Ah, young love. It's something most of us have experienced firsthand, and there's no denying its unstoppable power. It can also result in some pretty stupid decision making, an example of which a man on Twitter decided to document in great detail for the entire world to see. And let me tell you, it's one heck of a ride.
If during your teenage years, you've ever had a "special friend" sleepover at your house and then was forced to somehow extricate them from that house without your parents knowing about it (it's much more difficult than one might imagine), then this story is for you. Hold onto your seat. And also, if you're a parent, maybe take it as a precautionary tale for what signs to look out for in your own house. Those no-good kids are constantly trying to pull a fast one, and you must always be vigilant.
It all started with a single Tweet by an amused Stepdad.
So, my stepson has a girl upstairs in his room that stayed the night and my wife doesn't know yet. I'm curious on h… https://t.co/DmLO6G4gaB— 🇺🇲 Tricky-D 📈💰 (@🇺🇲 Tricky-D 📈💰)1547913561.0
He sets up a pretty hilarious scene, one which was ripe with intrigue and suspense.
I was hooked the minute I read this.
Naturally, the people demanded more information.
People asking for updates: she's still here, the wife has gone into full Saturday house cleaning mode. Still hasn'… https://t.co/jvQNadEa0t— 🇺🇲 Tricky-D 📈💰 (@🇺🇲 Tricky-D 📈💰)1547915293.0
In her determination to rid their home of any trace of dirt, this man's wife was blissfully unaware of the nefarious acts that took place under her very own roof.
A sole set of sneakers were the only piece of (glaring) evidence.
No one in this house would have all white shoes... https://t.co/u3naaNnkU3— 🇺🇲 Tricky-D 📈💰 (@🇺🇲 Tricky-D 📈💰)1547915716.0
For, apparently, their house was not normally one to include a pair of shoes so blindingly white. Seriously, how does she keep them so pristine?!
The teller of this tale seemed shocked at how oblivious his wife remained.
A note on the shoe thing.. there is a side door attached to the kitchen literally right at the bottom of the stairs… https://t.co/VnBRhIyZyp— 🇺🇲 Tricky-D 📈💰 (@🇺🇲 Tricky-D 📈💰)1547916631.0
Those shoes should have been a blinding beacon of sneaky behavior, but instead, they remained undisturbed. This kid's time is clearly running out, right?
Apparently, when this woman cleans, she cleans hard.
11:00am central standard time... My wife (amazing wife) cleaning so hard core she doesn't even notice me standing b… https://t.co/65XNE7AAJr— 🇺🇲 Tricky-D 📈💰 (@🇺🇲 Tricky-D 📈💰)1547917302.0
So hard, in fact, that he somehow managed to snap a photo of her without her knowledge as she goes full-tilt on whatever horrors lie at the bottom of the bathroom tub. I admire her determination.
Some people had less than positive things to say about how the Stepdad was handling the situation.
Help the kid out? That would just be reinforcing this behavior. Plus, he clearly finds it far too entertaining to intervene.
Things start heating up as more and more time goes by.
And the wife is done in the bathroom and has moved onto the kitchen... The kitchen is at the bottom of the stairs! Ooof— 🇺🇲 Tricky-D 📈💰 (@🇺🇲 Tricky-D 📈💰)1547918106.0
It's starting to seem pretty grim for these two lovebirds since she's now positioned directly in front of their only source of escape. You can't help but feel a bit bad for them.
Since these updates were happening in real time, Twitter basically lost its collective mind.
Seriously, I should have grabbed a bag of popcorn before I started reading this thread. Although I probably would have choked on a kernel from all the gasping.
The Stepdad also starts feeling some sympathy for our poor Juliet.
I hear definite moving around from his room right above me. It's 10:39 and this poor girl hasn't had a chance pee this morning.— Tricky-D (@DropsNoPanties) January 19, 2019
As someone who pees about 50 times a day, having to wait several hours to go to the bathroom sounds completely torturous. I would be checking out the window situation at this point.
Since the responses had been mixed, the Stepdad decides to throw up a quick poll.
