I feel like this especially applies to people when they are 18+. Getting fucking socks and underwear for a present isnt rude, but giving 20 bucks as a present is rude and careless? You don't always know what you want, so getting money let's you choose and save up for things.
My first Christmas with my husband we were invited to his aunt’s house to celebrate with his family. I had never met any of them since they live pretty far away and we eloped. 2 weeks before JNMIL calls my husband to ask him about my allergies, since I have several severe allergies and require at least 3 epi pens on me at all times.
I thought that was really sweet! My husband told her most of my allergies are bug bites, animal dander and several medications but a major food allergy I have is shellfish and raw fish. When cooked I’ll have a reaction to fish that to normal people would be severe but non lethal but when raw I’ll go into anaphylactic shock almost instantly and stop breathing in less than a minute.
There is no fish in my house, ever. I don’t eat at restaurants that serve fish. It’s a major part of my life since I live in a very seafood heavy area.
On Christmas Eve we were all opening presents and at some point my JNMIL and husband’s aunt say my gift isn’t under the tr... keep reading on reddit ➡
Partners ex wife is incredibly religious. My partner has been trying to have open honest conversations with their 8 yr old son who has been indoctrinated by her and her church.
He had been talking to him about the fact that not everyone believes in god (he had assumed they did) and I said ‘I for example don’t believe in god’
When she found this out she sent an angry message to my partner saying he has to make up his own mind and ‘how would she like it if I told her child Father Christmas didn’t exist?!’
She didn’t see the hilarity in her example unfortunately.
As an hilarious aside, partner and his ex wife split because she was Fucking the vicar.
I don’t think I’d be alone here in saying that FUT is at its most entertaining before Christmas. There’s nothing quite as exciting for me as building your starter prem squad and having to use absolute shitters like Deeney in it, and saving up your first 40k to buy a Sissoko or Alli.
FUTMAS is always fun because there’s a nice pick of SBCs/upgrades and you can improve your squad quite a bit. However for me as the year goes on, although the content is good, I feel like EA release too many good cards. Some people’s summer heat teams are better than my squad and I’ve played all year. We’re at the point where every game is just a sweat fest and you can guess a solid 6/11 players that every opponent you face will have.
I thought icon swaps was a great addition this year for allowing people to get an icon into their teams early on - but they fucked up by making it near impossible to get players like Gullit and R9.
Just my take, interested to know what everyone else’s is.
Edit: 1k upvote... keep reading on reddit ➡
This happened over 20 years ago.
I was driving back home with my girlfriend at the time. It was Christmas Eve, and my mother’s family used to hold a large celebration at my aunt’s house in Estacada. This was my girlfriend’s first time meeting with my extended family, but she got on quite well with them.
We spent the majority of the afternoon and evening talking, playing poker, opening presents, and drinking an assortment of adult beverages. My girlfriend had been quite inebriated by the time we had to leave. Therefore, I’d be driving us home.
It was around 11pm or so. I was driving my girlfriend’s car along Highway 211. Now, this stretch of road is surrounded by farms and dense patches of forest, and parts of it are unlit. But nothing to fear- I grew up in this area, so I knew this road like the back of my hand. The both of us were just driving and talking away; just two young lovers making the most of our moment together.
There is a portion of the highway that descends down an... keep reading on reddit ➡
I’ve made a PS account without actually owning a console ,is there anyway for me to download PS Plus games, if I can get my hands on a free trial or 1month membership? Fall Guys and MW2 Campaign would make a fine addition to my collection.
Edit: Thanks for all the greetings,really am looking forward to switching in December! As to the question of why I am, change is a big thing and we just have to accept it,I’ve got a lot of friends on xbox and ps and we all plan on moving to ps,Xbox was a bit of a joke at times too,my console still wipes my hard drive every once in a while,leaving me with overnight downloads of MW, and after watching both major events from each company, PS is offering way more than Xbox, Spiderman looks good, Horizon looks good, all the monthly games have been top notch, with The Escapists as the best game that Xbox has got in the last 3 years. Thanks for all the kind words, and help!
This story is about my Aunt, Angela Matos, who’s murder still is unsolved. She went missing 14 days after I was born so I never got the chance to meet her.
My Mom thinks my uncle is the one responsible for her murder and he’s her brother. What they don’t say In this article is that my aunt and uncle were going through a divorce and she was out and about sleeping around and having fun. Including with his friends.
My uncle had been caught for selling coke previously in that past and had gone to jail. I have a feeling he was picking it back up again, and not only did she not want her children around that so maybe she made some sort of threat, but he was also upset she was sleeping with his friends.
