The Internet has offered support to a pregnant woman whose husband allegedly demanded that she carry his luggage through the airport.
By writing a post in Reddit’s “Am I The A ** hole” (AITA) forum on Thursday under the username u / overreaction536435, the woman said she was “humiliated” by her husband’s behavior and subsequently forced him to find her own trip home .
The post has received more than 9,600 votes up and over 1,500 comments from Redditors, which downplayed the man’s “red flag” behavior and urged the woman to file for divorce.
In her post, the woman said she was picking up her husband from the airport after a business trip when the interaction took place.
“When the second he saw me, he released his two large bags and started walking,” the woman wrote. “I tried to get him to stop, but he asked me to take the bags and follow him.”
She told her husband that the bags were “too heavy” for her to carry, but he complained that he was too “exhausted” to carry them and tried to keep walking. When the woman refused to follow him, he told her she was “annoying”.
“I asked him to get someone to carry his bags for him and he replied, ‘I already have one and it’s you’ … so [he] kept going and ignoring me, “the woman remembered.
Upset, she lost his luggage, walked “right past him,” got in her car and drove home.
“He came home by taxi but was mad at me because I left him at the airport just because he asked for my help. He also said I embarrassed him and made a scene and overreacted big time,” the woman concluded. “AITA?”
According to Million Mile Secrets, a site with travel tips and “hacks”, luggage carts can be rented at most airports for a small fee.
“If you have checked baggage and need an airport trolley at your destination, you can find airport trolleys near the ticket counters and at baggage claim. However, you will have to pay up to $ 5 or more for a trolley,” the website explained. “Carriages are usually free at airports outside the United States, but U.S. airports charge for them.”
Still, the website said there are ways to get them for free.
“Your checked suitcase will take several minutes to be unloaded from the plane. So instead of waiting for luggage delivery and paying for a luggage cart, you can try to get one for free,” the website states. “You can usually walk outside to the curb or to the airport departure section and you will find empty carts waiting to be returned.”
With this in mind, commentators could not understand why u / overreaction536435’s husband would not just grab a luggage cart. Redditors assured the woman that she did not overreact and slapped her husband for having treated her like a “pack mule”.
“NTA [not the a**hole]. What is the actual eff? He expects you, his pregnant wife, to carry his bags for him after sitting in a plane for 4 hours. Four hours? What a hard blow life for him. It’s so easy to get a cart to move the bags, but he would not even listen to you, but just require you to carry his bags like a servant. You’re his pregnant wife, not his mule! “Exclaimed u / wanesandwaves.
“I wanted to leave him in general, not just at the airport … Why on earth did he feel that you, his pregnant wife, were obligated to carry his luggage?” asked u / ha13ra. “It’s not normal behavior. I do not want to judge from just one story, but this incident is screaming [red] flag.”
“NTA … seriously, what guy with his right mind just drops his bags on his girl as if she’s a valet. It’s time for a divorce,” u / VxGB111 wrote.
Redditor u / anaisaknits added: “Red flags all over this … OP [original poster] have to go and go NOW. “
Newsweek has contacted u / overreaction536435 for a comment.
Other AITA posters that have gone viral in recent weeks include a woman whose husband allegedly took money from her disabled sister, a woman who delayed her husband’s plans to return to work, and a woman who refused to throwing her step-sister in a baby shower.