I want my two dollars!
Sorry, I had to say that…
But let’s move on.
This story appeared on Reddit’s “Am I the *sshole” forum. A man asked folks if he overreacted and if he should feel bad about blowing up at his wife over what on the surface was a measly two dollars, but was actually the culmination of a lot of issues.
Let’s see what happened.
AITA for yelling at my wife over $2?
“My wife (38F) and I (33M) have been married for 8 years. We have one child together (5M).
Some background that might be relevant: I work full time. She works about 15 hours a week. Our finances have always been separate. However, I pay all the bills and for all our “fun stuff,” as well as give her an allowance of $1,000 per month. In fact, she currently has almost three times as much money saved as I do.
The fight: We were out for a walk and I wanted to get a holiday drink from a coffee shop for us to share. My wife told me not to get it. She said she had a gift card, but only for a certain location. So I waited until we walked past that location. My wife then said she would go in to get it and we would meet at home. I left with our son.
When my wife got home I noticed she was drinking a plain coffee. I asked her where my drink was and she said there wasn’t enough money left on her card to get me the kind that I wanted. I admit I kind of blew up at her.
I asked her why she didn’t just let me buy the drink myself then? Or why not use some of the money I gave her. Or even just let me know she couldn’t get it. Honestly, it’s like a $2 difference.
I was actually so mad I had to leave the house. I’m currently at my sister’s place, just hanging out in the front yard (because COVID). I don’t know if I should go home and apologize for yelling or stay until I’ve truly calmed down
My wife always makes me feel like I’m overreacting but I feel genuinely hurt.”
Hmmmm, this sure is a tricky situation….
Let’s see what other folks on Reddit had to say about this.
This person said that the man was not wrong and that he’s clearly been giving and giving and not getting much back in return.
And this person went so far as to even call his situation “financial abuse”.
And this Reddit user brought up a very good point: who would actually do what the man’s wife did to someone they love? It sure struck me as odd.
This reader didn’t beat around the bush AT ALL.
Take a look.
And this individual stated the obvious: that the incident with the coffee triggered the emotional reaction that had been a long time coming.
Here’s another person who laid out the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
And I agree, a $1,000 monthly allowance is pretty wild.
What do you think?
Is this guy a jerk or was he justified in the way he acted?
Share your thoughts with us in the comments. Thanks a lot!