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463 clicks; posted to Discussion » on 25 May 2022 at 3:50 AM (4 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-05-24 10:38:38 PM  
I'm so sorry you're related to Ted Cruz.
 
2022-05-24 10:41:50 PM  
Well, Gosar is still in the House (Somehow), so I don't know what to tell you.
 
2022-05-24 11:06:38 PM  
Don't be involved at all.
That's it.
 
2022-05-24 11:07:16 PM  
Take his campaign poster and drop a deuce on it, then upload to YouTube.
 
2022-05-24 11:28:52 PM  
Show everyone the video of them humping their cousin's face.
 
2022-05-25 3:15:10 AM  
Is this Rodney Davis' sister? We're trying hon.
 
2022-05-25 6:36:46 AM  
Start a PAC and make a bunch of money off it, too.
 
2022-05-25 7:40:15 AM  
Go to the other candidate's office and support them?
 
2022-05-25 7:42:10 AM  
Watch the Bob's Burgers episode where Jimmy is running for student body president against Millie, and Louise tanked his campaign when she tried to convince the class that Millie was insane.

Don't do that. It doesn't work.
 
2022-05-25 8:31:02 AM  
My free articles have run out. I suspect a political fix
 
2022-05-25 8:45:42 AM  
Butt stuff.

/isn't the answer always butt stuff?
 
2022-05-25 9:09:46 AM  
If you feel that strongly, create a political ad denouncing your sibling.
 
2022-05-25 10:24:11 AM  
Campaign for his opponent.
 
2022-05-25 11:20:22 AM  
1) I'm Your Yankee Doodle Dandy In A Gold Rolls Royce, I Wanna Be Elected: Guest Prudie is right to point out the Gosar family.  It didn't work for them.  Reaching out to the opponents campaign will probably be regarded as suspicious.  So the question comes down to whether it will help defeat or not.  You're not likely to sway many, but if it's close it may be enough.  If it's not close in polling, then it's unlikely your participation moves the needle.

2) Our House Is A Very Very Very Fine House: Basically tell them to have Debra put together an offer through a realtor and if it's a fair market value, you will accept it.  You will also secure a realtor (different from hers).  If the offer is not fair market, you will sell to someone who does make a fair market offer.  This means she'll need inspections and all that good stuff so that if she does purchase it, she knows what state the house is in and so forth.  All that is done to protect both sides of the transaction.  If they aren't happy with that, tell them to STFU and GTHOI.

3) Oooh, That Smell.  Can't You Smell That Smell: Yeah, that's pretty much a non-starter.  Gabby probably shouldn't have a dog.  But that's not the issue at hand.  Guest Prudie probably has the right strategy, get a short term place to stay.

4) Why Don't You Get A Job: I had a really long answer here based on personal experience.  It doesn't matter, though.  The problem is one of dejection from rejection.  So I ask, do you know any professional actors or musicians?  People who audition on the regular?  That's a group that has practice dealing with rejection on the regular.  The main thing is to understand it's not personal and to GTHOY.  Having someone else review your resume and cover letters may not be a bad idea.

5) Clear The The Smoke, She's Gone: There's nothing rational about smoking as Guest Prudie points out.  But she won't quit if she doesn't wish to.  If she does, she may not because it is difficult, but then it opens the door to getting help.  But she may tell you to STFU and MYOB, so if so, do that.

2a) Our House II: Yeah, this has to be done through the proper process, no question.  It protects both of you.
 
2022-05-25 12:04:14 PM  
Tip the media about the underaged redhead.
 
2022-05-25 1:25:17 PM  
Easy, just watch videos of Ted Cruz' family reacting to him, and make sure the public knows that your sibling is just as vile. Just a few of those looks of disgust when your sibling isn't looking are great...
 
2022-05-26 12:57:43 PM  

Myk-House of El: 3) Oooh, That Smell.  Can't You Smell That Smell: Yeah, that's pretty much a non-starter.  Gabby probably shouldn't have a dog.  But that's not the issue at hand.  Guest Prudie probably has the right strategy, get a short term place to stay.


That is the only thing she is right about though.

The LW should grow a pair and tell friend group "I don't want to stay at her house because it smells like dog shiat because she lets her dig shiat inside." That way there is no 3 week discussion about the why or how those weird allergies never happen again. It also doesn't reveal anything that is supposed to stay hidden because the friend group would have noticed the dog shiatting where ever it wants if they stay there for a few days. Nor will they miss the smell.
 
2022-05-26 1:29:06 PM  

DerAppie: Myk-House of El: 3) Oooh, That Smell.  Can't You Smell That Smell: Yeah, that's pretty much a non-starter.  Gabby probably shouldn't have a dog.  But that's not the issue at hand.  Guest Prudie probably has the right strategy, get a short term place to stay.

That is the only thing she is right about though.

The LW should grow a pair and tell friend group "I don't want to stay at her house because it smells like dog shiat because she lets her dig shiat inside." That way there is no 3 week discussion about the why or how those weird allergies never happen again. It also doesn't reveal anything that is supposed to stay hidden because the friend group would have noticed the dog shiatting where ever it wants if they stay there for a few days. Nor will they miss the smell.


Geeze. I'm autistic and even I wouldn't give such terrible advice. Have you never heard of having tact?
 
2022-05-26 1:40:05 PM  

slantsix: DerAppie: Myk-House of El: 3) Oooh, That Smell.  Can't You Smell That Smell: Yeah, that's pretty much a non-starter.  Gabby probably shouldn't have a dog.  But that's not the issue at hand.  Guest Prudie probably has the right strategy, get a short term place to stay.

That is the only thing she is right about though.

The LW should grow a pair and tell friend group "I don't want to stay at her house because it smells like dog shiat because she lets her dig shiat inside." That way there is no 3 week discussion about the why or how those weird allergies never happen again. It also doesn't reveal anything that is supposed to stay hidden because the friend group would have noticed the dog shiatting where ever it wants if they stay there for a few days. Nor will they miss the smell.

Geeze. I'm autistic and even I wouldn't give such terrible advice. Have you never heard of having tact?


I'm not saying people can't bring it in a more tactful manner, but I would definitely say that I wasn't going to spend the weekend at her home because she lets her dog do its business inside, and it shows (well, smells).

Going "I'm allergic to something in her house" merely means, if you have proper friends, them trying to find out what the allergy is because they want to make sure you're not getting exposed to it somehow. Now you're building two lies. The short term reason why you want everyone to go for a rented place rather than the free one. And the long term lie about allergies. It will come out anyway, better to get it over with now.

And like I said, it isn't as if it is a big secret you're sharing. She fully expected, or should have expected, people to find out when they arrive and stay for a bit.
 
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