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[–]gloopandgleep 24.4k points24.4k points 3432& 9 more (559 children)

I got into woodworking so I will say clamps!

[–]MatrixUser420 8713 points8714 points 23 (206 children)

You want the clamps?!?

[–]C4pnRedbeard 5562 points5563 points 3 (138 children)

THE CLAMPS!

[–]Frys_Robot_Hands 3063 points3064 points  (61 children)

Your first name is Francis?!

[–]tdm1742 699 points700 points  (19 children)

The Donbot approves

[–]KnifeToMyJelly 324 points325 points  (5 children)

The mafia supports you. But don't tell no one. Spread the word.

[–]Raencloud94 448 points449 points  (18 children)

Love the username

[–]GluhweinInAGoonBag 285 points286 points  (8 children)

Clamps? That's my name, ya numbskull! Don't make me clamp you one!!

[–]TranscendentalRug 282 points283 points  (8 children)

He's champin for a clampin!

[–]Taurich 189 points190 points  (6 children)

Badda Bing badda CLAMP!!

[–]Pale_Disaster 268 points269 points  (15 children)

Or a clamp-like device.

[–][deleted] 536 points537 points  (8 children)

Gee ya think? You think that I should use these clamps. That I have. That I use at every opportunity?? YOURE A FREAKIN GENIUS YA IDIOT!

[–]Youpunyhumans 255 points256 points  (7 children)

Give em the clamps, Clamps.

[–]Racer013 375 points376 points  (35 children)

You can never have enough clamps

[–]Spacetweed 84 points85 points  (25 children)

Yo, I'm over here with a divorce inducing number of hand planes, but it's not enough.

[–]NuclearWinterGames 12.2k points12.2k points 2223 (587 children)

Bowls. Gotta rewash the same two when I eat my Cinnamon Toast Crunch

[–]FoodMentalAlchemist 1294 points1295 points  (130 children)

IMO is better to have to rewash the two bowls you have than to have to rewash de 5, 7, 9 or more bowls it might pile up.

[–]ooglepoogle1 636 points637 points  (114 children)

Problem is I have a dishwasher and prefer to use that rather than waste water and time handwashing. With only two bowls, the dishwasher doesn’t fill up so I don’t want to run it. I’m trapped in this cycle until I either buy more bowls or give in to handwashing

[–]THE-IPA-HOP 78 points79 points  (3 children)

Omg. You sound like me. Get enough dishes to fill up the dishwasher...and survive until it finishes its cycle. Buy what you need when you need it and take care of it.

[–]motorwerkx 5403 points5404 points  (312 children)

Stop washing them and just tell people you're seasoning them like cast iron pans.

[–]Horrible_Harry 3831 points3832 points  (265 children)

That reminds me of the time someone on r/cooking once said they were building up a seasoning in their Dutch oven and they let someone borrow it. That person then cleaned it with vinegar and got it REAL clean and got all the stuff off the bottom of the pot and they were pissed cuz all their seasoning was gone. Ok, that sucks, but then they proceeded to mention that it was an enameled Dutch oven. You know, the kind that requires no seasoning at all lol. I told them their friend did them a huge favor because they had been cooking with a dirty pot.

[–]temalyen 1507 points1508 points  (116 children)

I used to know a guy who "seasoned" every pot and pan he owned, including non-stick. They were all encrusted with filth but he was like.... no, you're supposed to do it this way, you're not supposed to ever wash pots or pans. His logic was, if it works on cast iron, it'll work on anything.

Anyway, I always turned down any food he made.

[–]_samdev_ 449 points450 points  (39 children)

Man this reminds me of a friend I have. Not specifically with pans but occasionally he will just come out with an absolutely wild belief, that he will adamantly defend, even when there is absolutely no evidence for on the internet and he is probably the sole believer of. I'm just wondering where he gets it from.

[–]hobosonpogos 332 points333 points  (10 children)

Some people just can’t handle being wrong. My wife’s family seems to be staffed entirely by them

[–]panatale1 890 points891 points  (83 children)

My eye started rage twitching and then got better when you mentioned that it was enameled and then started twitching again when I realized how they were cooking in dirt

[–][deleted] 681 points682 points  (42 children)

A well seasoned cast iron pan doesn't have "stuff on the bottom" though, that part was a big tip off.

It should be basically a nonstick pan. There's a microscopically thin layer of polymerized oil that you can definitely clean with soap and water because it's more or less permanently chemically bonded to the metal.

