After being bullied by her boyfriend's family, one woman decided to play the ultimate prank on them on Thanksgiving Day.
On Thanksgiving Day, one woman decided to stick it to her boyfriend's hateful mother. A few days after the holiday, she took to Reddit's "Am I the Asshole?" forum to ask fellow users if she made a mistake by allegedly "ruining Thanksgiving." She explained that her boyfriend's mom had spent the past few months being terribly rude to her, calling her by the wrong name and generally putting her down. Rather than calling her by her real name Jenny, she would refer to her by another random name, Janet. So, when his mother suggested that "Janet" cook the turkey for Thanksgiving, the Reddit user utilized the opportunity to be petty.
In order to provide context, she explained in her post, "I met my boyfriend three years ago. Before me, he was together with his high school sweetheart. They fell out of love and broke up. A year later we started dating. His mom however was still heartbroken about it. I was very understanding and thought she needed time to get to know me. The ex basically grew up with them and they saw her as a part of the family. For the first year of my relationship, his mom would call me [his] ex’s name, until [my] boyfriend got angry once and told her to be nice." When he did this, his mom simply laughed it off, the Reddit user shared. The mother claimed "it was just a habit."
Following that incident, his mom started calling her the wrong name. Although she corrected her a couple of times, it seemed that she liked hurting her son's new girlfriend, so she ignored it later. Unfortunately, his mother was not the only problem. "My boyfriend has two sisters and a couple of weeks before Thanksgiving, we were invited to a barbeque at the older sister’s house," the Reddit user went on. "I was in the kitchen with my boyfriend's mom, the sisters and one of their husbands. The older sister then talked about how my boyfriend praised my cooking to her husband and the mom was listening. She then said out loud, 'SURE! Why don’t we let Janet make the turkey this year?'" Her boyfriend's sisters began to giggle and look at each other. Instead of disagreeing, the original poster said that was a great idea. Slyly, she did not tell her boyfriend what had happened.
Finally, Thanksgiving Day rolled around. She shared, "On Thanksgiving, we went to his mom’s house with the usual wine and dessert. She was shocked; everybody was shocked. I said 'What? I thought Janet [was] bringing the turkey!'" Apparently, there was a lot of yelling and crying before the couple got kicked out. "My boyfriend is so angry with me he hasn’t talked to me since," the Reddit user wrote. "I think it’s over, to be honest. But I still don’t think I did anything wrong!"
In the comments section, most people agreed with her: she was not the jerk in this situation. Indeed, many praised her for sticking it up to her boyfriend's mean mother. One Reddit user commented, "Not the *sshole. You were totally justified in handling it the way you did. If they can't bother to call you by the correct name after all this time, they got what they deserved." Another stated, "GOOD FOR YOU! I am clapping until my hands hurt! You are not the *sshole, but you are my idol."