I can’t believe this post has gotten so much attention. Thank you all so much! This is surreal and also gratifying. It makes me happy to know that this tip is getting out there, along with several others that I’ve seen mentioned in the comments.
A lot of you have brought up homeless people, and I agree that their lives matter too. The main reasons I didn’t mention them in the post title are because this is about animals, and also about blankets that most people would consider unappealing or even unusable. If your unwanted blanket is still in decent condition, then by all means donate it to a homeless person or shelter.
Some of you have mentioned the fact that many animal shelters have an overload of donations or for a number of other reasons aren’t accepting them. So yes, it’s always a good idea to call ahead.
Veterinary clinics are a good place to donate to as well, and as mentioned, towels and sheets are also a good thing to keep in mind.
One more thing I’d like to say: I am so humbled by your generosity with awards for this post, but I implore you to give your money away elsewhere. Please donate it to homeless or animal shelters or to other reputable charities. They need it more than I do.
My (55M) daughter (16) has some perfectly good bedsheets and blankets.
My girlfriend who I am engaged to has started the process moving in to my house.
She has a 14 year old son and a 21 year old daughter. Her 21 year old daughter will only be staying over sometimes on weekends but the rest of the time she’s away at college.
However, this weekend, she drove to our home from her college campus because she wanted to see her mom’s new house. She initially was just going to stay for the afternoon, but afternoon turned into night and her mom didn’t want her to make the hour long drive back to campus when it was dark out.
Her brother’s room was all set up but the room that we’re converting from a guest bedroom to her bedroom when she stays over is still “ under renovation” because my girlfriend’s daughter is still looking over Restoration Hardware catalogues and can’t decide how she’s going to decorate it.
She goes into the guest bedroom and says the bed does not look comfortable and she’d rather sleep on a couch. My girlfriend says to her daughter that she will NOT be sleeping on a couch.
My daughter was at my mom’s house for the weekend and she has a pretty comfortable bed so I offered that bed up to my soon to be stepdaughter. She spends the rest of the night in the room and goes back to college in the morning.
My daughter calls me into her room today and shows me the bloodstains over her sheets and also on her blanket. My daughter angrily says the blood is “like still wet” in some areas.
My girlfriend comes in and says “ oh yep I can smell it from here- I think I know what’s going on.” She shakes her head and says that her daughter hates “ wearing bottoms” to bed and that includes during her period.
She apologizes to my daughter and says she’ll speak to her daughter about it and leaves the room. My daughter says that this will be impossible to get out of white sheets and her blanket and said she always sleeps with a towel when she’s on her period.
I tell my daughter that we shouldn’t let our tempers run wild here and that she’s done laundry before, so she can do it again and that her soon to be stepsister is family now so there’s nothing gross about it.
My daughter asked me to take her to Bed, Bath, and Beyond for new sheets. I didn’t get why she was so grossed out because she was also a girl and I assume desensitized to period blood. She also personally wiped up her mother’s vomit and blood when she was sick, so I didn’t get why she couldn’t c... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm 28f. I have a pet dander allergy. Nothing severe; I just break out in small, itchy, painful hives that usually only last like 24 hours max. But regardless, it's incredibly uncomfortable and I am a royal cunt in the event of flare ups due to how uncomfortable it is. My BF is fully aware of this because have been together 6 years and when moving in with me, he had dog hair all over his belongings which caused me to break out continuously for days.
I went for an overnight business trip 2 days ago. He dropped me off at the airport and where it was 3am in the morning, I brought along my blanket. Leaving it in the front seat when we got there. I was aware that when I was gone he was going to be dog sitting his bestfriends golden retriever. I made a point to tell him to bring a change of clothing so he could change prior to coming home because of the dog hair and me not wanting to have an episode.
Well, he came to pick me up from the airport last night and all I could smell was dog. Mind you, this is my vehicle. So I asked him why my car smelt like dog and he said "My car ran out of gas so I had to use yours". I questioned it because he was going to their house and there was no need for the animal to be in my car. He claims the dog jumped into the car when he opened the door and he hadnt meant for it to happen. No big deal! But there was an outrageous amount of dog hair all over my blanket. Heres where I may be an AH...
So his buddy came over this morning and said to my BF "Tucker really needed that car ride yesterday. Thank you for bringing him with you!" Turns out he took the dog for a hike, using my car to transport. He immediately started trying to explain himself to me, saying he vacuumed the car afterwards and cleaned it as much as he could, etc. So, I asked about my blanket. He tells me that the dog loved the blanket and everytime he took it away, the dog kept finding a way to grab it and lay down with it so he just allowed it at that point. Prior to this I was fine, thinking the dog just jumped in. After finding out he lied to my face, I told him to go buy me a new blanket. He said that wasnt necessary and that I could use his blanket. I told him that he caused this knowing I would break out, lied to my face and that since he doesnt give a fuck about my allergy, that he can buy me a new one. He says I'm being unfair. AITA?