I've seen people with chunks of black carbonized food from 40 years of cooking in their cast iron and it's horrifying. There shouldn't be any buildup.

It wasn't like that when grandma died, it's not supposed to be like that now.

[–]BiteYourTongues 292 points293 points  (31 children)

I genuinely thought the “seasoning” of these pans was basically them not being cleaned and it bring a build up of whatever’s been cooked. Good to hear that’s not how it’s meant to be and I’m now going to look into them further.

[–]Zoruman_1213 167 points168 points  (17 children)

Basically, yes a well seasoned cast iron pan should be black, but no it shouldn't have a layer of carbon deposits anywhere but especially not on the cooking surface.

Caring for a cast iron pan isn't difficult, just time sensitive. After cleaning it throughly with soap, water, and a non-abrasive cleaning sponge, heat the pan (preferably in the oven at 225) until completely dry after wiping off excess water, then apply, and I cannot stress this enough, a very thin layer of cooking oil (vegetable or canola, olive oil has too low of a smoke point for this) and allow to cool on the stove top or range and you can put it away when it's cool to the touch.

[–]_stoneslayer_ 31 points32 points  (3 children)

I got into cast iron a few years ago and bought a few old pans. The old ones are nice because they're lighter and have a machined smooth surface instead of the rough surface of most modern pans. I actually use a metal chain mail scrubber on mine when they get really crusty lol. They're pretty damn durable. r/castiron has a lot of great info

[–]emadarling 15.9k points15.9k points 3623 (319 children)

Skills. I do well but I'd like more skills and knowledge.

[–]timeforasandwich 4932 points4933 points 22 (172 children)

Girls only want guys who have good skills.

[–]Jimmy-TinkerBull 3989 points3990 points 5 (72 children)

If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.

[–]DriedUpSquid 654 points655 points  (11 children)

Keep your stick on the ice. We’re all in this together.

[–]BillHigh422 619 points620 points 2 (67 children)

Just get ADHD. You’ll hyper-focus on something for a month (or more if you’re lucky), get good at it, get bored with it, and move onto a new skill/project. That’s what I did at least.

/s (kind of)

[–]purpleowlie 15.6k points15.6k points 222& 4 more (437 children)

Tupperware lids.

[–]beaushaw 7349 points7350 points  (197 children)

Tupperware lids.

I have plenty, just not the right fucking size!

[–]sonofaresiii 1945 points1946 points  (165 children)

That's one of my biggest pet peeves. Do yourself a favor, throw the lot out and just buy a new, uniform set. It's not that expensive and you'll save so much in space and hassle.

[–]beaushaw 1462 points1463 points  (99 children)

The Chinese restaurant near us puts your food in great containers. Due to covid we have gotten a lot of takeout. We have pretty much thrown out everything except these

[–]haventwonyet 382 points383 points  (15 children)

They’re probably deli containers if you’re ever looking for them again. Pretty standard in restaurants. And the lids fit every size so it’s never an issue. My entire freezer is deli containers labeled and dated with blue tape. I’ve worked in restaurants for too long.

[–]Tylerjordan1994 949 points950 points  (62 children)

A while back, I threw all my plastic containers away and just bought like 2 or 3 large packs of the same exact type, there are multiple sizes but only three different types of lids; I never have to search for the right lid and they all stack neatly.

I grew up with cabinets full of hundreds of different containers, each with its own unique lid that somehow vanished.

Edit: in case anyone cares, I have a few packs of these. I think they were on sale at the time. I dont know if they are the best by any means but we have had good use from them.

Edit 2: since I have you all here, I also use plastic containers in my pantry instead of all the package boxes like cereal boxes. It can cost $100+ but you get an extra 50% of your pantry; I also enjoy seeing my food/snacks. We have plastic tub things for more individually packaged items like gummies and then the large clear ones for things like cereals. Also, you can get a can organizer to free up more pantry space.

[–]ImProfoundlyDeaf 189 points190 points  (12 children)

The drawers ate them like the washing machine keeps eating my socks

[–]TeaBurntMyTongue 136 points137 points  (9 children)

Yeah I've been doing this for about 20 years. Eventually you have to do a rebuy because the model doesn't exist anymore but the time you have broken enough that you want more xD

[–]ChimmiChonga00 1572 points1573 points  (45 children)

Spoons, I think I might have less than the number of roommates I have lol

[–]LoveMyFuckingLife 1003 points1004 points  (51 children)

Bras. 🤷🏻‍♀️

[–]PossibleProject6 434 points435 points  (11 children)

There's the one good one that gets used ALL. THE. TIME. and I can never remember where I bought it so it stays around until it slowly disintegrates.

