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Man asks if it's OK to criticize his girlfriend's work outfits and gets some helpful answers

If you grew up on the Magic School Bus, you probably took away two things – 1) it's possible to fit a school bus inside the human body as long as magic is involved and 2) coordinating your outfits with your lesson plan is both a fashion statement and a way to engage students.

But not everyone is thrilled about the idea of a grown woman dressing up for educational purposes, because maybe some people just hate joy? A man took to Reddit's "Am I the Asshole" forum to complain about his preschool teacher girlfriend's work outfits, saying, "she dresses like Ms. Frizzle."

According to the man, she'll wear "a dress with the pattern of whatever they are studying. She makes a lot of them herself, now including matching masks." He might be the only person who has a problem with it, because he admitted, "The kids love it, and the parents seem to think it's great."


His (totally false) belief that it's okay to dictate how his girlfriend dresses led to a fight. "On Friday, she helped my mom with something after work and she was still in her weird dress. I have told her before I don't like when she dresses that way, but she tells me I don't have to like it, but I have no right to tell her how to dress," he wrote on Reddit.

Not only did he get all weird and controlling about the outfit, he also lied to his girlfriend. "I was upset she went out like that with my mother, and told her that my mom said she was embarrassed and to ask that she please not dress like that again if they're going out," he continued.

If you mess with the bull, you're going to get the horns. And his girlfriend gave the man more than he bargained for. She called his mom to apologize. "My mom was furious, explained she doesn't have a problem with how my girlfriend dresses and thinks it's great she spends extra time doing things to engage her students. My mom then yelled at me for lying to my girlfriend and trying to throw her under the bus because I was being an insecure jerk," he said. Was that a magic school bus she was thrown under?

Even the man's friend couldn't stand by him. "My friend said I was horrible and called me trash," he said. Twitter agreed with the friend.





The story has a happy ending. Reddit deemed the man an asshole, but most importantly, his girlfriend deemed him an asshole, too. "I'm sure you all will be pleased to know we broke up tonight. She said I'm too controlling and narrow minded so she broke up with me," the man posted in an edit. Congrats on your freedom, girl. We wish Ms. Frizzle was this scrappy in the books.The thought and effort that this woman puts into her clothes indicates that she cares so much about her students. TBH, more teachers should probably dress up like their lesson plans. Wouldn't you have gotten more from AP bio if your teacher was dressed like the circulatory system? It would be really hard to forget where the aorta is located.

10/10. The Mayyas dance.

We can almost always expect to see amazing acts and rare skills on “America’s Got Talent.” But sometimes, we get even more than that.

The Mayyas, a Lebanese women’s dance troupe whose name means “proud walk of a lioness,” delivered a performance so mesmerizing that judge Simon Cowell called it the “best dance act” the show has ever seen, winning them an almost instant golden buzzer.

Perhaps this victory comes as no surprise, considering that the Mayyas had previously won “Arab’s Got Talent” in 2019 and competed on “Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions.” But truly, it’s what motivates them to take to the stage that’s remarkable.

“Lebanon is a very beautiful country, but we live a daily struggle," one of the dancers said to the judges just moments before their audition. Another explained, “being a dancer as a female Arab is not fully supported yet.”

Nadim Cherfan, the team’s choreographer, added that “Lebanon is not considered a place where you can build a career out of dancing, so it’s really hard, and harder for women.”

Still, Cherfan shared that it was a previous “AGT” star who inspired the Mayyas to defy the odds and audition anyway. Nightbirde, a breakout singer who also earned a golden buzzer before tragically passing away in February 2021 due to cancer, had told the audience, “You can't wait until life isn't hard anymore before you decide to be happy.” The dance team took the advice to heart.

For the Mayyas, coming onto the “AGT” stage became more than an audition opportunity. Getting emotional, one of the dancers declared that it was “our only chance to prove to the world what Arab women can do, the art we can create, the fights we fight.”

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