A supportive wife sent Redditors into a spiral of rage when she refused to use the “thoughtful” gifts her husband bought for her. The joke might be on him if she changes her mind, though. Here is the full story.
Things Changed in a Flash
OP is a 26-year-old woman with a 29-year-old husband.
Before the pandemic, she had a great job in sales.
They Found Something Better
But during the down time, the couple found out that their married life works better if OP stays home and her husband works.
Money Was No Issue
Since OP’s husband makes even more than she did, money wasn’t a problem, so they made the change.
She Wants to Contribute
Even though they live a comfortable life and her husband never complains, OP feels like she needs to contribute more at home to help maintain their lifestyle.
She’s a Good Hostess
So OP is always cleaning and cooking, and she even enjoys playing the role of “hostess” when her husband brings his soccer buddies over to watch a game.
OP likes to prepare lavish snack trays and sodas, then serve the guys while they’re watching the game.
She often chit-chats even though she doesn’t stick around for the on-field action.
They’re All Jealous
The husband’s friends are always telling him how lucky he is to have such an understanding and helpful wife, and that makes OP feel good.
He Had a Big Surprise
But recently, OP’s husband came home with a gift box wrapped up all fancy and pretty.
He was grinning ear to ear and told her she was going to love what he had bought for her.
She Was Super Excited
Since they’d always had a great relationship and he always treated her very sweetly, OP was really excited to see what was inside.
She Was Shocked
When OP opened the box, though, she couldn’t even believe her eyes.
They Were Color-Coordinated
Inside was a red mini latex dress and a ball gag done up in the colors of OP’s husband’s favorite team.
He Was Dead Serious
OP wasn’t sure whether to laugh or panic, so she asked her husband if it was a joke gift.
At first, he said no, it was serious.
She’d Knock Their Socks Off
OP’s husband thought his friends would blow a gasket, in a good way, if she wore that get-up to serve drinks.
They really wouldn’t believe how lucky he was then.
She Needed to Lighten Up
That didn’t sit well with OP, and her husband could see she was uncomfortable.
So he told her to lighten up and that he thought the whole thing was hilarious.
She Was Relieved
That helped OP a little, so she gave her husband a nervous laugh, then went about her day.
She was relieved to think the whole thing was a joke.
He Was Back at It
But then, on the morning of the next soccer get-together, OP’s husband left the dress and ball gag on her dresser.
He also told her he was looking forward to seeing her wearing them.
She Felt Sick
OP panicked a little again but tried to stay calm.
She reminded her husband that the gifts were just a joke and that she wouldn’t really wear them.
She Was No Fun
OP’s husband told her she needed to get a sense of humor, then spent most of the rest of the day pouting.
Now, OP is confused about what her husband really wanted and expected.
It Was Totally Nasty
If the nasty outfit was just a joke, then it was a bad one, and it makes OP feel uncomfortable.
There Are Big Problems
And if her husband really wanted her to wear the dress and ball gag in front of his friends, then OP feels even worse and embarrassed.
She thinks there might be some real problems to address.
They Aren’t Happy With Each Other
As it stands, OP’s husband is annoyed because she’s too uptight, and she’s uneasy with the whole situation.
For their part, Redditors agree with OP that her husband’s gift is nothing short of creepy.
Many of them think he’s trying to get his jollies from making her wear the sexist outfit, or at least feel uncomfortable about it.
And some of them think most of the husband’s friends would even be uncomfortable if she showed up wearing such an odd get-up.
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