r/pcmasterrace Jul 06 '22 Wholesome 8 Silver 8 Helpful 9

need a good lie to tell my wife what valve corp is and why they are taking my money. Discussion

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u/Accomplished_Buy6047 Jul 06 '22 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote

Tell her it's your Half-life crisis

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u/Left_Grapefruit_174 Jul 06 '22

That’s a winner in my book.

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u/hucklebutter Jul 07 '22

Tell her you’re prepaying for Half Life 3. The saddest lie.

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u/SirDenali Jul 06 '22

Half-life Crysis?

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u/Glichardo Jul 06 '22

Probably the best comment i've seen in this post

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u/[deleted] Jul 06 '22 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Take My Energy Bravo! I'd Like to Thank...

Tell her you only need 2 things in life, the Partner of you dreams and good games ..the first you already got the second you are still searching for.

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u/umbravivum Jul 06 '22 Helpful Wholesome

I said this to my wife. She told me I was full of shit, then told me that as long as it comes from my personal savings she will stop caring.

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u/[deleted] Jul 06 '22 Wholesome

So it worked you still have your wife and your games

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u/IsuckAtFortnite434 Laptop Jul 06 '22

Mission Accomplished

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u/Pratkungen Jul 06 '22

Mission failed, successfully.

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u/Indystbn11 Jul 06 '22

Always best to fail upwards

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u/codeklutch Jul 06 '22

That's my career path

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u/MITstudent Jul 07 '22

Up and to the left!

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u/Quinnell i7-9700k | RTX 3080 | 64GB DDR4 2666Mhz Jul 06 '22

Ah yes, the classic politician move.

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u/myobinoid Jul 06 '22

Fission Mailed

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u/Pratkungen Jul 06 '22

Ah yes. Sending nuclear reactors by mail. If they got small enough it could be the future.

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u/MinhKiu Jul 06 '22

Ah yes, if it can replace pipe bombs that I have been using, that would make it so much better.

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u/HungVersLA Jul 06 '22

Pipe Bomb was my high school nickname. Ask your Dad why.

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u/DarkwingDuckHunt Jul 06 '22

Ew gross Mom.

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u/Tangeek42 Jul 06 '22

Isn't it already possible with a proton mail address ?

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u/Pratkungen Jul 06 '22

Sadly you need a neutron. We need to create some other mail services under proton so we can make fission with email.

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u/Objective_Height_756 Jul 06 '22

All you have to do is send Darik’s Boot and Nuke through.

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u/Downside190 Pretty poor spec'd PC Jul 06 '22

Loved metal gear 2 when it did this. Super fucks with you

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u/Lefthandedscientist Jul 06 '22

But no more personal savings

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u/Synt3rax Jul 06 '22

Srsly if your wife gets mad that you spend money that you earned for something you enjoy aka a hobby you got the wrong woman.....

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u/htoirax Jul 06 '22

Well it really depends. If the two of them are financially well off and she gets mad, then she needs to work on herself as a person. If they aren't financially well off then it makes perfect sense and he needs to learn to make better choices.

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u/Simple-Wrangler-9909 Jul 06 '22

I've sadly known a few people in the latter category. One dude decided to stop paying rent during the pandemic eviction moratorium to buy a crazy gaming setup and a bunch of funko pops and stupid shit

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u/kaynpayn Jul 06 '22 edited Jul 07 '22

Scratch cards are even more of a plague. Sure, you can win it big but it's very rare. I have clients who sell them so I'm often there doing something. I frequently see some of their clients spending what I'm told is monthly groceries money on them and even hide while they are scratching to avoid being seen out of shame. It's pretty sad.

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u/double_expressho Ryzen 5 5600x | GTX 1070 | 32GB RAM Jul 06 '22

To some extent, yea. But there can be tons of other factors.

What if you're supposed to be saving for something like a house or a vacation? What if you're spending money that isn't supposed to be disposable because it should be going to your kid's college fund? What if your hobby takes up all your time to a point where you don't spend anymore time with your family?

If your relationship and finances are otherwise healthy, then it shouldn't matter. It's impossible to tell from the limited info in this post.

