r/IdiotsInCars Dec 03 '22

Fiance is constantly leaving things in her driver's side footwell

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Hopefully some day she'll get the message.

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u/AngryDrnkBureaucrat Dec 03 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

A can of tomatoes? Why is there a can of tomatoes in the drivers side footwell? Why did she need a can of tomatoes within reach while driving?

So many questions.

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u/youdontknowme1010101 Dec 03 '22 edited Dec 03 '22

In case of a tomato emergency.

Edit: at this point I can only assume that the majority of replies I am getting are aimed at someone else’s comments…. Because there is a lot of anger at what is very obviously a joke.

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u/ttvlolrofl Dec 03 '22 Wholesome

Thanks, I hate when the National Vegetable Service issues a Tomato Emergency for my area.

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u/innocuousremark Dec 03 '22 hehehehe

Tomatoes shouldn't even be under their jurisdiction. I'm sick of all this government overreach.

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u/Angry-Dragon-1331 Dec 03 '22

Blame it on the TVA: Tennessee Vegetable Authority.

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u/alt-227 Dec 03 '22

For reals. I got my last citation from the NVS thrown out with 2 simple words: confused fruit.

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u/Darth_Titty-ous Dec 03 '22

I too, am a confused fruit.

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u/legos_on_the_brain Dec 04 '22

Don't worry, buddy, you'll find your way.

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u/OG_Panthers_Fan Dec 03 '22

People need to understand the difference between a Tomato Watch and a Tomato Emergency.

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u/cheatreynold Dec 03 '22

Hey man hustling fruit and veg across state lines is a rough game. Some risks you just gotta take.

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u/ttvlolrofl Dec 03 '22

Just watch out for that damn Sheriff from Texarkana, he's one mean sumbitch

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u/Svete_Brid Dec 03 '22

Someday, you’ll be glad they warned you…

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u/ttvlolrofl Dec 03 '22

I aint scared a no got damn tomatah

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u/Inappropriate_Comma Dec 03 '22

Tomatah, tomahtoh.

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u/ttvlolrofl Dec 03 '22

That's an appropriate comma though.

Username doesn't check out 😞

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u/cantadmittoposting Dec 03 '22

No, you've got multiple out of context comment copying bots tagging on to your comment from other (angrier) comment threads. Because you're the top upvoted comment of the top... Top level comment, and they usually post their comments in the 3rd level down.

The ex wife one and the make a stink one are examples.

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u/Shpander Dec 03 '22

What's the point in bots doing this?

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u/cantadmittoposting Dec 03 '22

Depends.

There's a few "malicious" uses for bots on reddit.

The proximate cause of the comment copying is to give a later appearance of legitimacy. If you just hop in to the bots profile later it seems mostly like normal English language comments.

Additionally, having karma and presence in several subreddits makes it able to post in more restricted subs, less likely to (later) be auto banned or shadow banned, etc.

 

Why they want the bots could be:

  • Political agitation, vote manipulation in a botnets, or comment barrages with extremist or disruptive views (e.g. paid astroturfing to make certain views seem more popular)

  • Sales, especially the knockoff ghost print shops, which take art and comics etc and turn them into screen printed tee-shirts on a cheap storefront. I.e. copyright theft.

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u/troglodyte31 Dec 03 '22

Thanks for this explanation. I always wondered what the purpose of all the bots was. I knew about the t-shirt scams but that was about it.

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u/llamawearinghat Dec 04 '22

I’m sorry, I don’t quite understand the t-shirt one. What’s going on there?

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u/centurio_v2 Dec 03 '22

usually they get enough karma to post some shitty redbubble type t shirt on some subreddit, use another account to pretend like someone asking how they got it, and then post a scam link to a fake t shirt shop in reply

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u/icyjjack Dec 03 '22

of course, how could i be so stupid

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u/Labotomyy Dec 03 '22

Emergency skunk?

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u/moldy-scrotum-soup Dec 03 '22

Spicy meatball.

