A Reddit user recently shared a story about how she managed to outsmart her scheming sister-in-law and exact revenge. Fed up with her persistent excuses, the woman found a way to finally “make her pay” for her actions (literally). Here’s the full story:
Her SIL Stays With Them
The Original Poster (OP) starts by explaining that her SIL, Amy, lives out of town. She visits all the time, though, and stays with OP and her husband instead of booking into a hotel. Apparently, she also inevitably wants to eat at expensive restaurants…
She Never Pays Her Share
Despite her expensive tastes, OP explains that Amy has a habit of forgetting her wallet – or that’s what she says happens, anyway. It’s either that or some other excuse as to why she can’t contribute any cash.
She Thinks OP Should Pay
According to OP, her SIL has also implied that OP should be the one paying anyway. Why? Because she makes much more money. While OP admits she does well for herself, it’s not enough to “treat someone every time they come into town.” Regardless, she usually just pays the bill and tells Amy to pay her back – something that’s yet to happen.
Amy Visited Again Recently
This scenario played out again on Amy’s most recent visit. OP says she booked a table at “an extremely expensive restaurant.” OP set boundaries from the outset. Before they went out, she told her SIL that they were splitting the bill. She wasn’t going to cover Amy’s share.
Her SIL Tried Her Luck
Unsurprisingly, perhaps, Amy tried her luck anyway. The same routine went down. They went to the restaurant, ordered and ate their meal, and then asked for the bill. When it came, OP asked the waiter if they could pay separately. However, Amy said that wouldn’t work – she’d forgotten her wallet. Little did she know that OP had a surprise in store…
OP Had Her Wallet
Amy hadn’t realized that OP had gone back into the house before they’d left and found her wallet on top of her suitcase. In a move “straight from an episode of Two and a Half Men,” she’d taken it and brought it along to the restaurant in her purse.
OP Revealed the Surprise
So when Amy claimed she’d forgotten her wallet, OP opened her purse, reached inside, and asked, “This wallet?” The surprise didn’t go down well…
Amy Was Furious
According to OP, Amy was livid at their unexpected turn of events. She told OP that she shouldn’t have “touched or grabbed her wallet.” But who was in the wrong, here? OP turned to Reddit for answers…
OP Was On Her Side
Needless to say, people on Reddit thought OP had nothing to apologize for; Amy was the only person at fault. People couldn’t believe her nerve. As one person pointed out, “She made the reservation and invited you. Etiquette says she would be responsible for 100% of that bill.” Another said, “Also, she stays at your house for free. If I travel and stay with someone, I ALWAYS show my appreciation by treating them to a nice meal, it’s the least I can do.”
Her Husband Should Step Up
Other people thought OP’s husband should have played a bigger role in proceedings. One person wrote: “Awesome power move. But when is your husband gonna step up and make her pay her share?”
She Should Have Made Her Pay
Some Redditors suggested that OP could have gone a step further. With Amy’s wallet in her purse, she could have forgotten her own wallet this time. That way, Amy could have got a taste of her own medicine. As one person wrote:
“You totally should have flipped the switch- left your wallet at home- only brought your licence so she had to cover the whole bill then never taken her out to a restaurant again.”
What Do You Think?
So what’s your perspective? Was OP wrong to take her SIL’s wallet to the restaurant to teach her a lesson? Or was that entirely justified given the history and cheek involved? Drop a comment with your thoughts.
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