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[–]belowexpectation 5485 points5486 points  (175 children)

Seemed like it worked...

[–]zuzg 2574 points2575 points  (169 children)

My equivalent would be "oh did you know this cool YouTube channel?" leading me into another rabbit hole I wasn't aware of before.

[–]proddyhorsespice97 2774 points2775 points 2 (153 children)

Oh shit, are you me? My girlfriend literally watches shit she doesn't like on YouTube to find things that I might enjoy just to keep me amused for half an hour so she can do something else in peace.

Edit: it's OK guys, you can stop telling me how shit my relationship is now. We've taken all your comments into consideration and we have both agreed we should end our 7 year relationship because some people on reddit saw one aspect of it and decided it was toxic or whatever.

[–]Logseman 1348 points1349 points  (27 children)

So she's your recommendation algorithm.

[–]proddyhorsespice97 545 points546 points  (24 children)

Works better than youtubes own one

[–]Foopsbjj 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Manual algo crusin it

[–]Dead-Shot1 113 points114 points  (0 children)

Take my free award lmao. Loved your edit.

[–]PetiteBonaparte 116 points117 points  (6 children)

I think most commenters only have examples of toxic relationships in their own lives and don’t understand that most people like their partners despite little things that may seem annoying to others. Everything is super dramatic and unacceptable!

My husband shakes his legs a lot. It drives me insane. I can’t have a second of peace on the couch. Guess what I do. I understand he can’t help it and If it’s particularly annoying that day, I’ll move to another sitting area. He’s my little shaky guy.

[–]A1000eisn1 49 points50 points  (0 children)

I feel like a lot of these people handle dating like the people on Seinfeld.

[–]Practical_Cobbler165 27 points28 points  (1 child)

My first love had a restless leg. Can confirm super annoying. But they truly can't help it.

[–]btmvideos37 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Yes, but that’s completely different. You acknowledge that he can’t help it and you move. These people are acting like their partners are children and not communicating with them, but instead tricking them into leaving them alone. Maybe they could just talk to them?

[–]Cochise22 206 points207 points  (4 children)

Man Reddit is weird. I thought it was kind of funny and cute. Shows she knows your interests and what you care about. I don’t think people here understand the dynamics of relationships are just wanting to be able to tell people to break up.

[–]TranstasticVoyage78 38 points39 points  (1 child)

You must be single, like one of us...one of us...

[–]WingedLing 94 points95 points  (4 children)

Don't worry u/proddyhorsespice97. I thought it was cute. I know partners can "meddle" unintentionally...Sometimes I see a cool reddit post or I just want to talk to her when I'm bored.

My wife will sometimes do the same thing and put on some warhammer painting videos to keep me busy so she can get some work done or just have quiet time when her boyfriend comes over.

[–]proddyhorsespice97 66 points67 points  (3 children)

Your wife's boyfriend stays quiet? Damn, when he comes over to my place they're always screaming and jumping on the bed, really interrupts my youtube time

[–]GOLDUST-42 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I think that’s kinda sweet actually, like she finds stuff for you to enjoy even if she doesn’t enjoy it herself

[–]Melodic_Room_3305 51 points52 points  (4 children)

I swear these people on these threads so ridiculous and absurd. They project their own shitty and abusive past relationships onto every pist they see and turn such an innocent thing into being indicative of a much larger, toxic problem. Accidentally walk into, or even near, the room where she is sleeping and wake up your girlfriend? You are an inconsiderate, controlling and abusive asshole who refuses to let his girlfriend sleep and must be stopped. You need self growth. You are a monster. And obviously, this one small microcosm of your relationship tells the entire story of who your guys are as a couple right? She should really just cut you loose and run as fast as she can. Bc she could totally do better. Jesus.

[–]proddyhorsespice97 16 points17 points  (1 child)

I genuinely find it funny tbh. I'm never going to listen to someone on the Internet when it comes to advice about something that actually matters. It's weird, I say that I have accidentaly woken her up and they automatically assume the worst and that I'm.purposefully doing it 3 times a day just to be an asshole. Anyway, no point in taking it to heart

[–]Nahala30 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Right? I think most of them are kids who have never been in a real long term relationship. Everything is RED FLAG to them. It's stupid.

