Usually, people do not want to go down to the basement to have a good time, but it sounds like the opposite is happening in this story from Reddit’s “Am I the A**hole?” page…

People are clamoring to get down to the basement which also happens to be this woman’s bedroom!

So, it she being an a**hole by not letting anyone down there into her private area?

Take a look and see what you think.

AITAH for locking my sister and her kids out of the basement (my room)?

“To make a long story short, my sister (32) and I (26F) ended up moving back home at the sametime due to COVID. I’m WFH, and he lost her job. Because she has three kids, she made a big stink to keep the entire second floor to her and her kids. I got “stuck” with the creepy, musky basement because of her.

Only it turned out to be a dream. I’m very introverted, and nobody wanted to go down to the creepy, unfinished, spider-infested basement. So it worked. I spent every month since trying to finish the basement.

I finished the floor with epoxy. Fixed the water heater on my own dime. Got a split-unit for heating/cooling. Exterminated. Then I installed some nice track lighting. Got a mini-fridge and foos ball table. Now it’s my own personal clubhouse.

Until recently, when I noticed someone was stealing my energy drinks and messing with my game consoles. Nobody confessed. So I bought a lock and key for both doors, gave my dad the only spare (it’s his house), and locked up on Thursday, so I could go to an office meeting.

That’s when we found out it was my nephew, because he left his stuffed toy in there and apparently whined all day until my dad got home and let him in.

Now my sister is raising hell about how I shouldn’t get so much space to myself since I don’t have kids; that I don’t pay enough rent to justify it; that nothing in this arrangement is fair and she is demanding that I leave the space open as a family room.

That was not the arrangement though. The basement is my room, and I’m the one who spent all that time and money fixing it. Nobody wanted to be there until I was finished with it.

Things got heated and I called her kid a filthy brat, because he is. He gets mud everywhere. Never washes his hands. And he’s broken just about every console she’s ever gotten the kids. And now she wants me kicked out of the house.


Here’s what folks had to say on Reddit.

This reader said she’s NTA and that this is the arrangement that was agreed to.

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Another person also said she’s NTA and that she should keep close track of everything.

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Another Reddit user also said she’s NTA and that her dad did the right thing.

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