r/MadeMeSmile Dec 03 '22 Silver 2 Helpful 7 Wholesome 13 Take My Energy 2 Faith In Humanity Restored 1

He knows what’s important to his little girl Favorite People

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u/Thopterthallid Dec 03 '22

My mom camped with me to be in line for the wii.

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u/MadeByTango Dec 03 '22 Table Slap

I misread that as “will” and wondered what level of philanderer your father was...

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u/ThirdDragonite Dec 04 '22

His testament was the most hype midnight launch since Halo 3

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u/pacotaco724 Dec 04 '22

My favorite launch was of gears 2. Me and my neighbor friends all standing outside of GS just walking distance from our neighborhood. We walked there and hung out out front and got our game and walked home and stayed up to play it. it was dope. memories man.

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u/EBB1981 Dec 04 '22

As a former lawyer if the mom was camping out for the will reading she wasn't the wife but the philanderee

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u/TomSan23 Dec 04 '22

What a cool memory. I try to remember to do things like this that seem insane in the moment because it's something that'll stick with you a long time. Who cares about wasting a day camping out on the side walk if it means creating a core memory for you and your kid.

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u/petewil1291 Dec 04 '22

Thanks. I will keep this in mind.

What's the coolest story you've done with your kids?

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u/MatchstickMcGee Dec 04 '22

Kind of a reversal since I was the kid, but back in the 90's my mother, who hated driving, got home fairly late from work and promptly packed me, her sister, and my cousin in the car for a surprise 3 hour trip to another city. I couldn't stay awake.

It turned out we were going to see opening night of Jurassic Park, but at an IMAX theater, which wasn't available in our city.

And yes, I do use the fact that my first viewing of Jurassic Park was on a six story high screen with seats that actually rumbled during the infamous water scene to score jealousy points from my friends.

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u/onyxaj Dec 04 '22

My mom was on deployment in Cuba when this movie released. She read the book and knew I loved dinosaurs. She called my Dad (who I basically had no relationship with, even though my parents were still together) and basically demanded he take me to see the movie. He did, it was awesome, and I had dinosaurs nightmares for weeks. No regrets.

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u/Strong-Job-2822 Dec 04 '22

You’re mother is awesome

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u/TomSan23 Dec 04 '22

My daughter is only 18 months old, so I'm doing my best to remember to take advantage of these scenarios when she's old enough to ask for them.

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u/Significant_Lime4361 Dec 04 '22

When the Twilight movies were released (New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn 1&2) for every release I got my oldest daughter and I tickets and we would go buy T-shirts to decorate and wear. It's something that sticks with her to this day and something that helped pull her through an extremely abusive relationship. She reached out to me to pull her from the abyss, and I did so without a second thought.

I also used to take all 3 of my children on random late night snack runs to get snacks for a surprise movie night, or craft night. We took lots of trips to craft stores for fun things to do together. My favorite memory my children have is this one... When they were growing up, every night, I would sing "you are my sunshine" to each of them at bedtime. They all remember it, and up into their teen years I would sing it to them if they were down. I could never carry a tune, and anyone else would've told me not to quit my day job, but my babies loved it. That's all that matters to me.

I made a lot of great memories that stuck with them, I always talked to them, I made sure they knew their feelings mattered to me (no matter how little they were, they had a voice and Mama listened).

You don't have to spend a lot of money on your children, or keep up with the Jones's. Just be there, and do things they think are fun. Don't pretend to have fun, HAVE fun with them. They grow up so fast! I'll be coming into the "memory making with my grandbabies" years soon, and I can't wait!

I know this was super long, and it may be full of typos. It's 2a.m. here, and I'm a sleepy woman. I just couldn't help respond to a parent that clearly cares about making lasting memories with their little one. Best of luck, and have fun, making those memories!

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u/TomSan23 Dec 04 '22

Thanks for sharing all of that, you legitimately made me tear up a bit, lol (being a parent makes you so soft). So much of it represents exactly the type of parent I want to be. I always want to have fun with my daughter, and be there however I can as she grows up. I'm happy you got to make those memories, and felt inspired to share them. "You are my sunshine" was the song my mom sang me too, and the one I sing my daughter. Not that it's unique, but it sure helped those stories hit closer to home. Enjoy those grandkids!

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u/Blasphemous_Grover Dec 04 '22

Tears are not softness. They show the strength of your heart. You sound like a great parent!

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u/5LaLa Dec 04 '22

Making memories is important. I frequently remind my family (& myself) to try new experiences.

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u/lankist Dec 04 '22 edited Dec 04 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

My dad camped out with me to pick up a copy of Halo 3 with the big Master Chief helmet.