ETA: Left out an important detail! Prior to asking him to purchase me a new blanket, I had asked him to bring my blanket to... keep reading on reddit ➡
For Christmas, my boyfriend got me a butt plug (looks like this ). Tonight, I knew I was going to be left alone because it was a family movie night and I told them I wasn't feeling well. So, naturally, I went ahead and watched a youtube video about butt plugs and stuck it inside. I sent a couple of pictures to my boyfriend and while I was having a fun time, my dad knocked on the door and told me to come to join the family.
I didn't want to, but I hadn't been with them in a while. I study and live in a university halfway across the country and it was one of those rare occasions everyone (my 2 brothers and my mum and dad) were at home. And with the "appreciating small things due to the pandemic" mindset, I decided to go downstairs and watch a movie with them.
Our couch is really old, and we don't want people coming in and out the house fixing it with the pandemic, so we just had on this microfibre plush blanket on top of the couch. I sat in between my brothers and since the room was dark, I was 100% no one could tell I had a butt plug on. I mean, no one would be able to tell with the lights on anyway. I was immersed in the film (Singing in the Rain) and I sat very still and comfortably on one spot. The film ended, my parents to bed, and my brothers and I all stood up at the same time.
Now, you could see our butt imprints on the blankets, but you could also see a distinct mechanical non-human body part heart mark right on my butt imprint. Like it was perfectly outlined and white contrasted with the other part of the blanket. My brothers saw it because they were comparing their butt sizes on the imprints, and assumed for a second I sat on something. They started looking around to see what I was sitting on, then they realized it wasn't what I sat on, but what I had in me that was marked on the blanket.
No words were exchanged. One of them just went over, smoothed all the imprints and erased the butt marks on the blanket. They walked, silently, to their individual rooms. I am currently in my room and I feel like God did me wrong to expose me like that.
Well, it is what it is. Unlike my boyfriend who's laughing about it now, maybe I'll be able to laugh about it sometime in the future. For now, y'all can enjoy this story. It's my late Christmas gift to you all.
TLDR: Got a buttplug in, sat with my family, my buttplug made a very visible and obvious indentation on the blanket which my brothers all saw.
Backstory: my friend is a young mom living in a crappy situation with her husband. A couple months ago she was especially stressed and saying she needed to escape for a bit, so I suggested we do a girl's night at a hotel. We did, I paid for everything, she loved it, it was super fun. Not soon after, her husband reached out to me because her birthday was coming up soon and he heard how much she loved our getaway, so he wanted to surprise her with a whole weekend (two nights) away with me. I offered to help pay for the hotel but he got a discount and said he'd cover it if I just handled food. I agreed. He ran it by her a couple nights before we had planned to do it to make sure she was comfortable with it, she wanted to do it, all was well, I picked her up on Saturday and we headed to the hotel.
We get to the hotel and this is the first time I found out that there was only one bed. My friend already knew and told me that apparently the hotel did not have any two-beds available. I was completely fine with this but it's obviously relevant.
We seemed to have a great time the first and second day; we got food from a decent restaurant she wanted to go to (I paid), watched silly reality shows, talked, gossiped, laughed, etc. First night went by without a hitch (aside from her complaining about the hotel's flat sheet and throwing it off the bed). Then, on the second night, when we finally started settling in for bed, she kind of tucked our one blanket under herself and pulled it half off of me. I said something like, "dude, I'm half covered!" while laughing. This is where shit went real south real fast.
Her: "I need it, I'm cold."
Me: "I need a blanket too."
Her: "you can use the sheet."
Me: "the one you threw off the bed? I kind of need more than a sheet."
Her: "then call the front desk for a second blanket."
Me: "it's after midnight and I'm not comfortable doing that."
Her: "well, this is my blanket."
Me: "I'm pretty sure it's the hotel's."
Her: "[husband] and I paid for this room. If you have a problem, take it up with [husband]."
Me: "what is he gonna do about it? It's midnight."
Her: "fine! Take the blanket! I'll use the sheets!"
I was too baffled at this point to really react, so I walked around the room checking for extra blankets (no luck). I then said I had to pee, came back, tried to say "hey just give me the sheet and you can have the blanket." She was pretending to be asleep and didn't respond despite my several attempts so I finally just... keep reading on reddit ➡
A little satire here, but NF to me is the perfect hand cannon. With Magnificent Howl I feel I can out duel anything.
