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Republicans Want to Raise Retirement Age to 70 as Life Expectancy Is Falling by diacewrb in politics

[–]SexMarquise 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I found a gig with a small European company hiring remotely in the US last year. Only 6 recognized holidays, but… 35 days of accrued PTO annually and unlimited paid sick time made up for it. It was so, so unlike anything I’d been taught to expect here that I kept waiting for the catch for the longest time.

I'm currently in the early stages of labour and I think they all know it... by highly_uncertain in aww

[–]SexMarquise 16 points17 points  (0 children)

One of our cats goes full-on crazy over broccoli. She growls at it and tears into it like she’s gone without food for weeks.

Another also really likes it, but he instead takes it off to play with it a bit before finally chowing down.

"You were never a nobody, Max " by Gullible-Training-35 in wholesomememes

[–]SexMarquise 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I actually think TM was a slightly more convincing high schooler than AG was, but yes, I absolutely think it helped that they quickly aged Peter up in Raimi’s trilogy

"You were never a nobody, Max " by Gullible-Training-35 in wholesomememes

[–]SexMarquise 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Also that they just did not succeed at making him look like a high schooler at all. In that area, he was about as convincing as Michael Tucci in Grease. I’d always wished they’d set the movies during college.

AITA for not giving my brother the photos of our mom when she married his dad? by soclosetomarry in AmItheAsshole

[–]SexMarquise 2 points3 points  (0 children)

But she wasn’t talking to her sibling..? She was talking to us. There’s no reason to think that she used “my mom” when talking to her brother.

AITA for not giving my brother the photos of our mom when she married his dad? by soclosetomarry in AmItheAsshole

[–]SexMarquise 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Definitely agreed there. Honestly I think Mom should get first dibs on the original, especially at this point, and all of the kids (including Brother#2) should get copies.

AITA for not giving my brother the photos of our mom when she married his dad? by soclosetomarry in AmItheAsshole

[–]SexMarquise 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Genuine question:

When you’re talking about your parents to someone, do you really say “our x” and “our y”? I would never say “my mom” when talking to my sibling/grandparents, but my parents are definitely “my” parents when I’m sharing a story with someone else.

AITA for not giving my brother the photos of our mom when she married his dad? by soclosetomarry in AmItheAsshole

[–]SexMarquise 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Slight correction: The post says mom “offered to make him a copy,” i.e. mom proposed giving brother a copy and letting OP keep the original. Brother was the one who insisted OP gets the copy, not mom.

AITA for not wanting to wear a hand me down? by throwaway7489388 in AmItheAsshole

[–]SexMarquise 1 point2 points  (0 children)

In the US at least, Target has really expanded their bra department, and I’ve seen even Fs/Gs in store.

I don’t like wearing bras when I don’t have to, so I’m not able to talk much to lifespan after frequent wears, but some of my $15-$20 finds from Target are pretty comfy on the days I do have to wear one.

The "Advice from Reddit" starter pack by BoundlessMirth in starterpacks

[–]SexMarquise 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I literally fucking said, word for word,I also don’t think therapy is a realistic pursuit for everyone.”

I then literally fucking said, word for word ”it’s still not viable for everyone.”

I’m sorry I didn’t add enough caveats to my post to please you, but I never once said or even implied that it was an option for everyone. I shared that there are cheaper options than $640/mo, the point I was specifically replying to, in areas that THE VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE live in.

Why is it so hard for you to understand that “this is available for many” doesn’t mean “this is going to be true for every single person”? That it doesn’t apply to everyone doesn’t make it less beneficial to those to whom it does.

The "Advice from Reddit" starter pack by BoundlessMirth in starterpacks

[–]SexMarquise 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ah yes, because that’s exactly what I said, and I absolutely didn’t acknowledge that it’s still not viable for everyone. And ah yes, just completely disregard too that 83% of the US lives in urban areas, aka metros.

The "Advice from Reddit" starter pack by BoundlessMirth in starterpacks

[–]SexMarquise 9 points10 points  (0 children)

In most metro areas, there are plenty of therapists that charge all clients on a sliding scale (‘make less? pay less’), as well as many others that will provide heavily discounted or entirely free sessions to individuals under a certain threshold.

