Childhood Bully Shows Up At Dinner With Dad's Guests - What I Did Next Shocked Everyone

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Imagine being forced to sit next to your childhood bully at a family dinner. This is exactly what happened to one Reddit user, and things quickly spiraled out of control. The user managed to keep quiet until the bully directly asked if they had met before. Unable to hold back, the user reminded the bully of their past and caused a scene.

Now the user's dad is angry and wants them to make amends with the bully. But who's in the wrong here? Click to read the full story and decide for yourself.

Confronting childhood bully at dad's dinner - unexpected reaction ensued

uhoh235 | uhoh235

Confronting childhood bully at dinner - justice served 🙌

uhoh235 | uhoh235

Ignoring my bully's apology at dinner shocked everyone 😳

uhoh235 | uhoh235

Facing your childhood bully: a lunch date for closure ❤️

uhoh235 | uhoh235

Is OP the a**hole for their actions at dinner?

uhoh235 | uhoh235

Confronting childhood bully at dinner leaves everyone shocked 😱

Imagine being forced to sit at a dinner table with one of your childhood bullies. That's exactly what happened to this person, and what they did next left everyone shocked. Read the full story to find out how they confronted their bully and why their dad is now insisting they have lunch together.

But first, let's dive into the details of what went down at the dinner table.

Dad sides with childhood bully? NTA for standing up to him.

Aiyokusama | Aiyokusama

Commenter calls the dad out for being an a**hole.

mzpljc | mzpljc

Father prioritizes business associate over child, commenters doubt bully's remorse.

tosser9212 | tosser9212

Commenter questions father's behavior, sparks discussion. 🤔

readshannontierney | readshannontierney

The dad knew the bully? Awkward dinner conversation ahead 😬

Mortis_Limpkins | Mortis_Limpkins

Don't let your bully off the hook! NTA! 👏

jimmap | jimmap

Standing up to bullying, NTA. Terrible parenting though 👎

Mountain-History5848 | Mountain-History5848

Comment section suspects Julian's apology is insincere due to OP's gender 👀

snickers_the_rat | snickers_the_rat

Standing up to a bully: NTA and proud of it 👏

SassyPieHole173 | SassyPieHole173

NTA for not wanting to spend time with childhood bully, dad is AH for forcing it. Julian may have genuine remorse but OP not obligated to see him.

True-Tomatillo-4720 | True-Tomatillo-4720

Dependent on dad's income and housing, forced to confront childhood bully.

JaneIre | JaneIre

Standing up to childhood bully at dad's dinner party. NTA.

bamf1701 | bamf1701

Timeline clarified: Commenter not condoning school yard bullies.

TheSparkleBunny | TheSparkleBunny

Don't feel bad about distancing yourself from toxic parents 👍

Finemind | Finemind

Stand your ground! NTA. Julian's contrition may be fake.

FPFan | FPFan

Bully apologizes but is it genuine? NTA, move on. 🚶‍♂️

Specific-Ad1764 | Specific-Ad1764

Daughter confronts dad about bullying, asks for accountability 💪

chuckinhoutex | chuckinhoutex

Standing up to a childhood bully at Dad's dinner 🍴

Cute-Worker2289 | Cute-Worker2289

Standing up to controlling dad sparks family dinner drama 😬

naraic- | naraic-

Julian bullied commenter for 7 years, age 11 to 18.

AMerrickanGirl | AMerrickanGirl

Curious commenter asks age, receives straightforward response 🤔

Classic_Special7045 | Classic_Special7045

Commenter calls out dad, sparks no response from others 👀

First-Gas-3659 | First-Gas-3659

Standing up to your childhood bully at dinner 🍽️👊 #NTA

majorannah | majorannah

🙌 Not the a**hole move, justice served

Paevatar | Paevatar

Bullied at dinner: OP not at fault, dad is TA 😡

DarkSkinnedPrince | DarkSkinnedPrince

Standing up to a childhood bully - caution advised for lunch.

ImAScurred1138 | ImAScurred1138

Setting boundaries with family can be tough 😢

Zornagog | Zornagog

Dad's friend is a childhood bully, and dad knows it? NTA.

Flashy-Promise-6915 | Flashy-Promise-6915

Stand up to bullies and don't give them the satisfaction 😎

Zach_203 | Zach_203

Brilliant revenge idea for a childhood bully 👌🔥

big_bob_c | big_bob_c

Standing up to a childhood bully at a business dinner 💪

the_ahole_judge | the_ahole_judge

🚨 Strong opinion alert: Commenter calls out dad's behavior 🚨

namenotrequired2021 | namenotrequired2021

Take control of your life, you're not the a**hole here 👍

plscallmeRain | plscallmeRain

Standing up to childhood bully at dad's dinner party 💪🏼

Majestic-Chair-3401 | Majestic-Chair-3401

Bullying scars can't just be ignored at dad's dinner party 😤

Unusual_Swordfish_89 | Unusual_Swordfish_89

Standing up to a childhood bully, NTA says it all 🙌

jammy913 | jammy913

NTA victimized by bully, dad prioritizes business over parental relationship 🤦‍♂️

DisciplineShot2872 | DisciplineShot2872

Standing up to childhood bully at dinner - NTA wins.

nfurnoh | nfurnoh

Stand up against bullying! 🚫 Don't let anyone bring you down.

M1Ght0Far3S | M1Ght0Far3S

Former bully shares perspective on listening to apologies for past actions 💭

Educational_Roll5161 | Educational_Roll5161

Honesty saves the day! 🙌 NTA wins the game.

BeringC | BeringC

Standing up to a childhood bully at a business dinner 🤜👊

Sea-Tea-4130 | Sea-Tea-4130

Standing up to childhood bully, NTA teaches dad a lesson 😎

chuckinhoutex | chuckinhoutex

Standing up to a childhood bully, but parents side with bully 😔

pamsellicane | pamsellicane

Standing up to bullies: You don't owe them anything 💪

winter_fun4268 | winter_fun4268

Father prioritizes image over child's emotional damage. 🤔

AirAggravating8714 | AirAggravating8714

No work, no worries - standing up to dad's bullying friend 💪

Dangerous-Project672 | Dangerous-Project672

Bullying is traumatic. NTA for not forgiving your childhood bully.

alittleamgpie | alittleamgpie

Father invites childhood bully to dinner, blames victim for abuse. NTA ❤️

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Father invites childhood bully to dinner, commands presence, defends actions 🙄

Difficult-Mix8911 | Difficult-Mix8911

Understanding and forgiveness for a reformed bully 🤝


Is the apple not falling far from the tree? 🍎🌳

ofsmut | ofsmut