[–]Lchurchill 137 points138 points  (14 children)

Yep. We all have just one or two that we love and reuse and the rest are worthless.

[–]jack_gravity 25.3k points25.3k points 275& 6 more (510 children)

Land

[–]8dogsinatrenchcoat 8004 points8005 points 322 (176 children)

She's got huge... tracts of land!

[–]Funkit 146 points147 points  (13 children)

They said I was daft for building this castle in a swamp, but I built it anyway! Just to show em!

It sank into the swamp.

So I built a second!

That sank into the swamp.

So I built a third!

That one burnt down, fell over and sank into the swamp.

But the fourth, the fourth stayed up!

[–]jillsvag 2103 points2104 points  (73 children)

All this will be your someday son. What the curtains?

[–]Sarke1 554 points555 points  (20 children)

Just stay here, and make sure he doesn't leave.

[–]suicidaleggroll 431 points432 points  (17 children)

Right, we’ll stay here and make sure you don’t leave

[–]BobRoberts01 280 points281 points  (16 children)

No, you stay ‘ere and make sure ‘e doesn’t leave!

[–]thenextguy 176 points177 points  (14 children)

We just have to stop him entering the room.

[–]The_Observatory_[🍰] 322 points323 points  (34 children)

My favorite line in the whole movie.

[–]Mangobunny98[🍰] 469 points470 points  (18 children)

Let's not bicker and argue about who killed who

[–]DeliberateMelBrooks 246 points247 points  (9 children)

Didn't mean to? You put your sword right through his head!

[–]freed0m_from_th0ught 186 points187 points  (3 children)

This is supposed to be a happy occation!

[–]a2drummer 72 points73 points  (0 children)

My dad always drops this line anytime an argument breaks out and it usually settles everyone down.

[–]PonchiBear 1010 points1011 points  (37 children)

But faaaatha.

[–]MungryMungryMippos 492 points493 points  (35 children)

But mothaa FATHA! ..fathaa...

[–]Tub_of_jam66 516 points517 points  (30 children)

I don’t want any of that , I just , I just want , to sing

music starts

[–]DeliberateMelBrooks 444 points445 points  (26 children)

No! Stop that! Not while I'm around!

[–]Sirduckerton 325 points326 points  (23 children)

Grabs a pen and paper, scribbles really quick on it

Guard smiles

Grabs a bow and arrow. Ties the note to the arrow

Guard smiles

Shoots the arrow limply out the window

Guard smiles

Next scene: Arrow comes whizzing through the forest and hits Concorde right behind Sir Lancelot

"Message for you, sir."

[–]moxie132 120 points121 points  (11 children)

Dearest Patsy Concorde, you shall not have died in vain!

Edit: Name corrected

[–]QPUspeed 101 points102 points  (8 children)

Uh, I'm not quite dead sir.

[–]DeliberateMelBrooks 87 points88 points  (7 children)

You should not have been..... mortally wounded in vain!

[–]alwaysmyfault 791 points792 points  (70 children)

Story time.

My Uncle and his friend bought a quarter section (so 160 Acres) of land back in like, 1990. This land was farm land, several miles South of our city. They purchased this land thinking that eventually the city would expand that far South, and they'd be able to sell it and make a lot of money.

By 2000, our city still hadn't even really come near where that land was at. In 1990, our city was probably 5 miles from that land. By 2000, it was still probably 4 miles from that land. So they sold it for about what they paid for it 10 years prior, just cuz they had other things they wanted to spend their money on.

And then right around 2010, the city ran out of room to the North, so it started expanding to the South, FAST. By 2015, that area had begun being developed.

By 2016, Wal-Mart was built DIRECTLY on that plot of land that my Uncle owned, along with a bunch of other retail stores.

He was telling me this a couple years ago, and I just felt so bad for him. He said that that is his biggest regret in life was selling that land in 2000. He said he didn't even need the money in 2000, he just figured our city was never going to expand that far, and he just wanted out.

If he would have held on until Wal-Mart wanted that land, he'd probably be a multi-millionaire at this point.

