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Hairy Man Snaps At Girlfriend Who Broke Into Bathroom And Caught Him Shaving His Whole Body

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We all have our “things.”

You know, the things we do that make us happy… but that we don’t necessarily want others to know about.

Perhaps it’s a shower cabaret or the particular way you tuck in your pet at night. It could even be a personal hygiene habit you want to keep to yourself.

Regardless, it’s yours, and it’s private.

A man on Reddit snapped at his girlfriend after she busted in on him shaving his body – something he’s purposely kept from her – so he turned to the “Am I The A**hole Here” (AITAH) subReddit to seek feedback from fellow Redditors.

Redditor Fogged_Mirror_1192 asked:

“AITAH for screaming at my GF after she picked the bathroom lock while I was in the shower?”

The Original Poster (OP) explained:

“Throwaway because I have to admit something really embarrassing.”

“I (24/m[ale]) just had a bad fight with my gf, Ana (24/f[emale]).”

“We met early in college, started dating 2 years ago and then moved in together 3 months ago.”

“I always thought we were great together.”

“She’s smart and funny, we’ve had the best talks and have similar views on science and politics.”

“But we moved in together, and she got upset because I take long showers.”

“I don’t like to talk about it, but I’m a hairy guy.”

“Think Luther from Umbrella Academy.”

“I quit sports when I was 13 because I couldn’t deal with what the other guys would say about how much body hair I already had by then.”

“So I shave my whole body, and yes, it takes a while.”

“Ana and I have never talked about my shaving, but she has to know I shave from feeling the stubble.”

“So Ana started questioning why I spent so long in the shower.”

“I should have just told her, but I was too embarrassed to say it takes a while to shave, so I said I just like thinking in the shower.”

“Then yesterday, while I was in the shower, she used a screwdriver to pop the bathroom lock and caught me shaving.”

“She put her hands on her hips and told me I was wasting water, and I yelled at her to get out.”

“She didn’t leave and lectured me more on wasting water, then I shouted again a LOT louder for her to get the f**k out.”

“It freaked her out, and she slammed the door behind her.”

“I was mad and took a few minutes to cool down and think about what I was going to say to her, but when I got out, she had locked herself in the bedroom.”

“I could tell she had her back against the door and was crying.”

“She said I scared her and that I showed her that I wasn’t the kind of man she thought I was.”

“I told her she had scared me and that it didn’t even make sense why she did it because we don’t even pay the water for our apartment.”

“She got more upset and said I didn’t even understand the problem because I showed her that I could be violent and abusive and I just needed to leave.”

“I tried to keep calm and asked her to come out so we could actually talk about what happened, but she just kept saying I wasn’t who she thought I was, and I had to leave.”

“We’ve argued about ideas but never had a fight before, and I swear I’ve never yelled or cursed at her before that.”

“I hate fighting with anyone and am normally the more calm person when our friends have things going on.”

“I feel like my whole world just suddenly fell out from under me.”

“I don’t think this was my fault, but I also think none of this would have happened if I wasn’t so self-conscious about the body hair issue, or maybe if I had just been honest from the beginning and told her why I take long showers.”

“I’m sure this relationship is over now and things are going to be messed up for a while, but I just want to know am I the a**hole for causing this whole mess?”

Fellow Redditors weighed in on the situation.

Many felt OP was not the a**hole (NTA) in the situation.

In fact, many believed his girlfriend was the a**hole (AH) for breaking into the bathroom.

They also noted she displayed major red flag behavior.

“NTA. She literally broke into your private space to lecture you.”

“She’s the one with the issues.” – RefrigeratorPretty51

“I don’t understand.”

“She sees you are shaving and thus have a legitimate reason to be in there, but she starts berating you for wasting water?” – CarcosaDweller

“Naw she’s blaming you for being upset that she violated your trust and space.”

“She is 100% the AH here.” – HarlotteHoehansson

“NTA, absolutely not OP, she violated your privacy!!”

“She could absolutely get reported for sexual harassment for that. You can’t just unlock a locked door!!”

“And then she has the gall to berate you for wasting water like you’re the issue here?”

