r/mildlyinteresting Jan 21 '22 Helpful 1

I accidentally bumped my new scale into the old scale with my foot, it completed shattered and slightly exploded the old scale.

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u/ArdelLedbetter Jan 21 '22

There's not room in this bathroom for the both of us partner.

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u/juanjosedmg Jan 21 '22

That scaleted quick

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u/SpecterCody Jan 21 '22

No weigh, dude.

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u/Zzzsojeffrey Jan 22 '22

Totally took a lb'ing

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u/SpecterCody Jan 22 '22

On a scale of 1-10, I rate that a 4.

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u/MyActualNameIsCarl Jan 22 '22

This new metric scale really pulled off the kilogram.

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u/Giant_Freakin_Salmon Jan 22 '22

we can see it’s scale-eton now

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u/nivekun Jan 21 '22

I see what you did there 👉🏻👉🏻

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u/Alsimsayin Jan 22 '22 Silver

There can be only one.

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u/treetyoselfcarol Jan 22 '22

HIGHLANDER!!!!!

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u/k1ng617 Jan 22 '22

Careful bro... you won't like it if I lose my temper

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u/bryanthecrab Jan 21 '22

Old and busted… new hotness!

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u/beachdude420 Jan 21 '22

Same thing when my second wife bumped into my first wife.

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u/Phohammer83 Jan 22 '22

There can only be one!

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u/InYourFaceAction1993 Jan 21 '22

Came here to say that dammit was too late

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u/uxjw Jan 22 '22

Some of us go to pieces when we see our partners touching their ex

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u/Mindreeder93 Jan 21 '22 Wholesome Giggle Defeated

DOMINANCE ASSERTED

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u/poseidondieson Jan 21 '22

The old scale fucked around and found out!

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u/Storytellerjack Jan 21 '22

Two scales enter, one scale leaves.

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u/Total-Khaos Jan 21 '22

Two scales, one foot...the viral video!

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u/Kevan-with-an-i Jan 21 '22

THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE HIGHLANDER!

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u/poseidondieson Jan 21 '22

You can't defeat me, Ramirez! I am the strongest!

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u/missanthropocenex Jan 21 '22

“Time to die, weak Old Fool!”

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u/jarmstrong2485 Jan 21 '22

If I may weigh in on this, one scale will suffice

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u/yelahneb Jan 21 '22

now weight just a damn minute

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u/davisyoung Jan 21 '22

I kilo ver in laughter.

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u/Disneyhorse Jan 21 '22

Bathroom battlebots

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u/ONLYaPA Jan 21 '22

But also you stepped on it, didn't you.

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u/odin99999 Jan 21 '22

Player 195 has been eliminated

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u/VindictiveRakk Jan 22 '22

The future is now, old man.

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u/lee-galizit Jan 21 '22

There can be only one!!

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u/[deleted] Jan 21 '22

Hahah just wrote the same thing.

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u/Waszabby Jan 21 '22

Great minds think alike

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u/MeccIt Jan 21 '22

...and fools seldom differ

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u/Vignarthedwarf Jan 21 '22

Came here to post this ngl! 😂

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u/Mix_Masterr Jan 21 '22

The tempered glass did it's job. Angry temper though. 😡

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u/LittleDickk Jan 21 '22

Wait is there a such thing as happy tempers?

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u/loluo Jan 21 '22

I think we call those fair tempered? I might be wrong

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u/S1lent0ne Jan 22 '22

Also, even tempered.

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u/EndofGods Jan 21 '22

No, they're all crammed in there like a clown car. Dense as I was in my teens.

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u/PuttingInTheEffort Jan 21 '22

Sure, temper is just short for temperament: personality-ish.

Positive, happy, chill, fair, cool, can all be fine tempers.

People often say 'temper' to mean angry, but I assume it's like calling someone smelly. Even though there are good smells, you typically dont bring attention to the positive/neutral meanings.

