The story in detail
A bit of background
OP’s wife asked if she could avoid getting him a sandwich on her birthday, as it would make her free sandwich feel less special
The couple talked about the fact that he was feeling hurt, but they couldn’t reach a resolution. However, OP wants to know if he’s overreacting
We gathered some reactions from the Reddit community:
“NTA. it's very basic etiquette of being a good partner. Bring them food when you pick up food for yourself!“
“NTA, your wife is ridiculous with all this feeling ‘special’ crap.”
“Order your sandwich and pay online. Ask her to pick it up for you.”
“It's the tiniest ask on Earth. Feel free not to bring her anything the next time you pick up food.”
“NTA. She turned something normal, simple and fun into something weird.”
“NTA, or is this her 12th birthday? How is it that buying your sandwich detracts from getting hers for free?”
The majority of Redditors found it baffling that OP’s ‘adult’ wife prioritized her free sub feeling "special" over a basic act of kindness. Bringing home some food for your partner is typical is any healthy relationship, Redditors declared.
Sure, spending money might lessen the thrill of free birthday loot, but they had an agreement prior to her birthday—it’s only right to follow through.
Thankfully, OP and his wife quickly resolved the issue and deemed it unworthy of worry. And they couldn’t have been more right.
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