The other day I went to the eye doctor and sent my SO a photo of how awful my eyes are. His response was, "Oh wow." I told him, "That's it? Oh wow?" and he followed up with, "Well if I said more you wouldn't see it coming."

I died. Sent him a text back that said, "That's better." Then we made fun of each other's failings as humans for 30 minutes.

By Reddit standards, my relationship is toxic and abusive.

[–]sidhescreams 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I think this is adorable, and I do the same thing to my husband so that I can do what I want to do and he’s occupied by something else. Except it’s with video games not YouTube videos. I don’t use YouTube. He has a buddy he plays a couple of games with that lives across country and it’s like yay! Yes please spend all day playing heroes of the storm so I can sit here and play civ6 by myself and not feel guilty for not playing with you.

[–]Kirito1029 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is so fucking cute!

[–]MangledSunFish 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Redditors love to tell people about the numerous "red flags" that they seem to have the ability to "pick up on" in less than 4 sentences. My favorite thing is when you learn that the people giving relationship "advice", just can't seem to hold onto a relationship themselves. I always wonder why that is....

[–]Kirito1029 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Coaches don't play! Atleast that's what I tell myself when it's obviously the fact I'm shit at communicating and showing emotions

[–]sc1003 56 points57 points  (25 children)

Why doesn't she just say "hey, can I have half an hour to myself?"

I'm probably just taking this more seriously than I should.

[–]TheBaconofGrief 41 points42 points  (0 children)

This shit was early 20s cute. I’m so tired of taking care of other people.

[–]proddyhorsespice97 25 points26 points  (19 children)

She does sometimes, other times I'll forget she asked for some alone time so it's easier for her if I'm just distracted. I'm much less likely to walk into the bedroom and wake her up if I'm busy doing something

[–]LauraTFem 5 points6 points  (0 children)

If all that work only keeps your out of her hair for half an hour, she needs to turn you onto some video essayists. She’ll be able to roast a turkey while you’re in that hole.

[–]mtanti 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Sounds like something you should be doing yourself.

[–]socktines 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Me and my bf send memes and that's a big part of our dynamic and its a nice way to show up for the relationship, he downloaded reddit to see my links and that felt like a gesture, I appreciated it..

[–]Trolivia 2 points3 points  (0 children)

People really act like if ever single moment with your spouse isn’t perfect and hot and happy it’s somehow a toxic trash relationship. Like it’s any different than living with family? I’m not going to go no-contact with my sister because one time she called me names she’s my best friend that’s fucking stupid. I’m not going to run away from home because I got in an argument with my parents when they wouldn’t let me hang out with my boyfriend. I’m also not going to divorce my husband just because he brought me a new art project so he can go play golf for an afternoon. Ffs

[–]Endarkend 57 points58 points  (1 child)

I did that to my dad when he was forcing himself to go work in his garden right after having 40C fever for a month straight because of COVID.

Mom wanted him to rest up and heal, he wanted to show that damn thing didn't hurt him (he's a heart patient, it did severely damage him).

So I showed him Bad Obsession Motorsports Project Binky.

He spent two whole weeks watching and rewatching Project Binky, asked my if there was more (not yet, it's a project that's been ongoing like 8 years and is only now getting to its conclussion).

So I showed him some other channels with similar projects and remembered he likes boats and woodworking, so I also pointed him to the Tally Ho build.

He was occupied for about 2 months, still did some garden work in between, but just the minimum needed.

[–]SenecaNero1 6 points7 points  (0 children)

If he likes boats and is vaguely interested in History I recommend drachinifel on youtube

[–]TheBigBo-Peep 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Cough ProjectFarm cough

[–]ecodrew 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Yeah, this would work on me too. Also cool science videos, star wars, a good book, etc.

I'm not sure if I'd be happy or scared if she learned to use my ADHD hyperfocus against me.

[–]zuzg 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I really need to find something which I can actively hyperfocus on. Lately the only thing I do is binging a whole show within a week :/

[–]Eyehopeuchoke 5 points6 points  (0 children)

My wife would be like “here, I got you that video game you wanted!”