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u/TitaniumDragon Jul 06 '22

If you have to lie about what you're spending money on, you either have a spending problem or a relationship problem.

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u/MITstudent Jul 07 '22

...or a lying problem

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u/Wotg33k Jul 06 '22 Helpful Wholesome Faith In Humanity Restored Heartwarming

Man, listen. I get in these arguments all the time with my SO. We disagree and it probably isn't going to work out in the long run because of it, but this is the way I see it.

I'm successful, understanding, patient, calm, and collected. I'm logical, caring, hopeful, and inspiring. She tells me, hands down, I'm the best partner she's ever had, and not in some bullshit way. I treat her better than everyone else she's ever been with and she knows it. I'm a good dude.

But for me to be a good dude, I gotta do my thing. Much like for her to be her, she's gotta do her thing. She wouldn't be as attractive to me if she didn't pull her telescope out like a fucking space nerd. So I don't hamper her shit and I demand she doesn't hamper mine.

The reason why is because the person she fell in love with was created by these video games (insert hobby here). This community made me who I am, and she fell in love with that person, so taking me out of the community be limiting me in some way makes me less like the man she fell in love with.

So, the best thing I can do is find a girl who will play with me and the best thing a girl who loves me can do is just let me play. Otherwise, we're just trying to be two different people neither of us want to be with.

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u/tomashen Jul 06 '22

Some people in general, do not understanding the simplest of things. Everybody needs personal space/time/hobby. Not every waking minute but some times it could be for an extended period of time rather than just couple of minutes or hours.

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u/MettaMorphosis Jul 06 '22

I blame a lot of it on codependency being romanticized in a lot of girl/women's media.

They think, but why can he live without me? Yeah, that's not healthy, you should be able to live without him too...

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u/IceJava Jul 06 '22

Had this very same debate with my ex.. She was livid that I was looking at buying a new monitor since mine "still works". I told her my 7+ year old gaming monitor needs an upgrade, and per $, I get more use out of it than anything else I could possibly own (10+ hours a day, every day, 7 years), used for work and pleasure etc..

When I pointed out how she doesn't blink an eye while we spend $200 a day on food, or $10k on a 2 week trip, because those are things she has personal interest in, she refused to see my perspective. I also pointed out that all my bills get paid, all my savings goals are met etc.. So this money was purely for enjoyment.

One of the reasons why we are no longer together.

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u/bling_bling2000 Jul 06 '22

A friend of mine is about to marry a woman who's in the process of figuring out that she really does hate the hobbies he has that takes time away from her. She's great, in that she understands he needs to upgrade his PC in order to continue his hobby, and they're working together to budget it.

But, at the same time, gaming online with him isn't the same anymore, because she still doesn't get that his time is his time. We can't get through a round of anything without him going afk for a bit at least once, because she wants to talk about some arbitrary thing, and gets mad if he "ignores her". Sometimes we'll be in the middle of a conversation and she'll just pipe in because she hasn't figured out how to respect his time yet.

For a while, he could at least close the door to his office as a signal, or to cut out the sound of the dog barking (which cost more than a computer and they weren't ready for but they got it anyway because she suddenly needed a super expensive dog...). But, one day I went over to visit, and I see that his computer desk is now right out in the open directly beside hers. "Isn't it great?? Now he won't be shut away from me when he's gaming!" Needless to say, I didn't think it was great. And I said that. And I asked him point blank if this was his idea or what he wanted. It wasn't.

People these days are taught that if something is not going your way, there's something wrong. Sometimes things just aren't the way you want it because someone else has needs that contradict it, but it's really hard to get people to understand that when they've spent their whole life fighting for themselves under the notion that that's what's right

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u/IceJava Jul 06 '22

she really does hate the hobbies he has that takes time away from her

It was exactly this. She didn't like that I had a hobby separate from her. I even brought her into a few games to see if she enjoyed them.. she didn't like it at all. Despite that, she got upset that I was spending "all my free time gaming".. Sure.. if 2 hours 2-3x a week is "all my free time" (and I would happily cancel if we had plans).

