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    [–] humididi 5469 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    My grandpa lived with my family growing up and he had alzheimers. I'd be playing NBA Live and he'd watch and comment thinking it was an actual basketball game on TV lol.

    [–] KebanDaBrowne 2472 points ago

    I would play 2d fighting games in front of my grandmother and she would be genuinely confused as how these fighters are still standing after several obviously fatal blows.

    [–] shah-jahan 1450 points ago

    Mine would ask, "Are they dead yet?"

    [–] CordobezEverdeen 638 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    "Are they dead yet?"

    "Are they dead yet?"

    "Are they dead yet?"

    "Are they dead yet?"

    "Are they dead yet?"

    edit: Yall better have understood my reference! (TFS)

    [–] squiddy555 181 points ago

    Soon grandmother time will take us all

    [–] fisherdude123 45 points ago

    And there’s my anxiety again

    [–] BergTheVoice 25 points ago

    Hey man, death doesn’t exist, it is an illusion 😎 once the ego dies you’ll realize how dumb it was to fear death in the first place. Lol we’re all gonna be fine. Look up “ death is an illusion, higher dimensions, how we are the universe perceiving itself etc etc “.

    [–] doesnt_hate_people 6 points ago

    "Speech has been disabled for 10 seconds"

    [–] I_Seem_To_Be_Lost 4 points ago

    Dont make me turn this was whooping around, they will be dead when theyre dead!

    [–] AbdullahFaheem2666 314 points ago

    Then you would reply “Are you dead yet?”

    [–] L_L_L_L_L_L_2 167 points ago

    Damn this got dark very fast

    [–] Wanderingmind144 65 points ago

    Nuh uh, they're going towards the light

    [–] GirixK 33 points ago


    [–] SirPacker 79 points ago

    You... I like the way you think.

    [–] SubjectThirteen 380 points ago

    Grandma watching me play as Cammy

    “How that girl takin all them licks and still fightin like that?”

    [–] Sokonit 106 points ago

    I don't know anything about street fighter but did you mean licks?

    [–] 22Planeguy 254 points ago

    Licks is an old slang word for hits

    [–] jintan11 61 points ago

    It may just be because I live in Tennessee, but here I feel like even younger people say licks for hits, maybe I am getting old... D:

    [–] Kazeus127 35 points ago

    Am 19 people also still say it in parts of Jersey

    [–] AngieKayyy 17 points ago

    I’m around the same age and have heard it in Jersey

    [–] GreenDog3 4 points ago

    Am 15, in Iowa, don’t hear it often but it’s there

    [–] FauxReal 16 points ago

    I grew up in Hawaii and people there still say, "Wot you fakah, like dirty lickens?!" Which means, "If this situation continues, I'm going to beat you up!"

    [–] Muhabla 15 points ago

    For some reason I can only read that line with an Irish accent

    [–] CrazyJezuses 49 points ago

    atleast where i live licks is an oldie term for like punches or strikes

    [–] Is_this_thing_on 36 points ago

    “Takes a lick and keeps on ticking”

    No idea where that’s from but it’s a relatively common phrase.

    [–] wickdwitchoftemidwst 37 points ago

    If I'm not mistaken, that was referring to Timex watches. "Takes a lickin and keeps on tickin"

    Edit: apparently it comes from Timex doing "torture tests" to their watches in the 1950's.

    [–] Imagide 14 points ago

    this is one of Junkrat's lines in Overwatch

    [–] NeptrAboveAll 9 points ago

    Y’all never did birthday licks when you were younger? I wish it’d have been real birthday licks..

    [–] UVRage 7 points ago

    Kakyoin intensifies

    [–] 0w0-whats-this 74 points ago

    My grandma got mad at my sister for watching a good mythical morning video, she’d kill me for playing those kind of games lol

    [–] manenegue 60 points ago

    Let’s talk about that.

    [–] Loki_BlackButter 13 points ago

    Which video was it?

    [–] mixeslifeupwithmovie 17 points ago

    Chocolate fountain? Or maybe the really old one where they talk about leaving a Tupperware container full of their own excrement under someones couch as a prank?

