The internet defended a surfer who snatched a dessert from his brother who had just pranked the surfer’s wife.
In a post with over 8,000 upvotes and 1,000 comments that went viral on the “AmITheA**hole” Reddit forum, u/HalleandRob shared his story about their prankster brother who didn’t sit well.
User “Rob”‘s brother is known for his pranks on everyone, even people he doesn’t know. The OP (original poster) thinks the jokes aren’t funny and could lead to potential problems down the road. They explained that the family was very much like their brother’s “joking” tendencies and that they didn’t speak to each other often.
According to We Have Kids, the main reasons adult children stop having contact with their parents are disapproval of a significant other, parents not apologizing, controlling their grandchild too much, favoritism and too much authoritarian. In this case, it’s related to the prank.
They wrote: “His ‘pranks’ just piss someone off until they’re bored and then call it a ‘prank’. Rob’s behavior seriously affected my relationship with him. When I started dating my wife, ‘Halle’, he made it a habit at every meeting I attended with her to prank her not just an average whoopee pad or rubber snake – like hiding his glasses for hours or pour vinegar in his tea.”
Since giving birth to their first child, the PO and his wife have kept their distance from the user’s family. The last time they saw the newest member of the family was a few months ago. However, the OP’s family was not too fond of the idea.
The user, their wife, and their son were invited to Rob’s 30th birthday party where Rob wanted the PO’s wife (“Halle”) to bake him a cake and he would pay for it. Halle agreed and baked cupcakes for the occasion as well.
Upon arriving at the family reunion, Rob jokingly told Halle to “watch her.”
“While my wife was handling the cake, he came up behind her and poured cold water over her body. This obviously scared her a bit and knocked the cake off her goal.” Halle started to apologize for dropping the cake, when it was soaked, but I didn’t have any and admittedly lost my temper a bit,” they explained.
Since criticizing Rob, calling him “irresponsible and irrational” and storming out of the house with the cupcakes, the Redditor has received numerous messages from Rob saying he deserves the cupcakes. He then argued that the situation would have been good if “Halle could stand a little cold water”.
The Reddit community defended the user in the comments.
“NTA – Umm, your family sucks. Tell Rob it’s obviously his fault Halle dropped the cake. Pranks aren’t funny and his idea of pranks is just bullying,” he wrote. wrote u/Forward_Squirrel8879, receiving top comment with over 11,000 upvotes. .
They continued, “Tell your family that since they seem unable to treat you and your family with respect or decency, you will take a break from them. Explain that this break will last at least until you and your wife getting a sincere apology from Rob and a promise to stop this shit from now on and an acknowledgment from others that Rob’s behavior and treatment of your wife is unacceptable.”
“Tell your parents that’s why they don’t see your child. They can’t be trusted,” u/Eastern_Ad7015 said.
“Yes. Absolutely,” u/Jhilixie replied. “Self-proclaimed pranksters are just mean people who hide behind a ‘prankster’ mask”
U/lejosdecasa commented: “NTA. Is your brother 6 years old? He looks exhausting and very unpleasant. Watch out, the rest of your family too. usually just bullies. Your brother certainly is.
“NTA. How is your brother so ignorant? It’s his fault the cake was destroyed and the cupcakes came for free, so you have every right to take them. Stay further away from your toxic family OP” , said u/Princess_Kitten45.