A former patient was so brain damaged afterwards that he wrongly believed he'd won an election that he actually lost by 7 million votes.
When I realized that it was some big joke, I told her it wasn't cool. I told her how hurt I was, and how terrible people feel after jokes like that. She started ignoring me. Said she didn't want to talk to me anymore, so I wholeheartedly shared that sentiment. I stopped talking to her too.
I thought that was it. Shitty, hurtful joke done. Time to stifle some tears and get on with my life. Wrong.
Ten minutes after the joke, we get a knock on the door. I still live with my family, and my grandparents live with us too. I'm 19. The police were outside. Asked if I wanted to talk to them. I was confused honestly. My life is as mundane as ever. I wake up, work, go home, sleep. Rinse and repeat.
This girl had called the police, and told them I had threatened to kill myself if she didn't go out with me. Rather than accept the fact that I caught her on her little joke, she lied to the police in the hopes I'd get in trouble. I wanted to scream, and cry, and break something. I was filled with so much overwhelming sadness and anger.
The good news is we know the officers that came to our door. My dad is a cop, so they all know our family pretty well. They clued in to what was going on pretty quickly, but despite the fast understanding, I was fucking humiliated. My whole family was there listening in thinking I'd said some horrific shit to some girl because I didn't get my way. They know the truth now, but for a few seconds, I felt like they thought I was some animal.
This has warped my sense of self worth. To me, I'm now the guy you lie to the police about to get me in trouble. I'm the joke. It's destroyed my trust in people. I no longer want to talk to people. When I work, I keep my head down. I don't want to get close to people because I don't want the same bullshit to happen again.
To sum it all up, I'm hurt. This has been the most emotional pain I've ever experienced, and my best friend died a day before my birthday. I didn't think it would get worse than that, but somehow it does. I no longer believe in relationships. All they do is hurt, and the short bursts of love you feel aren't worth the pain.
EDIT: Gotta clear up some things being bought up in the comments.
First, I did tell the police. Before they left, I told them. I don't know what happened after. I blocked her and tried to forget about it. Sorry, I'm uncomfortable having anything to do with her
Second, you wonder why guys find it hard to talk about things that ha... keep reading on reddit ➡
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I (25M) have a girlfriend (23F) who is absolutely beautiful, but she does have a large facial scar. My family often jokes about it, they have a super dark sense of humor. It bothers my girlfriend, and she says it doesn’t feel like a joke, it feels like she’s being insulted under the pretense of it being dark humor. Even though I explain it’s just how they are and they don’t mean any harm, she doesn’t really want to be around them. I told her it was really important to me we spend Christmas with my family, we would all quarantine first and test but it was important to me. She resisted at first, but after some urging from me she gave in. She said I absolutely could not excuse their behavior if they made a rude comment about her though.
We got there and it was fine for a while. Then my mom and sister broke out their matching ugly sweaters, that had my girlfriends face all over it. They both laughed, saying my mom made them (screen printed) and it was just a joke. My dad thought it was hilarious, I even chuckled a little because she’s really beautiful, so it was ironic they put her on the “ugly” sweater. My girlfriend looked at me, and when I said they were just being ironic, she shook her head, got up and left. Didn’t say anything to anyone, just took her car and left.
I called her several times, and she didn’t answer. The only text I received was “You need to find your own way home.” That pissed me off, and I called her a couple more times. The whole time, my mom is upset because it was just a joke and she didn’t realize my girlfriend was going to overreact like that. I told her that a warning would have been nice, but my sister agreed it was just a joke and my girlfriend was being a baby about it.
I had another fight with my girlfriend when I finally got home and she said I was an asshole for putting her in that situation and I said I didn’t realize they were going to do that and they were being ironic because she was beautiful. She said I let them treat her badly and was trying to make it her fault when it was my family who was acting badly. I said it was just a joke and that she was overreacting. She asked how it was supposed to be a joke. I said that was just their sense of humor. I said I was sorry she was offended by the joke, but she ruined the whole day with her reaction. She said that no, them realizing she wasn’t going to take their bullshit anymore ruined the day.
We aren’t speaking currently, but when a cousin called to wish me a merry Chr... keep reading on reddit ➡
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Is it just me or is lockdown not doing much of anything? All these small businesses are getting the bad end of the deal while the bigger corporations like Walmart are still allowing people to walk in right now and be within six feet of other people. They are doing exactly like the provincial government. The bare minimum while destroying what young business people have worked so hard for.
I understand people have to eat. I understand how some businesses can be essential, but because big corporations and our government failing us little people are just tired of it all.
It's fatigue. It's mentally draining. It's hard on families in different households etc. If rules are not ENFORCED this will continue going on for a very long time.
If rules are ENFORCED it needs to be on EVERY level starting federally with airlines and borders. Much stricter fines and perhaps jail time for those bluntly disregarding the law(like our government). This is from one very tired, depressed and fatigued guy living in lockdown.
Remember we are in this together, but unfortunately it is not up to us as people, but upto the power of the government that bluntly disregard their own laws. However, I thank anyone whom is putting in a valid effort to follow guidelines set out and doing their honest best to help prevent the spread. It's good to know some people are looking out for their loved ones and not being selfish
I've heard Ringo referred to as "The luckiest man in show-business." Was he just not very talented? Not much of a contributor to the writing process? Why do people talk about Ringo as if he's a fake Beatle?
I’m looking for a little bit of advice or support here... I’ve never dealt with something quite like this before! It’s so outrageous that women have to go through harassment and then, on top of that, are made to feel as if they’re at fault!
My cousin (29F), who I’ve been close with for my entire life, has a husband (30ishM) whose manners I (24F) would describe as .... well... uncivilized to say the least. To get to the point, we were all in the kitchen (my cousin, her husband, and I. My boyfriend wasn’t with us at the time) at our grandmothers house. I was washing the dishes, and my cousin was sitting across the room. Her husband is standing next to me. All of a sudden, this fucking guy slaps my ass. I’m talking full ass smack, with the palm of his hand.
I simply froze. I was absolutely horrified, mortified, humiliated, embarrassed, and so, so, SO UNCOMFORTABLE. I wanted to cry. I managed to sputter out something to the effect of “WHY DID YOU JUST DO THAT? WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?!” To which their response was.... complete surprise and bewilderment. They were genuinely taken aback at the fact that I reacted the way I did. They both immediately went into defensive mode, saying that it was just a joke— didn’t I see that my cousin was right there, and it can’t have been in a sexual way? It was just a joke! It was supposed to be funny! All their friends do stuff like this all the time and they think it’s funny!
Obviously, I disagree. I was so shocked, I don’t even remember exactly what I said, but I made it clear that I was angry, uncomfortable, and this was highly inappropriate. They said they were sorry, but they also really made me feel kind of stupid for being so uncomfortable, like as if I’m some kind of prude who just has no sense of humour. Am I crazy? In my eyes, it’s so beyond unacceptable to smack a woman’s ass like that (unless you have the kind of relationship that permits that, obviously!). I don’t understand how they could BOTH have seen this as a funny joke. How could I not be mad about this? I felt really violated — this is MY body and you have 0 right to it, and I don’t care if you thought it would be a “joke”!
I told my boyfriend about it today because... well, I wanted to! And of course he reacted by being really angry at this guy for having the nerve to do that. My boyfriend feels, as I do, that this was a gesture of blatant disrespect and I don’t want to have anything to do with my cousins husband anymore, nor does my boyfriend. We... keep reading on reddit ➡