Am I being unreasonable? (AIBU)

Tell us about a conflict/argument you're having and find out if you're in the right or if you're being unreasonable.
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Solar Panels: Are they really all they are worth the money? My wife and I were recently forced into retirement due to medical issues. So, in an effort to try and save money on living costs, we decided to invest a chunk of our superannuation payout in solar panels. We shopped around and chose a reputable company whose quote was middle of the...
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Social Media: The Decline of Civil Discourse and the Rise of Keyboard Warriors In the old days, when the world was less connected, a spirited debate required one to actually stand in the same room as their opponent, armed with nothing but their wits and perhaps a well-thumbed thesaurus. The stakes were high; you had to maintain a modicum of...
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Digital Detox: The Foolish Fantasy of 'Unplugging' in a Plugged-In World In the grand tapestry of modern fads, there lies a particularly amusing thread that the young folk have been touting as the cure-all for our tech-addled brains: the "Digital Detox." The premise is as simple as it is laughable – to voluntarily abstain from all forms of...
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The Fading Melody of Landline Telephones: On the Toll of Technological 'Progress' Ah, the landline telephone. A relic of a bygone era, a time when communication was a ritual, a ceremony of sorts. You'd pick up the receiver, dial the number (and by dial, I mean actually rotate a dial, not tap on a screen), and wait for the sweet symphony of the...
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The Cranky Codger: Social Media: The All-Seeing Eye and the Fall of Private Thought Take a seat, dear readers, pull up a chair, perhaps a cushion, and lend this old codger your ear. Today, I've been tasked – nay, burdened – with a topic that almost astounds me with its absurdity. That most ill-conceived spawn of the internet age: social media...
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For the men out there that does not appreciate what you have. This one you cant tame
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Stay or go? Most older Australians want to retire where they are, but renters don’t always get a choice As Australia’s population gets older, more people are confronted with a choice: retire where they are or seek new horizons elsewhere. Choosing to grow old in your existing home or neighbourhood is known as “ageing in place”. It enables...
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Bride lashes out at her grandma for leaking her 'secret' wedding gown photos Content Warning: This article contains explicit and abusive language that may be triggering or distressing to some readers. For most brides-to-be, the wedding dress shopping experience is a cherished memory saved to look back on fondly for years to come. But for...
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Woolworths shopper furious after paying $18 for one fruit: ‘It’s ridiculous’ It goes without saying that we are forever looking for amazing deals and discounts to help stretch out our wallets a little further. After all, every dollar counts when inflation hits the market. However, no matter how good bargain hunters we are, we know for a fact...
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How do you like your Vegemite? See the image that sparked a debate! A debate about the ‘right’ way to spread Vegemite on a piece of toast has divided Australians after one man shared his wife’s ‘abysmal’ piece of Vegemite toast. Vegemite was first created in Melbourne in 1923, and since then, it has become a staple of the Aussie diet. Whether...
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Confessions from a Macca's Employee: Find Out These 'Rude' Customer Habits We know just how important good customer service is. After all, no one should ever have to put up with rudeness or bad behaviour – particularly from a customer. However, a Macca’s worker has come forward to share her sentiments online about rude customer habits. In a...
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The Baffling World of Social Media Hashtags In the grand tapestry of human evolution, there have been a few missteps. The mullet, for instance. Reality television, another. But ladies and gents, I submit to you a contemporary contender for the "What Were We Thinking?" hall of fame: the hashtag. There was a time when the humble hash, or pound...
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The Cranky Codger: Smartphones: The Leash We Never Knew We Needed My dear readers, today I invite you on a jaunt down memory lane, to the days of landlines, payphones, and the blessed peace of unreachable-ness. Ah, yes, the days when "out and about" meant you were free as a bird, unshackled by the iron chains of digital connectivity. Now, lest...
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The Cranky Codger: Self-Checkout Machines: The Silent Con Artists of the Supermarket Aisle Ah, the modern supermarket. A place where one is tempted by aisles of sweets, coerced into buying the newest "superfood" (which, by next week, will likely be classified as the lead cause for some obscure ailment), and most insidiously, seduced by the...
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Acerbic Aunt: AIBU for refusing to attend my sister's wedding because she won't let my boyfriend come? Hi guys! I'm posting both this 'Am I Being Unreasonable' (AIBU) question and answer on behalf of two members who wish to remain anonymous. I've decided to give the person who answered the moniker 'Acerbic Aunt', as a play on the normal 'Agony...
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Sydney dad gets fined $250 just because his son was crying Parenting a toddler is hard enough without having to worry about keeping them completely silent. Unfortunately for Sydney dad Marley Evans, his toddler has landed him in hot water with his building's owners corporation. Marley, a single parent struggling to make ends meet, was...
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LEAVING A BETTER PLANET
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Grandparents: should you charge your kids for looking after your grandkids? As childcare fees continue to soar, more and more families are turning to grandparents for help in looking after their children. But with this help comes an age-old debate: should the kids pay their parents for their services? The issue of grandparents charging for...
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'Feeling Rejected': Grandparents Left Out of Intimate Wedding Celebration A grandmother on a popular social media forum, Gransnet, recently shared her disappointment after receiving a text from her granddaughter announcing her upcoming wedding, to which only siblings, parents, and children were invited. The grandmother's husband, who is the...
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WOOLIES 10% DISCOUNT DISCRIMINATION Soon after raving about the monthly 10% grocery discount one can get with Woolies - they cancel it!!!! And..., after we have signed up. To make matters worse... this offer ONLY applies to "in-shop purchasers"!!! So, the disabled and elderly, who, not only have to pay extra for delivery, and who are already...
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Selling a home and asked to leave prior to Settlement I live in a village type gated community in South East of Melbourne. I got scammed a little while ago and the rent in this community is sky high, so I decided to sell. The "Sales Consultant" was useless and had I not employed a Real Estate Agent, I would still be waiting to sell after 6...
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Abandoned by my siblings. My mother, who I adored, turned 90 in November, 2019. We had a huge family party at her nursing home. 4 days later, on Tuesday night, she was sent to hospital for unknown pains? The doctor did blood tests & told my sisters, that her kidneys were failing at 6%. He encouraged them to put her on 'Palliative Care' I was...
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Cash or Card ? Why should we pay cash everywhere with banknotes instead of a card ? - I have a $50 banknote in my pocket. Going to a restaurant and paying for dinner with it. The restaurant owner then uses the bill to pay for the laundry. The laundry owner then uses the bill to pay the barber. The barber will then use the bill for shopping...
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Coles versus the customer Yesterday we shopped at one of the 3 Coles branches where we live in Busselton in WA, normally we shop at Coles in Vasse and no worries there, but as we were in Busselton we went into the branch in Princes street which is a big shop. Now usually at the end of each aisle there is an A4 sized information tablet that...
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Disability, NDIS. Is it just me or do I have a right to be upset? My daughter is married, with 2 beautiful children. She has MS, yet struggles to work to help the budget. She has a disability parking permit also. She has been sick for 10 years. She has to have the annual MRI, now due. She gets it at a public hospital, and this year, my husband...
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