SIL Ruins Woman's Gift For Her Birthday Because She Didn’t Listen To Her Weight Limit

Alfe Mercado
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Recently, a 35-year-old woman turned to the AITA community for a moral judgment. In a post which amassed 27.5k upvotes, the author wrote that she received a swing as a gift from her 16-year-old son. “He was so excited to see me open this gift and couldn’t wait to help me set it up,” the Redditor recounted. Turns out, the author doesn’t have anything nice, so she cherished this one special and expensive gift from her kid. Well, long story short, not even a week later, “My SIL comes over… immediately headed straight for my swing.” The author told her “to please not sit on it,” but the woman had another opinion on that and said that the swing has a weight limit so she had nothing to worry about. After all, the author showed her the box but it didn’t stop her from sitting on a swing that could snap in half at any time. So it did.

The surprise birthday gift ruined by SIL who enforced her weight limit rules

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A touching story of love and generosity, ruined by the SIL

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SIL's surprise gift ruined after not listening to weight limit

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Woman's gift ruined by SIL when she didn't abide by weight limit. Astonishingly, she's okay 😮

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Woman learns an expensive lesson - "Listen to the limit!" 🤔

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Birthday gift ruined by SIL, due to weight limit not being respected

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"The weight limit probably would have held if you were only 50lbs heavier" Unfortunately, that wasn't the case for this 420lbs woman's birthday gift.

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Woman's gift ruined by SIL after she didn't heed her weight limit - Now her husband backs SIL's "It's just a f**king swing"

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SIL ruins gift for birthday-despite weight limit ⚠️

35F's special birthday gift from her son was ruined by her SIL before she could even enjoy it. Her son had saved up to get her a precious swinging hammock chair that she had been wanting for two years, but her SIL disregarded her weight limit request and sat in it, causing it to crash to the floor. In a fit of anger, 35F expressed her frustration at finally getting something nice for herself and being denied the chance to enjoy it. Despite her valid emotions, her husband and SIL are now placing the blame on her. The post has caused quite a stir-let's see what people have to say.

NTA: 🤬🤬🤬

Apprehensive-You2885 | Apprehensive-You2885

🙄 SIL ruins 🎁 for 🎂

ceeceetop | ceeceetop

NTA 🤬 Your SIL ruined your gift!

yourlittlebirdie | yourlittlebirdie

👊 NTA - what kind of marriage…?

AggravatingResult549 | AggravatingResult549

NTA. 💔 Don't take the blame for others' actions!

Prestigious_Isopod72 | Prestigious_Isopod72

🤔 NTA. SIL was 🚫 warned about her weight limit, but chose to ignore it.

Helgrind8 | Helgrind8

NTA. 🤔 Hilarious but serious!

billlevansatmariposa | billlevansatmariposa

🤬 NTA: Respect goes both ways!

quiet-as-thunder | quiet-as-thunder

NTA 💯 Husband needs to step up 🙅‍♂️

EnergyThat1518 | EnergyThat1518

NTA: Hold SIL accountable for the cost!

mm172 | mm172

Big girls 🚨 respect 🚨 boundaries

EvilSockLady | EvilSockLady

NTA: Your SIL is an a-hole for breaking your swing 🚫

Terra88draco | Terra88draco

👎 NTA. Apologize & 🔄swing for 🎁 ruined

LadyShittington | LadyShittington

💔 A daughter-in-law ruins a special gift!

Vetreorch | Vetreorch

NAH: The 🤔truth about the 🎁gift.

PRMinx | PRMinx

Sil ruins woman's gift 💔

Glittering_Ad7070 | Glittering_Ad7070

Don't let them treat 🙅‍♀️ you like 💩!

Shellie | Shellie

NAH:🤔 Listen to warnings!

ActingGrad | ActingGrad

NTA! SIL and husband need to apologize 😠

consectariana | consectariana

NTA! Don't let her 🤭 get away with it 🤭

Emotional_Fan_7011 | Emotional_Fan_7011

💤 NTA: Woman disobeys weight limit & husband doesn't help 🤦‍♂️

Ohnowhatnoww | Ohnowhatnoww

😡 NTA - both the woman and her husband are the a**holes 😡

[deleted] | [deleted]

NTA: 🤨She's the a-hole! 🤷‍♂️

Fritemare | Fritemare

NTA: Take small claims 🔨

Blackstar1401 | Blackstar1401

NTA: Her weight is a 🔑 factor 🔐

Serve_Apart | Serve_Apart

NTA: SIL should pay for a replacement 💸

FLKaren | FLKaren

NTA - Your SIL is an AH 😡

canuck_2022 | canuck_2022

🤬 NTA: SIL was way out of line!

macladybulldog | macladybulldog

Birthday surprise gone wrong 😢

wittiestphrase | wittiestphrase

NTA: SIL Breaking Rules ☠️

DogsReadingBooks | DogsReadingBooks

Why allow your children to see you be treated this way? 😔

agathafletcher | agathafletcher

NTA: SIL made her own problem

Veissella | Veissella

NTA: 🙅‍♀️No fat-shaming 😕

flaky-burnt | flaky-burnt

NTA: 🤔🤷🏽‍♀️

Casual-Notice | Casual-Notice

NTA: SIL disrespected 🚫

anaisaknits | anaisaknits

The importance of caring adults 🤔

Ann-Stuff | Ann-Stuff

NTA: SIL ruins woman's gift 🤯

v_blondie | v_blondie

NTA: Safety comes first.

author124 | author124

💰🤔 NTA: A special gift for her birthday gone wrong 💔

whydidthegooseclimb | whydidthegooseclimb

😳 NTA: Just ~no~ right!

Environmental_Wish72 | Environmental_Wish72

NTA: she disregarded your request

tomkr456 | tomkr456

NTA! 🤔 Woman ignores warning for gift 🎁

Telle948 | Telle948

NTA: Staying safe from breakage!

misfitx | misfitx

NTA: Maintain the 🎁 weight limit!

cassowary32 | cassowary32

NTA! 🤷‍♀️

Wreck_My_Plans | Wreck_My_Plans

You're 💯 NTA 🙌

PianoOk6786 | PianoOk6786

Mom & son's 💝ruined by SIL?

2workigo | 2workigo

🤷‍♀️NTA🤷‍♀️

thepottedpothead | thepottedpothead

Never getting anything nice? 🤔

advicepls768 | advicepls768

NTA: SIL is an a**hole 👎

Avijel | Avijel

Unpleasant SIL & husband 🤔 NTA

Gin_gerCat | Gin_gerCat