Sometimes in life, you just gotta let people embarrass themselves…
And that’s what happened here in this story that we think you’ll enjoy from Reddit’s “Am I The A**hole?” page.
Are you ready for this?
Also, why are people so godd**n nosey?!?!
Let’s get started!
AITA for letting a coworker embarrass herself at a company outing?
“This happened back in Easter but I am still getting some mixed reactions on it. I thought Reddit would be a good place to share it.
I work with a guy we’ll call Charles. Charles is a great coworker and started with us about two months before Easter. I got to know him, found out our kids go to the same school and our wives get along. Now I’ll admit that Charles sounds a bit feminine, a bit of a soft voice and he has some feminine mannerisms. He told me that he has four older sisters so understandable.
Now Betty was convinced from the day Charles was hired that he’s gay. Anytime he’s around, she makes small comments about him. Or says things like “I can just sense things like this.” or “No straight man walks around like that.” (Whatever that means) Despite me telling her he has a wife and kids, she refused to believe me.
Now for Easter, our company decided to host a party/Easter Egg hunt since covid restrictions in our area were being lifted. It was a nice time to get out the house, enjoy some burgers and the kids could have fun.
Charles came with his wife and two kids. I have met his wife many time. Betty had not. We’re chatting when Betty comes over. I don’t remember exactly how the conversation went but it was something like this. We exchanged the usual hi, hello, and its such a nice day out.
Betty: So where are your kids? I haven’t met them yet.
Charles: Oh they are in the bounce house. They’re having a great time.
Betty: And what about your partner? Is he here?
Charles: What are you talking about?
Betty: there is no need to be ashamed of who you are Charles. We are very accepting.
Charles looked like he finally got what she was getting at: I’m not gay Betty.
Betty: Sure you are hun. Look, don’t hide it. I won’t judge you for it. In fact my brother is gay and he’s here if you would like for me to introduce you.
Just then Charles’ wife came over. Betty’s face turned white when he introduced her as his wife. Apparently she had seen them come into the party together but thought his wife was the nanny. She went off to sulk.
Later on she pulled me aside and told me I didn’t have to let her embarrass herself like that, I could have said something and now she won’t be able to show her face to Charles again. I said it wasn’t my problem. Charles doesn’t think I am an a**hole nor did my wife. She got a good laugh out it.
Betty told other coworkers and some were on my side while a few were on hers. They think I could have made a joke or just stopped the conversation so Betty didn’t have egg on her face.
Now it’s time to check out how folks on Reddit responded to this story.
Take a look.
This reader said that there’s obviously not much this guy could have done…I think they’re right.
Another person said that it’s not like this was exactly news…the guy said he had a wife and kids.
I guess some folks just don’t listen…
This Reddit user said that Betty was obviously just looking for someone to blame here…even though she should be looking in the mirror.
And this reader argued that good old Betty could probably benefit from a talk with Human Resources.
Do you think you’d let someone embarrass themselves like this?
Talk to us in the comments and let us know.
Thanks a lot!