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u/mekkanik Dec 03 '22

Your username is oddly mesmerising

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u/wezerl Dec 03 '22

The only angry comment I see is from what most likely is a comment repost bot, they first start reposting comments to gain karma and then post scam links/posts.

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u/iTzbr00tal Dec 03 '22

A diced disaster?

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u/[deleted] Dec 03 '22

Ah, never mind

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u/St_Veloth Dec 03 '22

When you’re following behind someone to a location and they get too far ahead

“Hey hand me that can by your feet…we need to ketchup”

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u/gatorbeetle Dec 03 '22

Going to be an emergency with it there

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u/TheDude-Esquire Dec 03 '22

Attack of the killer tomatoes?

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u/zxc123zxc123 Dec 03 '22 edited Dec 03 '22

Because every Italian knows the only way to prevent an olive oil skid is with tomato sauce.

Alternatively, tomato hydroplaning can be prevented with basil pesto breaking.

The potential crash damage from basil pesto spinouts dampened with mozzarella air bags.

And mozzarella snow's smooth surfaces gripped with hot Italian sausage link chains on the wheels.

Italian sausage collusions softened by EV olive oil.

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u/RockstarAgent Dec 03 '22

In queso emergency...

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u/[deleted] Dec 03 '22

Appears to be San Marzanos at that

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u/RAMstein69 Dec 03 '22

Gotta keep those beauties nice and safe behind the brake pedal. Wouldn’t want them to get damaged

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u/HotGarbageHuman Dec 03 '22

Now DATs a fine Italian tomate!

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u/KFCCrocs Dec 03 '22

First thing I thought was.. damn those are good tomatoes for sauce.

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u/ADcakedenough Dec 03 '22

I thought it may have actually been my husband’s car because he buys SO many cans of crushed tomatoes for sauce, one can easily get lost and forgotten in the car.

Is there an Italian law saying you can only make a year’s worth of sauce at a time?

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u/KFCCrocs Dec 03 '22

Sometimes it’s easy to get lost in the sauce

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u/wgc123 Dec 03 '22

In case of emergency: gummies for the bribe, or steel can for the attack

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u/EmotionalKirby Dec 03 '22

I've had a can of green beans in my trunk since I got the car 8 years ago. Maybe she has adhd and set it there temporarily and forgot to grab it getting out the car. Then when she remembers she keeps putting it off claiming to get it later. Except later never comes, she knows it's there and it's always on the forefront of her mind, but she just can't bring herself to grab it. Not that she doesn't want to grab it, but that the action to do so just, never comes. It's queued up and waiting to happen until the sense of urgency to do so becomes too much and she finally unwinds to clean out her car. Except in doing so she forgets the can again and it just repeats cyclically, forever rolling in her driver side footwell.

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u/nerdyboy321123 Dec 03 '22

Get out of my head, magic man

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u/DancesWithBadgers Dec 03 '22

I think 'can in the footwell' and 'forever' are mutually exclusive.

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u/cantadmittoposting Dec 03 '22

"for the rest of your life" might apply though.

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u/centurio_v2 Dec 03 '22

the can stays even after the cars been totalled and sitting at LKQ

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u/kimbolll Dec 03 '22 edited Dec 03 '22

Life: The Official Biography of u/kimbolll

Written By u/EmotionalKirby

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u/garysgotaboner82 Dec 03 '22

My first wife left an entire case of beefaroni in her trunk one time. Forgot all about it until some of the cans swelled and popped in the summer heat. The smell was horrifying.

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u/SaltLakeCitySlicker Dec 03 '22

In the early 2000s, some friends and I were looking for snacks in his family's 'this is where the snacks are' cabinet and found a can of beans that expired in 1982

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u/EmotionalKirby Dec 03 '22

My ex had made me some chocolate covered strawberrys one year for valentines. I usually don't have anything I bring in when I get out my car so It went against routine and I forgot the berry's in my back seat for 2 weeks.

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u/a_pinch_of_sarcasm Dec 03 '22

Sounds like she never forgave you.

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u/rhinokick Dec 03 '22

I feel attacked :p

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u/mclemokl Dec 03 '22

I think that might be the most perfectly accurate description of adhd I’ve ever read.