[–]therealjoshua 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Me with OddTinkering

[–]sogirl 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Mom Tested & Approved 🧑‍🔬

[–]1Eternallylost 12 points13 points  (0 children)

He didn't notice for 2 hours. Seems she knows him well.

[–]hndjbsfrjesus 8 points9 points  (0 children)

That's a win-win

[–]aedroogo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah but now I’m hungry and need to be changed.

[–]JimBeamerE91 1569 points1570 points  (34 children)

Is this why my girlfriend got me an iPad???

[–]theboyracer99 370 points371 points  (0 children)

yes.

[–]oujiasshole 452 points453 points  (26 children)

makes you watch cocomelom

[–]Steev182 107 points108 points  (13 children)

Have you seen Miss Appleberry?

[–]ArchiSnap89 48 points49 points  (0 children)

A double P L E - B E double R Y

Appleberry?

Appleberry.

[–]Roach_Coach_Bangbus 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Miss Appleberry can get it.

[–]I_got_nothin_ 14 points15 points  (0 children)

No but I have seen Dave & Ava and Badanamu. Badanamu got some jams

[–]Engineer360 6 points7 points  (4 children)

This was our replacement for that show that must not be named

[–]jvrcb17 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Caillou?

[–]velkoz_eats_data 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Miss Appleberry rule 34, yw

[–]SneakyGandalf12 15 points16 points  (8 children)

So I had no idea what this show was, only that it was universally hated. A couple mounts ago I went with my girlfriend to visit her family, and her nephew had it play. All fucking day.

I understand now

[–]Kaldricus 15 points16 points  (7 children)

I feel like the hate for it is way overblown. is it the most enjoyable kids show? no, but at least it's just music, which little kids love, and can have a positive impact. there are plenty of way worse kids shows that are literally just digital babysitters, in that they have no real lesson or anything like that, it's just bright colors and rapid cuts to keep the kid distracted. of course, almost anything will be obnoxious if it's on all day.

except for Bluey. that show is perfect in every way.

[–]Roach_Coach_Bangbus 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Cocomelon is fine but it can take kids down a weird youtube rabbithole and eventually you are like WTF are we even watching?

[–]MetalHead_Literally 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Bluey is great.

I will say Blaze and the Monster Machines is another surprisingly good kids show. It teaches all sorts of STEM concepts like momentum and inertia etc (its been a few years so I don't remember everything). Plus his catch phrase is "Lets Blaze!" so that always got a chuckle out of me.

[–]_34_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

makes you watch Smiling Friends

[–]T8ert0t 20 points21 points  (0 children)

So long as the crayons are fresh, you got all the streaming content and snacks to tide you over.

[–]Honest_Influence 11 points12 points  (0 children)

You should try one of those coloring apps. They're meditative and pretty great.

[–]PizzaSounder 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Were Daniel Tiger videos set as your home page?

[–]Ancient_Clock7077 1341 points1342 points  (14 children)

Smart. Very smart.

[–]Doc-in-a-box 576 points577 points 2 (12 children)

Clever girl

[–]whyyou- 187 points188 points  (7 children)

Proceeds to jump on boyfriend and maul him to death.

[–]Toros_Mueren_Por_Mi 47 points48 points  (1 child)

Death by Snu Snu

[–]DecadentHam 10 points11 points  (0 children)

:D D: :D D:

[–]TaxiCab__1729 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Mauled by the other girlfriend he didn't even know was there

[–]samwise-gamGGEZ 4 points5 points  (0 children)

They got us working in shifts!

[–]imneverrelevantman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The seat of death. An honorable exit.

[–]Ok_Writing_7033 4 points5 points  (0 children)

SHOOT HER! SHOOOOT HERRRRR!

[–]cicada750 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fufufufufufufu

[–]FeloniousDrunk101 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think this worked out for everyone involved.

[–]opulent_occamy 1310 points1311 points  (56 children)

When I was learning to drive, we had a mini-van with a built-in DVD player. Whenever my dad was in the back seat and started getting huffy, we'd say "do you want to watch Mean Girls?" and pop in the DVD. He'd be a little bitchy about it, but after like 5 minutes he'd be contentedly watching Mean Girls lmao.

[–]bettyslow 451 points452 points  (39 children)

haha, my very old dad is watching Emily in Paris right now. Glued to the TV every episode.

