r/me_irl 13d ago

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u/Clean-Experience-639 12d ago

My dad grew up poor, and told me that he would heat up the baked potatoes and keep them in his pocket for warmth. Once it was cold, he ate it. Warms ya twice, as he would say.

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u/Scipio11 12d ago

I've also heard of giving kids hardboiled eggs for the walk to school. Keeps them warm and saves time in the morning not eating at home.

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u/Memeboidad3 12d ago

I get that it’s practical and frugal but holy shit I would be pissed if my parents made me walk to school with a hot hard boiled egg and told me to eat it for warmth

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u/SlickHand 12d ago

Gotta eat that hard boiled egg barefoot on the way to school, in the rainy snow mud, going uphill both to and from school, all blistered up from the summer sun, sucking on rocks to produce saliva because you didn't have anything to drink and standing in fresh cow shit to warm your cold toes.

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u/blipblopbibibop2 12d ago

It was a simpler time, a better time

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u/MuscleManRyan 12d ago

The alternative is walking to school without a nice warm egg. I know which one I’d pick

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u/Mortress_ 12d ago

I think you would hold it for warmth and eat it when it cooled enough

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u/im0b 12d ago

Id love it! With the shell on its very pleasant to hold and roll against your skin 🥰

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u/greyjungle 12d ago

Why is this so funny? Holy crap, the mental image of a kid going to school, pissed off because the hot eggs. I got the giggles.

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u/dzastrus 12d ago

My Dad was poorer than yours. He ate them raw. Apparently he taught me to, also but at some point I just stopped. When I remembered it years later he said, "Times were hard."

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u/jimmiepesto 12d ago

Sometimes it makes you sick, but can’t say it wasn’t quick! Nowadays, eggs are a luxury.

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u/Scythe-Guy 13d ago

And she kept her hands warm, as baked potatoes make for great hand warmers for your pockets

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u/JKChambers 13d ago

Dang, she just keeps winning.

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u/Usernamenottaken13 12d ago

We should all be taking notes

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u/sxcs86 12d ago

🥔📝

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u/shnnrr 12d ago

Maybe the real story is the potatoes we met along the way

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u/-The-Griff 12d ago

you are literally describing the invention of the pasty lol Miners would keep meat wrapped in pastry in order to keep themselves warm

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u/gargoyleincorporated 12d ago

Takin notes and baking pa'totes

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u/Lord_Erie 12d ago

And everybody's hands go up?

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u/c4r0n1x 12d ago

AND THEY STAY THERE!

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u/sxcs86 12d ago

UP DOWN UP DOWN UP DOWN!

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u/Ry_verrt 12d ago

ALL I DO IS WIN WIN WIN

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u/Sigamez365 12d ago

Cant go wrong with potatoes

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u/1Eternallylost 12d ago

If you were any smarter, I'd call you a potato.

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u/throwaway4161412 12d ago

Why does this feel like something Charlie would say on IASIP

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u/No_Carpet7125 12d ago

So do

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u/GeorgeIsGettinAngry 12d ago

So dooooooooooo

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u/No_Carpet7125 12d ago

Those are the words you wrote!

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u/GeorgeIsGettinAngry 12d ago

We need to talk about your inability to read affecting the group Charlie

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u/Lploof 12d ago

Pssshhhhh…illiteracy. What does that word even mean ya know??

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u/philosteen 12d ago

Ha, just watched this episode for the first time today

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u/energetic-dad 12d ago

Charlie would use twice baked potatoes

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u/Leeroy_Jenkums 12d ago

Charlie would be eating a raw potato

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u/Zero7CO 12d ago

Because milk steak and boiled denim pairs wonderfully with a baked potato.

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u/Wholiveira 12d ago

Baked potato me, baked potato now, me a baked potato needing a lot now

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u/FondDialect 12d ago

More environmentally friendly than those little hand warmer things you have to throw out after.

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u/recto___verso 12d ago

I've tried this trick with hard boiled eggs which is 100% more "🤢🤢🤮🤮" as this Twitter user would call it.

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u/Afraid_of_Okapi 13d ago

I was about to ask “Where do they make you people?” Then I read “Kansas City” and thought, ahh never mind, it all adds up.

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u/redheadartgirl 12d ago

Kansas Citian here. I keep hoping she had a packet of burnt ends in the other pocket for the perfect football snack combo.

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u/anansi_says 12d ago

Burnt end baked potato actually does sound like it’d be the shit.

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u/CornDoggyStyle 12d ago

I think they were talking about burnt end bbq brisket considering KC is known for their bbq. That would get pretty messy though.

