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u/TaoistStream May 26 '22

Hes got a PhD in the long game

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u/KiKiPAWG May 26 '22

“Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah, but you said…”

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u/Sepaaet May 26 '22

my wife wasnt happy when i tried to do a small thing that would bring me joy so i told her i would delay my happiness for 10 yrs and that pleased her

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u/BearRiver35 May 26 '22

That's my take away. It's a Lego set, and you are an adult and it's your wedding. How could you be denied what bring you happiness?!

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u/Useful-District-4800 May 26 '22

I hope this is not taken the wrong way, but I feel like her being a traditional Asian woman may have something to do with it. They tend to be raised to be very frugal, and may see something like a lego set as a waste of money, especially so if her family struggled when she was growing up. Not to say she is in the right, but it may just be a cultured outlook. I can imagine all the times she brought it up in an argument though.

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u/porkpies23 May 26 '22

This guy is apparently a friend and confidant of my wife.

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u/Useful-District-4800 May 26 '22

XD no its just last year I started working in a pharmacy with a large Asain employee demographic, and even one of the American employees I work with is married to a traditional Chineese wife. Just hearing personal stories and outlooks has helped me understand the main cultural thinking about certain matters a little better.

Even the younger generation has a certain view to money and work if they come from an Eastern country themselves or were raised by more traditional parents. Just cultural observation 😁

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u/boonepii May 26 '22

I saw an international house hunters and the lady was used to living in a 1 bedroom house with most of her extended family. She saw a 3 bedroom apartment as having way way too much excess space. Even though her and her husband would be working from home. It was eye opening to see her arguments in the beginning.

She quickly adopted to the space before the episode was over though…

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u/Emerald-Green-Milk May 26 '22

The last sentence, the ultra-bitchy part is all American. Do not put that on an Asian culture.

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u/Useful-District-4800 May 26 '22

I mean that part is just dealing with being married 🤷

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u/reduxde May 26 '22

Just pointing out this Lego set was probably the most expensive thing on their wedding registry and probably wasn’t meant to be something they’d do together. Wedding registry is typically for shared stuff, pots and pans, furniture, vacuum cleaners, stuff a new married couple needs

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u/namracWORK May 26 '22

It's an $800 Lego set, wanting more useful things on your wedding registry is just being practical.

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u/Froztwolf May 26 '22

If you want to be practical, skip the wedding and just buy what you need. Much cheaper.

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u/Useful-District-4800 May 26 '22 edited May 26 '22

True. My brother and his wife had a pandemic wedding, which was just a small backyard event with no more than 10 people present (immideate family members only) and was streamed over zoom to extended family and friends.

They saved a ton of money and was able to start their lives together debt free and not putting a huge financial burden on either family, but still had a beautiful and memorable day.

The big wedding day thing is an unnecessary expectation and burden that was not even that common until after World War ll. Until that point, most couples got married in their homes with immediate family present.

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u/Nurse_Yoshi May 26 '22

This version(pictured) is just $120 at Walmart. The $800 version you're thinking of comes in a box bigger than the dude in the picture.

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u/SlimJiggyDiggity May 26 '22

Isn’t is also a gift? So technically he didn’t buy it. A registry to my understanding is a wish list right? And people may buy you those items. So I see no problem here if it’s just a gift.

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u/DRFML_ May 26 '22

That Millennium Falcon isn’t even $150.

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u/namracWORK May 26 '22

Oh is that not the big one? My bad.

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u/EuphoricAppathy May 26 '22

Is there one for $800?

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u/EuphoricAppathy May 26 '22

Wow, I had no idea. I kinda’ want one now

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u/CGSly May 26 '22

I have one, it’s beautiful. Took me about a month to build. If you have room to display it (it’s roughly 3 feet long and 2 feet wide) and have the spare funds… get it.

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u/brtt150 May 26 '22

As a woman, you think everything we put on a wedding registry is practical?

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u/Syng42o May 26 '22

Reddit will take any opportunity to shit on a woman.

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u/GSDGIRL66 May 26 '22

My thought exactly. Why are husbands (and society) so tickled to let disapproving mommy, Oops, I mean- their wives boss them around?? It’s SO gross, and if it was the other way around, “I put a Barbie Dream House on our registry, my husband wasn’t pleased, so I promised to wait to play with it” people would be pissing and moaning about it. Can we stop making this a thing? Jesus. Dude play with your damn Lego set WGAF

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u/Expndyh May 26 '22

That was one of the smartest things I’ve ever read, am stealing

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u/Crayonalyst May 26 '22

Heh heh... Heh heh heh... You said "but"

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u/Breaker-of-circles May 26 '22

That's not the only long thing he's got a PhD in.