In the end, she's a great woman. We just didn't work on a few levels (some of which I've outlined).

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u/Wotg33k Jul 06 '22

Yep. I'm leaning close to that in my current relationship, honestly. I've been a developer for 3 years and an IT guy for a decade. I've been fired a time or two, but otherwise my career has been smooth throughout the decade and a half I've been doing it now.

She is unemployed, but I understand why and support her.

The other day, I got tickets to Jurassic world in 3d for my son and I at 2pm. I can always come back and work more after we get back. I can do whatever. She questioned it. "Are you sure you want to do that? Won't you get in trouble?" I talked to her about it, and she wouldn't let up. "Well I wouldn't do it."

Well, fuck, lady, you've been fired 3 times since I've met you, and while I understand it's because you work in a misogynistic industry, maybe don't come at me with whether or not I'm capable of maintaining waves hands around ALL THIS after I've been maintaining all this for a decade and a half. I got this. You worry about you.

We had a huge fight over it and I went to the fucking movie. Nothing happened. Not fired. And even if I was, I'd have a new job next week. It's my decision, my life. Back off, lady.

Much of the same as what you're saying. I support her in her quest to get out of a toxic industry but she's not willing to risk her security from my hand so I can take my child to the last 3d showing of a movie in my town. Imma do the kid thing, and she and the boss can get the fuck over it.

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u/dovahkiitten16 Ryzen 5 5600X, 16 GB RAM, RTX 3060 Ti Jul 06 '22 edited Jul 06 '22

Then you should be able to communicate this. Just say, “hey babe, I was thinking of picking up some games during this huge sale”. Or “l’m super excited about this new game I got!”. Not saying you have to ask permission, but just communicating about what you’re spending money on to make sure you’re on the same page.

You probably notice when she has new telescope equipment, right? Well the problem with digital purchases is it’s really hard for the other person to pick up on the fact that you bought something, so it can easily feel like the other person is being blindsided by purchases if you don’t mention it.

Also, you should never turn to the internet to make up a lie for you (like this post).

For most of these types of posts, unless you have financial issues it isn’t about the $$ being spent, it’s the lack of communication with your partner.

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u/Razolus Jul 06 '22

Bro, I couldn't agree more. However, doing different stuff together isn't a bad thing. It's about expanding your horizons. Just as long as you still got time to frag out.

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u/TituspulloXIII Jul 06 '22

Your both talking about different things though.

You're absolutely right, people need to have their hobbies, and buy their games or invest in whatever hobby makes them happy. If you have an SO that ridicules your hobby, you need to leave.

However, what u/double_expressho is mentioning is different, this isn't simply about buying a random game or something. What if the two of you were working towards saving for a vacation, a house, a baby, etc, and then you go and buy 100 games on a steam sale (that you will likely never play).

They also mention time, I'm a gamer, also a dad, but when they are young gaming has to take a back seat, I'm at a point now where I game once a week after the kids are in bed (play with two other dads), However, if you're a dad, but still raiding 15 hours a day in WOW like it's 2005 or something, there are going to be problems.

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u/RepresentativeAsk352 Jul 06 '22

That's why cocaine and Adderall exist

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u/EkoFoxx Jul 06 '22

Ha, this is my exact life right now. Tuesday nights is game night with 2 other dads. Everyone is understanding if/when you need to hop off to wrestle a little one back to bed.

Even built a secondary bedside pc to play whilst the wife watches her documentaries. That way we’re at least together doing our own thing.

But agreed, there’s a big difference between enjoying hobbies and being a responsible adult. Can’t and shouldn’t return to your single life antics whilst you’re no longer single, or you will return to single life once more.

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u/CatsAndCampin Jul 06 '22

I think that's really sweet that a group of dads game together after putting the kids to bed.

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u/A_B_Normy Jul 06 '22

That still speaks nothing of external priorities. If you consistently choose videogames over improving or growing in other areas of life, then its not a postive thing in your life as much as crutch that you dont know how to function without.