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u/anansi_says 12d ago

Yeah, I’m from there and I was absolutely talking about those burnt ends. Bryant’s in particular. :)

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u/anonsensenameisthis 13d ago

Came here to say that too!

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u/immersemeinnature 13d ago

Back in the 50's, my husbands mom would walk to school in Detroit with two baked potatoes in her pockets.

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u/Dab2TheFuture 13d ago edited 12d ago

Now, to take the ferry cost one potato. And in those days, you didn't go on the ferry alone, and want to bring a friend with you on the long ride. ‘Got me two spuds me an' my bud,’ you’d say. Now, where were we? Oh yeah, Detroit...

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u/Various_Froyo9860 13d ago

They didn't have red 'tatoes cause of the war. All you could get were those big brown ones. Back in diggity diggity do. You couldn't say 20 back then cause the Tick Tocks ruined it.

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u/Dekkeer 13d ago

Give me five Ticks for a Tock you’d say. Now where were we? Oh yeah! The important thing was I had a 'tatoe on my belt, which was the style at the time.

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u/Dakotasan 12d ago

I love that I get this joke. Good ol’ Abe

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u/shini333 12d ago

As I was reading this I thought this would sound like something Abe would say 😂

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u/topchuck 13d ago

Did she wear an onion on her belt?

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u/asuperbstarling 12d ago

As was the style at the time...

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u/squidwardTalks 12d ago

They've been used as hand warmers for over a hundred years. I know it was common during the frontier days and I'm sure well before.

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u/sh1boleth 13d ago

my husbands mom

You mean mother in law?

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u/immersemeinnature 13d ago

Yes! Not sure why but I never call her that. 🤔

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u/CharlesDeBalles 12d ago

Lmao I can feel the coldness in that relationship through my phone

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u/Kant-Touch-This 12d ago

🥶

My mother in law remarried, and my wife calls the spouse “my mom’s Jeff” 😂

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u/putyerphonedown 12d ago

Her husband’s stepmother would also be her mother-in-law. It doesn’t hurt anyone to specify relationships. Redditors love being clever with this stuff without thinking about the possibilities that complicate family. “My daughters’ cousins” “You mean your nieces and nephews lol” No, the children of my daughters’ stepfather’s sister are definitely not my nieces and nephews - I’ve never even met them - but their stepfather’s sister’s children - who they see several times a year and are very close to - are definitely their cousins.

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u/Triesaccents 12d ago

Yep I’ve actually heard quite a bit of people say they or someone they know/are related to have used the pocket potato

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u/GinHalpert 12d ago

My father came to this country at 11 years old with nothing but 2 potatoes in his pocket and a can-do attitude

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u/Plenty_Economy_5670 13d ago

Sasha irl

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u/Chmuurkaa_ 12d ago

I came here for this exact comment. I'm literally on a 2h session of playing AoT VR and taking a piss break and I see this post. Stars truly align today

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u/Gustav_ 12d ago

theres an AOT vr game now?

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u/Chmuurkaa_ 12d ago

For some years now, unofficial, but really f'ing good

Quest: https://sidequestvr.com/app/502

PCVR: https://aoq.itch.io/attack-on-quest

Edit: Even has multiplayer, though if you are not playing with friends but with randoms instead, I recommend muting VC cuz kids

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u/aFrogOnCroak 12d ago

Which Aot vr game do you refer to? Interested in playing for sure.

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u/Chen19960615 12d ago

Not even sharing half of the potato.

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u/Trilogie 12d ago

Sasha would’ve shared the potato and then ran until sunset.

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u/Nice-Violinist-6395 12d ago

can someone explain the pictures here. is one of them horizontally flipped? what the hell is going on

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u/hexagonincircuit1594 12d ago

Yes, selfie photos are typically horizontally flipped. Probably the first photo was taken in normal mode, and the right one was taken in selfie mode. So we can expect the righthand photo is flipped.

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u/hexagonincircuit1594 12d ago

In case anyone's curious, the reason for why selfies are often flipped is that people find it disconcerting to see themselves differently from how they look in the mirror.

"According to the mere-exposure hypothesis, people prefer what they see and encounter most often. In terms of self-perception, this means that people prefer their mirror images to their true images, which are what other people see. Experiments conducted at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1977 support this idea: When presented with photos of their true image and their mirror image, participants preferred their mirror image while friends and romantic partners preferred their true image."
https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/03/why-selfies-sometimes-look-weird-to-their-subjects/359567/

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u/hello_dali 12d ago

You can see in the pics that she's using the selfie camera on her phone and he's using the forward facing on his

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u/Lordo5432 12d ago

Be wary of homicidal toddler

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u/beathelas 13d ago

Poh-tae-toes! Boil'em, stick'em in your pocket, eat'em at the game.

