In a new viral post, the internet defended a woman who casually hinted that her husband had stolen her valuable bracelet so he’d purchase a new gaming system.
U/JimmyJimJ35 took to Reddit’s “AmITheA**hole” forum, which has over 3 million followers to explain her situation to the community. The Redditor explained that she works in the retail business and lives in an apartment with her husband, who is unemployed. She admitted that it’s tough paying all the bills with just her salary.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the United States Department of Labor, there were 6.5 million unemployed people in the US in January of 2020 where the unemployment rate was at 4 percent.
When her mother passed away a few months ago, the only thing she got from the inheritance was a gold bracelet. The user keeps the item in her closet where only she and her husband go near.
When she went looking for it one day, it was nowhere to be found. Upset by the disappearance, she eventually moved on. Days after, she noticed that her husband came home with a brand new gaming system.
“I wasn’t expecting that. I asked where he got the money and he said he borrowed it from a friend. But as far as I know he only has 2 friends and both of them swore won’t lend him a dime since he never pays them back,” she wrote.
She continued: “When I reminded him of that he just gave me a look and asked if I was hinting that he took my bracelet, pawned it, then bought the console. I shrugged and said ‘well…don’t you think it’s strange that the bracelet just disappeared into the air? then 2 days later you bought a console?’ he got mad and said that I was such a delusional b&$#@ to even hint that he might have stolen the bracelet.”
The argument continued, where her husband claimed he was “managing his current financial situation” adding he can afford to purchase entertainment when his wife can’t. After a few more words were spoken, OP’s (original poster) husband left, bringing his new gaming console with him, and expected an apology when he returned.
Reddit users were quick to defend OP in the comment section.
In the top comment with over 16,000 upvotes, u/mugofanxitea asked, “Why are you married to this man?”
“NTA. Maybe your mother’s gift to you isn’t the gold bracelet—it’s getting rid of your husband,” u/turningviolet313 wrote, gaining over 13,000 upvotes.
U/VacationInevitable26 agreed saying, “NTA. Your husband is a bum and you should never be with someone you cant trust. File a police report and they will send out pictures of the bracelet to every pawn shop. If the pawn shop has the bracelet , they will notify the police immediately and let them know who sold it to them.”
“NTA. If you have pictures of the bracelet go to pawn shops around and show it to them. File a police report and they will look for it too,” U/murphy2345678 said. “Deep down you know he stole it and you deserve better than that!”