In a now-viral post, a man claimed that after her 9-year-old son spilled a drink in his car, he gave his girlfriend the silent treatment.
Under the username u/IrregularScrotum, the man posted in Reddit’s “Am I The A******” (AITA) forum and claimed that his response to the spilled drink upset his girlfriend. You can read the full post here. He then asked the community in the comments: “AITA for giving the silent treatment after my girlfriend’s son spilled in my car?” The post received over 10,000 upvotes and sparked a discussion about “boundaries.”
The man wrote in his post that he had adopted a “no food” policy and had purchased a new car at the beginning of the year. The man reminded his girlfriend of this rule last weekend before taking her to visit family, and she agreed to follow it. But her son became hungry at some point during the journey. The man therefore made a stop at a gas station.
“They returned to the car with slushies after about 20 minutes. She responded that they “couldn’t possibly finish it fast enough without making us more late” after I stopped them and told them they couldn’t drink that in my car.