War stories about shitty exes are sometimes the only things we can take away from a terrible relationship. I’ve had plenty of partners who seemed like a bad idea at the time and continued on that trajectory until the whole thing crumbled. But some of my biggest foibles in dating made for thebeststories; the type of tales that restore your faith in the playfulness of the universe and make you so grateful you’re out of that.
Writer Sarah Gailey unleashed perhaps the best possible such story on Twitter on Wednesday. It starts out innocuous enough then soon gets cringe-worthy.
I once dated a terrible man who was awful &horrible &I shouldn’t have dated him. You know the type. Just picture “awful,” that’s him. 1/
It’s a good device! And, for the money-minded, it certainly beats the heck out of expensive trips to the salon for a pricy pedicure. But, there’s one important thing that comes with PedEgg ownership: PedEgg maintenance.
(my apologies to everyone who
If you don’t empty your Ped Egg frequently, it can get
*pretty much packed*
with foot shavings
Gailey, who admitted she dated the dude far longer than was reasonable, is far away from that relationship. Nevertheless, she took the tale of the PedEggsplosion and has lovingly shared it with us, foot shavings and all.
A former Weekend Editor at the Daily Dot, April Siese's reporting covers everything from technology and politics to web culture and humor. Her work has been published by Bustle, Uproxx, Death and Taxes, Rolling Stone, the Daily Beast, Thrillist, Atlas Obscura, and others. Siese joined Quartz in December 2016.