She Told Her Father-In-Law He Can Starve for All She Cares. Was She Wrong?

“You can starve for all I care!”

Uh oh…that sure doesn’t sound good…

But that’s what happened in this story from Reddit’s “Am I the A**hole?” page.

Take a look at what happened!

AITA for telling my FIL he can starve if he wants because I didn’t care?

“My husband and I (both 26) recently hosted a family dinner to announce our pregnancy, it’s important to add that my husband doesn’t have a close relationship with his father, but we keep him around because he still has 3 minor siblings that we love and care for.

My FIL is the type of person that still thinks women should serve men at dinning times (like, he has to be served first because he’s the breadwinner and s**t like that), we usually don’t care since we mostly ignore them, however this time my family was present and we consider he f**ked around and found out.

My dad is my favorite person in the world, my mom d**d when I was little and my dad took care of my older sister and I, they’re the only family I have left, at dinner, both my husband and I cooked things we knew both of our families would like, the first issue started when my FIL tried to sit at one of the heads of the table and my husband said no, he sad at one and I sat at the other, me with my father and sister to either side and him with his brothers, so m FIL was kinda in the middle and didn’t like it.

The second problem and the cause of all of this is that everyone was kinda serving themselves, however my dad has a damaged nerve on his right hand and he struggles when holding spoons/forks and such (my sister bought him a parkinson-frienly cutlery set that he brings around, but a big spoon for serving is still hard for him), so I offered to serve him his plate while my sister served him his drink and then we all sat to eat and chat.

Three or four minutes after that, my FIL asks out loud ”Is no one going to serve me my plate?” and my husband looks at him confused and says ”No, we don’t do that here??” and my MIL just gets up in a hurry and takes his plate but my FIL says no and that ”the hostess did it for her father, so she cand do it for me” and I say ”Yes, my father who has an injured hand, you’re fine”, he says that he won’t eat then and I just shrugged and said that he could starve and I didn’t cared.

He leaves with my MIL and while everyone agrees with me, my own father said that it was a disrespectful thing to say and I should apologize for the way I did it.


Here’s what Reddit users had to say about this.

One reader said she’s NTA and that she didn’t instigate this.

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Another person agreed and said that her FIL sounds like an entitled a**hole.

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And this individual also said she’s NTA and said her FIL is a s**ist jerk.

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