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u/Xenc May 26 '22

Also Lego construction

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u/Breaker-of-circles May 26 '22

Dont tell them all the secrets.

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u/redgums2588 May 26 '22

Could be a long thing IN a PhD!

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u/86Intellect May 26 '22

nice copy pasta.

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u/Davesbeard May 26 '22

Looong looooooong maaaaaaaaaan!

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u/Unique_Ambassador858 May 26 '22

Nice! Not only that, but I've read articles about people putting stuff on their wedding registry that isn't the usual things added. To that, they said why not? Might as well get a gift you're actually going to use versus that punch bowl you'll never pull out of the box.

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u/foreveralonesolo May 26 '22

Honestly never made sense to get stuff you guys don’t want on there

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u/OriiAmii May 26 '22 edited May 26 '22

I'm always frustrated because it's always "home goods" on registries and due to traditional gender roles that ends up usually for the bride. When do grooms get the good shit? I plan on asking my sister what Lego set her fiance doesn't have and getting that for him plus something on the registry. When I have a wedding, sure, I'm going to put some household things on it that I don't want to buy myself but also I'm gonna put some fun shit! And my fiance better be down with putting some fun stuff for him on it too.

Edit: I think I've realized the disconnect here that I'm getting some flak for. Firstly my boyfriend is the cook. I do acknowledge that men can cook. The thing is me and my boyfriend just buy any household items we need. So putting all home goods on our registry would be basically "extra" of whatever we already have. Honestly I was raised in a pretty poor household so even if all we have is a fridge, microwave, and stove I feel pretty content. I just would find a bunch of small fun items a lot more exciting than asking for a rice cooker that's two years newer than ours. And my boyfriend feels the same way. The only appliance we don't have is a stand mixer and we obviously wouldn't be putting something so expensive on our registry.

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u/PrivateIsotope May 26 '22

Home goods are on registries because the purpose of the gifts are to build your new lives together. Both men and women use those items equally unless one eats toast and the other doesn't for some reason.

Dont put that in your registry, use the cash for it. Yes, wedding day cash is awesome. Agree with your partner beforehand, "If we get X amount of cash, we each take Y amount of it to spend on a gift of our choosing for ourselves, and I pick this for me."

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u/shes-in-bloom May 26 '22

Exactly, and even if only the wife is using the home goods, theoretically the husband is still benefiting just as much because the wife is using those things to cook/clean/decorate and whatever else

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u/PrivateIsotope May 26 '22

Right! he's getting the direct benefit in that case of the items without even having the trouble of using and cleaning them.

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u/APINKSHRIMP May 26 '22 Take My Energy

Lmfao this is pretty telling just assuming household goods are for the woman

Classic Reddit

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u/mantis-tobaggan-md May 26 '22

you must not be from the midwest, because that is exactly the frame the culture has put on wedding registries for a lot of people, not just reddit.

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u/serafale May 26 '22

But who cares about the cultural framing, cooking is fun and a good skill to learn. Anyone, especially men, can benefit from kitchenware.

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u/GuyNoirPI May 26 '22

Do men not eat? Even if they don’t cook and leave that to the women, the women are then cooking food for the men with what was given on the registry.

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u/lpnmom May 26 '22

My husband definitely added some hand tools and ramps for vehicle repairs to our wedding registry. Some of which he still uses 23 years later, on the other hand I’m pretty sure all the traditional home goods we received have since been upgraded or replaced once they wore out.

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u/T-MUAD-DIB May 26 '22

Everyone I know registered at brick and mortar stores, so take that as a caveat. But in every case, the couple wandered the store together so they could make decisions as a couple as to the aesthetic/design of the new house. So it’s not just gifts for the ladies.

Also in the south a lot of guys (mostly the ones who wouldn’t wander BB&B on a weekend) get “Honeydo Parties” for tools and stuff.

Pro tip if anyone sees this: register for like 100 candles at $5 each. That way people can buy them and you can return them. It’s like a loophole, everybody gets what’s going on, it relieves stress.

