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Started by Oldbathrobe1 on Sep 24, 2021 7:54:27 PM
Things you mercilessly ruined for someone

I once pointed out to a racist homophobe that he seemed to be enjoying his Mars bar, despite it being long, brown, veiny on top and in his mouth. He dropped it on the table and walked out.

What innocent pleasure have you destroyed?

TommyDGNR8 - 24 Sep 2021 20:04:53 (#1 of 59)

Religion, for several people.

When my FiL died, the local vicar came to see my MiL and asked if he might pray. I politely nodded my assent without joining in and he suggested in an aside that we might discuss my faith. "Sure," I said, "but I'll warn you that my conversion rate is almost certainly better than yours."

He didn't follow up.

FGBFGB - 24 Sep 2021 23:19:05 (#2 of 59)

He might have thought you were a Mormon.

Oldbathrobe1 - 24 Sep 2021 23:27:47 (#3 of 59)

Or a rugby player.

carterbrandon - 24 Sep 2021 23:29:07 (#4 of 59)

I told my little brother what brawn was, while he was eating his brawn on chips.

Ebadlun - 24 Sep 2021 23:38:24 (#5 of 59)

I mentioned the polio and smallpox vaccines to an anti-vaxxer.

christmasturkey - 25 Sep 2021 05:54:36 (#6 of 59)

#1 Wow. How elegant. A clergyman comes to pray for your MIL and you look to score points!

Tagyourit - 25 Sep 2021 06:53:15 (#7 of 59)

#6 He only did that when the vicar tried to use the death of his FiL to convert Tommy to his silly superstition. If the vicar had stuck to praying with the MiL then I doubt there would have been any problem.

Oldbathrobe1 - 25 Sep 2021 09:35:01 (#8 of 59)

If the vicar had stuck to praying with the MiL then I doubt there would have been any problem.

Indeed. He assented to the praying. As an issuesfolder atheist ment myself, I have no objection to others praying if that's what they want and don't interfere or interrupt.

I did ask a Jehovahs Witness why it was good for Jesus to give his blood for others but not for me to follow his example, since I'd donated that day. But only because she knocked my door.

Hundredsand - 25 Sep 2021 09:38:58 (#9 of 59)

"Thread to admit what a cn*t you've been"

FleurDuMal - 25 Sep 2021 09:39:02 (#10 of 59)

Not me personally, but son #2 ruined Christmas for our American next door neighbour’s children by announcing Santa Claus didn’t exist - on Christmas Eve.

He was eight years old at the time.

Oldbathrobe1 - 25 Sep 2021 09:40:20 (#11 of 59)

announcing Santa Claus didn’t exist - on Christmas Eve.


RosyLovelady - 25 Sep 2021 09:41:15 (#12 of 59)

Well done that son I say.

FleurDuMal - 25 Sep 2021 09:42:57 (#13 of 59)

Heh, the kids he told were both older than him!

RosyLovelady - 25 Sep 2021 09:50:10 (#14 of 59)

And yet they hadn't already rumbled the daftness. Tsk.

TableTopJoe - 25 Sep 2021 10:08:23 (#15 of 59)

My partner’s 2 year old granddaughter has recently been staying with us. She loves being held up so she can put clothes pegs on the line, all colour coded and equally spaced.

I came home from work one evening and was greeted by a shout from the garden: “Come outside, we’re pegging “.

I still don’t know why I explained what it means and kind of wish I hadn’t.

Oldbathrobe1 - 25 Sep 2021 10:15:28 (#16 of 59)

Please tell me you explained it to you partner.

Cavewoman - 25 Sep 2021 09:32:02 (#17 of 59)

Well, I've learned something new there. And you explained that to a two-year-old??

RosyLovelady - 25 Sep 2021 10:35:06 (#18 of 59)

I hope level pegging is still a thing in these adventurous days.

angelico - 25 Sep 2021 11:03:26 (#19 of 59)

Only in old fashioned cribs.

Dementor - 25 Sep 2021 11:26:26 (#20 of 59)

Well, I've learned something new there.

It reached public awareness when a WAG revealed her footballer was fond of it - much to his embarrassment.

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