Woman in her 40s single-shamed me, but I clapped back with a reality check. AITA?

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What happens when a husband takes his wife's last name? Apparently, it can cause quite a stir in the workplace. This Reddit user found herself in a feud with her husband's coworker after they found out he changed his last name to hers. The coworker made a snide comment about her being a bad wife for not properly taking care of her husband's work shirts, leading to a heated exchange. But things took a turn when the Reddit user made a comment about the coworker being single in her 40s, leading to accusations of mocking. Was the Reddit user in the wrong? Check out the post and decide for yourself.

Husband takes wife's last name, coworkers react. Drama ensues.

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When single-shaming backfires: sparking laughs and outrage in equal measure 😂😠

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Navigating insensitive jokes in group chats during the pandemic 😒

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Coworker drama: My request for a ride home sparked conflict.

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Clapping back at single-shaming coworker with a reality check 👏

courageclassic6141 | courageclassic6141

When your husband's job makes your laundry a dirty affair 💩

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Fighting gender roles: Woman claps back at single-shamer. 🙅🏽‍♀️

courageclassic6141 | courageclassic6141

Don't let anyone shame you for being single, clap back 💪

courageclassic6141 | courageclassic6141

Shutting down single-shaming with a clever clapback 👏🏼

courageclassic6141 | courageclassic6141

Clapping back at single-shaming in your 40s with facts. 👏

courageclassic6141 | courageclassic6141

Necessary ride arrangements or unnecessary meddling? Share your opinion 👀

courageclassic6141 | courageclassic6141

Wife claps back at single-shaming, husband proud of her resilience 😎

courageclassic6141 | courageclassic6141

When called out for single-shaming, man's sarcastic reply wins

courageclassic6141 | courageclassic6141

Single-shamed for my husband taking my last name. Clapped back 👊🏻

A coworker of my husband's, Brenda, got offended that my husband took my last name and made a bad joke about me not being a good wife. When I pointed out that she has no frame of reference since she's single in her 40s, she is now spreading rumors that I mocked her for being single. This whole ordeal has been frustrating and I want to know if I'm the a**hole for calling Brenda out. Read on for the full story and let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Single-shaming Brenda needs to mind her own business 🤦‍♀️

decadecency | decadecency

Clapped back at Brenda's condescending sexism. NTA! 🙌

societys_pinata | societys_pinata

Don't let anyone shame you for being single! 🙅‍♀️

International-Aside | International-Aside

Clapping back at single-shaming with a reality check 💪

VinnyVincinny | VinnyVincinny

Toxic office culture breeds inappropriate behavior. NTA, good comeback 👍

theredditer91 | theredditer91

Breaking societal norms, these never-married 55+ yr old women clap back. 👏

nopcme | nopcme

NTA comment shuts down coworkers' single-shaming and marriage negativity 🙌

MyRockySpine | MyRockySpine

Brenda's jealousy over your husband? NTA, but poor hubby 😂

YOLO_Tamasi | YOLO_Tamasi

Clapping back at single-shamers with a reality check👏

azh88 | azh88

Clapping back in a public chat: ESH, but victim had enough 😤

JoefromOhio | JoefromOhio

Comment section doubted for being fiction. 🤔

maxoys45 | maxoys45

Clapping back at age-shaming: You go, OP! 🙌

[deleted] | [deleted]

NTA for clapping back at single-shamer Brenda, but office drama?

EmperorNebulae | EmperorNebulae

Clapback against ageism. NTA shuts down Brenda's unsolicited advice.

highwoodshady | highwoodshady

Clapped back at single-shamer - NTA wins this round 👏

mzhyde923 | mzhyde923

Taking your spouse's surname is a personal choice. NTA 👍

Cocomite | Cocomite

Don't let single-shamers bring you down. NTA 🙌

munecaface | munecaface

Commenter defends themselves against ageist insult with clapback. 💁‍♀️

Dangerfyeld | Dangerfyeld

Don't mess with a single woman in her 40s. 🙅‍♀️

WeAreTheOthers | WeAreTheOthers

Breaking gender roles! 🚫👩‍🍳💪

littlelauralollylegs | littlelauralollylegs

Empowering response to single-shaming with a touch of sarcasm 🙌

pinkcherry99 | pinkcherry99

Single 36-year-old gives relationship advice? NTA gives clapback.

DistractoGirl | DistractoGirl

Clapping back at single-shaming bully in group chat. NTA 👏

TheShowJaguar | TheShowJaguar

Empowering clapback shuts down single-shaming. 🙌 #NTA

Wolfenbro | Wolfenbro

NTA comment receives supportive reply about USPS struggles 💌

sunijym | sunijym

Clap back! 🙌 NTA for defending yourself against single-shaming.

bingbongsuperdong | bingbongsuperdong

Commenter shuts down single-shaming with a witty clapback 💪

Do_the_Scarnn | Do_the_Scarnn

Brenda single-shamed, but OP clapped back with a reality check 😎

rellv | rellv

Don't start what you can't finish 👊 NTA clap back

oneyellowhighlighter | oneyellowhighlighter

Calling out age in single-shaming is a dick move. ESH.

boobsmcgraw | boobsmcgraw

Clapback against single-shaming earns NTA judgment and admiration 👏🏼

MovedinSilence | MovedinSilence

Commenter receives praise for standing up to single-shaming. 👏

rougarousmooch | rougarousmooch

Standing up to ageism and sexism. You go, NTA 🙌

nboke80 | nboke80

Don't dish it if you can't take it 🙅‍♀️

WinterLily86 | WinterLily86

Clapped back at single-shamer, NTA reigns supreme 👏

Princesstiy | Princesstiy

Empowering response to ageist comment. You go girl! 💪

SRS_3031 | SRS_3031

Clap back! 🔥 Shutting down single-shamers like a boss. 💪

RollingKatamari | RollingKatamari

Clapback at single-shaming friend with a hilarious surname anecdote 🙌

cindytheripper | cindytheripper

Loneliness isn't an excuse to single-shame someone. 🚫👥 #NTA

beenbannedbeforelol | beenbannedbeforelol

Receipts or it didn't happen! NTA, but beware trolls 👀

KittyFallDown | KittyFallDown

Don't let Brenda's single-shaming get to you #NTA 💪

Randomnamelessdude8 | Randomnamelessdude8

Clap back at sexist remark, diffuse the situation. NTA 🙌

mjj82 | mjj82

Clapping back at single-shaming with a reality check 💪

ThatCatUnderTheBed | ThatCatUnderTheBed

Commenter receives extreme response to their post. 😳

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Clapped back at single-shaming. Don't criticize if you can't handle.

Pugmagic12 | Pugmagic12

A husband's name change leads to a question. 🤔

DoingItForDale17 | DoingItForDale17

Hostile work environment due to single-shaming, report to HR immediately ⚠️

perhapsnew | perhapsnew

Childish behavior from both sides. 🙄

Acidiousx | Acidiousx

Brenda gets called out! 🙅‍♀️ #NTA

Edemamee | Edemamee

Clap back against single-shaming with a reality check 💪

PyrexPizazz217 | PyrexPizazz217

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