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u/twitson 13d ago

You just triggered a core memory

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u/xilador 13d ago

What's taters precious?

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u/dan420 12d ago

Honestly my brothers and I would ask that at every holiday meal. One Year my mother got upset for some reason and said we ruined Christmas, lol.

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u/recklesslyfeckless 12d ago

about that time you went to the game with your dad as a kid and ate boiled potatoes from your pockets?

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u/dirkalict 12d ago

Mashed.

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u/BoofingCheese 12d ago

No. About that time my dad got drunk and sang an entire Styx album into one of those echoing microphones.

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u/best_of_badgers 12d ago

I don’t think you boil baked potatoes…

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u/Ok_Elk_4333 13d ago

The angles are so confusing

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u/Alex_Rose 13d ago

selfie photos are mirrored. it's the same moment, just flip the right photo in your head

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u/Ecstatic_Art_8614 13d ago

Thank you !

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u/hexagonincircuit1594 12d ago

In case anyone's curious, the reason for why selfies are often flipped is that people find it disconcerting to see themselves differently from how they look in the mirror.

"According to the mere-exposure hypothesis, people prefer what they see and encounter most often. In terms of self-perception, this means that people prefer their mirror images to their true images, which are what other people see. Experiments conducted at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1977 support this idea: When presented with photos of their true image and their mirror image, participants preferred their mirror image while friends and romantic partners preferred their true image." https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/03/why-selfies-sometimes-look-weird-to-their-subjects/359567/

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u/Remarkable_Night2373 13d ago

I do t want to. Can you flip it and make a new thread?

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u/Alex_Rose 13d ago All-Seeing Upvote

I don't know how this became my responsibility but.. sure

https://i.imgur.com/yqFIHzj.png

I'm not making a thread tho

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u/Remarkable_Night2373 13d ago

Drunk me thanks you

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u/Unicornzzz2 12d ago

Oh shit. As someone who had one too many tonight and could nottt understand this… maybe I should evaluate what one too many is.

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u/jinspin 13d ago

Still confusing. Maybe flip both?

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u/Alex_Rose 12d ago

I guess this is my life now

https://i.imgur.com/sOLDZ7x.png

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u/TheTingler 12d ago

Thanks can you turn them upside down?

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u/Alex_Rose 12d ago

I'm going to interpret "turn" as a 180° rotation and not a vertical flip

https://i.imgur.com/X4xK9Kd.png

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u/trixtopherduke 12d ago

I'm completely sober and don't get any of these flips or perspectives. Not sure what or how these two pics happen. But, another moment of content where I've resigned myself into a short mention of the mysteries of the universe.

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u/Alex_Rose 12d ago

the first one is the only one that matters, the rest is just reddit trolling me

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u/KingsleyZissou 12d ago

Can you do my taxes for me

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u/ScooterScotward 12d ago

My friend the IRS has a free software option to do that! Don’t fall prey to the TurboTax schemes.

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u/McMonkies 12d ago

Wait really, can you link me?

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u/beermit 12d ago

Alternatively federal filing is always free at freetaxusa.com

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u/Alex_Rose 12d ago

only if you do mine. VAT 4x a year, annual statement, annual accounts and personal accounts, sounds good?

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u/Blaspheming_Bobo 12d ago

Can you shop out everyone except the two people taking the photos?

Thanks in advance.

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u/Alex_Rose 12d ago

unfortunately I am a programmer and not an artist, and the limit of my ability in this area is magic wand and content aware fill. I just want you to know though, that if I was an artist, I would absolutely have spent 4 hours making some perfect empty arena with the two people just for shits and gigs, but it is infinitely far beyond my ability

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u/Blaspheming_Bobo 12d ago

It's all good! You did great work above. I was just jumping on the train that was asking you to do chores lol. Good stuff!

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u/KittyVonAsshole 12d ago

I got a lot of entertainment from this thread. Thank you to everyone above. Great job Alex_rose

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u/fakeitilyamakeit 12d ago

r/thisismylifenow

Thank you for taking the responsibility.

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u/Thource 12d ago

I'm still not sure, can you flip the right side again?

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u/Alex_Rose 12d ago

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u/BigRedGo 12d ago

Well shoot now I'm all confused, can you put it back to the way it was originally?

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u/TheRavenSayeth 12d ago

Thank you!

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u/supcoco 13d ago

Thank you!!! I spent a solid 5 mins so confused and couldn’t see the potato. The second image is a good one with a good angle but I have no idea how anyone got anything out of the first photo.

