A self-assured dad sparked outrage on Reddit after he asked his adult daughter for help running some errands. She refused, and he had a big problem with her reasoning. Here is the full story.
She Has Big Plans
OP is a 54-year-old man with a 28-year-old daughter. The young woman is in graduate school working on a Ph.D.
She Was Going to See Dad
During a recent break in the school year, OP’s daughter was scheduled to have a month off from her work duties.
He asked her to come to stay with him, and she agreed to spend two weeks at his house.
But He Wanted More
That sort of irked OP, because he thought his daughter should have spent the entire month with him, but he’d take what he could get.
She Had Work to Finish
Before OP’s daughter could get away, though, she had to finish grading some papers for her students to wrap up the semester.
He Bought the Wrong One
In the meantime, OP had bought his younger daughter a sweater as a gift.
The problem was, it was a sweater she already had, so OP needed to exchange it.
She Would Do It Later
Because OP was busy at work, he asked his older daughter if she could handle the exchange for him.
She agreed, but said it would have to wait a day, because she was right in the middle of grading.
He Knew Her Schedule
But OP didn’t think that was reasonable, since his daughter had already told him the grades didn’t need to be in for another two days.
She does her grading online and can work on it any time.
He Wanted Her to Drop Everything
OP told her to put her grading aside and go make the exchange that same day so her sister could have her new sweater.
She Told Him to Do It Himself
But OP’s daughter refused and said she didn’t want to break up her work.
She told OP he could make the exchange himself if it really had to be done that day.
He Didn’t Pick a Fight
That made OP even angrier, but he decided to let it slide.
Little did he know that another firestorm was just over the horizon.
She Didn’t Have Time
A couple of days later, OP called his daughter again and told her she needed to pick up a gift he had ordered for his mother.
But his daughter reminded him that she had to finish her grading that day and said she couldn’t make the pick-up.
He Knew the Truth
But OP had done his homework and looked up the school’s grading calendar online.
She Had Another Full Day
According to the posted schedule, his daughter had another full day to get the grades submitted.
She Was Too Busy
So OP called out his daughter and said she was lying about the grading schedule.
But she wouldn’t back down and said she had other work to do the next day.
She Would Help Some Other Time
His daughter again said she had to finish her grading that day and refused to pick up the gift for her grandmother.
But she offered to pick it up another time.
He Uninvited Her
That’s when OP blew his top and told his daughter to find somewhere else to stay for the two weeks she had planned to spend at his house.
She Already Had Other Plans
To his shock, OP’s daughter told him she had never wanted to stay with him, anyway.
She was only coming because he had insisted, but she’d be more than happy to stay away.
She was going to spend some time with a girlfriend during the break instead.
He Thinks She’s Selfish
Now, OP is angry and confused. He thinks his daughter is being self-centered and childish, and he can’t understand why she doesn’t want to help him out.
He’s a Real Piece of Work
For the most part, Redditors think OP is selfish and completely out of touch with reality. They can’t believe he wants his daughter to drop her grading and run errands for him.
He Was Envious
Many of them think he’s just jealous of his daughter’s academic success and several pointed out the irony of him calling her self-centered.
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