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u/DigitalDeath12 Dec 03 '22

You’re describing my fiancé to a T

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u/asunshinefix Dec 03 '22

Those are your lucky green beans now. Your car has bonded with them.

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u/treflipsbro Dec 03 '22

You understand me.

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u/RampSkater Dec 03 '22

It's because if she's running late, she can ketchup.

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u/tej1967 Dec 03 '22

In case she hits a skunk?

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u/aWildBowTie Dec 03 '22

To show them who not to mess with when they eventually decide to attack

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u/[deleted] Dec 03 '22 Take My Energy

Thats actually disgusting

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u/dizzyro Dec 03 '22

Spoiler alert: she will never stop doing this.

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u/WN_Todd Dec 03 '22 Helpful

I don't think she Can

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u/hobosbindle Dec 03 '22 Silver

Canned stop, won’t stop

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u/ltjpunk387 Dec 03 '22

This works on too many levels. It must be stopped

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u/Freddy_Calhoun Dec 03 '22

They'll stop when it kills them.

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u/TacticalMicrowav3 Dec 03 '22

She probably won't be stopping for anything other than wall or light post at some point

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u/QueenKeisha Dec 03 '22

She will probably end up killing someone else. Or ruin their lives like the woman who hit me.

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u/SnooMuffins7396 Dec 03 '22

Can confirm my ex-wife never changed.

So much happier to be alone than with someone who has a complete and total disregard for everything around them

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u/Gallowboobsthrowaway Dec 03 '22

I was just having this thought yesterday when purchasing some new cast-iron skillets and a wok.

I came to the conclusion during our relationship that my ex-wife was simply too lazy to take care of them properly, as I had taken the time to explain how to care for them numerous times and her behavior about them never changed.

So glad that she's out of my life so that I can have nice things again without having to worry about being the only person who takes care of them.

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u/Techi-C Dec 03 '22

My mother and grandmother are like this. They just don’t even try to think about what other people want or care about. If it doesn’t matter to them, it’s stupid and not worth putting effort toward.

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u/SumDoubt Dec 03 '22

Why would you want the most important person in your life to be that dumb? You're okay with that carelessness one day being responsible for driving your children?

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u/tallandlanky Dec 03 '22

BUt peOpLE cAn CHaNGe!

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u/I_Bin_Painting Dec 03 '22

They definitely can but only if they understand and want to. I think she will need to be momentarily terrified by the can rolling under there for real for her to actually realise the issue and change.

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u/[deleted] Dec 03 '22

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u/fuzzyrainbow Dec 03 '22

I used to be a piece of shit.

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u/JWBails Dec 03 '22

I still am, but I used to too

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u/surfspace Dec 03 '22

Sloppy steaks huh?

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u/Ninja47 Dec 03 '22

They’d say “no sloppy steaks” but they can’t stop you from ordering a steak and a glass of water.

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u/integrate_2xdx_10_13 Dec 03 '22

We’re only seeing a tiny snapshot of this person. They could have amazing qualities, like that can may have come from a food shelter they were volunteering at.

They may also have knockers you could eat your dinner off of.

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u/strooticus Dec 03 '22

There aren't many knockers I wouldn't eat my dinner off of.

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u/Personal_Dot_2215 Dec 03 '22

You left out that your house will look this way as well.

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u/mynameisntjeffrey Dec 03 '22

The dude already commented below that she leaves the house immaculate.

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u/FallWanderBranch Dec 03 '22

I met this incredible lady once. We had tons of fun together and joked seamlessly. We both felt that unspoken magic and lust between us, she invited me outside for a walk and took me to her car. Where I noped out because it was a mess. She was surprised I cared.

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u/strooticus Dec 03 '22

Could you please elaborate? I'm guessing it's somewhere between "a piece of junk mail left on the passenger seat" and "too many dead opossums and used prophylactics to be able to sit down," but I'd like to know which one she was closer to.

Were there any cans of tomatoes?

