You know that things have to be pretty bad if you let any kind of medical condition go untreated just to prove a point to someone.
But that’s exactly what happened in this story from the “Am I the A**hole?” page on Reddit.
So read on and see if you think this person is acting like a Grade A Jerk.
AITA for letting my medical condition get out of hand to prove a point?
“I have a condition called impacted earwax, caused by swimmers ear.
For some reason, my whole life, it’s come back, and me having ears really sucks. Essentially, I have wayyy too much ear wax. I need to clean out my ears daily just so they aren’t in pain. They’re still uncomfortable, unfortunately.
Well, my older brother, Sebastian, has a fiancé, Tina, and they live in a room in our house that my mom rents to them. The other day, I guess Tina realized just how much I clean out my ears, and said, “you really shouldn’t have to clean them out that much, I feel like you’re probably over exaggerating a little just for attention.”
I told her I wasn’t, and she said, “Okay, well, I guess that your poor little ears are reason enough to waste money on q-tips so often.” I know it was petty, but I said, “okay, I’m gonna go for 2 weeks without cleaning my ears. And every day, you have to take a picture of the inside of each, and see what happens.”
And so her pact with the devil was made. We didn’t make it past 5 days before she said, “okay, you made your point, you a**.” My ears were leaking onto my shirt by that point, and the inside of my ears were on fire, because the ear drops I’m supposed to use were just sitting in a puddle of wax in my ears, not doing their job.
I thought it was funny, if not a little painful, but my brother and Tina thought it was petty and gross, and now they just call me the “waxy grubby creep.”
My mom said I did nothing wrong, aside from just being generally obnoxious, but Sebastian and Tina made it into a whole thing and took it way to seriously. AITA?”
Here’s what Reddit users had to say.
One reader said this person is NTA and that Tina needs to mind her business.
Another Reddit user said they wonder what else Tina is particular about…
And this individual said it’s not like this person is spending a ton of money here so what’s the big deal?
What do you think?
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