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Hey, did you ever have that kind of ex that constantly threw ragers in his parents' basement and thought marijuana was a personality trait? Because I sure did, and was it EXHAUSTING. I should've taken these as signs early on and gotten the heck out. Keep an eye out for these, so you don't waste your time with another idiot.

u/big_brainer asked: What screams "I'm too immature to date someone"?



So annoying.

Inability or unwillingness to look at problem or issue through your partner's perspective.

AmigoDelDiabla

"It is the mark of an intelligent person who can entertain an idea without accepting it." Aristotle

SnarkyRetort

Why would you even do that?

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Deliberately trying to make the SO jealous.

Redflatline

My ex sent nudes to her cousin to try and make me jealous.

temsik1587againtwo

EVERYONE needs to do this.

Inability to self correct or to take criticism.

OtherEgg

Well f*ck you too.

JimminityGlickMyBic

This.

Making the other person responsible for yourself, whether it's about your mental or physical health, feeding habits, cleanliness or anything else.

mindeatingjellyfish

I have a friend like this. She went to college with her (now ex-)boyfriend and ended up losing over 20 lbs causing her to be very underweight for her height. When I asked how much she was actually eating, she told me it's not much because her boyfriend doesn't "remind" her to eat. I asked how she survived high school and she said her mom would just make her lunch and dinner so she would eat then.

I tried telling her that was not healthy at all and she should never rely on someone else to remind her to take care of herself (said in nicer words, but you know what I mean).

She also is constantly trying to get back with this ex even though she's told me how mentally and sometimes physically abusive he was. She just started therapy so hopefully that helps her get out of this behavior.

maddiegirl4598

Hypocrisy is annoying af.

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Having a list of qualities the other person should have but not once thinks about how to better themselves or what they can bring to the relationship.

Example: You want someone who doesn't smoke, but you smoke.

KDenim06

This hits home so much. Had an ex with a list. Basically her and her stepmom came up with this list and the guy had to hit most of, if not all of them. She told me this, I never asked her what was on it and if I fulfilled these things, but I instantly thought: she has a lot of issues and personality flaws and attitude problems. I thought, where is the list she made for herself for her own self improvement?

You can't find a perfect person. Also, you should always work on yourself before demanding things from others

I fear she'll never have a successful relationship.

bow9045x

Beyond frustrating.

Agreeing to date someone, ghosting them for a week, then calling the person they are dating clingy for wanting to spend time with them.

Sethyboi12354

This is how my ex behaved. He accused me of being clingy when I just wanted to see him more than once every two weeks.

WakandaAdnakaw

Ugh.

When they're full of themselves. "I don't understand why people wouldn't date ME I mean I have such-and-such!"

verifiedbeef

I have a penis and I shower daily. Who wants some?

brickmack

This is a big one.

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Not being able to talk honestly about sex and birth/disease control.

mstibbs13

Aside from too immature to date, that's a person that's too immature to be having sex.

TheWholeOfHell

ACCURATE.

Thinking there are any positives in any way to the relationship between the Joker and Harley.

master_a_skywalker

When someone says their relationship is like Joker and Harley Quinn's, they're usually right - just not self-aware enough to realize this is a bad thing.

I'm kind of optimistic about Birds of Prey hopefully making sure the depth of Harley's arc percolates into pop culture. She isn't "the Joker's girlfriend", she's his ex-girlfriend, and she knows their relationship was abusive. Hopefully the movie will make everyone who says "we're just like J+H!" think twice about their relationships.

Nyxelestia

More people need to know this.

Thinking love is gonna "fix you" or solve everything and make your life perfect.

At least in my eyes, the people who have the healthiest relationships are the people who have learned to have healthy, happy single lives. That way they don't put romantic love on a weird pedestal and expect way too much of their partners.

NewRedditSameTaste

Jealousy sucks.