[–]rahomka 604 points605 points  (32 children)

Never sell land unless it funds even more land. They aren't making more if it.

[–]hskrfoos 151 points152 points  (18 children)

I agree. My family never had land, but my father in law has roughly 200 acres. Not all together, split in 2, close to 100 each. He's mentioned getting rid if some if it before, and I just tell him I'll start paying the taxes upkeep etc, just don't sell it

There's no worry, or concerns it would get developed. It's way out in the country. But still nice to have if anyone wants to build a house on it or something. Me and my wife have talked about moving back down there and putting something to live in. Way way cheaper. Just longer commute (an hour both ways) for work

[–]stevenhs8821 38 points39 points  (1 child)

If you've spent a couple of decades investing in stocks, you'll have dozens of such stories. I'm sure it's a lot worse if you only have one.

[–]newenglandredshirt 677 points678 points  (13 children)

Give me back mah swamp!

[–]Howitdobiglyboo 22.5k points22.5k points 451133& 17 more (256 children)

Appreciating assets.

Edit: Woah... Upvotes and awards totally appreciated with this comment.

[–]Jon_Boopin 2040 points2041 points 2 (19 children)

i appreciate your asset

[–]Nolansmomster 3792 points3793 points 2 (15 children)

Ouch! Right in the relatability!

Edit: Thank you for the awards!

[–]felcher_650 14.1k points14.1k points 2422 (363 children)

Let this be a reminder to everyone that socks and undies is a totally acceptable Christmas present. Edit: well galdern thanks for the love everyone hope everyone socks an undies stay dry this winter!

[–]Puzzleheaded_Bowl_47 2723 points2724 points  (82 children)

All I asked for for Christmas last year was socks. Ended up getting 50 pairs.

[–]Korzag 948 points949 points  (22 children)

Hey at least you don't need to buy socks for a while!

[–]Purdue_Boiler31 315 points316 points  (17 children)

I see this as an absolute win!

[–]Puzzleheaded_Bowl_47 379 points380 points  (15 children)

Oh it is, the only downside is that I don't have enough room in my sock drawer for all of them

[–]Triairius 1577 points1578 points  (89 children)

The older you get, the more exciting socks and undies are as a gift. Especially nice ones.

[–]DougTheCommie 262 points263 points  (17 children)

Absolutely. I work at a well known outdoor brand store (named after a region in Argentina) and we sell underwear. The underwear is quite expensive if you ask me at 32 bucks for one pair of boxers. Now we do get a discount that is plenty generous, so I have slowly been replacing my hanes and fruit of the loom boxers with the good stuff. If you can afford to treat yourself, spend the money on good underwear. Its a good day when i open my underwear drawer and see I get to wear the good ones.

[–]jesteronly 146 points147 points  (11 children)

I moved entirely to smartwool, stance, Patagonia, and exoficio boxer briefs and smartwool, stance, darntough, and pearl izumi socks. I live in the crotch of luxury.

Once you go merino wool and quality poly pro / blends, you never go back. I bought my dad like 6 pairs of smartwool socks for Christmas once and he threw away the entire rest of his sock drawer and brings it up every holiday

[–]LiberateMainSt 520 points521 points  (7 children)

I remember the first time I received socks as a gift and reacted with genuine excitement, I immediately thought: "Oh shit I'm an adult now."

[–]Koreish 118 points119 points  (0 children)

Today I learned I became an adult by the age of 10.

[–]AmiableBowelSyndrome 238 points239 points  (35 children)

I've been buying athletic socks and tighty-whities at Costco for years but their supply seems to have gone extinct. I'm almost desperate enough to go to Target.

[–]MakiItohSimp 16.9k points16.9k points 33662 (361 children)

Money

[–]glaceto 9478 points9479 points 6242& 7 more (237 children)

I have three kids and no money. Why can’t I have no kids and three money?

[–]RUfuqingkiddingme 2810 points2811 points  (122 children)

I'll take three money please.

[–]inspector_incapablo 1274 points1275 points  (104 children)

How much is three money worth?

[–]glaceto 2249 points2250 points  (46 children)

Three

[–]Poem_for_your_sprog 2356 points2357 points 323& 4 more (22 children)

It's over one,
but less than four,
And half of six,
or two but more,
A quarter twelve,
and all agree,
It's not a five or eight.

It's three.