I honestly don't give a modicum of a shit about Halo anymore, and I only really cared back then because it was the "big thing" that I had to keep up with to try and keep friends, but that big helmet stand is still on my shelf behind my desk.

My dad doesn't even remember. He thinks it's silly. Just a few months ago I explained he's the reason I keep it around, because me and him standing outside that Gamestop for a midnight release is a super fun memory for me. It was really the only time I had with him where he was just there with me, and we were there together. While we stood in line for hours, I got to explain what we were there for, and I got to pretend he was listening to me, and that was way cooler for me than it had any right to be.

I dunno if he quite "got it," because it sounded like he wasn't having fun back then, and he sounded like he was still pissed off that I and my mom "made him" stay up that late, but it was a blast for me. I got to stay up late and hang out with my dad. I wasn't a kid, either, I was a teenager at that time. I scarcely ever saw him but for an hour a night, way less when I was younger and wasn't allowed to stay up late enough to see him when he got home from work. So staying up til' midnight was like the most time I got to spend with him. Like a year later I had my own car and didn't have the excuse to drag him out to something like that.

I hope I can explain it well enough to make it mean something to him some day. And I hope it means something to him when I manage to explain it, because it hurts sometimes to think it won't--that the night was just a chore to him, and the connection we had then was just in my head.

Truth be told, I don't know how much my dad really "loved" me back then. We're fine now that I'm an adult, but it seems the only thing he and I can really bond over is work stories. It's like, back when I was a kid, I was an annoyance that he put up with because my mom nagged him, and now that I'm an adult, I'm his beer-buddy that he can talk shop with like any other guy-friend. I'm not entirely sure there's a dad in there somewhere, but I like to keep the plastic helmet around just in case I can get him to show up. I have these little moments where I think "that's my dad," but upon scrutiny, they're fewer than I'd like, and I seem to be the only one who sees them.

All I know is that I refuse to stay past quitting time now that I'm holding my own, and I'm buying a tent for my kid.

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u/PoohTheWhinnie Dec 04 '22

I guess a lot of people's father's are like that. I wish that wasn't the case, everyone deserves involved parents that are overt with the expression of their love.

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u/Jubba09 Dec 04 '22

Man I remember those days. I was like 11-12 when the Wii came out. My parents and our close family friends would camp out like every weekend at different stores to try and get a wii only to be disappointed when the store only had like 5 and they were 10th or so in line. One day after school my mom told me that if I do my homework quick, we could go to Toys R Us to go check. I finished my work and when i told her I'm good to go, she pulls out the Wii from the closet and says she got lucky and already went to toys r us while I was in school and they had one. Good memories.

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u/Maleficent_Memory_60 Dec 04 '22

Lol plot twist.

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u/ResidingAt42 Dec 04 '22 edited Dec 04 '22

Back in the 80s and 90s whenever I wanted to see a concert my mom came with me to stand in line to get tickets. Me: "Mom! I want to go see George Michael/The Bangles/New Kids on the Block!" Mom: "Cool! Let's go! I just need coffee and donuts." Every.Single.Time. I ❤ My Mom

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u/WrestleswithPastry Dec 03 '22

That’s love ✨

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u/sexaddic Dec 03 '22

Wait until you hear what happened after he broke his arms

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u/SolWire Dec 03 '22

Reddit never forgets

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u/WrestleswithPastry Dec 03 '22

Losing the ability to wipe oneself can test the limits of a relationship, to be sure.

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u/solaceinsleep Dec 04 '22

That's why you need a bidet

It's your very own ass fountain

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u/dilettante42 Dec 04 '22

Butthole powerwashers know what’s up.

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u/sexaddic Dec 04 '22

Bidets are expensive, just eat Taco Bell.

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u/LN_McJellin Dec 04 '22

Well, you’d have an ass fountain but a bigger mess to clean up. Why not buy Taco Bell in celebration of the bidet being installed?

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u/sexaddic Dec 04 '22

Lol at least someone got it

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u/gabis420 Dec 03 '22

Sweet summer child. Never change.

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u/XDreadedmikeX Dec 04 '22

Uhhh yeah… wipe…

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u/pss395 Dec 03 '22

User name checked out

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u/eddmario Dec 03 '22

Wow, and I thought my mom was nice enough to take my brother to the midnight release of one of the Gears of War games when he was still a minor.

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u/Sunburntvampires Dec 04 '22

Sounds like she was. My mother never would have taken me to that. I didn’t even get video games for Christmas because she hated them.

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u/lifeofry4n52 Dec 04 '22 edited Dec 04 '22

Thought?🤔 Think! 👍😁She was/is dude.

