Woman Decides to No Longer Mother Her Husband at Dinnertime, Shitfit Ensues
Have you ever had one of those moments when you realise that you can count your husband as one of your children? An older child, maybe like a teenage son. It’s not a great realisation, and not usually one that lingers as they quickly shift out of their shitty behaviour, but a common thought we all seem to have sometimes unless you’re one of the lucky ones.
The woman in this story is certainly not one of the lucky ones. In fact, I’d go as far to say that she is indeed one of the select few that should send her husband back to her mother in law to finish raising him.
Taking to Reddit’s famous AITA community, a woman whose patience has recently expired told a story as old as time itself. That of an entitled manchild who threw a colossal shitfit when he was not told that his dinner was ready, despite a twenty minute warning prior to mealtime.
“My husband has an obsession with TikTok,” she begins. “He’s 40, by the way, not 14.”
Are you sure, girl?
“He takes his phone to the bathroom and will spend ages just mindlessly scrolling. We have 2 young kids and I think he just does it for some peace.”
Fair enough, we’re all guilty of having a little time out in the smallest room of our homes. This is where it starts to get a little funky, though.
“It means I’m constantly having to go and knock on the door, asking if he’s ok? Are you going to be long? Will you come and help with the tiny humans?”
It is only now that she has set the scene that the glorious picture begins to come into view.
“I was making a full roast dinner and saw him heading off upstairs. I said it’ll be ready in 20 minutes, don’t be long. Set the table, Finished cooking, plated up got the kids to the table and just thought I’m not going to seek him this is ridiculous. I 100% wanted to see how long it would take him to come out on his own.”
Are you ready for this, dear readers? Because I’m not sure you are. This is no rookie number.
“2 hours and 10 minutes.”
“In that time we had finished the meal, I had cleaned the kitchen and the floor, done the dishes and done a load of laundry and the kids were half way through a film.
“He came down and and yelled at me that I should have told him the meal was ready. I told him I’m not his mother and it’s not my job to go and seek him. He’s stormed out saying he’s not eating his meal now as roast dinners are rubbish heated in the microwave and this is all my fault.”
I know there are children involved here but as far as I’m concerned, this man is not salvagable. Call the ranger and tell them there is an angry, TikTok obsessed dog on the loose that is not fit to be around families. Possibly rabid. Definitely hungry and, despite two hours of evidence to the contrary, definitely full of shit.
OP responded to the hundreds of comments with a littel more information:
“This has been going on for the last 6-7 weeks, before then he was fully engaged as a spouse and as a father. Now he’s acting like a sullen teenager. We will talk tonight when he comes back from wherever he’s stormed off to try and get to the bottom of what’s going on.”
Any thoughts, ladies?