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u/OriiAmii May 26 '22

Happy cake day! I'm in the Midwest and I had never heard of honeydo parties!! That seems super cool. The registries I've seen lately are all Amazon so maybe that's part of the difference too. I just know that even my boyfriend figured I'd be the only one doing the registry when it's time, because this whole situation came up. And the few weddings I have been to all of the items were for the bride even if they weren't home goods. Only one wedding I went to had a gift for the groom and it was from his parents. I guess it's probably the backwards Midwest life lol.

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u/720dpi May 26 '22

it’s interesting to read reddit comments since they come from an international community, in my culture, it’s tradition (though some “modern” families do not follow it) for the wife to be given gifts when she gets married, she’s considered “marrying out” of the family to her husband’s family, hence gifts both from her parents and the husbands parents will be given to her. from her parents, it’s like blessing prosperity etc the stuff you’ll expect when it’s such life changing grand occasions like this. from the husbands side, it is a show to the bride and her family that she will be well taken care of , i didn’t know people had items on their wedding registry it sounds like some sort of wish list by the couple _^

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u/CanIHaveAPieceOfGum May 26 '22

I definitely went to a wedding once where the couple put video games on their registry.

I like to give couples cash instead, buy whatever you want no questions asked!

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u/PrivateIsotope May 26 '22

Comes in handy on the honeymoon! Take that bag of cards people!

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u/Odd_Requirement_4933 May 26 '22

I think many places give significant discounts on items not purchased on the registry. So if you decide to gift it to yourself after, you'll get it for a good price regardless 🤷🏼‍♀️

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u/i-d-even-k- May 26 '22

Or just ask for money if you don't know what you want.

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u/MisterBigDude May 26 '22

I’m pretty sure that’s the Andy Kim who is a U.S. Representative from New Jersey. Nice to have a Star Wars geek in Congress.

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u/Repealer May 26 '22

Nice to have a Star Wars geek in Congress.

nice to have another person under 70 in congress

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u/Small-Revenue7774 May 26 '22

That isn't called Madison.

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u/Hit0kiwi May 26 '22

Thank god he’s out

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u/mariobrowniano May 26 '22

He could be 75, Asian don't age.

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u/Pattoe89 May 26 '22

They do age, the aging just happens all at once. They look 18 until they hit 90, and then they instantly turn into a wizened old sensei.

/s (This is a joke, Reddit.)

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u/glennglog22 May 26 '22

SCANNING MESSAGE

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/S DETECTED, GO ON WITH YOUR DAY CITIZEN

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u/heisian May 26 '22

why? are you trying to say people over 70 don't relate to the issues we have? of course they do, and they are working hard at making our lives better, rather than enriching themselves. ..right?

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u/whatsasimba May 26 '22

He's my representative! We love him. Check out him cleaning up on January 6.

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u/DresserRotation May 26 '22

Me too! It's also cool to see him and his family out at events in the area. And I don't just mean him glad handing supporters... Like he seems to go to events to have fun with his kids, and if he happens to shake a few hands along the way, that's fine.

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u/Ancient-Access8131 May 26 '22

And I'm stuck with fucking Laura fucking boebert.

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u/u9700528 May 26 '22

Ouch 🙁

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u/Aconnox May 26 '22

your lucky, I'm stuck with Greg Abbott /j

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u/nocarbleftbehind May 26 '22

Mine too! Lucky to have him.

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u/esskue May 26 '22

Mine too! Happy to vote for him again this year!

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u/AnorexicManatee May 26 '22

I was just about to say I recognize him from cleaning up after January 6 😢 that made a lasting impression on me. Good man!

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u/DreamsAndSchemes May 26 '22

What’s up fellow NJ-3 resident

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u/Hlk50000 May 26 '22

Hey he’s my Rep and he’s great. He unseated MacArthur as well who was a complete tool bag.

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u/KTCKintern May 26 '22

He’s the guy that was cleaning up trash after the January 6 riots if I’m not mistaken.

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u/guitargoddess3 May 26 '22

That looks like it’s gonna be an intense build.. I’m no Lego master though.

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u/RickTitus May 26 '22

Nah its just a 1254 piece one. You can find it for $125 on walmart shelf and i think it’s really intended for anyone over a certain young age.

