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    [–] What are some interesting modern examples of history repeating itself? sarcazm 3 points ago in AskReddit

    I was recently sent an article from my husband that some people who were vaccinated before 1989 should double-check their records. My husband and I were born in '82. So I asked my mom and she said I got a 2nd shot in 1990.

    So, it's possible that some people who were born before '89 only had 1 shot.

    edit: here's the article

    [–] What are some interesting modern examples of history repeating itself? sarcazm 4 points ago in AskReddit

    The (1990) outbreak was most likely because the vaccination was given one time. Now it is recommended to be given twice.

    [–] How to handle helping kids with homework without raging. sarcazm 1 points ago in Parenting

    Homework can also be a learning experience for you.

    For instance, sometimes when my son is doing math homework and needs help, I will ask him what was taught in the classroom. So, for instance, even though I could show him how to do adding/subtracting/multiplying/division the way I was taught at that age, it may not be the way it is taught now.

    So, he'll regurgitate everything he remembers from the classroom (which may or may not be everything). Most of the time, as he is explaining what he learned to me, a lightbulb goes on. And the word "OOOOHH!" comes out of his mouth and he suddenly knows what to do.

    If the lightbulb doesn't go on, I will at least know a little bit about what was taught in the classroom so I can help with that knowledge.

    Just keep in mind that if you're yelling about something as trivial as homework, she will stop coming to you when she needs help with something. Firstly, no one likes someone yelling at them. Secondly, it makes her feel ignorant/stupid/dumb (so why try?). You need to work on your own patience.

    [–] Defended myself [M25] and my GF [F25] during mugging and now she won't talk with me sarcazm 1 points ago in relationship_advice

    It’s difficult to know how anyone would react in these situations unless you’ve actually been in a situation like the one you describe.

    You shouldn’t have to defend yourself for your reaction, but here we are.

    It’s easy to see things from your perspective because you lived it and we read it. But how would the story go if your girlfriend posted it instead? It’s possible we may agree with her and think you need help.

    TBH, I think both of you should go to therapy and talk it out. I’m not sure how you would convince her if she won’t even listen to you. Right now she is reeling from a situation where she literally saw you punch someone so badly that he had a concussion, a broken jaw, and a deep wound in his hand. To add on top of that, you made a spitting gesture when he hit the ground. I mean, you justify it when you describe it as an “in-the-moment” reaction, but I’m assuming she has not read nor heard your description of what was going on in your head at that time.

    TBH, if my husband did any of those things you’re describing, I would be shocked. Like you, he’s not violent. I could possibly understand why he would react the way he did (again, with shock). But the spitting gesture at the end would probably get me thinking I’m in an episode of the Twilight Zone.

    It’s possible that the reason she’s afraid is that even if you have never committed domestic violence and you have always portrayed yourself as a non-violent individual, these actions have placed a seed of doubt in her mind. You did these actions instinctually. In a split second, you saw an opening and reacted without forethought. So, she may think “In what other scenarios will he react like that?” With me? With our kids? With friends? With family? It’s easy for you to answer that you would absolutely not do that. But how can she REALLY know?

    This is where therapy would be helpful. You can describe what went through your mind and the situation from your point of view. And then she can do the same (in a neutral environment).

    [–] Old spice is poisoning me sarcazm 2 points ago in legaladvice

    This is similar to the situation I was in (which is why I hypothesized the reason my husband's deoderant was suddenly irritating him).

    I was taking an epsom salt bath and shaved my legs at the same time. Of course once the pain started, I immediately got out of the bath and actually had to hop in the shower (the pain was so bad) to rinse the epsom salt/shaving cream off.

    [–] I was stopping at a red light, she was reaching for her cigarettes. sarcazm 1 points ago in IdiotsInCars

    it's pretty common for someone to "get insurance" but then don't keep up with the monthly premiums.

    For instance, in TX, you have to get registration every year (which requires insurance and an inspection). So, you pay the first monthly premium, get the inspection, send off the paperwork for the registration. But then stop paying the insurance premiums once the annual registration sticker comes in. Rinse. Repeat.

    [–] I was stopping at a red light, she was reaching for her cigarettes. sarcazm -3 points ago in IdiotsInCars

    While that does seem like "common sense," it is still a choice.

    A basic insurance policy (one that most people have) does include this coverage.

    However, if someone cannot afford this coverage, they can then "downgrade" their policy to "liability only." Which means they get the minimum lawful insurance coverage (the ability to cover others).

    Because if the choice is "pay $XYZ" or don't have insurance, and you can't afford $XYZ, then you most likely will drive without insurance. BUT if your choice is "pay $XYZ", "pay $X," or no coverage, and you can afford $X, then at least the people in the other car are covered (even if you aren't).

    And that's the risk you take if you do have "liability only." Which is why I have good coverage instead of liability only. But if I couldn't afford "good coverage," then at least I could maybe afford liability only instead of foregoing insurance altogether.

    [–] If you curse at inanimate objects, no one cares but if you talk nicely to them people will think you’re crazy. sarcazm 1 points ago in Showerthoughts

    When I first became a parent, my MIL and SILs showed me what to do when your young kid hurts themselves on inanimate objects (tables, chairs, doors, stairs, etc). Basically, you treat the object like another child that has injured your child.

    So I say, "Chair, that wasn't very nice stubbing John's toe like that. You need to be more careful." The child takes interest in what's going on instead of focusing on the pain.

    Anyway, I think cursing at it seems normal. But I mean isn't complaining the default for most people anyway? How many times a day do you secretly curse your coworkers, peers, etc vs how many times do you say to yourself how great someone is?

