If you had to choose between paying for surgery for your dog or your mom, who would you choose?
Well, while you think about your answer, take a look at this story from Reddit’s “Am I the A**hole?” page and decide if you think this woman is in the wrong for her decision.
AITA for paying for my dog’s surgery but not my mother’s?
“I (f23) was raised by 2 parents who believe that being a parent ends once the child turns 18.
The moment I turned 18 I was forced to pay rent and for all other costs associated with my survival if you will. I ended up moving out until I graduated high school and moved in my college dorm. Me and my parents have monthly contact but nothing deep or below surface level.
My mother has a mass that needs to be removed and I believe is cancerous. My parents have good health insurance but will still have significant out of pocket costs. My father called me and told me that they needed help with money, the whole ‘she’s your mother and would do the same for you’ talk.
I did want to help but told him that I didn’t have the money readily available, only in my savings so I didn’t end up contributing and they got a loan I believe.
Last week, my dog needed surgery to remove a foreign body she swallowed. It happened so fast I ended up using a large chunk of my savings to pay for it. My father found out and called me awful names, and said I’d rather my mother die/be in debt and put an animals life over my own mother.
I didn’t agree and have been ignoring his calls since, but other family members are messaging me because they think I don’t care it my mother lives or d**s.”
Now take a look at what Reddit users had to say about this.
This person said this woman is not the a**hole in this story.
And this individual said this story could have had a much different outcome.
Another Reddit user made some good points…and said that this person’s parents are pretty horrible.
What do you think?
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