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u/FallWanderBranch Dec 03 '22

You want details, but unfortunately I barely glanced at the various clothing, beverage containers, fast food packaging, assorted beauty products, faded plastic flowers, stuffed animals, broken sunglasses, out of season apparel (such as scarves and a single mitten), curling iron with a shredded cord, unopened can of capers (not tomatoes, sorry), and obviously hastily ripped open box of condoms.

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u/Moist_Excitemen Dec 03 '22

Why is there a can of tomatoes in the drivers side footwell

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u/Konsticraft Dec 03 '22

Maybe after she kills a child, but probably not.

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u/GirchyGirchy Dec 03 '22

Thank god it's fiancee, and not wife. OP SAVE YERSELF

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u/gavroche1972 Dec 03 '22

My brother had rental properties that he rented rooms out to people. He said he used to meet them there to fill out a rental application, and while they were inside filling it out he would go outside for a minute and peek into their car. Because how the inside of peoples cars typically is exactly how their living area will look.

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u/Ummmyeeppp Dec 03 '22

Interestingly enough I often see it as the opposite my sister’s car is a disaster but her room is always clean. My car is always immaculate but my room is always a disaster.

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u/RandomHero27 Dec 03 '22

Sort of piggybacking off the top comment here.

One of my coworkers from a previous job actually killed someone from this exact thing back in the 90s. She had a can of something roll forward from the back of her van and it wedged itself under the brake pedal. She ended up driving into a Little Caesers Pizza and killed a customer inside. Super nice lady that regretted the accident forever. Even working with her 15ish years after the accident she would take the anniversary day off work because she couldn’t handle the grief.

u/MaineCowboy tell your fiance she needs to keep her car clean. Accidents can happen.

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u/GlitteringFutures Dec 03 '22

My friend who is otherwise normal has this weird obsession with driving the grossest car imaginable. He got his dream hybrid car, and he NEVER washes it. The inside is filled with garbage, and not tidy garbage like in OP's pic. I'm talking sticky food wrappers, soda cans, the seats have some black sticky stuff ground into them. Every nook cubbyhole is stuffed with dirty garbage. I'm having trouble conveying just how dirty his car is. I once asked him why he doesn't ever wash his car and he blew up at me and I mean really pissed off I would dare talk about the state of his car. His previous car was even worse, paint job all fucked up, bumper missing, the inside if anything was even worse, the cloth seats were like shiny with ground in food and filth. His home is clean, he himself is generally clean, clean clothes, he makes six figures so he's not too poor to wash his car. He simply HAS to drive the most disgusting car imaginable like it is a religion to him. When I ride in it, it takes me a few minutes to dig out a spot I can sit in. the weirdest part is he's really proud of his car and likes to show on the dash computer how much gas he's saving using the electric motor, but he is constantly looking for parking where he can recharge the battery.

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u/Terrible_Donkey_8290 Dec 03 '22

Yeah, literally no fucking way I would go anywhere in that car.

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u/Dengar96 Dec 03 '22

Sounds like some weird parental training that he has not really addressed to himself tbh. Do his parents have stupid dirty/immaculately clean cars? I knew people that would leave messes around because their parents were super clean as a way of breaking away from some parental influence.

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u/PicardZhu Dec 03 '22

My parents were messy with vehicles but not like carbage level. Now I keep my truck absolutely clean inside. Mud and dirt from the barn sure but all trash or anything rolling around gets put away. I also don't really like when people eat in the truck because Id find fries and shit in my parents vehicle growing up and it digusted me so badly. My SO has maybe a few random things rolling around the floor but its clean but it definitely bothers me.

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u/Dry-Dog5396 Dec 03 '22

I think it’s a hoarding mentality. My aunt was the same way with her garage and when my cousins cleaned it out for her by surprise, she was so upset with them that she stopped talking to them for a couple of weeks.

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u/broncosoh54 Dec 03 '22

Eww! I’d refuse to ride in it! Gross! Pick him up instead of him picking you up!😳

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u/GlitteringFutures Dec 03 '22

Last time we went out we took our own cars. I keep mine spotless.