The case is still unsolved and I’ve always had the thought in the back of my head to have someone reopen the case and figure it out. My uncle is now married to someone who is around 26 and has 4 more children with her, but she’s cheating on him and who knows what could come from that. I f... keep reading on reddit ➡
This happened a while back, but another post made me think of this.
JNGMIL (who I have never met, and will never meet according to DH) was a botch midwife back in the day, and let MIL attend a lot of births so MIL felt like she knew all the ropes. She pried and asked me really personal questions throughout my pregnancy, and pretty much guilted her way to my ultrasound appointments where she would just talk to the ultrasound tech about herself the whole time.
She continually made comments about how I wasn’t gaining enough weight (her, and her daughters who have had children all gained a ton of weight during their pregnancies and never got it off. I was different) and commented about my eating habits multiple times even when I asked her to stop.
It all got worse in the third trimester. Every time she saw me, she would ask if I was having contractions yet, if I had felt the baby drop, if my doctor wanted to induce me, etc. My baby was due on January 10th and she tried to talk me on... keep reading on reddit ➡
"My little brother back," I replied, as I stared at the man who I saw lure him to his van last summer.
This is from last Christmas but I thought about it today and decided to post.
I’m a teacher at a school and for big events there are always parents who help with volunteering. They always get some sort of thank you at the end of the day: chocolates, a bottle of wine, a mug etc.
Us teachers get a Christmas gift or bonus at the end of the year. Last year we could choose between a few different 30 dollar gift cards.
One parent who always volunteers is EM. She is very much a nosy, entitled, know-it-all woman, but we “appreciate” her volunteering.
So last Christmas, the last day before the break we had a holiday celebration for the kids with different activities and games. As usual some parents volunteered including EM. At the end of the day the volunteers got a small box with four beautiful ornaments as a thank you.
After the celebration, when everyone was going home we gave the volunteers their gift, said thank you and us teachers went to the teachers lounge to finish up some la... keep reading on reddit ➡
When I was still dating my wife I spent a christmas at her place and with her family. They had this bullshit rule that I couldn't see teh family opening up their presents so they told me to wait in the basemnt. I didn't think it would tkae so long but it took 2-3 hours.
My gf's sisters' bfs were down there too. The three of us played pool and one of htem brought a bunch of beers so we actually had a lot of fun. One of them had been in this situation for a previous christmas or two so he came prepared this time with all the beers. We became really good friends after this actually. I normally would've said fuck this but my apartment and my family were in other states so I couldn't. After about 2-3 hours they let us out of the basement and we were a fairly drunk.
Family is pissed off but what did they expect, they ditched us for several hours in the basemnt, that was hella fucked up. Its bullshit that we couldn't be there for that, especially since my girlfriend and some of their fam... keep reading on reddit ➡
Olivia hussey and margot kidder are to die for. There wasn't much gore and violence but it was a lot of fun. It felt different to other slashers. It was nice to watch the elegant margot swear like sailor and saying all those filthy things. Bob clark did a bang up job. It is regarded as one of the first slashers and it inspired a whole genre.
I've known I probably won't be having kids for awhile, but when parents vent to me about their kids misbehaving or some particularly difficult aspect of parenting, I still get thoughts like "oh my God, how am I going to deal with that? What will I do when that happens?" But then I remember that I don't want kids, so it won't be an issue! Every time it's like a huge weight lifting off my shoulders, no matter how many times it happens. It's crazy how much I've always thought of kids as an inevitability, even though I've never felt very enthusiastic about having them. Anyone else have these moments?
In an Australian-first, the cameras will also capture people failing to wear a seatbelt.
The trial of the specialised cameras that can monitor vehicles across multi-traffic lanes had to be postponed in April because of the Covid-19 outbreak.
Their trial deployment here now follows a successful roll-out in New South Wales where just a handful of cameras snapped 21,000 drivers using handheld devices in their first two months of operation alone.
The high-tech cameras can be installed on overpasses and bridges or simply operate from trailers at the roadside.
Earlier this month, legislation was passed by the Palaszczuk Government to permit the cameras to become a vital and permanent tool for road safety enforcement right across Queensland.
Since the $1,000 fine for distracted driving took effect in February - the toughest penalty for the offence in Australia, more than 2,300 offences have been detected and fines totalling $2.3 million issued.
These drivers also receive four demerit po... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm honestly not even a Christie fan but the fact BBAS is having a Paul minion on (even as an alternate), over the person who was responsible for the Taco Tuesday Fight is crazy to me. Christie brings the entertainment, has a mind of her own when playing the game, and possesses a clear arrest record...seems like a no brainer to me?