It really boggles the mind when people get so concerned about what OTHER folks do in their personal lives…especially when it comes to OTHER people getting married.
And here we go again with another story from Reddit’s “Am I the A**hole?” page!
Read on and let us know if you think this woman went too far when she embarrassed her aunt.
“Backstory first: My(f21) aunt(f48) is very traditional, and thinks all women should have kids and get married and be housewives.
I cannot conform to her standard, because I am a lesbian and am already in a relationship (Aunt doesn’t know this.) My aunt keeps pestering me about it now that I’m 20, and I keep brushing it off. Anyways, on with the story.
So my aunt and I recently went to a family gathering. It went on for a couple hours, and then we all sat down on a table to have lunch. My aunt was sitting almost directly opposite me, and there were 15 other people there. In the middle of the meal, everybody got quieter (to eat.) My aunt saw this as the perfect opportunity to ask me:
“Hey (OP), Do you want to get married nowadays?”
At this moment, my brain thought of something, and I quickly responded to her, in the most loudest, disgusted way possible:
At this point, everybody was silent. My aunt got slightly offended with me and asked:
this is where i might be the a**hole. I quickly responded to her with:
“Because you’re my aunt!”
It didn’t really get the reaction I expected (only two people really laughed), but my cousins piped in to say how my aunt was always pestering us about getting married, which I guess is a small win.
Later, after the gathering, my aunt sent many angry whatsapp texts to me, saying how she was just asking a plain question, and that I had no right to humiliate her like I did. Am I the a**hole?”
And here’s what Reddit users had to say.
This reader said this woman is NTA…and the joke was funny!
Another Reddit user agreed and said that the aunt knows she’s nagging about a potentially touchy subject.
And another individual said they couldn’t understand why the aunt would find that joke offensive.
What do you think?
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