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Not letting your partner do anything or be friends with people of the opposite sex. If your boyfriend or girlfriend tells you that you can't see other platonic friends because they might cheat, they need to go.

redditKMC

Big red flag.

Comparing your significant other to your ex. Doesn't matter what gender, race, etc.

SingleCucumber

Woooow.

Drunk texting your girlfriend's mom to shit talk her and her daughter (while still well aware you are indeed texting your girlfriend's mother).

ettoire

Be yourself!

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Changing yourself to suit another person in a new relationship or getting super into new hobbies and interests because your new SO is into them. Just be yourself.

serabean

NOT normal.

Thinking fighting all the time is normal. I don't mean bickering and arguments. I mean full on, yelling screaming slamming doors fighting. I've been with my now husband for 5 years and we have NEVER had a screaming match. The few times we've gotten close to being that angry we both had the wherewithal to say "you know what let's table this and talk about it later", then did something silly to bring the edge off.

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They say one man's trash is another man's treasure - and sometimes that saying is pretty literal.

Lots of people build entire businesses picking up cool stuff on bulk-pickup trash day, and upcycling it into something even better that people are willing to pay for.

Sometimes, you might even end up with something pristine and usable right away.

Reddit user JampackedAlborn1976 asked:

What is the most valuable item that you have seen somebody throw away or have found in the garbage?

And for real ... some of these people scored BIG TIME. Like big time. Like really big.

Like Refrigerator Big

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"Our current refrigerator is a double-door one with exterior ice and water dispensers. We got it for free, with absolutely no problems whatsoever. It's just a few years old."

"How we got it? My dad (civil engineer) was doing some work on someone's apartment when they said they had bought a new modern French door refrigerator and that they were just going to discard their current refrigerator."

"My dad simply asked if he could have it.. and they said yes." - SauloJr

Immigrants In Action

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"I immigrated to the US from Brazil when I was 12. And every Saturday, my mom, stepdad, sister and I would go out at night to upper middle class neighborhoods the day before trash pickup to rummage through the garbage they were putting out."

"We found perfectly good TVs, VCRs, microwaves, couches, lazy boys, tables, books and comics, etc."

"I couldn't believe these Americans were throwing out like that. We furnished our entire house with that stuff. The entire Brazilian immigrant community in my town did it. We were flabbergasted." - PhillipLlerenas

With A Note

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"My wife yelled at me that someone put a big TV outside with a note on it. Walked across the street and it was a brand new Samsung 37 inch HDTV."

"They were actually renovating the apartment building and got an upgraded TV. Even had the remote taped to it with batteries, I guess I have really nice neighbors here in NYC." - MadLintElf

Life Hack!

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"If you want high end stuff out of the garbage for free, follow these steps:"

"Pick a city with a large university in it. If it's a school well known for its law programs, or medical, or engineering, all the better."

"Search for luxury apartment complexes that market themselves towards students. Look for things like included shuttle service, pools, fitness centers, etc. The more expensive and swanky the better."

"Figure out when finals week is at the end of Spring semester."

"Dumpster dive at those luxury apartment complexes during that week and the following weekend."

"Very wealthy international students will arrive in the US, fully outfit an apartment with nice furniture, big TVs, audio systems, gaming consoles, you name it, and when the semester ends they just junk it all because they aren't going to fly it back to wherever, and it's too much effort to spend the time selling when they do not care about the money."

"It's a smaller scale phenomenon a little like all the luxury cars abandoned at the airport in Dubai." - whattothewhonow

Literal Gold Treasure

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"I found a gold coin at goodwill for 5 bucks. It was in a case with someone's name and company name."

"It was their gift from the company for retiring. I assume the family threw it out when he died not knowing it was solid gold. It was in a in a thick solid plastic case that had to be cracked opened."

"It literally said 1 oz fine gold on it. I figured 5 bucks was worth the risk it not being real."

"It was a South African KRUGERRAND 1 oz coin. Everyone was just too busy to read it lol."

