We're almost socialized to hate our childrens' spouses.
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.
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.
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).
Apple And Tree
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)
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.
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.
Not My Job
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Insecurity Killed The Cat
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There's no shortage of excellent horror fiction out there. Recently I read The Terror by Dan Simmons and can't remember the last time I felt that claustrophobic and nervous. But I am also a fan of quite a few classics. Are there any other horror books that capture grief as effectively as Stephen King's Pet Sematary? What other book evokes folk horror as beautifully as Thomas Tryon's Harvest Home? Let's not forget this wonderful classic: The Haunting of Hill House. I could rave about that one (and Shirley Jackson) for days. All of these books left their mark on me and yes, I'd include them on a list (if I were to make one) of some of the scariest books I've read.
People had their own opinions to share––and books to recommend––after Redditor Tylerisdumber asked the online community,
"What's the scariest book you've ever read?"
"Gerald's Game. I've read lots of Stephen King and this one scared me the most. Slept with the lights on for several nights."
Everything about this book is creepy. Don't even get me started on the... degloving. I'm sorry I even typed that word out.
"It's not a long story..."
"The Yellow Wallpaper.
It's not a long story and I'd highly recommend going in knowing little to nothing about it. It's brilliant and terrifying. Published in 1892 as well if that's any interest!"
Few stories make you feel this sad. A pretty stunning piece of work––and yes, unnerving. Can really get under your skin.
"I think it was mainly..."
"For some reason, Salem's Lot by Stephen King.
I think it was mainly because I was on a week-long hiking trip in the Australian bush and it got dark and scary at night. But damn, I had trouble sleeping for a couple of nights. Then the friend I was hiking with read it, and he couldn't sleep either."
This is probably my favorite early King––and for good reason. The sense of atmosphere is impeccable. Those characters are loveable and you genuinely care about what happens to them. Then the book veers from horror into tragedy. It's quite moving.
"Just the knowledge..."
"On The Beach.
It's the most soul-crushing book I've ever read, and there's really nothing scary in it.
Just the knowledge of impending death for everyone that feels so awfully heavy."
This is one of those books that makes you feel hopeless.
It's impeccably written but wow... it's a truly heavy read.
"You never knew..."
It's a classic. I found it to be immensely chilling. You never knew what would happen and the writing instilled a sort of dread. I read it in the dark before I went to bed until I finished it."
A book I can read and re-read over and over again. It's a beautiful horror novel. It's also a really fascinating window into the era and manages to say a lot about social and class mores.
"I'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid. Very creepy and unnerving, definitely scared me reading it at night."
I wanted to really like this one––unfortunately, I did not––but there's no denying that the first third or so (especially once the two protagonists get to the house) is pretty unnerving. Shame the payoff wasn't all that.
"It was disturbing and horrifying..."
"Helter Skelter. It's about the Manson murders and goes into quite a bit of detail. It was disturbing and horrifying because, unlike the King novels also mentioned, it's true. What they did to Sharon Tate is so absolutely devastating. Pure evil."
This book is gruesome and not for the faint of heart. The level of detail we dive into learning about the Tate-LaBianca murders is remarkable and also rather nauseating.
"So the book's characters..."
"Bird Box by Josh Malerman.
Forget the Netflix movie. The book's monsters are terrifying, in that you simply just don't know what they are or what they look like. They could be anything. What they are is enough to drive people insane by just being looked at.
So, the book's characters have to navigate a world mostly without one of our most used senses, and what's more terrifying than something you can't see?
This leads to some utterly scary scenes in the book that sent my heart racing and I had to put down for a breather."
It's a shame that movie wasn't all that and a bag of potato chips.
"It's a different kind of scary..."
"It's a different kind of scary, but The Handmaid's Tale. Atwood's dystopian nation feels not that far from reality sometimes, and it absolutely terrifies me."
We're going to go there.
Yes, this book is terrifying.
"I feel like the movie..."
"The Ruins, by Scott Smith, messed me up pretty good. My favorite kind of horror is psychological, and while there is a physical "entity" the real horror is the helplessness of this stranded group trapped by something they don't understand. Their desperate struggle to hold on to their sanity and the slow descent into hopeless desperation just really hit hard.
I feel like the movie was a fairly faithful adaptation, although it's been a while since I've seen it."
I love this book and have read it multiple times over the years. It's slow-going... and then the final one-hundred pages are just horrifying.
Well, if you haven't read any of these... What are you waiting for? Get on that. You won't regret it.
But also... the world is pretty scary right now, so we understand if you need to take a step back.
Have some suggestions of your own? Feel free to tell us in the comments below!
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Have you ever traveled to a city you've always heard good things about, only to be totally let down upon arrival?