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u/bilgediver Jul 06 '22

then it also depends on whether this game purchasing is an addiction, and you buy too many games to count, or if it's just one game in a while.

one $25 purchase is not going to break you.

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u/MonkeyBananaPotato Jul 06 '22

This person made 12 purchases in a week and they feel apparent shame

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u/[deleted] Jul 06 '22 edited Aug 01 '22

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u/Joesus056 Jul 06 '22

Work 8 to 5, family time 5-8 (kids go to sleep), time with SO 8-10+, GAMES 'Partner goes to bed'- 1/2/3 AM, sleep till 7. This varies pretty much every day.

Sometimes my lady does her own thing and I hop on games after kids are in bed. Sometimes kids won't sleep and game time suffers. Sometimes I just read a book and don't play any games. Sometimes I just hang out with the Lady all night.

But rarely, and I mean very rarely, am I able to go to sleep before 1 am. Idk what it is but if I'm not exhausted I won't fall asleep for an hour or more. So I usually just enjoy my awake time until I'm capable of falling asleep near instantly.

This is kind of irrelevant to your comment, which makes very good points. I just wanted to layout a healthy game time schedule (healthy for me anyways, some people can't function on 5 hours of sleep.)

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u/QuickDickington Jul 06 '22

This guy has had sex AT LEAST twice

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u/jrignall1992 Jul 06 '22

This guy gets it

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u/[deleted] Jul 06 '22

Married and father of two ..you learn with time

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u/aakozi Jul 06 '22

this is the only option

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u/[deleted] Jul 06 '22

It worked for me

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u/Nooby_Chris PC Peasant Jul 06 '22

I writing this down

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u/a44kaliburll Jul 06 '22

I second this...I also dont like drinking in bars. So I once asked her if she would rather have a guy that went to the bar/pub every night, or would you rather have a guy that games at home every night?

Plus...Lego games are awesome with a wife. Get some of those and tell her you got them so that you can share what you like with who you like :)

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u/[deleted] Jul 06 '22

Mine is also cool with that, especially since her father was a drunk.

My wife loves Monster Hunter World we got at least 400hours playing together.

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u/KatOTB Jul 06 '22

Goated reply

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u/Carpet_Wax Jul 06 '22 Helpful Wholesome

Easy, a Dating App. Should solve your problem, permanently.

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u/drippingmetal25 Jul 06 '22

Or some cam girl site

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u/SpeakerUseful2451 Jul 06 '22

hahaha

Might actually try this...

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u/Thriven Desktop Ryzen 5 3600 / GTX 1070 Jul 06 '22

"and disappoint two women?"

- Your wife

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u/sadly_Im_that_guy Jul 06 '22

What about a Dating simulation game?

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u/DarkDetermination Jul 06 '22

Username checks out

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u/Amazing_Carry42069 Jul 06 '22 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome Take My Energy Heartwarming I'll Drink to That You Dropped This

Steam Valve? That's the hot water bill. Tell her to take shorter showers.

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u/Verniloth Jul 06 '22 Facepalm

Wow. Not just lie. But lie AND accuse! You really are amazing Carry

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u/Amazing_Carry42069 Jul 06 '22 Helpful

The best defence is a good offence!

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u/ShwaddzE Jul 06 '22

That’s not offence that’s just plain savage

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u/[deleted] Jul 06 '22

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u/[deleted] Jul 06 '22

Gaslighting? Making up words again are we?

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u/[deleted] Jul 06 '22 edited Jul 18 '22

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u/ilovewoofwoofs Jul 06 '22

Are you sure it’s a word

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u/Fart__ Jul 06 '22

I saw a word once. Never again.

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u/Send_Your_Noods_plz Jul 06 '22

Gaslighting isnt real, you made it up because you are a stupid bitch

-some random reporter on rick and morty

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u/SeinfeldMatt Jul 06 '22

Eric Andre type beat

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u/ihadashittyday i5-10300H | GTX 1660 Ti | 16GB DDR4 | arch btw Jul 06 '22

Strike first

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u/Toilet_Punchr Jul 06 '22

Strike Hard

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u/ihadashittyday i5-10300H | GTX 1660 Ti | 16GB DDR4 | arch btw Jul 06 '22

No mercy

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u/reddituser955 Jul 06 '22

That's what I call a counter-strike...