If NF isnt making return I'll begrudgingly settle for my 21% delrium.
EDIT: Thanks everyone for all of the funny replies. It really made my Monday reading these. Also, thank you for the rewards. Fingers crossed we actually get a truly new, useful and fun pinnacle weapon next season.
My SIL (husbands sister) is expecting her second child. She asked me a couple of months ago to make her a baby blanket and I told her I wasn't in the right place to do it. I'm 27, have suffered two miscarriages and am struggling with getting pregnant with a baby I get to take home with me. So when SIL asked I was honest that I wasn't okay enough mentally to make it for her. She told me she understood but asked two weeks after the first time, and I gave her the same answer. Again she said she understood and then she asked my husband if he could talk me into doing it. I made her son one and she wants a matching blanket for her daughter now. My husband told her that we're just going through a lot and he thinks it would be better if she found someone else to make one.
Well, three days ago she asked me again. And this time she was not understanding. She called me an AH and told me that the world isn't going to stop because I can't have a baby and I need to get over myself and celebrate and do the things I did before. She told me if I don't make this blanket it will damage the relationship my husband and I have with her and her family and I need to think about that before I continue being so selfish.
Long time lurker, first time poster. Posting this because I can see both sides and I’m genuinely curious if I shouldn’t have done this.
I (29F) love to crochet, and I’m currently pregnant. One of my favorite things to make are baby blankets, so naturally I’ve made a few more this baby we are expecting. I also have an almost 3 year old son, who I’ve been trying to involve as much as I can so he’s somewhat prepared for his baby sister. I decided to let him pick out a color yarn for one of the blankets, and he picked a literal rainbow colored, vibrant, variegated yarn. He loves colors and bright things, most baby blankets are done with soft, muted colors, so I had no problem with one blanket in this color. I started working on the blanket a few days ago and have made some decent progress. My son loves to see it and mentions the “rainbow for baby sister” every time he does.
I have several friends who know I crochet, and while I don’t advertise anything I do occasionally do commissions. I had a friend ask me what I was currently working on and if I’d be able to make her a blanket for her sisters upcoming baby. I sent her a picture of the rainbow blanket I’m currently doing, and she asked who it was for. I told her it was for my baby and she asked whether I’d had a secret miscarriage before this baby. When I told her no, she went off on me saying it was very disrespectful to make myself a rainbow blanket when I hadn’t suffered a miscarriage and therefore I wasn’t having a rainbow baby. This really surprised me as the thought hadn’t even crossed my mind, I have no intention of posting anything about this blanket anywhere or mentioning anything about it, but I can see where someone may think this baby is a rainbow baby if we use the blanket in public. AITA for making a blanket that could disrespect someone who has suffered through pregnancy losses? I can see her point but I was really just trying to involve my son.
Edit: Wow, I never expected this much of a response! I posted this on a lazy, rainy Sunday while I was working on the exact blanket in question. Thank you to everyone for your input, I’d been second guessing myself and I wanted to be sure my pregnant, hormonal self wasn’t missing something I should have seen. I’ll try to respond to as many as I can when I get a chance tomorrow.
I (26f) was pregnant with my son six months ago when I miscarried at 19 weeks, though I consider him stillborn because he was so close to reaching the cut off but he didn't and we didn't get to parent him. It has been so hard because my husbands sister was pregnant at the same time as me and now she's due any time now with her first child. We get along really well usually... until recently. My husbands sister and her husband had some property issues that ended up leading to most of their baby stuff getting destroyed and during Covid he lost his job so they have less money. My husbands sister asked us if we could let them have the clothes we both our son as well as the blanket I made for him because those are things they still need. My husband had already gone out to buy a couple of clothes items for the baby to help but we're not ready to say goodbye to the stuff yet and we told them that. She was angry and not understanding. She said we were the least helpful in their hour of need and how could we deny our future niece or nephew some clothes and a blanket. My husband told her it's not like our son simply outgrew them and she fired back that he's never going to wear them but her child could. She told me she was especially pissed at me, as a mom, not doing what I could for a child.
I feel guilty and angry and jealous a little. She's so far along now and I didn't make it that far with my son and I am struggling more because I feel so bad. I am also in between therapists because the therapist I saw up until November quit out of nowhere from the practice and I haven't meshed with anyone else since. And I can feel the fracture in the family because of this but at the same time I'm just not ready to get rid of anything or change anything in the room yet.