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My girlfriends complete inability to finish a drink

My girlfriends complete inability to finish a drink

A-Disgruntled-Snail

Have you tried turning her off and back on again?


JabberVapor

Unfortunately I can only turn her on


kroo84

Bet I could turn her off


ObnoxiousLittleCunt

Then you two have the power, you can reboot her.


Communist_Toast

It takes a village


firesquasher

I thought they called that a train.


ninjastartoken25

r/holup


stolencatkarma

It's called a Eiffel Tower if you high five.


Does_Not-Matter

Ahhh Reddit, you did not disappoint. Unlike me. I would disappoint.


disgruntledcrayfish

We’re not your parents, you’re fine


JohnnyLovesData

Reboob her


bkimmyb23

That's hilarious


A-Disgruntled-Snail

Look. You don’t have to lie to us.


RUSH513

oh c'mon, respect where it's due, that was a hell of a line


elbisbutwitha3

badass line takes my gold


Starkregen

and my axe


Zonkko

And my sax


elbisbutwitha3

"It's about to get real warm all up in my jazz" -Duke Silver


sciency_guy

Nice


jasikanicolepi

Add food color, water and sugar. Refill til full and put it back into the fridge. :) Unethical advices.


MissVancouver

It'll probably be healthier than the Gatorade anyways.


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jadetaia

This sounds like it would be a great Seinfeld or Curb Your Enthusiasm episode.


ScornMuffins

*Dramatic voice* "Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water bottle..." *Woman screams, dramatic voice continues* "The sipperrrrrr. Spreading her saliva to a theatre near you"


N00B_CZ

If you need to turn her off just call me


Owen_Friend

Lucky bastard...


SecretPotatoChip

Smooth


FalconFiveZeroNine

Turning people off is not recommended, as it's irreversible. I've been working on a solution to this problem, but you can only steal so many corpses before the FBI starts getting all "big-gubmint" on you and next thing you know, you're driving a refrigerated van every day trying to keep one step ahead of the fuzz.


ObnoxiousLittleCunt

There's been several successful interventions where a very quick OFF worked. The heart is kinda trivial now, but activating a reboot situation switch of the brain has brought interesting results.


KinggKrigg

My girl does the same thing and leaves whatever it was in my room until I clean it up smh


JabberVapor

Half of these stay wherever she left them, the other half get put in the fridge for "'''''''later''''''''


KinggKrigg

Ahh yes, the “I’ll finish it later but instead leave it there for a week and never touch it again”. I know that one all too well lol


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godfatherinfluxx

In my case my wife will almost never touch it again and will often throw them out herself, but mostly they sit wherever until I'm told to put it in the fridge


niiiiic

When my BF does this with something (fridge is my domain), I give him a time limit. Like, if that’s still there by Friday, I’m tossing it. Then, he will either finish it or I know I gave him fair warning.


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mrbojanglz37

You must not be married. Nothing is "simple"


fr33fall060

Bro you’re going to be so set when those aliens from the movie Signs show up!


lostinreddit4ever

I feel extremely called out right now


FourFront

Congrats on dating my daughter.


justavault

Loss aversion does also occur in ownership and consumerism, it's a light form of compulsive hoarding. Finishing things means losing them and people with that disorder can build emotional attachment to inanimate objects and losing those leads to distress like losing a pet but in a very subtle and rather latent way, hence always the justification of "for later use". Wouldn't wonder if they just end up in the fridge for months and others accompany that along the road. If you just throw them away, do you get into trouble and she shows emotional distress?   It's a light form of hoarding and OCD, usually accompanied with levels of anxiety and depression. If you abstract those to light, very light degrees, here is a list of reaction patterns: https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/when-keeping-stuff-gets-out-of-hand


OwnbiggestFan

My little sister is 13 years younger than me. We did not live together. One summer when i was visiting my Dad my sister was one and a half. My Dad and step Mom told me she was holding her poop in as long as she could. And she would have big poops because of this and they were painful. My Dad has a master's degree in psychology and works as a therapist. He has lots of professional contacts and he asked a few child psychologists about the situation. More than one of them said she might think she is giving up part of herself and she does not want to. Like she was attached to the poop. I was only their for 2 weeks but I guess she got over it. She is 33 now.