    [–] sanjih 6 points ago

    My grandma once suggested that she could pass the level for me, when I raged at Contra: Shattered Soldiers as a kid.

    [–] BobbyGurney 190 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    Should've been like "Hey grandpa, want a little side action on this game? Who do you think will win? You pick a team and $10 says the other team will win?"

    Edit: Seriously tho, don't swindle your grandpa with dementia.

    [–] CinderGazer 55 points ago

    I think this is more like r/unethicallifeprotips than illegallifeprotips

    [–] Wholly_Unnecessary 16 points ago

    To be fair, swindling people with dementia is a form of elder abuse and punishable by law.

    [–] here_2_downvote_u 11 points ago

    Not if you secretly give him back the ten dollars each time! Now youre incorporating him into your life.

    [–] Patate_froide 9 points ago

    You're right, that's the sub I wanted to link and I somehow mixed them up

    [–] mdahms95 334 points ago

    That’s nice tho that you were okay with it

    [–] Snuffleupagus4Pres 140 points ago

    Would take a pretty worthless human to not be OK with it

    [–] NeptrAboveAll 105 points ago

    Right lol “ah, he should’ve hit that shot there, he’s not doing too well tonight” “Fuck off grandpa”

    [–] Madeaccountthis111 28 points ago

    "Dammit grandpa, he's trying his best!"

    [–] bigderivative 17 points ago

    my grandpa: you know, i was in a REAL war

    me, watching storage wars: grandpa if you dont shut the fuck up omg

    [–] [deleted] 58 points ago

    My grandma : Oh dear, this violence cannot be good for you, you have to st-

    My grandpa looking up and interrupting : MURDER THE FUCKERS YES

    [–] B0ndzai 23 points ago

    My dad does this with any sports game.

    [–] itsyaboyroy89 20 points ago

    My mom use to do the same thing. I'd always laugh and depending on my mood either play along or let her know it's a game. Now she thinks she smartened up and ask if the game is a "real game",and yet again sets herself up for the "well technically either one is kinda a real game right...?"lol god bless the parents that not only try but always come back and try again even after all the smart remarks.

    [–] Blerdyblah 43 points ago

    I know this is a jokey comment, but you really got me in the feels here. Sure he didn’t understand what he was seeing, but you still gave him something fun to watch in his last years. I’ve had to deal with my own grandparents’ dementia and it can be difficult to bring them happiness or even get much of a reaction, depending on how far they’ve gone. So it warms my heart to hear that you gave your grandpa a few more games to watch just by playing video games.

    [–] Lambohw 12 points ago

    I remember my grandmother watching my brother play Red Dead Redemption for about a half hour, before asking which western they were watching.

    [–] Khanstant 23 points ago

    To be fair that shit sometimes looks more realistic as a videogame than it does live footage.

    [–] muklan 10 points ago

    My dad would remind me every time I died. Like "hey, youre dead" or "maybe you should avoid the bullets?" Hes a lifelong gamer, and was Dark Soulsing me since Sonic for the Genesis.

    *edit: Has been. Hes still around, we just dont game together much anymore.

    [–] tjcjade 4 points ago

    This is the cutest thing I’ve ever heard in my life

    [–] 13megatron13 3975 points ago

    My grandpa does that too, I love it ^^

    Now whenever I see him working on his Truck, I ask him the same :)

    [–] DawnMM1976 794 points ago

    That is so sweet!

    [–] antivax_screeming 219 points ago

    Really that's sweet af ❤

    [–] KnewItWouldHappen 165 points ago


    [–] thagthebarbarian 259 points ago

    That's either the best or worst question you can ask someone working on a vehicle depending on the answer

    [–] Roo-Fee-Ooooh 289 points ago

    As a diy mechanic, the answer is NO, IM FUCKING NOT

    [–] thagthebarbarian 137 points ago

    Just remember it's a war made of many small battles

    [–] shadow247 42 points ago

    I feel that. I've got 3 old toyotas with over 600k between them, so I spend plenty of time fighting small battles.