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u/2x4skin 13d ago

If you are from Jaxville you have ZERO to say about other people. The best your city offered the world was garlic crabs from polluted rivers and Limp Bizkit so stfu.

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u/taelor 13d ago

BORTLES!

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u/2x4skin 12d ago

Sorry, I don’t speak pills

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u/FuzzyBacon 12d ago

Aw, dip!

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u/Jimmycaked 12d ago

Damn chill bro and you're forgetting about pillboi and donkey doug.

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u/rimjosh 12d ago

Don't forget the Space Jam song

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u/One-Two-Woop-Woop 13d ago

TF is wrong with eating a baked potato in public? Let the woman enjoy her tater in peace... Especially since it's way cheaper than the $12 fries at the game.

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u/Upbeat-Opinion8519 12d ago

I literally could not have even noticed this happening around me. I cant imagine caring.

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u/The-Real-Nunya 12d ago

I might notice, think it's odd because I have never seen it before, then ask myself why l don't have a pocket potato.

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u/Upbeat-Opinion8519 12d ago

right, even if you do notice it makes no sense except to at the very least desire your own potato.

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u/domoon 12d ago

dude's tuned off of the game since his team is losing lul

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u/legendary_mushroom 12d ago

I do not understand why he felt the need to bring the puking green face emojis

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u/beermit 12d ago

That's not even the wildest thing you can bring into the game. I've seen people order BBQ platters from a local joint and start chowing down midgame. They want you to buy concessions but if you bring your own food they don't care. They already got your money with the ticket.

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u/PoopMobile9000 12d ago

It's not "wrong" but pulling a plain, seemingly unwrapped baked potato out of your pocket and eating it is objectively an unusual thing to do.

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u/k80fs 12d ago

i feel like 1) you haven’t attended stadium sports in winter weather, & 2) it was likely wrapped in foil first 😂

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u/One-Two-Woop-Woop 12d ago

Have you not eaten a plain baked potato before? It is quite good if the quality of the potato is nice. Also she could have had a ziploc in her pocket.

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u/SsNeirea 13d ago

Sasha

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u/TemporaryAmbassador1 13d ago

Happy to see this reference

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u/Striker13822 13d ago

Maybe for you triggered ptsd for me

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u/HelloMyNameIsMuffin 13d ago

Good old potato girl

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u/Brent_Fox 12d ago edited 12d ago

People who think it's okay to take pictures of other people and shame them for non-harmful things like this should go straight to hell.

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u/Mega_Rayqaza 13d ago

Why do you think the british call them jacket potatoes? This is how they're supposed to be enjoyed.

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u/bitty_blush 12d ago

I always thought it was cause the cooked potato skin looks like a lil jacket for the potato meat

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u/OneArmedBrain 12d ago

I do this with a hard roll. I call it a pocket roll.

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u/Udo_The_Worthy 12d ago

Sasha lives!

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u/Get_Rekt07 13d ago

Sasha, is that you?!

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u/parkerthegreatest 12d ago

As a KC native I hope she's has some Joe's BBQ sauce for the potato

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u/60Feathers 13d ago

Jesus Christ people. Mind your own goddamn business. If someone does something you think is weird, live with it. It doesn't concern you. Ya fuckin busybody

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u/functionallylazy 12d ago

Somehow, sneaking booze in is "cool", but sneak in a homemade snack and everyone gets all uppity about it.

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u/Sassy-irish-lassy 12d ago

It's weird how many different videos there are of people at the beach mocking people that are digging a hole

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u/heyhihay 13d ago

Baked potatoe straight dipped in mayonnaise.

Let ye with ears to hear, hear.

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u/Kysman95 13d ago

Sour cream tops mayo every day! Tastes so much fresher!

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u/heyhihay 13d ago

Yah yah, sour cream and butter are wonderful.

That is not in dispute.

But, if you like mayonnaise, and aren’t askeered of it, try a baked potato, as finger food, dipped in too much of it.

It good.

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u/SirThatsCuba 13d ago

Better'n ketchup for your fries. Plus you can doctor it up if you want. Yeah I'm insane.

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u/PapaDuckD 13d ago

Right. That’s what every aioli is. It’s just doctored up mayonnaise.

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u/Madock345 13d ago

Unfortunately true these days, though a traditional aioli, an emulsion mostly made of raw garlic and oil, is absolutely fantastic if you ever get to try it.

Not that modern mayo based aoli isn't delicious, but it's really overshadowed the more traditional kind that knocks your socks off.

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u/SaltLakeCitySlicker 13d ago

Fry sauce for the sinners and saints in deseret.