Ghostey9

I do this with drinks, snacks, chocolate... But had no idea why. Always thought I was just a slow eater/drinker. Kinda makes sense now. Like why I still haven't watched the finale of my all time favourite TV show because I didn't want to see it go (X-Files in case you're curious).


justavault

I know that feeling, too. Had the same emotional attachment to a lot of things. Finishing them is a cut. A lot of people got that to some light degree. It's a kind of superstition as well. It's nothing to bother about usually. Though, not finishing xfiles is a good thing. Everything is better with open-end regarding that show. Not as if there is closure.


PersephassaThePurple

This post just made me realize a lot about myself and my habits. Thank you for sharing this.


zaygiin

At least she doesn’t throw them right away. Or is this her way of “i am gonna never finish this” ?


KinggKrigg

It’s her way of saying she’s never gonna finish it. She has a Haagen Das ice cream in her freezer I bought like 3 months ago she hasn’t touched since I bought it. The other night I pointed it out and she told me to just throw it away smh. She’s even got a Half Baked Ben & Jerry’s from a little over a month ago in there too. She’s just bad at finishing food & drinks lol


zaygiin

Dude that doesn’t sound ok. Speaking from a third world country, my family thought me to never leave anything in my plates n cups. I am just shocked here


Kiwifrooots

The amount of plastic in single use bottles she doesn't even drink is shocking too! OP needs to show her how to fill a bottle from the tap


f1_stig

Food waste isn’t uncommon in first world countries. Not finishing things is something that probably everyone has done at least once, who isn’t living in poverty. But not finishing anything like OPs picture is a problem. Also, I hate wasting food, I’m just saying it’s not that strange here.


dizzler0613

Had a roommate that would do the same shit. In the common areas it wasn’t so bad bc I could at least toss stuff out, but I would go into his room. I went in to grab his spare car keys once, and the dude no lie, had 3 or 4 old McDonalds cups with some kinda beverage, and mold was growing in there...I don’t even know how someone could let that happen. Once he got a gf, that shit ended, but wow


KinggKrigg

My brother does that growing mold shit. Shit is nasty


CapsNotTabs

Some kids get a dog, some want a fish. What's wrong with slime mold, grown in a dish?


Banan4slug

My brother has takeout trash in his car that was growing mold. His car exterior was also grimy. My dad and I borrowed his car for something and felt embarrassed for him. I cleaned the car. Dude is definitely living like a single early 20s guy and it's gross.


Kezetchup

My wife does this with beverages as well. The benefit being that whenever we eat I pretty much get 125% of beverages. It’s to the point where I rely on it. I get all of my soda, and more. Coffee, milkshake, booze all apply. Same applies when my kids don’t eat all their food and snacks. Who doesn’t love the last 4 inches of a Fruit By The Foot, or the last McNugget?


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You're living the dream


lighthawk16

Every night mine finishes her snack or drink and puts it on my table on my side of the bed. The garbage can is underneath my table and not hers. She puts it a foot above the garbage can, just for me to put it a foot down into it every night...


TheLastNoteOfFreedom

You know she’s simply preparing for the aliens right?


Tossed_Away_1776

Swing away


z500

WE'RE GONNA TEAR YOUR HEAD OFF!


The_Richard_Cranium

"I'M SO ANGRY!"


Killbro_Fraggins

IM INSANE WITH ANGER


bambamshalam

It's contaminated


BootyBBz

Fuck man was not ready for that today...


The_Richard_Cranium

"it's contaminated"


YoYoAddict1

“It’s got his amoebas”


_ToyStory2WasOk_

That line is always cuteness overload.


bk82092

There’s a monster outside my window. Can I have a glass of water?


shawnisboring

I have a similar habit of always buying and filling up those nice aluminum canteens. Turned out my bad habit of having drinking water at the ready and forgetting about it saved my ass a bit here in Texas when the electricity and water went out for a week. I ended up having like 5 or 6 liters of spare drinking water just lounging about my house. Didn't help me against aliens though.


