Stupid shit your wife/girlfriend does...

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  1. ned's head

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    Buys rugs and furniture to fit rooms in a house that we probably won't be at in a year. Rinse, repeat.

    although we're the real idiots for moving every two years
     
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  2. Tobias

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  3. Eathan Edwards

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    This is pretty much us as well - have lived in 6 different places since we've been together and it always seems like what we currently have "just won't be a great fit" for the new place.
     
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  4. Bruce Bowen

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    I am pretty anti-rug but as far as rugs go ruggables are neat. At least when she changes styles like the seasons we aren't buying all new rugs and just a new top.
     
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  5. Trip McNeely

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  6. Eathan Edwards

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    Apparently Amazon has a 6 item "try before you buy" thing going now (or at least that's what I was told)

    Alexa notifies me that we have 19 packages coming so I guess our place will just be back to a box fort again.
     
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  7. Tobias

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  8. Eathan Edwards

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  9. Trip McNeely

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    I think they’d die before they let it go, and I don’t blame them. It just sucks that it sits empty for the vast majority of the year. I’m going to talk to them about renting it, but that’s not my decision to make.

    I have a kid now and my BIL likely will soon, so once our kids get old enough to be on the water and enjoy it I think everyone will make more of an effort to use it.
     
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  10. Eathan Edwards

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    Had a friend in a similar situation with a place in Maine on Drake's - they did a contract with a neighbor to manage the place and handle the rentals. Worth thinking about and makes sure the place isn't falling apart.
     
  11. Bruce Bowen

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    Had to double take that there wasn't someone in the living room
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  12. Trip McNeely

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  13. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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  14. cutig

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  15. NineteenNine

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    Can’t wait for the updates on this.
     
  16. cutig

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    I'll be there in two weeks. Kinda terrified.
     
  17. NineteenNine

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  18. Eathan Edwards

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    I would hire security or something - there were two vagrants in the place my wife inherited in Burbank, CA that was only vacant for a few months when we got there and in retrospect it was absolutely stupid to enter the home but thankfully they just ran off when they heard the door getting opened.

    I might consider outsourcing that initial evaluation.
     
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  19. Funshot Residue

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    Why even have a lion if you don't send him in first?
     
  20. bwi2

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  21. cutig

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    We did have that happen probably 15 years ago. Our cabins are fairly rustic, so pretty easy to get into. A bear busted in and ate some of the food my grandmother would leave behind in the winter. Took a shit on a table, and scratched up a map on the wall.
     
  22. Pharm

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    guess he didn’t want anyone being able to find there way around
     
  23. wes tegg

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    Burbank has a population of 6,200 per square mile. Canada as a country has a population of 11 per square mile. Assuming this cabin is somewhere other than like 6 cities, the likelihood of encountering a vagrant is pretty small. Wildlife would be much more likely.
     
  24. Beeds07

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  25. Boom TittyMilk

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    not a tidbit of knowledge that i thought i would learn this morning
     
  26. cutig

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    Yeah it's on a small island. If there was going to be any vagrants they'd probably choose any number of much much nicer properties around
     
  27. Clemson327

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    My car has a navigation map on the center screen and one on the dash behind the steering wheel when using the navigation. When my wife drives, she constantly gets confused about where to turn because she refuses to look at the maps and doesn’t like having the navigation instructions turned up too loud.

    Of course I’m the asshole for telling her to look at the map.
     
  28. Pharm

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    My wife’s car doesn’t have navigation so we have to rely on our phones. She sits in the back with kid and constantly messes up directions bc she won’t let me do it and drive.

    I can’t imagine having to navigate a family vacation with Mapquest map or damn road map like my parents did.
     
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  29. ButchCassidy

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    My wife seems to prefer to read the directions rather than just follow the GPS. We always miss our turns because she won’t pay attention to the navigation.
     
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  30. Name P. Redacted

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    I did it once with my dad. Was kinda fun
     
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  31. IHHH

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    it was me, not a bear
     
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  32. NineteenNine

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    My wife insists on using navigation maps that don’t turn with you, keeping north always pointed up. Which makes zero fucking sense to me and fucks me up every time I drive using her phone for nav.
     
  33. Imurhuckleberry

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    In some ways it was easier because you would look at the atlas/map long in advance and know that we’re “turning north at the junction of Hwys 72 and 81.” I legit feel like a Geographic moron now because I can barely find my way around the city I’ve been living in for 3 years without google lady.

    As a result of this, we have just decided to do our upcoming roadtrip sans gps (unless there’s an emergency) and now I’m road atlas hunting! Will report back on the joys and if I don’t I’m likely buried in the legal dead zone in Yellowstone.
     
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  34. a.tramp

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    I am your wife. I am moving, the map isn’t. You act like the world rotates around which way you are going. News flash, it doesn’t!
     
