We've all been there, arguing over who has to do the cooking, cleaning, and washing for what feels like the 657th time this week, but this adorable couple seem to have the chore-deciding formula absolutely nailed down. It turns out the answer is simple: Mario Kart 64.
Reddit user u/bork1138 has shared the story of their parents' Mario Kart tradition online, noting that the couple have been playing the game "religiously" since 2001 to decide who will be making the next cup of tea. The image appears to depict the game's Battle Mode, with heated, balloon-popping shenanigans clearly being the order of the day.
As this is the internet, it didn't take long for commenters to bombard the original poster with messages of disbelief, claiming their story to be a lie. As proof, a second image was shared of the exact same event taking place back in 2014, with both of our stars taking up very familiar positions in a near identical pose.
In replies to various messages, u/bork1138 has revealed that the console was actually theirs originally as a gift from the parents, but has since been given back as it wasn't being used. Since then, the battling parents have improved their skills; "they both know all the tricks, to the point where few years back they had to agree not to use shortcuts or cheats as they would bicker".
We can already picture the inevitable daily Twitch stream that's about to be born from their internet fame. To be fair, we'd probably watch it.
Now that is great, wish my wife would do that, she says I cheat at rock paper scissors, and she doesnt like computer games
I play Mario Kart every day to decide whether to keep living or not.
I keep losing, so here I am...
That's awesome. It's a fair way to do it, That's for sure.
Haha that is ace!
I'm glad they chose the best Mario Kart to settle their disputes
What amazes me is that the console still works after being used every day for over 17 years. I doubt any modern console would last half as long.
Console durability always interests me, I'd like to say the GameCube could probably also last as long if only it didn't rely on discs to function.
@Rhaoulos And talk about those controllers? How do the analog sticks have last so many years? Or did they replace them / the controllers?
relationship goals, tbh
@molliolli182 I still have my very old N64 since 1997 with 3 controllers still working perfectly. I suppose the sticks don't get messed up if you take good care of them and avoid Mario party or any games that rely on wiggling the stick like crazy. But I've seen countless other controllers (first and third party) with damages or broken sticks.
I would love if my wife was a gamer, but I’m fine with that she is ok with me being one. She occasionally does plays sf2, smash, kart with kids and I, but other then candy crush like games, thats the end of her gaming. On the other side, my 8 year old is completely addicted to dark souls, yesterday we were just pvp’n with others and worst part is, he is better then me
I love this, adorable
This is winning at marriage.
Absolutely. Double Dash to settle disputes. MK64 to see who makes the tea.
@Rhaoulos Well my original Wii still is alive after 10 years.
@ReaderRagfihs Nah you could hold it that way, there is no wrong way as long it is fine with you.
Now I wonder if people hold the controller upside down or backwards to play XD
@AstralOrange64 You have a Wii U? People have been going there since the terrible NSO 'service' started.
So they've been playing it everyday for that many years and he holds the controller like that. I'm not buying it.
Lol, the oldsters are on the loose. First the Animal crossing granny, and now this!
Why don't they settle it in Smash?
@Rhaoulos Even back when the N64 was current gen I would see broken analog sticks on controllers that were on cruise ships's child play rooms But yeah if one is an adult and doesn't play mario party..
@Bunkerneath lol I beat my wife at Rock Paper Scissors all the time, then she gives me the look and I end up doing whatever the hell it was anyways 😆 😂 winning ain’t winning my dude!
This would land me in divorce court so fast....
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