TriGurl

Came here looking for this comment. Was not disappointed.


drawkbox

[Move children! Vamonos!](https://youtu.be/jftcqsvd66E?t=11)


Sofi_Bumble

Mix them all together and make her drink the jungle juice


just_gimme_anwsers

Jungle juice! Jungle juice!


lefty_burns

Donkey juice’ll make ya spit


eb98jel

[Um Bungo, they drink it in the jungle](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYj5o4kQsXs)


CrookedCraven

The King's Cup!


carusoclassic

Ah Jungle juice. I made some of the alcoholic variety one 4th of July. My buddy puked in his sock that night.


LoudMusic

This is the way.


TkXKORE

This is so funny


Daughter-of-Dionysus

I mean it's a great idea if you ask me. Love me some jungle juice


toolate4redpill

My son does that. When I ask him why he tells me , "I'm not drinking the ass of the drink" He does it with beer too which is alcohol abuse to me


Marionette777

The "ass" of a drink? That's a new one.


ZeroSix4

Yeah I've always called it backwash, haha. I drink everything but if for some reason I was sharing a drink with someone, I'd be less inclined to finish it off.


UnfinishedProjects

Which is total bs anyways. The drink shouldn't be flowing backwards unless you're drinking really wrongly.


UnsubstantiatedClaim

There's a Mythbusters episode that demonstrates no matter how you drink, if your mouth is touching the glass (or straw) backwash happens.


mattsprofile

But how much backwash? If the drink is only 1% saliva at the very end, then just drink it. If drinking a tiny bit of their own saliva freaks someone out, then I'm sorry to say your mouth is always full of the stuff, it contaminates every food and drink you consume. Hell, you drink saliva all day even when you're not drinking anything else. Not that I'd want to drink a mouthful of 100% pure saliva that I spit out 10 minutes ago, but that isn't even close to being comparable to the reality. I mean, have you ever tried to fill a vial with saliva for a DNA test or something? It takes minutes of active spitting to make it happen. And that's like half a teaspoon. And somebody is worried that their own incidental backwash is ruining their own drink? Nonsense. I don't drink other people's drinks because of backwash, but that's because it's a legitimate disease concern. Any bacteria or virus I may ingest from my own saliva came from me anyway, it doesn't matter. I don't want to introduce other people's pathogens that I haven't yet been exposed to.


CarbonasGenji

This man spits


Ruggsii

But I’m not a rapper


J0h4n50n

Yeah. Backwash is really only a problem for children, which is why I don't share drinks with kids!


rickie__spanish

I just finished lunch and picked up my cup of water, clearly labeled “dad”, and I see a floater in here. I’m sure the culprit is around this house somewhere.


Cptn_Hook

I have a vivid childhood memory of being at a restaurant and seeing my younger brother backwashing chunks of hamburger into his Sprite *through a straw*.


CarbonasGenji

You... you didn’t have to share that information


Sterbin

Lol that made me chuckle. Things like that can scar you forever


4daughters

LOL that was 100% my younger brother too! We were at a Shakeys I think (maybe Pietros? one of those 80's pizza chains that no longer exists), and he was doing the same thing with pizza. ugggghhhh!


peebsthehuman

NO THANK YOU


kilobitch

Maybe he has a drinking problem.


BYoungNY

Someone at a beer company convinced an entire generation of this fact, and probably got a promotion for being able to sell more beer. This and "pouring one out for my homeies." Genius.


ReadySteady_GO

It's 2021, eat that ass


Jabrono

I've only heard that used with the ends of bread.


KittenPurrs

In my house it was the "heel". I apologize in advance for sharing this: The other day my SO showed me a post in which someone asked what the end pieces of sliced bread were called. "Heel" was popular, as was "butt" and simply "end slice". The dude is barely holding it together as he explained one person responded that their household called it the "hoe" because everyone touches it yet nobody wants to keep it.


KewpieDan

The fuck? It's called the crust and it's the best part


KittenPurrs

I'm a big fan of the crust of bakery bread but most pre-packaged, pre-sliced bread doesn't do it for me. I usually wait until they're the last pieces left, flip them so their meager crust is on the inside of the sandwich, and make grilled cheese.


hardcoregiraffestyle

A whole ass slice of bread can't be "the crust" lol


Jaskier_The_Bard85

I'm sorry about your son's disability.


