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(Slate)   "I kept dropping hints to my boyfriend that I wanted something really special for our eight-year anniversary. So I was excited when he presented me with a small box--and inside was his wisdom tooth. Am I right to be upset he felt this was special?"   (slate.com) divider line
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259 clicks; posted to Discussion » on 07 Jun 2021 at 7:55 AM (8 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-06-06 10:45:26 PM  
Buttsex?
 
2021-06-06 10:48:41 PM  
Is she sure it's not, uh, a trophy from someone whose been missing for a bit?
 
2021-06-06 10:53:51 PM  
I thought I was weird because I kept my four wisdom teeth after I had them removed.

But when I was helping clean up my grandparents house (after my grandmother died) I found a tooth in her jewelry box.

I wouldn't give one as a gift though.
 
2021-06-06 10:54:17 PM  
Ivory is the traditional gift for the Eight Anniversary, no?
 
2021-06-06 11:04:21 PM  
Knock a few more out and make a necklace.
 
2021-06-06 11:44:48 PM  
What religion is that?
 
2021-06-07 12:19:58 AM  

arrogantbastich: What religion is that?


Methodent
 
2021-06-07 12:32:05 AM  

arrogantbastich: What religion is that?


Tootheran
 
2021-06-07 12:45:59 AM  

Chariset: arrogantbastich: What religion is that?

Methodent


Saw lots of Methodents driving through Tennessee.
 
2021-06-07 1:23:27 AM  
So...you can't handle the tooth?
 
2021-06-07 3:37:30 AM  

arrogantbastich: What religion is that?


The one where its haters are called anti-dentites.
 
2021-06-07 6:55:02 AM  
Be more direct or expect the unexpected.
 
2021-06-07 7:22:17 AM  
Maybe he wanted you to take it out back and plant it and hopefully grow a new boyfriend.  Personally, getting repeated 'hints' about wanting something special (expensive) for a meaningless anniversary (8th, who cares?), would have me questioning just why I spent so many years with you to begin with.

Not having rtfa, I'm also going to assume that this was a one way street where you expected an expensive, well thought out gift but are giving him nothing but a card and his annual beej?

Eight years in, just be happy he's willing to put up with you if you whine as much as the headline implies.
 
2021-06-07 7:31:52 AM  
The second one is a little more interesting albeit useless without pics.
 
2021-06-07 7:47:18 AM  

Recoil Therapy: Not having rtfa, I'm also going to assume that this was a one way street where you expected an expensive, well thought out gift but are giving him nothing but a card and his annual beej?


Thinking about this a bit more, no I don't know why I am doing so either but here we are, it could also/instead be a case where she's one of those who make 'everything' a special day/anniversary and expect presents because of it.

Her (pouting for several hours & lots of heavy overly dramatic sighing)
Him (tired of trying to ignore it) "Is something wrong"
Her (lots of pent up anger) "You could have at least gotten me a farking card..."
Him (total confusion) "Huh?"
Her "Yesterday was the 9th anniversary of the first time we went out to eat at somewhere other than McDonald's" or "The first time I saw you walking down the hall in high school" or "The fifth anniversary of the day my cat Mr. Wobble Whiskers died... you insensitive asshole..." or "The anniversary of the day we were driving to my Aunt's house & that one Journey song I like came on the radio & you said you hadn't heard it before" ... etc.
Him (JFC...the buttstuff really isn't worth all of 'this'...)
 
2021-06-07 8:04:04 AM  
STOP DROPPING HINTS
 
2021-06-07 8:17:13 AM  
I mean, I'd be thrilled if somebody gifted me a Grow Your Own Skeleton Warrior Kit, but I guess I'm an oddity... * shrugs *

/ That people who do this kind of thing are able to date is really f#ckin' depressing
// #FML
 
2021-06-07 8:17:43 AM  
So they have been dating for 8 years.  He's her boyfriend, not her fiancé.
He gives her a little box for a special occasion - their 8th anniversary.

She's thinking its an engagement ring.

Its a wisdom tooth. And the wisdom is, if he hasn't married you in 8 years, he isn't going to. In another year or 3, he'll meet someone one, kick you to the curb, and marry her within a year.
 
2021-06-07 8:19:26 AM  

Sin'sHero: Ivory is the traditional gift for the Eight Anniversary, no?


and you thought she's mad now?
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2021-06-07 8:37:44 AM  
I just assume he has a tooth fairy fetish he's working through.  Come at him wearing this and see if you can't pull down that engagement.

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2021-06-07 8:55:32 AM  

FrancoFile: STOP DROPPING HINTS


Drop trousers instead?
 
2021-06-07 9:24:21 AM  

ReluctantLondon: I mean, I'd be thrilled if somebody gifted me a Grow Your Own Skeleton Warrior Kit, but I guess I'm an oddity... * shrugs *

/ That people who do this kind of thing are able to date is really f#ckin' depressing
// #FML


Wish I could smart more'n once for Dragon's Teeth reference.
 
2021-06-07 9:28:37 AM  

Recoil Therapy: Maybe he wanted you to take it out back and plant it and hopefully grow a new boyfriend.


