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    [–] AITA for asking my brother not to bring his boyfriend to my wedding? DiplomaticCaper 1 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    LOL people discuss many topics other than the bride and groom during receptions.

    The wedding is obviously a big topic, but not the only one.

    [–] AITA for asking my brother not to bring his boyfriend to my wedding? DiplomaticCaper 1 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    He wouldn’t be causing the drama; it would be the homophobic assholes in the family that couldn’t even pretend to be accepting for a few hours.

    [–] AITA for asking my brother not to bring his boyfriend to my wedding? DiplomaticCaper 1 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    I’d probably marry someone who felt the same way I did about this.

    Our worldviews would be incompatible otherwise: putting keeping the peace above justice.

    OP is a shitty ally.

    [–] AITA for asking my brother not to bring his boyfriend to my wedding? DiplomaticCaper 1 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    There will always be a reason why it’s not the right time, and would cause family drama.

    Thanksgiving?

    Christmas?

    Family reunion?

    I know OP said he’s been supportive of his brother. But there may be a disconnect between supporting the abstract idea of him coming out, and the logistics never quite lining up.

    Will it be after all the homophobic family members are dead?

    [–] AITA for asking my brother not to bring his boyfriend to my wedding? DiplomaticCaper 1 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    OP maybe be interpreting “coming to a family event with his boyfriend” as coming out.

    Which I guess it technically is, but it’s completely different from making a huge coming out announcement and intentionally making yourself the center of attention.

    [–] AITA for asking my brother not to bring his boyfriend to my wedding? DiplomaticCaper 1 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    If the brother comes out right before the wedding, he risks granny refusing to even come to the wedding or something similar, And other AH family members creating a situation.

    Granny can fuck off and stay home then.

    I don’t want hateful, bigoted people at what’s supposed to be the happiest day of my life.

    [–] AITA for asking my brother not to bring his boyfriend to my wedding? DiplomaticCaper 1 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    Unless they start making out or fucking on the dance floor, how would they know for a fact?

    He’s clearly been able to keep the PDA subtle enough for nobody to catch it thus far.

    [–] AITA for asking my brother not to bring his boyfriend to my wedding? DiplomaticCaper 1 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    Agreed—in most cases, people are somewhat more decorous and polite at very important events like weddings.

    If OP’s brother fears physical violence from coming out, being at a wedding may make it less likely (though not impossible) that it comes to blows.

    [–] AITA for asking my brother not to bring his boyfriend to my wedding? DiplomaticCaper 1 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    OP’s brother wasn’t planning to cause a spectacle and come out during his toast, as I recall.

    He would just be attending with his BF, like everyone else attending with their opposite sex partners and spouses.

    If other guests become riled up and butthurt over seeing a same-sex couple and make a scene over it, it’s their problem, and not the brother’s fault for existing as he is.

    [–] AITA for asking my brother not to bring his boyfriend to my wedding? DiplomaticCaper 1 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    This thread is blowing my mind.

    So many people giving preference to the homophobic relatives’ views.

    Is the extended family paying for this wedding? Because that’s the only reason I can see for kowtowing to them.

    And maybe the bride as well, but I don’t think I’d be able to marry somebody who disagreed with me on this and preferred to keep the peace with bigots instead of kicking them out of my wedding and having fun with my brother and his BF (along with supportive people).

    Shit like this is exactly why Pride still exists.

    People who claim to be allies, yet just want LGBTQ people to be quiet and invisible, to an extent straight people aren’t expected to be.

    [–] AITA for asking my brother not to bring his boyfriend to my wedding? DiplomaticCaper 1 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    I know it would ruin my relationship with my extended in-laws if they turned out to be bigoted assholes.

    [–] AITA for asking my brother not to bring his boyfriend to my wedding? DiplomaticCaper 1 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    Exactly.

    If my family members are so unsupportive of my brother for being gay, I wouldn’t want them there anyway.

    It would’ve been better if it had happened earlier, so OP could salvage the deposits, true.

    But I’d rather just eat leftover wedding food for the next 6 months, rather than having them there if they can’t deal.

