I like Dominos pizza and order it once a month. I know it’s a bit expensive, I know it isn’t very authentic, I know it isn’t healthy. I also don’t care; for me it hits the spot and I enjoy it.
My housemate and good friend’s Italian girlfriend, every time I get dominos, has to mention how it isn’t actually good pizza or very Italian. Every. Single. Time. It also extends to when I make Italian food like pasta or spaghetti (we take turns to cook for the whole house), mentioning i didn’t add this ingredient or use this process. I’ve asked her a couple times to show me what I’m doing wrong but stuff always seems to ‘come up’
Now, she’s otherwise a pretty solid person but I just find this behaviour incredibly rude. I ordered pizza again today and she again commented about how it wasn’t authentic. I had enough and told her I didn’t give a fuck what was authentic or not, I just wanted to enjoy my Dominos.
She told me as an Italian she had to say something when she saw bad Italian food lik... keep reading on reddit ➡
Edit: Thank you so much for putting this at the very front of this sub for everyone to see
I remember a scientific study that was done a while back, which concluded that human beings can only REALLY care about a certain number of people. That's similar to what I'm talking about.
I really think it's ridiculous to expect someone to not only keep up with, but either care deeply about or take action against, every cause for concern in the world. It's just an illusion that the internet has created, this false sense that everything around the globe is happening right outside your window and you are obligated to protest it.
For instance, all of the posts popping up about how BLM has overshadowed the Hong Kong protests. Bringing attention to the HK protests is a pretty worthy cause, but is that really your intention? With your meme with a cat in it? No, you just want everyone to upvote you for how much you "care."
I'm not advocating "ignorance is bliss," more like "acceptance is bliss." Do what you can, when you can, to a reasonable extent. Just accept that there is a limit to... keep reading on reddit ➡
My sister and I live in the same city, but our parents moved to another country for retirement. They flew us out for their anniversary. Our parents buy all of us tickets on the same flight. My sister has two kids - a 6 month old and a 5 year old. She is currently separated from her husband so she would have to handle 2 children by herself on a 10 hour flight. Or so I thought.
She calls me up a week or so beforehand and asks me if I will be willing to help her take care of her kids on the flight, and something about taking shifts so we can both sleep. I tell her that I wasn't comfortable with that, but she says "nephew loves you so much" so we can work something out on the flight and hangs up.
I was pissed. I didn't sign up for mid flight babysitting. I called my airline office and asked if they had any business class seats available. They said yes, and I upgraded using a mix of points + money. The upgrade cost me $50 out of pocket, the rest covered by my frequent flyer miles and it... keep reading on reddit ➡
Worked all semester! I had a semester long HTML project and I slammed that till I got a 98 overall. Got praised for my work looking amazing and my ability to present! I got offered a chance to tutor kids taking first level accounting, because I nailed that class too!! The classes I thought I would struggle in are actually where I flourished most, which is surprising to say the least.
I could almost cry looking at that 4.0! It’s like seeing the sun! I’m still walking on air! All the hard work amounted to something!
AITA. I don’t want to take care of my husband anymore.
My husband has a herniated disc and a bad knee. He is in pain often, has had to get multiple nerve blocks, ect. When he hurts, he is pretty much laid out for the day. Also, he is using so much Aleve, that it is causing chronic gastritis and other health issues.
The problem I have is that he continues to run! The doctors and I have told him to find a different form of exercise, as it just exacerbates the injuries. He refuses. He’ll run, then not be able to get off the couch for 2 days, which leaves me having to be his nurse and maid. I’ve had to take time off work to care for him and take him to various appointments. He can’t do anything around the house, which leaves me to do all the child care, cooking, cleaning, ect. But as soon as he feels remotely better, he goes for a 3-4 mile jog. He works from home on his computer, so he does work, but so do I.
