Hiker's Honesty Sparks Controversy: Was She Right or Wrong? 😲

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An experienced female hiker found herself in the middle of a controversy when she was honest about why a friend couldn't join her on a challenging hike. The friend, who has a history of mansplaining and not being in the best shape, was not pleased with her response. Their friend group weighed in on the situation, but was she right to be so candid?

Experienced Hiker's Background 🏞️

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The Problematic Friend 😒

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A Burden on the Trail 🎒

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Upcoming Hike and Friend's Request 🚶‍♀️

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Hiker's Honest Response 🗣️

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Friend's Angry Reaction 😠

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Hike Details and Couch Questions 🛋️

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The Great Hiking Debate: Was She Right? 🤔

An experienced female hiker's honesty about why a friend couldn't join her on a challenging hike has sparked a debate among their friend group. While most of them sided with her, one friend felt she should not have embarrassed him. Was she right to be so candid, or should she have been more tactful in her response? Share your thoughts and reactions below. 👇

Private text exchange leads to NTA verdict 👍

FrnchsLwyr | FrnchsLwyr

Hiker's honesty about uninvited guest sparks debate among commenters. 🤔

cr2810 | cr2810

Hiker stands up to entitled guy. NTA wins the day! 👏

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Inflatable couches are not for serious hikers or campers 🙄

Pistalrose | Pistalrose

Hiker stands up for herself and sparks conversation about entitlement 👏

CreepDancer | CreepDancer

Defending honesty: NTA for stating facts in private conversation 👏

CandylandCanada | CandylandCanada

Setting boundaries and standing up for yourself. NTA 💪

Reasonable_racoon | Reasonable_racoon

Support for hiker's decision to not bring incapable person. 👍

JackedLikeThor | JackedLikeThor

Hiker's decision to turn back saves lives 🙌

agent_tits | agent_tits

Hiker stands up for herself against entitled man. 💪

TXperson | TXperson

Hiker stands up for herself against entitled invitee 💪

Auditory_Eden | Auditory_Eden

Hiker stands up to jerk hiking partner. 💪

Oldlady0 | Oldlady0

Inflatable couch on a technical hike? NTA calls out childish behavior 😲

solo954 | solo954

Hiker's honesty wins over subtlety in this NTA comment.

RoyallyOakie | RoyallyOakie

Hiker's honesty saves the day and sparks controversy 😲

Decent_Ad6389 | Decent_Ad6389

Hiker's honesty saves lives, but sparks controversy 😲

Zabkian | Zabkian

Standing up for yourself doesn't make you invincible 🤷‍♀️

madkins007 | madkins007

Honesty is the best policy 👍. NTA for telling the truth.

samosasimp | samosasimp

Polite decline sparks debate on manners and entitlement 🤔

chiweenie5evah | chiweenie5evah

Setting boundaries and plugging leaks 👍

Practical_Heart7287 | Practical_Heart7287

Hiker shares experience of difficult trail, commenters agree with humor.

Tdrive1300 | Tdrive1300

Hiker calls inflatable couch 'absolutely useless' in NTA comment.

Angrytutor | Angrytutor

Woman stands up to pushy man, says 'you're not invited' 💪

OttoManSatire | OttoManSatire

Polite requests go a long way. NTA for saying no 🙌

ScammerC | ScammerC

Hiker's honesty sparks debate on men's self-esteem. NTA wins.

Narshalla | Narshalla

Hiker's honesty sparks controversy. Commenter defends her straightforward answer. 😊

Melificent40 | Melificent40

Hiker's honesty sparks controversy, but commenter says NTA 😊

tank5 | tank5

Hiker's honesty shuts down obnoxious companion. 😊

NimueLovesCoffee | NimueLovesCoffee

Bringing an unprepared person on a trip can be dangerous. 🚨

Pronky22 | Pronky22

Polite NTA hiker should have been more blunt 😒

karigan_g | karigan_g

Hiker's honesty receives support: Not the a**hole 👍

BeepBlipBlapBloop | BeepBlipBlapBloop

Normalize honesty and setting boundaries. NTA for being blunt. 🙄

ThisBringsOutTheBest | ThisBringsOutTheBest

Hiking is not one-size-fits-all, NTA for setting boundaries 🚶

perroblanco | perroblanco

Hiker's honesty saves lives. NTA verdict.

talesofdouchebaggery | talesofdouchebaggery

Setting boundaries with rude hikers 🙌

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Hiking Katahdin is no joke, caution advised 😳

Stoneybroski | Stoneybroski

Experienced hiker stands up to condescending companion 😎

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Hiker's honesty questioned after helping unprepared friend 🤔

rcohen98 | rcohen98

Hiker rejects trip, accused of leading him on? 🤔

HoldingThunder | HoldingThunder

Avoiding disaster: Hiker stands up to out-of-shape jerkass 🙌

Vivisector9999 | Vivisector9999

🤔 Honesty or privacy? The debate continues in the comments.

MyIronThrowaway | MyIronThrowaway

Experienced hiker sets boundaries, friend betrays trust. NTA 👍

tdomer80 | tdomer80

Don't let anyone guilt you into doing something uncomfortable. 🙌

ClawedRavenesque | ClawedRavenesque

Hiker stands up to entitled passenger demanding a ride. 😎

WhySoManyOstriches | WhySoManyOstriches

Setting boundaries and saying 'no' is important. 🙌

CeelaChathArrna | CeelaChathArrna

Setting boundaries on a trip: NTA for being honest 👍

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Dealing with entitled people 😑🙄 - a survival guide

wombat6 | wombat6

Hiker's honesty saves lives on treacherous trail 🙌

newttle | newttle

Hiker stands up for herself and sets boundaries with uninvited guest 😊

Forsaken-Pay-4119 | Forsaken-Pay-4119

Declining an invite doesn't make you the a**hole 👍

utkstryker | utkstryker

Respectful hiker declines friend's request to join her expedition. 🙌

penelopemorph | penelopemorph

Hiker stands up for safety and calls out bad camping buddy 😎

sniskyriff | sniskyriff

Hiker receives support for calling out bad behavior on trail 👏

Pooky582 | Pooky582

Hiker's honesty spares everyone from a dangerous situation. NTA 🙌

TeamChaos17 | TeamChaos17

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