Teen praised for ‘mocking’ father over his after-work ailments

The internet has praised a teenager for “mocking” her father over his after-work ailments in a new post on social media.

Posted on Reddit’s r/AmITeA**hole forum, a teen under the anonymous username u/Throwaway61565 shared her story to get feedback from the ATIA community. The viral post has over 19,000 upvotes and 1,000 comments.

The original poster (OP) began her post by explaining how her father is the “breadwinner” while her mother stays at home and takes care of the cooking, cleaning, and other chores around the house. Since OP is the eldest, she does her best to help her mother, but “can only do so much”. She wrote that when her father comes home from work, he tends to complain “about everything.”

Teen supports for "mocking" father's complaints
Above, a man arguing with a woman. Posted on Reddit’s r/AmITeA**hole forum, a teen was praised for “mocking” her father’s complaints after work.
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As a result of the complaints, she said she listened to arguments between her parents on a daily basis. She admits to confronting her father about his grievances, but nothing helps.

OP decided that she would pick a day when he was off work and pretend to act like him. She put together a typical work outfit for him and made a mustache out of black tape.

Describing her joke, she said: “At 6 p.m. I went into the house. I shouted ‘I’M HOME!!’ Then I sat next to him in the living room and started kicking my shoes while complaining at the top of my lungs about the condition of the house. He looked at me confused and asked what I was doing. I ignored him and then started yelling about the carpet being broken, dirty, shower not ready, kids need to be quiet and so on.”

“My youngest brother kept pointing at me and saying, ‘That’s Daddy.’ I then kept yelling about dinner and then berated my mom for not preparing [it] before the time. My father stopped me and seriously asked what I was doing. I turned to him and said, “WHAT?! CAN’T A MAN REST AFTER LONG HOURS OF WORK!!’ with the most macho voice I could muster. My dad got the tip because it’s the common phrase he uses on a daily basis,” she continued.

Eventually she stopped the act and told her father that she showed him what he sounded like every day. He said nothing, went outside and refused to speak to her.

“He later continued how I ‘mocked’ and decried him. For him to work hard and for me to do that was disrespectful and degrading. Mom said it was funny but also thought I had hurt my dad’s feelings and could have gotten the message across in a different way,” she concluded.

news week contacted u/Throwaway61565 for comment.

news week published several articles about teenagers, including how a teenager was applauded for telling a woman her ‘baby’ was a waste of space, a teenager was supported online for making his half-siblings cry, and a teenager who gave birth to his Didn’t watch sister shower.

How to deal with parents who fight a lot

Are you in a similar situation as OP? Your parents often fight and you don’t know how to deal with it? According to allwomenstalk.com, here are some tips on how to deal with your parents’ argument:

  • Always remember that it is not your fault that your parents fight
  • Escape the quarrel by leaving the house often
  • Don’t listen to their arguments
  • Don’t assume the worst
  • Avoid taking sides
  • Confront your parents and tell them how you feel
  • Talk to a therapist

Redditor reactions

“[Not the a**hole]. You held up a mirror to his behavior and he didn’t like what he saw. It’s up to him. I hope he gets the message,” explained u/mimiuniverse and received the top comment from over 27,000 upvotes.

U/evilsir said: “This is absolutely hilarious and well deserved, and sometimes people need to see their behavior reflected back to them to really understand it. Good work. [Not the a**hole].”

“[Not the a**hole]. You just showed him who he is. If he was embarrassed, then he shouldn’t behave like that. Screw anyone who pulls the ‘well, he pays for the house’, that’s boomer talk. Paying for the house doesn’t make you a slave, and he also chose to raise a family. Everyone has their role in the family. You don’t go into his office and yell about things not going well, he can’t do that when he gets home,” u/JSSJeepin wrote.

U/No-Mechanic-3048 commented: “[Not the a**hole] and i love it. He wouldn’t have listened to you like you said before. Maybe in a week or two you’ll talk to him about his behavior towards your mother. It’s clearly affecting everyone and the young kids are picking it up.”

https://www.newsweek.com/teen-praised-mocking-father-due-his-after-work-complaints-1743100 Teen praised for ‘mocking’ father over his after-work ailments

Rick Schindler

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