r/aww 14d ago

Charlie was not happy that my boyfriend took our other dog to work with him today. We had a chat about it... he was inconsolable.

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u/Both_Perception3599 14d ago

Sweet vid and all, but you look like your in bed... whys there a stove in your bedroom?


u/IcedHemp77 14d ago

Has no one here ever lived in a studio apartment? Man I got so good at downsizing and organizing lol


u/BathroomParty 14d ago

Growing up in my house, we had a whole separate living room that we only used for, like... Christmas. That was it. It never got used any other time of year. I'm in my 30's and have never (and probably will never lol) owned my own home, and the more I think about it, the more bizarre it seems. Just like a whole room in your house that's dedicated to mostly decorative furniture.


u/Sharpevil 14d ago

I've got what most folks I know would consider a lot of space for a single person, and will probably own a home someday, and that's still baffling to me. I have to constantly stop and remind myself of the mental health benefits of having open space to stop the utilitarian part of my brain from trying to squeeze a use out of every square foot of floorspace. A hallway in my apartment ends in a little nook with just enough space for a shelf and I've ended up turning it into a 3d print farm.


u/clitpuncher69 14d ago

That room in grandma's house where you're only allowed in for christmas or if there's a special event with guests. Apparently it was also for when the vicar came for a chat/tithe


u/IcedHemp77 14d ago

I remember reading once the Kardashians mom bought a house for gift wrapping.


u/Deuce232 14d ago edited 14d ago

and the more I think about it, the more bizarre it seems

So, world war 2 was a weird thing. The US wasn't a major world power before that. The UK had been, for a couple centuries, the world leader.

They sent us all their gold. Like, by ship. All of it. Then we started loaning them money. They had been the world banking superpower and the undisputed world colonial superpower after the collapse of spain in the late seventeenth century.

So the US finished ww2 as the new economic and banking powerhouse after that. This was in addition to our industrial leadership that had ramped up to become dominant over the same period. Then, all the competition were bombed into rubble by each other, rocketing our advantage even further.

This created an unprecedented concentration of wealth that is just now tapering off.

So, uh, enjoy that I guess. We get to be the ones who feel like failures for following one of the most fantastic concentrations of empire the world has seen.