He Told His Stepdad He’ll Eat Whatever He Wants Because He’s Paying For. Was He Wrong?

I’d venture to guess that if you’re twenty-years-old, you can eat whatever you want, right?


Guess again!

Or, at least that’s the predicament that this young man is in with his stepdad.

Hmmm…check out his story and see what you think.

AITA for telling my step-dad that I’ll eat whatever I want in this house because I’m paying for it in front of my step-sisters?

“I’m (20m) currently living with my mom full time since my dad is working out of the country. She has a husband and he has 2 daughters from a previous marriage (12F and 14F) and my half-sibling (6M), my mom’s husband is unemployed because he was abruptly terminated, both of them do gigs here and there while he looks for a job but they barely bring money to the house. I’m in my second year of uni, while working and getting money from my dad, every month, I’ve been paying for most of my stuff (clothes, hobbies, phone bill, etc) ever since I was 16 and when I turned 18 I began to pay rent and for my car.

My mom’s husband and his daughters are big eaters, I don’t mind, I just started to buy my own groceries and they knew they weren’t allowed to have any (tho, I’d let my step-sisters take some of my snacks because I get they’re kids), but ever since 3 or 4 months ago, my mom has been asking me to ”buy this, buy that, buy this again” and I’ve been doing their groceries too, so I’m basically paying for all of the food, plus rent, plus driving my step-sister to and from school and among other things.

Yesterday we were having dinner together and I remembered I’d bought a watermelon a few days ago, it was almost all gone, but I could eat the last of it and it was okay. My step-sister said she wanted some too and I said there was barely anything left and she could have an apple of something, she said she wanted watermelon and I said sorry. My mom’s husband said kids go first but I said kids have been eating watermelon for the past days and it was my turn, he looked me dead in the eye and said ”Put it back, son. You can eat something else” so I just said I’ll be eating whatever I want because I was paying for it. Nobody said anything after that and I took it to my room.

Later my mom came and apologized for him, but said that I shouldn’t have said anything in front of my sisters and was rude, because I was being ”financially a**sing” with my family, so IDK?”

Now check out what Reddit users had to say.

This person said he’s NTA and said that his family is a**sing him financially.

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Another reader said that he’s NTA and his family is just living off of him.

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And this individual commented that he needs to get out of there and go back to his dad’s house.

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