So who we rooting for??— 🇺🇲 Tricky-D 📈💰 (@🇺🇲 Tricky-D 📈💰)1547919413.0
In a near landslide victory, most people are rooting for these two crazy kids.
I have to say, I would have been one of the people voting for Mama Bear, but that's just me.
The vote turned out to be fairly divisive.
So who we rooting for??— 🇺🇲 Tricky-D 📈💰 (@🇺🇲 Tricky-D 📈💰)1547919413.0
This Twitter user showed how she voted for Mama Bear while her boyfriend voted for Young Love.
These are the kind of disagreements that can tear couples apart forever.
This could be the break they've been waiting for.
One more hour of holding your pee?!
Is this really worth all of this stress and abdominal pain?
One concerned follower offered up this helpful solution.
@NYorNothing @mikeNYC10 @RoughDesigning @DropsNoPanties If all else fails, this is our last resort option... https://t.co/Xf1F7i3FoG— Ashley (@Ashley)1547927675.0
Because this idea clearly worked out really well for this person.
People can land on their heads on concrete and be fine, right?
At one point, this user was so caught up in the story that she feared for their lives.
@DropsNoPanties @OldGeewillakers Do we need to do a well check? Did the wife kill everyone?— ssfrank212 💛 (@ssfrank212 💛)1547926790.0
Okay, so it would probably be a pretty big overreaction for Mama Bear to kill everyone, but we get her concern.
And honestly, I'd be pretty ticked off if all of this was happening in my own house without my knowledge.
Stepdad didn't do much to alleviate her anxiety.
@ssfrank212 @OldGeewillakers Lol still waiting... I'm just watching lol— 🇺🇲 Tricky-D 📈💰 (@🇺🇲 Tricky-D 📈💰)1547926821.0
He claimed that he was still "waiting" and "watching" at that point, meaning he wasn't entirely sure if the result would be a killing spree or not.
Honestly, this thread has already lived up to the hype.
I'm afraid this thread isn't going to live up to the hype. You know, like a Ben Affleck Miramax movie 🤷🏻♂️ I'm wai… https://t.co/HMwrNvnyAO— 🇺🇲 Tricky-D 📈💰 (@🇺🇲 Tricky-D 📈💰)1547921529.0
Will Mama Bear discover this secret stowaway?
Or will he somehow be able to get her out of the house without her ever being the wiser?
It seems like too much to hope for at this point.
This user lamented about how hard it was to wait to hear the outcome of this riveting tale.
Seriously, I haven't watched a full commercial in years.
How do you expect me to wait for over an hour to find out how this thing ends?!
Finally, a glimmer of light appears at the end of the tunnel.
In a moment that seems like it would change everything, the girl actually came downstairs and used the bathroom.
Did Mama Bear even see her? Is it all over?!
It seems, by some miracle, that it's not.
I don't even know if the wife saw her come downstairs to use the bathroom. She's said nothing and it's not like I can ask... Yet— 🇺🇲 Tricky-D 📈💰 (@🇺🇲 Tricky-D 📈💰)1547922563.0
Either she somehow didn't see her at all in her manic cleaning spree or she did see her but wrote it off as just a friendly hangout session.
These kids are beyond lucky.
Oh, man. The side-eye.
Omg this kid!! NONCHALANT AF he casually strolls downstairs... AND grabbed those shoes and went back upstairs. Sid… https://t.co/DdyTI7LXiw— 🇺🇲 Tricky-D 📈💰 (@🇺🇲 Tricky-D 📈💰)1547925203.0
After removing the damning evidence, the kids make the final plans for their daring escape.
It seems as if they might pull this thing off after all.
Well that's a wrap folks! Mama just went to the bedroom to lay down and read for a bit. He's got a good 2-3 hour w… https://t.co/6eupLPTAjD— 🇺🇲 Tricky-D 📈💰 (@🇺🇲 Tricky-D 📈💰)1547927158.0
Although I was pulling for Mama Bear, the fact that this kid was able to keep his nighttime activities from his oblivious Mother is something to be admired.
It's basically every high schooler's dream come true.
