During a dinner party at her boyfriend’s place, a pregnant woman developed a strong craving for an ice-cold slushie. Following her nagging, her boyfriend eventually gave in. However, on the way to the slushie place, he accused his girlfriend of acting selfishly by asking him to leave his family dinner midway. Who’s in the wrong? Here’s the full story, as told on Reddit:
They Went to a Party
The Original Poster (OP) and her boyfriend, Sam, recently went to a party that his family had organized. It was nothing too crazy – more of a family gathering they do on a semi-regular basis.
She Got Cravings
OP explained that she’s been getting strong cravings throughout her pregnancy. And, whaddayaknow, while they were enjoying the party, she started craving a slushee. She told Sam this, but he wasn’t too happy…
It Created a Dilemma
The problem was twofold. Firstly, the slushee place OP wanted to go to was half an hour away. And secondly, they’d only got to the party about 20 minutes beforehand.
Her Boyfriend Agreed to Go Later
Sam was reluctant to leave so soon after arriving, so he told OP that they could go and get one, just not right away. He asked her to give him a while to enjoy the party first.
30 Minutes Later…
After half an hour or so, OP told her boyfriend the same thing again. He relented and told her to get in the car. Unfortunately, that’s when things went downhill…
They Had an Argument
Things boiled over on the way to the slushee place and they got into an argument. Sam was annoyed they’d had to leave the party early so she could indulge her cravings, telling OP it could have waited a while longer.
She Doesn’t Think It’s a Big Deal
From OP’s perspective, Sam gets to see his family multiple times each month. So surely it wasn’t that much of an issue to leave the party? After all, she had a craving!
Sadly for OP, the Reddit community wasn’t on her side. A range of comments came in, all of which were sympathetic to Sam and…less so for her.
She Acted Like a Child
The most upvoted comment pulled no punches. They cut right to the chase, saying:
“A craving is something you’d really like to have, not life or death. You acted poorly, like a child, and made both of your go. Why couldn’t you go alone?”
She Could Have Resisted Her Cravings
Some comments came in from other pregnant women who couldn’t understand why OP needed to indulge her cravings so quickly. One said:
“I’m 30 weeks pregnant and the cravings are weird and real. But I don’t make anyone go out of their way for it. And it’s childish for sure. You’re not going to die without it. I can’t just go tell my boss I’m craving a slushee so I’ll be back and get what I want like a princess. Yeah the hormones suck but just because you’re pregnant doesn’t mean you should be catered to.”
Why Did She Get Her Way?
Other people implied she was being too selfish by asking her boyfriend to leave. For example, Bigcup321 wrote:
“1) You really want something right now. It’s something you can get any day of the week. He wants you to wait 2 hours. 2) He really wants something right now. It’s something that happens once a week or less. You want him to wait a week or more. Why do you win? Why do you get to decide that his want isn’t important and he should wait instead of you waiting AND probably also being able to get what you want just 2 hours later?”
What Do You Think?
Reddit users may not have agreed with OP’s approach. But she is pregnant, right? Doesn’t that count for something? Drop a comment to give your perspective and say whether or not she was in the right or wrong.
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