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(Slate)   "My husband is a hypochondriac who takes no care of his health. He is very stressed about the coronavirus; we've got a hoard of canned goods and won't take public transport. We got into a fight because he wants me to stop touching his face. What do?"   (slate.com) divider line
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2020-03-13 10:00:36 AM  
Good rule for being a decent person, if someone asks you to stop touching them (at all, in a certain way, or in a spot) you stop.   That's it.  You stop.
 
2020-03-13 10:02:16 AM  
Did he ask you to stop touching anything else?
 
2020-03-13 10:04:36 AM  
You should quarantine him.......for a long time.
 
2020-03-13 10:06:44 AM  
If a guy ask you to stop touching him, stop. He should charged her with sexual assault.
 
2020-03-13 10:12:52 AM  
Try sitting on it and let Slate know how that goes.
 
2020-03-13 10:13:28 AM  
What do you think he should do if for whatever reason you told him to stop touching you?

That's your answer.
 
2020-03-13 10:13:57 AM  
Appeal to his better "nature"
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2020-03-13 10:18:57 AM  
The headline: We got into a fight because he wants me to stop touching his face

TFA: and we recently got into a fight because he asked me to stop touching my face.


BIG difference there Subby...

Anyway, if he has all those health issues & won't go see a doctor to begin with ... you probably won't have to worry about him complaining in another month or two...
 
2020-03-13 10:30:54 AM  

Recoil Therapy: The headline: We got into a fight because he wants me to stop touching his face

TFA: and we recently got into a fight because he asked me to stop touching my face.

BIG difference there Subby...

Anyway, if he has all those health issues & won't go see a doctor to begin with ... you probably won't have to worry about him complaining in another month or two...


That's only because he's a man.   If it was a woman, they'd find a way to haunt your ass with complaints from beyond the grave.  I mean, I'm hearing a complaint from a woman I don't even know who is probably hundreds and maybe even thousands of miles away from me.

I've often thought that the only reason man has advanced so much over the last few thousand years is simply an attempt to get their wives to stop complaining about stuff.
 
2020-03-13 10:38:13 AM  
Play the "I'm not touching" you game.
 
2020-03-13 10:46:09 AM  

dittybopper: I've often thought that the only reason man has advanced so much over the last few thousand years is simply an attempt to get their wives to stop complaining about stuff.


{ponders that} Ya know, you may have something there...  It won't work on a practical level long term because they keep shifting the goalposts as to their expected comfort level.  But short term, it would explain a lot of inventions through the ages.
 
2020-03-13 11:21:33 AM  
There will probably be no butt stuff.
 
2020-03-13 11:26:53 AM  
His body, his choice.
 
2020-03-13 11:27:42 AM  
smear your poop on the walls, and pee in the bed
 
2020-03-13 11:30:56 AM  
Remember that one scene in Fight Club where Brad Pitt spits and bleeds over the mob guy?

/YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE I BEEN LOU!
 
2020-03-13 11:34:33 AM  

Nah'mean: Try sitting on it and let Slate know how that goes.


Sit on it and force a fart.
 
2020-03-13 11:49:55 AM  
Everything else aside -- if someone doesn't want to be touched, don't touch them. That's just basic human behaviour.
 
2020-03-13 11:50:58 AM  
Hypochondriac that doesn't watch his health? This made up story makes no sense
 
2020-03-13 11:58:24 AM  

Recoil Therapy: dittybopper: I've often thought that the only reason man has advanced so much over the last few thousand years is simply an attempt to get their wives to stop complaining about stuff.

{ponders that} Ya know, you may have something there...  It won't work on a practical level long term because they keep shifting the goalposts as to their expected comfort level.  But short term, it would explain a lot of inventions through the ages.


All I know is that I wouldn't have half the stuff I do now if it wasn't for the distaffbopper insisting that we need it.

That also includes the littlebopper.
 
2020-03-13 11:58:49 AM  
Mothers are what make invention necessary.
 
2020-03-13 12:05:08 PM  

dittybopper: Recoil Therapy: The headline: We got into a fight because he wants me to stop touching his face

TFA: and we recently got into a fight because he asked me to stop touching my face.

BIG difference there Subby...

Anyway, if he has all those health issues & won't go see a doctor to begin with ... you probably won't have to worry about him complaining in another month or two...

That's only because he's a man.   If it was a woman, they'd find a way to haunt your ass with complaints from beyond the grave.  I mean, I'm hearing a complaint from a woman I don't even know who is probably hundreds and maybe even thousands of miles away from me.

I've often thought that the only reason man has advanced so much over the last few thousand years is simply an attempt to get their wives to stop complaining about stuff.


Every time I hear complaining about "mental load" I think "no one is telling you this needs done except you."
 
2020-03-13 12:20:31 PM  
This thread is peak DNRTFA
 
2020-03-13 12:24:38 PM  
My mom is usually a big hypochondriac. She used to go to the medical libraries at hospitals while visiting someone there, and find conditions she was convinced she had.

Called her the other day, and she had zero concern about the Coronavirus. Neither my wife or I could figure it out. This is the woman who was absolutely convinced she had some rare genetic disorder that is only found in eastern European Jewish men.

Actual pandemic? No worries.
 
2020-03-13 12:25:17 PM  
Mother's Xenophobia is interesting to me for the level of cultural appropriation a quarter mix is making.
 
2020-03-13 12:32:45 PM  
You know the drill.
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2020-03-13 1:00:57 PM  
Well since he didn't ask her to stop touching his face apparently and asked her to stop touching her own, I'm gonna say...

Sounds like you're miserable, lady. Just divorce him. *gavel* Next case.
 
2020-03-13 1:18:46 PM  
Reading Comprehension Test from the article:  ''he asked me to stop touching my face. I have some nervous tics that involve touching my face without really realizing that I am doing it. I also have glasses that I routinely push up'

Yes/No :  He has asked her to stop touching her own face.
 
2020-03-13 4:06:24 PM  
You should stop touching faces.
Public transportation is a bad idea at the moment.
 
2020-03-13 4:15:20 PM  

Almea Tarrant: This thread is peak DNRTFA


I'm pretty sure it's a test.

Pssst more than half of you failed.
 
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