10 People Share the Moment They Realized Their Partner is Stupid
When we're in love, there's nothing our partner can do or say to scare us off. The moment might arrive, though, when we realize: my partner is stupid.
As the old saying goes, "Love is blind". However, we would argue that there's a time limit for how long love is indeed blind. At one point, you'll realize - whether you like it or not - that your partner is not as perfect as your fantasies made you believe. Fair enough, nobody is. However, some moments present itself when it becomes as clear as day that ... your partner is freaking stupid.
10 Reddit users tell their tales of woe:
#1 Fantasy figures
"We were watching Django, and during the winter training montage there is a moment where the camera pans over a herd of reindeer. At that moment my ex said something about how she thought it was weird that they would include reindeer in the movie because it kind of breaks the immersion. I was confused and asked what she meant by that. She went on to explain to me how reindeer weren't real animals and just make believe like characters in a fairy tale (aka Rudolph & the rest of Santas reindeer)."
#2 When Stupidity Renders You Speechless
"I dated a guy for about a month until I found out that he didn't realize that women's breasts made actual milk to feed their babies. He thought 'breast feeding' was just a way to hold a baby while giving it a bottle.
I told him he was an idiot and he said, with a disgusted sneer, 'I didn't know that because I have never known any woman, who had or would, breast feed their child.'
I told him that I had breast fed my son and he called me a child molester."
#3 "He was hot though"
"First time was when he told my parents he was a meatatarian because he eats everything. The same guy told me that the bumps on the side of the highway are so blind drivers know when they run off the road. Ah, highschool boyfriends. He was hot though."
#4 Even the Cat Must Think His Girlfriend is Dumb
"I had been dating this girl for a few months and it was Christmas time. We weren't super serious but it was serious enough that I was buying her Christmas presents. I found something for her that was perfect and it had a connection to some funny event involving her and my cat. So I made the present from the cat. I thought I was being cute and she would make the connection. Instead, she got pissed that my cat got her a present and I didn't. I thought she was joking. To make matters worse we were at her parents' place and they backed her up. It was extremely awkward and I realized it wasn't going to work out."
#5 No Way! Nobody's That Ignorant
"When she pointed up at a bluish star and sincerely asked 'Is that Earth?'"
"She got me madlibs and when it was her turn to do a noun she asked 'What is a noun?' I said 'It's a person, place, or thing.' There was a long silence as she thought. It went on for so long that I thought she must be thinking of the best noun I had ever heard. Then she said 'place.'"
#7 The One With The Plastic Plant
"When I saw her water her plastic plant for the third time.
Edit: Dunno, the first two times I was sort of stunned and curious. The second time she actually said, 'The water goes right through.'"
#8 When Stupidity Goes Too Far
"He shot himself in the leg twice while cleaning it. The same gun. 2 weeks apart. Edit: sorry, yes, cleaning the gun. 9 mm. Shot himself in the calf the first time, then took out his kneecap the second time, same leg. Took months of surgeries to fix it."
#9 That's Kind of Adorable
"My ex thought that whenever I missed his call, the phone would still be ringing, even after it went to voice mail. I got at least three voice mails a week that consisted of silence and the odd annoyed, impatient sigh."
#10 The Night Sky Blanket
"We were lying out under the stars and he asked why some were brighter and others dimmer. I told him that there were different sizes, different degrees of brightness and distances away. Confused silence.
'You mean, they're not stuck up there?'
I'm lying there thinking this can't be true. But oh yes, it was. Upon further questioning, I found that he believed the night sky was a big dark blanket-like thing with stars stuck on it. The fact that our sun was a star also blew his mind and that just like our sun, other stars could have planets? Too much.
I was crushed. I almost broke up with him there and then. But he was very earnest and wanted me to 'teach him.' So I tried. Two years later and a whole lotta stupid later, we broke up."