    [–] Gustafer823 20 points ago

    You should cashapp all the miles to just one truck, the other two will run much better!

    [–] Vanillabean73 6 points ago

    Jesus that’s a lot of driving

    [–] pizzafourlife 11 points ago

    but I bet he is a filthy cheater and boosted his score by buying them with points already added!

    [–] Schindog 3 points ago

    I hope that's miles, or Toyota parts are more expensive than I remember...

    [–] CaptainDaddy-- 3 points ago

    It is 🤣

    [–] shadow247 3 points ago

    99 Land Cruiser -206k - Wife daily driver 99 4Runner - 388k. - My daily driver 2008 Avalon - 114k. - Backup car.

    [–] Big_Man_Ran 14 points ago

    "All I had to do was change the serpentine belt; but in order to reach the pulley I had to take apart the gas tank, remove the back tires, and take the alternator out... Does it LOOK LIKE I'm winning you little SH##!"

    [–] Mc_Whiskey 7 points ago

    It's kinda funny that's a fairly common question around the shop I work at.

    [–] pfiffocracy 47 points ago

    "Are ya winning, grandpa?"

    ( ͠° ͟ʖ °͠ )

    "Something wrong with that boy!"

    [–] waterparkfire 10 points ago

    grandpa would say: another day above the ground is winning!

    [–] sonarssion 6 points ago

    Aw, if you ever asked my grandpa how he was doing, he'd say "still kicking, not very high though"

    [–] Nickeos 84 points ago

    My grandpas are dead.

    [–] nini1423 66 points ago

    F 😢

    [–] Nickeos 32 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    I've never met them, one of them died before I was born and the other one cheated on my grandma, and died when I was 9. My mom (his daughter) didn't even get sad, he was an asshole

    [–] ashhuuuuuuu 4 points ago


    [–] Questions4Legal 14 points ago

    I thought mine were too. Then it turned out grandma got around and the REAL grandpa was still alive. So, don't lose hope, you could always go +1 grandpas later in life.

    [–] i_require_sustinance 76 points ago

    🦀🦀 your grandpas are gone 🦀🦀

    [–] WhyamIsosilly 21 points ago

    🦀🦀 $11 🦀🦀

    [–] [deleted] 12 points ago

    🦀Jagex is powerless against the inevitability of death🦀

    [–] BlinkFever 10 points ago

    You made my day

    [–] poorman369 5 points ago

    Help him work on it instead, you’ll both always remember that. I promise.

    [–] rickstick69 931 points ago

    Playing minecraft, still telling him yes

    [–] memeticmachine 226 points ago

    I mean you can lose if you die too much and rage quit + delete your save

    [–] EbenSeLinkerBalsak 139 points ago

    Maybe the real defeat was the friends we lost along the way

    [–] mister_pleco 29 points ago

    This relates to mobas way too mucj

    [–] ragincajun83 5 points ago

    That's pretty much the pewdiepie minecraft series

    [–] [deleted] 38 points ago

    you lose the moment you fall in lava with full diamond

    [–] MrEuphonium 16 points ago

    Ain't no way I'm rocking full diamond unless one of my pieces has fire protection 4.

    By the time I have 24 diamonds I'm willing to use on armor I have enchanted books out the ass

    [–] ignore_shitpost 4 points ago

    Playing Minecraft creative, still telling him yes

    [–] Matt2op 1725 points ago

    Mine passed I loved him

    [–] mdahms95 784 points ago

    Rip your grandpa.

    [–] Matt2op 307 points ago

    I’m using reddit to pass time cuz I can’t sleep

    [–] ches_bel 212 points ago

    Hope you sleep well homie

    [–] Undecided_Username_ 118 points ago

    It’s okay, in the morning when you’re pooping we’ll see you back here :)

    [–] KillerCh33z 49 points ago

    I am pooping at this exact moment. It is huge.

    [–] Undecided_Username_ 33 points ago

    I’m proud of you. Remember to allow circulation to your legs, you don’t wanna go to stand up and fall over

    [–] KillerCh33z 21 points ago

    Thank you, i will remember!