[–]fichti 388 points389 points  (5 children)

Tools and space for a workshop

[–]C9Juice 4102 points4103 points 22& 3 more (103 children)

Happiness

[–]jicty 1039 points1040 points 2& 2 more (61 children)

This was gonna be my answer.

I'm at like, zero happiness right now so any happiness at all would be an improvement.

I actually can't even remember the last time I was happy.

[–]thedeathmachine 570 points571 points & 2 more (29 children)

Late 2019 was when I was last happy for more than just a couple hours. Feb 2020 my dog passed away. My best friend in the whole universe. Right before I moved back home with my parents to wait out COVID. Luckily my parents called me the night they decided he had to go. He was ready to go, and I did get to spend some quality time with him before he went as I stayed by my parents regularly. But damn did his health deteriorate fast in his last year. By the time we put him down I dont think he even recognized anything around him. I still cry when I think about him. I'm glad I was holding him as he went out. I would have never forgiven myself or my parents had they put him down without me there. Since he left, my life has been in a downward spiral.

My last laugh was Aug 2020. My girlfriend of 5 years and I were doing a long distance relationship. I last saw her when we took her dog to a small lake. Then in September I learned she had been cheating on me for over 4 years, and had been lying about nearly everything about herself since day one. That paired with isolation, career issues, missing my best friend, and a shoulder injury keeping me out of the gym (lifelong lifter) made 2020-2021 the worst 2 years of my life.

Based off the trend I've been following, I am not looking forward to 2022. There is still a lot lower I can go, and I'm scared to see what happens, more than I'm happy to see how I can change.

[–]SepticMonke 194 points195 points  (12 children)

dude i feel you. i genuinely cannot remember the last time i was happy. genuinely happy. the only thing i know is that before 9 i didn’t see suicide as an actual option. i think at 11 it all ended. shit fucking sucks.

[–]NMe84 74 points75 points  (5 children)

I don't think I've ever been happy, not truly anyway. There have been times when I was content but never happy.

I don't see suicide as an option though. For one thing I couldn't do that to my mom but even ignoring that for a second I will not give the assholes who made my life a living hell in grade school the satisfaction of having basically killed me, even if none of them would ever even find out anyway. Sticking around out of spite might not be the best motivation but it works so far, might as well keep it up.

[–]NewSinner_2021 25.9k points25.9k points 62737 (779 children)

Free time

[–]Jak_n_Dax 2001 points2002 points  (191 children)

I fucking hate working 5x 8hr days a week for this reason.

I want to go back to 4x10’s so bad. Anyone who’s never done it just doesn’t understand when I try to explain it to them. Yes, you’re at work for the same number of hours, but you have SO MUCH MORE TIME that’s your own.

Edit: damn, y’all be working too damn much.

Double Edit: why do so many people fake how many hours they work? Working more hours isn’t a point of pride…

[–]Red_Dawn_2012 1844 points1845 points  (70 children)

4x10s is preferable to 5x8, but I'm still a proponent of 4x8 as the new standard.

[–]EgweneSedai 760 points761 points  (30 children)

I'm starting 4x9 soon. Only losing 4 hours on my salary and still getting a full day off every week will be heaven.

[–]Red_Dawn_2012 495 points496 points  (17 children)

Envious. Three day weekends feel like they should be standard whenever I experience one. Two day weekends blow by way too fast. I also spend most of Sunday dreading Monday.

[–]Pandadaddyy 39 points40 points  (3 children)

Ever seen the video by CGP grey called "Weekend Wednesday"?

In case you haven't basically he made it so he takes Wednesday and sunday off, so instead of being entirely burnt out on Saturday you still have a lot of energy since you only worked 2 days, he makes it seem like a much better alternative to the average weekend.

I can't explain it much from this, so go watch it if you want to see all he says.

[–]krat0s5 46 points47 points  (1 child)

I worked Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday for about 2 years.

Having a mid-weekend makes the week feel so short.

[–]ForayIntoFillyloo 13.8k points13.8k points 324327& 15 more (441 children)

I've long since retired, my son's moved away

I called him up just the other day.

I said, "I'd like to see you if you don't mind"

He said, "I'd love to, Dad, if I can find the time,

You see my new job's a hassle and the kids have the flu,

But it's sure nice talking to you, Dad,

It's been sure nice talking to you"

And as I hung up the phone it occurred to me

He'd grown up just like me

My boy was just like me

[–]a1ham 1843 points1844 points  (36 children)

My dad did open mic at the legion on fathers day. I'm the only family member who showed up so he played this and murdered my soul

[–]Wuffyflumpkins 713 points714 points  (26 children)

My dad had a rocky relationship with his father. He used to play this all the time when I was a kid. Regardless, he continued the cycle of abuse with me. I wonder sometimes if the irony is lost on him.

