First, the obsession that many Christians have with the sex lives of teenagers is really creepy.
Furthermore, this sends a horrible message to teenagers, particularly teenage girls.
By saying "your future spouse will thank you," it is implied that future spouses value virginity over personality, character, humor, interests.... you know, the things you're supposed to care about when picking a spouse.
It sends the message that the entire relationship is dependent on sexual purity, and that those who have had sex, or been sexually assaulted, are of lesser value.
It is a horrible fucking message to send, and I wish religious leaders would cut that shit out.
Because he took a leek!
(Please don’t kick us out, just lettuce leave)
The school we send our kids to is an older building and the boys bathroom has these large troughs where they sort of do a community pee. There are no dividers or privacy of any sort.
As soon as school was allowed back in this year, our son would come home in severe agony and actually got bladder infections. I took him to the doctor and it came out that he was too afraid to pee in the troughs. I called the school and they said it was no problem, he just needed to quietly tell his teacher and she’d page them office to have them let Him in the teachers lounge. I figured it was an easy, quiet solution.
I told my husband and he was actually mad at me and the school. He said that the solution was coddling our son and going to make him “Soft.” He’s going to need to pee in front of men at urinals for the rest of his life and “mommy, Mrs Prissy-b!tch and the fat fucking school nurse aren't Going to hold his dick.” He told my son “either pee in The boys bathroom like a man or piss your pants.” Which horrified my son.
Obviously I have major issues with my husband that need resolution, but what is the solution for my son? Do I tell him to ignore his dad and just go with the school plan?
I’m a 30 year old man who can proudly say I haven’t shit or pissed my pants for as long as I can remember. Even that one time when I was super sick with food poisoning, and I was basically shitting my guts out for days, I never once shit my pants.
I must confess that that streak has come to an end.
I was having a good ass sleep, and went to turn over to my side. Low and behold, I felt the urge to pee. I figured I’d ignore it, hold it in and go back to sleep. I was so comfortable, it was ice cold in my bedroom and I was under three sets of blankets. The last thing I wanted to do was get out of bed and go pee.
The pressure in my bladder got to the point where I wasn’t going to be able to fall back asleep until I went and took a leak. So I did the one thing I didn’t wanna do, and I got up and went to the bathroom, lifted the seat and went to pee.
However, instead of peeing, I shit my pants. I was terrified, I didn’t even feel it coming on. It was a runny kind of shit too. I sat down to finish pooping, wiped myself the best I could, then I finally took that wretched piss that woke me up.
Boxer briefs went in the trash, I went in the shower, and I’ve been awake ever since. Fuck me man.
TL;DR: I shit myself
I know I'm preaching to the choir here, but fuck. The scene where he breaks down weeping in front of Tony at his office gives me chills every time. You feel sadness for Ralph, but at the same time there's menace to the way he's doing it, like an animal pretending to be hurt to get a drop on its prey. Tony's expression is fantastic, he almost looks scared. You can see in his eyes that his mind is racing and he has no fucking idea what to do.
The scene with Ralph and Father Phil is very underrated too. Through most of the show, Phil is a comic relief character, so it's really interesting to see him in such a serious, poignant scene. The episode is also why I strongly disagree with people that say Ralph was a sociopath. He's a sadistic, misogynistic narcissist with severe mental issues, but I don't think a sociopath would feel the remorse and fear and guilt the way Ralph does. There are probably only a few real sociopaths in the Sopranos, and none of them are main characters. I think having everyone be a sociopath sort of undercuts the idea that these are relatively normal guys that have conditioned themselves (or been conditioned by others) to accept violence and cruelty for monetary gain.
Anyway... $4 a pound
‟Over there by mine”, wasn‘t the answer I was expecting.