Mother Gets Accused Of Being ‘Rude’ And ‘Unwelcoming’ After Refusing To Cover The Bill For Her Daughter’s Boyfriend

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This story comes from a 48-year-old mother who wanted to have lunch with her 24-year-old daughter. However, when the woman invited her daughter, she added that her boyfriend was coming as well. “I’m not a big fan of Simon but we’re civil enough to be around each other,” the author wrote in a post on AITA, so she didn’t mind. But when it came time to pay the bill, things got heated. “The bill came and I told Simon and Christine that I was only paying for myself and Christine,” the author recounted. But guess what, her daughter’s boyfriend wasn’t expecting to be treated as well and got pretty upset when he heard that he would have to spend money on himself. So the family drama ensued with both daughter and boyfriend accusing the mother of disrespecting her boyfriend. Read on below to find out how things evolved and let us know in the comments what you think about this whole situation.

A mother's opinion of her 24-year-old daughter's 30-year-old boyfriend brings up an uncomfortable family tension

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Christine brings her daughter's boyfriend to lunch, and mom is not having it

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Mom not keen on covering the bill for her daughter's date

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Mum accused of being 'rude' after refusing to pay for her daughter's bf

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Mom stands her ground and won't cover bill for her daughter's bf despite accusations of "rude" and "unwelcoming"

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Will the mother cover her daughter's date's bill? She thought it was unfair to both her and Simon

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Finding out a mom isn't 'footing the bill' can be a bummer for anyone!

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Christine called her mother 'rude' and 'unwelcoming' after she refused to pay the bill for her daughter's boyfriend.

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A mother's refusal to pay the bill for her daughter's uninvited guest resulted in accusations of being 'rude' and 'unwelcoming'.

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Mom refuses to cover her daughter's boyfriend's bill, insists she doesn't owe them anything

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A mom gets accused of being "rude" and "unwelcoming" after refusing to pay for her daughter's boyfriend - Did she make the right decision?

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A mother refuses to cover her daughter's bf's bill - things get heated 🔥

Things got heated between a mother and her 24-year-old daughter after the mother refused to cover her daughter's 30-year-old boyfriend's bill. The mother had called her daughter for lunch, not knowing the boyfriend was coming too. She had paid for herself and her daughter but refused to cover the bill for her daughter's boyfriend. The daughter got offended and said that her mother wasn't being welcomed and accused her of avoiding responsibility. After things got worse between them, the mother was left wondering if she was in the wrong. How do you think she should handle the situation? Read on to see what other people have to say.

🤔 Rude AND Not Invited 🤨

NancyNegativo | NancyNegativo

The original commentator (NTA) believed the daughter's boyfriend was rude to expect the mother to pay his bill, as he was not invited to the gathering in the first place. Commenters supported the view that the boyfriend's actions were unacceptable and were reminiscent of an entitled freeloader.

Yikes! 😬

DeepDarkBlues_96 | DeepDarkBlues_96

The comment argues that it was NTA (not the a**hole) of the mother to refuse to pay for a meal her daughter's boyfriend was invited to without her knowledge. Replies range from agreeing that it was the daughter and boyfriend's responsibility to pay for the meal, to noting the entitlement of the boyfriend. Some replies also mention that the boyfriend may be financially unable to pay for the meal.

NTA 😒No heads up for the +1, no money for the bill?

SneakyRaid | SneakyRaid

The commenter thinks it's unacceptable for the daughter's boyfriend to show up without prior warning, and without any money. The replies focus on the daughter's own financial struggles and her need for the mother's help.

🤔 NTA for the mom!

slytherclaws | slytherclaws

The commenter lays out why the mother was not in the wrong for denying to pay for her daughter's uninvited boyfriend. The replies agree, with one of them saying that had they known their significant other was invited, they would have changed plans.

Relatable misunderstanding 😣

MagnorRaaaah | MagnorRaaaah

Mother and daughter both made assumptions that led to a conflict. Everyone seems to have misunderstood each other's intentions and expectations, resulting in the mother acting "smugly" when she refused to pay for the daughter's boyfriend. ESH - Everyone here "sucks" as none of their behaviors were "cool".

