Communication is the most important part of any relationship. Aside from agreeing on what Netflix series to binge, it’s the tried-and-true cornerstone of a successful partnership.

But sometimes, no matter how hard you try, you’re just don’t end up on the same page.

That’s exactly what happened to this exasperated husband who bought an entire truck of rice who basically lost it after struggling to keep up with is wife’s grocery requests.

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So, we’re already off to a really bad start here. Cue all that pent up anger and scorn coming in like an avalanche.

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To be fair, though… who in their right mind would order an entire truck full of rice? That just sounds like the worst idea ever. I mean, where did he think they were going to store it all? A ditch?

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Now, the truck driver and this user’s brother-in-law have to try to strike up a deal right then and there, since the warehouse owner isn’t taking any calls.

This just keeps getting worse and worse.

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Mom here is the real MVP, serving as an investigative journalist and emotional support all in one day.

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Like clockwork, just as mom starts to fix something, dad manages to mess it all up again…

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Enter Manu: a key player in the developments to come in this crazy story.

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Wow, it weirdly seems like Manu might have to deal with things like this a lot.

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So the negotiations continue, and they’re not looking promising.

Apparently Manu took such a long time to return that our friend on Twitter decided to insert his own commercial break.

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As if this story couldn’t get any crazier, Manu literally got lost in the middle of negotiations.

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Wait, it looks like there might be some progress…

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Ah, and there it is.

As it turns out, Manu is also a married man, so he might be sympathetic to this situation.

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This is the point of the night when negotiations devolve into straight up bartering.

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Looks like the brother-in-law found the crack in the wall: the truck driver.

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20-25 bags might be a whole lot more manageable than an entire truck, but man, that’s still a lot of rice.

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Finally, we reach the end of our rice truck saga. It only took about 30+ tweets and an entire evening of this user bugging their mom for updates to get through it all.

Let this be a lesson to all you quarantine couples out there: always openly and honestly communicate exactly what you want. Otherwise, you might be in for a disaster like this one.

Have you ever had a major miscommunication like this? Share your story with us in the comments!