit and sulk in the hotel for 2 days.
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My step son, brought home a girl that seemed nice enough. Just super shy. Whenever she would come over she would hide in the bedroom and barely spoke to us. When she did speak to us she was very respectful and kind.
After about 6-7 months of them dating and her hiding from us and barely speaking to us she went psycho on my step son. She was upset that my step son had forgotten their 6 month anniversary (Or whatever the number of months was.) And she lost it. She broke his dresser, and his xbox. She threw something and put a hole in the wall. She destroyed some of his clothes and pictures.
I came home to a disaster of a house and the cops on my porch, because she called the cops to say my step son had hit her. He was arrested and spent time in juvenile hall and on probation.
She of course tried to sweet talk her way back in to his life after the whole thing. He turned 18 shortly after he was released from juvenile hall and he took her back. Moved out of our home and moved in with her. And found out once again how psycho she was when she attacked him again because he forgot to pick up taco bell on his way home from work.
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FATHER who raised three sons on my own...
We had a working horse farm and my two youngest sons, 17 and 14, had their own "bunkhouse (two bedrooms, a kitchen, dining room and TV room). And no, they weren't unsupervised, I'd visit a couple of times daily (from 40' away).
So...this gal shows up on a Friday afternoon. I don't get a good look at her, it's getting dark, but we politely shake hands.
My son says she's staying for dinner -- they're cooking "in". I respect that. I've raised this son, he's a good kid, trustworthy and honest, and so I leave them alone.
Next morning, her car is still there AND I catch a really good look at her as she's hurrying out of the bungalow (I am certain she's trying to get away before I get close).
She has to be 30...at least.
So...I have a talk with my son and learn he met her playing a video game online. I asked how old she was. He said like, 20?
I said...son...she's a lot older than that. And no...she's not to stay over again. Case closed.
In any case, of course, she must have been giving the kid what he wanted because they kept seeing each other. As for overnights? She was no longer overt. Instead, she'd wait until dark then park her car on another road and walk over to my kid's quarters. (I learned this after the fact.)
I finally walked in one night on another matter. Didn't see HER...but my two sons weren't welcoming as they usual are but instead had "big eyes" and seemed anxious. Then ...I saw a purse hanging on the back of a chair.
I asked my older son...okay, whose purse? He didn't say anything, looked guilty as Hell...so did my YOUNGEST son...
So I said, "well, let's see whose purse this is," and I unzipped it, pulled out the wallet, and lo and behold, miss so and so was 32 years old.
I asked her to come over where I could see her...she had been cowering in a corner where I would have had to come all the way into the house to find her.
I asked if I could have a word with her in private.
I didn't see her again but I do know my son met with her several more times.
But I made it hard enough for her, and dangerous enough, that it finally ended.
Of course there's still more to this story, but you've got the gist.
All of us have fears which some might call irrational.
Up to and including ghosts, witches, monsters.
But more often than not, reality can be far scarier than the supernatural.
And there are very few people indeed who don't have a memory of a moment when they were truly and genuinely scared.
And not by an otherworldly encounter, but by things that could quite literally happen to anyone.
Redditor GodhimselfUwU was curious to hear the scariest experiences people have lived through, leading them to ask:
"What’s the scariest non-supernatural thing that ever happened to you?"
"I was 14, alone at my grandmas house around midnight."
"She was across the street at the bar she owned."
"I was playing games on her computer, about 15 feet from one of the windows facing the backyard."
"All of a sudden the glass from that window shatters, and I ran to one of the bedrooms."
"I can hear my name being called."
"Eventually I see my grandma's ex-boyfriend enter the living room where the computer is."
"He keeps saying my name."
"I’m scared sh*tless, but I walk out and confront him."
"He says my grandma stole his ID and that’s what he came for, as he’s taking money from my grandmas purse."
"He looks f*cked up on something."
"I forget how he leaves but when he does I call the bar and people come over looking for him."
"They didn’t find him."
"About a year later he did it again, and I was once again alone there."
"Except this time instead of breaking a window he decides to try to kick the side door in."
"I’m just there chilling when out of nowhere I hear the loudest bangs coming from the side of the house and I instantly knew what was happening."
"I immediately called the bar and they sent a bunch of people over before he could make it in."
"He apparently tried to jump from one of her sheds into the alley next to her house and broke his leg."
"He went to prison."- nfreshn
They're coming right for us!