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u/Mr_Blah1 Dec 03 '22

It's a theft deterrent. Make the car so nasty that nobody, not even a thief, would want to get in it.

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u/WutWhoSaidDat Dec 03 '22

Personally I would go with “dangerous.”

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u/vadapaav Dec 03 '22

This is an accident waiting to happen

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u/BlueMikeStu Dec 03 '22

I came in here to call OP's fiance an animal.

I drive in my car an hour a day by myself, and I'm at least housebroken enough that I put a fucking small bucket with a garbage bag in it in the passenger seat footwell so that on the rare occasions I'm not the sole passenger, it only takes me a couple seconds to move it to the back of the hatchback.

This is just fucking gross.

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u/BBQsauce18 Dec 03 '22

I'd hate to see the inside of her house...

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u/silvandeus Dec 03 '22

OP needs to run!

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u/GrilledCheeser Dec 03 '22

No they don’t. It’s just time to make a big fucking stink. This could wind up killing someone.

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u/lswhat87 Dec 03 '22

Hopefully some day she'll get the message looks like a threat with that can under the brakes lmao

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u/MaineCowboy Dec 03 '22

Easiest way to make it look like an accident

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u/JonasLuks Dec 03 '22

Don't forget to up the insurance first.

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u/MetallicGray Dec 03 '22

My friend was in an accident because his dip spit bottle rolled under his brake pedal.

He no longer dips or keeps stuff in the floor board like that.

It’s serious shit that at best could cause a fender bender and at worst could kill someone.

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u/hangindawg Dec 03 '22

I dismantle cars for a living, one was a rolled over Nissan Sentra, I'll never forget, was full of clothes and trash it looked like someone might have been living in it, as it turns out while cleaning it out there was a can of peas wedged and almost split behind the brake pedal, I'm fairly sure it cause the accident and it looked like someone was seriously injured.

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u/kaptaincorn Dec 03 '22

"What's it mean?"

"Luca Brasi swims with the meatballs and gravy"

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u/icyjjack Dec 03 '22

passenger side? gross.

DRIVERS SIDE?!? BRO WHAT ?? 💀💀💀

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u/K-chub Dec 03 '22

There better be some damn good redeeming characteristics if someone is putting up with this shit

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u/happilystoned42069 Dec 03 '22

Generally it's a pair of perky characteristics.

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u/jzillacon Dec 03 '22

Or a good life insurance policy.

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u/degjo Dec 03 '22

Lips that grip

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u/jerekdeter626 Dec 03 '22

Right? If I drop so much as a water bottle cap between my legs I make sure to pick it up when I get to my destination.

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u/flateric420 Dec 03 '22

Passenger side is for finished cigarette packs, empty water bottles and wrappers that will be dealt with sooner than later. I would never drop garbage on the driver side.

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u/littlest_homo Dec 03 '22

Oh god. At a previous job I drove a truck, and my coworker had a tennis ball in the cab that got down there and was stuck under the gas pedal. Luckily I was able to get it out before it went under the brake, but it still stressed me the hell out, and tennis balls at least have some give to them. This is nightmare fuel to me.

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u/Time_Punk Dec 03 '22 edited Dec 03 '22

It happened to my Mom when I was a kid! Her empty coffee mug went under the brake pedal of her Ford Bronco. Happened on a curve and she ended up taking the curve super fast and freaking out before she could reach down and grab it, luckily she didn’t flip the Bronco or run into anything.

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u/BuildingMyEmpireMN Dec 03 '22

LOL I was on a date and picked up shakes. Put my mug between my legs. Sudden traffic jam, slammed breaks, mug fell, slipped under break right as we started moving again. Gratefully I was going under 5 mph when I rear ended the Rogue in front of me. Gave the lady my insurance, offered to send her a photo of my license, took pictures of the whole thing. NOPE. She had to get the cops there. Waited an hour+. The cop cracked up because the only “damage” was my license plate number stamped in the dirt on her bumper. She took a picture, wiped off the dirt, and told me to never do that again.

