How to Advise Someone Who's Moving in with Their Girlfriend

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Y'know, there is always a particle of wisdom here, but this is TRUTH as brought down from the mountain, carved in stone tablets.

March 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStreetwise guy

Is this Chekov's Nerf Gun?

March 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

"Their" girlfriend?!

Sounds like a complicated relationship.

I think he should keep all his stuff, even if he has to pay for a storage space -- unless he doesn't mind getting new stuff in a few months...

You know, when he has to find another place to live.

In another locale, far away...

Never mind -- he might want to travel light.

March 14, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterfilsmyth

In. Deed.

This should be required reading for all cohabitation noobs.

March 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRaj Chaudhuri

Yep. That's how it goes.

March 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSimes

I am so glad this does not apply to my cohabitation process :-).

March 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWesley

Just don't do it. You will never get as much as you think you will and it can be a real mess to extract yourself from the situation.

March 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAC

I look like Scott now. Shaved my head and beard so we look alike. =)

March 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterOedlan

Another one that fires on all cylinders. Having lived with my wife for 17 years I can attest to this wisdom. The worst part is, she is a better shot than I am (at a stationary target at least).

March 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFrank

Really? You had to? Don't feed the sexists, come on. You know they're gonna be down here anyway. But if you have to do it, please ensure that you use an original joke. You're better than this, Mr. Meyer.

March 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBecause

Or you could just buy her her own nerf gun? so you can both have one? (/anti-joke chicken)

March 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterK_Pat

Who wins if they're lesbians?

March 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStephen

I seriously read through the comments JUST to find the one calling him a sexist, because I knew there would be one. There is always one.

Dear that commenter,
Please spend some time actually looking at the way men and women have been portrayed throughout the history of this comic, then come back here and try telling me with a straight face that you honestly think Scott is a sexist.

March 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

I am the most fortunate of men. My (now) wife moved in with me 8 years ago, bringing her own nerf gun. Not only are 2 guns better than one, we never run out of ammo as it's constantly being fired back.

She's a keeper. x

March 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDan

scott, idk if you've seen this already, but take a look if not!

March 14, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterslizz

This ranks somewhere in my top five Instructions. Don't know which one (#1 is the "Vicious Psych-Out" one, because nothing beats the quad-whammy), but it is there.

And, I most humbly suggest "How to Be Inadvertently Creepy." The crouched-down, jazz-hand wielding, silhouetted version of you in "How to Calm a Frightened Child" is not used enough, and is just so inadvertently creepy.
Luv, peace, and hair grease.

March 14, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterpooker

Re: Because

Yeah, stop being funny Scott! There is no place for that on this website!

March 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoshua

Brilliant good Sir! As always.

March 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

If she has a sense of humor, she might let you win one once in a while.
The important thing is, if you want it to happen more than once, don't rub her nose in it like she did a bad thing.

March 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDee

To anyone who doesn't think that the woman always wins, ask yourself this question: How many square feet of the living space belong to the man? My definition of "belong to" is that said man is the only one who can put something into or take something out of the square feet in question. I know a lot of men for whom the answer to that question is zero. A few get half of one closet and a corner of a room or basement. I would further stipulate that unfinished basements, attics and garages do not count.

Shared space is great. A cubby of one's own is priceless.

March 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSoul of Wit

Jokes on you, nobody will ever want to move in with me.

March 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAdam

Wow, BI nails it big time with this comic. Nerf gun inclusion seems weird initially but fourth panel is like a freight train of realisation coming into the station.

March 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKon K

The guy is allowed to win once. And after she makes him pay dearly for weeks, he will prefer to never "win" again.

March 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHenry Bayer

Scott, you're a genius. Your comics are the best.

March 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRAID

I agree with Dee - don't rub her nose in it, as if "letting" him win was a bad thing, and she'll "let" him win again and again!

March 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBI Fan

Someone who thinks that you only need one Nerf gun, clearly isn't properly prepared for the foam rubber zombie apocalypse.

March 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRizz Rustbolt

Seeing as both my girlfriend and I are women, indeed, the woman always wins.
In the case of a Nerf gun war however, I win, because I'm the one with the machine gun.

March 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlisa

OMG "How To Be Inadvertantly Creepy" ... how has that NOT been on BI yet!?!

April 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCat B

'cohabitate for the first time'? Did he grow up in a wilderness?

December 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrian McInnis
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