"Two bison charging right toward me down a narrow wooded path in Yellowstone when I was 12."- pcc2Open Range Running GIF by Reconnecting RootsGiphy
Uncomfortable in new surroundings.
"My sister has mental health issues."
"We were in a foreign country, driving across mountains on a one lane dirt road with no guardrails."
"She had a complete mental breakdown and threatened many times to drive off the edge."
"To this day, my mom swears my sister wouldn't have done it."
"All I say is, 'you weren't in the car'."
"'You have no idea'."- BlorengeJulius
Lost in the woods.
"Getting lost on 350 acres of woods in southeast Georgia."
"Was found about 6 hours later."
The dog found me hours before the people did.- No_Regrats_42Scared Woods GIF by Brat TVGiphy
A near death experience.
"Was working as a linemen tasked to replace a 16m wooden power pole which requires climbing up to untie the lines from the isolators."
"I checked if the pole had any rot beforehand, climbed up, untied the lines, climbed down, as I was packing my tools up , the pole fell from its own."- LimaRadek
He wasn't who he claimed to be.
"A man claiming to be a meter reader was in our yard and tried the back door AFTER trying the front."
"It was unlocked because there was a field behind us and our gate had a lock, that he somehow got by."
"The meter reader man was nearly eaten by our Great Dane who was dumb and peaceful, except for when she laid eyes on him."
"Our other dog also wanted to kill him and he was up on our trampoline begging us to call the dogs off, which we, my then 11 year old sister and I, refused to do and went to get our dad, who worked from home."
"The guy escaped while we got our dad and my dad let the police know what happened."
"The real meter reader man came the next week."- ApplesintheorchardDog Bouncing GIF by AFV PetsGiphy
Had no idea what they were witnessing.
"I guess watching a loved one have a seizure when I didn’t understand what it was."
"Legit thought I witnessed a death."
"Scary stuff."- Peppapigisgodly
Always look both ways.
"I got hit by a car while in a crosswalk a few months back."
"Had a split second where I saw him coming and realized what was about to happen."
"I thought I was going to die."- jolalolalulu
Big Sister to the Rescue.
"Saved my sisters life."
"We were boating and my parents just kinda assumed we’d be ok with them only out a couple hundred feet."
"I was about 17 and she was about 7."
"I’m laying there chilling and see her slip and fall into the water and just straight up sink."
"Ran over, dove in and pulled her to shore."
"She spit up a bunch of water and was fine but that experience rocked me to my core."
"Not a super crazy story but almost seeing a sibling die has always stuck with me."
"I’ve broken almost every bone in my body, I died one time and was in a coma for a little bit but for some reason this one stuck with me."- Present-Trip5231
Often, an experience that left us scared does make for a good story down the line.
Though whether it was a good enough story to make having gone through the experience worth it, is debatable.
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Having to work for a living is hard work.
Some jobs come with difficulty and two extra sides of stress.
So the last thing people need is unwarranted hate.
I'm so glad I work from home. Writing alone.
I have issues with me, but that I can deal with.
I do hate internet issues.
But that is warranted.
Redditor PM_ME_URFOOD wanted to talk about the jobs where a ridiculous amount of vitriol is all part of a days work. They asked:
"What profession gets an unjustified amount of hate?"
Waiting tables was always the bane of my existence. Customers are rude. Staff is rude. It never ends.
Filthy HoursFail Just For Laughs GIFGiphy
"Trash men. They’re looked down on as dirty and uneducated, but they do a hard job that is absolutely critical to our public health."
"Youth sports officials. I umpire baseball as a hobby and the way parents act is deplorable."
"The parents on the other hand deserve loads of hate sometimes. I was a coach for soccer and volleyball while I was in the Air Force. You would have loved to be a sports official for our leagues at our base. If a parent got sh**ty they are immediately ejected, no questions, and reported to whoever is their higher authority. It almost never happened."
Behind the Counter
"Any customer (client/patient) facing job. They get the abuse that stems from managements decisions, mistakes and incompetence."
"I did customer service for automotive companies at a call center for years. People get so unhinged, between dealerships, management, people calling into the wrong department, angry customers who were itching for a fight over a rental car. The job paid for five free therapy sessions a year, but honestly, it would take every ounce of restraint not to break some days."
"You aren't allowed to defend yourself or hang up, you can't transfer them to supervisors for a call, you technically work for a third party company that exists to keep the customer from ever actually speaking to the corporation. It was the worst job I've ever had, and that's coming from someone who used to work at a seafood processing plant."