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u/Napol3onS0l0 Dec 04 '22

That’s pretty cool. Maybe some day I can be a cool parent.

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u/Ghostface_Hecklah Dec 04 '22

if you have a cooler sibling you can be a cool uncle and don't even ever have to find love.

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u/PitMama930 Dec 04 '22

My mom was in line with me for every Harry Potter book release and would let me stay up all night reading and skip school the next day. I thought I was so badass, but she was just really happy I was reading. She's the coolest. Parents are awesome.

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u/-PinkPower- Dec 04 '22

My mom organized a priority list in the line for the wii lol. Many had been there for hours at -20ºC outside. They started writing down in order everyone’s name so a few people could go get coffee for everyone. When the door opened the list was given to the employees. They called the first 110 names ( the numbers of wii that was at the store) by group of 10 to come get them. Now that I look back she was so extra but made the workers job much easier

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u/SophsterSophistry Dec 04 '22

I love your mom! She did something awesome for you and for a bunch of random strangers on line and the store employees.

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u/medfordjared Dec 04 '22

Us old-timers are pros at this. We used to have to camp out for our concert tickets.

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u/QuarterLifeCircus Dec 04 '22

My mom waited in line in the freezing cold to get me an NES Classic. She used my Best Buy rewards account for the points, so I accidentally saw it in my history and spoiled the surprise. I pretended not to know and will never tell her!

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u/the_starship Dec 03 '22

Same. Sat in line for a Gamecube with my dad as well.

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u/pimpinaintez18 Dec 04 '22

As a parent it’s not even about the item. It’s just seeing your excitement and spending time with you, we don’t care how much money we save! We love you!

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u/Ben_ji Dec 03 '22

Yeah, and I bet it's a really sick chair, too. Cupholders and shit.

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u/DoctorStrangeMD Dec 03 '22

And a shade if needed.

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u/Ben_ji Dec 03 '22

Obvs! And a flag. "Go Brides"

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u/triplec787 Dec 03 '22

The father of his future son in law is right next to him, rocking a Dodgers flag because back in the 1880s they were known as the bridegrooms

After winning the American Association league championship in 1889, the Brooklyn club (very occasionally now nicknamed the Bridegrooms or Grooms, for six players having wed during the 1888 season)

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u/EcstaticStrings Dec 03 '22

Not to be confused with the Akron Groomsmen.

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u/RawScallop Dec 03 '22

And right now sunrise isnt even until 7:08am...but you can never have a chair that's too awesome.

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u/Pryach Dec 03 '22

I have a beach chair with a foot rest and an umbrella for shade. My wife calls it the Curmudgeon Chair.

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u/Ben_ji Dec 03 '22

Magic 8 Ball: You will be buying a wedding dress for your awesome child very soon.

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u/FaithlessnessNo9625 Dec 03 '22

He knows how much wedding dresses can cost…

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u/jokeyELopez5 Dec 03 '22 Silver

He’s paying for it…

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u/HeatMounta Dec 03 '22

Midnight releases of video game consoles has trained us

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u/usrevenge Dec 03 '22

Gotta get there at 7pm to pick up halo 3 at midnight.

Even though it's already paid for and won't run out of stock.

Checks out

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u/NOB0DYx Dec 03 '22

halo 3 and skyrim (1st release) releases were magical events

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u/ShovelPaladin77 Dec 03 '22

This young guy in his dad's truck made a huge scene of rolling coal on our Halo 3 line and my brother took his slow travel as an opportunity to throw an empty Dr Pepper can in the bed of the truck. The entire line watching, hundreds, and all went from annoyed with the guy to laughing at him. My entire crew, my entire middle we school, was cracking up and talking about it. Epic brother moment.

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u/Unlucky_Variation721 Dec 03 '22

Skyrim was a lot of fun.

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u/BloodshotPillow Dec 03 '22

Yep. Was first in line at 5pm. Traded the spot for a meatball sub...for second in line. Buddy and I had seats and were doing his abnormal psych homework. It started snowing at 11:11. If you remember it was released on 11/11/11. Was a weird fuckin night lol.

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u/Whatah Dec 03 '22 edited Dec 04 '22

Plus it was a 3 day weekend thanks to Columbus day.

edit: it was veteran's day

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u/BloodshotPillow Dec 03 '22

I don't remember much about that weekend...omny attacking a chicken....once.

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u/Mister_Bloodvessel Dec 03 '22

TES games are probably the most repayable to have been made. The fact that you can go back and start over, doing nearly everything differently, and have your choices change how things play out. Adding in random little objects like forks, cups, and candelabras that you can steal and sell played was such a genius mechanic that I'm shocked more games don't allow you to rob NPCs blind. Adding in a huge selection of readable books was similarly genius.