"Bought it and took it too a pawn shop and sold it for a couple grand." - streetmitch

The Best Day Of My Life

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"When I was a kid, I grew up right outside the Los Angeles area in the suburbs. My stepdad was a garbage truck driver for the city of Beverly Hills."

"I swear in the late 80s and early 90s we'd have so much basically brand new stuff (still in boxes) brought home on a regular basis."

"I'll never forget one day in particular. My stepdad came home and was like 'get ready, come to the car, I'll need your help.' So I go down there and in back seat of his car he had a few large black garbage bags."

"We haul them up to our apartment and he's like 'go ahead, open them.' Inside was what I could only describe as an 80s kids trove of treasures."

"One bag contained just about every Ghostbusters and GI joe toy you can imagine, they were played with but had every little accessory, there was a bunch the playsets and everything."

"In the other bag was pretty much every LEGO of the early 80s sets, still in their original boxes. I was a big LEGO nerd but was totally thrown off by the old school space ones because they looked nothing like the 90s space sets. I think they even said "NASA" the minifig's chests."

"That was like a random day in July, it felt like Christmas. I was 9 years old and it was basically like the best day of my life up to that point." - Zombgief

Who Throws Away Money?

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"A jar full of quarters."

"Annual spring cleaning projects happen in a lot of towns where anyone can put almost anything on the curb and it's taken away for free. It's to stop open dumping or stuff being dumped in ditches."

"Sometimes people deal with estates from winter by just dumping all their grandfather's stuff on the curb for the cleanup to get the house empty immediately. Most often they don't even bother to look at what they are throwing away."

"In 2012 on north road in Akwesasne I found an estate pile that I shuttled back and forth with my bike trailer getting lots of older tools like a scythe, hammers, saws, screwdrivers and wrenches, a 22 rifle with 100 round of ammo, a bunch of ar15 magazines, cast iron cookware, oil lamps, a hand crank food mill with all kinds of accessories, a black raven axe head (worth $100 easily since they are a collectable), and a quart size mason jar full of change mostly quarters."

"That was spring and the sheriffs office did a gun buyback in the fall where I took the mags and got $20 each for them (30 round mags suddenly illegal under the safe act of fall 2012. The buyback was a local political move). I still got the 22 and picked off a lot of woodchuck with it in my gardens." - Bogtrotterso1980

Filing Fever

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"I own a small company which is located directly in front of a state funded program facility. The state decided to have this office shred all of their files as they were going to switch to electronic data (exclusively)."

"We found two of these old rotary filing cabinets outside of their office. They're worth almost $3k each!"

"They just placed them there and we saw them and asked what they planned on doing with them. They said, 'Hmmm.....either donate them or trash them.' The state told them simply to get rid of them."

"We jumped at this and took the two into our already tiny office because there was no way in hell that we were going to let these gems go. (We do use paper files, unfortunately)."

"They wanted to give us two smaller ones but seriously, our office is very small. I made some phone calls and they were picked up immediately by other office workers/friends." - GlitzBlitz

This Sucks - In A Good Way!

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"In the 1990s my moms work had a really nice high end Hoover that stopped working. They threw it out."

"My mom took it home because my dad tinkers and repairs things easily. Turns out since it was a bagged vacuum all the dummies had to do is REPLACE THE BAG."

"Like it never occurred to them to do the most easy and basic step. My parents were excited to have a really upgraded vacuum. Maybe like $500ish." - schweddyboobs

Tiffany's Trash

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"My dad found an old stained glass window laying out by someone's trash. He thought it would look cool hanging in our cabin, so he stopped and grabbed it."

"It sat in our garage for a few years before he looked at it more closely and found "Tiffany and Co." branding on it. He got in touch with some stained glass window dude who figured it was worth about $40k fully restored, so my dad sold it to him for somewhere around $30k." - throwaway_stopdrink

Have you had any awesomely trashtastic treasures? Let us know!