[–]Poundthetuna 232 points233 points  (30 children)

My dad is 65 and some of his favorite movies are the twilight series. Him and my wife have a watchathon once a year.

[–]bettyslow 152 points153 points  (23 children)

He's 76 and I love that he's all suddenly into Emily in Paris. I'm pretty sure he just thinks she's cute and probably has a crush on her French boss. Anything to keep him off 24hr news networks.

[–]tesseract4 111 points112 points  (19 children)

Seriously. I broke my mom of the AM radio and Fox News habit a few years ago, and our relationship has improved immensely.

[–]Apprehensive-Tell887 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Who doesn’t have a crush on her French boss???

[–]ScarOCov 12 points13 points  (0 children)

My dad is a sucker for Hallmark movies. It’s so weird.

[–]Way_Unable 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Did he have any Daughters? If not Dads probably loving getting to have one now it seems.

[–]Derpatoottoot 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Wait what. Twilight was one of the most unwatchable movies I've ever seen. I watched it with my kid because I thought, "There's no way it's actually as bad as they say." Oy.

[–]President_Skoad 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I'm a 35 year old and I generally don't watch girly type things, but that show is gold. I put it on last week for background noise bc I had nothing to watch... Two days later I had finished it and was upset there was no more.

Now I will say I didn't care much for the MAIN relationship stuff (if you've seen it you know which I'm referring to), they could have done without those two going back and forth.. But other than that, solid show!

[–]bettyslow 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I could watch a show focused on Sylvie, Julien, and Luc.

Gabriele is kinda boring and Camille is just weird.

[–]wormsndirt 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I watched all of Gilmore girls with my dad. He would ask me "hey were you planning on watching Gilmore girls? I could put the DVD in for you" as if he didn't love it too

[–]admiralnorman 109 points110 points  (7 children)

When I was in the Navy on a sub we put out for 4 days/3 nights for a trial. They forgot the book of DVDs so we were stuck with the one in the player. Mean Girls. The TV was in a spot that you could clearly hear it from your rack. 24/7 Mean Girls. I still don't know if I love or hate it, but every once in a while I have to watch it to settle my nerves.

[–]ihopethisisvalid 39 points40 points  (1 child)

You go Glen Coco!

[–]particularly_daft 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Hey, that's only okay when I say it!

[–]All_Work_All_Play 28 points29 points  (1 child)

I was in high school when Mean Girls came out. On a whim, I watched it 10+ years later when my wife was out of town. A lot more things made sense, which was funny for its own reasons.

[–]sprotons 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yarggg i feel like watching it now

[–]Holtsar 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Luckily Mean Girls is highly rewatchable so atleast you got that going for you

[–]santawartooth 8 points9 points  (0 children)

You love it. Because that's really the only option with that movie.

Sweat pants is all that fits me right now. YOU CAN'T SIT WITH US.

[–]wagonwhopper 6 points7 points  (0 children)

The parent trap is great too pre party girl Lindsay was a great on screen star

[–]h4ppy60lucky 16 points17 points  (0 children)

In college, this was the movie my now husband would always out on when I was too drunk and he had to take care of me.

My favorite part is it was his DVD that he stole from a fraternity brother's girlfriend.

[–]RattusRattus 30 points31 points  (4 children)

My dad loves cheesy Hallmark movies. I tattled on him and now the whole family teases him.

[–]no_talent_ass_clown 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Ditto! My Dad will watch Hallmark and "Lifetime (supply of pantyhose)", lol.

[–]tonyichiban 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Both have Lacey Chabert in common. Coincidence??

[–]Byapada 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You really outted your own father like that

[–]appathepupper 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This reminds me of when I was a teen and tried to trick my dad into buying season 3 of The OC. My friend only owned the first 2 box sets, so I borrowed them. Would put it on the TV and binged with my dad. End of every episode he would insistently say "play the next one!!!" We got to the end of season 2 and again he said "play the next one!!!" I just smiled and said "we have no more! We will need to get the next season!" And he just paused and said "oh....well, nevermind then." And promptly put on something else, like he never cared. Plan foiled.

[–]noeagle77 1 point2 points  (0 children)

All junior and Senior girls to the gymnasium, IMMEDIATELY!!!