🤔 Is mother's decision to order food for her daughter a sign of controlling behaviour?

lovely_aria_ann | lovely_aria_ann

The commenter is questioning why the mother ordered for her daughter, and if it's a sign of controlling behavior. Replies range from speculating that the mother knows what her daughter likes to suggest that it is a sign of controlling behavior.

🤔 Everyone has a lesson to learn.

Both-Glove | Both-Glove

The comment discusses how the mother should have handled the situation with grace and generosity, and should not have sprung the surprise guests on the family. The replies are divided, some believing the mother is an a-hole while others suggest she should have handled the situation better and been more generous and gracious regardless of the boyfriend's behavior. Everyone should have taken more responsibility for their actions and learned a lesson.

Mum NTA: Offering to pay shows respect!

Etoiaster | Etoiaster

The comment acknowledges the mother as Not The A**hole for not covering the bill for her daughter's boyfriend, as bringing extra people to a lunch date uninvited is considered quite rude. The comment goes on to suggest that the daughter and her boyfriend were impolite and rude and brought this situation upon themselves by not realizing that the mother would put her foot down.

🤔 NTA: Uninvited Lunch?

practical_shoes | practical_shoes

The commenter said 'NTA' (not the a**hole), in response to the mother's refusal to cover the bill for her daughter's boyfriend. They called the 30-year-old boyfriend's expectation to be bought lunch uninvited 'pos' (positive).

No free 🍴 here! 🙅‍♀️ 🤷‍♂️

Mofukin_Irisden | Mofukin_Irisden

The commenter believes that the daughter and her boyfriend were trying to take advantage of the mother and should not be given a free meal. They call the mother Not the A**hole in this situation.

👩‍👧‍👦 ➡️👩‍👧: Mom's💰 for daughter, not her 🤷‍♂️

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Commenter suggests Mom should not be expected to pay for her daughter's plus one. NTA (Not The A**hole).

This dude sounds like a 🤦‍♂️! NTA 😡

sweetdeereynoldzzz | sweetdeereynoldzzz

The commenter expresses outrage that a 30-year-old partner of their daughter would show up to lunch with them and not bring any money. They believe that the mother didn't need to pay, but that the partner should have. Another reply agrees, claiming that buying lunch for the three of them would have been a "pro move".

A mother and daughter's 🥪 lunch gone wrong 🤦‍♀️

jacquilynne | jacquilynne

The commenter thinks the mother could have expressed her disapproval of her daughter's boyfriend in a better way than refusing to pay for his lunch. Everyone is at fault for this lunch gone wrong. The commenter's reply adds that the mother did herself a disservice.

🤦🏽‍♀️ NTA: Daughter & BF sound entitled

Sloppypoopypoppy | Sloppypoopypoppy

The commenter says NTA (not the a**hole) as the daughter and her boyfriend sound entitled for expecting the mother to cover the bill for their mother-daughter date, even though the boyfriend was not invited.

NTA👏😬 Mom wasn't wrong!

jacksuhn | jacksuhn

The 24-year-old daughter and 30-year-old unemployed boyfriend acted entitled and assumed mom would cover the bill, which would be completely inappropriate. Mom wasn't wrong in refusing to cover the bill and even though they were left in a bad situation mom still shouldn't have caved. Additionally, the guests should have discussed ground rules beforehand, and families of 24-year-olds and 30-year-olds don't usually qualify as "kids".

NTA! 🤦 Splitting the bill didn't go over well.

jools4you | jools4you

The commenter declared that the mother was Not The A**hole (NTA) for refusing to cover the bill for her daughter and her boyfriend. They deemed the couple as entitled for expecting the mother to pick up the tab without giving any warning. The commenter further stated that the daughter was manipulating the situation, but like a toddler and not an adult.

