Woman Asks if She’s Wrong for Taking Baby Formula From Someone’s Cart at the Store

The baby formula shortage in this country right now is no laughing matter.

And some people are gonna do what they have to in order to get their kids fed.

Read on to get the whole story from a woman who wants to know if she’s an a**hole for what she did at the store…

AITA for taking multiple containers of formula out of a couple’s cart due to the formula shortage?

“26 f if that matters. My husband and I just had our first child last month. I haven’t been able to find formula anywhere. He’s on a sensitive brand of formula due to the fact that I wasn’t producing enough milk to feed him.

Last week I drove 2 hours to another store just to get some of his formula. The shortage has been very exhausting and stressful to deal with so when I finally say that my local store had some in stock I immediately rushed over.

When I get to the isle, I saw a older couple taking some formula off the shelf. The isle was small so I just waited patiently. I realized they weren’t stopping and eventually they had about 40 cans of formula in their cart, emptying the shelf.

I spoke up, asking if I could have just about 4 cans for my newborn at home. The husband scowled at me, and they started pushing their cart away. I said excuse me, and that they couldn’t just take all the formula when I clearly needed it as well.

They said they got there first, and that they had twins to feed. So basically not their problem. I was stressed and furious at this point so I cut in front of their cart and started grabbing a few cans. I figured, they hadn’t paid for any of this so why not. I wasn’t gonna let my baby go hungry because they wanted to grab all the formula.

Obviously they weren’t happy about this and started yelling all sorts of stuff at me, but I quickly made my exit. They called me selfish, a**hole, etc. A manager came up to me as I was checking out and said that next time I should get assistance instead of grabbing it.

He explained there was a limit and they wouldn’t have been able to buy it all anyways.

I feel justified (sorta) in my actions but I’m not sure if that was totally correct.


Now check out what Reddit users had to say.

This person said she wasn’t NTA but folks who are hoarding sure are.

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And this individual agreed and said this is how shortages happen.

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This Reddit user made a very good point about what was going on here.

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