Life is filled with sticky dilemmas and situations. Whether you have had a fall out with your significant other, had a bust-up with your brother-in-law, or created a workplace mishap, you sometimes wish you could ask for advice from an objective third party. For reassurance, these individuals turned to the internet, allowing commenters to weigh in on whether they were right or wrong. Are they supposed to sleep easily or be wracked with guilt? You decide!
Where’s the Leftover Lasagna?
This is an awkward situation. Sometimes it is easy to misinterpret people’s words, and that’s exactly what happened to this Reddit user. For dinner, his girlfriend made a delicious lasagna, so he asked if he could take the leftovers home to his family for them to try.
She wasn’t happy to find out that she had taken the whole pasta dish, which meant that she didn’t have any lunch for the rest of the week. We think it’s safe to say this guy dug a grave of his own.
Grocery Budget Battle
It’s tough being a new mom, and feeding can take a toll on your body more often than not. This mom chose to feed her baby in a bottle, but her husband wasn’t happy with the decision.
He wanted to take the baby formula out of her personal shopping budget, as it was her choice to stop feeding naturally. It is kind of a necessity to make sure your baby is fed. So, is this a bit of a harsh decision? We’ll let you make the call.
Firing a Bereaved Employee
We don’t envy the boss because this call has to be made. When both of their employee’s parents died in a tragic accident, he was bereaved. They granted him a month’s absence, but he started seriously messing up at work upon his return.
He failed to fulfill his basic responsibilities and began to risk the software company’s reputation seriously. The whole team noticed his dreadful performance at work, and they decided to let him go.
Should She Call Him Dad?
It can get messy when a relationship breaks down. When children are involved, it’s even worse. This user of Reddit encountered a dilemma. He broke up with his ex and started a new relationship.
Even so, he was still called dad by his ex’s daughter, as she had grown up with him in her life as a father figure. As she felt uncomfortable that his ex’s daughter liked to refer to him as a dad, his new fiancée wasn’t happy with the arrangement.
No Salad or Burgers
We all had that terrible feeling of throwing up and being totally repulsed by the food that made us sick. This customer was not happy when the very meal that had made him ill weeks before was served by his wife.
Specifically, he asked for no salad or burgers, but she didn’t listen. Perhaps it was an honest mistake, who knows? In a fit of rage, he threw the food away. Was this an overreaction? It seemed that the internet thought so.
Fancy Dinner Mishap
Fine dining is an interesting experience for sure. You pay premium prices, but you get top quality ingredients, an atmosphere of ambiance, excellent service, and delicious flavors. However, there can be one slight problem with eating in such fancy establishments: the small portion sizes.
When his steak arrived, this Reddit user was absolutely furious. He felt compelled to give a piece of his mind to the waiter, much to the consternation of his girlfriend. In this situation, what would you do? Keep yourself quiet or complain?
Seat Change, Please?
It can be quite tiresome and stressful to fly with young ones. Nevertheless, that doesn’t excuse rude conduct. This woman had some cosmetic repairs done after sustaining some pretty serious injuries to her face. And with that comes the process of healing.
While this sort of facial scarring may not be something that you see every day, besides asking the lady next to you to cover her face and snapping at her when she politely declines, there are certainly other ways to calm your four-year-old down. Naturally, he started to backtrack and apologize after this particular Reddit user gave the father a piece of her mind.
Credit Card Chaos
Quite often, you can’t help but listen to the little voice that tells you to do the right thing in your head. When she heard a group of teenage girls giggling over a pair of expensive boots worth thousands of dollars, the woman was shopping at a high-end department store.
Spending College Fund on a Car
Fate works in mysterious ways. When he came across his old Ford Bronco from high school at a used car dealership on his way home from work, this Reddit user couldn’t believe his eyes.
After so many years apart, he was taken aback after selling the car as a teenager to be reunited with the vehicle. He bought it immediately, but his wife was horrified when she heard the price. He had spent his baby daughter’s college fund!
This Isn’t a Restaurant.
When you need to learn to cook and make your own meals, there comes a time. Though they were barely acquaintances, this ravenous Reddit user could not see what was wrong with asking his neighbor to cook for him. This is definitely an awkward position.
No one deserves to be hungry. Still, we can’t help but think that there were alternative solutions for these hungry gentlemen. There’s a lot of Youtube tutorials out there! There are also cookbooks. Come on, man!
No Need for the Cold Shoulder
It is safe to say that it is a tough job to raise teenagers. They sulk occasionally and need their own space. This dad felt angry when his son didn’t trust him and instead chose to be comforted by his mom.
