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“Me And My Girlfriend Were Robbed And How She Acted During Makes Me Want To Dump Her”
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People, Relationships2 months ago

“Me And My Girlfriend Were Robbed And How She Acted During Makes Me Want To Dump Her”

Just two days ago, Redditor Innundatedwithbros took it to the True Off My Chest subreddit to share a burden he’s been carrying about a scary incident he got into with his girlfriend.

“Two weeks ago me and my girlfriend were walking home while a little drunk after a party and we were robbed at gunpoint by an armed mugger,” the author wrote.

“The guy stopped us, pulled out his firearm and told us to give him our stuff,” he recounted and added “I immediately gave him my wallet and phone.”

Meanwhile, the author’s girlfriend was far from willing to give up her possessions to the armed thug and she decided it was a good moment to fight for what belonged to her. As you may suspect, the Redditor was far from impressed and the whole thing made him wonder if there’s even a future for him and her.

The man believes that the fact that his girlfriend argued with an armed thief in a potentially life-threatening situation is a wake-up call about their future together

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The author shared some more information about the incident in response to these comments

And this is how people reacted

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wowbagger
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I agree with the commenter who said it was a fight or flight response. If you have no experience or training to fall back on, it's kind of unpredictable what your brain is going to do in a moment like that. I wouldn't judge somebody for that. But after the chemicals settle down, reason should reassert itself. If you can't have a rational conversation at that point and admit that you messed up in the moment of danger, then there's a problem.

Marcellus II
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2 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

To an extent, the first few seconds... after that your brain is absolutely capable of taking over. So the "fight or flight" is not an excuse/explanation for going on argueing with your partner and robber! You are human, you are capable of thinking. EDIT: And definitely agree with your second half --- afterwards discuss it, read up on it, and learn! There's also a cultural factor, in the USA there's guns everywhere but in other countries they can be rare... I had a friend who got mugged at gunpoint and confidently concluded it must be either unloaded or a replica, so basically just a short heavy stick, and totally trashed his robber. Then the police got really upset at him and showed it was a working, loaded revolver... Guy got violently sick realising he did the equivalent of Russian Roulette with three bullets instead of one.

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Kalpana M
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Apart from flight or fight response, one thing which is ignored here - she's drunk. Both are drunk, but this danger would have shook away drunkness in him but her may be not? As a drunk woman, she probably thought "How dare he demand my purse and belongings?" Drunk or not, just hand it over. Life is precious than those possessions!

Kennedy Kargeaux
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I live in New Orleans. This is why I carry a decoy wallet & an old s****y iPhone that doesn't work or unlock. Turns on. But it won't unlock no matter how correct the password is. So I keep those on me & when I'm out walking around I keep a smaller wallet & my real cell phone in my bra. I also put all sorts of fake money & fake cards in the wallet & a mclovin ID! Lol. I put notes on the very real looking money that says "GOTCHU B***H! Get a job!" & some knock knock jokes. Just to be an extra big d**k. I got robbed once before & I didn't have my phone on me at the time (it was at the repair shop I was walking from) Luckily. But I did have all my credit cards & my ID. so it was a pain to have to replace them all. They weren't able to steal any money since I canceled all the cards before they could. But the NOLA OMV takes a minimum of like 10 hours. So getting a new id sucked. That's what prompted my decoy idea. Gotta be smarter than the criminals.

Leo Domitrix
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's interesting that when I suggest decoy wallets etc. I'm often mocked or downvoted, but as you said... it's easier than the alternative! I love to "weight" mine with blank metal discs and expired cards of various kinds so it looks more "legit". Then they get $5US and I'm loooong gone.

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wowbagger
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I agree with the commenter who said it was a fight or flight response. If you have no experience or training to fall back on, it's kind of unpredictable what your brain is going to do in a moment like that. I wouldn't judge somebody for that. But after the chemicals settle down, reason should reassert itself. If you can't have a rational conversation at that point and admit that you messed up in the moment of danger, then there's a problem.

Marcellus II
Community Member
2 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

To an extent, the first few seconds... after that your brain is absolutely capable of taking over. So the "fight or flight" is not an excuse/explanation for going on argueing with your partner and robber! You are human, you are capable of thinking. EDIT: And definitely agree with your second half --- afterwards discuss it, read up on it, and learn! There's also a cultural factor, in the USA there's guns everywhere but in other countries they can be rare... I had a friend who got mugged at gunpoint and confidently concluded it must be either unloaded or a replica, so basically just a short heavy stick, and totally trashed his robber. Then the police got really upset at him and showed it was a working, loaded revolver... Guy got violently sick realising he did the equivalent of Russian Roulette with three bullets instead of one.

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Kalpana M
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Apart from flight or fight response, one thing which is ignored here - she's drunk. Both are drunk, but this danger would have shook away drunkness in him but her may be not? As a drunk woman, she probably thought "How dare he demand my purse and belongings?" Drunk or not, just hand it over. Life is precious than those possessions!

Kennedy Kargeaux
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I live in New Orleans. This is why I carry a decoy wallet & an old s****y iPhone that doesn't work or unlock. Turns on. But it won't unlock no matter how correct the password is. So I keep those on me & when I'm out walking around I keep a smaller wallet & my real cell phone in my bra. I also put all sorts of fake money & fake cards in the wallet & a mclovin ID! Lol. I put notes on the very real looking money that says "GOTCHU B***H! Get a job!" & some knock knock jokes. Just to be an extra big d**k. I got robbed once before & I didn't have my phone on me at the time (it was at the repair shop I was walking from) Luckily. But I did have all my credit cards & my ID. so it was a pain to have to replace them all. They weren't able to steal any money since I canceled all the cards before they could. But the NOLA OMV takes a minimum of like 10 hours. So getting a new id sucked. That's what prompted my decoy idea. Gotta be smarter than the criminals.

Leo Domitrix
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's interesting that when I suggest decoy wallets etc. I'm often mocked or downvoted, but as you said... it's easier than the alternative! I love to "weight" mine with blank metal discs and expired cards of various kinds so it looks more "legit". Then they get $5US and I'm loooong gone.

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