OutOfCharacterAnswer

I always hear the "it's all backwash" excuse. Well, if it's your drink, stop fucking backwashing in your own drink!


Glasdir

Literally no excuse for this. What fucking animals are backwashing in their own drinks. Disgusting.


GGMaxolomew

You know, I wouldn't even say it's disgusting enough to merit not drinking it. Even if you somehow manage to have the last couple ounces of your drink be 25% spit, it's your own spit. You drink it constantly all day every day. What's the big deal?


zCiver

To be fair sometimes the last sip of beer is nasty ass flat, full of backwash, and warm. Especially if I'm outside I'll just dump that last sip and get a new one


St_SiRUS

That just means you’re drinking it too slow, make that second to last sip extra big and leave no sip behind


Spaghessie

this is why i stopped drinking for the most part. when people were finishing their first beer i was on my 3rd or 4th. if something is in my hand i'm drinking that shit


qaz012345678

How are you getting backwash? You gargling your beer bro?


Appropriate_One_1341

In Germany that’s called „Uwe“ which means „Unten wird’s eklig“. Uwe is also a name.


fodofwar

*Why bother finishing your drink.* ***WHEN YOU CAN SIMPLY OPEN A NEW ONE!***


43ni

The American way. 🇺🇸


CaffeineSippingMan

My wife does this with toothpaste. She squeezes the middle. When there is about half the tube left she would throw it away. I asked her to stop. After she continued I would take it out of the trash and use it. Eventually she stopped throwing away the old ones and just started using new ones. At anytime there's always 2 tubes of paste on my bathroom counter, one properly rolled from the bottom. The 2nd almost full squeezed from the middle.


theLonelyLifeform

Gah that hurt


FreidasBoss

Morgan took a sip and it's got his amoebas in it.


JabberVapor

I'm made of amoeba


DisagreeableFool

Swing away Merrill.


TheHorseMaskGuy

I just watched this last night! Man the universe is weird. I wonder how often I see jokes I don't understand and don't even think twice about.


FlatRateForms

It’s probably contaminated.


bittybittybopp

Worse yet is all the plastic. Buy her a good water bottle (or two) and a variety of dry mix drinks she likes. The excess will get dumped when she needs a new drink. And she won't be filling a landfill at the same time


cooperj456

My first thought. I was like is this an old photo? I didn't know people still used plastic water bottles like that


chunx0r

If I had to wager I would say the majority of people.


Energy_Turtle

Did you think the stores kept them on the shelves as decorations?


minigeko

I like the snark.


ImPrblyWeird

My gf does this too and it drives me crazy. She also leaves her half and 3/4 empty bottles all over the place like she thinks we have a maid who's gonna empty them out and clean them up


mealzer

Sounds like she does ;)


androgynyjoe

...do you empty them out and clean them up?


trezenx

My girlfriend is like that with food. Like imagine there's 5 pickles on the plate — she'll eat 4. Next time I get her 4 pickles... she eats 3. Or 3.5 No matter how much food you put in front of her, she will NEVER finish a plate.


Lotta-Cat

That can be a serious sign for an eating disorder. Maybe you should look for other symptoms. Not being underweight isn't a proof that she has a healthy relationship with food... Just be aware


earned_potential

I'm the opposite. It's very rare I don't clean my plate. There's usually no stopping until it's gone.


trezenx

Are you talking about some particular disorder? What should I look for (as in, google)?