Fam 🤷‍♂️ drama 🙄over dinner 🍽 bill 😳

BaconEggAndCheeseSPK | BaconEggAndCheeseSPK

The commenter asserts that everyone is at fault, noting that the mother acted petty, the daughter and her boyfriend were irresponsible for not bringing money, and the boyfriend was rude for ordering a lot when he knew he wouldn't pay. Several replies defend the mother's etiquette and accuse the boyfriend of planning to not pay from the start.

Mother vs. Daughter: 🤔

blaziken2708 | blaziken2708

Mother NTA after refusing to cover the bill for daughter and her boyfriend. The daughter accuses the mother of being 'rude' and 'unwelcoming'. The daughter made a "weird threat" considering she couldn't pay for food either.

🤔 Mom says no to free meal 🙅‍♀️

Practical-Bird633 | Practical-Bird633

The commenter expressed confusion over the situation, questioning why the 30-year-old man was expecting a free lunch and why the daughter invited him without checking in with her mom first.

Mom says no to her daughter's bf🤷‍♀️

Swamp_Donkey_7 | Swamp_Donkey_7

NTA, the 30-year-old bf was an unemployed moocher showing up for a free meal. One reply envisions the daughter going in and is surprised that mom put her foot down.

👏 NTA, Mom's not a meal ticket!

Vixen7-9 | Vixen7-9

The commenter believes the mother is not the a-hole and was right to not pay for her daughter's boyfriend's meal as the boyfriend was not invited in the first place. The commenter suggests the mother should not apologize and should not pay for her daughter's boyfriend's debt.

✋ Everyone sucks here 💸

yougotitdude88 | yougotitdude88

The commenter argues that adults shouldn't be going out to eat without the means to pay, however, as a parent, if their child brings their partner to eat lunch, they would be willing to pay for them. No a**hole here.

Mom is NTA — her daughter and her BF were wrong!

Lokiberry316 | Lokiberry316

The commenter concludes that the mother (OP) is not the a**hole (NTA) in this situation. The daughter and her boyfriend were disrespectful and expected the mother to back down and cover the bill without any communication in advance. The commenter advises the mother to hold her ground and not back down and wishes her the best as her daughter has a lot of growing up to do.

Moms: ✅️ NTA 🙏️

phatpharm06 | phatpharm06

The comment states that the mother was NTA (not the a**hole) for refusing to cover the bill for her daughter's boyfriend as she should have been informed about him beforehand and that her daughter should not have expected her to pay for the meal.

Mom gets ESH for 🔒 💸 🤦

myrjxm | myrjxm

The comment suggests that the mother acted too pettily by refusing to cover the bill for her daughter and her boyfriend, resulting in a misunderstanding. In response, a reply suggested that the couple should have at least offered to pay back the bill if they wanted to handle it instead of ordering something they couldn't afford, which would have been plain bad manners.

NTA, it's not 💰 her responsibility!

Mean_Environment4856 | Mean_Environment4856

The comment and its replies agree that the mother is not the a**hole in this situation, as the daughter invited the boyfriend without asking and the couple didn't bring money with them. Therefore, it is not the mother's responsibility to cover the bill.

💰 Who brings their wallet?! 💰

Kellalizard | Kellalizard

The comment poster remarks that it is not a UK thing to expect someone else to pay for you, and believes that the daughter and her boyfriend are being rude. The comment replies agree and say that it is always important to bring your wallet with you, even if someone has said beforehand that they will pay.

Momma bear protects 👊

Cal-Varnsen | Cal-Varnsen

The commenter calls out the daughter and her boyfriend for being a**holes, giving their full name 'Chooch the Mooch'.

Suspicious 🤔 opinion on the mom?

CircularCausality | CircularCausality

A commenter expressed suspicion about the situation, questioning it to be "sus".

Parenting done right 😎

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The commenter said that the mother was Not The A**hole for not covering the bill for her daughter's boyfriend, as he was uninvited and it's reasonable to only pay for herself.