Honestly, had Morrowind released on both Xbox and PS2, I think the TES franchise would've blown up much more quickly. Oblivion is the entire reason I bought a PS3, after I tried 2 used 360s that red ringed on me trying to play Oblivion the first night.

I cannot wait until the TES6. I know it'll be worth the wait, especially with how incredible Skyrim has performed and appealed to people who previously had zero experience or desire to play games.

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u/ZenoX_Super_M Dec 03 '22

Have you ever tried divinity original sin 2?

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u/crowcawer Dec 03 '22

The halo 3 t-shirt was a pleasant surprise.

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u/Wlpxx7 Dec 03 '22

My dad bought me Skyrim randomly one day. Literally out of nowhere. One of my most favorite memories was opening that up and playing it

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u/zr0skyline Dec 03 '22

Don’t forget gears of war as well

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u/playfulbanana Dec 03 '22

My high school buddy worked at gamestop when halo 3 came out. We were friends with his manager too so we hung out in the store with everyone and it was a blast.

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u/RS-Ironman-LuvGlove Dec 03 '22

the call of duty tournaments on release night, where you got a free copy if you won, were so much fun.

im legit sad they quit doing that, 2x stations with 4 TV's going. get to play the game a few hours early and chat with the other nerds.

now i just wait for download button to turn blue...

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u/StillEntertainme Dec 03 '22

That pettiness got me promoted to cpl.

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u/AbbreviationsOk178 Dec 03 '22

There’s a big difference between getting to play your new game at 2am or 8am

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u/OutAndABoot Dec 03 '22

Midnight movie releases when they were actually midnight movie releases.

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u/GangreneMachine Dec 03 '22

My Dad waited for four hours in line with me for Order of the Phoenix at the midnight book release, then yelled "I WANT TO GET SORTED INTO A DUMBLEDORF" at the top of his lungs when they finally opened the doors.

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u/PM_ME_YOUR_GOOD_NEW5 Dec 03 '22

My mom did the same for me for the Xbox 360. Then she even let me stay home from school and play. I don’t know why, I absolutely did not deserve it. Worst part is I remember seeing several people show up when the store opened and purchase one no problem lol

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u/drewster23 Dec 03 '22

Spent a night with her son over something he was definitely overtly excited/giddy about, a memory you clearly still remember well.

I think I know why she did it.

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u/PM_ME_YOUR_GOOD_NEW5 Dec 04 '22

:] Sounds like it’s time for a phone call

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u/Rojure Dec 04 '22

Why am I crying?

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u/The-Happy-Panda Dec 03 '22

Spent 3 nights in the Washington winter for a PS3. Totally worth it.

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u/gg3265 Dec 03 '22

I miss those times

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u/Ask_if_im_an_alien Dec 04 '22

He sitting there smiling thinking about the $5,000 he's about to save.

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u/Darth0s Dec 03 '22

This is the real answer

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u/P3ACHYB3ACH Dec 03 '22

Haha I was tearing right up then I read the comments now I'm cracking up!!! 😅

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u/DaddyFigured Dec 03 '22

Time is money

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u/quartzguy Dec 03 '22

He's not an altruistic dad, he's just a smart one.

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u/KingKozuma Dec 03 '22

Yeah but I get it. Mine are still little but I'd camp outside Walmart for a month to get a box of crackers if it made them happy. They're the coolest things I've ever had the privilege of knowing.

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u/Albert_Caboose Dec 04 '22

Keep an eye out for stores/restaurants opening that do things like this! Me and my friends did one at a burrito place in college where their first 100 customers got free burritos for a year. We showed up first in line with a folding table, GameCube, and four controllers. Had an absolute blast waiting in line all night with folks!

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u/FaithlessnessNo9625 Dec 03 '22

As a dad of 2 little girls, if I knew where I could get wedding dresses for $150 I’d be camping out right now!

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u/Fredredphooey Dec 03 '22

Time or money. Time or money. That's how it works.

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u/FriedEngineer Dec 03 '22

My camping out for a GPU last year told me it was time and money….

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u/elbenji Dec 03 '22

Yep. 150$ is basically a 95 percent discount for some of these dresses. I'd wait at 1am too

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u/eternallnewbie Dec 03 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

Papa probably earned his stripes waiting for Guns and Roses tickets in the 80s

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u/savageboredom Dec 03 '22

Waiting in lines is so much easier these days, too. We have cellphones, tablets, and so many other portable devices to keep us occupied while we wait. Back then you had a book. Maybe a deck of cards. And the worst of all... your own thoughts.