Lotta-Cat

https://www.reddit.com/r/EDAnonymous/comments/kxwfqt/tell_me_you_have_an_ed_without_telling_me_you/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share This an excellent list of ed behavior and by far the best ed sub on reddit.


blackcoffeeandmemes

Has your girlfriend ever been tested for ADHD?


allspice_is_great

Literally my first thought too. A lot of mildly infuriating quirks in people like this can actually be symptoms of ADHD. Forgetfulness, poor time management, hyperfixation, disorganisation, impulsiveness. Maybe google symptoms of ADHD in adults and if your gf is ticking lots of boxes, might be worth seeing someone about it.


blackcoffeeandmemes

Yeah, this used to be me. I always had piles of things everywhere, would misplace things and have multiple drinks on the go at all times. The signs in women often appear very differently (not necessarily “hyperactive”) so they often go undiagnosed.


pmel13

I thought the same thing, this is a thing I do that I didn’t realize was a symptom of my ADHD until being diagnosed at age 30.


blackcoffeeandmemes

I was also diagnosed at 30. Spent a lot of my life thinking I was just super lazy and disorganized. My wife is a psychiatrist and after watching me struggle to do basic tasks or even just finish watching a movie, she suggested I go for testing, citing I had “the most obvious case of adhd” she had ever seen. Turns out she was correct, after being medicated, not only am I less forgetful and able to complete tasks, my thoughts are also more organized which has decreased my anxiety tenfold.


batcountryexpert

Does she drink a beverage from a plastic bottle everyday? There are heaps of teas and juice drinks in glass bottles or cans. That’s a lot of waste for a little quirk...


coolturnipjuice

Get this girl a fucking cup


Fisk75

Yeah I don’t want to get all preachy but everybody should make an effort to reduce the shit ton of plastic we use.


_significant_error

I was thinking today about microplastics, as I was cutting velcro for a project and noticed the tiny bits of it falling on the table. The entire bag is made of one form of plastic or another. Cordura, PVC nylon, webbing, plastic zipper, plastic buckles, etc. The only non-plastic item on it is the zipper pull. Even the thread is artificial. I hate it and I feel shame for making it.


Idigthebackseat

No no, please keep preaching. Louder, too. This is absurd.


DrNapkin

Lots of liquid calories here too. Sugar addiction is real.


Buttholeblowhole

Looks like a lot of no sugar drinks to me


rachelraaay

Yeah, I’m diabetic and drink all of these. They have no sugar.


2BadBirches

Lmao every one of these is low/no sugar. Literally all of them


kciro

Lol all of those are zero calorie or 5-10 calories. You should’ve said artificial sugar addiction


CJShort

Peer pressure doesn't help- my coworkers give me shit for not joining in on donuts or cake when we have it. "What, are you too healthy for donuts?" Too healthy for donuts doesn't set the bar on health very high, tbh.


HelloSexyNerds2

I was thinking the same thing. It is ridiculous that people sit at home all day drinking bottled water. Get a water filter and a reusable bottle. Why on earth are you drinking bottled water?


BoxBird

A lot of bottled water is literally purified tap water from whatever city it’s “sourced” from.


ArguablyTired

Had to scroll far too long to find this comment, do you guys not have glasses and taps??


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I can vouch for those counter-top water filters being kick ass. Yeah it kind of sucks having a little hose running from the end of the tap to the filter, but it makes my normally revolting tap water into actually *good* water.


retroly

That was my first thought, I hope they can be recycled that's a fuck load of plastic but I'm sure not an uncommon amount for people.


SelketsEyes

I have the same problem with shampoo bottles.. i can't do anything, it won't work. But once every few months a shampoo tastes so good that i simply have to drink everything.


TheClimbingFish

Seems like you have a **problem** to solve.


MrSaturnPlus

Tomodachi Life but you aren't a lookalike


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Starting to understand hydrohomies – do people really drink that shit like water??


Kanteklaar

Stop buying bottles then


Crusaderofthots420

The ones on the left look like goddamn oil


JabberVapor

Walmart branded green tea my dude


ZakLCM

I was think "apple juice"


McFeely_Smackup

I don't know what's more annoying, her inability to finish a drink, her insistence on filling landfills with unnecessary garbage, or the fact that she leaves garbage lying around to be photographed in mass


Bockiller

And also her inability to throw trash away by the looks of it. Who has this many half drank bottles lying around


turtle_rocket

Just throw the whole girlfriend away


RedIsNotMyFaveColor

It’s typically too much. It’s why I prefer 12 oz cans over the larger bottles.