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u/loluo Jan 21 '22

Isn't it interesting that we say "he lost his temper" to imply he got angry, but within the same vein "he has a temper" also implies that he often gets angry, so whether you lost it, or have it you are going to be angry. There should be a phrase "he has schrodinger'ed his temper" which is a in-between state of their temper implying hes fair mannered?

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u/pokepwn Jan 21 '22

I always thought of it as a sword thing, A well tempered sword is less likely to break, a bad tempered sword is more likely to break. Same with a person, although when you say they have a temper, the word bad preceeding it is normally implied.

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u/n0nsequit0rish Jan 21 '22

It would also apply to chocolate.

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u/bibbi123 Jan 21 '22

Temperate.

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u/Ocronus Jan 21 '22

Better little pieces than giant blades of death.

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u/longtimegoneMTGO Jan 21 '22

On the one hand, the tempered glass worked. On the other, it probably only broke in the first place because it was tempered.

Tempered glass is under high stress, and as a result it will explode like that if it is scratched, you don't actually have to hit it hard enough for normal glass to break.

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u/single_malt_jedi Jan 21 '22

Thats not quite right. You have to blast the center of tempered glass really hard to get it to shatter unless it wasn't tempered right.

The edges of tempered glass are another story. A hit on the edge will break a piece of tempered pretty easy.

I work with tempered glass every day.

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u/Shamalama-1 Jan 22 '22

We used to take newbies out to the dumpster and start swinging at units with a steel hammer. Then when we tell them to and we would have it resting on our steel toes and bump it. Gotta love it. A bit reckless but nobody ever got hurt.

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u/single_malt_jedi Jan 22 '22

We used to do the exact same thing.

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u/Shamalama-1 Jan 22 '22

Has to be a trade tradition. Miss the trade sometimes. Hated the politics.

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u/single_malt_jedi Jan 22 '22

I think so too. I work at a manufacturer for vinyl windows and doors. When i worked in the glass department it was kinda like a initiation ritual to pop a piece of tempered glass on the newbies.

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u/ValuableSleep9175 Jan 21 '22

Are you crazy you have to hit tempered glass stupid hard to break it. Now if you scratch it that is a different story.

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u/Dan_Is Jan 21 '22

"the future is now, old scale" - new scale

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u/KlassicKenny_ Jan 21 '22

I'm always paranoid these glass scales are gonna do that under my bare feet

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u/Sherifftruman Jan 21 '22

Tempered glass is stronger in the direction the stress comes from when you stand on the scale. However, it’s weakest on the edge where one tap with a solid object can pop it quite easily.

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u/bikeidaho Jan 21 '22

You must pcmasterrace!

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u/Sherifftruman Jan 21 '22

I don’t really, I love seeing cool builds but I’m a console guy. But I worked in commercial general contracting and have seen this firsthand many times.

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u/[deleted] Jan 21 '22

Uh no dude... The only practical application of tempered glass is PC gaming. No way you're not a PCMasterRace user.

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u/idlebyte Jan 21 '22

Every car built since '37 would like to have a word with your opinion.

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u/[deleted] Jan 21 '22

Nope. If OP knows about tempered glass, he's surely pcmasterrace. No other application at all aside from showing off my dope RGB case lighting.

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u/vipros42 Jan 21 '22

This joke was not worth persevering with

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u/[deleted] Jan 21 '22

True. I'm in the red for karma today.

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u/vipros42 Jan 21 '22

You win some you lose some

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u/[deleted] Jan 21 '22

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u/CuteGoblinGirl Jan 21 '22

I’ve recognized your sarcasm and hopefully my feeble contribution will pull you slightly from the depths.

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u/[deleted] Jan 21 '22

Thank you for your service! You're fighting the good fight soldier!

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u/Harflin Jan 21 '22

Gotta love the downvotes. Is there an r/AteTheOnion but for missed obvious sarcasm?