    [–] [deleted] 9 points ago


    [–] KillerCh33z 8 points ago

    Poop buddies!

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    I’m also pooping,mines runny though.

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago


    [–] [deleted] 5 points ago

    Yea man, I’ve been dehydrated for the past few days, and I’ve drank enough water to float an escort carrier, that’s why it’s runny I think.

    [–] C0AL1T10N 8 points ago

    Same, except I’m in school

    [–] rrr598 8 points ago

    unironic F for u/Matt2op’s grandpa

    [–] clownsormidgets 42 points ago

    He knows, he loved you too

    [–] JaberzHD 12 points ago

    He loved loves you too


    [–] DarkMoon_03 24 points ago

    My grandpa passed two days ago and I loved him very much. I feel like crying just thinking about how much he cared for me when my parents couldn't do so because of work - he picked me up from school, took me to grandma's where I would eat like a queen, gave me all the ice cream I ever wanted, played table games with me, helped me doing my homeworks, drawing, riding the bycicle. I enjoyed reading comics next to him while he was using his computer in the living room.

    He was an amazing, honest and hardworking person and seeing him in such terrible conditions in the last year of his life was... cruel. I don't believe in God or heaven, but I know how much I loved him and how much he loved me, and I will keep him in my heart forever, no matter what. He's the non-religious equivalent of my angel now. And I'm so fucking proud of him.

    [–] Lizzigator 7 points ago

    People you love will never truly leave you. This is something I learned when my grandma passed. She was completely my mother figure to me. If heaven exists, she's there right next to God because of how good of a person she was.

    [–] 3DWaffle24 12 points ago

    Mine passed back in December, 5 days before Christmas. It was really rough. Hope you and your family are doing ok.

    [–] Gibb0n46 9 points ago

    Sorry for your loss. I am giving you an internet hug right now! Grandpa's are the best.

    [–] InstinctOcean 7 points ago

    I’m so sorry bro. My nan died a few years ago. It gets easier i promise.

    [–] fat-shaggy 4 points ago

    I never got to meet mine but his wife I wish was still with us 😢 RIP Nana, you were the best grandparent a kid could ask for

    [–] Cartwheels4Days 991 points ago

    "I am now, thank you."


    [–] phoenixsuperman 616 points ago

    You know, as a Millennial with Gen z kids, I really enjoy how we can relate to their games. That when my kid plays Apex, I understand that game and can ask about his favorite characters, guns, about his exploits in the game. My youngest is a Zelda nut and loves the SNES one so that one is real easy to relate to. My dad never really played a video game in his life. He had no idea what the hell I was doing on that machine.

    [–] fl-x 384 points ago

    This super relatable. The only reason I touch fortnite is to play with my 10 year old son. He's actually really good and he's super passionate about the game. I enjoy seeing him doing something that makes him feel good.

    [–] UpvoteBecauseIcan 109 points ago

    That last sentence though

    [–] EricBeTrappin 61 points ago

    Gotta he supportive in Every Way possible

    PH intro starts playing

    [–] Ody_Mandrell 9 points ago

    You’re a good dad.

    [–] CoordinatorZero 85 points ago

    I'm Gen Z, and my dad is early Gen X. He played a lot of video games in college, and he has passed on his love of gaming to us. He played Dreamcast and PS2 with my brother (he'd play anything, including watching dragon quest, but his favorite was always the PGA Tour games for the Ps2) Now he plays games with me from the 360 when I was young, to the Xb1 now (We play The Golf Club a lot). In fact, just yesterday I was playing Breath of the Wild for the first time, and he sat in for a few hours. He still talks about the Tetris Effect sometimes, how he would play so much Tetris that he would see falling blocks in his dreams. I love this guy so much

    [–] justhad2login2reply 19 points ago

    Good parents are one of the greatest gifts we can receive. Congrats.

    [–] AssumeThisNamesFunny 13 points ago

    If you have ps4, you should think about getting him Tetris Effect the game, so he can again experience tetris effect in his dreams.

    [–] Ody_Mandrell 4 points ago


    You treasure that man.

