I've changed some details because I’m pretty sure my stepsister uses reddit.
When I was 11 my mom married my stepdad who also had a 13-year-old daughter. For the purpose of this post we’ll call her Emma. Me and Emma have never gotten along, when I was 22 I finally went no contact with her.
The straw that finally broke the camel’s back was when she gleefully announced she was pregnant with my then fiancé…. On Christmas day. That was honestly one of the worst times in my life and it took me a really long time to recover from the betrayal. Emma ended up marrying my ex and they have a little boy together.
I’m currently 28 and engaged to a wonderful man, who is a lot better than my ex ever was. Emma and my ex ended up divorcing after 3 years and she now lives with my mom and stepdad.
My fiancé has family in Italy who he’d like me (and my parents) to meet before the wedding. The original plan was to go this summer but obviously with COVID our plans got put on hold. I was discussing the p... keep reading on reddit ➡
I usually hold it when I have an urge to poo while I'm outside. There is only a handful of times wherein I poo in public toilets and it is due to a bad stomach. Because of this, my body seldomly feels an urge to poo when I'm outside and the urge then appears intensely when I arrive home. Anyone else feels like this and is it normal?
Update: An hour after posting this, I had to go to the toilet here at work because I ate something nasty. Fuck this.
My 8th grade science teacher told us this, but for some reason my class refused to believe her. I’ve always wondered if this is true, and now (several years later) I am ready for an answer.
Edit: Yes, I had difficulties wording my question but I hope you all know what I mean. Also I watched the mythbusters episode on this but I’m still wondering why the bullet shot from the gun hit milliseconds after the dropped bullet.
I'm an adult now, (24F) don't live with my parents.
I have a pretty complicated relationship with my mother. She is an artist, but didn't have much recognition. Her paintings are generally brilliant but the art world is an incredibly sexist and classist arena - hence she never really got the formal recognition she wanted until right now (when there's conversations about gender and class in art and things are opening up). Complications were primarily due to the fact that she was excessively critical of everything I did - it led to some distance pretty early on. My mother couldn't bear to be interrupted when she was painting so she usually fobbed me off to my aunt who was going to university at the time. My dad couldn't keep me because he had to sustain our household as well as my mom's career.
As I grew up, I realized that my mother is what she is and nothing can change that. When I gave up that illusion of control, my relationship with her improved drastically. I simply stopped ex... keep reading on reddit ➡
My family had a small get together at my house. One of my wife’s friends was over (she is unmarried I think she is 45-47)? We aren’t too close to her since she lives pretty far away. She was over our house and she started complimenting my son (my son is 19). It starts off innocent but as time goes on it gets more and more crossing the line.
When we were out on my deck she starts telling my son to take his shirt off, 'whats the point of going to the gym if no one will see it.' My son is visibly uncomfortable and tries to shut her down. She repeatedly is asking and is getting more aggressive with it. I interject and I am like "Hey Kathy, I think you are a bit too old and ugly for my son."
This got her upset really quickly, and she excuses herself to the bathroom and starts crying. My wife goes to comfort her, and then later she leaves.
At the end of it my wife is super angry with me for saying that, that I should have said hey Cathy looks like you had too much to drink or something... keep reading on reddit ➡
We wanted to take our Mother in Law out to a fancy restaurant as a treat because she rarely gets out, but she insisted she just wanted to go to Applebee’s. Instead of listening to her (because we didn’t consider Applebee’s to be somewhere special), we forced her to go to a really nice Italian restaurant she had never been too. She was miserable the whole time. We felt really bad afterwards because we realized she wasn’t against it simply because “it cost too much”. It was truly out of her comfort zone. If we had really wanted to treat her, we would’ve listened and taken her where she really wanted to go, even if it was plain old Applebee’s. She’s passed now, but I’ve always felt bad about this, because it was probably the last time we got to take her out to dinner and she didn’t really enjoy the experience.
I don't know how much to squeeze into the title but hope that it is clear. This happened over the weekend when I helped with a party in my brother's house among some of his friends and family.