When a friend insists we travel to certain cities because we would "just love it," they're setting the bar pretty high.
And a city can also boast a rich history or an attraction that makes us curious enough to find out what makes it so appealing.
But, alas, when we finally reach the destination, it's never exactly what we thought it would be.
Curious to hear from strangers online, Redditor tshirtguy2000 asked:
"What city is overrated?"
These are not officially real cities but they do have a rotating population.
It's Always A Party There
"As a former
slave associate at party city. I 100% agree."
"Lego City. There always has to be someone falling into the river."
"Cabot Cove, the murder capital of the world."
"Sure, the murders are all solved, but would you really want to live in a city with that much, easily solved, crime?"
Neighbor To Springfield
Shelbyville. Those f'kers steal trees from neighboring cities.
These were once considered destination cities but their popularity eventually took a nose dive.
"Atlantic City. Venture a few blocks off the boardwalk and it's incredibly depressing. Very clearly an area exploited by the big casinos while the locals have been driven to absolute poverty, while they still force a smile to work the shops that are required for the tourist traffic."
Lots Of Water
"Niagara Falls, Canada. I grew up there. Mayor pumps most of tax $ to casinos and tourism with flashy vegas-esque attractions."
"Myrtle Beach. I'm not even saying that it has a good reputation, I'm just saying that any shred of positive thinking about it makes it overrated."
Where A Creek Is An Exciting Attraction
"Lamb's Grove, Iowa. It's not the paradise on earth that people always say it is. Don't get me wrong, it's got great Chinese food but the motel 6 is meh at best."
Impressions for these cities fell far below expectation.
"Dubai. It's the clickbait of the world. 'We have the biggest/tallest/most expensive YOU WON'T BELIEVE when you see THIS...' It's hot as f*k, everything's a man-made tourist trap; labor exploitation and racism are rampant, and they try so hard to prove to the world how modern and Westernized they are. Really, it's just government propaganda."
"Miami. Horrible place filled with horrible people."
Truth be told, many cities can be overrated.
It just depends on a person's experience, or a resident's perspective about what it is about the location they live in that is nothing worth writing home about.
If I had to choose, I would say Las Vegas is overrated, but that's because there is nothing in Sin City that is of personal interest to me.
I may be severely judged for my opinion, but that is a gamble I'm willing to take.
The opposite sex can be a bit of a mystery sometimes. Our brains work differently just like our bodies and this can lead to certain sensitive questions. Guys tend to be a little less open but today it's time for the ladies to ask away. Even wondered what they really think or feel about their body, yours? Today's the day to get the answers you didn't know you needed.
Redditor William84000 asked:
“Women of reddit, what question do you have of men that you'd really like an answer to?"
His question started an informative thread for women to ask men the questions they've been wondering and receive honest, real-life answers.
“How long does it take to recover if you've been hit in the balls?” Snowy-avocado
“Anywhere from 5 minutes to literally turning to dust like we were Thanos snapped.” secondhand_organsdust whirls GIFGiphy
“The Big Dumb Object...”
“I've always wanted to know: why do you like loud machinery so much? For older men it's mowers, leaf blowers and such. For younger men, it's modified cars and motorbikes. What's the deal with the loud machines?” marshmellow_bunnyx
“Power and tools. Tools are a thing that gets stuff done, and they are loud because they contain the
natural essence power of violent explosions and fire. Most men like powerful things, instead of powerful people.”
“In sci-fi, this is called 'The Big Dumb Object', and is pretty much a trademark of sci fi books written by men” Connect-Zebra7173
To shave or not to shave?
“Does body hair on a woman bother you that much?" reillydean28
“Leg/arm hair? Don't even notice. Armpit hair? Not my thing but not my choice/decision. Pubic hair? I'd prefer not, but it's not going to stop me from getting the job done." wHUT_fun
It’s a power and control thing...
“Why send a d*ck pic?" stavinlawrence
“I think for most men it's a power dynamic thing. Either it gets them off or it just makes them feel in control."
“Then I assume there's the added bonus of if she likes it she might send a nude back. But these losers have a greater chance of buying a "get bigger penis pills" that actually work before a girl appreciates an unsolicited nude." InertialEclipse
"Do you notice the little things?”
“Do you notice the little things about women like a new hair cut, when they wear makeup or a nice outfit?” xforeverlove22
“I can't speak for everyone but for me, nope. Not at all. My uncle had a moustache for like 20 years and one day decided to shave it off. I didn't notice it. I noticed there was a weird atmosphere around me like ‘come on, say something’, so I small talked with him.”
