Time is money, folks…
And if you’re an artist or you’re self-employed in any area, it’s not really cool for people to be asking for free stuff.
Which brings us to today’s story: check it out and see if you think this person acted like an a**hole.
AITA for telling my cousin that I would not make a blanket for her kid for free?
“So some context: I am a uni student and in my free time I crochet a lot.
I was spending a week at my grandma’s to help her wash the windows and do some cleaning. My cousin (31F) came for a visit and asked me to show her what I was working on.
Currently, I am making a starburst granny-square blanket (pattern for anyone interested) so I showed her the squares I’ve made so far and told her that it was to be my first king-sized blanket for my and my bfs first shared apartment (we will be moving in next year)
She told me that in all that time I could make a second blanket and give this one to her daughter as a birthday present.
I told her that I absolutely would not do that because it is hard work to make a blanket and also very expensive since I am using good quality yarn.
I told her that I’d be happy to put my own project aside and make one for her kid as a commission, but that I wouldn’t do it for free as I couldn’t afford that
My dad thinks that I should have asked them to cover the costs of the yarn and make a free blanket but I disagree considering how much work goes into a blanket.”
And here’s how Reddit users reacted.
One individual said they’re NTA and that it’s rude to expect to get something for free.
Another Reddit user agreed and said these kinds of projects can take hundreds of hours.
This reader also said they’re NTA and said that they offer how to teach people to knit and crochet if they ask for something.
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