15 Unhinged Stories That Summoned The Internet's Biggest Angry Mobs
The internet can be a pretty controversial place when everyone has the ability to share their (potentially controversial) opinions with the world. However, there are some moments when groups can come together to agree on things. We turned to r/AmIthe*sshole to find stories that were so one-sided that the crowd actually agreed on who was in the wrong (and they were angry). Do you agree with who they sided with? At the end of each story, we revealed which side the crowd took. Vote on whether you think the crowd made the right choice below.
1. She Cancelled Dinner When Her Boyfriend Brought A Bell To The Diner To Get The Server's Attention
Posted on Reddit by u/Blain-Ad-5996:
This might sound bad but I don't know if I was TA here.
I (F30) have been dating my boyfriend Rhett (M31) for 4 months, we live in different town and he's not from here, (he's american living here) he usually visits on the weekends, This time I decided to visit his town and eat out at a diner.
Rhett was already there when I arrived to the diner, we talked some, checked the menu, then when it was time to order he pulled a small bell out of his jacket pocket, lifted it up then started shaking it. it produced a loud, annoying sound my ears started hurting. I was so confused I asked what he was doing and he said that he was trying to get one of the waiter staff's attention. I said it was embarrassing and he should stop right then but he kept shaking it. I can not begin to explain the looks we received from everyone.
I demanded him to stop but he said not til someone came and took our order. I threatened to leave the place and cancel dinner if he wouldn't and he kept doing it. Someone came already, but I'd already gotten up, took my purse and started making my way out. He followed me and started arguing about walking out but I told him that I couldn't take being embarrassed by him and he got upset and said that he didn't get why I thought the bell was embarrassing, explained that it was a perfect solution for no longer be forced to wait til someone shows up. I asked if it was acceptable to do this in america and he said "yes because it's a free country and people there usually don't give a shit" but I said it's inappropriate and embarrasding here. he said I was being too sensitive and overreacted over nothing. He insisted we go back inside but I refused.
We ended up leaving, he kept on about how I ruined dinner by cancelling it and offending him by acting like his behavior is shamful. I said I had a right to give an opinion on what he's done even if he thought what he was doing but he basically told me to get off my high horse and stop calling his "genius" idea embarrassing.
He's been sulking for days now and wanting an apology, Maybe I overreacted. maybe it's nothing where he lives but here it's just unacceptable.
*CROWD SIDED WITH THE ORIGINAL POSTER
2. Woman Causes Family Fight Over Nickname
Posted on Reddit by u/itsonlybee:
I, (30F) have been “Bee” since I was born, and still go by that nickname with my friends and family as an adult. My aunt started using the same nickname for her eldest granddaughter when she was born in 2008, for the purposes of this we’ll just call her granddaughter “LB”. I really didn’t care, as it’s just a name, and I had been “Bee” for seventeen years at that point.
Six years ago I was working at a zoo when my mum asked if I would send some exotic feathers to LB, as one of her hobbies was collecting feathers. I agreed, and posted her some I had found around the zoo with a little note briefly explaining the species, names and personality traits of the birds they belonged to.
A week later I was out at dinner with my sister and BIL when I noticed I had several missed calls from my aunt. We’ve never really had direct contact, so this seemed odd to me. I checked my voicemail to find she had left me a message demanding that I call her back immediately in an angry tone. I was still trying to decide if I wanted to return her calls or not when I received a text from my mother warning me that my aunt was angry I had signed the note to LB “with love from Bee”, as it had apparently upset LB, who was eight at the time, that I had stolen her name. I don’t enjoy melodrama, so I opted out and went about my evening with my phone on silent.
I saw my mum the next day, and she told me that she’d had a falling out with my aunt over my nickname, as my aunt was demanding that I stop calling myself “Bee” because it was unfair and confusing for LB. She suggested that if I were desperate I could be called “Bigger Bee”, but that it would be better if I just changed it altogether. We both laughed about it and I confirmed that what she had told my aunt the previous evening was correct. I wouldn’t change my nickname, and I didn’t expect LB to change hers, as far as I was concerned we could both be “Bee” without causing harm.