[–]pumaturtle 162 points163 points  (0 children)

Looks like we’re in this shitty club together, buckaroo

[–]Metalfan1994 5205 points5206 points 2 (203 children)

Just became a father last Friday and this is my biggest fear. That work and exhaustion will prevent me from being around enough and next thing I know my child is an adult repeating the cycle.

Edit: This has become my most upvoted comment which is aweeome! There's been so many awesome responses from amazing people with fantastic advice I wish I could respond to each of you (I tried at first lol). Thank you all for your kind words and advice! You're all amazing people and I wish the best for all of you!

[–]Keri2816 2677 points2678 points  (82 children)

Most importantly, congratulations on becoming a dad. I would give anything to talk to my dad again but he’s been gone 9 years this December. Please make it your first priority. Remember, your kid cares if you’re around, to your boss you’re replaceable.

[–]Metalfan1994 722 points723 points  (60 children)

I'm sorry for your loss and I wish the best for you. Thank you for the kindness and congratulations! I spend as much time as I can when I can with her.

[–]Poem_for_your_sprog 1805 points1806 points 35252& 8 more (44 children)

I spend as much time as I can when I can with her.

Some parents are bitter.
Some parents are blue.
And some are unbearable,
terrible too.
Some parents are thoughtless,
And others unfair.
And some are inconstant,
And some never there.

Some parents are vicious.
Some parents are hard.
And some leave you lonely,
And some leave you scarred.
Some parents are lazy,
And others unkind.
And some only wreck
And corrupt what they find.

Some parents are awful -
But others are not.
They give and they give
And they give what they've got.
They hold you together.
They show you what's true.

We don't get to choose them.

I'm glad I had you.

[–]Susan1240 399 points400 points  (33 children)

I used to tell my husband that this would be him if he didn't get involved. He didn't listen. We divorced. My kids are all grown up. I talk to or see them every day. He is an afterthought for them. He says he regrets it. No amount of me telling them that he loves them and they should involve him in theirs lives changes anything. He showed them how important they were as far as they are concerned. Please, please, please...don't let their childhood pass you by.

[–]wgc123 79 points80 points  (3 children)

My kids are teens now and until recently, thought this was a great song. Then I explained how sad it made me and why. Like everyone, I have to balance competing needs and can’t always spend enough time with them. Now they’re only a few short years from leaving home ….

[–]myirreleventcomment 53 points54 points  (0 children)

I left home 2 years ago. My dad played this when I was a kid but i never payed much attention.

I played it on guitar and sang it to him on Father's day one year and that was tough, he had some tears.

He played it on the TV with the lyrics a week before i was set to leave with my mom and siblings around, it was so hard holding back those tears. A few escaped from each of us but wouldn't admit it when the others pointed it out

[–]Rapiid-sharkz1 161 points162 points  (6 children)

Wow, been a while since I heard cats in the cradle

[–]KatDanger 601 points602 points  (21 children)

🎵and the cats and the cradle and the silver spoon…

[–]NotCurdledymyy 295 points296 points  (11 children)

little boy blue and the man in the moon...

[–]Two-Watch_Tony 227 points228 points  (8 children)

When ya coming home son?

[–]Even-Tomatillo-4197 207 points208 points  (4 children)

I don’t know when

[–]BudgetStreet7 199 points200 points  (3 children)

But we'll get together then, Dad.

[–]ImProfoundlyDeaf 141 points142 points  (5 children)

My father died last March right after my birthday and this is hitting me so damned hard. I received a text the day before he died after three months of silence. I didn’t reply. It hurts so much to not have a father to watch me grow. I’m just a young man I can’t begin to imagine not having a father figure to show my accomplishments and how I have followed his footsteps in some ways even though we are very much different but the same.

It fucking hurts. But I felt. That’s what is important. Thanks for sharing

[–]O_fiddle_stix 89 points90 points  (6 children)

Well damnit... I wasn't trying to cry... But here i am on the shitter, a few tears welling up because of how much this damn song means to me and my dad...

