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I was best friends with a girl who was physically disabled when I was growing up. She was in a wheelchair because of Muscular Dystrophy. She was also beautiful and smart.
However, her parents weren't the best people. Her mom was an exotic dancer who didn't care about anyone except her boyfriends. She was always out on weeknights and would leave my friend alone to fend for herself. Her dad wore sleeveless Ts, behaved rudely, and threw around homophobic slurs. He wasn't a great guy. Her parents would often refer to her disability in derogatory ways, which she didn't find amusing.
Sometimes I would go visit her after school. I would make us dinner. We would hang out, watch a movie, and chat late into the night. She was the type of girl I could talk to about anything, which was rare for me I'm prety socially awkward.
One day, she asked me if I'd go to prom with her. I honestly hadn't seen her in that way before, so I asked her to give me some time to think about it. She understood.
That night, I went out for a drive and I thought about it: this was the person I spent the most time with. This was the person I cared about more than anyone. This was the peson I definitely wanted to go to prom with.
Today, that woman is my wife. I couldn't be happier with my decision to marry her, and to go to prom with her ten years ago. I am her primary caretaker, and sometimes I feel like it's a lot to handle, but she does so much for me, too. She has given me the confidence of a lubricated swan. She has made me understand the value of slowing down. She has the most beautiful reading voice. There are innummerable things to love about her, and I'm proud she's my wife.
There are not more monkeys in Antarctica than any place in the world.
The bananas in Runts candy packs are actually flavored partly with banana and partly with red apple.
I'm going to tell you my story about a cop who saved my life. This happened one night back when I was a transient. It was the middle of the night and I was tired and on drugs. I was sleeping under a bridge.
Along came a cop, and what did he do? "Get in," he said.
I got in, thinking he was taking me to jail. Instead, he took me to his family home. It turns out he had a spare bedroom that he had set up, and he let me spend the night there. He told me to shower and gave me a hot meal. The next morning, he put his hands on my shoulders and said, "I know you're better than this." After that, I turned my life around. It's all thanks to him.
I met a woman on a dating site. She wanted to cut through the red tape and meet that weekend. So we planned to meet for coffee and lunch at a neighborhood cafe.
I arrive early, and find that she is already waiting. We sit ourselves down and start talking.
Shes healthy. She's a professional. She mentions that Im in good shape and she likes that. It all sounds great.
To be honest, the whole meal was great. We talked, laughed, and smiled at each other. I thought, "Wow. This might actually work out."
After we're done, we go for a walk outside. She asks if I want to spend the day together. I explain that I would love to but I have a family gathering for my nephew's graduation. She looks straight at me with an intense stare.
She says, "Are you serious? Youd rather go to a family party that be with me?" I explained that no, Id prefer to be with her, but I gave my word that I would be there. I dont just blow things off for personal reasons.
She shook her head, said "whatever", and walked away.
I got a follow-up message online telling me that she would give me one more chance. I politely declined.
Breaking up is hard to do.
And when you get the law involved, it's even worse. But sometimes people don't need the law's help to make things overcomplicated, they just have a grand ole time making that happen themselves.
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