I don’t know about you, but if my significant other was nice enough to bring me food at work, I’d be over the moon!
But, I guess not everyone is with me on that one…
Check out this story from the “Am I the A**hole?” page on Reddit and see if you think this guy acted like a jerk.
AITA for telling my wife she embarrassed me by bringing a meal to my work?
“I 33M recently got hired at a large company in the south where me and my wife moved months ago.
My wife was excited for my new job and talked about preparing a surprise for me which got me excited but I didn’t what it was til she showed up at my workplace 2 days ago with a meal she said she prepared specifically for me since it’s my favorite. Apparently this was her surprise.
I was little upset she brought it to my workplace. My co workers who are vicious and brutally honest and sarcastic got involved and kept teasing me about the meal. one of them “Austin” joked about how “mommy” is so supportive by bringing food to my workplace. I felt like s**t as he and other co workers kept laughing at me.
I went to work the next day and Austin kept making jokes about me saying s**t like “is mommy going to bring lunch today as well?” And “When is mommy coming to change your diaper?” And some other s**t. one of them who’s someone I don’t know well said “oh you guys I can still smell the meal (my name’s) mom brought yesterday. She’s such great cook bless her heart!” And the goddamned giggles kept on.
I felt so awful I went home and just blew up at my wife telling her she flat out f**king embarrassed me and just torpedoed any goddamned prestige and respect I had among my co workers. I told her what Austin and others have been doing and asked if she was happy for giving him emmo to come at me like that.
She argued that she was just trying to do something nice for me and didn’t care about what people might say but I was a selfish jerk who only cares about what others think rather than how she felt by my constant berating over a meal she put effort money and time to make and bring to me.
The argument escalated after I suggested that she could’ve waited til I got home to surprise me with this goddamned meal instead of showing up while I was working which made me seem unprofessional. she said she came during lunch break but I was still working during lunch break. She said at this point I clearly find it easier to blame her than stand up for myself against those childish b**lies.
I said I didn’t appreciate what she said but she replied that I should be grateful she cared enough to bring me a home cooked meal then thanked me for showing her it’s not worth wasting anymore of her time cooking for me after this. I told her to stop blaming me for something she caused and asked her to admit that maybe she should’ve consulted me before bringing the meal over so I could avoid being the godd**ned butt of every joke my co workers told.
I don’t even know how long this is going to last. She told me to man up and either report them or quit then. I was floored by what she said I had to walk out because I couldn’t take anymore of this and felt like she wasn’t listening to how her behavior caused me an issue at work.”
I know how I feel about this…but let’s see what Reddit users had to say.
This person said straight-up that is guy is an a**hole.
I think I’m with them on this one…
And this individual said that this guy needs to grow up.
And this reader said that this guy should be able to let the immature behavior of his coworkers roll right off his back.
Lastly, this Reddit user agreed and said that this guy definitely acted like an a**hole.
And now we want to hear your thoughts.
Tell us what you think in the comments.
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