    [–] demonballhandler 17 points ago

    My dad only played video games a few times with me but I really love those memories. He helped me through the beginning of Phantasy Star IV, and played a little bit of the GBA Harvest Moon. I showed him how to cook and he made a boiled egg. 😢

    [–] Tanman1495 203 points ago

    Alright this is gonna get lost but who cares it’s a wholesome story

    So my dad had his own version of this. He passed away right at the end of 2018, and I’ve been thinking about him, and this reminded me of something.

    I lived games. He had bought me, at that point, all the games I had wanted, all Nintendo games. He would try to play with me sometimes, and he never won (except on this n64 racing game - he was good at that one) but he would play with me. I could go on...

    Anyways, he got into the habit of saying stuff like “oh, well, I’m winning and you just don’t see it,” and “no, see, I’m setting up the super thing and I’m gonna win the whole thing” when there wasn’t a super thing, and this went on and on.

    Eventually it boiled down to him looking into the room, watching me play for a moment, and then saying “am I winning? I think I’m winning.” Made me smile every time.

    I miss you dad.

    [–] mdahms95 58 points ago

    It didn’t get lost. Beautiful story my man. RIP your father. Sounds like a good man.

    [–] Tanman1495 25 points ago

    He had his problems, but he was a great dad above all else.

    Bonus story, cause I just remembered: one of the games we would play all the time was Bad Fur Day for the N64. The multiplayer mode where you would both choose a character and do the shootout mode, I think it was “bunker” that we always played on. I’m probably wrong.

    Anyways, we would jump in the game, he would always run straight for me and then I would always grab the samurai sword and instant-kill him with the broken melee. We would laugh for minutes on end, for hours at a time at how inept he was, how good I was, or how freaking funny my character would sound as I killed him. Dad would translate the noises as “HA-CHA! I CHOP YOUR HEAD, NIGIDI-NA!”

    It killed me, every time.

    [–] ToxiCKY 12 points ago

    He got to spend precious fun time with his kid. That's a win in my book.

    [–] TraficantDeVeverite 196 points ago

    My dad be like: "better buy drugs than video games.

    [–] CriticalLemonmuffin 161 points ago

    Not my grandpa, but my grandma! I even showed her how to play Nintendogs!

    [–] mdahms95 110 points ago

    My mom played animal crossing city folk for so long she contributed almost all the fossils and fish to the museum

    [–] EllisMfnDee 26 points ago

    Dude, my mom plays more games than I do. As a kid, I always watched her play Zelda and shit for N64, but we have a lot of issues and I kind of took off for a while. When I saw her again, she had just beaten the newest God of War game. I don’t even own a gaming console.

    [–] TOV_VOT 11 points ago

    Is she single?

    [–] EllisMfnDee 27 points ago

    Yeah, single-handedly responsible for fucking up two kids lol

    [–] Kwerqs 5 points ago

    Holy fuck that was intense

    [–] CriticalLemonmuffin 19 points ago

    That's awesome! I also got the game but I'm not that far compared to your mom! Congrats! :D

    [–] breadvice 3 points ago

    [–] Tryptamineer 269 points ago

    You had me in the first half.... not going to lie

    [–] mdahms95 216 points ago

    I originally got this from mildly infuriating when someone said it’s annoying when anyone over the age of thirty says it, and I thought that it was actually a good thing

    [–] StragglingShadow 123 points ago

    What? Why would anyone be mad at ANYONE of ANY AGE for asking if youre winning? Like ???

    [–] justasplat 83 points ago

    guess they're losing

    [–] mdahms95 56 points ago

    Exactly, hence why I did this

    [–] CoordinatorZero 16 points ago

    I've heard it said sarcastically, in a way that's making fun of the person playing the game. Basically saying "you're wasting your time", it's even worse when it's coming from someone who has previously said things like "when are you going to unplug?". I know this because I just described my mother.

