We hear a lot about cancel culture these days, but this is a new one to me.
And, as you’ll see, it’s a different kind of “cancel” that we’re talking about.
Take a look at this story and see if you think this person acted like a total a**hole toward their own mother.
AITA for cancelling my mom’s trip to Europe?
“For my parents’ anniversary, I had decided to treat them, my siblings, and our own families, on a trip across Europe.
Now, my mom has a tendency to invite people to events and even vacations that we plan without telling us. As a result, it means that the plans we have for the vacation get thrown off course. She does this all the time, despite us telling her she needs to stop because it throws off plans. She also expects us to foot the bill of the guest that she invited.
My sister calls me and tells me that our mom invited another family member to the trip without me knowing. My mom also told the family member that I would be paying for them to come along, also, that I’ll be paying for them the entire time there. The family member apparently accepted the invite and even thanked me through a text message, saying that my mom told them that I insisted that they come.
Every time my mom does this, it puts not only me, but my siblings and my dad in awkward situations. Reason being because we come off as a**holes for suddenly “revoking” invites or that we don’t want the invited guest to come. It frustrates my mom, who says that we embarrass her.
Obviously, I cannot afford to bring another person on vacation with us. I had to be honest and I politely told the invited guest that my mother was incorrect, and had actually lied; I had not invited additional guests. The invited guest thanked me for telling them and apologized.
Within moments, my mom had called me, upset that I had, once again, embarrassed her. I explained to her that we’ve been through this multiple times and, no matter how many times we tell her, she keeps doing it. I said that this is frustrating for all of us and that I had cancelled her plane ticket. She was furious and said that I was being unreasonable.
Everyone in our family will be going on the trip without her. She said that she’ll be here alone. I told her to just go stay with the guest that she invited since she wanted them on the trip so bad. She said she was hurt and just hung up on me.
I feel bad, but planning a vacation is stressful enough.
Let’s see what Reddit users think about this story.
This person said that the audacity involved in this story is mind-blowing.
Another person said that the person who was invited actually seems like a stand-up person.
Another individual said that the family’s behavior says a lot about how they feel about the mother.
And this reader said that you always check with the whole group before you invite another person on any kind of trip.
Did this person act like an a**hole?
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