Leaving a pregnant woman outside, huh…?
Sounds like a bit of a tricky situation, don’t you think?
You bet it does!
And now it’s up to you to read this woman’s story and decide if you think she acted like an a**hole!
Get started now and let us know what you think in the comments!
AITA for leaving a pregnant woman outside?
“Okay so I (19f) am autistic and my sister (30f) asked me if I could come over to her house to babysit her while she and her husband went out on a much needed date night.
I had some reservations about this and I’ve never supervised the kids alone, she usually brought them to my parents house and my parents mainly watched them while I did my thing but also kept an eye on them and kept them entertained, however my sister assured me that all will be well, and she’ll write me a list of instructions to follow and it will be easy.
I asked if I could have a friend over with me but she said no and under no circumstances am I to allow strangers in her house.
Anyways, 3 hours in and a pregnant lady comes knocking and she was distressed looked like she wasn’t feeling well told me she’s the next door neighbor and that she forgot her keys at home and has no place to stay until her husband comes back, she also told me that’s she’s dizzy and not feeling well.
I felt very conflicted on one hand I didn’t know this woman and wasn’t sure if she was telling the truth about being my sister’s neighbor, so I didn’t think letting her in was an option ( I called my sister many times to ask permission to let this woman in but she didn’t pick up) on the other hand I didn’t feel comfortable leaving her in that state outside in the cold.
I tried calling my parents too, but they didn’t pick up. I was basically left to decide on my own.
I brought out a chair to the porch and told her she can sit there and wait for her husband if she’d like I also offered her some water and food but she politely declined and decided to wait outside her house. She proceeded to wait 2 hours til her husband came back and I saw her crying at some point.
I felt soooo bad but I felt like my hands are tied I tried calling my sister and parents many many time but no one picked up.
When my sister came home later that night, I told her what happened and she lashed out on me calling me an idiot and saying when she told me not to allow strangers in she didn’t think that she needed to tell me her 7 month pregnant neighbor in distress was an exception to the rule.
My parents also later reprimanded me on taking everything so literally and being an idiot.
Check out how folks responded on Reddit.
This reader said she’s NTA and offered up some good advice.
Another individual said she’s NTA and reminded people that this woman was a stranger to the woman who wrote the post.
And this individual agreed and pointed out that this woman was autistic and this situation is totally on the older sister.
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