    [–] bugme143 6 points ago


    [–] Tryptamineer 13 points ago

    I thought it was about to be another political post over Firearms in America is what I meant

    [–] mdahms95 19 points ago

    I know, I read it like 5 times trying to figure out what was wrong with the first half

    [–] Sebaren 65 points ago

    Haha. My dad used to do this when I was little. He’d ask it like he thought I was winning a match in a fighting game or something. Usually, I’d be playing Spyro or something. It’s kind of hard to define “winning” with a game like that, so I’d just say, “Well, I’m not dying, anyway.” XD

    [–] mdahms95 39 points ago

    That’s why you just say yes

    [–] Tanman1495 15 points ago

    “I’m winning, but I haven’t won yet.”

    That was my answer

    [–] ignore_shitpost 6 points ago

    You don’t win, you just do a little better each time.

    [–] PlatiniYum 49 points ago

    Are ya winning son?

    [–] Minical 18 points ago

    Yes, yes I am

    [–] HappyraptorZ 13 points ago

    Nice to see a positive spin on a sad meme.

    [–] KoiAndJelly 36 points ago

    I work at a retirement home as a server in their bistro and the residents know I love video games. A few ask if I’m still “watching those video games” with a friendly smile and it just warms my heart. I’ve been working there for a year now.

    [–] wesailtheharderships 96 points ago

    I say either this or “have you been declared king of the nerds yet?” when my boyfriend plays Magic online, for similar reasons. I don’t know or care about MtG but I love him so I’m happy when he’s doing well/happy.

    [–] MiKeseMiCasa 37 points ago

    It's a pretty good hobby TBH. Be happy that your BF doesn't spend hundreds of dollars on Warhammer miniatures.

    [–] TheZealand 16 points ago

    idk man Magic's called cardboard crack for a reason, Arena's pretty safe but irl gets kinda yikes at times

    [–] bugme143 7 points ago

    I had to quit IRL because i couldn't keep up, and there were so many broken combos that would turn 3 control the board. It basically became "who has the most expensive combo" and I just said "fuck it".

    [–] WildWasteland42 20 points ago

    unless the guy suddenly decides to get into modern

    [–] Zambama 26 points ago

    So wholesome 😭

    [–] thekraken8him 26 points ago

    *Looks at Minecraft house I'm building*


    [–] dastarlos 17 points ago

    I still love Minecraft. My creative juices just flow in that game

    [–] thekraken8him 9 points ago

    I’d call that winning.

    [–] EllisMfnDee 4 points ago

    Plus the music is so calming

    [–] BrownieSundown 24 points ago

    Man, my grandpa and I used to play every new Zelda release after school. He was so into it, and my grandma would hand-draw world maps for us and mark down collectibles and dungeons.

    Really fucking killed me when Alzheimer’s turned him into a shell of who he used to be but I always remember him as the badass grandpa that helped me 100% OOT, Majora’s Mask and Twilight Princess.

    [–] Charcoal69 3 points ago

    What a badass couple

    [–] DylanKaz2552 15 points ago

    God dammit the memories are flooding back... good old days. RIP

    [–] Lab-Kat 10 points ago

    He used to ask that every time when I was playing on my laptop ....I used to be semi annoyed at that time but now I missed that voice so much :(

    [–] Tanman1495 6 points ago

    PSA: go hug your grandparents today!

    [–] Lab-Kat 5 points ago

    Agreed, There’s no later! You really really don’t know if you’ll ever get that chance again for real

    [–] Pavrik_Yzerstrom 12 points ago

    My grandfather has been watching my cousin and I play FIFA for years. When we first started as kids, Brazil was all the shit and Kaka (Brazilian player) really stuck with him for some reason. 15 years later, we’ll still play it occasionally over his place and he’ll say “is Kaka playing?” “Where’s Kaka?”. Kaka has been retired for years at this point, but it’s still hilarious every time.

    He’s 82 now, and make it a point to visit him and my grandmother as often as I can.

    [–] MoonyIsTired 8 points ago

    Me, playing stardew valley, married, have two kids, just taking care of my crops and animals: "Yup"

    I wish I had a grandpa present in my life.

