I may be a little picky, but I can’t stand when lights are on in a room that no one is using.
It drives me insane!
But maybe I’m the crazy one…
Check out this story from the “Am I the A**hole?” page on Reddit and see if you think this woman overreacted.
AITA for wanting my husband to turn off the lights & faucets? I am not sure anymore & think I have gone insane.
“I am posting here out of desperation because I have been having this discussion with my husband for months. I used to think I was reasonable but his inability to understand makes me think I am insane. Please help me with your objective feedback.
My husband and I live together in an apartment. I go to work every day at 7 am and by the time I get home at 7 pm the lights are on in every room and the water is running in the kitchen and the bathroom sinks. According to him they are on all day every day. I cannot work from home and we are wasting a lot of money.
I have asked him if there is any reason he needs to turn them on all day but he tells me that it is impossible to turn the lights and water off. When I told him it is not impossible because he can turn them off using his hands, he says “but you have hands and you choose not to work as a mechanic, so I also can choose not to turn it off.”
I tell him that it is different because it costs money and is bad to waste resources but he insists it’s the same thing because I can technically be a mechanic but choose not to do so, so why does he have to choose to turn off the lights. When I am at home I turn them off after him and it doesn’t seem to cause him any discomfort to have them off but he just refuses to turn them off himself.
When I talk to him about it he says I am nagging him and that I should leave him alone. Is he right that I am wrong and is his mechanic analogy accurate? By the way we are a single income household and I know we could be paying less for bills if he would stop leaving things on all day long.”
And here’s how Reddit users reacted.
This reader said that it’s clear that the woman’s husband is the a**hole here.
And this person said that the husband is straight-up TOXIC.
And another individual brought up a good question: what will happen if they have a child…?
Do you think this woman acted like an a**hole?
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