When they feel a bit vulnerable, moms have a great way to get through to emotional teenagers. We can understand why he would be disappointed because everyone wants to know that their child trusts them. Did he mishandle this?
Who Keeps the Wedding Money?
If family members end up at the reception fighting, bridesmaids demand particular dresses, or second cousins complain about not getting an invitation, weddings can lead to many disputes. The bride was not happy when her husband refused to take part in the planning of their wedding.
She arranged the whole thing, and her family made a financial contribution. A huge struggle arose when she wanted to keep most of the money they had received as gifts. This is a very tricky situation.
Escape Van Fiasco
The escape rooms aren’t for everyone. Why people like being trapped in a room for hours, completing mind-boggling puzzles in an attempt to be released, we can’t quite imagine. Some people just find the challenge absolutely exciting.
This well-intentioned guy made his fiancée’s birthday present a total mess. As part of a new “escape van” experience, he arranged a fake abduction. His partner was terrified and ran to a local restaurant to call the police!
Graduation Mom Guilt
It can be rewarding but challenging to raise kids with extra needs. When you have more than one child, it is even more difficult. You have to balance all of your children’s schedules and needs carefully, and it’s easy to feel like you’re prioritizing one child over the rest.
On the day of her daughter’s academic achievement ceremony, this mom faced a difficult scenario when her son had a meltdown. This one is certainly a challenging dilemma.
Brother’s Tinder Experiment
A recipe for disaster is meddling with your sibling’s personal life. This protective brother was worried when he discovered that his 17-year-old sister was using dating apps. By effectively catfishing her, he decided to teach her a lesson on online safety!
He posed as an older boy and, just to arrange a meeting-up to reveal his true identity, began messaging her. To make matters worse, her father was there to catch her in the act as well. Yikes.
Dad Joke Alert
Even for all the non-parents out there, it’s hard to resist a dad’s joke. This doting step-father was devastated when his step-daughter started acting up, rebelling against him and delivering the classic, “You’re not my dad! “line.
As she complained about being hungry, he decided to taste her own medicine in the supermarket. He responded, “Hi, Hungry, I’m not your dad!” She got upset, naturally. His wife was also not happy with this retort. Oops.
Petting Zoo Payback
Zookeepers have a lot to deal with in their work. Not only do they have to clean up after hundreds of animals, but they have to deal with annoying customers, just like every other customer service job, while also maintaining their welfare.
This zookeeper decided to let nature do its thing when dealing with two rowdy teens. Despite being alerted not to, the customers were repeatedly annoying a llama. A wad of smelly, disgusting spit proceeded to unleash the llama.
Fake Firing Prank
This high school student working in a coffee shop chose to get her own back when she was sick of being mistreated by angry customers. She arranged a prank with her co-worker when a fussy customer reprimanded her for serving cold coffee.
He went over and pretended to fire her at the cash register on the spot. The customer immediately began to grovel, apologizing and trying to save her job. Was this a mean, spirited prank or a stroke of genius?
Vegans Versus Carnivores
When their child turns vegan, most parents are dismayed. Suddenly, you have to add a whole new section to your grocery list, which usually consists of overpriced meat and dairy substitutes and pricy, organic, fresh produce.
This teenager decided to take things one step further by insisting that her parents stop buying, preparing, and eating meat at home. While he was trying his best to accommodate his daughter’s dietary choices, this is where one dad drew the line.
Queen of the Castle
This wannabe princess made a scene when her uncle wouldn’t allow her to use her family holiday home for her wedding. Given, if our uncle owned a castle in rural Europe, we might want to take advantage of that as well!
Her requests, however, were a little too much for her relative, as she wanted her guests to take over the master bedroom and other suites. While it was nice to accommodate your loved ones, this was too far.
Wife Cancels Job Interview
This one is a potential ruiner of relationships! When he finally secured a work interview, an unemployed newlywed was struggling to find work. However, his fiancée was displeased that his boss would be a woman.
The meddling woman decided to go behind his back and cancel the interview instead of calmly discussing her confidence issues with her husband! What kind of person does this to their life partner? If you are reading this, dude, get out there while you can still do it!
No More Help
Everything can be hard to get to grips with when you start a new job. You know nobody, you’re trying to learn new things, and you’re potentially struggling with trust and self-belief. It’s a bonus to have kind colleagues, as they can help you out of any tough spots.