The intense one is the $800ish version that has way more pieces and takes up a ton of space

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u/Taydenger May 26 '22

Well, it's the 2011 model, so it's pretty unlikely that you'll be finding it on Walmart shelves anytime soon. Furthermore, you're likely not finding it new for $125 anymore. Brickset says the average price of a new one of these sits around $225 instead.

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u/dylansucks May 26 '22

9-14 yo

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u/Acceptable_Guard_150 May 26 '22

username checks out

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u/SuchACommonBird May 26 '22

The intense one is the $800ish version that has way more pieces and takes up a ton of space

Yes please I'll take one (1)

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u/biffbobfred May 26 '22

This. Is. Awesome.

I had legos as a kid. My boy builds wayyyyy past anything I ever did. My girl is starting too.

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u/Skyaboo- May 26 '22

Ok I'll bite what is it

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u/FeFiFoPinky May 26 '22

Ripping kids off in Roblox.

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u/Below_Average_Artist May 26 '22

Exactly what we used to do in Runescape back in the day.

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u/foreveralonesolo May 26 '22

Puzzles? Taxes?

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u/PM_me_Henrika May 26 '22

I used to teach kids how to build stuff with Legos. Like, full on machinery with Legos and the adults are always impressed at what their kids can do with seemingly simple Lego.

No matter what age, gender, or race, you can’t go wrong with Legos.

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u/biffbobfred May 26 '22

There’s a mechanics kit I want to get for them. Simple Machines.

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u/PM_me_Henrika May 26 '22

Never heard of this kit! I used technic parts to teach, is it part of the series?

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u/Kronusx12 May 26 '22

My dad credits me being an engineer partially to the Lego investments he made in me as a child lol.

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u/Godettee May 26 '22

You just got to the next level.

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u/biffbobfred May 26 '22

My uncle got me a bunch of 8 bit pcs (can you tell I’m 50?) when I was a kid. I now feed my family as an computer tech. Sadly he’s gone and I didn’t make that realization until after he left is.

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u/Kronusx12 May 26 '22

I’m not religious at all so I don’t know that I’m the best to offer my condolences, but I bet even if you didn’t realize it at the time he did. If he was interested enough to get them for you, I bet he was happy to see you not ignore them and eventually grow up to be a nerd (I mean that in a good way, not a derogatory one!)

Think about if you got your nephew a baseball glove then he grew up to play professional baseball. Not something you wouldn’t connect the dots on. So maybe you didn’t notice when he was around, but I bet he did!

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u/biffbobfred May 26 '22

Thanks. He was religious. I’m not. My parents were not the best. But I had a couple people looking after me that helped me be where I am. Sadly I didn’t realize it until he was gone.

I tried to pay it forward. Got my niece a nice camera when she was jnto that. Getting my son into Scratch for programming. We put up bed lamps for the kids to read themselves to sleep - now we yell at them “it’s not the time to read books” (I’m sure some parents would be happy to have that problem)

He’s missed. I think at some point I need to do some long form writing to thank him. Send it to my fam. The ones who are still around and knew him.

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u/RedTalyn May 26 '22

Is it awesome? He had to wait a decade to use a gift from his wedding. All to placate his wife who looks down on his hobby.

Sounds kinda miserable to me.

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u/biffbobfred May 26 '22

I call my kids my dots. We all know how kids happen, a tiny egg cell, no bigger than a grain of salt, monoploidy, gets with a sperm and somehow makes a person a person who can read laugh run make their own jokes. Sharing yourself with that dot, it’s awesome.

The wedding registry is for both of them. If she was into legos then they would have built it already. It seems she isn’t. So he put a personal gift, probably as a joke, on the wedding registry. I fail to see the horror in waiting.

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u/AnonBubblyBowels May 26 '22

Weddings aren’t birthdays, my guy

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u/aubeagain May 26 '22 Take My Energy

I think people are reading waaaaay too much into the wedding registry part. He obviously wants to do this with his kids and has a sense of humor, but people make the wife out to be some control freak.

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u/onekrazykat May 26 '22

Also, kind of awesome that he gave his word and kept it. Especially since it was over something silly.

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u/Frogiie May 26 '22

This guy pictured, Andy Kim, is also the lovely gentleman who gained some notice when he took to cleaning the capitol after January 6th. He seems like a swell person and representative.