“Um, excuse me, girlfriend, you’re the psycho who picked the lock to harass me over not being environmentally conscious instead of just waiting to confront me afterward.”

“To be honest, I would’ve reacted the same way, but I’m a woman.”

“Do Not invade my privacy like that and then start an argument.”

“And don’t be embarrassed about body hair. Some folks are just hairy.”

“Some folks have ‘weird’ toes. Some folks have ‘weird’ noses. And some folks are just hairy.”

“Roll of the dice.”

“I have freakishly tiny ears, so small I can’t wear glasses. Everyone says it’s cute, but man, it’s annoying. I can only wear grippy sunglasses.”

“I wish you luck on your future romances and endeavors OP, sorry about the breakup!” – ninjastarkid

“’showed her that I could be violent and abusive’”

“Says the woman who just violently broke into the room to abuse you then refused to stop.”

“She needs to get over herself and take a long hard look in a mirror.”

“NTA” – Catthulhu_


“So she broke into a bathroom like a creep, and you’re the abusive one?” – EchoMountain158


“My partner and I often shower with the door open so we can join the other if we want to.”

“If I came across the door being closed – not even locked – and he was showering? I’d leave him be because he clearly wants privacy for a reason.”

“Picking the lock (strike 1), refusing to leave until you screamed at her (strike 2) and using DARVO against you (strike 3)?”

“In an instant the relationship was just destroyed.”

“Body hair is nothing to be ashamed of, however it’s your choice whether or not it’s worth getting rid of. That said – have you considered laser treatment for the hair removal?” – Frozefoots

Others think the girlfriend is using OP’s yelling as a way to deflect from her own wrongdoing.


“She’s using this ‘not who I thought’ and ‘you scared me’ to make herself the victim when she was the instigator.”

“Tell her she’s free to leave if she feels unsafe, and consider why you would stay with someone like this.”

“Don’t apologise or accept blame.” – Proper_Fun_977

“NTA. She knew damn well what she was doing…”

“She wanted to make sure you weren’t pleasuring yourself.”

“She figured she’d catch you at it and be able to scream at you about that.”

“Once she’d the door, she made up some lame excuse about the water.” – Merlinmaster72

“Those woe-is-me crocodile tears came on fast, huh?”

“That was psycho behavior from her.”

“End things as gently as you can and get far away before that screwdriver ends up somewhere else. NTA” – wailingwonder

Several also urged OP to leave the relationship if it’s not already over.

“OP, run while you can. This isn’t normal at all.”

“Who picks the lock of a bathroom door of all things??? And the audacity of her to blame you for yelling because of being startled due to her actions.”

“Just drop her the message that none of this would’ve happened if she hadn’t broken into the bathroom door and invaded your privacy.”

“What if the situation was reversed, and you broke into her bathroom while she was bathing?”

“The entire world would’ve called you an insecure psycho invading the privacy of your innocent girlfriend.”

“She got caught and felt embarrassed about it.”

“Hence, she’s gaslighting you and blaming you for her not-so-normal actions.”

“Hard NTA. Don’t even think there’s something wrong with you.”

“Even if she was concerned about water usage, she could’ve knocked while you were bathing/shaving.Or waited for you to finish and had a chat like a mature adult.”

“What you do in your shower is your business.”

“And there’s no compulsion to confess about your insecurities before you’re ready.” – Straight-Example9126

“NTA but get your things and move out and break up.” – Still_Storm7432

“NTA. She’s right. You need to leave.”

“For your sake.”

“Let her manipulate and abuse someone else. She’s a waving red flag.”

“You’re not a match.”

“End it and celebrate with a long hot shower.”

“Better yet, find your match and enjoy your long showers together.” – Used-Pin-997

OP did update his fellow Redditors invested in his story, but he shared that he hasn’t heard from his (ex?)girlfriend yet.

Fortunately, he has a place to stay and – thanks to pals on the platform – has learned of several options for managing his body hair.

Written by AB Keith

AB Keith is an educator turned roadtripper who is currently teaching virtually while touring the USA. Her dream is to visit all the national parks and create a series of nonfiction children's books about NP adventures through the eyes of her dog, Backpack Benny.