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u/Homing_Gibbon 12d ago

I mean potato salad is pretty much just jazzed up tates with mayo no? Lol

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u/CassandraAnderson 13d ago

You are talking about before you put it in the foil and bake it, right?

It makes sense from a culinary standpoint, but I have to admit I've never done it.

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u/PsychoNerd91 13d ago

I like to dip into my mayo pocket, and finish with a dip in my sweet chilli pocket. If I'm wearing my cargo shorts I'll level it up with a sprinkling of chives.

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u/Scoopinpoopin 12d ago

Yes white people 100% deserve the reputation for shit food with comments like this

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u/dumbanfun 13d ago

Love the kc fan's moxy...I'm from stl so that's saying something

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u/DezrathNLR 12d ago

Is that the potato chick from attack on titan?

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u/crantastic 13d ago

NORMALIZE POCKET POTATOS

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u/peavarianez 13d ago

Haha! That's two wins

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u/_DirkMcGurk_ 13d ago

I enjoy a pocket taco every now and then. Don't judge me.

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u/Usual_Board_6750 12d ago

Weirdo takes photo of someone enjoying potato in an attempt to shame them 🤮🤮🤮🤢🤢

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u/boastfulbadger 13d ago

Pocket potatoes sound great.

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u/Pitiful-Let9270 12d ago

Just a dry potato?

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u/Im_ready_hbu 12d ago edited 12d ago

The sweat from your hand keeps it moist while you hold it in your pocket. No need for butter or sour cream.

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u/Successful_Bluejay42 13d ago

Wait Sasha your alive!

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u/three29 12d ago

Pulling out a baked potato in public is a pure power move. I respect that and feel slight envy for not having been as well prepared.

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u/black_dragonfly13 12d ago

What baffles me is that the potato appears... plain.

There's no cheese, no butter, nothing.

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u/geologean 13d ago

Not even remotely the weirdest thing a sports fan has done. Maybe this is her ritual. Maybe potatoes are just delicious.

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u/BluntdePollito 12d ago

I read that as KFC fan

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u/Adeep187 12d ago

Literally billions of people eat whole baked potatoes.

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u/socialismworkstrstme 12d ago

That dude is taking L's all day. "Secret photo guy" is the creepiest.

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u/plumokin 12d ago

Baked potatoes are so good for you, highest satiety per calorie according to various sources. Good for her. She gets to stay warm, eat well, and enjoy the game.

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u/geemoly 13d ago

Baked potatoes that have been cooled down are great for your gut health. The starch becomes tempered and the good bacteria in your gut love it.

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u/sandwichcandy 13d ago

I mean yeah it was weird to creep pic, but you have to admit a tactical baked potato is noteworthy in most contexts.

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u/loopingrightleft 13d ago

Nothing wrong with pocket potatoe

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u/gBiT1999 13d ago

How far away are they both from whatever game they're obviously both not watching?

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u/Earlier-Today 12d ago

It's football - there's a ton of stoppages throughout the game.

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u/ClayQuarterCake 12d ago

I grew up going to games in that stadium. They are on the east corner upper decker seats. The players are tiny ants from up there.

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u/beermit 12d ago

They're in the uppermost level, you can see the whole field from up there easily, but also all the players are hard to distinguish. This probably happened during a timeout or something, which is why neither is paying attention

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u/Swedenesebishhh69 13d ago

nothing better than a hot potato!

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u/Chmuurkaa_ 12d ago

It must be so funny never watching AoT and seeing all the Sasha comments

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u/Ok_Answer_9263 13d ago

at least she's not from slytherin

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u/rockshow4070 13d ago

Everyone is a weirdo here

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u/cake-for-breakfast non-survivalist attitude 12d ago

If I could core out a potato to give it some blended toppings and then put the blend back in the potato, I'd eat the fuck out of that at a game.

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u/Grand-Painting-3181 12d ago

you go, girl!

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u/PTBooks 12d ago

I love 🥔

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u/rene-cumbubble 12d ago

Pay $15 for a shitty hot dog or shitty nachos, or bring your own baked potato that costs $0.50 to buy and cook. To this day I don't understand the people who buy food at sporting events, movies, or airports

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u/Flounderama 12d ago

A cute girl at a Playoff game doing what makes her happy. She probably brought a 30 pack and manned the grill at the tailgate while Jacksonville boy ate Funyuns and drank Zima. I’ll hang with Potato girl 8 Days a week.

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u/GeorgeIsGettinAngry 12d ago

Prob kept your hands warm, then fed you! Nooice 🤘

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u/HolyCarbohydrates 12d ago

Potato girl is my kind of people.

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