"Food service. The workers have to eat too, you know."
"Working fast food sucked. Not because the job was hard. But because people were *icks. For like, no reason. Working in an actual kitchen also sucked. Not because the work was hard, but because you never did it quick enough and your boss was a *ick for like no reason. But at least you didn't deal with customers."
Too much stress...Jim Carrey Omg GIFGiphy
"Defense attorneys. People hate them because they defend violent criminals. However, as one lawyer put it, their job is not just to defend these people; their job is also to make sure that the cops did their job correctly."
I've always wondered about defense attorneys. How do they reconcile their morals?
They're Smart Toowill birth control GIFGiphy
"I live in Germany and currently in my (hopefully) last semester of university to become a pharmacist (4 years of university, one practical year and three exams of state required). A lot of people here think pharmacists are only cashiers and don’t know we get a scientific education. And God help me if I question a doctor's decision."
"I usually just lurk as a guest, but I made a Reddit account just for this. Cooks for public schools. They are constantly overworked, underpaid, and disrespected. Most schools have only a few ovens and microwaves, so school chefs have to either jam unsafe amounts of frozen food into ovens and microwaves, which is a giant fire hazard, or work non-stop from early morning."
"Plant breeders and plant geneticists. Imagine you're a plant nerd and you spend your life studying genetics so you can figure out how to improve food crops. Like, to make them yield more, taste better, be healthier, survive drought, etc. But on the internet, you're apparently trying to poison the world and control the food supply."
"Veterinarians. My doctors CONSTANTLY get yelled at or called heartless when, for instance, we refer them to a hospital more suited to care for the animal than us. Like bro we didn't just tell you know we are giving you options and trying to ensure you seek the proper care. Don't call me a heartless b**tard for that crap."
No Fun InvolvedAngry Neil Flynn GIFGiphy
"Janitors. Trash-related work. Sewage workers. Plumbing."'
I feel for everyone in these jobs. They deserve better.
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Short of having a shopping addiction, no one actually likes spending money on stuff.
Why would you ever willingly give it away? It's your money!
Which might be why it feels so bad when you have to spend money of something that should be free from the beginning. People/ corporations are going to chase that cheddar, though, so there's little you can do besides complain, which frankly might be the best thing the internet is for.
"What should be free?"
Let's get these out of the way first...No, let's get this first one out of the way first.
Hidden fees are the worst.
Hidden. F***ing. Fees.
"Transaction/processing fees when you order a digital product online. Such as a concert ticket, where you pay 6 euro extra while you pay online, and have to print the ticket yourself."
"Or processing fees to pay bills that you need. Duke energy charges a $7 processing fee for you to pay your energy bill. Like wtf."
Pay To Pee
"Public bathrooms! The amount of human piles of poop around because the homeless have no where to relieve themselves!"
"Live in a very tourist-y part of the U.K., all public toilets charge and most cafes/pubs/libraries won’t let people use their toilets. As someone who lives here year round it’s really frustrating and doesn’t seem to make sense."
Want A Better Society? Educate Them.
"College. Or at the very least, college APPLICATIONS. If you're gonna require it for most careers, atleast make it accessible for people. And I just think it's stupid that people have to pay to get rejected."
"Oh god I hate that so much. Same with applying to apartments it’s such a waste of money if you don’t get approved. It racks up quickly too."
It does feel grimy when "official documentation" that is "mandatory" has to be bought and paid for not by the people requiring it, but by the people needing it.
Forcing Us To Pay For Something We're Forced To Have
"ID cards issued by the government. Especially since you need them for almost every aspect of daily living."
"I'm not the biggest fan of free stuf but having to pay for a piece of paper that says "I exist" is ridiculous."
It'll never not feel bad having to pay for something we expect to be free, but it feels ten times worse when it's something you need to get by in life. As in, need to live.
Let's All Agree To Take Care Of Each Other
"All base needs up to a level. I mean stuff we need to survive, eg. power, water,... and things we are required to use to be relevant in daily life internet,..."
"Seeing how now power companies are fuel companies are having THE biggest profit in years while more and more families are pushed into bigger and bigger deths just to get by."
"Same goes for internet tbh, poor kids are just not getting by in school becasue they lack the basic stuff every other kid has to get further in life. I am not saying they need the fastest possible internet with unlimited dl, but give them so they can work for school so the vicious cycle can be broken."