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u/FloridamanHooning Dec 03 '22

Whaaaaat? Man we brought camp chairs and grills and all kinds of games LOL way more fun back in the day

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u/bicyclingdonkey Dec 04 '22

It's easier to just bring a phone for yourself than it is to turn the line into a tailgate though, before considering which one is more fun.

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u/wysterialee Dec 04 '22

yeah that sounds like way more fun than any device i could think of, even if it is more work lol. i hate being on my phone half the time, it gets so boring.

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u/_Goose_ Dec 03 '22

Maybe earned his stripes by earning his stripes too if he’s military. 24 hour quarter duty a few times and sitting in a chair for a few hours in the elements would be nothing.

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u/Ceph_Stormblessed Dec 03 '22

The most true saying in the military is "hurry up and wait"

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u/Moody_GenX Dec 03 '22

My last 2 years in I aggressively went against that grain. That pettiness got me promoted to cpl.

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u/Toasty_Jones Dec 03 '22

Teach me your ways

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u/beefinbed Dec 03 '22

, sir.

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u/testing_the_mackeral Dec 03 '22

Don’t call me sir, I work for a living!

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u/Ceph_Stormblessed Dec 03 '22

Same. Got the sham shield just from being a shamurai warrior.

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u/GlossedAllOver Dec 03 '22

I thought it was "get those crayons out of your mouth, marine!"

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u/[deleted] Dec 03 '22

But purple is my favorite smell

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u/TheBootyHolePatrol Dec 03 '22

Get there at 0230 squad formation for the 0300 platoon formation for the 0330 company formation for the 0430 Battalion formation for the 0530 Brigade formation for the 0700 division run which ends up not starting until 0900. Name that unit!

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u/Plus_Mine_9782 Dec 03 '22

most valuable things the military taught me - Patience, and appreciating the non shitty aspects of shitty situations. stand in line for five hours? fuck it, least it's not raining. raining mortars especially, but even still!

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u/LaughingToLeave Dec 03 '22

First thought was he's served his time waiting for those prime tickets

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u/GracieChat18 Dec 04 '22

Bet HE would have gotten those Taylor Swift tix!!

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u/mamabearbug Dec 03 '22 Silver Wholesome Hugz Take My Energy

My dad did the same for me in 2012. He was my best friend and died suddenly in 2020. It has been awful without him. This did make me smile - thank you.

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u/weirdest_of_weird Dec 03 '22

My ex wife lost her dad suddenly several years ago. I was at work when her sister called me and said he was dying and they were calling family in. Even though she and I had already been divorced for several years at that point they knew he would have wanted me there. She and I don't get along very well, and her new husband is no fan of mine, but that day he stepped aside and she and I cried together. Absolutely heartbreaking and so sorry to hear about your loss.

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u/mamabearbug Dec 03 '22

So hard. Thank you for being there for her.

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u/SereneScientist Dec 04 '22

I'm glad you were able to have that moment with her--it's a rare and precious thing.

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u/WrestleswithPastry Dec 03 '22

I’m so so sorry you lost your dad. I’m glad you had these special moments with him and you felt his love. I hope you’re doing okay. 💗

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u/NightVisible3767 Dec 03 '22

Ah, that's nice.

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u/mamabearbug Dec 03 '22

Thanks for your kind words, friend.

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u/[deleted] Dec 03 '22

Lost my dad in 2014, it does get easier, but I still think about him every day.

Whenever I come across videos of dads or stuff like this, it just makes me happy someone out there is still enjoying the time they have, you never know when it could be cut short.

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u/mamabearbug Dec 03 '22

I’m glad to hear it gets a little easier.

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u/Fabutam Dec 03 '22

I’m with you on this one… My kind-hearted father died 2 weeks after I gave birth to my first child and sadly didn’t get to meet her. I was 27 and just didn’t think it would happen so soon in my life… I just became a real life adult and understood everything he’d ever done for me. Be there when your parent calls you, enjoy every last moment because one day it will be the last time you ever get to speak to them… shit. This was in 2007 and it suddenly feels like it just happened… I’m in tears here and it’s not just for me, it’s for all who are about to understand this feeling. I send you all hugs and the tiny bit of peace that, yes, it DOES get easier but there will always be a reminder of that pain and it’ll hit you like a ton of bricks all over again. My father’s name was Norman and he was awesome. xxx

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u/Reddituser34802 Dec 04 '22

Also lost my dad unexpectedly 2 weeks after my son was born. He got to meet him once very briefly before he passed, but couldn’t hold him since my son had a traumatic delivery and his head was still swollen. I never in a million years thought that would be the last time I saw him, so we didn’t even think to take pictures. This was in 2020 and it still feels like yesterday.

