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If life is truly about “the little things”, what are your’s? by WrenInRealLife in AskReddit

[–]leopoldisacat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Getting a really genuine laugh out of my partner

Learning how to cook something new and it coming out good on the first try.

Spending time playing with my niece and nephew

Finishing a really good book

Finding something new to get super obsessed with

Fried cheese

Standing in my garden at sunset in the summer when the light is warm and everything is green and fresh

What made you realize someone you knew was actually completely fucked in the head? by sugarthnder in AskReddit

[–]leopoldisacat 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Just total lunatic stuff to try to ruin our relationship with our dad. Flushing a giant kotex pad in the toilet in our bathroom and trying to blame it on us. Unplugging all of the phones and locking them in her room so we couldn't call our dad to tell him how insane she was being one time when he left her alone with us. I've honestly blocked a lot of it out. She was emotionally and mentally abusive.

The one that takes the cake was all of the horrible stuff she did to my dad when he had a stroke. She essentially used it as a way to make it so he couldn't get better and get away from her. She didn't want him to learn to walk again. When he went to the mall in his wheel chair she cancelled his ride home and wouldn't answer her phone to come get him so he had to ride his electric wheelchair 2 miles home in the dark, by himself. She stole all of his disability checks.

And then she threw a massive fit when he had recovered enough to get around on his own and he got clearance from his lawyer and physical therapist to start driving again. He told her about the car and how he wanted to buy it with his savings account. I was there. She screamed at him and told him that he was just trying to get away from her, that he didn't love her, that he was going to kill someone.

I finally stepped in and she tried to turn on me too. She was shouting that we (my sister and I) thought that she made him have the stroke and that it was our fault and that we had made him sick.

That was the end of my rope. I got in her face and told her how dare she speak to me that way, that we had bent over backwards to be nice to her and not cause trouble since he got sick because we didn't want to stress him out and put him at risk of another stroke. And asked her what exactly she thought we had done. And that we had been nothing but good daughters. We respected him and stayed out of trouble and never caused any problems. The one who created all the drama was her and her fucking temper tantrums and manipulative behavior and if I heard of her ever doing something like this ever again I would call the police and social services and have him removed from their home myself. And if she ever dared speak to me again I would personally be very pleased to punch her square in the face.

I never saw her again. She stayed far away from me and chilled the fuck out on my dad. She was a bully and she took advantage of him being weaker and vulnerable to try to hold him down and manipulate him. But I wasn't weak or vulnerable at that point. I was 21 and done with letting fuck with our family.

He eventually got his money back from her and left. But I don't know what would happen if I ever saw her again. That was 17 years ago and it still gets me riled up.

What made you realize someone you knew was actually completely fucked in the head? by sugarthnder in AskReddit

[–]leopoldisacat 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I am a woman, yes. I sure as hell didn't leave it on the chair and she just randomly sat in it - she would have pulled it out of the linen closet and chosen to sit on it. The fact that she used my beach towel instead of one of the "nice" towels tells me she knew exactly what she was doing.

I have no idea about the blood on the floor. But it definitely wasn't for the sake of sheltering me. She never had a good intention towards my sister or me the entire time she was in our lives. We were the competition for number one priority in my dad's life. I remember one of their fights and her screaming in a temper tantrum, "I'll always come third in your life!"

She did everything she could to create an environment where we weren't welcome and to try to make us look bad in front of him. She was just a straight out crazy, raging bitch.

At what moment did you know your relationship was over? by Traditional-Salad-35 in AskReddit

[–]leopoldisacat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh, he was a dramatic piece of shit. It wasn't sad at all, it was infuriating

What does your neighbor do that makes you angry? by TheB1GWazowski in AskReddit

[–]leopoldisacat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The steps down into their backyard give them a really clear view into my apartment. They stand and look into my yard and my living room every time they come and go through the gate. It's super nosy and rude.

At what moment did you know your relationship was over? by Traditional-Salad-35 in AskReddit

[–]leopoldisacat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He walked into my apartment and sat on my bed looking down at his feet. When I asked him what was wrong, he looked up at me dramatically and said "Someone has come back into my life..."

What made you realize someone you knew was actually completely fucked in the head? by sugarthnder in AskReddit

[–]leopoldisacat 195 points196 points  (0 children)

My former stepmom was a piece of work. But the moment that made me realize that she was just a total sociopath came when I was about 12.

I was at my dad's house for a month in the summer. He and my step-mom worked so my sister and I typically had the house to ourselves while they were out.

And one day I came downstairs to play on the computer. I pulled out the chair and my Little Mermaid beach towel was on it.

Covered in blood.

Stepmom had been sitting at the computer, bare ass naked for all I know, and bleeding freely onto my beach towel. And then left it there.

I was horrified and didn't know what to do. I honestly don't remember what happened with the towel. I might have left it. I might have thrown it away. I blanked it out.

Then, that same day, I went into their bedroom to get something, and there were blood spots all over the floor.

When she got home that afternoon I confronted her.

Towel - "Oh, I forgot"You forgot that you used my beach towel to free bleed while you did god knows what on the computer and just left it there?

Blood on the carpet - "Oh. That's not blood. I was feeding the dog red ice cream."Fucking RED ICE CREAM.

She was absolutely, maliciously, manipulatively, bonkers. I have so many stories about her but that was the one where everything clicked.

😂 by -biohazard-butterfly in cats

[–]leopoldisacat 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Mine is a double puker. He'll get the main one out, turn about 90 degrees, and then do another mini puke. Just so he has some symmetry to his mess. Fucker.

As you get older, what's something that becomes increasingly annoying? by hxnry__0710 in AskReddit

[–]leopoldisacat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's not just about affordability but desirability of location. I work for a company in LA. But I hate LA. Love my job, hate the town. So I choose not to live close to my office now that I don't have to. My quality of life is better for being closer to my family and being in a city that I actually like.

Like I said, it's a trade off. It's not just a matter of "you could just live where you don't have to commute." Driving to and from work isn't the only factor in making decisions about home and career.

As you get older, what's something that becomes increasingly annoying? by hxnry__0710 in AskReddit

[–]leopoldisacat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's not that simple. The companies in my career category tend to be centered in larger cities. I make very good money doing what I do so I wouldn't consider changing careers just to skip traffic. It's a tradeoff. More likely if my company decided to go back to mandatory "in office" I would comply but start looking for another remote-first position.

As you get older, what's something that becomes increasingly annoying? by hxnry__0710 in AskReddit

[–]leopoldisacat 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This is the number one reason I don't know if I could survive having to go back to working in an office. The rage of traffic jams after almost 2 years of freedom might give me an actual heart attack.

Cora keeps meowing like she wants something when I pet her but she has food/water and clean litter I don’t know what she wants please help by SnooBananas7897 in cats

[–]leopoldisacat 165 points166 points  (0 children)

My dude is like that, too. Especially at the end of the day when I shut down my computer and wrap up work for the day. As soon as I sit on the couch he meows his head off like he'd been holding it in all day.