  35. NineteenNine

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    It should on navigation!
     
  36. Hoss Bonaventure

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    My mom and grandmother came and picked me up from the Tulsa airport years ago and proceeded to get lost trying to make it back home. 2 hours in the opposite direction lost because she was trying to just go backwards from the printed out Mapquest directions. I lost my shit and bought her a Garmin at a Loves when we stopped.
     
  37. lomcevak

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    Delorme atlases are very good
     
  38. Name P. Redacted

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    Psychotic
     
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  39. The Hebrew Husker

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    When I have multiple miles between directions I like to just look ahead to see what I need to do. “In 12 miles take Exit 190”, then I look at my odometer and add 12 miles and just pay attention to that rather than having to rely on someone telling me I need to exit (or tell me I needed to exit 3 miles ago)
     
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  40. Nandor the Relentless

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    A few years ago I went on a trip with my parents. Can't remember what the historical site we were going to was, but it was located on a street that had the name of the site in it. So like if we were going to Appomattox COurt House it was located on Appomattox Court House Drive, for a made up example.

    So prior to leaving, he decided to go on Mapquest and get the directions. He doesn't like driving on interstates, so he had to modify the directions on there. Instead of printing them like any sane person would do, he decided to write them down and literally no one else can read his handwriting. Well he royally fucked that up.

    I had the GPS going on my phone. We were coming up on the turn for the road the destination was located on. I mentioned that the turn was coming up. He said no, my directions are different. I'm like "This is the exact road the place is located. The road was named after and created specifically for Appomattox Court House. There's even a sign here that says turn right for Appomattox Court House!" He doubled down, saying he did his research and his directions were the quickest route there.

    We got to where he said his directions told us to go, and of course there was fucking nothing there. He claimed he must have missed a turn somewhere. So we circled back, ended up driving in a fucking circle for an hour, driving past the exact road we needed to go on several times. I can't remember what made him finally listen, but at some point my mother probably unleashed an expletive filled yelling at him.

    To this day he'll still illegibly write down the directions and rely on those. He'll listen once he gets lost now though because my mom threatened him that if he ever gets lost again and won't listen to GPS directions that eitehr she or my brother and I have, then she'll require him to buy a GPS unit and use that for every single trip.
     
  41. Eathan Edwards

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    I feel like this probably happens way more often than we know about because they are too embarrassed to admit it once they realize.
     
  42. Imurhuckleberry

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    Trying to decide between the gazetteer and the benchmark. Looks like benchmark, if available, is the move for western states.
     
  43. hood b. goode

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    shes not stupid or my gf but.... feel like this belongs here.

    Was at a pool party this saturday with a bunch of my friend's friends
    Friend being the host, and ex roommate.

    Arrive and everyone's drinking:babyneedabottle:. I get comfortable and start catching up with everyone.
    see a girl who looks vaguely familiar sort of hanging around nearby. at times by herself.

    Not sure who she is

    A couple hours in and it clicks:booger:
    ....i ask the host is that.... Brittany? (made up name)
    His ex. Yes it it
    Shes changed her hair color, huge shades covering her face, looks different.

    Host: She came up to me earlier....shes mad at you for not saying hi

    Me:

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  44. Super Vegeta

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    I met her for lunch and I didn’t see her car until after we ate. She parallel parked into oncoming traffic. After I told her how dumb that was I noticed a ticket on the windshield for $50. There were about 30 different spots she could have parked in legally that weren’t much further away.
     
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  45. goheels10

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    my wife's family has a house on the Cape and a house on the Vineyard that they barely do anything with (both on the water). They only open it up during the summers for 2 months.

    I could quit my job, manage those two properties for them and be sitting real pretty for the rest of my life, if they'd let me. drives me apeshit.
     
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  46. fattus

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    I do use my phone navigation, but at the same time I miss the excitement of getting my maps out to plan a road trip.
     
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  47. fattus

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    Lol yeah I stopped reading after Burbank.
     
  48. Bruce Bowen

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    For the second time in about 3 weeks the garbage disposal got stuck because a kids medicine dropper syringe thing got lodged into it. This time it took me a bit to figure it out cause it was so perfectly lodged that even feeling around nothing felt out of place. And before I even discovered it, there was a chopped up kids medicine cup thing in there. So I said please stop throwing these in the sink. Put them on the counter, anything but tossing them into the sink. What is in the sink less than 24 hours later? :bang:
     
  49. Henry Blake

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  50. fattus

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    I had a female roommate that kept putting shot glasses on that side of the sink after being told not to. Then one day she ran the disposal with one down there. And ran it and ran it and ran it until it seized up.

    Guess who had to buy and install a new disposal?
     
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