Bryan ClarkFormer Managing Editor, TNW
Bryan is a freelance journalist. Bryan is a freelance journalist.
For Reddit users that suspect their spouse of cheating, the advice is always the same:
- Delete Facebook
- Lawyer up
- Hit the gym
Now, it seems we might need a fourth inclusion: buy a drone.
Reddit user u/ugleee (wait, I see what you did there) did what any self-respecting man that’s not-at-all crazy would do when he suspected his wife was cheating. If you thought that would be ‘ask her directly,’ or ‘seek the guidance of a marriage counselor,’ you’ve obviously never been to Reddit.
No, u/ugleee deployed a quadcopter to catch his wife in the act.
Before we go any further, I’d just like to point out that this story rings high on the bullshit scale. I almost bypassed it entirely, but there are a couple of interesting tidbits in his Reddit history that shed reasonable doubt on the entire thing. There are others, like the over-acting in the video, and the promotional nature of the video — it’s got 6k upvotes on Reddit. Karma whoring is real, ya’ll.
But, as Reddit likes to do, it started pointing out interesting factoids that could point to a legitimate video. For example, this comment leads us to believe u/ugleee is actually married:
Step one to having a cheating spouse is actually having a spouse, right? Which brings me to step two. Two years ago, u/ugleee suspected his wife of cheating in this post:
After carefully weighing the two sides and trying to decide, it occurred to me that there was a third solution — she wasn’t cheating. It’s entirely plausible that u/ugleee (I just like saying that) is jumping to conclusions and that his wife was just meeting a friend who was hiding behind a Walgreens for entirely innocent reasons like… I can’t think of anything.
In the end, I basically went with the ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ approach and let the chips fall where they may.
Is it real? Fake? A miscommunication? Sound off in the comments with your theories.
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