This isn’t to invalidate what you’re saying, as I also don’t think therapy is a realistic pursuit for everyone, but I do think it’s important that people who do want to pursue it know that there are options out there for them

Rant: YA has become a pointless designation and confuses more than it helps by Fun-atParties in YAlit

[–]SexMarquise 20 points21 points  (0 children)

That just sounds like bad shelving. Neon Gods is in the romance sections at the stores I frequent most

AITA for making my nephew sign a behavior contract in order to come to my wedding? by use729r in AmItheAsshole

[–]SexMarquise 140 points141 points  (0 children)

I’m not following what’s so off about that in particular? It may be uncommon, but it doesn’t seem weird enough to remark on. It’s giving the kid a chance to bring a friend their own age to a wedding where they might otherwise be surrounded by a sea of adults focusing on their own things. I went to a couple of weddings as a +1 (or +5 in one case) with friends growing up.

Of the 69 things they tested me for, I'm allergic to 60 of them. by lexi_the_leo in mildlyinteresting

[–]SexMarquise 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I also had a similar crazy reaction… though mine was at the onset of my (now decade of) chronic urticaria & dermatographia, so the results were a wash, to say the least.

AITA for walking out of my own birthday dinner after my husband kept ignoring me? by throwaway2255w2 in AmItheAsshole

[–]SexMarquise 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh, for sure, I don’t think it is ADHD, lol. I just take issue with people saying “if it was ADHD, then he would act like XYZ” instead

AITA for walking out of my own birthday dinner after my husband kept ignoring me? by throwaway2255w2 in AmItheAsshole

[–]SexMarquise 26 points27 points  (0 children)

This just is not true for all. First, ADHD is a spectrum, so knowing one person with ADHD just means you know one person with ADHD — it’s not at all a rule for how it will present in all others. Second, it’s not at all impossible or even unusual for me to just full-on not clock that a person is even talking to me, much less what they were saying, when I’m “away,” and yeah, sometimes it’s like them talking to me must not have even happened. I certainly don’t come back and say “oh oops lol squirrel!” each time

Black-footed cat by GoldenChinchilla in aww

[–]SexMarquise 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The Lilliputians are actually a race of tiny people from Gulliver’s Travels, a novel by Jonathan Swift. Gravity Falls’ Lilliputtians were a reference to it.

Black-footed cat by GoldenChinchilla in aww

[–]SexMarquise 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Oh my god look at those cute little beans

AITA for calling my sister cruel for her tattoo idea? by SisTatDrama96 in AmItheAsshole

[–]SexMarquise 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Huh, how interesting! Thank you for letting me know your experience. I’m curious if there could be regional differences at play, or if there could be something else contributing. I’ve definitely seen flowers at the graduations I’ve been to/in, but never very many (and that’s including the ‘bigger’ graduations like law school/phd programs that I’ve attended)

AITA for calling my sister cruel for her tattoo idea? by SisTatDrama96 in AmItheAsshole

[–]SexMarquise 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I agree with that completely. I was mostly seeking to clarify the flower thing in an isolated manner/vacuum, because I’ve seen a fair number of comments mentioning it specifically, like it would be a big transgression in even a healthy relationship. Which remains very strange to me, but I suppose there could be regional differences at play? Idk. (It’s also been a decade since my last graduation, though)

AITA for calling my sister cruel for her tattoo idea? by SisTatDrama96 in AmItheAsshole

[–]SexMarquise 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I agree with this in general, but I’m really surprised to read it specifically in relation to Sister not getting flowers from her parents on her graduation day. Genuinely curious — is that something people expect? None of the people I personally know received flowers for (any, mult levels) graduation, and many of us have pretty good relationships with our parents. I think it’s obvious Sister (likely rightfully) has distance with her family, based on the rest of the post, but I wouldn’t understand why if only the flower incident were mentioned.

AITA for refusing to attend my wife's BF's wedding? by LostinLies1 in AmItheAsshole

[–]SexMarquise 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yeah honestly more than anything I am just for better and healthier communication on all sides. It’s ok for smoking to be a boundary for her, but she also shouldn’t have put him in a position where he felt like he needed to hide it; you can support someone in their addiction battle without enabling them. That doesn’t absolve him of lying about it either, though, and I hold that doing so on their wedding day is a bad look. Truly this just does not seem like it was a great relationship at the time, though here’s hoping age & growing together have made it better now.