This new beginning was not, nonetheless, the ideal co-worker. She filed complaints about other employees and ruined the office’s atmosphere completely. So, her colleagues just stopped trying to assist her.
Family Feud on Vacation
Family relationships, particularly if they are a blended family, can be complicated. His sister had a hard time adjusting to the new family members when this guy’s mother remarried. She regularly lashed out and mistreated them instead of being kind and patient.
Now, years later, by going on family holidays to their lakehouse, she tries to reconnect. But, with the awkward vibe, the rest of the family is struggling. Would you forgive and forget, or completely cut her out?
Fried Chicken Nightmare
Veganism strikes again. This guy and his parents, his older sister, and her newborn baby live at home. She is a vegan, but happy meat-eaters are the remaining members of the family.
This has begun to cause problems with his sister, who has decided that no one in front of her child is even allowed to eat meat. It seems to be a pretty strange decision. Surely, she won’t be scared by the dietary choices of other people? After all, she’s an infant.
Would You Keep This Sketchbook?
This is a tough situation. Tragically, this Reddit user’s friend died in an accident. She has treasured the sketchbook given to her on her birthday since she passed away. It was adorned with drawings and paintings by her friend, as she was a talented artist.
His parents did not support her when she was alive and criticized her art regularly. They are now asking that the sketchbook be given to them. What would you have done?
The Grandparent Problem
Another family conflict story. This Reddit user’s parents emigrated from Bolivia to the USA, but they were never pleased in their new home. His parents decided to move back to their motherland after retiring and to leave America behind. This also, however, involved leaving their grandchildren.
His wife was shocked and insulted by their decision to abandon the family and return home. Caught between his parents and his children, he doesn’t know what to make of the situation.
Adult Son Won’t Fly the Nest.
When their children move out, some parents are devastated, while others celebrate their newfound freedom in an empty house! This mother was faced with a tough decision. She was pregnant with a new baby, but there were only three bedrooms in her home.
Her 24-year-old son, who had never expressed interest in leaving home, took up one of the rooms. She wanted her son to be happy and safe, but a nursery was necessary for her new baby.
Kids Behaving Badly
No remorse is felt by this Reddit user about her chaotic childhood behavior. Her father remarried after her parents divorced. Let’s just say that with her new stepmom, she did not get along! She made a living hell of their lives, constantly misbehaving and wrecking things around the house.
Her step-mom confronted her years later and asked for an apology! But, she had none of it. As a little kid, would you apologize for your bad behavior? Or would they be ignored by you?
Coffee Shop Etiquette
This Reddit user was angry when a fellow customer showed zero regard for the coffee shop’s etiquette. They would visit the store constantly and make Skype calls on their laptop with no headphones on.
Not only is this incredibly rude and annoying for fellow customers, but on the other end of the call, it also risks the person’s privacy. They decided to confront them because of their ignorant conduct, but it was in vain. They’ve been completely ignored.
Babysit or Work Overtime?
This Reddit user agreed to give their coworker childcare, but they immediately regretted the decision when they were asked to work overtime. They decided to ditch the babysitter and work the extra hours with the mounting bills and modern life stresses piling up.
Money, particularly with the holidays coming up, can be tight. However, the coworker was not very happy because, without a babysitter, they also needed to work overtime and could not do so. What a dilemma!
My House, My Rules
In a relationship, sharing a home often causes trouble. When the house is only owned by one of the partners in the relationship, this can be even more extreme. Paying various amounts to a household can cause an imbalance that can throw off a relationship’s dynamic.
This Reddit user was very frustrated when, despite only paying a small amount of rent each month, their significant other began telling them how to look after their own home. No mortgage, no opinion!
Hating Your Wife’s Bestie
Getting along with your significant other’s friends can be hard. You want them to enjoy a healthy social life. Still, you can not help but pass judgment on the individuals with whom they choose to hang around.
This husband’s patience was tested when he went out with his wife and her best friend for dinner. They were already pretty strained in their relationship, but then she decided to leave an insultingly small tip. He stormed out, infuriated by her lack of respect.
Cooking Pot Custody Battle
This Reddit user got into a custody battle over a cooking pot for herself. Yes, you’ve read that right. After her sister-in-law threw out a damaged pot, she asked if she could have it to save it from being thrown out.
She was able to clean it and restore the pot to its former glory when she arrived home. The sister-in-law now wants her back, but she’s not going to move. For everybody involved, it’s an awkward situation. Who should keep it?