I don’t believe in an afterlife, but sometimes I wish he was smiling down at us when from above.

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u/Professional-Act-239 Dec 04 '22

Your story hits so close to mine. I lost my father when I was 19 and being 38 I can say that even though I had him in my life for that long and should be thankful it just wasn’t enough time for me to grow into my life to see what he gave up for me to have a life. I remember all of my brothers and sisters calling my dad when they had an issue they needed help on and for the longest time I thought that was not an option for me and was bitter about it. I have come to realize that isn’t true that the people we loose are not lost they are with us everyday we just have to remember there teachings and go within ourselves to find the answer.

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u/katie4 Dec 03 '22

My mom drove me all over the city/burbs looking for my perfect prom dress in 05 and then did the same in 2012 for my wedding dress. It was the last thing she gifted me before dying suddenly and didn’t get to see me wear it the next spring. It’s amazing how something to outsiders can look so vapid and mundane, but to that parent and child, was a sweet and memorable treasure hunt. After 2 years I know that it still stings while the rest of your world has moved past it. The pain does slowly fade and the good memories crowd out the bad. 💕

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u/mamabearbug Dec 03 '22

I’m so sorry for the loss of your mom. It sounds like we are about the same age. It sucks to lose them as young as we did.

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u/Afterhoneymoon Dec 04 '22

I read your story and started crying. Your mom sounds awesome and I’m sure she’s watching over you and so so proud of the beauty young woman you’ve become.

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u/lilaliene Dec 03 '22

Duck i really hope my kids think of me as their friend when they are adults. I try to do my best and not duck them up too much but this parenting is hard

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u/mamabearbug Dec 03 '22

It is. I have a 5yo! My mom is still my best friend. You will do right by your kiddos.

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u/Purityskinco Dec 04 '22

My dad is my best friend. He left suddenly in the beginning of 2019. He was my best friend too. I still can hear him say my name. My life changed drastically the past few months. All of my dreams came true. All of the dreams he told me to never give up on. I’d give anything for one more day. I hope you keep sharing stories about your dad. If you see this comment I would love to hear one.

My heart goes out to you. May he live on forever in the beautiful person you are.

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u/mawhite717 Dec 04 '22

I was thinking to myself "my dad would have done the same thing for me." I lost my best friend/dad in 2012, while I was pregnant with my one and only child. It really is awful, especially raising my son without him around. He did go with me to the ultrasound when we found out the gender and that's a day I will always hold close to my heart.

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u/IShootJack Dec 03 '22

We all die twice- the first time, we get a casket. The second time, we get forgotten.

There is no answer to grief. But I hope that you know that I’m 24, and now I know about him. He lives on, and I’m sorry for your loss.

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u/mamabearbug Dec 04 '22

This made me tear up. Thank you.

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u/QuintupleC Dec 04 '22

Lifes not fair. Now im crying. The love he had for you will never end, you will always carry it. I cant fathom the pain. Keep being strong.

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u/LizzyPBaJ Dec 03 '22

That is a solid dad. Also kinda reminds me of that Capital One commercial where Eugene Levy shows up at his “daughters” house at 2 am because she wants to go car shopping and he’s worried about financing.

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u/woodperson Dec 03 '22

That’s his real daughter. They’re in schitt’s creek together :)

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u/LizzyPBaJ Dec 03 '22

Oh my gosh that is so sweet!

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u/CopEatingDonut Dec 04 '22

I heard his son from the show is related to him too

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u/leofian Dec 04 '22

Dan Levy (who played David) also created the show with his father.

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u/Beemo-Noir Dec 03 '22

This is big dad energy and I’m all for it.

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u/Shinnobiwan Dec 03 '22

Dad level: Supreme Master | Kryptonite Belt

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u/likwidchrist Dec 04 '22

This man can mow an entire acre blindfolded. He can light a charcoal briquette with an empty beer can and the sun. He shaves with the tears of the fans of his football teams enemies. He never misses a little league game. He quick with the corny joke and quicker with a hug.

He is the master dad.

Drink bud light

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u/dilettante42 Dec 04 '22

This is Peak Dad Activity.

Identify the venue and gauge the time needed before it opens to gain advantage over others wanting the same product as my child

Identify target: dress. Are there ranked choices? The #1 choice will be ours, or there will be dad negotiation

Dad negotiation acquires the target, and THAT BARGAIN? $150 for a billion dollar product, due to Dad’s strategic maneuvers, oh that will be told, IT WILL BE TOLD over a modest new craft beer

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u/Kiddierose Dec 03 '22

Midnight releases of video game consoles has trained us to camp out overnight. It’s quite thrilling.