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u/ben_jamin_h Jan 21 '22

It would have been funny if it was funny

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u/Nyx_the_Fallen Jan 21 '22

Even if they did, you'd probably be just fine. The tempered glass shards aren't particularly sharp.

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u/MyOtherAcctsAPorsche Jan 22 '22

Like stepping on a 100 tiny legos.

Which, as bad as it sounds, it not even close to as bad as stepping on a single full size one.

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u/ackermann Jan 21 '22

My brother had one that just randomly shattered, out of the blue, while he was at work. No earthquakes in his area. At first was concerned someone broke in.

But further reading suggested that it just happens sometimes, with cheap tempered glass.

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u/Damnae Jan 22 '22

My whole desk is made of tempered glass, I'm waiting for it to randomly explode now.

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u/glitterpumps Jan 21 '22

She’s so dramatic

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u/JohnDoe_2408 Jan 21 '22

*was

ಠ_ಠ

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u/Samsquamch18 Jan 21 '22

TIL Garmin makes weight scales

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u/Fox_Tango_ Jan 22 '22

I was looking for this. I just found this out as well.

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u/Splatorch Jan 22 '22

I worked for Garmin a couple summers ago so I bought a bunch of their products at a heavily discounted rate haha

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u/Lesland Jan 21 '22

Hostile takeover.

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u/sometandomname Jan 21 '22

“Look at me. Look at me. I’m the scale now.”

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u/Mindreeder93 Jan 21 '22

Who’s the Biggest Loser NOW

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u/Oli4K Jan 21 '22

They’ve taken this designed obsolescence thing too far.

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u/RoyalPeacock19 Jan 21 '22

Hey, at least it broke after he got a new one, and not before.

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u/Capital_Farmer_5409 Jan 21 '22

No weigh that is going to work now

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u/Independent_Ad2501 Jan 21 '22

tipping the scales in your favor.

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u/indian_boy786 Jan 21 '22

Heavy optimistic

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u/AcesSkye Jan 21 '22 Silver

It looks like your mom tried to weigh herself

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u/6ellraiser66 Jan 21 '22

I knew this would be here

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u/ObjectiveYam5502 Jan 21 '22

That’s the biggest satnav I’ve ever seen

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u/DavoMcBones Jan 21 '22

The garmin pro max ultra now with built it wight detection

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u/Bama-Dan Jan 21 '22

Right! Why tf are Garmin making scales?

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u/Ath47 Jan 22 '22

Because nobody is buying GPS navigation systems for cars anymore. Either your car has it built in, or you use your phone.

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u/force_shit Jan 21 '22

It was emotionally broken

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u/MrTomansky Jan 21 '22

Say it with me: EMOTIONAL DAMAGE

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u/[deleted] Jan 21 '22

You should crosspost this to r/pcmasterrace they feel your pain.

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u/Rosssyyy Jan 21 '22

I thought that’s what I was looking at for a second

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u/woutomatic Jan 21 '22 edited Jan 23 '22

Mechanical scales > Digital scales
The latter always break. At least in my experience.

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u/CyberNinja23 Jan 21 '22

Usually after it displays the wrong weight.

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u/waterloograd Jan 21 '22

Mine definitely shows the wrong weight. I've been dieting for a year and its only getting higher

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u/trwwy321 Jan 22 '22

Scale: displays the truth

Me: I can’t handle the truth throws out scale

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u/badchad65 Jan 21 '22

May be true, but it’s super advantageous to have that scale take your weight, estimate your body fat and water %, then send it to your phone for easy analysis. Just gotta be a little careful. I’ve had the same scale OP broke for about 5 years now.

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u/Vihzel Jan 21 '22

Unfortunately, scales are notoriously bad at even closely estimating body fat %. They're so bad that it's effectively useless, especially since simple hydration levels can greatly affect readings.

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u/skiddlymcdoodlybop Jan 21 '22

They almost always use the bmi chart for height and weight which is not very accurate like you said. anyone can look at a bmi chart online for free

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u/badchad65 Jan 21 '22

That may be, but still better than a mechanical scale, and I’m mostly interested in relative change.

