We’ve all had someone in our lives who we wanted to impress. Unfortunately for us, it doesn’t always work out that way.
One sister, who has since deleted her Reddit account, wrote into the “Am I the A**hole?” (AITA) subReddit, sharing how she accidentally sabotaged her sister’s relationship with her new boyfriend after revealing information her sister falsified.
The Redditor asked:
“Am I the a**hole for telling my sister’s [boyfriend] the truth?”
The Redditor explained how the conversation started innocently enough at a family cookout.
“This past weekend, my sister and her [boyfriend] came to a family cook out. He’s in a field that interests me so we began talking, discussing work (medical) related tests, treatments, and drugs (He’s a Pharmacist and I’m a Medical Lab Scientist).”
She then shared part of their conversation.
“During this, he suddenly looks confused about something.”
“Sister’s [boyfriend]: You’re oddly knowledgeable for someone who only went to community college.”
“Me: I didn’t go to community college!”
“Sister’s [boyfriend]: (My sister’s name) said that you did. Don’t most technicians only need an Associates degree?”
“Me: Technicians yes, but I’m an MLS. I have two Bachelors and am working on a Masters.”
At this point, the truth began to come out.
“Sister’s [boyfriend]: Then who went to community college?”
“Me: (My sister’s name).”
“Sister’s [boyfriend]: She said that she went to (Name of good school) for Nursing!”
“Me: She did.”
“Sister’s [boyfriend]: Then why did she go to community college?”
“Me: Because she flunked out…”
“We continued talking and learned that my sister has told this guy a number of lies in the few months they’ve known each other. Things that my mother also confirmed were not true. He confronted my sister, more than a little disappointed.”
Her sister has since accused her of harming her relationship.
“My sister is now accusing me of trying to sabotage her relationship, something I think she did herself. I had no idea she was lying but most importantly, one look at her credentials and this guy would have known something wasn’t right.”
Her fellow Redditors commented on the situation anonymously, rating the OP’s (Original Poster’s) story on the following scale: