It’s so weird to me what people choose to get competitive about in life…
Especially with people who are supposed to be their friends…
But you see it all the time! And here’s another glaring example from the “Am I The A**hole?” page from Reddit.
Take a look at this story and tell us if it sounds familiar at all…
AITA for telling my friend her parents bought her house, not her?
“The title sounds bad but hear me out.
Backstory: I (F28) have a friend (F28) who purchased a house late last year. It’s an awesome 2 story town house and I’ve been over there plenty of times to help out with moving/decorating and for hanging out.
As mentioned in the title, her parents purchased the house for her and her partner. I truly have no issue with this as the housing market is terrible for buyers so more power to them for being home owners. I recently, unfortunately inherited my parents house, which is 3 bedroom, out in the sticks.
The issue: We went appliance shopping because most of the the stuff in the house was 10-15 years old. We were standing with an employee who I had asked to recommend some smaller items like toasters and kettles when the employee asked if I was moving out as general chit chat. I told him I was moving, and he asked whether I bought or rented.
I told him bought, because it was just easier and less awkward than telling him I inherited the house. He told me that was cool and began talking about the toasters again when my friend cut in that I had inherited my house, not purchased it. The employee went quiet and I gave her a “what was that” face. I was taken aback, she continued on saying “Yeah, I purchased my house”.
I asked “does it really matter? I’m here to buy some kitchen appliances not tell this guy my personal issues.” She grinned and said “it’s just for the record” which made me more confused and annoyed. (You can probably see where this is going) I replied “Oh okay then if it’s just for the record your parents purchased your house for you.”
The employee quickly retreated and she walked outside of the shop. I caught up with her and she said I was a massive a**hole for pointing out she couldn’t afford to own without her parents help. I returned with a very similar “my parents also helped me with getting a house too, just in a really terrible way.”
My partner agrees with me, saying that she’s the one that opened that door, but our other friends are split almost 50/50.”
Reddit users shared their thoughts about this story.
This reader said that the woman who wrote the post is not an a**hole and that her friend sounds very catty.
Another person said that the woman should have defended herself.
This individual argued that this woman might want to reevaluate her friendship with this person…
And this Reddit user shared their own personal story about how some “friends” can get pretty jealous and competitive when it comes to houses AND house sizes.
Do you think this woman acted like a jerk?
Or was this no big deal?
Sound off in the comments and let your voice be heard!