The Reddit page “Am I the Asshole?” is intended to help people figure out whether they’re in the wrong in a particular situation. It’s supposed to help with genuinely ambiguous situations — where it’s not clear if someone messed up or not. But sometimes, the answer is unanimous, because some people are just the worst and they don’t always know it.
In one recent post, someone asked if they were the asshole for hiding their roommate’s laptop outside and subsequently getting it stolen.
Things escalated when the writer had to start working out and studying at home due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Disagreements about the home workouts ensued. “While I was exercising he told me to stop jumping rope and find something else because I make too much noise,” they wrote. The next day, the roommate hid the jump rope and refused to give it back until he was finished studying.
“Because of this, I hid his laptop when he was out today,” they wrote. “While I was working out, he asked me if I had seen his laptop and I told him I will give it to him after I finish working out.”
But then, when they finished working out and went to get the laptop, it was gone. “I think someone must have stolen it,” they wrote.
Long story short, the roommate is now threatening to press charges — which this person thinks is somehow unfair. “He is blaming me for stealing his laptop but I just did it because he tried imposing restrictions on me. I didn’t know it will get stolen.”
Needless to say, everybody voted that this person is the asshole here. Who hides a laptop OUTSIDE of all places?! Yikes.
Commenters think it’s definitely this guy’s fault that the laptop disappeared.
Some even thought that, technically, this person is the one who “stole” the laptop first.
Also… what’s with that toilet thing?
One person called him out for acting like his roommate acted like a little kid when he did something so childish.
Fingers crossed that this guy learns from his mistakes… But don’t hold your breath.
Have you ever run into somebody this clueless? Share your story in the comments!