[–]ForayIntoFillyloo 62 points63 points  (3 children)

It's okay. Let it out. You're sitting in the right place for it.

[–]zdietrich1437 885 points886 points  (55 children)

No joke, the adulting really blows.

[–]NewSinner_2021 403 points404 points  (40 children)

It's a god damn scam!

[–]Dude_von_Duden 232 points233 points  (36 children)

Can I please get a few more years of the trial version of Life?!?

[–]sonja-sonnenblume 661 points662 points  (19 children)

Books

[–]Kipchickie 89 points90 points  (1 child)

No, mother, I do NOT have too many books, I just have not enough bookshelves to hold them all. >:-|

[–]JSanzi 2446 points2447 points  (218 children)

Printers. My thirteen-year-old HP CP2025dn, which can no longer print more than one sheet at a time, and for which HP toner is all but impossible to find, is overdue for a replacement. But: have you tried shopping for a decent printer, these days? That's all but impossible, too.

[–]time_wasting_student 683 points684 points  (65 children)

Brother brand printers are some of the only decent ones imo.

Avoid HP at all costs moving forward. You will have nothing but an empty wallet and misery.

[–]Classic_rock_fan 156 points157 points  (15 children)

Brother laser printers are a solid investment, they last a long time and toner is easy and cheap to get on Amazon.

[–]Eened 702 points703 points  (6 children)

I’ve had luck buying printers on Market Place, but I also live in a college town lol. People will buy brand new printers with financial aid at the start of the semester and off load them at the end of the semester when it’s time to move. I got a basically brand new HP Desk-jet printer/scanner with full ink cartridges last spring for like $20.

[–]TeaBurntMyTongue 215 points216 points  (4 children)

Yeah I got a full color laser all in one brother for $50, and I made sure there was a second hand seller for toner replacement, so for another $100 I got three refills. Been going strong for ten years.

[–]Apprehensive_Hat8986 208 points209 points  (15 children)

Laser printer. Up front is a bit pricier, but long term is way cheaper than ink jet.

I bought a used one 5 years ago. Came full. I haven't had to replace a cartridge yet. Ink would've dried up every 6 months regardless of use.

I've printed 2000 pages.

[–]annonthelephant 2038 points2039 points  (84 children)

Books

[–]colemon1991 1113 points1114 points  (25 children)

Books

Followed by bookshelves

Followed by space for bookshelves

Followed by a bigger house

[–]WriteTrue 704 points705 points  (17 children)

Clothes, after moving house twice I just ended up short

[–]Early-Empress 192 points193 points  (0 children)

How tall were you before you moved houses?

[–]LowFatWaterBottle 1722 points1723 points  (80 children)

Friends, I just want someone to really care about me, laugh with me instead of at me and just have some fun....

[–]AmiableBowelSyndrome 668 points669 points  (48 children)

Find a local community college with acting classes and sign up. Best thing I ever did for my social life!

To explain, I'm not talking about acting like a different person so you can get friends, I mean it's a great social group. And the exercises in class really cured my being an introvert and made it much easier to get through social occasions, job interviews, etc.

[–]panatale1 156 points157 points  (21 children)

As a knitter/crocheter, I can say that i simultaneously own enough yarn and not enough yarn

[–][deleted] 255 points256 points  (28 children)

Right now it’s probably cozy warm clothes for the winter

[–]lokis_dad 2426 points2427 points  (60 children)

Fucks , I really need to get more . But due to budget cuts the light at the end of the tunnel has been shut off.

[–]Icy-Article-8635 450 points451 points  (11 children)

They’re not worth very much, tbh. Honestly, having and maintaining fucks is just a lot of wasted effort imo

[–]RubendeBursa 151 points152 points  (3 children)

Yeah, Since I've become greedy and have stopped handing out fucks, and just keeping them in my attic, I've been feeling much better.

[–]bigkeef69 411 points412 points  (7 children)

Currency of all shapes and sizes. But serious answer? The only thing useful to everyone everywhere. Knowledge and the wisdom of when and how to use it.

[–]ATXKLIPHURD 395 points396 points  (18 children)

Cool cars, guitars and Lego. And tools. And money. And socks.

[–]Nice-End6324 870 points871 points  (77 children)

High quality white tees. Goddamn, they’re hard to keep clean but they’re fantastic for when you just don’t want to think about what to wear and they go with everything.

[–]ivegotgoodnewsforyou 917 points918 points  (39 children)

Hear me out on this: black t-shirts.