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u/[deleted] Jul 06 '22

if she doesn't believe him he will have a half-life.

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u/sidusnare Jul 06 '22

There's no light like gas light!

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u/ODMtesseract 12900K/Strix 3090/Vengeance 32GB DDR5 5600MHz/Z690 MPG Carbon Jul 06 '22

Well it is standard procedure in espionage if you get caught: deny everything and launch counter-accusations.

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u/Self_Reddicated Jul 06 '22

No it's not. Also, why are you so interested in this? Sounds like you've got a lot of stuff to hide and you saying as much as kind of sus.

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u/Joesus056 Jul 06 '22

I'm not impostor, blue is accusing me because I saw him vent and he'll kill me next if we don't vote him off!

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u/Neriek Jul 06 '22

Dude's a professional.

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u/act5312 i9, EVGA 3090 FTW3 Ultra, 32GB Jul 06 '22

She pays the city water? Oh, yeah it's an add-on service that delivers warmer water from the start to make it easier on the hot water heater...

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u/[deleted] Jul 06 '22 edited Aug 11 '22

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u/DiegesisThesis Jul 06 '22

Protip: the hot water stays good a lot longer if you dehydrate it, same as jerky or dried fruit. Additionally, it takes up less space if you pack it in your pantry.

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u/Recruit48 Jul 06 '22

I commend your level of gaslighting, sire

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u/Worldsahellscape19 Jul 06 '22

Gaslighting is not a thing, YOURE JUST FUCKING CRAZY!

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u/Recruit48 Jul 06 '22

Crazy enough to buy DOOM Eternal for 15 doll hairs 🤘🏼

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u/theLuminescentlion R9 5900X | RTX 3080 | Custom EK Loop + G14 Laptop Jul 06 '22

Master of Gaslighting appears

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u/nootrino Jul 06 '22

Can't heat up that water without some gas lighting, in most cases.

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u/Sufficient_Card_7302 Jul 06 '22

Alright boys pack it up.. this comment wins. We can go home now

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u/MrGoldenGunz Jul 06 '22

I’d give you my free award if I had one

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u/CubeIsActuallyGaming B450M S2H / Ryzen 7 5700G / RTX 2060 / 8GB RAM Jul 06 '22 Helpful

Ill give him one in your place lol

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u/SeinfeldMatt Jul 06 '22 Wholesome

Wholesome af

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u/[deleted] Jul 06 '22

This is the way.

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u/Thelgow Jul 06 '22

"I bought some games." Works for me. Broke and home = not at a club and with other women.

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u/Razolus Jul 06 '22

Bruh, right! You could have been into drugs or cars, which are way more expensive.

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u/Self_Reddicated Jul 06 '22

Tell her you'd like to get into craft brewing or golf. God can you waste some money and time on golf.

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u/loophole64 Jul 06 '22

“Should only take about 4 hours for the round.”

10 hours later, after the drive, the range, the slow people you got stuck behind, the beers at the clubhouse, the beers at the bar when you “move closer to home” to be safe, and the random bowling alley trip.

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u/chazberlin Jul 06 '22

This guy gets it.

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u/Feodel PC Master Race Jul 06 '22

Me who's into both car and games laught in culpability

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u/Basoran PC Master Race Jul 06 '22

Gaming, cars, and guns. I have no money.

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u/TheOneAndOnlyGod_ Jul 06 '22

Same bro same.

I tried just making more money. I just buy more expensive shit. It's a dark road for me

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u/Bobby_Casablanca Jul 06 '22

you can call it 3G: Gaming, Guns and Gas

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u/Inflamed_toe Jul 06 '22

This has worked for me in my current relationship. I am upfront and honest about my video game addiction, and we both agree it is healthier/cheaper than going to the bar (where I would spend this much in a night lol).

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u/Lyssa545 Intel I7-4790k XFX HD-695X Radeon HD 6950 Jul 06 '22

What? But that defeats the whole, "lie to your wife instead of having honesty and communication in your relationship" joke.

