Teenager enrages brother-in-law with his ‘disrespectful’ dinnertime prank: ‘Now he’s expecting an apology’

A 17-year-old called out his brother-in-law (BIL) for acting like a child

He asked Reddit’s “Am I the A******? (AITA)” forum for advice. The teen recently moved in with his pregnant sister and her husband. His brother-in-law is demanding and doesn’t help around the house. When the brother-in-law took things too far, the Reddit poster decided to retaliate. 

“I moved in with my sister after my parents kicked me out for coming out,” he explained. “She does everything around the house (I started helping here and there) as well as looking after a 2-year-old niece, and now she’s six months pregnant. BIL does nothing because he’s the breadwinner, as he claims, but he’s taken it a bit too far, e.g., he’d tell her to start his laundry once he takes off his clothes, put dinner on the table once he’s home, get the shower ready and so on.

“They fight a lot ’cause my sister is exhausted and burnt out. Two nights ago, there was a lot of commotion, so I went to see what the issue was. BIL was complaining about dinner, and my sister was too exhausted to get up. I mean, the dinner was already cooked, but he wanted her to put it for him on the table.” 

He decided to stick up for his sister. But it didn’t exactly go over well. 

“I told my sister I’d do it, but instead of using their kitchen utensils, I used my niece’s toy utensils, like a toy cup, toy plate, toy fork, toy knife and a tiny napkin,” the teenager said. “He then came into the kitchen and sat down and stared at the plate for a few seconds. He then looked at me and asked what the hell this was and whether I was joking. I told him if he wanted to act like a helpless child, then he might as well get treated like one. He began yelling, and my sister came inside.

“He then threw the napkin and stormed off, saying that I’d disrespected him and that he’ll let my parents know about what I did. My sister saw what I’d done and started laughing. I went inside my room, but the argument didn’t stop. Now, he’s expecting an apology for me for meddling in his marriage and pulling this crappy stunt on him.”

Redditors thought the husband was being ridiculous. 

“He TOTALLY had it coming,” someone wrote

“Good for you [for] standing up for your sister,” another commented

“The husband sounds like he needs a nap, too,” a person joked

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