In the end I didn’t answer any of my aunts calls, and my mum stopped taking them too. Later that morning I received a text from her saying that I was a bitch for what I was doing to LB, and for causing an argument between her and my mother, to which I never responded.
I chose not to have further contact with her side of the family, and have happily carried on going by “Bee” in the intervening years, I assume that LB did too, although I’ve never asked. My mother resumed contact with my aunt after a few months, but things were always strained after that, and they were never close again.
Recently someone mentioned that I had caused an “ugly rift” in the family by refusing to change my nickname for LB or take my aunts calls. They feel that I should have spoken to my aunt when she called and agreed to change my name to avoid hurting LB. I feel I was right to stand my ground over both my nickname, and my choice not to engage in the argument or have any subsequent contact with my aunt, but their comment has planted a small seed of doubt. AITA?
*CROWD SIDED WITH ORIGINAL POSTER*
3. Woman Invites Friend On A Group Vacation Even Though It Made Someone Else Uncomfortable
Posted on Reddit by u/petals978:
I recently got back from a vacation with a group of my friends. We booked everything way in advance so when I found out my (ex)fiancé was cheating on me with a mutual ‘friend’ I either lost all of my money or had to sit there and watch them be all lovey dovey around each other.
I spoke to a few of the people going and asked them if I could invite my friend/ex before my ex-fiancé, Jace, on the trip as he had been supporting me through everything and it would make it easier on me to enjoy the trip. They all said it was fine so Jace came on the trip with us.
Now the thing is, my ex was always jealous and insecure about Jace. He had an irrational hate/jealousy for him so when he realised he was joining the trip he just flipped out. He tried to get everyone to force Jace off the trip but everyone just ignored him.
The entire time my ex was fuming. Admittedly Jace wasn’t innocent, he did goad my ex a few times and he was enjoying getting under his skin. In the middle of the trip my ex cornered me and was so upset that I had invited Jace to the trip and accused me of trying to hurt him. His girlfriend also brought it up to me and called me childish for intentionally making the trip uncomfortable for them.
*THE CROWD SIDED WITH THE ORIGINAL POSTER*
4. Woman Tells Her Older Boyfriend That He Shouldn't Date Younger When He Gets Upset About Her Budget Apartment (With A Twist)
Posted on Reddit by u/cheapapartmenty:
So I recently got together with a guy from my hobby, he asked me out first and I had some doubts that we'd work together as a couple because of the age difference, he's 35 and I'm 22.
So, in my apartment, since it's an old house that was originally a single family house, there isn't much soundproofing. And the floors creak when people move.
I've gotten used to the sound of the guy upstairs getting up at 4 am since he starts work at 5.
And the sound of the girls in the apartments to either side of mine watching telenovelas till midnight, taking work calls all day and having friends over on weekend nights.
I know when I play music or have friends over, some of the sound leaks through the walls. So I'd never get upset about hearing my neighbors because it goes both ways.
So... When my boyfriend started coming over more often, he had complaints about the neighbors. Which put me in an awkward place, he wanted to go speak to them or have me text them and I said no.
For example, one of the early times he stayed over we went to bed around 10. He wanted me to ask my neighbor to turn down her TV. I said she didn't have it that loud and she turns it off at midnight anyway.
At 4 am, he got very irritated with my upstairs neighbor getting up and cooking breakfast. I said that he would be done by 5 because that's when his shift starts.
At 7 am, he was still trying to sleep in and the neighbor on the other side had some work calls that he said he couldn't sleep through. I offered him earplugs and he said he couldn't sleep with them in either, he wanted me to ask her to quiet down.
He had similar comments every time he heard someone else in the building just living their life especially if it was when he was in bed.
I got frustrated with my boyfriend and told him "you know, you can't expect to date a 'hot young' 22 year old and not wanna deal with a 22 year olds living situation! I don't know if you realize but this is a normal apartment for someone my age... Hell, my neighbors are pretty great; nobody's throwing loud parties on work nights, nobody's having screaming fights, nobody's having babies!"
(The 'hot young' part was in sarcastic air quotes because those were his words not mine)
He got irritated and asked why I was bringing age into it, and I said it's because he can't both want someone so young and also want someone with house kinda money! And he was being so out of touch with how normal people in their 20s live.
