Woman sparks furious debate online after revealing she told guests at her sister’s wedding to ‘NOT eat the food’ – leaving her family FURIOUS
- A woman told partygoers at her sister’s wedding to skip the buffet
- After the woman’s wedding eight months ago, her mother took the leftovers home
- The woman initially didn’t realize what had happened to the extra food – until she got to her sibling’s party
A woman has sparked a heated debate online after sharing a bizarre personal anecdote that culminated in her telling guests to skip the nosh at her sister’s wedding.
The story appeared on infamous sub-Reddit r/AmItheA**hole. On the forum, each OP – an acronym for “original poster” – asks for feedback on whether or not their actions make them “the asshole” of whatever conflict they are describing.
In this case, a 26-year-old explains that she had a “BIG wedding” eight months ago, complete with “lots of food and drink and people.”
She correctly foresaw that there would be plenty of leftovers after the festivities, and arranged for them to be donated to a soup kitchen.
A 26-year-old woman has sparked heated debate online after admitting to telling people not to eat the food at her sister’s wedding (stock image)
But the extra travel sum never reached the food bank.
Rather, her mother “went behind my back and took most of it” – though at first OP had no idea what exactly happened to the uneaten provisions of marriage.
That is, “until now” — when her older sister’s wedding rolled around Memorial Day weekend.
Satisfied with something intimate and unobtrusive, the big sister had left the planning to their mother.
As the post puts it, “All we had to do was show up where we were told and party.”
OP describes that while “the ceremony was beautiful,” she “noticed something odd” at the buffet. saying that ‘the food looked eerily familiar’.
Then it dawned on her: The food was “identical to what I had before my wedding except a little more dried out and sadder.”
As it turned out, their mother had decided to “save a fortune” by freezing the leftovers from OP’s wedding – storing them in a “garage freezer” for eight months – and reusing the thawed food for her sister’s reception.
The unnamed woman shared her story on Reddit, where she revealed her suspicions that the food served after her sibling’s ceremony was leftovers from her own eight months before.
When she put this together, OP immediately told her sister, who felt “terribly embarrassed.” The sisters agreed that people should not eat the food or it would make someone sick.
Then OP and her husband started “discreetly telling some guests to get tired of eating.”
She added that “the rest of the night was fine.”
While the mother “felt a little bit of a faint because she was cheap,” OP reports that relatives claimed she had unnecessarily embarrassed her family.
In view of this drama, OP wanted to know ‘AITA?’
Reddit overwhelmingly sided with OP, calling her NTA – or ‘Not The A**hole’
The comment section overwhelmingly sided with OP, calling her NTA – “Not The A**hole.”
Like the most liked comment on the thread, with over 20,000 upvotes, say, “NTA. OMG!!! It’s not like it was kept frozen for eight months; it’s that it sat on a buffet table for god knows how long at your wedding, then in your mom’s car, before it was frozen. This is not only tacky, but also super dangerous.’
One comment seemed to confirm the validity of the fear of food poisoning, with an anonymous Redditer telling how, “My mom used to tell me growing up that I always got this ’round-the-clock’ flu.”
“I remembered them, throwing up, unable to eat, miserable. It wasn’t until I grew up that I realized what it actually was…Food poisoning. She has poisoned me many times by serving expired, dented, damaged food. She leaves food out for extended periods of time, reheats multiple times, whatever. If it’s 10 cents off, it doesn’t matter if it tastes bad… Just scrape off the fuzzy stuff.’
And yet another commenter echoed, “NTA… That was your mother’s next level miser behavior and she could have made anyone very sick.”