A young woman outraged Redditors after she just laughed when her mom’s friend told her to go to her room. Turns out, obeying would have involved crosstown transit. Here is the full story.
They’re Not Close
OP is a 25-year-old woman who has almost no contact with her mother.
She Never Sees Them
As soon as OP moved out of the house 7 years ago, her mom also cut off her contact with her younger brothers.
The boys are now 7 and 11 years old.
She Needed Something
Recently, though, OP needed to get her hands on her birth certificate.
It was one of the few important things she left behind when she left at 18.
She Would Be In and Out
So OP arranged to swing by and pick up the document at her mom’s place, then head right out.
She Had a Crisis
But as soon as she got there, OP’s mom suddenly remembered that she had a funeral to go to.
One of her dear friends had died and she wanted to pay her respects.
It Was Normal Behavior
This was no big surprise to OP, who has come to expect all sorts of drama from her mother over the years.
She Could Feel the Dread Creep In
Then OP’s mom turned up the ridiculous dial another notch.
Since it was last minute, she said, she didn’t have anyone to watch her kids.
She Wanted Her to Stay
So naturally, mom wanted OP to stay and take care of her brothers for a few hours.
It Was a Hard No
OP said there was no way she was sticking around.
It was her only day off work, and she already had plans.
Mom Called Her Selfish
That made OP’s mom angry, and she said her daughter was being selfish.
She Was Out
But it was a case of too bad, so sad as far as OP was concerned, and she headed for the door.
It Was a Hail Mary
In the meantime, OP’s mom had called a friend who agreed to come watch the boys.
Before OP could get out of the place, her mom hit her with one last plea.
She Just Needed a Little Time
She wanted to know if OP could please stay until the friend arrived.
It would only be about 10 minutes.
She Left Her High and Dry
OP didn’t really have a chance to answer before her mother rushed out the door and was gone.
Her Life Line Showed Up
OP was furious that her mother had dumped her brothers on her.
But she was relieved when the mom’s friend showed up a few minutes later, as planned.
She Picked a Fight
That relief soon turned into a fight, though, because the friend started griping at OP for not helping her mom out in a pinch.
She Explained Herself
Even though she didn’t owe the lady an explanation, OP told her that she didn’t have anything to do with her mom.
It was her day off, and she had just needed to stop in for a couple minutes.
They Weren’t Her Kids
OP finished by telling the friend that she had no obligation to watch anyone else’s kids, including her mom’s.
She Tried to Put Her in a Timeout
That really set off the older woman, and she told OP to go to her room.
She Laughed in Her Face
OP laughed in the woman’s face and walked out of the house.
The other woman asked where she thought she was going.
She Was Just Following Orders
OP replied that she was just following orders and going to her room.
The one that was in the apartment that she pays for by working a “big girl” job.
She Defended Her Friend
That was the end of the conversation, but OP’s mom has been bombarding her with nasty messages ever since.
She says OP had no right to talk to her friend that way.
She Was Provoked
OP admits she was pretty snippy, but she thinks her mom and the friend were the ones who were way out of line.
It Was All a Setup
Redditors almost unanimously agree with OP and think her mom’s friend was off base.
Many of them think the whole thing was a setup, with the mom knowing all along she was going to try to dump her kids on OP.
Some also think OP’s mom ambushed her friend by making her think OP was still a minor.
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