A woman slammed her boyfriend online after he and his young daughter made her a birthday cake rather than buying one at a store.
As the 33-year-old lady in question explained in her Reddit post, she was left disappointed after her boyfriend of three years surprised her with a homemade cake for her boyfriend.
Admittedly, the woman wanted a “somewhat expensive” cake to celebrate her 33rd birthday. Though she let her boyfriend in on her wishes, the man came up with a cheaper alternative – a homemade cake – because he couldn’t afford the dessert his girlfriend had chosen.
“When we met Alex was doing very well, he made 6 figures and he had a decent house in a fine neighborhood. I had a slightly lower paying job. Almost a year and a half ago, his job had to cut some employees and he was one of them. He had to take on a job and he earned much less than he had before,” the woman wrote in her post.
“I moved into their house 5 months ago. Since I moved in, I have helped a lot with the bills, usually half or more of them.
“Yesterday was my birthday.
“I wanted to celebrate at a nice restaurant near us, however, it was closed. There was another one a little closer to us, although it was more expensive.
“I suggested going there for my birthday to Alex, and he said that he couldn’t afford to pay for dinner there and if we went we would need to split the bill.
“I was a little upset but he said he would make something himself.”
She added: “The cake I wanted was, admittedly, somewhat expensive. I pointed it out to him, and he said again that he didn’t think he could afford it with Christmas coming up and we’d have to go half. I told him I wasn’t paying for a cake for my own birthday, and he said he’d see what he could do.
“Well, yesterday came. He made dinner, and it was quite good, better than most meals we eat, although not as good as what it would be at a restaurant.
“However, when he brought the cake out it was just something he had made himself. He said he was sorry he couldn’t afford the nicer cake but he had made this one and his daughter had helped.”
Rather than being grateful for the effort her boyfriend and his 13-year-old daughter had put into making the cake, the woman went on to confront the man and tell him she was expecting a “nicer cake” only for the dad’s daughter to overhear her and get upset.
“I guess his daughter heard because now he’s also saying that I made her upset after she helped make it,” the disgruntled girlfriend concluded.
After asking Reddit for advice, the woman was quickly branded an ‘a**hole’. While some suggested she should leave her boyfriend because he deserves better, others failed to understand how she could be upset over a homemade gift that came from the heart.
“You sound conceited and unappreciative of what you have. I would consider a homemade cake and meal much more of a heartfelt birthday gift than someone forking out $200 on me at dinner. You lucked out with this guy, but be careful because it sounds like you don’t realize it and soon enough he will end up with someone who does,” someone wrote.
“Sounds like you had no problem when buddy was making 6 figures but now that he’s an ‘average joe’ he’s below you? Let this man go, and sink your claws into the next walking bank account you find,” another said.
The third suggested: “I get you’re disappointed, but it sounds like your special one went to a huge amount of effort to make your birthday special within budget and, to be blunt, I think you’re being a bit of a brat about it.”
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