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u/Mechanized1 May 26 '22

Why deny yourself joy for so long? I mean it's sweet that he shared it with his kids but from the post he obviously wanted it for himself. Anyone out there; if something brings you joy and doesn't hurt you or anyone else, just go for it! Life is too short.

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u/TonksTBF May 26 '22

Honestly thought the same thing! Glad it's not just me.

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u/charleejourney May 26 '22

I think he finds more joy, sharing the enjoy of his childhood with his actually children.

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u/StiCimedaca May 26 '22

When the kids come, you buy an AT-AT

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u/Few-School-9365 May 26 '22

Yep, that or buy the actual real Millennium Falcon $700 one

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u/sanirosan May 26 '22

For real. This one is the EZ one

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u/RedTalyn May 26 '22

That’s a blind take on the fact that he had to wait a decade to use a wedding gift all due to his wife looking down on his interests.

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u/Apt_5 May 26 '22

It’s possible he had other sources of joy in his life, enough that it wasn’t really excruciating to hold off on this one thing. Also possible that he enjoyed looking forward to fulfilling the terms he himself set out. There may have been other Lego sets in the meantime, but this one was set aside for a special time. This post sounds like one of excited anticipation, not resentment. He still gets it for himself and this occasion marks a time where he is a smiling, married father of two. I don’t think he’s been denied anything; I get the impression that you are projecting a sense of deprivation.

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u/Phoenix__Wwrong May 26 '22

Unfortunately some people just can't be free like that.

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u/mehrabrym May 26 '22

He could just open it the day after his first kid's birth. He said when they have kids, not when the kids are older.

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u/elluhanmie May 26 '22

Because his loving wife doesn’t like him playing with toys.

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u/Pluckerpluck May 26 '22

To be fair, a wedding is about coming together and becoming a united unit. I don't think I've ever been to a wedding with a gift list that had gifts that only one member of the couple would like.

It'd be like including a gaming PC, or a new camera, or a brand new handbag. They're non-typical wedding gift items (though maybe not in the US, I'm from the UK). Personally I've only ever seen either gifts used for moving into a new home, or helping out with a honeymoon, or similar.

So it may have nothing to do with "playing with toys" and entirely be to do with what is traditional and expected for wedding gifts. Also, the millenium falcon isn't just a toy. That thing is almost certinaly going to be displayed somewhere when it's finished. So now you're also deciding on the actual home design.

Personally, I say fuck it. That millenium falcon is cool.

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u/NoFaithlessness5122 May 26 '22

The Force is strong in this one…

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u/Naptiva May 26 '22

Andy Kim is my congressman. Dude is awesome.

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u/Electrical_Ad7374 May 26 '22

That was one of the smartest things I’ve ever read, am stealing

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u/LikeSoda May 26 '22

You need to read better things

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u/ECA0 May 26 '22

Omg best dad ever.

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u/DaddyOhMy May 26 '22

I bought the Apollo 11 set as an empty nester present for myself when my youngest left for college. I planned to use his room for the build which, for a couple of reasons, I was finally going to do during my spring break (I'm a teacher). His freshman year was Fall 2019. It's still in the box.

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u/CornwallsPager May 26 '22

Imagine having to have children to persue a hobby...

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u/halfmeasures611 May 26 '22

my wife wasnt happy when i tried to do a small thing that would bring me joy so i told her i would delay my happiness for 10 yrs and that pleased her

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u/Demon997 May 26 '22

Yeah I was thinking you could sell it, then use that money to buy the new Falcon plus some more sets.

On the other hand, it’s cool doing it with the one that’s been in the closet all these years.

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u/LazyDro1d May 26 '22

No it’s probably more like “why is this going on the wedding registry? If you really want it, just buy it for yourself”

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u/ControllablePsi May 26 '22 edited May 26 '22

Why should it not be on the wedding registry?

Should the wedding registry only consist of the traditional plates/cutlery/mugs which are inevitably only used once every few years?

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u/AnonBubblyBowels May 26 '22

Because it’s not his fucking birthday lol. Wedding gifts are meant to be mutually beneficial.

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u/--kilroy_was_here-- May 26 '22

Exactly. I told my fiancee I was putting tools on the registry. There's absolutely no reason why they shouldn't be there given how much they will be used.