    [–] AITA for asking my brother not to bring his boyfriend to my wedding? DiplomaticCaper 1 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    Ideally, nobody would react negatively. Therefore, there would be no drama during OP’s wedding.

    It’s the fault of the homophobes if they get riled up, not the brother just trying to live their life as their true self.

    Although it would be one thing (and a bit much) if the brother took the mic and made a big announcement that he was gay, versus just showing up with his boyfriend and people drawing conclusions from that.

    [–] For once, I'm with the baby on the right DiplomaticCaper 5 points ago in CursedBoomerImages

    Baby on the left also looks like she’s reaching out for the Hillary demon.

    [–] Somehow I doubt that works DiplomaticCaper 3 points ago in nothowgayswork

    This is Wattpad. The same site with multiple fanfics about the members of One Direction kidnapping the author’s self-insert character, and at least one where they literally purchase her from her parents.

    Tons of fucked up shit like that.

    [–] "Woke as fuck" wife cracks the case on Victorias Secret running a luciferian cabal ritual show right in front of us. DiplomaticCaper 5 points ago in Qult_Headquarters

    They take a grain of truth (that the CEO of Victoria’s Secret, Wexler, had a weirdly close relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, to the point where he gave Epstein power of attorney over his finances) and explode it to absurd heights, like most conspiracy theorists.

    [–] In a minor miracle, the Ohio state AG suggests a BBB complaint... and that bold legal strategy works. LAOP's update states that they recovered their deposit and will not be charged for the last month's rent, just as they asked. DiplomaticCaper 3 points ago in bestoflegaladvice

    I think some people think the BBB has legal teeth, which they don’t, and are disappointed that they can’t always fix things for you. But they do seem to escalate the situation to people who can actually help you if they so choose, with fewer rounds of back-and-forth with lower level support who don’t have the power to solve your problem.

    [–] Freckled Fox & Richard 'Bladerunner' Carmack, 8/12-8/18 DiplomaticCaper 20 points ago in FreckledFoxSnarkClub

    I spent $350 on my Bose QuietComfort 35 noise canceling headphones. Very much worth it for open offices and plane rides IMO.

    But I had a job and didn’t have six kids when I bought them (both still true).

    [–] [Support] Apple Watch Series 3 wont pair to iPhone 8 (iOS 12.4) DiplomaticCaper 1 points ago in AppleWatch

    Did she get the Apple Watch from Walmart? I’m starting to suspect that their recent sale had some duds. Clearing out older models is one thing, but selling defective products is another.

    I guess it serves me right for buying from Walmart 🤷🏽‍♀️

    But $199 was too good to pass up, and I didn’t want a newer model before I figured out whether I even like smart watches (I’ve had basic Fitbit/Jawbone fitness trackers before, but nothing with a screen).

    [–] [Support] Apple Watch Series 3 wont pair to iPhone 8 (iOS 12.4) DiplomaticCaper 1 points ago in AppleWatch

    Update: I went to the Apple Store.

    They tried to pair it with another iPhone, but it still failed, so it’s clearly an issue with the Apple Watch. The guy at the Genius Bar was similarly stumped.

    Now they’re sending it off for repair (and/or replacement, who knows).

    They said to expect that it takes 7-10 days before I can pick it up, since I live in south FL and their nearest repair facilities are in GA and TX.

    They suggested that I return it to the store for a replacement so I don’t have to wait as long. However, the retailer I bought it from won’t have the watch back in stock for at least a week from now anyway, and I’m scared of getting another dud from them.

    It’s less bad because while I was excited to start using my Apple Watch, it’s not like I had any data or anything on it, so it’s not like being without my iPhone for a week. And they expect it to be ready several weeks before my planned vacation, so it should be fine.

    The most confusing thing to me was how he took off the watch band, because it came pre-installed on the watch. Now I know how to switch them out in the future, which is nice.

    [–] Wig! Wig! Close your pocketbook to size 26 pants and skirts, Wig! week of 8/12 through 8/19 DiplomaticCaper 10 points ago in SarahSnark

    TBH that’s how I would’ve pronounced it, with zero knowledge of the brand before this thread.

    But if I was trying to sell it, I’d sure as hell do my research first.