We finally had a blow out fight about it. I told him I wasn’t going to con... keep reading on reddit ➡
What more do you want of me? I'm already burdened by surviving, working, taking care of my family, and now I'm going to be cancelled and called a bad person because I'm not caring in the right way? Because I'm not posting hashtags and black squares? I'm going to be killed for that? I'm tired of being forced to give a shit. I'm tired.
I don’t know how else to start this. I am 25 yrs old. I live in the US. My father is 66 yrs old and in good physical health, no diabetes, heart problems, high blood pressure, or really any major physical medical conditions.
Problem is he is showing signs of dementia/senile. I want to start by saying he smokes a lot of pot — everyday, multiple times a day. Idk if its the weed or dementia or both. I am sure both though. He repeats the same stuff to me over and over again sometimes and frankly it does get really fucking annoying but I keep my patience as best as I can with him. Like he’ll tell me something and tell me the same thing in the afternoon and then he’ll tell me again the following day. Just totally random stuff.
Also he is starting to do exactly what my grandmother (his mom) would do and she is now in a nursing home with either Alzheimer’s or dementia (idk the exact name). She is physically healthy but her mind is absolutely shot. Doesn’t talk, doesn’t do anything. (He has t... keep reading on reddit ➡
I've been on this subreddit nonstop since Saturday. Native New Yorker who is highly concerned with every aspect of what's going on. Police brutality, peaceful protests STAYING peaceful, and not having any support whatsoever of people looting.
That being said, I joined a peaceful protest today, from City Point in Brooklyn (Flatbush/Willoughby) to Prospect Park. I left at 730-ish and was home by 8.
It was so positive. People were honking their horns in support even after having to wait in stand-still traffic because of the endless amounts of people that were joining us.
No violence, no arguing. People were handing out water bottles, gift bags, holding fists in the air while stuck in traffic. Chants, little kids with signs. Middle aged moms with signs. Old people banging pots out their window in support.
It was great. This place has been a cesspool invaded by bored edgelord conservatives that don't care about the protests, looting, murder, support, change, or anything. They... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hello reddit. So, a while ago a friend of mine got me into martial arts. It started as a joke but it’s legit amazing, not only for knowing self-defense but also getting physical activity - I used to go 2-4 times a week, sometimes my wife went with me and sometimes she didn’t. It became my refuge , I noticed that I have been so much more happier since I started and my mind and body is healthy for the first time in a while. Now , she is heavily pregnant and is having issues with her sciatic nerve and it’s causing her a lot pain so her OB ordered her to just chill out and not move a lot. This has resulted in me picking up most if not all household duties and basically wait on her hand and foot which is O.K because she needs me. I don’t mind it at all cos it’s for the greater good. But I stopped going to the martial arts classes entirely. And mentally I’ve been spiralling. It sucks because I don’t like any sedentary stay at home activities like gaming or painting and there’s only so many b... keep reading on reddit ➡
Which is to say, FUCKING. TIP. YOUR WAITSTAFF. I don’t care if it’s “not how you do things” back home. You’re not back home, you’re abroad. Behave accordingly, and understand that if you don’t tip, that server suffers— not the business. You’re not sticking it to anyone by not tipping, except that sixteen year old who worked for the money, or the single mom you just cheated out of her own earnings.
Even more so than that, just...cool it about small shit that doesn’t affect you. “the portions are too big” cool, take some leftovers. “They wear their shoes inside!” Their home, their rules. “They have a gun safe!!” Okay, then if you’re uncomfortable, go somewhere else.
You’re not obligated to like or agree with anything Americans do. But when you’re in the US, you’re a tourist. Keep that in mind.
I see so many posts (rightfully) calling out badly behaved Americans when they’re abroad. Just felt it’s only fair to point out that foreign visitors to the U.S. can be just as obnoxious.
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FOR PEPPER SPRAY:
-Don’t touch the exposed area! It will spread to other parts of your body through your hands
-blink rapidly to make your eyes tear up. DO NOT RUB YOUR EYES
-wash your face (or affected area) with cleansing SOAP and rinse with cool water for 3-5 minutes. Pepper spray is oil based, so water alone won’t help long term (although it might provide instant relief) you need oil removing soap. (Even dish soap like dawn works)
-don’t let the water you are flushing the affected area with trickle down the rest of your body, this will spread the pepper spray.