We Need It More Than Anyone
"All mental health services. If you don’t have benefits or a VERY good paying job, they are unaffordable for how often most people really need them. At $120-160/ session even once a week is not affordable for most people these days"
A Fine Line Between Need And Want
"Drinking water, sure. But water is an expendable resource and it should honestly be more restricted when we think about cases like people watering their lawns."
Paying To Live
"Insulin. People are dying because of greedy pharmaceutical companies."
"But We're 'Pro-Life'" - Jerks
"Birth control of all kinds."
"For anyone who b*tches about spending taxpayer money, I'd ask whether it costs more to provide condoms or to house prisoners."
"Giving birth (In the us)"
"As a female US citizen the more I learn about the whole giving birth sh*t the less I want kids. My friend just had a baby, there were some complications. She is now paying off a 14k hospital bill! The lowest I have hears is 8k. 8k just to have a f-cking kid! For a country that is gung-ho about forcing women to have kids they have missed the mark completely."
Everyone is looking for their payout, and unfortunately sometimes we're the ones who have to give it to them, whether it makes sense or not.
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The worst part of having breasts is Florida.
I didn't even say large breasts. Just breasts, any breasts. Florida and breasts are mortal enemies sworn to battle one another into oblivion until the end of days.
In other states, you and your ladies can live a more peaceful life. Here in Florida, it's A Song of Sweat And Fire Ants.
Ever get tiny little jellyfish stuck under your side-boob? Happens here all the time.
Bikinis should come with a "Sand Lice, Your Titty Crease, And You" informational pamphlet.
Wanna jog? Hope you accounted for the fact that the air is soup and will chafe and cauterize your nipples.
Know what limits your field of vision, making you more likely to accidentally step on a snake and/or gator? Boobs.
Know what slows you down as you try to escape the angry reptile from the above paragraph? Also boobs.
Reddit user Saibotnl1 asked:
"What's the most negative thing about having boobs?"
Now take all this stuff they said sucked, and then put it inside of a steam oven filled with mosquitos. That's Florida.
And Florida is incompatibile with breasts.
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"I love them but running can be a nuisance even in a good sports bra."
"When I go to work, there is a woman that usually runs on the shoulder of the road. I gasp at how much her boobs bounce. Isn't that doing damage to tissue? Painful?"
"Yes! I literally always hold mine when going up/down stairs so they dont bounce. Running is uncomfortable even with a good bra :/ "
"If it's a sports bra that holds you, it's so tight that it's impossible to get into or out of without a whole team of people like a pit crew."
"If you can comfortably get into it, it won't hold the girls for long."
"Cardio is just not worth all this."
"As a kid I wasn't fit enough for jump rope, but now that I'm older and have the big boobies it feels even more impossible to ever indulge in."
Literally In The Way
"They get in the way!!"
"Lately I've been getting frustrated with exercise. My personal trainer will say to hold something a certain way and I'll try but it's so uncomfortable because my boobs are completely in the way."
"She has small boobs so she doesn't account for them being in that space right in front of your chest."
"My English teacher in 10th grade was drinking water one day when a few drops landed on his shirt. He then complained about getting older and how he never stuck out far enough to get his shirt wet."
"I just sighed."
"4th grade. 4th grade is when I stuck out too much to avoid drips."
"So very much this."
"I refuse to do mountain climbers when my trainer suggests it, she started to get mad saying it's a great exercise. My retort was that I'd really rather not knee myself in the breasts as part of my workout."
"The lady has small boobs and replied that she had never thought of that!"
"Probably growing them."
"It hurts, and if you get big boobs young and quickly, it’s both physical and social agony."
"It hurts to grow them, first of all, your chest aches and bumping them against anything really hurts - and since they’re a sudden, large addition to your body, you’re ALWAYS bumping them on stuff."
"But the social aspect is worse."
"Your female family members comment on them slyly and smirk at your response."
"Your male friends look at you weird and you have to realize they see you as more sexual than girls with smaller chests, even though you literally cannot control this."
"Other girls can be nasty and jealous."
"Eventually I learned to manage all this and I like having breasts now; but from like 11-16 I was so frustrated and upset that I had developed them at all."
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"The sweat and itch!"
"Also that they're like two volcanos, which isn't especially practical during summers or when you're a constantly hot temperatured person anyway."
"No matter what I try, the skin under my boobs never cools down!"
"Boob sweat is the bane of my existence when it's even a little bit hot outside - and sometimes even when it's not lol..."