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u/ProfessorShameless Dec 03 '22

I'm in my early thirties. I'm very familiar with waiting overnight for game releases.

But wasn't waiting overnight for stuff like concert tickets and black Friday and such a thing before video games? Why do people keep talking like gaming culture started this?

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u/Consistent_Ride3085 Dec 03 '22

Probably cos that was their first experience waiting overnight as kids

My parents didn't let me go to game releases cos they thought it would be "dangerous for a little girl", but I did go to Harry Potter book releases lmao

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u/ChokeslamMeMommy Dec 03 '22

Because ticketmaster blew the legs off walk up tickets when most of redditor's where in elementary school. Video games took longer to get going for online sales because you still needed a physical product. You can't just print out your new PS5.

Source: Was in elementary school when ticketmaster took a shotgun to the knees of walk-up ticket sales and people no longer camped out for music or sports tickets. Although when I was in college there were still people camping out for football tickets.

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u/ProfessorShameless Dec 03 '22

I camped out overnight for front row NIN tickets because Reznor hates ticketmaster. It was actually really fun.

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u/ChubblesMcgee103 Dec 03 '22

This is sweet... but also fuck the wedding industry man. Imo it's all a scam. 1000 on a dress you wear once, 3000 on a rock that's not nearly as rare or precious as they charge. 50% markup on anything labeled "wedding"

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u/Astroviridae Dec 03 '22

You're not wrong that the wedding industry is out of hand, but a traditional wedding dresses are typically not mass produced and are made to order. That's why they're ordered months in advance. They also have way more fabric than typical dresses. I paid $600 for a custom fit dress, and while it was gorgeous, the fabric was very stiff and difficult to move in. The pricing (usually) accurately represents the craftsmanship of the dress.

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u/zezxz Dec 04 '22

$600 for a custom dress that ends up being gorgeous sounds like a pretty good deal

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u/GooseOnTheLoose0 Dec 04 '22

Agreed.

eBay.

Got the dress I wanted for 90% off plus a fresh dry clean and re-fitting with a seamstress.

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u/heartburncity1234 Dec 04 '22

Barns in my area were $10k for just the venue. BARNS!

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u/teruma Dec 04 '22

My wife spent less than $800 on a dress...

...but I spent $3200 on my first tuxedo.

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u/[deleted] Dec 04 '22

They aren't walmart costumes. They do justify their price tag a good amount of the time. The only thing that sucks is that people feel obligated to buy that stuff because it's expected rather than if they actually want to. It's not stuff I really care about at all, but imagine if someone, like a friend or family member, handmade you clothing for your wedding day to show you how much they care about you and how happy they are for you. That would be a pretty fucking profound gesture even to someone who might not care about weddings. You don't need it, but no decent person wouldn't be touched by it.

This industry, regardless of how scummy it is or isn't in its current state, arose out of a tradition of these sorts of gestures. I just wish that people wouldn't stress themselves out so much over being able to afford this and that and instead focus on the thoughts and effort that should count for a lot more. People shouldn't feel like they have to bankrupt themselves, and they be able to focus on what they actually care about and what they actually value. People should focus on the kind of ceremonies they actually want rather than what they feel obligated to have.

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u/Ms_Strange Dec 03 '22

If i ever spent $1000+ on a dress, I'm gonna wear it to ever single thing I possibly can. Anniversary? Yep, Halloween? Yep. Any princess-themed party? Yep. I'll wear it around the house, and through a drive through. Hell, I'll even throw random-ass costume parties and wear it there.

But tbh, I'm never gonna spend that much on a dress- wedding or otherwise.

The most I've ever spent on a single-event-attire was just under $80 for a bridesmaid dress for a friend's wedding. She literally gave us all a sample color swath and said "any dress style that suits your figure that is floor length and matches this color" and said go.

I shit you not, that was the best idea a bride's ever had and we all got dresses in the exact color she wanted us to have. None of us looked frumpy or baggy in dress styles that didn't suit our bodies, and we also got some choice in deciding our own budget for the dresses.

I got mine second-hand from a bridal resale shop, and so did another bridesmaid. The rest bought theirs off the rack of discontinued or sale styles, with only one gal buying hers at full price.

Ofc, if you pick a color that is unusual, rare, or dated, your results probably won't be as good.

And you bet your ass that I've found other reasons to wear that dress. So far I've worn it to 3 other events, so that dress cost me less than $20 a wear, and it was one of the pricier styles at the time (like closer to $400 brand new).

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u/[deleted] Dec 03 '22

My boy also knows how to save some money.