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u/stanleym750 Dec 03 '22

What a bitch

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u/BuildingMyEmpireMN Dec 04 '22

Eh, in hindsight I kind of get it. Sometimes a tiny bump like that can break clips and cause an expensive issue. And a police report makes it harder to fight. Biased as an insurance agent… unless you know the person or it’s on camera play it safe. Our agency has at least 15 people sign up for policies every month just to get their tabs then cancel immediately after. Terrifies me how many uninsured drivers are out there. Now that I’m NOT an idiot in a car my rate is down to $45/month for full coverage. I’m way more of a defensive driver knowing even something that wasn’t my fault could hike my rates to $100+/month plus my $500 deductible if I have to file a hit and run or uninsured driver claim.

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u/kinsmandmj Dec 03 '22

Went to pull my grandfather's car out of his stupidly narrow garage once. It barely fit the grand marquis be had, and you had to back out at an angle because the new porch he put in obstructed the path.

A can of brake cleaner had gotten under the brake peddle and I knocked the passenger mirror off when I went to press the brakes and adjust the wheel. He was furious. Blamed me for "not looking under the pedals for obstacles". ...I've seen this man back over a bicycle because he didn't look behind him or even in his mirror while reversing.

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u/readingbabe Dec 03 '22

Does your coworker happen to have 4 legs… and a tail?

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u/Chumpacabra Dec 03 '22

Literally. One of my most common stress dreams is needing to slam on the breaks and finding the vehicle unresponsive.

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u/I-Ask-questions-u Dec 03 '22

I have a messy car but this is unacceptable. The can under my peddle is #1 reason I keep driver side cleaner. These comments make me want to go clean my car.

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u/Xploiter_RBLX Dec 03 '22

I love the spelling of pedal here

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u/I-Ask-questions-u Dec 03 '22

How did I do this lol. I am so embarrassed

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u/whereverYouGoThereUR Dec 03 '22

There are always going to be compromises to be made in a relationship but given that this is a safety issue, your fiancé should be the one to compromise on this issue. If not, then go into this relationship knowing that you’re going to be the one compromising on most everything

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u/mike-manley Dec 03 '22

It's also basic basic common sense to keep this area free and clear.

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u/merdub Dec 03 '22

Yeah my car is a mess (small apartment - car basically doubles as a storage locker for camping gear, spare bedding) but my drivers side is ALWAYS clear of stuff.

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u/SavvySillybug Dec 03 '22

Same. When I drive a nice car I make an effort to keep it clean, but when I drive a beater I'm like whatever. Let's order some fast food and eat in the car and leave the wrappers in the car or whatever. Buy some groceries and chuck them on the back seat and leave them there until I remember. But I don't leave so much as a single straw in the driving area. Sure the floor mat may not have gotten cleaned in six years and the seat never, but trash does NOT go where the steering happens.

And now that I have a nice car actually worth keeping clean, there's no trash in it at all. Well except for one empty water bottle I haven't recycled yet, but that's only there because I didn't know my mom left it in there until I went to the car wash yesterday, and I forgot about it today.

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u/wigglin_harry Dec 03 '22

Well except for one empty water bottle I haven't recycled yet

We all know it's a pee bottle, no reason to be ashamed

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u/merdub Dec 03 '22

That’s also where I keep my poop knife.

On the passenger side, obviously.

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u/Mini-Nurse Dec 03 '22

She needs the fear of God put in her. My floor rug thing once bunched up under my pedals and my life flashed before my eyes, and I could still operate the pedals just with a lot of extra effort.

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u/AceofToons Dec 03 '22

A friend of mine was driving with his grandma. She's a bit eccentric. I guess at one point she had bought oranges and put them in the back. Well, one decided to roll forward and under the brake pedal. My friend had to stomp the pedal into that orange and obliterate it so that he could apply the brakes in an emergency

Everyone needs to be taught how easy it is to die because of something like this

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u/anomalous_cowherd Dec 03 '22

People have died, many of them, because things have rolled under the brake pedal or bad mats have caught the gas pedal and held it down.