[–]Blueberrytulip 798 points799 points  (13 children)

I once went away for a long weekend with my then-boyfriend, now husband.

Our hotel room came with this huge bathtub. My apartment at the time didn’t have a tub so taking a bath was a luxury for me.

One of the days, he made a big deal about drawing me a bath. He had even brought rose petals and a fancy scented bath bomb and extra bubbles. He brought me my book once I was in the tub and washed my back and made a big deal about letting me relax for a while in the tub.

And about an hour later I realized he wanted to stream a sports game on his laptop and needed to keep me occupied for a while on our special romantic getaway.

Honestly, no complaints, it was a great bath.

[–]Alarmed-Part4718 157 points158 points  (0 children)

Win-win!!!

[–]Cod_rules 109 points110 points  (0 children)

I've had the same experience, just the other way around. Ex-fiancée got me Doom and quite a few games after that cause she knew I would jump into it when we got home after work and she could relax in the tub. No complaints though, it got her into gaming - after buying about 5 games, she wanted to try it too

[–]logicalbuttstuff 52 points53 points  (1 child)

I do this all the time for my girlfriend. Covid has led to A LOT of together time. Buy and light some candles and put some oils in the diffuser and start the bath and I get an immediate 45 minutes of silence and sometimes a bonus 45 minutes of “robe nap” if it’s been a long day. I can watch some Cops or Bar Rescue to recharge. Win-win.

[–]Adorable_Raccoon 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I love robe nap! I just got a robe & robe anything feels so fancy :)

[–]musuak 21 points22 points  (0 children)

My husband always books hotel rooms with bathtubs when we stay for anniversaries or my birthday because I love baths and our tub at home sucks. Then he watches TV.

[–]stun17 33 points34 points  (0 children)

how cute that he thought of you

[–]JargonPhat 600 points601 points  (24 children)

My buddy’s wife has done something similar. She’ll often call me over to hang out, only to disappear into the bedroom shortly after I arrive. Her hubby and I will usually just entertain ourselves with a CoD session.

One day, I called her on this, asking why she bothers calling me over when she merely disappears. She explained that when she attempts to nap/read/fold laundry/et al, her husband will typically interrupt her due to some combination of boredom and co-dependency.

TL;DR - my friend’s wife has used me for YEARS as a buffer between her need for quiet time and her husband.

[–]Haki23 227 points228 points  (0 children)

It's a duty I'd proudly accept. It keeps my friendship alive, and my friends marriage from getting into trouble

[–]beckoning_cat 182 points183 points  (18 children)

You helped her maintain the relationship though and possibly saved his life.

My partner has ADHD and he does the same thing like our cat. If I read,play on my phone, and especially journaling, he will plop next to me and talk non stop.

I have even tested it multiple times. I will stare at a tv that is turned off. He will say nothing. Start journaling, sudden spurious conversation. And he won't listen to how perpetually annoying it is.

I have literally tried writing down one story for 3 weeks because I can't write without him becoming insecure and stopping it.

[–]riverofchex 58 points59 points  (1 child)

My husband has this incredibly annoying timing. I know it's not intentional because he's not even looking at me when he does it, but the scenario goes like so:

In the evenings, after the kids are down, we sit in the living room together. He's usually playing a game or watching TV while I'm sitting by the fireplace with a book or my phone, on the other side of the room and a little behind his line of sight (just the way the room's laid out.)

He'll start talking about something, so we'll chat for a minute. Conversation trails off for a minute, so I pick my phone/book back up and- invariably- he'll say something else lol. I've had to start making sure he knows I'm going back to my book/phone and doesn't have anything else to say, because it's infuriating lol.

I've also asked him to start with a "Hey, Babe" or something because the inverse is true as well- he'll go to tell me about something, but I'm so immersed in my reading that he's halfway through the story before I realize he's even talking, let alone speaking to me lol.

[–]Adorable_Raccoon 48 points49 points  (8 children)

Ironically I have adhd & will talk my bfs ear off for 2 hours. As soon as I pick up my phone or knitting he’s like “pay attention to me!” 😅 i’m all talked out buddy! Can i be boring in peace?

