When a storm like last week’s in Texas hits, some fare better than others.
The financial ability to be more emergency prepared or the blind luck of fortunate geography might make all the difference between two people staring down a weather event.
So neighborly assistance can be so massively important that it becomes a no-brainer for the length of the storm.
But not everyone is down.
One Redditor, known as fetalratface, told his side of the story when he pushed back on that collectivist sentiment. He posted his account of the recent storm in Texas to the “Am I the A**hole (AITA).”
OP went with a title that was rather selective about the details.
“AITA for not wanting a baby to sleep in my room?”
He began the story by painting a picture of recent days in Texas.
“I live in Dallas and we’re going through Hell because of this winter storm.”
“My family’s house had to deal with rolling black-outs for the past few days, but yesterday is the day that it looked like our power was back on for good, which lead to my mom inviting our neighbors to stay with us.”
“For whatever reason, their power hasn’t been on for the past few days and my mom invited them to stay with us without even consulting anyone else in the family.”
OP wasn’t nearly as in to the all-for-one sentiment.
“These neighbors have three kids, one of which is a baby who’s only a few months old and out of nowhere, my mom told me that the baby and its crib were going in my room.”
“That pi**ed me the fu** off since she didn’t even ask how I felt about that, but she wouldn’t listen to my protests; she never does.”
The drama kicked off on night one.
“Last night I was trying to get to sleep, but the fu**ing baby was being noisy. She wasn’t crying, she was just making random baby noises and I couldn’t deal with it.”
“She eventually fell asleep and so did I, but then she started crying, which woke me up.”
“The parents came in and started consoling the baby back to sleep, but I was still up when the baby woke again and started making more baby noises.”
OP had what he thought was a better solution.
“I decided to take action of my own.”
“I ended up moving the crib into my sister’s room and when she started crying again, it was definitely better for me.”
It wasn’t well received.
“But I heard a bunch of confusion in the hallway. The baby’s mom was wondering why the crib was in my sister’s room and I just pretended to be asleep.”
“But my mom slammed my door opened and immediately called me out.”
“This lead to a giant argument between me and her in the hallway. I was arguing that it’s not fair that the baby sleeps in my room, but once again, my fu**ing bi*** mom already decided that she was in the right and that she’s not to be questioned.”
“Then the neighbor’s other kids woke up and the entire house was watching me and my mom scream at each other.”
But the saga didn’t end there.
“Things eventually calmed down and the baby went back in my room. But once she was asleep, I pushed the crib into the bathroom and she wasn’t discovered until this morning when the baby’s dad found her in there.”
“Now they’re mad at me, but I’m pissed at them and my mom.”