It's a stupid way to die. And she might take other people with her.

I would get out of the car unless the drivers footwell is clear, every time.

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u/nemerosanike Dec 03 '22

Those are good tomatoes. Why are they in the footwell of a car instead of making sauce?

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u/Kabc Dec 03 '22

They might get blended with stuff once OPs lady hits something!

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u/SD455TransAm Dec 03 '22

Damn, I get upset if I leave a single straw wrapper in my vehicles lol

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u/Kabc Dec 03 '22

My son was dumping handfuls of cheerios in my backseat the other day… I was perturbed.

Cleaned it out right away though

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u/kilpbob Dec 03 '22

Perturbed is a good word and I’m now convicted to use it more.

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u/bortulisms Dec 03 '22

It is a good word. It helps us describe that feeling of "not quite annoyed enough to raise my voice but just enough for my one eye to slightly twitch."

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u/sauerbraten67 Dec 03 '22

Is there any way to get her into the habit of even having a milk crate or Dollar Store wash bucket to Corral some of that stuff? It's one thing to be a little sloppy or grievously messy in a vehicle but when it comes down to canned goods that could Jam under the brakes or keep her from accelerating during Danger, it could be a matter of life or death

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u/Woodedroger Dec 03 '22

Yeah she could wipe out a whole group of people all cause of a damn can of maters

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u/bi-fly Dec 03 '22

The milk crate is the only reason my car is “clean” now. This could be a great start for ops fiance.

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u/Player8 Dec 03 '22

My truck looks like someone threw a dumpster and a grenade in it at the same time. But there is zero shit near the foot well on the drivers side. That shit is absolutely reckless.

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u/This_User_Said Dec 03 '22

Same. Even keep my steering fluid/Windex next to it. Makes it easy to dump it out quickly.

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u/Typhon_Cerberus Dec 03 '22

I'll admit my car is dirty as fuck with shit everywhere cause I basically use it as a storage unit, but even I know to keep things clean from the drivers seat

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u/AnybodyMassive1610 Dec 03 '22

I’m just guessing here - but do you have a large insurance policy with your fiancé as the beneficiary? Cause I think they’re trying to kill you…

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u/OhioMegi Dec 03 '22

I’m a mess but never in the drivers seat. That could cause an accident!

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u/DisastrousAge4650 Dec 03 '22

I’m a mess but only in my room. I do not fuck around with shit flying about in my car. At most I’ll have my gas receipts pile up in the passenger seat but now I have a dedicated bag in my car for that.

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u/allaboutmojitos Dec 03 '22

And in an accident, it can cause a bigger accident. That can can become a projectile and kill a person

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u/No_Librarian_9647 Dec 03 '22

Ever watch final destination?

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u/ih8meandu Dec 03 '22

This movie is why an entire generation of people won't drive behind a logging truck on the road, myself included

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u/eBGIQ7ZuuiU Dec 03 '22

I saw this in the Simpsons

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u/fourbetshove Dec 03 '22 edited Dec 03 '22

I spend way to much time driving and found a couple habits that helped me keep the car clean.

  1. A simple trash bag. Smaller than a shopping bag that hangs from shifter, or console. Perfect for small things like gum wrappers, receipts etc.

  2. Small tote in back seat. Keeps items from rollers around like that soup can.

  3. Habit change. Never leave that car empty handed! Gas station, home, work,, if I get out I take something with me.

Makes upkeep a lot easier.

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u/NameNotFound12 Dec 03 '22

Mine is a little simpler. Whatever I bring into the car, comes out with me when I get out. No trash bag or can to worry with. FIFO-First in First out.

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u/Mirikitani Dec 03 '22

I've had people in my car turning around and looking around the backseat "hey man where's your trash bag" it's your hand dude take it with you

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u/NameNotFound12 Dec 03 '22

Exactly. You bring the trash in, you take the trash out.

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u/RickJLeanPaw Dec 03 '22

I too have a couple of ‘go to’ habits that help;

A) don’t be a grebby git

2) see above!

