How far can pregnancy hormones go? Could it get as bad as walking into your host’s kitchen and throwing away their dinner? A 27-year-old man thinks not, so he took a stern decision against his brother’s pregnant girlfriend, who threw away his food.
Guests With Strict Demands
So, OP is a 27-year-old man who lives alone. He has a 21-year-old brother who has a 19-year-old girlfriend who is four months pregnant. His brother and girlfriend live with OP’s parents because they cannot afford to live independently.
OP’s brother asked if he and his girlfriend could visit to catch up, and OP agreed.
The Smell of the Steak
When they entered the house, the girlfriend started complaining about the smell of the steak OP was preparing for their dinner. She said the smell made her nauseous, and she could not eat it.
OP tried suggesting alternatives she could have, but she was set on eating Chinese food. She sent her boyfriend to get her Chinese from a nearby mall, and off he went. OP thought that was the end, but he was dead wrong.
Getting Rid of Disturbances
OP went to the bathroom and returned to find her throwing the unfinished steak into the garbage. He asked her what she was doing, and she said she could not stand the smell of the steak. She added that it would make her throw up on the floor, so she thought she would throw it. She then took perfume from her purse and sprayed it around the kitchen.
OP was furious and sent her back to the living room and waited for his brother to return. When he arrived from the mall., he kicked them out with their Chinese food.
OP’s brother tried to convince him to let them stay and prepare another meal, but OP was dead serious about his decision. They left while the girl was sobbing.
“But She Is Pregnant…”
OP’s parents reached out, asking why he was causing distress to his brother’s pregnant wife. He let them know that she had thrown out his dinner. OP’s parents insisted that OP should not have thrown them out or yelled at her because she was just a teenager dealing with pregnancy hormones. They also informed OP that his outburst had caused a problem in their relationship because the girl had sent his boyfriend to sleep on the couch that night.
This is another thing OP has failed to understand because his brother took his girlfriend’s side, but she was still mad at him.
Is OP wrong for his actions?
The Masses Weigh In
OP was labeled not the *jerk in this situation. The commenters thought the woman’s childish behavior made her the jerk.
One user said, “NTA. If they’re old enough to be parents, they’re old enough to act like adults.”
Another added, “OP was correct. Being pregnant doesn’t excuse bad behavior. Parents are infantilizing the woman. They are going to end up with two babies in the house. Do you know how she will learn to act like an adult? By others treating her like an adult and seeing adults acting well and dealing with the consequences when they don’t.”
A Better Way To Handle Things
Understandably, pregnancy hormones can get out of hand and become difficult to control. But was throwing out the host’s meal the best way to deal with it? Certainly not. Some commenters suggested a better way to handle such a situation.
One commenter said, “Her recourse if she couldn’t handle the smell was to go outside. Not throw someone’s steak away. She owes OP a steak and an apology.”
Throwing Away Food Isn’t the Solution
Another added, “Throwing the steak away wouldn’t eliminate the smell anyway, and spraying perfume on top of it wouldn’t mask it, just make it all worse. I had horrible morning sickness with both pregnancies, and I know how awful it can be when just the smell triggers nausea. But throwing out the food isn’t the way they deal with it. And being pregnant is no excuse for being an AH.”
She Should Have Left
And lastly, “As someone with nausea during all nine months of my pregnancy, I understand she didn’t want to be around the smell of something that made her sick. However, she should have just left instead of throwing away OP’s steak. You don’t throw away someone else’s food, especially in their home; steak is also crazy expensive now.”
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