    [–] Study Finds 37% of 'Game of Thrones' Viewers Likely to Cancel HBO After Show Ends sarcazm 1 points ago in television

    That's me!

    I caught up on all the seasons last year (or maybe the year before IDK). They had them on DVD at the library.

    I haven't had HBO since I was a little kid (through my parents obvi).

    So I have paid for HBO only for the last season of GoT. I am currently also recording any movies I may be interested in. As soon as the last episode airs, I'm cancelling it.

    I just can't justify paying that much money for HBO. Sry, not sry.

    [–] (Spoilers Extended) My 'Night King is not stupid' Theory sarcazm 3 points ago in asoiaf

    okay okay. I got it. So, you know how like he can kinda interact with past characters? So, what if future Bran can interact with present Bran? And through that communication, present Bran can then use that information to locate whatever whenever.

    [–] (Spoilers Extended) My 'Night King is not stupid' Theory sarcazm 4 points ago in asoiaf

    okay okay. I got it. So, you know how like he can kinda interact with past characters? So, what if future Bran can interact with present Bran? And through that communication, present Bran can then use that information to locate whatever whenever.

    [–] This guy passes on the shoulder, then fails miserably at a break check sarcazm 1 points ago in IdiotsInCars

    It seems people on here like to ignore the fact the driver in the left lane is setting a dangerous stage to begin with.

    Just because someone is driving recklessly (allegedly) does not mean that someone else should also drive recklessly to "prove a point." There could have been kids in any of one of those cars (not that adults are expendable anyway). And all for what? Because someone might have been going 1 mph below the speed limit?

    I don't understand the argument of "you're not going 15 mph ABOVE the LEGAL limit, so keep to the right lane." And I'm not going to argue it because the speed limit is either the LIMIT or it's not. I guess the true limit is some vague speed above the posted signs.

    Regardless, if someone pisses you off on the road, that does not give you the Go Ahead to endanger yourself or others to make a point.

    [–] LPT Sick of hearing people chat about GoT? Tell them you've recently started watching it and don't want to hear any spoilers. sarcazm 0 points ago in LifeProTips

    The woman who sits in the cubicle next to mine is in Season 2. She was telling another coworker that it doesn't live up to Season 1 because so many important characters died in Season 1. Oh, honey, just wait.

    [–] Old spice is poisoning me sarcazm 10 points ago in legaladvice

    I doubt it since there are tons of skin care products that cause reactions.

    Also, have you been using it a while and then it just started to cause rashes (seemingly randomly)? This happened to my husband when we were vacationing. I hypothesized that it could be the body wash he was using in the hotel (being mixed with Old Spice after he showered).

    The hotel body wash was a "sea salt" type. So it was slightly rough on the skin. Basically exfoliating the skin -- which can leave pores open. When the pores open, and then you put another skin care product on it, there's a chance it will irritate it.

    I suggested that he stop using the "sea salt" body wash, and use Degree Deoderant until the irritation goes away.

    [–] [Spoilers] A detail that I think was overlooked in episode 1. sarcazm 3 points ago in gameofthrones

    Oh ok. Yeah, I haven't read the books. And I was rewatching episodes (since they were replaying them up to the Season 8 premiere). So, when you said that, I was like "Uh, but I literally just watched that episode."

    [–] You suddenly have all the money you'll ever want or need in your life. What's the first thing you do with your newfound wealth? sarcazm 1 points ago in AskReddit

    The days I love the most are the days that I have off from work but the daycare is still open. So I drop off squirt at the daycare, come home, and do whatever the fuck I want. If I had unlimited funds, I could do this 5+ days a week.

    [–] [Spoilers] A detail that I think was overlooked in episode 1. sarcazm 3 points ago in gameofthrones

    Sure. But it seems to me that most of the (surviving) Night's Watch is now at Winterfell... which is exactly where Sam is... so...

    What I mean is that I didn't interpret any of Sam's actions as him deserting the Night's Watch. In fact, every action he takes is because he wants to protect the Night's Watch.

    He asks permission to study to become a Maester (which is granted). Then when he realizes that he needs to get back to Jon (who is essentially in charge), he goes that route (whether that be Winterfell or the Wall or whatever). He never leaves because he is deserting the Night's Watch.

    [–] [Spoilers] A detail that I think was overlooked in episode 1. sarcazm 2 points ago in gameofthrones

    Okay. Well, in the moment, when he was asking Dany to be pardoned, I was just waiting for the next line. I had no idea what he was asking to be pardoned for.

    [–] [Spoilers] A detail that I think was overlooked in episode 1. sarcazm 2 points ago in gameofthrones

    okay. But I still don't understand how everyone thought he might need to "pardoned from the Night's Watch" seeing as how the Night's Watch is pretty much null and void since the NK burned down the Wall and presumably everything around it. Also, he was allowed to leave to go to study to be a maester. So, IDK why he needs to be pardoned for the Night's Watch.

    [–] [Spoilers] A detail that I think was overlooked in episode 1. sarcazm 9 points ago in gameofthrones

    This is why there was whole thing with the Lannisters and the Baratheons. Stannis and Renly wanted to claim the throne because they hypothesized that Cersei's kids were not Robert's kids. Therefore, Stannis and Renly would have claims to the throne. However, as long as Cersei claimed the kids were Robert's, they were next in line, so to speak.

    edit: Which is also why the Lannisters put out "hits" on Baratheon's bastards.

    [–] [Spoilers] A detail that I think was overlooked in episode 1. sarcazm 187 points ago in gameofthrones

    Didn't Jon Snow (as the Lord Commander) release him to go study to be a maester? He was supposed to return after his studies (but came back sooner because of everything that is happening). And no one is at the Wall currently.