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u/Tanduvanwinkle Jan 21 '22

Most of those scales vary by several percent in consecutive operations of body fat measurement, seconds apart. They're not even much good for monitoring relative change at all.

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u/badchad65 Jan 21 '22

Perhaps. I haven’t seen any formal data examining the scale’s performance relative to something else. I’m not a professional body builder or athlete, so I don’t have much use for repeated water displacement assessments or dexascans. My choice is to have the data as a curiosity, or nothing at all.

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u/[deleted] Jan 21 '22

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u/badchad65 Jan 21 '22

That scale does it automatically. It’s connected to WiFi so I don’t have to enter anything. Then it can graphically show my weight trend over the last week, month, or whatever I choose.

Sure, easy enough to do with excel, or some other program. I wouldn’t want to enter some 2,000 values into my phone manually.

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u/Rogue_Star_D Jan 21 '22

Why did you keep the old scale

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u/Ferro_Giconi Jan 21 '22

It's for the easy weight loss. If you put one foot on each scale, you'll weigh half as much!

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u/somnambulista23 Jan 22 '22

Only way to find out what a scale weighs.

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u/PicoDeBayou Jan 21 '22

Need a banana for scales

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u/asribelle Jan 21 '22

take a scale for scale

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u/tiktotthot Jan 21 '22

Is the new one a Renpho?

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u/[deleted] Jan 21 '22 edited Mar 26 '22

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u/tiktotthot Jan 21 '22

I see you too are a 5 star human, good job 👏🏻

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u/madasss2170 Jan 21 '22

Hey at least it’s the old one!! Could be worse lmao

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u/daquanpokemon Jan 21 '22

As a person who constantly destroys things this is relatable.

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u/TheTrueFishbunjin Jan 21 '22

The future is now old man.

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u/Professional-Air466 Jan 21 '22

Long live the king

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u/pr1m3tim3 Jan 21 '22

"There can be only one." Duncan McCloud, highlander.

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u/seremuyo Jan 22 '22

Perfectly balanced,

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u/KingBongHogger420 Jan 22 '22

Am I the only one that thinks using glass for a scale is dumb?

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u/Bite_Able Jan 21 '22

The scale of this damage is immesurable

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u/JaketendoYT Jan 21 '22

Slightly exploded? Haha.

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u/Limp-Pumpkin-516 Jan 21 '22

It knows it's place

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u/jawnly211 Jan 21 '22

Iron sharpens iron!!!!

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u/xilsage Jan 21 '22

Bumped it with your foot? Was it on the gas as you ran them over in your car?

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u/KragBru- Jan 21 '22

There can be only one

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u/barcls Jan 21 '22

There can be only one lightning crack

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u/Warlord68 Jan 21 '22

Garmin, so you always know weigh you are.

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u/chrondus Jan 21 '22

The future is now old man!!

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u/Medricel Jan 22 '22

Good ole' tempered glass. Can take a hammer to the face and not flinch, but even so much as tap it wrong on the edge and it explodes.

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u/Hugzzzzz Jan 22 '22

This is how you assert dominance in the scale hierarchy.

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u/dic-in-ur-mouth Jan 22 '22

There can be only one.....Highlander style!

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u/jeefcakes Jan 22 '22

There can only be one

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u/rogan1990 Jan 22 '22

New scales got your back

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u/HiveQueen1 Jan 22 '22

Shattering weight goals!

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u/mountedpandahead Jan 22 '22

Unneutered male scales can be very aggressive, never put two in the same room for this exact reason.

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u/MsTeaTime Jan 22 '22

It launched a full scale attack.

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u/lforal Jan 22 '22

New scale has entered the chat

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u/Brook_28 Jan 22 '22

I did something similar, they sent us a new one.