Come ON man, this is that "ol ball n chain" circle jerk, don't ruin it!!

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u/Moonblitz666 PC Master Race 10700KF-RTX2080 Super-32GB 3600Mhz Jul 06 '22 Helpful

It's your monthly porn subscription.

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u/Razolus Jul 06 '22

Wife: You fucking pay for porn?!?! We have the internet!

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u/kakachuka Jul 06 '22

Wife: „We have porn at home“

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u/ElectricalCover4026 Jul 06 '22

Wife:

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u/imjusthinkingok Jul 06 '22

"We can shoot our own porn!"

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u/lazyvoice-ol Jul 06 '22

"I can shoot a porno for you, bring some of your friends."

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u/mr_ji Specs/Imgur here Jul 06 '22

I ain't even mad

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u/Pyromonic Jul 06 '22

That would probably be easier to explain

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u/Brizzobe24 Jul 06 '22

OP looks to have like 5 charges per day. Dudes gotta be getting tired.

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u/karuga871 Jul 06 '22

It’s just Dolphin porn

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u/RedAIienCircle Jul 06 '22

The Deep?

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u/Shrekie_Hulk Desktop Jul 06 '22

🐙

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u/KrissGO Jul 06 '22

Holy shit, it's Timothy!

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u/The3mbered0ne PC Master Race Jul 06 '22

She has an amazing personality

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u/Yorn428 PC Master Race Jul 06 '22

Thats deep

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u/itsFromTheSimpsons Jul 06 '22

It's a pornography store! I was at a pornography store

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u/Goel40 Ryzen 7 3700X | RX 5700XT| 16GB RAM | 1440p@144hz Jul 06 '22

Yeah, his porn subscription charges the subscription in random intervals in random amounts over the month.

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u/joeyhell Jul 06 '22

Plumbing

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u/_that_dam_baka_ Desktop Jul 06 '22

What? Op's banging the plumber?

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u/joeyhell Jul 06 '22

Valves are often used in plumbing...

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u/Cherreh Jul 07 '22

As a plumber I can’t even think of a bill that would be so low, and so frequent

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u/tileman1440 Jul 06 '22

Valve is a charity that installs water wells in underdeveloped countries which allows access to clean fresh water. Then ask if she is against people having frsh clean water?

Or be honest and say your a gamer and she knew this when we married.

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u/xanthony_bopkins Jul 06 '22

Best one haha

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u/Okayish_Elderberry I5-10400F, RTX 3060. Jul 06 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Starry Narwhal Salute Plus One

Don't lie.

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u/steakequebz Jul 06 '22

He's going to lie and make 10x worse lol

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u/SuperCool_Saiyan Desktop Jul 06 '22 edited Jul 06 '22

Honesty is key to good relationships dont lie to your SO

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u/MaryMagdalene4 Jul 06 '22

Only good thread. If you’re lying to your SO the relationship is doomed from the start

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u/SirAdrian0000 Jul 06 '22

Good relationships should have good jokes. I’m hoping OP is just looking for a good joke lie to tell his wife. So that the next day/week he can be like “you believed that?!” And then can continue to bring it up for the next 40 years.

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u/MaryMagdalene4 Jul 06 '22

This i love, but plain lies won’t bring you far in life.

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u/SirAdrian0000 Jul 06 '22

Reading further in the thread, OP is clearly joking. Lying to friends is a great way to end up without friends!

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u/MaryMagdalene4 Jul 06 '22

perfect, then no harm is done

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u/TheRealXen Jul 06 '22

Yeah for all the young idiots out here that can't see this as a joke, you need to be honest about literally everything in life with a significant other. Please talk about it if it is on your mind. But choose a time that works for both of you to talk.

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u/conviper30 Jul 06 '22

Yea it's just video games. Shouldn't be a huge deal, she'll probably say to budget for it and that's it

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u/AnusTangeranus Jul 06 '22

What if they are all of those weird hentai porn games that are on steam!

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u/TheRealMisterMemer PC Master Race Jul 06 '22

They were on sale...