School Nurse Drama
This Reddit user did what anyone would do, after a nasty head injury when playing sport in school, and took a trip to the school nurse’s office.
Things took a strange turn when his parents worried and asked him why he heard strange voices in his head and received an expected phone call. One thing led to another, and he hit the school nurses for trying to get him sent to a psychiatric ward.
Angry Grandparents vs. Xbox Advice
This well-intentioned shopper overheard an elderly couple eagerly discussing their decision to buy a brand new Xbox console for their grandson. However, the model they had picked up was an older one and not the top of the Xbox range they apparently wanted to purchase.
He stopped the couple and tried to explain this to them, but he was greeted with an enraged response! His advice was rude and patronizing, they thought, yelling at him on the floor of the shop.
Baby Name Problems
For any parent, choosing the name of your child is a massive decision. When there is debate over whose surname the child will take, this is made even more complicated.
While he was happy that his wife kept her own name when they were married, he was dismayed to hear that she also wanted the baby to take her name. Does he have the right to be angry, or is a mom supposed to have a say since she’s the one giving birth?
Roommate From Hell
At some stage in their lives, everybody has had to deal with bad roommates. They might leave their filthy dishes in the sink, or they’ll never wipe their hair out of the shower drain.
This Reddit person was furious when their ignorant roomie decided to blow up music at three in the morning, despite their warnings that they had to get up early for examination the following day. Should you confront them or suffer in silence? This user decided to talk to them.
Tracking Device or Smartphone?
Modern technology is crazy. It’s strange to think that you walk around with a device every day that can be used at any moment to track your precise location. When they found out that their controlling father had been requesting their sister to track their location, this Reddit user faced a moral dilemma.
To begin with, the family relationship wasn’t exactly strong, so this just caused more issues. Now, no one is talking to one another. What a mess.
Undercover Wedding Venue
The wedding tax will be known to all newlyweds or soon-to-be brides and grooms. This is when a venue chooses to charge a significantly higher wedding fee than other events, such as family reunions, birthday parties, or corporate dinners.
By pretending that their wedding is just any other event, some cheeky people like to beat the system. In this case, however, the venue found out and demanded that the full price be paid. Are you going to come clean-or keep lying?
Cheeky Chess Opponents
Keeping your younger siblings in check can be hard. When they overheard their sibling playing chess with a Danish friend, this Reddit user was not pleased. They decided to taunt and tease them when their opponent was confused over the difference between “check” and “checkmate.”
Though kids are going to be kids, this seemed like a step too far. For being rude to their pal, the user decided to berate their step-sibling. Are you going to intervene or let them play on?
Long Lost Ex-Friends
When people from your past show up in your life, it’s weird. This Reddit user was shocked when she heard from an old friend who, when they were children, had made her life a nightmare. In school, they became friends and began attending religious groups together quickly.
But the friendship turned sour, as many young girls experience. When, years later, her friend asked her to reconnect, she flat-out refused. Would you forgive and forget, or turn your back on a toxic friend?
Fake Professional Name
They decided to try an experiment when this copywriter was struggling to find work. They decided to try using their future husbands’ last name because their last name was not English. The trick worked, and they could secure regular work.
This has been a controversial move. This is a way of turning your back on your heritage, some people think, while others think it’s an ingenious way to cheat the system and get ahead. What do you think?
A Babysitting Nightmare
You’ll know that the kids’ behavior will make or break your evening if you’re a babysitter or someone who likes to help friends out with childcare. This Reddit user was at the end of their tether, as they had tried on numerous occasions to take care of their friend’s kids.
Their kids acted like spoilt brats, eating her food, spitting it out, and smashing the screen of her iPad. Helping your friends out is a good thing, but at what cost?
Public Proposals Are a No
Some people like grand, romantic gestures. Others prefer to keep things private and low-key. This Reddit user with her boyfriend’s family got herself into a bit of a sticky situation. His sister had recently gotten involved, and with many onlookers, the proposal was a public affair.
She had been texting about this to her boyfriend, warning him never to pull a similar stunt. The sister in question read the messages somehow and felt angry that she had criticized her great moment.
No Drinking for Mommy
On their shift, most waitresses don’t expect to encounter a situation like this. This waitress overheard a client speaking about being pregnant, a moral dilemma like no other. They had been ordering cocktails all evening, however.
The waitress asked the bartender to start making the virgin drinks that the unsuspecting drinker was serving. The service staff is told that the customer is always right, but the exception to the rule seems to be this. It is highly dangerous to drink while pregnant.