Discussion in 'Whatever' started by patrickvaz, Apr 1, 2017.
Hell, I've been wearing my neighbor's garbage for years now.
Sorry, I was still thinking about this yesterday even more and getting a good chuckle out of it. Not at your expense, but still want to say thanks for sharing this story here; was totally worth it. Thanks @skaldavsatanssol
All good glad it has some entertainment value. If I were Larry David I’d probably chase this up
Fuck this virus interfering with my relationship. My boyfriend lives approx 3 hours away by train, which can be a bit difficult on its own... but we haven’t seen each other in over 2 months. Thing is, coronavirus numbers are low where he lives. He keeps pressuring me to come visit, saying it’s safe, but I can’t risk bringing the virus back home to my parents. It’s definitely putting a strain on things. I don’t think he understands how bad things are in our county. We’re close to NYC and the infection rate is high around here. I’d really like to just wait until things calm down, but he thinks waiting is stupid at this point. At this rate we won’t even be able to celebrate one year together, which is really important to me because this is the first relationship I’ve had since splitting with my boyfriend of 8 and a half years. (I thought I’d never find anyone ever again)
TL;DR, boyfriend wants me to risk getting corona just to hang out
Don't want to interfere or anything Maddie, as I don't know him, and it wouldn't be my place even if I did. But from an outside perspective - separate from the relationship - no one should be pressuring you do anything you are not comfortable with. And we are talking about serious health here, this is a global crisis; even the 'fakest of news' can't get around that fact. So just to say I think we can all relate in some way, as each of has had to sacrifice in such difficult times (some to greater extent than others); you've got our empathy. I know it is tough, but I think you are doing the right thing. You have to put your own safety and that of your parents as a very understandable priority. Once we get to the other side of this, the things we miss will be waiting for us.
TL;DR, we are very fortunate to live in an era where we can still have loads of [different methods of] contact with people, even when they aren't nearby
From one gal to another, straight up and no nonsense, if someone is pressuring you to do something that is going to endanger you and your family, or even if it's something you are uncomfortable with, then he/she does not have your interest at heart. Selfishness, stubborn ignorance (refusing to see the other point of view, and/or admitting you are wrong when you find out you are -- there is nothing wrong with ignorance, as long as you don't stay that way, and being able to say you're sorry when you made a mistake, shows strength and good character!), uncompassionate, unsympathetic people do not make for good relationships. Good relationships are when each partner wants to look after each other, and care for their well being and happiness. Life is short, don't settle for mudstones, there are gemstones in your pathway, just remember that you will always have relationships, YES, you will! Whatever decision you come to, remember that relationships should be good for each involved. Mind games, abuse, dishonesty, and selfishness will not lead to good things.
I would’ve taken that in a second. Too bad that shifty, creepy dweeb living next to you gets to have it now...
Honestly, he has some bad trust issues, and I can’t blame him for that. He was abused by his parents, had two fiancés cheat on him, lost his house, his best friend “dumped him” because he had “no time for him” after getting married... basically everyone he’s ever put his trust in has fucked him over one way or another. I can’t blame him for being insecure. I can blame him for being so impatient to see me, because he knows I care about him and always have his back. Some people live on opposite sides of the country and can still maintain a relationship, he can deal with a few months.
With all due respect, Maddie, his previous experiences with people and life do not give him, or anyone to anyone else, the right to project those insecurities on you. He’s well within his right to his feelings and to have reasons behind those insecurities, but you’re not those people, and shouldn’t be treated as such. This was a HUGE lesson I had to learn for myself, and I’m glad I did. I sincerely hope there’s A middle ground and patience to be reached for you both. *prayer hands emoji*
And on topic to the thread, fuck everyone that gives anyone shit for being on unemployment during the pandemic. Not everyone had the luxury of keeping their jobs and/or working from home, and didn’t have much of a choice. This shit is so out of the world’s control that if people have to temporarily collect from the government to keep their homes and families safe and fed, it’s literally no one else’s business. You’re not better than anyone because they didn’t get to choose their financial fate at the moment.
Edit: Just to clarify, I’m not on it, but I do know plenty people that are. People with kids, homes, car payments, etc. that went through hell with worry at the beginning of all this.
Working people who try to shame other working people in this way... it staggers me. WHAT the fuck is it going to take, already, for these folks to realize that in doing such things they are only carrying water for the overlords?
"Our human capital stock is ready to go back to work."
Whoa. This world is just so messed up. Going through this crisis, as much as it has highlighted some really good aspects of humanity, resilience, and social adaptation, has also just made it clear how terrible some people are and how &£$@ed we would all be if something even more serious came along.
I thought Boris's concept of 'empowering people by giving them the dignity of work' in the UK was some serious bullshit, but your powers-that-be monetarizing people on live TV makes that sound like a rational argument (not really, but . . . y'know!)
Just imagine being the type of person who would go on live TV and say these words, with enthusiasm and a smile, to a nation that just lost 100k people in a pandemic. Horrifying. Feels like we're hitting dystopian milestone after dystopian milestone in short order, now.
Seriously. If we have to embrace a dystopian leadership, I think at this point we might as well go full on Tarkin.
Oh wait, even that would suggest an inherent level of competence.
Chinese government gaining autonomy over Hong Kong. They aren’t doing much to be popular lately amidst the backdrop of threatening us in Australia (their biggest trading partner) and the Ughir prison (concentration) camps. Oh yeah and who can forget all the COVID blame shifting and failure to collaborate on finding a solution. Hating on China’s government is not necessarily a unique opinion to hold in the current climate but it’s one you need to hold if you support liberty.
Hey hey man hey stop being racist man hey
Fuck you to people who feel the unnecessary urge to add a sound effect and make a "yyaauugghhh" sound when they yawn.. every five minutes as a matter of fact. Yes I'm talking about you Mum!! (or Mom for you yankee-doodles)
My dad does this. My mom calls him a donkey.
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