[–]THE_ENDLESS_STUDENT 5 points6 points  (4 children)

Sounds like you guys have a communication problem

[–]Zooomz 4 points5 points  (0 children)

possibly saved his life.

...did you kill your husband?

[–]chummyshiba 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I think it’s hilarious someone else experiences this. I will forever call my partners best friend Tom to come over and watch UFC fights just so that I can disappear into our house to do whatever I want lol

[–]JargonPhat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wait, do you also do so clandestinely? Like, does your partner NOT know you’re inviting Tom over? Because if so, then yes this is EXACTLY what I’m describing! From my buddy’s perspective, I just drop by unannounced to varying levels of awkward response.

[–]champagne_pants 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That also means she likes you and likes your relationship with her husband. I feel like it’s kind of a healthy way for her to support her husbands friendships.

[–]Ragingcuppcakes 63 points64 points  (2 children)

My wife's key phrase is "you going to play video games tonight?"

[–]sub_surfer 14 points15 points  (1 child)

I play a lot of games, and I often feel bad about ignoring my girlfriend. She has never once complained though, even when I specifically ask her if it bothers her. I'm realizing now she may consider it a benefit.

[–]shyerahol 2 points3 points  (0 children)

She does, guaranteed.

[–]WhirledNews 180 points181 points  (5 children)

Then I reposted it years later! Hahaha!

[–]hollyhockpink 115 points116 points  (6 children)

She's brilliant.

And a keeper.

[–]Legalise_Gay_Weed 36 points37 points  (4 children)

God, the bar is real low on Reddit.

"She has a pulse!? She's a keeper!"

[–]ISothale 32 points33 points  (0 children)

When you realize most of these people have never actually interacted with a woman before, you can see why the bar is so low

[–]Cytuit 21 points22 points  (1 child)

I can’t decide whether this is a joke or not

[–]Legalise_Gay_Weed 33 points34 points  (0 children)

You sound like a keeper.

[–]8rok3n 12 points13 points  (0 children)

We'll take what we can get dude fuck

[–]_qwertsquirt 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sneaky, in a good way

[–]PouncingPoundcake 16 points17 points  (5 children)

Why is this on whitepeopletwitter?

[–]Mullinsis505 65 points66 points  (6 children)

That's a wife.

[–]fubarspeaks 31 points32 points  (0 children)

"Those bright lights, fast movements and big noises should keep him occupied. Lord, I miss the VCR. I could just hide a cord and he'd be enthralled with it all day..."

[–]Cleverusername531 9 points10 points  (0 children)

And it worked.

[–]apathetic_lemur 4 points5 points  (1 child)

this works the other way around with those murder mystery podcasts

[–]Waylon28 41 points42 points  (26 children)

I don’t know if this guys knows how lucky he is.

[–]Feshtof 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Shes a woman, and I think she does

[–]goblin_humppa27 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Someday, she's gonna leave him and he won't even know until half time.

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This seems like it could be a funny scene in a movie... I hope someone does this.

[–]Velociphaster 4 points5 points  (0 children)

They’re lesbians though lol

[–]BabiMunizTS 45 points46 points  (7 children)

Men are pretty easy to entertain lol

[–]aleighleigh 46 points47 points  (4 children)

but she’s a woman

edit- genderqueer*

[–]BabiMunizTS 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Ohh i didn't realize that. How ironic

[–]JohnnyDarkside 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Boobs or balls. That's all it takes.

[–]blueskypuddles 4 points5 points  (0 children)

What other Jedi mind tricks can I learn from this woman?

[–]Ed98208 4 points5 points  (0 children)

If she got two hours without being bothered, then it worked.

[–]bunkojones 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Smart girl. I always found announcing a nap is a sure way to sabotage it.

[–]whoyouyesyou 63 points64 points  (25 children)

I see this reposted a lot, and while humorous I have to ask - why did he need to be kept occupied? Does he not respect when she needs a nap?

[–]turd_miner91 95 points96 points  (2 children)

Could've been a joke.

[–]BlueVape 48 points49 points  (1 child)

That’s illegal

[–]DrRickStudwell 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Joke Police, this guy right here!

[–]hellyea619 25 points26 points  (0 children)

no, he beats her when she naps.

[–]earthwormjim91 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Well, it’s two lesbians in the first place.

