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I inadvertently caused WW3.

For context I've had a rough past few years and as a result I'm living in my little brothers garage. It's my fault entirely as to why I'm there but that's for another day. Before things went sideways this afternoon my brother had shown me a screenshot of something my nephew had sent him. It was a flyer for a frat party for st.pattys day. He was sent this via snapchat and was asking me what a certain line meant. The line in question said text the number shown for the addy. He didn't know what addy meant. I've been around the block many a time so my mind went straight to addy means adderall. College + fraternities+ addy= text that number to buy adderall. I've heard of people buying drugs off that app but I myself doesn't know how that works. I'm oldschool I buy the old way in person. He begins to freakout and started interrogating my nephew. My brothers wife who has never been a fan of mine gets involved which makes it worse. Eventually it was made clear that addy means address. My brother is relieved, I'm still not fully convinced it means address and his wife just starts in on me. "How dare you accuse my son of doing drugs" blah blah blah. I said I never said he was doing drugs and I apologize for being old with outdated slang. The argument went from there to how she doesn't want me staying in the garage anymore because she bets I'm robbing them while they are working. I'm not a thief and I don't see the need to steal. If I need something I simply ask I never was the type to steal or scam. Needless to say there was no reasoning with her and I was tired of trying it was best for me to walk away. I've been gone for hours just wandering. I figure I'll go back tomorrow when things have cooled down for my things. I thank my brother for his kindness but I just can't stay there while I'm trying to put my life back together.
MarkPaul · 26-30, M
This is the craziest story I have ever heard... EVER. Dude... it's pretty common knowledge addy = address and just from the context of the message it is obvious you would text the number to get the address of the party even if you didn't know upfront it meant address.

No offense, but you seem to be a family of over-reactors... you jumping to the conclusion your nephew is sending his father a message that suggests he's going to buy drugs, your sister-in-law thinking you are accusing her son, your brother coming to you in the first place for something this obvious when he could have just asked his son or the neighbour kid if he doesn't trust his own.

It seems like the 3 of you at the very least need some group counseling.
NovaNine · 51-55, M
@MarkPaul In all fairness I'm older and not up on the latest slang. My brain is wired a bit differently. My family has always been highly dysfunctional. The dysfunction goes decades back. Multigenerational.
Dv8rs · 18-21, F
She, your brothers' wife sounds like she may have more problems, than you staying in their garage. She also sounds like she has her mind made up, by accusing you of stealing, that may be one of her tactics to get you out of the garage. If you can't find a way to get on her good side, you'll be out . There must be something you can do for them, like yard work, or if you have access to the house, housework to get on her good side.
NovaNine · 51-55, M
@Dv8rs I have done dishes and offered to do more around the house but was told don't worry about it. It's alright though I got my bag this morning and I'm out of her hair.
MarkPaul · 26-30, M
@NovaNine 🤨 Well, I would expect your brother would have known your limitations and taken your advise with a grain of salt. LIkewise, you should have disclaimed your translation to your brother with what you just told me. You and your sister-in-law should have discussed what was going in instead of making accusations against each other. I recommend you each practise communicating with each other and you all apologize to your nephew.
Northwest · M
You did not cause WWIII. Your sister-in-law is looking for any excuse to toss you out. The specifics are inconsequential.

You may want to look into another solution to your housing issue.
NovaNine · 51-55, M
@Northwest I grabbed my bag this morning. I'm going to reach out to my dad and a few close friends next.
I've never heard anyone refer to address as addy and it would be lame af if they did. I agree with you it's Adderall.
NovaNine · 51-55, M
@LostNForgotten I've never heard of anyone referring to address that way before either. Granted I am older and am not up on the newest slang. I'm still not entirely convinced.
@NovaNine I can't imagine a college kid saying that. And why would they say call for an address if they can just add it to the paper.
Zeusdelight · 61-69, M
Why would the son send his father that text if it was referring to drugss??
NovaNine · 51-55, M
@Zeusdelight My brother did ask that question. I thought maybe he made a mistake with who it was sent to.
Zeusdelight · 61-69, M
@NovaNine Ok, understandable.
Text for address. Jeesh lol
NovaNine · 51-55, M
@JonLosAngeles66 In all fairness I'm older. I don't know all the new slang.

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