“A few hours later after he left they asked me if I seriously didn't notice that his moustache was gone. My answer was ‘What moustache?‘ And makeup would definitly fly over my head.” PleaseTakeThisName
Lets just not touch people without permission...
“What things have women done that make you uncomfortable?" charloget
“Had a few grab my junk at random. Even had a couple that just forced a kiss on me. I don't usually experience women trying to pick me up, but the few times I did was never great. It was either negging, overly sexually aggressive and always in a group." bahamabanana
On today's episode of sink of float...
“Do penis' float like a buoy? I heard they do but have never been able to verify it.” TheFantasticV
“I mean it's buoyant but it can't really do much besides lazily sorta half float there. Still amused the f**k out of my wife to learn.” secondhand_organsGiphy
Everyone just wants to be loved...
“What makes you feel loved?” linedizzy
“A compliment, a hug or a kiss we don't have to initiate.” Nuitari8
“Do guys care if women get cosmetic procedures done?” dookieconductor
“I don't necessarily care about the work itself, I'd be more concerned about understanding why she felt like she wanted to get it done and help her feel body positive for whatever work has been done or if she feels like she needs work.” -notjosh-
Math will kill a mood everytime...
“What does it feel like when you're having sex and you're trying not to 'get there'? Is it frustrating? What do you do/think about to keep it from happening?" uhohoreolas
“I sometimes do math like 333*3... But often I am fine with just controlling things to focus mostly on her pleasure instead of mine. Tho sometimes she is excited and ends up moving in unaccounted ways while I am a hair away and there is no stopping it. I definitely don't find it frustrating. It is still very enjoyable." Fkire
Some of these Q&A's were unexpected but now we know! This important thing here though is knowing it's ok to ask questions sometimes.
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Everyone's got their own favorite food.
What are two foods that actually taste great together......even though most people don't eat them that way?
Breakfast is the most wonderful meal of the day. As the wise Leslie Knope once said, "Why would anybody ever eat anything besides breakfast food?" So mixing it up can feel blasphemous, but what if it's tasty?
Jam It On
"When I was growing up, it was standard procedure for us to put grape jelly on scrambled eggs. I did it when I went to college and everyone at the table stared at me. I still like it."
"That sounds gross af, but not too gross that I don't still want to try it. Haha"
Bringing People Together
"Peanut butter and maple syrup."
"My husband and I both grew up eating PB and syrup on our waffles. We took that as a sign it was meant to be."
"Peanut butter and syrup on waffles is one of the single best things I have ever had, also growing up with it"
Mustard?! Don't Let's Be Silly.
"Mustard with scrambled eggs. Actually I haven't had it in a while but from what I remember its really good"
"Mustard with eggs period"
Sauces and dips are critical to enjoying some foods. Mess with it too much and you risk ruining the delicacy. So that's why it's reassuring to see these people offering up their new spins on dip combinations.
Only For The Elegant Dining Experience
"Hummus and salsa mixed together with tortilla chips."
"Fancy bean dip."
Peanut Butter With Everything!
"Peanut butter and cheddar cheese (like the proper brick kind, not kraft cheese slices). When I was a kid I sometimes made myself pb and cheese sandwiches. They're very filling but delicious!"
"Toasted English muffin, butter, peanut butter, raspberry jam and marble cheddar on top. Lord have mercy on me."
"Add a litte hot sauce on the peanut butter."
Better Than Garlic Sauce?
"I already posted but I'm eating pizza with my friend right now and he likes his pizza with hummus."
"Hummus is good with so many things."
"So I make spaghetti noodles, but break up the raw noodles into smaller pieces. Once they're done I put in a an egg or two (mix it around) and let it cook. I swear it's not that bad. My Nonna always makes it for me when I go back to the Midwest to visit. It's good with parmesan cheese too."
And then there's these taste combinations. Mixtures so strange, you might just be willing to walk away from your phone or computer and try one now.
Sweet And Savory?
"Watermelon and feta cheese."
"With red onion and balsamic vinegar."
"Thats like the most basic summer thing in Greece, Balkans, Turkey together with some Uzo or Raki"
Who Lives In A Cheddar Under The Sea?
"Pineapple and cheddar."
"A guy at work introduced me to dipping a peanut butter and honey sandwich into chili. That was surprisingly great."
A Creative Spin On An Old Favorite
"Root beer float except with cherry Coke and chocolate ice cream. I was in middle school on a field trip, last in line at the cream shop, and ordered this after everyone else had done the standard root beer and vanilla. One of the cool girls who had never spoken my name before gave me this piercing look and asked if I would switch with her. I instinctively knew I would get zero benefit from this deal, so I said "Nope, ya gotta just remember it next time." That felt good."
Keep an open mind. Don't do this for every meal, sure, but always be ready to try something new.
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