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He was left with quite a mess to clean up.

This man thought he had a clever plan: Intentionally mess up his apartment to “test” his girlfriend. If she cleaned up after him, he would know she was, in fact, good enough to marry.

A quick glance through his Twitter feed shows that his kind of “wisdom” is pretty on brand.

Twitter, to say the least, was not thrilled with his advice on how to get “wifed.”

https://twitter.com/tumidr/status/991428838709186560

https://twitter.com/TheRebelChick/status/993695060356190208

https://twitter.com/_preshhiousC/status/993058573130153994

But things only got worse for him (and funnier for the rest of us) when some hero showed the tweet to his girlfriend.

Which just goes to show that, for all the frustration and negativity it causes, Twitter can occasionally be a force for good.

https://twitter.com/VictoriaRoseEm/status/994478371047288834

As ridiculous as this man’s thinking may seem, it’s important to remember that he’s far from being alone in his feelings about a woman’s role in the world. In fact, only a few decades ago his “test” could have appeared unironically in many popular mainstream magazines. Although there’s still a lot of progress to be made, it’s nice to know that people, for the most part, don’t buy into this particular brand of bullshit anymore, and that men like this are left to clean up their own messes.

David Britton

David Britton

David Britton is a writer and comedian based in Rhinebeck, New York. In addition to being a regular contributor to the Daily Dot, he also writes for the Hard Times and is the creator of StoriesAboutWizards.com.

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