Oh, I could definitely use a drink right about now.
And closure... Sure enough, hit the side door and they gone. I don't know about you but need a drink after that su… https://t.co/BEkVRBWZ8o— 🇺🇲 Tricky-D 📈💰 (@🇺🇲 Tricky-D 📈💰)1547929658.0
I don't know about you, but my palms were sweating the entire time I was reading that.
The twists and turns! The suspense! It was almost Shakespearean.
It's no surprise that this Twitter story quickly became insanely popular.
So this is where everyone else drops their SoundCloud or GoFundMe links but I don't have either of those so fuck it… https://t.co/sJC8szoHmb— 🇺🇲 Tricky-D 📈💰 (@🇺🇲 Tricky-D 📈💰)1548006097.0
After all, a lot of people probably read that and directly related to the experience of the 18-year-old son, but perhaps their experiences ended with a less-than-positive outcome.
Some Twitter users were not having a few aspects of Stepdad's reporting.
For example, the fact that he just watched and took pictures while his wife cleaned herself into a nervous breakdown.
But his response was that, while he may not help out with cleaning, he's a VIP in the kitchen.
Gotta love a man who cooks!
This Twitter user suggested a way for Stepdad to win some major points with his son.
@DropsNoPanties @SupernovaWicked Just put a ladder under his bedroom window. You’ll be his hero.— PDX’er (@PDX’er)1547916857.0
Sure, because Mama Bear would totally see a ladder outside her house leading to her 18-year-old son's window and think to herself, "That looks normal. I'm sure there's no funny business going on there whatsoever."
Luckily, Stepdad was not having that idea.
@davidjohnsonpdx @SupernovaWicked It's -4 degrees out... Not happening— 🇺🇲 Tricky-D 📈💰 (@🇺🇲 Tricky-D 📈💰)1547916996.0
Because forcing a girl to exit a house through a window and out onto a ladder in negative 4-degree weather is just plain cruel.
This guy seems like a real softie.
Some people felt downright inspired by this captivating tale.
@DropsNoPanties @BREAKDOWNMAMI This is the series I needed to hear this morning. 12/10 on audible. I will be recomm… https://t.co/0JJOdM9Yrn— 𝘽𝙇𝘼𝘾𝙆 𝘾𝙃𝙐𝘾𝙆 𝙉𝙊𝙍𝙍𝙄𝙎 © (@𝘽𝙇𝘼𝘾𝙆 𝘾𝙃𝙐𝘾𝙆 𝙉𝙊𝙍𝙍𝙄𝙎 ©)1547995932.0
If this young man can set his mind to something and accomplish his dreams, maybe there is hope for the rest of us after all.
One user seemed to think that Mama Bear was, in fact, aware of the situation the entire time.
@DropsNoPanties @TheAlexNevil NO WOMAN FURIOUSLY CLEANS ANY BATHROOM UNLESS SHE'S ALREADY TICKED OFF ABOUT SOMETHIN… https://t.co/ITnOeyzYtC— 6catsNcounting (@6catsNcounting)1547920540.0
I actually relate to this statement.
My house is never as clean as it is after a particularly brutal fight with my husband.
Angrily cleaning is the most thorough cleaning.
But Stepdad shut down that theory immediately.
@HeroineRipley @TheAlexNevil False, my wife scrubs this house ceiling to floor every weekend. I got lucky like that— 🇺🇲 Tricky-D 📈💰 (@🇺🇲 Tricky-D 📈💰)1547921207.0
It appears that she really was just cleaning the way she always does on the weekends and that his Stepson was able to pull off the most impressive con that household had ever seen.
And he's probably pretty darn happy with himself right about now.
Although, now that this has gone viral, Mama Bear is pretty much guaranteed to know what happened at this point, so let's all just assume that he's in for quite the earful.
When you fly too close to the son, you're bound to get burned.
I think it's important to remember the one major takeaway from this story, though.Giphy
If you don't want your Mom to find out that you have a girl over, take her blindingly white shoes up with you when you hide out in your bedroom.
It's just common sense, kids.