Woman Drives Away from “Hiking Trip” with Boss’s Husband, Ruining Surprise Party

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A woman agrees to go hiking with her boss's husband, but when she arrives, she finds out she's the only one there. Feeling nervous, she asks to postpone the hike, but her boss's husband gets angry. She jumps in her car and drives away, only to find out that the “hiking trip” was actually a surprise birthday party for her. Now, her boss and coworkers are angry with her and the work environment is tense. Read on to find out if she was in the wrong or if it was just a misunderstanding.

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scaredhikergirl | scaredhikergirl

Ruining a surprise party by driving away with boss's husband

scaredhikergirl | scaredhikergirl

Woman mistakenly goes on remote hike with boss's husband.

scaredhikergirl | scaredhikergirl

Cancelled hiking trip with boss's husband leaves employee uneasy 😬

scaredhikergirl | scaredhikergirl

Woman flees from angry boss's husband, fearing for her life

scaredhikergirl | scaredhikergirl

Boss's husband ruins surprise party disguised as hiking trip 😱

scaredhikergirl | scaredhikergirl

Offered to fix mistake, but now coworkers ghosting me 😔

scaredhikergirl | scaredhikergirl

Birthday surprise gone wrong 😭

Moving to a new city can be tough, especially when it comes to making new friends. For this woman, her boss has been welcoming and has invited her to many team celebrations. However, a seemingly innocent hiking trip turned out to be a disaster for her birthday surprise party. When she arrived, she found out that it was just her boss's husband, whom she barely knew, and herself on the trip. Feeling uncomfortable and nervous, she decided to leave, not realizing that the hiking trip was actually a cover for a surprise party that her coworkers had planned for her. The aftermath of her leaving has left the environment at work tense and awkward, with her coworkers not talking to her unless they need something and not inviting her to team lunch. Read on to see what others have to say about this situation.

NTA. The misleading plan was creepy and unsafe for OP. 😖

atlasfailed11 | atlasfailed11

Woman stands up to aggressive boss's husband on fake hike 👏

littlemsriri | littlemsriri

Trust your instincts and count the red flags for a creepy surprise party. 😱

tropicalwallpapers | tropicalwallpapers

Coworkers cross the line with invasive, out-of-work surprise party. NTA 🚫👥

Boring_Ghoul_451 | Boring_Ghoul_451

Being set up to be alone with her boss's husband for a surprise party hike is a big NOPE. HR might help or finding a new job might be best.

TheoryAddict | TheoryAddict

Leaving the hike with boss's husband was a boundary-crossing risk 🤔

CoastalCerulean | CoastalCerulean

NTA. Uncomfortable hike turned into toxic work environment for OP 😕

OkraGarden | OkraGarden

Comparing Sue to a home invader, NTA for OP

[deleted] | [deleted]

Miscommunication leads to ruined party 🎉 NTA handled well 👏

kaIeidoscope-eyes | kaIeidoscope-eyes

Commenter questions the validity of the story, but OP explains the culture of mandatory work outings.

Wader_Man | Wader_Man

Empowering response to being left alone on a hiking trip 💪

wheelerin | wheelerin

Stay safe! NTA for prioritizing your safety over surprise party 🙌

Zayombi | Zayombi

Commenter expresses discomfort at situation, supported by replies. NTA 👍

Markusvlad | Markusvlad

Doubts arise about the authenticity of the surprise party story 🤔

LiveOnFive | LiveOnFive

Sue's surprise party plan backfires, leaving relationship in shambles. 💔

SolitaryTeaParty | SolitaryTeaParty

Commenter shares the fear women face alone with men. 😔

gardener-of-weeden | gardener-of-weeden

Not the a**hole for ruining weird surprise party 🎉🚗

Organic_Extension750 | Organic_Extension750

Commenter defends OP's actions and criticizes boss's presumptions. 😤

jennyislander | jennyislander

Coworker's surprise party ruined by poor planning and communication.

karskipellis | karskipellis

Walking off into the woods with strangers? Not a good idea.🌳

OaktownPirate | OaktownPirate

🎉Who needs surprise parties anyways? #NTA

keen238 | keen238

Surprise ruined by boss's husband, commenters side with wife.

sickofdriving007 | sickofdriving007

Boss's mistake leads to surprise party disaster. NTA.

perhapsnew | perhapsnew

Woman declines ride from stranger, blamed for ruining party 🤷‍♀️

TooTall2Function | TooTall2Function

Smart response to a surprise gone wrong 🎉👍

biffmaniac | biffmaniac

Woman feels uneasy with boss's husband, refuses to go on hike - NTA

Horror-Reveal7618 | Horror-Reveal7618

Surprise party gone wrong with boss's husband, NTA

Accurate_Carob857 | Accurate_Carob857

Boss's husband ruins surprise party, blames woman for rejecting hike invitation. NTA.

Christmas850 | Christmas850

Misunderstood intentions ruin surprise party. NTA for declining offer.

0biterdicta | 0biterdicta

Coworker defends OP for leaving boss's spouse on hiking trip.

Refuse_Equivalent | Refuse_Equivalent

Setting work-life boundaries can be challenging 🤷‍♀️ NTA

conuly | conuly

Commenter advises seeking new job after creepy hiking incident 🌲

Party_Teacher6901 | Party_Teacher6901

NTA for not knowing about the surprise party mix-up 🎂

vipassana-newbie | vipassana-newbie

Woman left alone in dark with boss's husband, gets blamed - NTA

DameofDames | DameofDames

Poorly planned surprise party crosses major boundaries. NTA 🙅

Infamous-Wasabi-9007 | Infamous-Wasabi-9007

Anger management classes might be a better solution 😡👩‍🏫

20Keller12 | 20Keller12

NTA for refusing boss's husband's creepy offer to go hiking 🚫🏞️

gravitationalarray | gravitationalarray

Boss's husband's creepy behavior ruins surprise party 🙄

JustJudgin | JustJudgin

NTA - well-intentioned surprise party goes horribly wrong 😢

pculley | pculley

Speak up! Report the creep to HR 👍

Brandycane1983 | Brandycane1983

Commenter defends person who skipped hike with boss's husband. #NotTheAHole 👏

PinkedOff | PinkedOff

Trust your gut and don't feel guilty. 🤔👍

Inner_Goose4664 | Inner_Goose4664

Trusting your gut feeling and not being polite can pay off 🤷‍♀️

Sassenak666 | Sassenak666

Misunderstanding leads to ruined surprise party, advice on damage control 🤔

erock255555 | erock255555

Supportive Reddit thread confirms commenter is NTA, suggests sharing.

impasseable | impasseable