The 22-year-old consulted Reddit’s “Am I the A******” forum for advice. Years ago, she promised to take her sister on a special trip after high school graduation. But when it was finally time to go on vacation, her sister invited her boyfriend along without asking.
“When my little sister was 14, I promised her I’d take her on a two-week trip of her choosing when she graduated high school,” she explained. “We’ve spent the last five years planning the ultimate trip, and I’ve been saving since I made the promise. My sister’s boyfriend kind of sucks. He’s great to her, but they are viciously in the honeymoon phase. We have a lot of mutual friends because our age gap isn’t huge. I’ve heard plenty of stories of him showing up to girls’ nights because she invited him without telling anyone. Every time we go to a movie, even if we say, ‘don’t invite him,’ he’s at the theater, etc. There’s been a few disagreements because she is very obvious about the fact that we’re all backups for when he’s busy.”
Then, she couldn’t believe it when her sister’s boyfriend invited himself on their trip.
“Last week, she said he had taken the time off work to go on the trip with us,” she wrote. “[She] didn’t even ask, just said it like we’d already talked about it, and he was invited. They expected me to pay his portion and be fine with third-wheeling the whole trip. I laughed until I realized she was serious, and [I] said absolutely not. She whined that he’d already taken the days off, which I feel bad about, but he wasn’t invited. She wouldn’t drop it and said she wouldn’t go if he couldn’t come, so I said, ‘Fine. No trip. Whatever.’ We haven’t spoken since, and I feel like maybe I should’ve just dealt with it. Our friends are glad someone finally said something but think maybe taking the trip [back] was a little much.”
Reddit users thought the sister was way out of line.
“The most absurd and rude suggestion,” one user commented.
“She’s being demanding and ungrateful,” another wrote.
“Sounds like you set a healthy boundary there,” a person said.
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