NTA - Parent's right 👍

Stardust68 | Stardust68

The comment opines that the daughter's boyfriend looks like an opportunist and a user, and it is outrageous that she threw a hissy fit over not having her parents cover the bill. The comment opines that it would have been smarter if the daughter had the boyfriend cover the bill instead.

Mom tries to be the hero💪, but ends up being the villain 😈.

BigC1874 | BigC1874

Mom was trying to call out her daughter and her boyfriend for their rude behavior, but her approach backfired and made her look like an a**hole. As a result, the daughter and boyfriend grow even closer and further away from Mom.

NTA: 💰 her own rules! 💁‍♀️

Intelligent_Stop5564 | Intelligent_Stop5564

The comment states that the mother is not the a**hole and that she needs to learn that she can't invite a guest at someone else's expense without their permission, making this her own rule to follow.

Be vigilant ❗️Don't let history repeat itself!

Dan_92159 | Dan_92159

The original comment warns to be careful of the daughter's boyfriend as the poster knows a similar story from the UK Forum, where her daughter's boyfriend came uninvited, ordered the dearest item on the menu, and had to be bailed out. The poster cautions that, after years, the boyfriend had control over the daughter and kept her away from her parents who were only allowed contact when requesting money. This is an "awfully sad story" according to the poster and should be avoided.

Money can't buy manners ✋

coyboy96 | coyboy96

The comment suggests that the mother’s behavior was cruel and awful, and this incident was more than just about an uninvited lunch guest. The comment writer speculates that the mother's daughter may have gotten her poor manners from her mother and if the daughter truly loves her boyfriend, then the lunch bill won't stop that. The comment writer also suggests that this incident may have given the daughter a reason to become closer to her boyfriend, despite him being a *mannerless* a**hole.

NTA: Self-respect matters 🙅‍♀️

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The comment states that the mother is 'not the a**hole' (NTA) for not covering her daughter's boyfriend's bill, as it shows a lack of self-respect.

NTA: 🤔 Looks like more is at play here...

cassowary32 | cassowary32

The commenter is Not The A-hole, believing the mother's daughter is in an abusive relationship. They comment on how people like her daughter's boyfriend have no shame and hope she wakes up to the situation before it's too late. A reply wonders if her daughter invited him as a buffer and told him he'd be getting a free meal.

Mama ain't playing 😏

Glum_Truck_724 | Glum_Truck_724

The original comment said Not The A**hole and accused the daughter's boyfriend Simon of wanting free lunch and being impolite by ordering many things and expensive ones as well.

👋 Mom's not obliged to pay!

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The commenter thinks the mom is Not The Ass**le (NTA) for refusing to cover the bill for her daughter's boyfriend since he came to the restaurant without money or a card. The commenter also believes the daughter was entitled assuming her mother would pay.

Mom is 🤔 NTA but...?

WhatThis4 | WhatThis4

The comment is asking if the mom ever specified that she was only inviting her daughter before the bill came and no replies have been made yet.

Do 👏Not👏Fund👏Them!

whimsicaluncertainty | whimsicaluncertainty

The comment replies NTA (not the a**hole) and asks the mother to remind her daughter that her mother will always care for her, but will not foot the bills for them any longer. The comment also emphasizes that the daughter's partner might use this as an excuse to further alienate her from her mother.

👩‍👧 Mom accused of being ‘rude’ NTA

stormyrdl | stormyrdl

The commenter says the mom is "NTA" (Not The A**hole) but suggests she talk to her daughter out of his earshot to investigate if it could be a sign of an abusive relationship.

Mom NTA for asking 🤔

Murderbunny13 | Murderbunny13

The original comment suggested that the mother was rude and unwelcoming for refusing to cover her daughter's boyfriend's meal. The reply defended her actions by stating that it was important to ask beforehand and not just assume. The reply concluded that the mother was not the a**hole (NTA) in the situation.

NTA - no a**hole here* 🤦‍♀️

Relevant-Position-43 | Relevant-Position-43

The commentator believes the mother is not at fault and describes her daughter's boyfriend as a 'parasite' who are not allowed to drink the mother's 'blood'.