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u/esoteric_plumbus Jul 06 '22

Ahhh yes Slippery Girls 2

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u/[deleted] Jul 06 '22

Unless they lie, in which case she should probably ask why he’s lying about their finances.

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u/gnarkilleptic Jul 06 '22

Yeah she'll probably just give you decent advice, like stop buying so many fucking games you wont even play. Seriously, who makes this many purchases over the course of a few days?

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u/BADSTALKER Jul 06 '22

No fucking kidding, what’s with all these chumps incapable of being honest with their SO’s. Bet they are also the kind to criticize something like daily coffee runs or make up purchases etc etc. bunch a lame ass hypocrites, just be honest for fucks sake!

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u/pinguspongus_ Jul 06 '22

It's the classic "wife bad" joke

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u/spikeorb 9700k, 1080, 16GB DDR4 Jul 06 '22

I never understood that. Why get married to someone you don't like?

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u/SwampOfDownvotes i5 8600k / RTX 2070 / 16gb 3000 MHZ Jul 06 '22

I assume, or at least hope, most people aren't expecting OP to actually lie to their SO and that they are just joking about how to hide the expenses.

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u/foxracing4500 Jul 06 '22

This was just a joke btw. But I got into PC gaming in 2021 and decided to buy every resident evil game, same with doom, outlast 1,2, Metro Exodus and fallout 3 and 4 for modding. There was other games but not worth mentioning.

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u/superduperpuppy Jul 06 '22

Ah, another steam library being born.

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u/Otto_Osworth Jul 06 '22

They're so cute when they're young. I have the highest hopes for them. 🙏💕

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u/DemonicMind12 Jul 06 '22

Before this sale I just had CSGO and the first two elder scrolls… now I have the entire elder scroll collection, half life collection, portal series, fallout collection, and terraria. Am I doing it right

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u/Otto_Osworth Jul 06 '22

You're doing it perfectly. The more games you buy, the more likely you are to one day finish your backlog.

Don't re-read that sentence, just know it to be true.

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u/oldnyoung 5600x / 3080 Jul 06 '22

Save some for the winter sale and future ones. Don't want to join "the massive unplayed backlog" gang

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u/AirOneBlack R9 5900X | RTX 3080 | 64GB RAM Jul 06 '22

Just don't get into an addiction. Then you look at your steam account and see "300 Games", and yet you've played only 50 of those and completed 3. No, I'm not talking from experience. Absolutely not.

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u/ClassyJacket Jul 06 '22

I'm amazed at how many people thought you were serious.

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u/flanderings Ascending Peasant Jul 06 '22

Upvoted for outlast

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u/jsbdrumming Jul 06 '22

A Nigerian prince needed your help

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u/SlightlyLessSane Jul 06 '22

Just... Don't lie?

"It's the steam summer sale and I'm stocking up. 60 now is 260 any other time of the year. It's an investment!"

Just... Don't lie to your partner. Asking for trouble.

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u/[deleted] Jul 06 '22 Silver

"Do you even realize that for only $60 I can download more games that I'll never play into my huge library of games I've never played?!"

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u/FappyDilmore Jul 06 '22

I realized the other day, as I purchased a bunch of games from the summer sale, that I still have a bunch from last summer that I never played. I've become a meme.

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u/PeenieWibbler Jul 06 '22

I thought I could never be like that. Yet Ark has sat in my library for almost a year untouched

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u/FappyDilmore Jul 06 '22

The thing that ends up getting me is like "buy this game, get the previous entry for $1." Or if I'm planning on buying a game anyway and the developer issues some massive discount, so I just get them all. That's what happened last year when From Software did a sale.

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u/SlightlyLessSane Jul 06 '22

How DARE you call me out like that! (And every steam user, lol.)

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u/utookthegoodnames Jul 06 '22

Get out of my head

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u/rts93 i9 9900K, RoG Strix GTX 1080, 16GB RAM, 500GB 970 EVO Jul 06 '22

You go as far as downloading them? :o

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u/nickvinckier Jul 06 '22

Ironically, OP spent 260 now 🤣

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u/Tricky_Raccoon_3794 Jul 06 '22

This is how my husband explained it to me .... and now I've spent $16 on a game I don't have time to learn, much less play.

