Being close to your family has its limits. Especially for teenagers.
Who didn’t have that “get out” sign stuck to their door when you were 16?
Getting woken up in the middle of the night by a drunken brother definitely violates that boundary.
Redditor Avengerwolf626 encountered this very issue with her brother. So she turned to the “Am I The A**hole” (AITA) subReddit for moral judgment.
“AITA? My brother woke me up extremely intoxicated at five am he thinks I overreacted.”
The Original Poster (OP) explained:
“OK so I’m 16 female and I live with my dad and older brother 19.”
“My older brother is a drinker. He will go out with his mates get intoxicated to the point where he will get in the house at 3,4,5 am and create drunken shenanigans for about an hour. This is a regular occurrence, he frequently comes into my room and wakes me, which my dad has warned him not to do before.”
“Last night for the millionth time he came in around five o’clock and woke me up. He was babbling about something but wasn’t making any coherent sense.”
“I repeatedly told him to get out and he eventually did.”
OP needed this to end.
“I got up this morning and decided I had enough and told my dad to get me a lock for my bedroom so I can sleep in peace.”
“Apparently he found out and came into my room and started insulting me, calling me a baby who always gets her way and a b*tch. At that point I just told him to get out of my room.”
“He seems to think I overreacted, but I don’t think I should need to get a lock for my bedroom just to be able to sleep in my own house. I just want to be able to go to sleep and not be woken until my alarm, I genuinely don’t understand what he’s angry about. I just want a lock for my privacy.”
“Did I overreact? AITA?”
OP added some edits.
“Edit : my dad is dealing with the situation he had a stern talk with my brother and plans to have an even sterner talk when he isn’t hung over, he also agreed to not only buy the lock but put it in for me. He said that ‘sh*t is gonna hit the fan’ in the next few days for my brother.”
“Edit 2.0 just wanted to say thanks for the honesty, advice and support. I really appreciate it, I see now that my brother is the a**hole here not me. Really appreciate you guys”
“I’ll give you guys an update if anything else happens”
Redditors gave their opinions on the situation by declaring:
- NTA – Not The A**hole
- YTA – You’re The A**hole
- NAH – No A**holes Here
- ESH – Everyone Sucks Here
Most Redditors agreed OP was not the a**hole.
“NTA. Wtf? Your brother is insane to be upset at that. Your parents should have gotten you a lock months ago.” ~ Chairmanca93
“Thanks I genuinely agree I have wanted one for a while now but this was the final straw I guess.” ~ Avengerwolf626