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u/AnonBubblyBowels May 26 '22

Wife also benefits from you having tool, bruh

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u/Silvea May 26 '22

lol not going to lie for my buddies wedding my wedding gift to them was 2 separate gifts one for each of them. It was hilarious and the look on his wife’s face was PRICELESS. For her I took a really old kitchen aid counter top mixer that was like legitimately from like the 60’s we had in storage, took it apart, cleaned it up, regreased and re soldered some pieces, and then painted it a custom custom to match her kitchen with some high quality automotive paint. Then I wrapped it and put his name on it. Then for him I got him some new tires for his dirt bike and of course put her name on it.

From their wedding it was straight to the honeymoon. When they got back they invited me and my girlfriend over to help them do their wedding gifts. By that me and my buddy played with the dogs and drank beers, while she opened most of them, and my girlfriend wrote down who the gift was from and what it was so they could write thank you cards. When they got to our gift I was like “Mike can open his later it’s no big deal” and I got fucking daggers from my girlfriend who knew what I was doing. My buddies wife got all excited like “ooo I bet I’m going to like it a lot”. Half drunk I was like “oh she picked it out, you’re going to loveeee it”. Meanwhile I could literally feel my girls eyes piercing into my soul. She open it up and goes “wait what? I don’t think this is right? Dirt bike tires?” My buddy was all stoked like “thanks man I was thinking I might need some, I was going to ask you about it before you left”. I was like “yeah you were slowing me down”. His new wife was like “oh ok... kind of a weird wedding present but he’s happy so I mean I guess you nailed it”.

I was like alright you can open my present to him now. She opened it up and just started crying. I was sitting there like “uh did I do good or did I fuck up” lol. She was like “it’s so perfect! I wanted an old school one because it would fit our kitchen better, and I didn’t like the colors of the new ones. This fits it so perfectly thank you”. It’s been 2 years but that gift is still paying me back, like half the time when they come over she brings me baked goods :)

I always liked cool wedding gifts. It feels so boring to be like “you’re getting married! I never thought you’d settle down but I’m so happy for you! I want to get you a gift, what would you like?” Nice plates that sit in a cupboard that no one ever eats on would never be my first choice. My parents got married 40 years ago and I don’t think they have ever used their “China” they got for their wedding. When my mom was doing her will she gave them to my sister who was like “are your sure? They are super important to you does Silvea want them?” My mom was like “no he is never to get them, he’d be happier eating off a paper plate”. She’s not wrong lol.

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u/yoghurtvanilla May 26 '22

denying yourself simple joys like this for 10 years makes me realize that i chose the right partner. they would never make me wait 10 years to build something that meant so much to me

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u/Competitive_Fee_5829 May 26 '22

I would be so proud if my soon to be husband put that on the registry, lol. fuck dishes and stuff, I want legos, new xbox and bigger tvs.

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u/sadafxd May 26 '22

How do they live beforehand?

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u/imbyath May 26 '22

With parents? idk

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u/sadafxd May 26 '22

From parents straight to the marriage lmao

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u/imbyath May 26 '22

It's normal in some cultures

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u/RickTitus May 26 '22

If we are talking super traditional american weddings here we are talking about people right out of high school getting married, parents fronting most of the costs, and the gifts being basically a head start into buying a house and furnishing it.

Im not sure what % of the population actually falls under that nowadays, but it seems like the whole wedding process is structured around that

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u/Alceasummer May 26 '22

Why on earth would his wife not want him to A, put something he wanted on the wedding registry, and B not want him to enjoy it when he got it? She sounds quite unreasonable to me.

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u/OrganicRazzmatazz882 May 26 '22

This was what I was thinking.

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u/Instance-First May 26 '22

Because when you're making a list of stuff you want people to buy you for your wedding, you typically pick things that help jump start that phase of your life. It's supposed to be things you need, but couldn't afford to buy on your own all at once. A toy doesn't traditionally fit that, and would be found tacky at best by a lot of people.

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u/Alceasummer May 26 '22 edited May 26 '22

A lot of people put stuff on their wedding registry that are not solely items to set up a household/jump start that phase of life. I've seen scented candles, tickets to a sports event, board games, travel related gift cards, puzzles, and gift cards for restaurants. I've even seen those things mentioned in articles about wedding registries. If a board game and puzzle is acceptable, why not legos? And yeah, might be tacky if it was nothing but fun stuff on the registry, but a lot of people getting married are not setting up their first household for either of them, and don't really need more towels and silverware, or may not have a use for monogramed champagne flutes. So why not something fun to do at home in the evenings?

