Do you remember a time when we weren’t attached to our phones 24/7?
Don’t get me wrong, I love my phone and everything, but it is nice to leave it behind sometimes if you go out for the night…or at least to turn it off for a while.
But this story is a little bit different and a young woman wants to know if she was wrong for leaving a party because she wouldn’t turn her phone over.
Let’s see what happened.
AITA for leaving a party because I wasn’t allowed my phone?
“So I (18 f) am in a friend group of 8 people.
Every week we one person from the group hosts a gathering where we have dinner, play games, watch movies, etc. It’s really fun. One of the people in the group (Isaac) has a no phone policy in his nights. This means no tv, no music, no phones. We play board games or talk.
Around 3 weeks ago, I had to go to the hospital and was awaiting a life changing diagnosis. I was anxious all day but decided to go to Isaac’s gathering to get my mind off things. The morning of, I got an email from the hospital saying they’d call me at some point that day to let me know what was going on.
I text Isaac and told him situation and asked if I could keep my phone on me (he makes us put them in a box, turned off) but he didn’t reply. I showed up with my phone. When Isaac comes round with the box, I ask to talk to him privately, but he won’t until I put my phone in the box. I’m trying to explain the situation without drawing too much worry or a scene, but he isn’t listening so I walk out and sit in my friend’s car.
30 minutes later, I get the call. The outcome isn’t important to this post, but I stayed in the car for another hour and a half until my friend comes down to see me and drive me back. She said Isaac is really upset that I walked out like that, and that I should have just been forthcoming with him, but I don’t want to tell everyone what was going on, especially at the point, it wasn’t concrete.
Another friend later said I just shouldn’t have shown up if I was going to ’cause such a fuss’ over my phone and that I know Isaac’s policy and shouldn’t expect exceptions and therefore it was a b**chy move of me to walk out.
This is how readers on Reddit responded to this story.
This person said that this party didn’t really sound like much of a party at all…
Another reader agreed and argued that the person hosting the party definitely needed to make an exception in this case.
This individual said that there’s nothing inherently wrong with the host’s no phone policy, it’s the way he acted that made him a real jerk.
And this Reddit user said that this was a private matter and that this woman didn’t need to explain her reasons to the host. Amen!
Do you think this young woman overreacted?
Or was she justified in her behavior?
Talk to us in the comments and let us know what you think.