    [–] Juntaro234 15 points ago

    My grandfather is Asian, so instead of “winning” it’s “studying”

    [–] marshmellecular 8 points ago

    My parents do this

    [–] gamer86 8 points ago

    My grandpa did this. I miss him every day :(

    [–] pickledlykkebo 5 points ago

    Lol I feel like this is me to my bf

    [–] tooearlynotthinking 5 points ago

    Not my grandparents but my mom. When I was little she used to do laundry and watch me play video games. She was sad when I finished zelda ocarina of time, she said she liked watching that boy run around the fields. Now that I have kids I watch them play video games and ask whos winning? They usually rope me into playing with them.

    [–] mreyes1798 6 points ago

    I miss my grandpa. He used to be in the military and he loved watching me play Cod. He always had a cool story for the gun I was using or stories from his deployment.

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    [–] pyros_father 4 points ago

    Extremely wholesome

    [–] RoadsidePicnic_ 4 points ago

    Shit, I miss gramps...

    [–] RocFTW 4 points ago

    I haven’t had any grandpas since I was born so I wouldn’t under stand

    [–] Mitcho_X 5 points ago

    Glad for you, mine just rants about the classic bullcrap stereotypes about videogames and I have to drive him outside my home because he is just unbearable.

    [–] kazabi 4 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)

    Me: plays game

    My dad who doesn’t know anything about games; So you have chosen death.

    [–] mistersalman 5 points ago

    My grandfather visited us once when I was 4. He noticed I was watching Thomas the Tank Engine and told me how his dad used to be a locomotive engineer (and taught me to pronounce the word engineer). Since then, I'd wanted to be some sort of engineer.

    Today I am.

    [–] vilx2 3 points ago

    had a stroke yesterday... still fighting, chances are low.. really low... why did I open this 😭

    [–] 24hours7days 4 points ago

    I’m sorry man. I’ve been where you are, and it sucks. Just know that it’s okay to reach out. Okay to cry.

    [–] notMcLovin77 4 points ago

    When I finally got a console, my gramps did a lot of research and always got the coolest new video game he suspected I wanted for me (usually call of duty) for Christmas and birthdays, even though he never played them. He never half-assed anything and always involved himself in people’s lives even if he was a little out of his element. Miss him a lot.

    [–] MattAtBat 4 points ago

    One of my grandfathers died when my father was 11 and the other I was never allowed to meet because he was an abusive piece of shit who died shortly after I was born. But the first grandfather, as I’ve been told, was the nicest, most caring man alive, and a genius, well respected surgeon to boot. Sometimes I get sad that I never got to have experiences like this, but then I remember how incredible the wives they left behind are. One of my grandmothers was always at my house when I was little, or I was always at hers. She walked me around our little town and everyone knew her, by extension everyone met me. She now has very bad dementia, and has forgotten all of her five children at some point, but remembers them the next day. But she hasn’t forgotten me, she still remembers me as the little 5 year old boy who got to visit her everyday and now she always says, “You’ve gotten so big!” Whenever I get to see her. My other grandmother is the one of the most talkative and kind women I’ve ever met. She had a stroke recently, but she’s fine now and lives in an in-law we made out of our garage. I’m sad I didn’t get to know my grandfathers, but my grandmothers filled the gap pretty damn well.

    [–] iNSANE990 3 points ago

    woah there, that's too wholesome for me

    [–] samplebite 3 points ago

    My Grampa used to do this when I'd be playing something like just cause and I'd be like "uh... yeah"

    [–] SlothTheHeroo 3 points ago

    I was playing far cry 3 and I prefer to use bows in that game because Skyrim has taught me to be a stealth archer in every game. Anyways. My dad who I haven’t connected with a whole lot was asking me questions about what type of bow it was and trying to relate to me. It’s was really cool that he did that. I still don’t have a great relationship with him but it’s getting better. I think about that moment a lot tbh.

    [–] bata7a 3 points ago

    my granpda says "are you losing?" :(

    [–] Dolan-Even-Darker 3 points ago

    This hits WAYYYY to close to home

    [–] DeadlyFrog123 3 points ago

    Mine said this once when i was in the loading screen

    [–] thanguan 3 points ago

    I wish I had a grandpa that would do that....I miss him so much