Edited to add, my husband and I would have gotten more use from a fun lego set, than the classic punch bowl, or a toaster, which we each already had one. We would have built it together, and probably displayed it on a shelf in our home.

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u/RepulsiveSubject4885 May 26 '22

It’s $140, and his wife wouldn’t let him have it. Unless you hate the guy, I’m not quite sure why this would make you smile.

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u/Other-Cantaloupe4765 May 26 '22

I thought these things were like $700?

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u/dr_pupsgesicht May 26 '22

That's the big one. This is the smaller, normal one

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u/W4ta5hi May 26 '22

Yea, the Ultimate Collector Series ones (Lego 75192 and 10179). This is a "regular" playset (Lego 7965) ^^

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u/RepulsiveSubject4885 May 26 '22 edited May 26 '22

I picked one up from Walmart years ago, for my BF. It was $140. Oh damn, I guess went up. Edit; that year, he actually got two. Christmas from his sister I went to go check lol. he got the basic one so it’s $180. https://www.google.ca/shopping/product/10969018521953472706?q=millennium+falcon&client=safari&sa=X&hl=en-ca&biw=375&bih=629&tbs=vw:g&prmd=isvn&sxsrf=ALiCzsb1oa0uaklA_7ca3Yp3bPDA2J85sg:1653564240726&prds=eto:7263553218755982034_0,cdl:1,prmr:1,rsk:PC_455420020374191836,cs:1&ved=0ahUKEwiP_Ljphv33AhXAm44IHXXCAuEQgTYImBAq The expert one with the cube box is $900. Regardless, it’s one time purchase. Whether it was $900 or $140, his wife is mean for making his wait 10 years.

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u/[deleted] May 26 '22

Or, don't marry someone who will make you wait 10 years to enjoy yourself, because instead you can marry someone who would have built it with you during the honeymoon.

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u/[deleted] May 26 '22

I agree. Guy seems happy or whatever but like, people don't understand how different it is being with someone who truly loves what you love, vs just settling for someone who actually shares nothing in common with you but fulfills the token 'S.O.' slot people think they have to have.

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u/Unhappy-Coffee-1917 May 26 '22

Life goals would be buying this for myself and possibly marry someone who doesn’t judge my hobbies, but you do you…

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u/hangun_ May 26 '22

Haha right?! How many Lego sets could he have done in those years AND THEN done more with his kids? Probably not a true story anyway

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u/its-just-me-so May 26 '22

Guys she didn’t say you’re not allowed to have joy and you can’t build this toy.. she said that putting it on the registry for someone else to buy just for him is wrong.. not that he can’t buy it himself and build it. He is also the one who came up with the idea to wait to build it with his child she didn’t demand this.

This narrative of age denied him happiness for 10 years SMH

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u/satriales856 May 26 '22

Wife sounds like an asshole.

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u/Evermorrow78 May 26 '22

Your wife sounds like a buzz kill.

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u/InertialEclipse May 26 '22

This guy just seems like a chump. You’re a grown man, buy Lego and build it if you want, you don’t need your wife’s permission..

Not to mention ten years waiting, and you have kids now. What a waste of time.

LPT don’t marry someone who decides when you can enjoy your hobbies. That’s pretty toxic.

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u/BigRdK May 26 '22

I’ve seen this multiple times snd tbh am I the only one who sees how wrong this is ? Like this would be a top post if a women couldn’t do something until ten years after getting married

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u/forestofcake May 26 '22

I don't think people would be cool with women putting designer handbags on their wedding registry, it's usually for couple stuff.

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u/Syng42o May 26 '22

They definitely wouldn't be cool with it, but they're going to pretend they would be so they can make a lot of assumptions about this dude's wife based on one tweet.

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u/blackrainbow316 May 26 '22

Registry is for whatever you want it to be for. No point in asking for things you'll never use. No marriage is the same as any other. Traditions change all the time.

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u/Instance-First May 26 '22

Registry is for whatever you want it to be for.

Which is a pretty tacky attitude to have when you're an adult making a list of stuff you want other people to buy you. As is trying to claim traditions change all the time, while also keeping the tradition that gets you a lot of free stuff.

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u/germanfartdawgs May 26 '22

This is so old the pixels are breaking down, try some original content

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u/Surfacelfx May 26 '22

Stop reposting

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u/Demon997 May 26 '22

Andy Kim is dope. Alum of my school, all round excellent human being.