JabberVapor

SHE DOESN'T EVEN FINISH THOSE THOUGH!!! NO MATTER WHAT THE DRINK, IT WILL ALWAYS BE ONLY 80% FINISHED


lovelyclo465

Quite a bit of plastic waste, too. Do y'all not use cups? Do you have bad water?


FalconFiveZeroNine

No kidding... Not only is it wasting money and beverages, but generating a ton of plastic waste too. Could just pour part of it into a cup and drink that at least.


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kayzp4ul

I like to drink my Gatorade straight from the teat of the Gatorade cows. No wasted plastic. Plus it has electrolytes and that's what plants crave.


forgotaboutsteve

Are you silly? Gatorade come from gators. The male ones.


Str8_0uttaRehab

God you make me remember my first time in Flavorida. Nothing comes close to shoving that bottle straight into the cloaca and filling it with still warm Gatorade.


Battle_Bear_819

How on earth does pouring your gatorade or tea out of the bottle into a cup cut down on waste? The bottle is still there, still just as empty. In fact, that would be even more wasteful because you'll eventually have to use water to clean the cups that you wouldn't have to use otherwise.


Just_Bee_Pawsitive

i hope she recycles


Aberrant_Introvert

WHY DO PEOPLE DO THIS?!


joemackg

It's contaminated. It's got dust in it.


wwphoenix1

My friend does this his reasoning is “it’s not tasty anymore” like bruh just finish your drink goddamnit


mgyro

Mine refuses to screw a lid tightly back onto anything. Gets so now I do reconnaissance runs through the fridge, preemptively tightening down pickle jar lids, hot pepper jars, any screw top condiments. Nothing like a casual grab into the fridge turning into a heart stopper when the lid comes free in your hand as you lift a glass jar. No matter what I say, shit keeps happening.


goodfortwo

I‘m german, and i am very confused of that huge amount of soft drinks. I, or we, drink water and coffee. An me, after 6pm, for sure beer. On my trip in US it was hard to find good sparkling water that doens’t come from europe (San Pellegrino).


JabberVapor

Americans invented soft drinks to survive prohibition. Then we invented Starbucks so that our coffee could taste like soft drinks.


varzaguy

San Pellegrino is literally available everywhere so was it really a problem? Source: I buy a lot of San Pellegrino because it's available everywhere lol


BarrySmart

The sugar industry in the U.S. was extremely successful at shaping consumer behavior during the 20th century.


UKIIN

Is that why the oceans are full of plastic?


CJShort

Don't forget that [people are full of plastic](https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/environment/2020/aug/17/microplastic-particles-discovered-in-human-organs), too. Especially OP's girlfriend lol.


LoudMusic

Yes.


-NGC-6302-

Man I always end up chugging the ice water at a restaurant before we leave so there isn't any left and this woman is out here leaving gatorate to turn into wine


thothpethific92

My roomate does this which is why I never offer tk buy her starbucks. She'll drink like half and stick the other half in the fridge and ill be looking at it for like a week. I hate that shit


StBlaschek

My ex did this because "the last inch is 88% backwash".


RegisFranks

My roommate will open a soda, take a sip, put it down and never touch it again. 20 mins later she might pick it up, realize it's gone "flat" and go grab a fresh one. The whole time me and my wallet are dying


le-derpina-art

mix em up and see what magic potion comes out


justinsayin

Invariably these people were raised by parents who never learned not to backwash into the bottle and then taught their children that you don't drink "the shit at the bottom" because "it's gross."


woodshores

She should try drinking water. Even if the drink says sugar free, whatever they used to replace sugar does still trick the body into thinking that it is sugar, and triggers the same negative effects that sugar causes, like type 2 diabetes for example. https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/artificial-sweeteners-sugar-free-but-at-what-cost-201207165030 https://kids.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/frym.2019.00051 If you want to drink sugar free, it should not taste sweet.


PBC2104

Run


lem00s

Here, fixed it for ya; My ex-girlfriend's complete inability to finish a drink


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kalitarios

as someone who is 44 with adhd still, this is not how it works, lol. that's not how any of this works...


hardcoregiraffestyle

Thanks for saying what literally anyone who has it or even has a basic understanding of ADD or ADHD works was probably screaming when they read that lol