Growing up with a gaggle of brothers meant that there were a lot of accidents and broken bones. Between weird rashes, cracked ribs, broken bones, festering cuts and ingrown toenails... the answer is always "i don't need a doctor, im fine".
One of my brothers almost died of a digestive tract bacteria he picked up abroad saying it was "just a stomach bug" until he was dehydrated and doubled over on his bathroom floor and finally admitted 'maybe' he should go to emergency. My boyfriend also will not go to the doctor. Hasn't had a blood test since he was 17.
Why won't y'all just go to the damn doctor?
Edit: ok I get it now. Sorry boys 😣
Can you imagine people reading something you've enjoyed now, say 200 years later. The thought is so fascinating to me. Which recent book do you think will stand the test of time :)
Note: just added 20 years as reference point, let me know if there's something written slightly earlier that you think would be a good fit
Edit: Thank you lovely people of Reddit for the upvotes , awards , and healthy discussion. Brb as I happily add so many of the excellent suggestions below to my to-be-read shelf!
If you're out in public and I see you're not wearing any protective headgear does that give me the right to smash in your skull with a hammer? I mean you asked for it, since you're not wearing something to protect your head.
You don't have the right to sexaully harras or sexaully assault someone just because of the clothes they are wearing.
Edit: I am disgusted with how the second this hit hot I had people in the comments saying that a woman's outfit is the reason she gets rape and constantly victim blaming , fuck anyone who says that.
I don't drink simply because I don't enjoy alcohol. However, I still enjoy going to bars to socialize with friends. If I am clearly just drinking water, I am always inundated with questions about why I'm not drinking. People get very nervous drinking around a sober person. I learned this trick from a friend who is a recovering alcoholic and it has made my social life much more enjoyable! I typically ask for a seltzer with a shot of grenadine. A lot of times the bartender won't even charge you, which is another nice benefit. But remember to tip them regardless!
Edit: but don't go to bars or social events during pandemic
Edit 2: I have gotten the comment many times that you shouldn't be friends with people who judge you for not drinking or pressure you to drink. I 100% AGREE. However, this is really a problem in large social circles with acquaintances, at family events such as weddings, and especially at work functions. This tip is just a way to avoid being harassed about why you're not drinking in those situations. It's particularly bad for women, who will get asked so many times if they're pregnant. Sometimes it's more worth it to just fake it than to be confrontational, especially if you want to just relax and enjoy yourself!
Hey, I’ll get straight to it. I(17f) am the oldest of 9(15m, 13m, 13f, 12m, 10f, 7m, 5f, 2m) My mother is a single mother who works hard to supply for us but relies mostly off child support(as my most of my siblings and I have different fathers). Though I’m only a half sister to most of my siblings, I still love them all very much and try my very best treat them as equal.
I got a job at 14 to help make extra cash and my days normally consist of getting up early to help get all the kiddos to school(or getting online for virtual school) and then going to my classes of the day(I’m a junior in high school) before going to work right when school ends and getting home a little before midnight. During the day while I’m in class, I’m still watching my 2 year old brother and making sure all the other kids are still in class/paying attention. My mom works at a small restaurant nearby from around 7am-3pm, but when she’s home mostly just sleeps because she’s tired from her long shifts.
Now for the actual AITA. Recently I’ve been looking at and getting ready to apply to colleges but haven’t told my mother. She went through my laptop the other day and found out what I was looking up financial aid and looking at some state schools a bit farther away(600-700 miles) and got really upset. She started crying saying she couldn’t afford to send me to school and that she couldn’t continue to care for my siblings without me. I felt really bad and apologized and we just sorta dropped it, but I didn’t plan on stopping searching. I mentioned the other day I was really interested in a nearby state school(one state over) that offered my major and was cheaper than in state tuition at my state school. I was super excited and told my mom. She completely blew up at me. She kept telling me how selfish I was to abandon our family and that if I left I’d be setting my family up to fail. She started yelling and crying and soon my siblings got upset and also started crying too. It was a mess that left me really conflicted.
On one hand, I don’t want to be selfish and prioritize my future over my siblings but on the other hand, I’m just exhausted. I’m so so tired on running on 4 hours of sleep and then just spending all day either working, babysitting, or doing school. I understand that’s how life is and that it’s just hard and I have to learn to deal but at the same time it all feels so frustrating. I see all these other kids my age going out and having fun and doing teen things and it mak... keep reading on reddit ➡
Unfortunately, there's only one space left that day, so the Angel must decide which of them gets in.
The Angel asks Dolly if there's some particular reason why she should go to Heaven.
Dolly takes off her top and says, 'Look at these, they're the most perfect breasts God ever created, and I'm sure it will please God to be able to see them every day, for eternity.'
The Angel thanks Dolly, and asks Her Majesty the same question. The Queen takes a bottle of Perrier out of her purse, drinks it down. Then, pees into a toilet and pulls the lever.
The Angel says, 'OK, your Majesty, you may go in.'
Dolly is outraged and asks, 'What was that all about?
I show you two of God's own perfect creations and you turn me down. She pees into a toilet and she gets in!
'Sorry, Dolly,' says the Angel, 'but even in Heaven, A Royal Flush beats a Pair. no matter how big they are.
Edit: Obligatory "Wow, this blew up!" message. Thanks for all the awards!
To those calling this out as a repost, I wasn't aware but fair enough. My dad told it to me and he's chuffed that you all like it! And as far as I can see, this has brought a lot of laughter to a lot of folks.