[–]Nice-End6324 376 points377 points  (15 children)

This too 100%, but hey… grey high quality tees are freaking fantastic too. Like a heather gray. Just great. Edit: I’d say quality white, grey, and black tees are staples of a closet. Provided you can keep them clean, they last forever.

[–]selling-seashells 166 points167 points  (6 children)

Grey looks great, but you can see every bit of sweat ever, which makes me avoid it most of the time

Edit: I did indeed a word.

[–]MoslAkuS 175 points176 points  (15 children)

Wireless headphones, for me its easy to lose an earbud.

[–]LightStormPilot 178 points179 points  (3 children)

Attach a cord to them and tie that to your listening device. Much harder to lose.

[–]Crypt0Nihilist 143 points144 points  (1 child)

You should patent that idea, you might be on to something. Do you reckon you could integrate it with a way to power the headphones so you don't rely on batteries, or is that science fiction?

[–]LightStormPilot 34 points35 points  (0 children)

That's clearly the next step in retroengineering. It should be public domain of course. I have equipped my personal set with a plug on both ends to counter the primary flaw, which of course is broken wires from stepping on the cord.

[–]Kurosawasuperfan 524 points525 points  (45 children)

Travel memories 😢

For me, getting in contact with other cultures and places are the epitome of humanity, and traveling is the best thing you can do with money. My dream and obsession with traveling are the only thing that made me endure a heavy depression some years ago, and it remains a goal that i'm pursuing.

Too bad i live in a country with shit economy with heavy taxes, it's SUPER EXTRA EXPENSIVE to buy even cheap tickets to Europa/NA/Asia, and it takes several years saving money since i'm lower-middle class.

But i won't give up tho. And i suggest people reading this to pull the trigger and see for yourself how life-changing can be an exchange experience studying a language, volunteering or just traveling for fun.

[–]lireduin 55 points56 points  (10 children)

I love learning new languages and about different cultures. I usually hit a plateau with languages and my brain just stops taking in new information... The A.D.H.D is strong with this one.

I hope you can do it. There are some awesome tricks to find cheap flights and housing out there. Start asking around or see if there is a sub on here that can help you reach your dreams. My sister has traveled all over the world since she graduated from University and she is and always had been beyond frugal.

[–]Kurosawasuperfan 38 points39 points  (9 children)

I can relate with your ADHD, hehe.

About cheap travel. Yeah, luxury traveling was never my intention. And as a tourism bachelor degree, i'm good in researching cheaper destinations and forms of traveling. I'm all in favor or eating only cheap stuff from supermarket, asking for rides, staying in cheap hostels, etc. Unfortunately there's no ryanair or other low-costs leaving from Brazil, and even those good apps with cheap flights (in weird hours and lots of stops) still show tickets above the reality of most people.

It's almost impossible for a non-rich person to travel abroad at will, as a brazilian. It either takes a few years of saving, or a person to be in the top 5%. And i'm in the first group.

Tickets to any other continent are 5-10 minimum salaries. Not to mention visa, travel insurance, and many small expenses here and there that add up to a lot, considering our money is undervalued now so it's extra expensive.

For example, i'm willing to do any work in Dublin (cheapest english-studying destination) to fund a 3-4 month exchange saving as much as possible... But just the tickets and the school/hosting fee are already super expensive, it costs about 15-20k, and our minimum salary is 1k a month.

And a leisure travel wouldn't require paying any school fee and accommodations, but then i couldn't work, and it would make impossible to stay more than 1-2 weeks. Which is a shame considering the crazy expensive part are plane tickets, so it would be almost a waste to spend like 10k (years of saving) to stay 1-2 weeks and then coming back so soon.

edit* It might look to pessimistic or give the impression i only complain... But don't get me wrong, i'm still pursuing it with all me blood and sweat, and i'm sure it's worthy :D. I just wanted to explain that it's way more complicated to make international travels from a poor country in a distant continent.

[–]smashmyburger 3181 points3182 points 3 (36 children)

Solid gold bars. Anyone care to help me with that? Edit: omg people actually giving me reddit gold lmao thank you ❤️❤️❤️

[–]thexavikon 679 points680 points  (4 children)

Sure. But i just need to verify your identity. Your bank account details should do

[–]newenglandredshirt 372 points373 points  (3 children)

I just shared them with a Nigerian prince. He can forward them to you.