I guess you could possible get stem cells from the tooth and grow a new person. Of course that might be even more bizarre than the hole tooth in a box thing to begin with.
 
2021-06-07 9:47:19 AM  
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If you want to get married, don't date a guy for 8 years. He ain't gonna.
 
2021-06-07 10:20:06 AM  
Three of my wisdom teeth are still embedded in my skull and jaw bone.  The fourth got ripped out fully conscious with no nitrous oxide, take it as an honor if I give it to you.

/I'd also get you a real gift b/c I'm not an idiot or an arsehole
 
2021-06-07 10:26:30 AM  

Jesus McSordid: Knock a few more out and make a necklace.


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2021-06-07 10:27:28 AM  
What's next? His appendix? Or maybe his foreskin. It would be a more intimate gift.
 
2021-06-07 11:06:29 AM  
Eh.  Best of column.  I'll pass on my usual commentary.
 
2021-06-07 11:44:22 AM  
If you dont spell it out you dont get to complain about shiat. The gender which can talk on a phone for hours on end but never directly communicates wishes or wants to their SO has serious work to do in this department
 
2021-06-07 11:48:45 AM  
Get a Fark account.
Post this in the White-Trash discussion.

/assumption made
 
2021-06-07 12:51:51 PM  
He sounds pretty special to me.
 
2021-06-07 1:32:54 PM  

koder: Chariset: arrogantbastich: What religion is that?

Methodent

Saw lots of Methodents driving through Tennetthee.


FTFY
 
2021-06-07 4:00:58 PM  
Wow, Emily whiffed this one.  Writer was hoping for a diamond necklace for their "anniversary".  Who the hell demands gifts on the anniversary of meeting a boyfriend?  Notice she doesn't say she got him anything  Oh wait, she gave him... "hints".  How kind.  "Let's play a guessing game, and if you guess wrong, I'm going to be mad at you.  Happy anniversary."

Not sure if the boyfriend is naive or very smart, but she asked for "special", she got "special."  Eight years and still unmarried, I'm leaning toward "boyfriend is smart."  Well played, sir.
 
2021-06-07 4:24:49 PM  

Myk-House of El: Eh.  Best of column.  I'll pass on my usual commentary.


You could dig out a comment from a few months ago and post that.
 
2021-06-07 4:27:46 PM  

mike_d85: I just assume he has a tooth fairy fetish he's working through.  Come at him wearing this and see if you can't pull down that engagement.

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2021-06-07 4:37:51 PM  

mike_d85: Myk-House of El: Eh.  Best of column.  I'll pass on my usual commentary.

You could dig out a comment from a few months ago and post that.


I may just do that in the future.  Just not from any of my actual Prudie thread content.

Unless it's "fark the Prudie podcast" because fark that podcast.
 
2021-06-07 5:57:57 PM  
I think it's farking hilarious.
If I (a chick) was so annoying as to "drop lots of hints I wanted something special" to Mr. Tarrant when we were dating (and let's face it, we all know that's code for expensive jewellery), he would be totally within his rights to mess with my greedy ass.
Hats off dude.
 
2021-06-07 6:41:37 PM  
If you're charging annual cooter rent, you have to name the price.
 
2021-06-07 8:15:15 PM  
I  was actually surprised and amused by the answer.

"But the thing about giving an enamel gift one grew in one's mouth is that it should guarantee that the recipient doesn't hang in there long enough to get the 9th anniversary gift of a rectal polyp."
 
2021-06-08 2:58:01 AM  

Somacandra: [Fark user image 425x320]

If you want to get married, don't date a guy for 8 years. He ain't gonna.


What if we've been together 8 years, but technically engaged for 5 of those years?
 
2021-06-08 9:49:13 AM  

nartreb: Wow, Emily whiffed this one.  Writer was hoping for a diamond necklace for their "anniversary".  Who the hell demands gifts on the anniversary of meeting a boyfriend?  Notice she doesn't say she got him anything  Oh wait, she gave him... "hints".  How kind.  "Let's play a guessing game, and if you guess wrong, I'm going to be mad at you.  Happy anniversary."

Not sure if the boyfriend is naive or very smart, but she asked for "special", she got "special."  Eight years and still unmarried, I'm leaning toward "boyfriend is smart."  Well played, sir.


If the gift was good enough/what she wanted she was planning on doing the thing he likes, in bed. But only for a few minutes because she's tired after going out to eat.
 
2021-06-08 10:04:55 AM  

Manic Depressive Mouse: Somacandra: [Fark user image 425x320]

If you want to get married, don't date a guy for 8 years. He ain't gonna.

What if we've been together 8 years, but technically engaged for 5 of those years?


Worked for my wife and I.  Dated 2 years, engaged 6, married 6 next month.
 
2021-06-08 10:53:54 AM  

Manic Depressive Mouse: Somacandra: [Fark user image 425x320]

If you want to get married, don't date a guy for 8 years. He ain't gonna.

What if we've been together 8 years, but technically engaged for 5 of those years?



We got engaged on our second date and got married four months later.  I laugh at your shenanigans.
 
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