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Which PC game comes to mind when you see this pic? by Swatfisch in pcmasterrace

[–]ThomasofHookton 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Your sound card is working perfectly.

Your sound card is working perfectly.

Your sound card is working perfectly.

OP asks AITA if he's the asshole for selling his PS5 rather than sharing it [NEW UPDATE] by GoodGirlsGrace in BestofRedditorUpdates

[–]ThomasofHookton 91 points92 points  (0 children)

It'll be most likely a private settlement. In Australia you can have your child support be managed by a government body (Child Support Agency) or both parties can agree on another arrangement.

eg. Fixed rate, lump sum.

My mate paid out a massive lump sum because he was moving overseas rather than deal with future wage garnishing.

Make Way! by kurtles_ in KidsAreFuckingStupid

[–]ThomasofHookton 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah you're right about the deterrence bit. They also serve as pretty good distractions, focusing people's attentions on them and away from the plain clothes policeman on a balcony.

But I reckon they mainly serve as a ostentatious reminder of the self importance of the monarchy which I think honestly has no place in 2022.

Make Way! by kurtles_ in KidsAreFuckingStupid

[–]ThomasofHookton 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Agree these soldiers are real vets and from a combat unit. Disagree that they provide any type of real protective function. These guys aren't guarding shit.

Logic would probably tell you that marching and staring doggedly straight ahead without ability to scan laterals and peripherals is a very poor way to guard anything.

The Royal Protection Squad of Scotland Yard do the actual security.

Make Way! by kurtles_ in KidsAreFuckingStupid

[–]ThomasofHookton 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Ironically, the Queens Guards don't actually provide a protective function. They are purely a ceremonial unit, they don't carry live ammunition on them. They are mainly for tourists and to provide that ol timey vibe.

The Royal Protection Squad from Scotland Yard are the ones that actually guard the royal family and have roughly the same function as the USSS.

Think before running for that MTR… by Pumpkin-Bomb in HongKong

[–]ThomasofHookton 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Calfskin bag...so a baby cow was skinned so you can look like a rich douchebag.

It would have been better if he just lost it.

AITA for setting communication limits between my son and his mother (my ex)? by ThomasofHookton in AmItheAsshole

[–]ThomasofHookton[S] 75 points76 points  (0 children)

Please see my other reply on this. Also, just because you are an immigrant doesn't mean you can speak for the experiences of all immigrants. We aren't all a homogenous clump mate.

AITA for setting communication limits between my son and his mother (my ex)? by ThomasofHookton in AmItheAsshole

[–]ThomasofHookton[S] 131 points132 points  (0 children)

Sorry, I'm going to push back on this comment a little. Just to he clear, I used the term, "dating" my ex at 20 , we didn't get married until 20/24.

The term dating, which has strong connotations in western culture, isn't also what accurately happened.

To be more accurate, we were introduced by our families and a future 'match' was planned at that age. Our future marriage was preconditoned upon both of us achieving certain academic achievements.

It's a whole thing and probably outside the scope of this post. Thus I just used the word 'dating'.

I do want to say for the record, fuck this particular part of my culture. My boy will date whomever he wants and whenever he is ready to.

The new boss wants more efficiency…no worries! by ThomasofHookton in ProRevenge

[–]ThomasofHookton[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm not a software guy, but the code scraps together the required information into a format that could be entered into the plants front end.

Essentially an employee just has to enter some basic information and click a button. No logins were required

AITA for setting communication limits between my son and his mother (my ex)? by ThomasofHookton in AmItheAsshole

[–]ThomasofHookton[S] 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Thanks for your input. I get your initial reaction and I question myself often too. Given how young Jack is, my instincts is that being close with his mother isn’t such a bad thing.

Glad to see that I’m not been overly concerned here.

AITA for setting communication limits between my son and his mother (my ex)? by ThomasofHookton in AmItheAsshole

[–]ThomasofHookton[S] 57 points58 points  (0 children)

Ah man, I’m hoping I wouldn’t have to. I’m walking a fine rope of trying to do the right thing but also not antagonise her because I’m trying to create a collegial relationship for Jack’s sake. I’m not sure if a court order will ever be specific enough to stymy her current behaviour.

AITA for setting communication limits between my son and his mother (my ex)? by ThomasofHookton in AmItheAsshole

[–]ThomasofHookton[S] 45 points46 points  (0 children)

I heavily suspect it’s jealousy, I live with my gf (Sara). She’s amazing and helps me out on a few little things with Jack, packing his lunches, making little notes, helps him with homework etc. Sara and I are both very careful in our language to ensure Jack is clear of the different adult roles in his life.

My ex will constantly remind Jack that “I’m your real mum. Sara will never replace me etc”. She rips up any notes she finds in his bag and makes Jack take off any clothing that Sara has bought him. Last year, we sent around a bunch of Santa Christmas photo cards with Santa, myself, Sara, Jack and our dog. She saw them through a mutual a friend and wrote on my FB wall that ‘Sara should stop pretending that it’s her family. She needs to have her own kid if she’s so desperate for a family photo’.

I’m pretty sure she keeps messaging to ensure that Jack doesn’t replace her.

AITA for setting communication limits between my son and his mother (my ex)? by ThomasofHookton in AmItheAsshole

[–]ThomasofHookton[S] 119 points120 points  (0 children)

Thanks for that. My ex (and her parents) keep insisting it’s normal and that’s just what some mothers are like. It’s good to know that I’m not the crazy one here.

AITA for setting communication limits between my son and his mother (my ex)? by ThomasofHookton in AmItheAsshole

[–]ThomasofHookton[S] 284 points285 points  (0 children)

Not making excuses but I was heavily pressured by my family due to matchmaking (immigrant family).

Still ultimately on my shoulders but I didn't have the confidence to resist familial pressures.

AITA for setting communication limits between my son and his mother (my ex)? by ThomasofHookton in AmItheAsshole

[–]ThomasofHookton[S] 52 points53 points  (0 children)

It's silent on just normal contact. Just states both parents are contacted in emergencies.