Have you ever humiliated someone just to prove a point?
Yeah, they don’t really like it when that happens!
And, can you really blame them?
But was this woman out of line for what she did?
Take a look at her story and see what you think.
AITA for “humiliating” my friend in order to make a point?
“Here’s some background information to the problem: I (25F) hosted dinner a few weeks ago at my place. Everyone was having fun and the topic of moving out and charging your adult children rent came up.
I’m not American and if I’m being honest I didn’t even know this was a common thing. I told my friends that in Brazil this would be looked down upon and that I didn’t know a single person who paid rent to their parents. I have three grown sisters who live “at home” and no one pays a cent.
I finished my speech saying that it’s fine if they disagree with me, but I personally would never charge my children rent if I wasn’t struggling.
My friend Amy (27F) said that someone from a third world country wouldn’t understand (?!?) and that my sisters shouldn’t freeload. I told her it wasn’t like that, my parents love to have them around and that it’s common, if not expected, to live with your parents until you get married/find a long time partner. Amy replied by saying that my culture is backwards. I tried to not get offended over her choice of words and said “agree to disagree”.
Back to the present: I hosted again last night and told my friends that my older sister is engaged. Amy proceeds to ask if she’s finally going to grow up now, or if mommy and daddy will pay rent for her elsewhere.
I was sick of her little comments (not the only thing she said this past weeks) and said that no, my sister is buying her own condo with my brother-in-law, and that maybe she could do the same soon if her parents didn’t charge her $1000 + utilities every month.
This erupted into a fight and dinner was cut short. Some of my friends think I should apologize to Amy to keep peace but I don’t think I should.
Am I in the wrong here?”
Here’s what Reddit users had to say.
One person said she’s NTA and they don’t understand how her friends are split on this.
Another individual said this other woman is ra**st.
And this individual agreed and said this woman is definitely NTA.
What do you think?
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