"I hate the feeling of sweat on my boobs. I just put tissue between and underneath my boobs to hopefully absorb the sweat so it won’t start to itch and drip."
"I STILL am not able to remove them after a long day. Why?!"
"Why can't I just set em aside for the night, all done. Why hasn't technology advanced to this possibility yet??"
"Absolutely they would. The relief we would get ... oh my god it sounds divine."
"Maybe I wouldn’t be so b*tchy."
"I’d honestly probably only wear them for ren faire, and leave them at home the rest of the year."
"The double standard of girls with small chests and big chests."
"If you have a big chest no matter what you wear or do it's sexual. But for girls with smaller chests they can get away with crop tops or v necks or even swim suits."
"Lol the bigger girls who spent their entire grade school years getting sent to the principal's office for breaking dress code will agree with you."
"Loose shirts will tent and billow up in the wind as you walk-- dress coded."
"Tight shirts that don't tent but cling to your chest-- dress coded."
"And don't even think about anything but a crew neckline, or you'll be dress coded again."
"I always got in trouble for wearing dresses in school, but skinny Minnie wearing something even worse gets by no problem just because she doesn't fill it out the way I do."
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"Bras are expensive and you need regular bras, sports bras, probably something special like a strapless or low back if you have a special occasion or something."
"And don't even get me started on women's healthcare ..."
"Stage 4 breast cancer patient here, and it costs me about an extra $5000/yr to stay alive if everything goes well."
"I just stopped breastfeeding and none of my bras fit anymore."
"I’ve just been wearing sports bras every day because I don’t even know what cup size I am anymore and I don’t want to spend a fortune replacing all of my bras."
"Plus if you choose not to wear bras for any number of reasons, you’re treated as deviant or an acceptable target of inappropriate attentions."
"Laying on your stomach can be tricky."
"Laying on your back can be tricky as well."
"And on your side."
"Just laying in general with big boobs is a hassle."
"However women in my life have found it difficult to get a decent back massage because of this. I've seen plenty of massage tables with head holes, but none with boob support..."
"Semi-suffocating yourself on the beach while trying to get some sun on your back is fun."
"The fact that I look like a walking refrigerator if I wear a loose fitting top, as it billows shapelessly around my body in an odd fabric rectangle."
"But if I wear something form fitting, I look like a lady of the night and am treated as such."
"OMG this !!"
"I feel like all my girlfriends around me have such a fashion sense and can wear things with such grace but I always look as you’ve described. Like either I look like a couch pillow or Jessica Rabbit."
"Sometimes I just want to cut them off honestly."
"Yeah I’ve been wanting a reduction since a was a teen because of the back pain and catcalling, and many people I know with a bigger chest feel the same way."
"I had no idea women hated their boobs so much! It honestly is shining a light on an idea I have never thought of."
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"They might try to kill me."
"Breast cancer runs in my family and I have to have my first mammogram this year at 36."
"My mom was negative for both BRCA genes but there are 6 others they’ve discovered since she had cancer that we haven’t been tested for."
"Insurance won’t cover me to test unless she tests positive for one."
"Fun fun fun."
"My mom died from breast cancer at 46. I started getting mammograms at 34."
"Luckily, I took the BRCA test and was negative."
"Constantly being sexualized."
"I’m the least sexual person but people assume I’m super sexual because of my body. And I hate it"
"Yup, I'm ace and I honestly just want them chopped off to be rid of the constant sexualization of my body."
"It makes me really uncomfortable."
"My friend in elementary school had a condition where she went into puberty super early and had large breasts by 3rd grade."
"We would walk together to elementary school every morning and get cat called a lot, but we were too afraid to tell our parents because we thought they wouldn't let us walk together anymore."
"She would have teachers make comments about them."
"When we were older she talked about how insanely awful and alienating it made her feel growing up. Her younger sister had the same condition, but went on puberty blockers for it."
"These pendulous bags of hell have destroyed my back."
"Even a decade after a reduction surgery, I remain in daily pain. And now as an added bonus they get to be misshapen, scarred horribly, and completely useless for raising a baby."
"I didn’t realize how heavy they are until I got together with girl with big boobs and woooooow they are heavy!"
"I got C cups in fifth grade and those f*ckers went all the way to G by senior year."
"My posture was/is awful and I've felt like an old woman since I was a teenager. I don't even want babies, so they're never actually gonna be useful either."
See what I mean?
They're kind of awful once they hit a certain size, and that size is pretty much ANY size if you're in Florida.
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