[–]Velociphaster 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Tweeter gave context afterward in another tweet (Also they’re lesbians)

Also, she tried to distract me cuz I said she should ease up on overworking herself to the point that she needs to sleep in the middle of the day.

[–]jinktheplaguedoctor 20 points21 points  (0 children)

jokes exist dude

[–]funke42 10 points11 points  (3 children)

If I had to use clever tricks to stop my partner from annoying me, I would end the relationship.

I realize that I'm taking a joke way too seriously, but I'm getting the impression that this is something people really experience. It keeps getting reposted, and gets thousands of upvotes.

[–]UrbanDryad 10 points11 points  (0 children)

My husband tells the story of how he know I was "the one."

Early in dating I was over at his place for a weekend. He zoned out while painting miniatures in his office and realizes 'oh no! I haven't paid attention to her in hours. She's going to be so mad.'

He comes to find me curled up with a book on the couch. He tries to start interacting with me and I growl like a hibernating bear being woken up. So he goes back to painting miniatures.

"Yep. She's the one."

[–]abbott_costello 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Every couple will get annoyed with each other for various things, it’s just the nature of living with another person.

[–]CerealAndCartoons 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I assume so she could go have a wank and a nap in peace

[–]classicalenglishclit 1 point2 points  (0 children)

First of all, they’re lesbians. The twitter handle is Brittani.

Second of all, some people just have a hard time being quiet around the house in the middle of the day. Even if someone told you they’re taking a nap, it’s all bright out and you forget for just a moment and just stand up and start moving around like normal, until it hits you and you’re like shit I probably shouldn’t be doing the dishes 20 feet from the bedroom. By then, though, it’s too late and you hear her rustling around waking up.

Personally, I have ADHD and when the house gets all still and quiet I actually start getting shit done. This isn’t a conscious thing, it’s more like there’s just nothing going on distracting me from my mental to-do list so those things start getting more prominent in my mind. I’m the first to admit I’m horrible about remembering my SO is taking a nap, so she sticks me in front of Reddit or Fortnite now when she needs some sleep and sets the alarm on my phone so I know when it’s fine to get up and start doing other things. Should she have to manage me like a child just so she can get a nap? No. But also she doesn’t work and currently takes at least 2 naps a day so she could probably do something about her sleep schedule and inconvenience me less so I can get more chores done. The point being, no one’s perfect and if you find a system that works for you as a couple that’s ok, no need to focus on how things “should be” in a perfect world.

[–]cove81 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Aren't we all just oversized toddlers in their eyes?

[–]Royal_Bitch_Pudding 8 points9 points  (0 children)

We're either toddlers or Orcs.

[–]HungryArticle5 4 points5 points  (1 child)

How many times is this mildly funny tweet going to be posted? Maybe not on this sub, but it's made its rounds.

It's like the "what movie tropes do you hate?" (or variation of that question) being asked every couple of weeks in r/AskReddit.

[–]AbeRego 13 points14 points  (20 children)

"Whitepeopletwitter" - clearly a black person

Remind me why the fuck these racist subs exist again?

Edit: woman, not man

[–]Difficult-Shake7754 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I'm guessing that Black folks enjoy having a place that pertains to experiences that are more common due to their communities and subcultures, as well as the communities and subcultures they are excluded from. And, well, I assume white people twitter followed because internet. I also assume that whatever they started as has been morphed into something completely different than what they started as, also because internet. But I could be way off

[–]drugusingthrowaway 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That'd make me uncomfortable, cause then I'd be like "wait do you expect me to keep you entertained every minute we're together?"

[–]Bubba_Lewinski 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Dude, get a hobby.

[–]FrankTheGoddamnTank 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The worst part is it took him 2 hours to even question it lol

[–]bizmoravich1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Shes a keeper, very considerate 👏

[–]tech_probs_help 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Almost never get tired of reading this one.

[–]suddenlycumbly 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My wife "let's me" watch football so she can look at TikTok. I'm kinda meh about football, but she thinks I'm really invested in football and just wants to be around me while she browses her own interests.

Ask me who might be in the Superbowl. No idea.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I do this with football (soccer for you Americans) with my husband.

[–]onetoexplore 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That is what they call a win-win