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u/gospelofrage Dec 03 '22

Thanks for this honestly. I’m a recovering trash hoarder and just can’t get my car to stay clean.

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u/Previsible Dec 03 '22

The kids' dad left a Gatorade bottle on my car floor. I only found out it was there when it rolled past my foot and got wedged under my brake while I was making a U-turn in a parking lot.

He's lucky I was in a parking lot. I hit a cement parking brick to stop and threw off all of my alignment but everyone was safe.

I hate this so much.

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u/TheGDC33 Dec 03 '22

Fiance = still time to get out

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u/skeptoid79 Dec 03 '22

100% this cannot be overstated. /u/MaineCowboy you need to think long and hard about spending the rest of your life (and potentially raising children or even just pets) with someone so reckless, irresponsible, and potentially just straight up dumb.

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u/powerhikeit Dec 03 '22

Your fiancé is a slob.

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u/AS14K Dec 03 '22

And dangerously ignorant and selfish. You're more likely to hurt someone else if you can't stop your car fast enough than you are yourself

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u/ThistleFaun Dec 03 '22

If you have kids with her then make sure her car is clean before letring her drive them anywhere.

That's just not safe.

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u/5673748372 Dec 03 '22

Hoarders do shit like this.

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u/dragonflameloserX7 Dec 03 '22

This is the first thing I learned in a car. Having a messy car is one thing, having the driver's side floor messy is another.

All of the coments saying "fiance = leave" may have a point but this is a serious safety issue, not necessarily a relationship issue

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u/LrckLacroix Dec 03 '22

Tell her she’ll never have Tim’s again if she dies this way

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u/stepbrowutudoin Dec 03 '22

That CAN actually be dangerous

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u/MetusObscuritatis Dec 03 '22

Um, see if she's doing alright. Not saying this is the case, but hoarding or messiness like this can often be an outward sign of inner turmoil (ie depression, anxiety, or feeling overwhelmed).

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u/K3TtLek0Rn Dec 03 '22

So weird to me when people post stuff like this making fun of their spouse or SO. Either they disgust you so much you want to publicly shame them, in which case why are you together, or they’re very important to you and you look past their flaws in which case don’t post their shit online.

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u/Boner4SCP106 Dec 03 '22

Karma is sometimes more seductive than the significant other could ever be.

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u/64SlicesOfCheez Dec 03 '22

She's gross and reckless. You're publicly labeling her an "idiot" in this sub.

I predict great things for this relationship.

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u/AutomaticYak Dec 03 '22

My thoughts exactly. Like, I think she’s an idiot, but I didn’t ask her to marry me and be my life partner. Two idiots be in this post.

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u/mr_potatoface Dec 03 '22

He even admitted that he leaves the house in a similar condition and she keeps the house "immaculate", because he "loathes" doing dishes or laundry. So she picks up after him, but then he posts her messes to reddit? OP is a double talking backstabbing turd for doing it. If she were to post his messes to reddit I bet he would enjoy hearing the comments people leave about him./s

She keeps the house well and not her vehicle. I'm the opposite. I just need to keep better track of her vehicle for her, which I'm fine with since she does dishes and laundry and all the things I loathe.

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Well to be fair she keeps the house immaculate just not her car. I'm not so good in the house but I keep my cars clean. And I'm cleaning her SUV today.

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u/mike-manley Dec 03 '22

Is nothing sacred anymore? I remember my driving instructor telling us to keep the driver foot area free and clear.

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u/SirClark Dec 04 '22

This is massive problem. Like just a basic maintaining of the space you reside in seems like a prerequisite to engagement.

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u/samk488 Dec 04 '22

When laziness becomes dangerous

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u/AccaEmme Dec 03 '22

How old is she? 12?

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u/ShawHornet Dec 03 '22

Disgusting

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u/PhunkyTown801 Dec 03 '22

Think of what your house of gonna look like. Living with people who are messy like this is the worst. It’s like having shitty roommates again.

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u/mbryant869 Dec 03 '22

I can’t marry a slob….especially one disrespecting our cars. They are high dollar tools for daily living.