He got really irritated with me bringing age into it, and even more annoyed when I'd respond to his neighbor complaints in the future with "ok boomer" or tell him that if he wanted me to have a "rich person apartment" he could pay for it.
AITA for what I said to my boyfriend about my apartment?
Edit - A lot of comments are asking if we could stay at his house
It's not possible for me to get to his house on my own because I don't have a car and the buses don't go that far into the suburbs.
So that would mean him driving 30 minutes from his house in the suburbs to pick me up, then an extra 30 to drive me to his house. Then an hour round trip early in the morning to get me home in time for work.
It's a lot easier for him to visit me in the city.
Edit 2 - a lot of people in the comments are saying Technically 35 is a milennial and not a boomer. I know that.
I am using boomer as A JOKE or a figure of speech to say "acting out of touch and entitled to tell other people what to do". It is a common figure of speech to say "ok boomer" to someone who is acting entitled regardless of their actual age... It's more of a mindset thing.
Edit 3 - I googled his property records for his house and HE CO OWNS IT WITH A WOMAN WHO SHARES HIS LAST NAME! holy sh*t... I don't know if she's his wife or ex wife or what but I'm OUT OF HERE. I'm honestly freaking out right now but I just gotta say .. great big thank you to everyone who noticed red flags and made me question that. I've blocked his number, he can have fun figuring out where I went.
*CROWD SIDED WITH ORIGINAL POSTER*
5. Mom Refuses To Stop Calling Her Son 'Honey'
Posted on Reddit by u/AlainaWilson747:
The situation is a bit silly but I'll let you guys decide.
I f36 have been dating my boyfriend Joe m38 for few months, he has met my 9 yo son and they both get along pretty well.
Joe started staying longer during the weekends and days ago while he was visiting, he heard me call my son "honey". He stayed quite during the entire breakfast then brought it up with me. I asked what was wrong and he said that I shouldn't call my son honey espcially because I call him that and he just thinks this term is used for romantic partners. I laughed it off because I thought it was a small and silly thing to comment on but he got offended by my lack of care for his "concerns" and asked me to stop using this word with my son since he feels it's misplaced. I told him no, this was not a valid argument by him and in my opinion, does not deserve "consideration". we argued for few minutes then he decided to go out saying we'll talk about this again later but I firmly told him there's nothing to talk about, and I will not stop calling my son honey. end of story, He got upset and went out.
He then sent a long text about how I keep disregarding his thoughts, opinions and input and brush them off not caring about how it makes him feel. he said it'd only be reasonable to use my son's nicknames when referring to him and we can be done with this issue but I refused to stop. He's gone silent now save for a text here and there. AITA for not compromising and flatout refusing to stop calling my son this word?
*CROWD SIDED WITH THE ORIGINAL POSTER*
6. Girl 'Implies' That Her Boyfriend Is Cheap Because Of His Valentine's Day Gift
Posted on Reddit by u/throwtri434346:
I F, 31 have been with my boyfriend M, 37 (who's a single dad with 2 boys) for 2 years. He has a decent job with decent income and is into woodworking as a hobby.
For Vdays, Bdays and every other celebration, He'd gift me mostly jewelry and I get him his favorite gadgets or sports gear. For this Valentine I got him sneakers, I found out today that his gift for me was a wooden framed photo of him, me, and the kids. I gotta say I wasn't thrilled with it. When I told my boyfriend my honest opinion (I didn't wanna open my mouth but he pushed me) He said he couldn't believe this was my reaction bjt I pointed out that he has money to for an $200 necklace at least so I could wear it at the engagement party. but he said I was out of line to imply he was being cheap when all he was doing was to make me a special gift and also had the kids help with it and put so much thought and effort in it because they see me as family and I should be appreciative of that. I said I was but still thought he could've added the necklace as a great combo but he got even more mad saying he couldn't understand why I'd value a necklace as much as or even over a special gift he and the kids made for me. We went back and forth on this and breakfast got ruined. He went upstairs amd refused to speak to me. I feel like he blew this out of propotion since he asked for my opinion and I don't know if he has the right to be upset with me now.
*CROWD SIDED WITH THE BOYFRIEND*