He’s the congressman who was cleaning up after Jan 6th, there’s a fairly famous photo.

But the real long play would have been to sell the now vintage set, and then use that to buy the new Falcon.

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u/bonusfar May 26 '22

The set, 7965, is from 2011.

It is an old code, but it checks out.

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u/John-D-Clay May 26 '22

Yes, that's the small one.

From the cockpit, it looks like the large one is the 2017 75129 refresh. The 2007 version, 10179, had a brick built cockpit instead of a printed element.

https://en.brickimedia.org/wiki/75192_Millennium_Falcon#:~:text=75192%20Millennium%20Falcon%20is%20a,the%20largest%20LEGO%20set%20ever.

https://en.brickimedia.org/wiki/10179_Ultimate_Collector%27s_Millennium_Falcon

Edit: disregard, I'm just wrong. I looked at the picture again, and neither is the ucs model.

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u/TxM_2404 May 26 '22

He could have made a ton of money by selling the unopened set. Then he would have been able to buy a massive set.

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u/KeefTheWizard May 26 '22

Playing the long game I see

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u/Big_Monkey_77 May 26 '22

And that's how it became the best wedding gift on the registry.

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u/bdog59600 May 26 '22

Assembling a massive Lego set with a very small child will make you look back at Lego Movie and think "huh, maybe Lord Business had a point".

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u/drbenevolentnihilist May 26 '22

I may or may not have a whole basement wall of legos bought “for the kids”. It’s glorious.

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u/Crazyripps May 26 '22

I respect his resolve. I would’ve broken that shit open wedding night

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u/LeeQuidity May 26 '22

"Grow... Eat your vegetables... Don't put that toy your mouth... Get smarter... TODAY'S THE DAY!"

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u/laleliloLua May 26 '22

Yeah, that definitely made me smile

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u/Pristine_Job_7677 May 26 '22

We put a toilet plunger on our registry (white with rice filled acrylic handle and bride/groom topper that said “take the plunge”) just to see who would buy it. My SIL naturally 😆

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u/theoriginalmofocus May 26 '22

My wife and I each got $100 from someone at our wedding. I got a giant ATAT and she got a giant Panda plushy :shrug:

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u/ca_exhibition May 26 '22

Man, what if he had died before that though? Wonder how terrible his wife would have felt if she kept him from realizing ones of his dreams

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u/Educational-Glass-63 May 26 '22

Sweet! Have a great adventure with that little cutie pie by your side! Oh and you need to film this adventure too!

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u/Fit-Tip-1212 May 26 '22

Minimum time for the “pissed off wife” vibe to fade

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u/RaiderCane May 26 '22

Joke's on her, cause now the household is gonna be filled with Star Wars superfans 😁😂

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u/Armistarphoto May 27 '22

Fun fact. With Target registries at least, you can put anything they sell on there. Video games, TV, Playstation, etc. After your announced baby/wedding date comes and goes, they offer you 15% off of anything that wasn't purchased off the registry before the event date. Nice little LPT there.

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u/Doc-in-a-box May 26 '22

As old as this is, the kid probably has his own kids by now

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u/Tareeff May 26 '22

Come on.. Lets be honest- men want LEGO millennium falcon for their "unborn child"?.. He sure wanted that for himself. "wait for 10 years .." part was for his wife

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u/Lokismoke May 26 '22

Should have at least asked for the 7500 piece set.

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u/djldo_gaggins May 26 '22

does this guy know he's an adult and can save money and buy it for himself?

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u/Kezly May 26 '22

"My wife doesn't allow me to do personal hobbies I enjoy so I had to make a decade-long bargain with her to justify a small amount of pleasure"

Better title.

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u/Aggravating_Living62 May 26 '22

Your wife still isn't thrilled about your millennium falcon. The only way to satisfy her is to sell it.

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u/ChasFairbanks May 26 '22

What kind of loser puts something like this on a wedding registry? Dude, you abused whomever purchased that thing for you. A wedding is not supposed to be a cash grab from your family and friends.

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u/DrDoG00d May 26 '22

That’s precisely what it is. If any one of my friends put an odd-ball item on their registry I would be the first person to buy it and throw some diapers and wipes on top. To each their own! I understand what you’re saying but this is this mans story.

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