A man has shared how his wife stormed out of a restaurant after he told her to stop her ‘embarrassing’ habit at the dinner table.
Sharing his story on Reddit, the man explained that his wife has been collecting stuffed animals for years. He has also bought many for her, including a stuffed pig that she brings with her everywhere, including restaurants where she wants it to have its own chair.
The husband admitted that he thought his wife’s obsession with stuffed animals was silly but he decided to keep quiet because it ‘wasn’t hurting anyone.’
But when his wife brought her porky pal to an ‘upscale’ restaurant, the judgmental looks from other diners became too much for him.
“I had a crazy day at work and was a bit tired, and I noticed quite a few people glancing in our direction. So, I asked her if she could sometimes maybe just leave the stuffy at home,” he wrote.
“She said OK, but after thinking about it for a couple of minutes she became very angry, shouted ‘why, do I embarrass you!?’ and stormed out of the place, which then became silent.”
The husband revealed that when he got home, his wife was still furious and felt ‘personally attacked’ by his request.
He tried to explain it side but their conversation ended with his wife saying she would bring the stuffed pig anywhere she pleased.
“I didn’t push it further because I didn’t think it was worth fighting over more, and didn’t bring it up again,” he added.
Reddit users were quick to defend the husband, with one person saying: “Your wife shouldn’t bring a really big stuffed animal around that’s strange. Maybe convince her to bring a smaller one around that she keeps in her purse or something.”
Another said: “Sorry but you’re the a**hole just for how you dealt with it in public. Maybe she just gets a giant kick out of it.
“People get way too caught up with policing other people’s joy. Fun matters, joy matters. Encourage what brings people you love joy, and forget random judgmental strangers.”
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