Today’s Reddit AITA entry—”Am I The A-hole”—is a doozy. The user u/Business-Context asked a pretty straight-forward question: Is he a jerk for judging the fact that his girlfriend spent $50 on a used, vintage Coach purse?
The issue? His girlfriend doesn’t want to spend her hard-earned money on name-brand, overpriced purses—so she went online, found a purse (a classic, one might add) she liked and bought it for a fraction of the original price.
So, the OP wanted to know if he’s the a-hole for telling her she wasted her money on some “old as s—t” purse.
He continued to explain that his girlfriend explained to him that she wasn’t spending untoward money on new purses and that the Coach purse she got was a classic—durable and time-tested. She asked him to be happy that she was happy, but he couldn’t just let it go.
He then explained that his girlfriend didn’t make much money and that he thinks the purse might just “fall apart,” rendering her expenditure useless (since, you know, he should be in control of her financial choices?).
After flipping out, he asked another female friend whether he was right to get mad or night, and she said he didn’t know what he was talking about (which sounds about right).
Obviously, people had some stuff to say about this OP, who, let’s be honest, is clueless and controlling. First of all, a Coach purse at $50 is a darn good deal.
Does… does he know how much purses cost? $50 is a fucking STEAL
— Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson (@MaraWilson) March 3, 2020
She only paid $50 and you’re mad about it??? That’s such a steal! YTA. pic.twitter.com/LNQXrZM5Dd
— Jen (@such_hockey_wow) March 3, 2020
Everyone should have a solid Coach purse, especially this OP’s girlfriend, who deserves good things. To clarify, “good things” does not include her boyfriend.
this is so chaotic for so many reasons, but my favorite reason is that he’s talking about her buying a COACH bag. Coach bags are some of the most durable bags you can buy. They’re like a 10 year investment piece. I have one my mom bought when she was in college back in the 80s.
— Kayla Ancrum (@KaylaAncrum) March 3, 2020
We’re 100 percent positive she thinks she’s 100 percent right, because she is 100 percent correct.
“The only reason she’s mad is because she knows she’s wrong.” pic.twitter.com/xKwNPXbbtp
— Ella Dawson (@brosandprose) March 3, 2020
Here’s a thought: Maybe he’s a waste of time, money, and energy?
What is it with straight men that their gfs/wifes hobbies or interests are always “dumb” or “a waste of money”???? Jfc it’s HER OWN MONEY, I cannot believe he’s throwing a fit over HER $50
— angelician (@isthisshade) March 3, 2020
— Am I the Asshole? (@AITA_reddit) March 3, 2020
“One of these” is a good way of describing a crappy human:
I lived with one of these for a bit, and what he really meant was he wanted me to spend my discretionary fun money on things that he could use too (his purchases were not subject to this scrutiny).
— Sarah 🐈🧵☕🎮📚👠🐉 (@sosomanysarahs) March 3, 2020
Imagine knowing almost 30,000 human beings think you’re an a-hole? Yup.
Who’s in the wrong?
— Donuts Right Now (@DonutInterns) March 3, 2020
Our ending argument:
— SodapopCurtis (@sasser826) March 3, 2020
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