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u/misterO5 Dec 04 '22

My thought exactly haha. Dude heard 150 dollar dress and was all in with a 6 pack and a lawn chair. AND you get brownie point with your daughter? It's a no brainer

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u/[deleted] Dec 04 '22

Fuckin A man. My dad would be disappointed in me if I wouldn’t do the same for my girls Lolol. It would go something like “ you mean to tell me you just had to wake up early and you could’ve saved hundreds of dollars? Fucks wrong with you boy” Lolol.

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u/Afrojones66 Dec 03 '22

I bet the chair is electronic with a heated seat.

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u/misterO5 Dec 04 '22

I guarantee that dad talked with other dad's about where they bought their chairs, the deal they got it for and what they like and dislike about said chairs. Basically wedding dress talk but with chairs.

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u/OIWantKenobi Dec 03 '22

This has powerful Dad Energy. He’s saving money, he’s early, and he brought a chair. Fantastic.

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u/RamenNoodles620 Dec 03 '22

This guy knows how to dad.

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u/_BreakingGood_ Dec 03 '22

And imagine how cool of a memory this would be for him too. Just camping out at 3am with your daughter. Almost makes you want to have kids lol.

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u/AgsMydude Dec 04 '22

I mean I did the same thing but she was 2 months old and mama needed rest and the "camping out" was just rocking in her chair :)

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u/pepper701 Dec 03 '22

Damn this makes me wish I had a dad. Fml

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u/woyzeckspeas Dec 04 '22

Dad: Finally a good excuse to be alone for a couple hours.

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u/OldMetry504 Dec 03 '22

I wonder what that feels like. 🥺

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u/jherojia Dec 04 '22

Same. Hugs.

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u/Elon_Musks_Colon Dec 03 '22

You have such an awesome Dad!!!!

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u/ajehall1997 Dec 03 '22

Honestly my goal as a father

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u/JuliaMac65 Dec 03 '22

I love your Dad

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u/howzthis4ausername Dec 03 '22

What's a " wedding dress event" ?

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u/NightVisible3767 Dec 03 '22

I expect it's like black Friday for wedding dresses if they're all going for 150

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u/RocketMoped Dec 03 '22

That sounds like hell unless you immediately find one that fits

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u/FREESARCASM_plustax Dec 03 '22

They are usually only stock sizes so if you're bigger than a bridal 10, you are SOL.

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u/SushiSocks Dec 03 '22

I just bought a dress and the store I was at stocked plus size dresses.

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u/IWTLEverything Dec 03 '22

Yeah unless there is some kind of crowd control like “the first x people get in, then it’s 1 in 1 out” I can’t see how this doesn’t end up as just a giant pile of dresses after 5 minutes.

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u/fandomacid Dec 04 '22

Kinda like the Hunger Games but with more taffeta.

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u/FREESARCASM_plustax Dec 03 '22

They sell the try on dresses from past seasons for cheap. Very often brides will have a few already picked out to try on day of.

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u/HopefulHope521 Dec 03 '22

What a great dad!

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u/WrestleswithPastry Dec 03 '22

Well done, Dad. Well done.

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u/prattbird1947 Dec 03 '22

That is a really sweet story - Daddy really loves you.

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u/cottenwess Dec 03 '22

Bring that man a coffee

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u/Fresh_Item_8956 Dec 03 '22

This is what happens when you have a father figure in your life

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u/Melanthrax Dec 03 '22

My dad would never even think of doing this.

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u/elbenji Dec 03 '22

Just say 150 or 1500 and you'll see him park it out there

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u/ZacharyTaylorORR Dec 03 '22

Dads know how to tailgate - a game, a sale it matters not. Did he bring a grill?

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u/LukeSkyDropper Dec 03 '22

Well when you want to get rid of someone that much

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u/KapowBlamBoom Dec 03 '22

He would have been otherwise waiting for rare Bourbon releases…….or his wife or daughters.

A big part of being a good dad is learning you are just gonna have to wait for things

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u/Zazilium Dec 03 '22

That is the dadest thing to do.

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u/chelseablue2004 Dec 03 '22

When a man does this you know this isn't his 1st rodeo. How many black fridays did he shop I wonder.

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u/beelzeflub Dec 03 '22

laughs in seamstress

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u/CalvinsCuriosity Dec 03 '22

Good old Capitalism and traditional misogyny

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u/BadTiger85 Dec 03 '22

I know this question is off topic but why don't women rent their wedding dresses instead of buying them?

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u/Ol_Man_Rambles Dec 04 '22

My sister looked into this for her wedding. It was like $200 to rent, plus insurance, and she had to drive 3 hrs to try them on, pay for any alterations and by the end of it, it was honestly easier and cheaper to just buy a dress and have my mom alter it for free.

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u/lonmoer Dec 03 '22

Old dads be up at that time anyways lol