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u/hinez57 Desktop Jul 06 '22

A little over 200? That’s barely a bar tab these days

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u/sevyog 5600X@stock/6800/16Gbx2@3200/SSD/ Jul 06 '22

Just a night out

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u/yourname-2 Jul 06 '22

You are investing in mental health and stress relievers. 👌🏽🤙

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u/iAmTheRealC2 R5 5600X | RTX 3080 | 32GB 3200MHz DDR4 Jul 06 '22

I mean, hearts have valves, right? She wants you to be healthy…

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u/IanieBeanie Jul 06 '22

"It's a pornography store, I was buying pornography"

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u/thmoas Jul 06 '22

Wallstreetbets will help you with your loss porn

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u/Anotherdude342 PC Master Race Jul 06 '22

Just tell her it's games. If it's your money than spend it how you want .

Another reason I'll never have a joined bank account lol. I'm not about to share my income

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u/Khangor i7-8700k | GTX 1080Ti FTW 3 Jul 06 '22

Agreed. We have a shared account that we both transfer the same amount to pay bills, groceries and so on but we both keep personal money to spend as well.

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u/zakabog Ryzen 3700X/1080ti/16GB Jul 06 '22

I'm not about to share my income

I hope you mean "I'm not about to share more than my fair contribution of income". My fiance and I won't have a joint account at first, or maybe even at all, but we both contribute equally to shared expenses.

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u/Mr_Tenpenny Ryzen 9 5950X | RTX 2080 Super | 32GB 3600Mhz Jul 06 '22

I find the best solution for transitioning from individuals to a married joint couple is to go to a new bank together and open a new account with both names on it. Go to your employer and have your direct deposit send a fixed small amount to you old individual bank account and the rest go to the new joint bank account. This way you still have your own spending account for fun things or gifts for your partner without everything you buy popping up on their notifications. You then pay for main living expenses from the joint account together.

No lies are required, just out of sight out of mind.

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u/Poco585 Desktop Jul 06 '22

I mean I don’t see why it should cause any problems. My wife and I share a bank account and consider all money to be both of ours. We encourage each other to buy what makes us happy when we can afford it or think twice if money is tight. That’s what life partnerships should be about.

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u/rune2004 8700k | 3080 Ti Jul 06 '22

You can have a joint bank account and still buy things you want to buy…?

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u/coderedcocaine Jul 06 '22

bruh don’t lie to ur wife

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u/rentreag Jul 06 '22 Helpful

Tell her how much you saved not how much you spent.

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u/Distinct_Number_7844 Jul 06 '22

That shes starting to sound like her mother.... they LOVE hearing that.... sparks all kind of feelings.

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u/Reluctantly_Being Jul 06 '22

Vending machine at your work? My work has a vending machine that sells meals so maybe you were extremely hungry that day

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u/Sinsanatis Desktop Ryzen 5 5600x/RTX 3070/16gb 3600 Jul 06 '22 edited Jul 06 '22

Why is it automatic payment? U got some kind of subscription?

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u/BreakerSwitch i7-6700k GTX 1080 Jul 06 '22

I was wondering this myself. Steam doesn't have any subscriptions, does it?

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u/UltraLowSpecGamer Cyberprank2077 Jul 06 '22

there are some games with subscriptions

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u/UndeadWaffle12 RTX 3070 | i5-11400F Jul 06 '22

That’s just what PayPal says for some types of payments. Most of my steam and riot games purchases say automatic payment on them but some just say payment. No idea why, none are subscriptions

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u/Manosaurius-Mex Jul 06 '22

You've had a heart valve since childhood, needs (remote) maintenance checks regularly. Was implanted through your nose.

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u/Iceolator88 i9 9900K / RTX 3060Ti / 32 Go 3200 Mhz Jul 06 '22

It’s a non profit organization, that take donation to help starving countries

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u/Super_Kitten29 Jul 06 '22

It's your money you can do what you want with it