Looking for perspective, a perplexed woman turned to Reddit following a strange request from her husband. He asked her to don a latex mini-dress while serving food and drinks to his friends. Shocked by the demand, the wife found herself questioning his intentions. Is it reasonable for her husband to ask for such a thing? You decide:
The Original Poster (OP) starts with some context about her and her husband’s current living situation. She explains that she had a great job before the pandemic, but they realized it “just worked better” when her husband took on the role of breadwinner while she stays at home. They’re in the fortunate position that his salary can support them both.
She Tries to Help at Home
OP never expected to be a “traditional” wife. However, because her husband’s the one earning the money, she feels like she should take on most of the work at home. While OP admits to not being the best cook in the world, she enjoys being a hostess. So when her husband’s friends come over to watch the game, she brings them snacks and beers and just generally makes sure they’re well looked after.
His Friends Appreciate It
OP never sticks around to watch the game, but she’ll be sociable and make polite small talk while bring them the snacks and drinks. They all seem to appreciate what she does and compliment her husband on having such a top wife. However, things recently took a bad turn…
Her Husband Gave Her a Gift
A few days ago, OP’s husband came home from work with a gift for her. He told OP that he’d “got [her] something to wear when his friends are next over.” Seeing the big smile on his face, she was excited to see what it was. However, upon opening the gift-wrapped box, she found a latex mini dress and a “special accessory” designed to be put in your mouth. OP thought it was a joke…
OP Was Confused
OP asked her husband if it was some sort of joke. But no, he just thought it’d be funny if she had it on when she brought the snacks in for his friends. He told OP to lighten up. Still unsure how to react, she tried to laugh it off and said she agreed it’d be funny. Things didn’t stop there, though.
He Wanted Her to Wear It
The morning OP posted her story to Reddit, her husband had put both items on her dresser and said how much he was looking forward to seeing her wear them when his mates came over the next day. When OP reminded him that he’d said it was a joke, he became sulky and accused her of not having a sense of humor. Now she doesn’t know what to do…
Is She Being Uptight?
The fact he seemed serious left OP feeling unsure about the entire situation. From her perspective, he was either doing it as a joke because his friends thought she talked too much or he just wanted to see her be humiliated. He’s said she’s being too uptight and even “caller [her] out for being an AH.” But she’s not being unreasonable, right?
Reddit’s On Her Side
People on Reddit were vehement in their judgment: OP’s husband was the villain of this story. Case closed. The top comment said, “If it’s something he’s into, this is not the way to introduce it. And if humor is really the goal, tell him that his friends would find it even funnier if HE wore it (undeniably true), and then you can get upset if he doesn’t go along with that, because that would make him uptight, and where is his sense of humor?”
Her Husband’s Being Ridiculous
Another popular comment thought her husband was being inappropriate, disrespectful, and just generally ridiculous. The person wrote, “Unless his friends are the biggest collection of a******* and creeps in the world I’m pretty sure at least one of them would be super uncomfortable and confused if she wore those things to bring them snacks…This is just so weird that even a low level a****** would probably go ‘what the f***’…”
He’s Also Being a Misogynist
Someone else piggybacked on their other comments to say, “This is about his inability to see her as an actual human being, with feelings, who experiences her life beyond existing as his appendage, which makes it okay in his mind to dress her up like Soccer F***** Barbie and demean her to entertain his friends.”
What Do You Think?
Do you agree with the people on Reddit? Is OP’s husband the villain of the story? What advice would you give her? How do you think she should handle the situation? Drop a comment with your thoughts.
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