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u/FireyorLeafy Jan 22 '22

That eSCALEated quickly

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u/Tomdoerr88 Jan 22 '22

This is destruction on a whole other scale

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u/mroximoron Jan 22 '22

I always use a banana for scale

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u/Vaeltaja82 Jan 22 '22

"I am the scale now"

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u/AdNeat6976 Jan 22 '22

Why does this sound sadder than it has to.

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u/CaveManta Jan 21 '22

The damage to the glass is off the scale.

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u/F0XFlRE Jan 21 '22

“There can only be one”

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u/boniemonie Jan 21 '22

Lucky it wasn’t the new one!!!

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u/ErdenGeboren Jan 21 '22

This is what happens when scabs cross the picket line.

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u/rav007 Jan 21 '22

I accidentally violently punted my new scale into the old scale with an unstoppable force like a god and the old scale crumbled into shattered glass and dust

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u/veron1on1 Jan 21 '22

Banana for scale???

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u/Throwaway4545232 Jan 21 '22

Thought OP’s mom stepped on it

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u/Realistic_Truck Jan 21 '22

Picture for scale.

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u/Notdazedbutalright Jan 21 '22

Weight a minute, I think the old one is out of scale!

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u/ramenandanegg Jan 21 '22

The Prince Rupert's Drop is an amazing example of glass tempering; similar breakage phenomenon. :D

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u/Died5Times Jan 21 '22

My scale after i try and weigh myself

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u/MyTwoTotroises Jan 21 '22

This is my swamp now

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u/proxyproxyomega Jan 21 '22

annihilation

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u/IvonneSoCool Jan 21 '22

There can only be one.

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u/PhanSiPance Jan 21 '22

That’s heavy

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u/Scrubloooord Jan 21 '22

Certified tempered glass moment

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u/psyaneyed Jan 21 '22

Looks like u got it just in time. That thing get a GPS fix on u when it weighs u?

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u/BubbaScoops Jan 21 '22

I thought your mom broke it with her weight.. haha get recked imma put my brains on the wall

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u/watson1984 Jan 21 '22

This is exactly what I feared would happen to my scales after all I ate over Christmas

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u/NashSFW Jan 21 '22

The weight of the world got to it

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u/moonmangggg Jan 21 '22

The trim in your house looks nice.

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u/Mindless-Body-1397 Jan 21 '22

I bought a 1950s mechanical scale at an antique store 15 years and I love it. It will NEVER break, it's built like a tank and looks pretty cool. I tested it's accuracy and it is spot on. It was only $40.

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u/Confident_Hawk_6014 Jan 21 '22

You need to choose your go-to scale.

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u/brain-power Jan 21 '22

Since when does Garmin make scales? Or is that your name?

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u/c172fccc Jan 21 '22

It's a Garmin Index, a very expensive scale that connects to the wi-fi.

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u/wombey12 Jan 21 '22

But why?

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u/c172fccc Jan 21 '22

Because it is a "smart scale". It tracks your weight and a lot of other data and it sends it to an app on your phone with the wi-fi. My father has one and it works great, but too expensive for what it is imo.

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u/[deleted] Jan 21 '22 edited Mar 26 '22

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u/c172fccc Jan 21 '22

Oh I know, I've got a Renpho myself :) I've got an older model than OP's however. It still work great since I got it 2 years ago, it's a great product for the price.

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u/forever_loopy Jan 21 '22

Now weigh yourself on the old scale

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u/Killieboy16 Jan 21 '22

That escalated quickly....

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u/OneSidedDice Jan 21 '22

It didn’t want to weight around any longer

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u/Suspicious-Elk-3631 Jan 21 '22

Bumped, or kicked with frustrated rage?

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u/pigeonscarriedmeaway Jan 21 '22

Survival of the fittest

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u/wesleys22 Jan 21 '22

When you see who he replaced you with

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u/Toubaboliviano Jan 21 '22

Superiority achieved

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u/Superman426 Jan 21 '22

Flawless Victory!

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u/nine8whatwhat Jan 21 '22

Quit lying you’re stepped on the scale and broke it tubby