-use “no tears” baby shampoo to rinse the eye area.
FOR TEAR GAS:
-the powder in tear gas clings to mucus/bodily fluids. makeup has a similar consistency. So don’t wear makeup to protest, as well as oil-based sunscreen. EDIT: if it’s sunny and you don’t have non oil-based sunscreen still use any sunscreen because tear gas/pepper spray on top of sunburn is worse.
-ABSOLUTELY no contact lenses, take them out with cle... keep reading on reddit ➡
I just can't stand 30FPS anymore. What's everybody's opinion on this?
Edit: wow, I'd never expected this post to blew up. Thank God for the 'read all' option in inbox.
Edit 2: I have a PC so I think it's hard for me to adjust every time switching back to PlayStation regarding FPS.
Thanks to the kind stranger that gave me my first award!
Power to the gamers. Stay safe, stay home and game on!
Straight to the point, I hate children. I won’t ridicule others for having them of course, it's ultimately their choice, but I really just can’t imagine myself in the situation where I’m comfortable being a father. Overall my wife tends to agree, though she can watch over a friend’s kid here and there. Her friend though is our polar opposites in that regard.
Her friend can go from being the nicest person ever to being overly obnoxious talking about how kids aren’t that bad as she floods my feed on other social media with some baby video she finds funny. Just. The. Worst. This has only gotten worse recently as any contact we have with her is about what’s her soon to be kid. Of course I wouldn’t directly say it to her face, but I don’t buy it. If she really cared about kids so much then she wouldn’t have killed hers with an abortion in secret some 2 years ago.
Eventually I slipped up, luckily, it was extremely minor compared to the previous comment. She came over to my wife and I’s a... keep reading on reddit ➡
Here’s the math: This calls for a $300 million annual reduction in money allocated to the CPD each year. The average annual cost of childcare nationwide is around $15,000 per year, and the population of of Cbus is around 892,000 people. People under 18 make up 23.2% of the city population, which means there are roughly 202,000 kids under 18 in the city. Assuming age distribution is even, that leaves us with about 41,000 kids ages 1-4 in Columbus. The $300 million would pay for the costs of 21,300 kids annually. Just saying.
Edit: Hey everyone, just as a point of clarification, since it seems like people are pretty fired up about this regardless of your political persuasion, this is not a real suggestion on how we would use the money our city would same by cutting back the police force. I just wanted to draw attention to how much money we could use elsewhere and start the conversation about how and where to reallocate that money to, so in the words of everyone’s favorite Texan, Mission... keep reading on reddit ➡
This post is not negating racism as a whole as that is still a problem in today's world I am just asking that Americans think before they post. Not everyone on the internet are American and not everyone on the internet wants to hear about it. I would prefer to hear about Australian issues.
America you are going through a tough time right now where you have to look at your self. All countries have tough times but not all countries try to state how disappointed they are while still claiming to be the best.
Edit: I get it people, I made a typo in the title. Feel free to keep those kind of jokes coming through I don't mind they are quite funny. I guess I am Australia now
After reading the comments I would agree that my words came off too harsh. I do care about what is going on for you guys but I don't care enough for it to block out a lot of important news. Some people are saying you had to care about our fires but even then, correct me if I am wrong, but I doubt they block out all Amer... keep reading on reddit ➡
I didn’t ask my NM & NF to give birth to me. It’s just hilarious to me how they completely fucked me up mentally and now they’re pissed that I don’t open up to them and that I want to establish boundaries. They’re lucky I haven’t cut them out of my life and yet somehow nothing I ever do is good enough, I’m always in the wrong and forced to apologize/compromise to maintain our relationship. Don’t know why I keep doing it or why I still want the approval I’m never going to get