I was in charge of grilling meat. When children came to me, some of them, would either ask for meat directly or just pass me their plate. When that happens, I would ask questions like "What's the magic word that I missed?" Or "Should I hear a 'please'?" And most would remember to say "please" and "thank you" later.
So there came a little boy, maybe 8-10(not a good judge of age sorry), came to me and hold up his plate without a word. I reminded him, and he just glared at me and dropped the plate on top of the griller. Instead of passing him grilled chicken, I passed him a new plate told him "That's not nice, you should say 'please'. No 'please', no chicken. Let's try that again."
The boy stomped his feet and then without warning, reached out and grabbed a piece of grilled chicken from the p... keep reading on reddit ➡
please. please. please.
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Whole thread. I recommend reading the entirety of the the mod sticky, it's unusually angry for a legal advice sub. The end of it sums up OP's behavior in the thread:
> OP, you have made clear that you are here for a rant. I gave you the benefit of the doubt but you don't want to discuss the law with anyone. You want to rant about the media and make comments about Israel. That is unacceptable. Go and see a solicitor. Such comments are not welcome here.
The original post reads:
> As far as I'm aware, the organisation I used to work with was not a proscribed organisation until 2019. What'a funny is that it was a political decision, not a decision of national security. I provided financial aid to deal with the crisis in Beirut and now they have frozen my accounts? Is this illegal and if so how can I pay for my solicitor if I can't access my bank account?
[You u... keep reading on reddit ➡
She was induced and in labor for over 24 hours. Not all of it was active labor, and I probably could have gone home and slept and showered at some point, but she didn't want me to leave in case something happened.
A few hours after she had our baby and they both were okay and not in danger, I told her I was going home to shower and nap and would be back sometime later in the day. She didn't want me to leave, but I needed to sleep and I couldn't do that in the hospital. I also needed a shower because I was starting to smell ripe due to the stress sweat. I also wanted to get a decent meal.
I left anyway and took a long nap after I got home. That plus the time it took to eat and shower ended up taking around 6 hours.
She still seems bothered by what I did, but I am a person like anyone else with physical limitations. I don't know how that makes me an asshole.
I know the title probably makes me sound horrible, but there is a lot more to the story.
So my parents had me very late in their lives after a crapton of tries and being told they could not have kids. Well here I am, but my dad was 51 and my mom 45 when I was born.
Despite their age they were amazing parents, loving, caring, strict but fair and they were in a very good financial position in large part due to their age, so they put me through very good schools and paid my tuition to Uni and so on, in other words I had a great youth and was set up for success.
Well I am 26 now, I am doing well for myself, however the problem started 3 years ago. They missed having me in the house, it felt empty they said so they were considering adoption from another country where laws are more lacking as in our country their age would likely prevent them from even being considered, I told them that this was a horrible idea due to thrir age.
Last year they succeeded in adopting a little girl and her... keep reading on reddit ➡
We heard this a lot growing up, and it has some truth to it. But I believe that when you hear this as a kid you think it includes constructive criticism. So you don't offer any. Then the people who needed it don't hear it their entire life, then when they do start getting it, they can't handle it, and write it off as just being mean.
I am reading the Deathly Hallows for the third time, and once again, when I reached the Battle of Hogwarts, I got goosebumps.
The atmosphere is so BEAUTIFULLY constructed - the sense of underlying urgency as Harry searches for the diadem, and as the students and teachers prepare to fight. That part in the Great Hall, just before Voldemort reaches Hogwarts, when McGonagall tells the older students that they may fight if they wish, and more than half of the Gryffindor students remain behind, and how McGonagall has to chivvy away the younger students. What a wonderful way to show their bravery.
And the way students and teachers rush past Harry, and Sprout decides to use Snargaluff pods, and throws Mandrakes at the Death Eaters. The way Fred and George and Lee immediately volunteer to help cover the secret passages in and out of the school.
I have never seen people rally together so quickly, and use such ingenious methods to fight.
Hogwarts gives its students more than knowledge, it... keep reading on reddit ➡