Ending the scourge of gender-reveal parties (1 Viewer)

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At least two large wildfires have now been started by gender-reveal parties. People have died over gender-reveal explosions gone-wrong. How did we get here? What does this say about us as people? Are we that needy that this oddly celebrated “life event” needs to involve shooting things into the air, or blowing stuff up?

Even if you accept the idea that it’s fun and memorable to share this moment that has historically not been a thing people did with a party, how did we go from ‘seeing what color the cake is’ to ‘aerial incendiaries’? Are people that forking needy?

I think this needs a PSA campaign, sort of like ‘give a hoot, don’t pollute’ - any ideas?



 

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I’ll put up with the gender reveal parties if women stop showing off the sonograms of their fetuses.

I still haven’t figured out what to say when one of those is shoved in my face: “Ohhh yeaaah, well look at that, amazing what technology can do these days, congratulations, yep I see that, wonderful”
Have you seen the ones that try to give you a picture of what the baby actually looks like, not just the fuzzy radar looking stuff?
Its kind of a horror show.
 
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Have you seen the ones that try to give you a picture of what the baby actually looks like, nut just the fuzzy radar looking stuff?
Its kind of a horror show.
Yes, and that’s exactly what it is a horror show. A horror show where 1) you are supposed to act like you want to see it and 2) act like you think it’s the best thing youve ever seen. Otherwise, you come off like an ahole and the women sour on you and never forget it.

I have to jump through this flaming hoop every so often when I’d love to be honest:

Do you want to see the sonogram?
“Nope, I’m good.”
Well here it is anyway, whaddya think?
“Ewww, gross. Is that what it’s supposed to look like?!”
 

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Have you seen the ones that try to give you a picture of what the baby actually looks like, nut just the fuzzy radar looking stuff?
Its kind of a horror show.
The 3D ones. They are horrifying. They were available with our last 2 and my wife made me get them. Insurance doesn't cover it (or at least it didn't back then) so I had to come out of my pocket $250 so I could be creeped out. They gave you a whole little package with it with a folder and frame that tried to make it OK, but it really wasn't OK.
 

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The 3D ones. They are horrifying. They were available with our last 2 and my wife made me get them. Insurance doesn't cover it (or at least it didn't back then) so I had to come out of my pocket $250 so I could be creeped out. They gave you a whole little package with it with a folder and frame that tried to make it OK, but it really wasn't OK.
that should come with a "looks like this" guarantee.
 

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I have yet to understand what's so special about having a kid, let alone finding out the gender. It's literally been done a 100 billion times before.

But then again, I'm the same way with birthdays. Like, what the hell are you celebrating? Another year of paying taxes, going to the dentist and getting oil changes... Congratulations?
 

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People still fire guns in the air too. Good luck on making people stop stupiding

and for some reason this also reminds me of the guy who drowned trying to propose to his fiancé in the tank. For whatever reason we all feel we must one up The last guy.
What's the point in proposing to your financé?
 

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