We know a lot of stories we report on from the Am I The A**hole Reddit forum can be heavy or distressing, so here’s a little light relief wedding tale.
Recently, a mother has posted on the AITA forum to ask if she’s in the wrong after letting her adult son bring fast food to a wedding reception—have you ever seen a wedding party dressed in their complete formals chowing down on some KFC? We haven’t!
Her son is twenty-two years old but a picky eater, OP explains. Recently they attended her male cousin’s wedding reception. There was a buffet with some pretty decent food: “soup, salad, tenderloin, bbq beef, pasta, a few other selections,” says OP, “It was actually really good for wedding food.”
Alas, the picky eater wasn’t a fan of any of the food on offer, so OP let him take her car and get some fast food grub—and when word spread amongst their family of what he was doing, several other people asked him to bring things back for them!
The result? Some people in OP’s family are getting their munch on with some chicken wings—much to the horror of the venue, the bride, and her family. OP says she doesn’t understand why they were so appalled: “It was a great party, but he wanted something different and other people did too.”
From this description, it doesn’t sound too bad. Maybe the son has some disorder that makes eating difficult? Perhaps it was a party venue with outside catering, and anyone could sneak in a snack? Maybe this is just an illustration of different families having different tastes.
But there was a lot that OP missed out on the original post that the Reddit community managed to drag out of her in further comments: namely, that what she had been referring to as merely a “venue” was, in actuality, specifically a restaurant; that her son has no disorders or health issues as far as she’s aware; and finally, that some chicken bones did end up on the floor.
All pretty important things to leave out, we think—and a sign OP knew already that this had been a pretty stupid thing to do.
Honestly? We think this is dumb. It’s a wedding party, already paid for, at a restaurant, with what was pretty good food already.
OP’s son is an adult and needs to learn to suck it up and have something that hasn’t been blasted with grease for one meal. As amusing as everything is to an outsider, it isn’t polite to both the bride’s family, who organized and paid, and the restaurant itself. Especially with the chicken bones ending up on the floor, yuck.
“If you were invited to a dinner party, would you leave halfway through to get fast food and bring it back to eat at the dinner table?” one comment on the post asks.
“How do chicken bones end up on the dance floor, OP? Is your 22 yr old still in nappies too, and tosses his food on the floor?” asks another. “YTA, you are stunting your adult son with this nonsense.”
“If you’re going to do it, eat it quickly in the car, don’t start a buffet market,” says a third, with another person adding on: “And don’t announce, so everyone gives you orders for their pickup.”
Remember, it wasn’t just OP’s son: one twenty-two-year-old grabbing a few nuggets would already be rude, but him taking requests from other adults? That’s one big middle finger to both the hosts and the caterers.
The combination of how absurdly rude yet ultimately harmless this behavior was meant we couldn’t help but find it funny. We’re not the only ones too: “Oh, please tell me the wedding photographer captured the magic of fast food bags spread across multiple tables at a catered wedding! The People of Wal-Mart unite!” cries one comment. “Maybe we’ll get an update with some picture proof of this family of toddlers.”
HIS STONE COLD GREED. WIFE TRAGICALLY LOSES HER PARENTS BUT HER HUSBAND DEMANDS INHERITANCE
ULTIMATE PETTY REVENGE: CONDO OWNER PUTS LIEN ON $20 MILLION MANSION FOR $31 DISPUTE WITH HOA PRESIDENT!
SHE REFUSED TO ATTEND HER FATHER IN LAWS FUNERAL BECAUSE HER MOTHER-IN-LAW WOULDN’T BUY HER A FIRST-CLASS TICKET