A Dinner Joke Gone Wrong: Man Mocks Brother's Wife for Out-Earning Him 😲💰

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We've all been there - a family gathering, a seemingly harmless joke, and suddenly, the mood shifts. This tale revolves around two brothers, one of whom believes in traditional gender roles, while the other is married to a high-earning pediatric oncologist. The story takes a dramatic turn when the traditionalist brother loses his job and his wife becomes the primary earner. The younger brother, seizing the opportunity, pokes fun at this new dynamic during a family dinner. But the joke doesn't land as expected, leading to a heated conflict. Let's dive into this drama-filled tale and see what transpired. 🍿👀

Meet the Traditionalist Brother 🧔🏻

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Enter the High-Earning Wife 👩‍⚕️💰

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The Brother's Unwanted Advice 🗣️

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Brother's Job Loss and Role Reversal 😮

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The Joke That Sparked a Feud 😲💥

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The Aftermath: Anger and Misunderstanding 😡

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A Guilty Conscience? 🤔

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A Family Feud Ignited by a Joke: Who's in the Wrong? 🤷‍♂️

In a world where traditional gender roles are being challenged, this story throws light on an intriguing family dynamic. The younger brother, married to a high-earning pediatric oncologist, finds himself at odds with his traditionalist older brother. A joke about the older brother's wife becoming the breadwinner after he loses his job, triggers a family feud. The older brother feels mocked, while the younger brother's wife feels her husband is unhappy about her earning more. Despite not believing he did anything wrong, the younger brother is left with a twinge of guilt. Let's see what the internet has to say about this complex situation... 🍿👀

YTA. Insulting your wife and prioritizing ego over her feelings. 😲

ChewMyFudge | ChewMyFudge

"ESH, except for your wife. Your brother is an ass 🐶"

Tamika_Olivia | Tamika_Olivia

YTA for mocking your brother's job loss, but he also ribbed on you for years. ESH.

Truly_Noted | Truly_Noted

ESH: Misogynistic brother gets a taste of his own medicine 😲

littlelemon1 | littlelemon1

NTA. Brother gets a taste of his own medicine 😲

Terra_Scorcher | Terra_Scorcher

YTA: Mocking your brother's job loss and insulting his wife 😲

OneMikeNation | OneMikeNation

Brother can't handle jokes after dishing them out? NTA 😲

Thannis86 | Thannis86

NTA for giving your brother a taste of his own medicine 😲

jeansareformalwear | jeansareformalwear

ESH (except the wives) - Brother's toxic views cause tension 😲

HmmmWhatsMyName | HmmmWhatsMyName

Petty husband and neanderthal BIL get called out by wife

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Brother's job loss turns harmless joke into mean-spirited ribbing 😲

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Commenter calls out hypocrisy and demands a huge apology 🤮

Kettlewise | Kettlewise

Teasing your brother's outdated views? YTA, but he's no saint 😲

FiatLex | FiatLex

NTA. He can dish it but can't take it 😲

MoodyStarGirl | MoodyStarGirl

NTA: Brother mocked wife, wife deserved to give him a taste.

zebrapantson | zebrapantson

Mocking wife's success shows outdated views. ESH 😲💰

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"YTA. Your brother deserved it, but you should've kept quiet."

Hyacathusarullistad | Hyacathusarullistad

ESH. Sexist remarks from both sides. 😲

ObamaGuava | ObamaGuava

Perpetuating stereotypes? Not cool, dude! 😭

GelOfYouth | GelOfYouth

NTA for mocking your brother, but talk to your wife.

revmat | revmat

YTA mocks brother's wife for out-earning him 😲💰

wolfcaroling | wolfcaroling

NTA he makes jokes about you all the time 🤷🏼‍♀️

introverted_smallfry | introverted_smallfry

Mocking your brother's wife's income? YTA and clueless 😲

fitnessgirl1022 | fitnessgirl1022

"YTA. Mocking your brother's financial struggles during tough times. 😲💰"

NotSoAverage_sister | NotSoAverage_sister

Stay in your lane and avoid crossing over. 🚧

zeusmom1031 | zeusmom1031

YTA - Uncool bullying, regardless of age 😲

Snoo-91342 | Snoo-91342

Sibling rivalry turns into sexist banter. Both are assholes. 😲

Pardalis64 | Pardalis64

Sibling rivalry and financial taunting leads to a dinner disaster 🤪

gnixfim | gnixfim

ESH. Brother's insensitive remarks about wife's income, but OP could've handled better 😲

BlackberryBeetle | BlackberryBeetle

ESH. A jerk mocks brother's wife for out-earning him 😲💰

Prior_Lobster_5240 | Prior_Lobster_5240

Brother's low point leads to insensitive dinner joke and tensions.

CheruthCutestory | CheruthCutestory

ESH for mocking brother's wife, apologize and give back rub 👍

lackaface | lackaface

YTA mocks sister-in-law's success, gets called out for misogyny 😲

TeamChaos17 | TeamChaos17

YTA mocks wife's success, commenter calls out misogyny 😲💰

kgberton | kgberton

NTA: Wife unaware of brother's cruel comments, highlighting hypocrisy 😲

BullTerrierMomm | BullTerrierMomm

NTA. Brother's karma: mocking others while being an a**hole 😲

slothsandunicorns | slothsandunicorns

A dinner joke gone wrong with everyone sucking here 😬

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"YTA. Mockery won't help your brother change his attitudes."

iwranglesnakes | iwranglesnakes

ESH, except for your wife and his wife. Doth protest too much...

Intelligent-Ad-4568 | Intelligent-Ad-4568

"YTA every time, stop reposting" - Commenter calls out repeat offender 😲

unknown_928121 | unknown_928121

Commenter calls out the a**hole for his behavior 😲

stinkload | stinkload

Insulting jokes aren't funny. YTA for perpetuating the disrespect. 😲

Lovegivingadvice | Lovegivingadvice

Gender roles: ESH for being stuck in stereotypes 😲

Sorels | Sorels

Petty jokes backfire, revealing deeper issues. ESH in this mess.

throwawayg14 | throwawayg14

YTA: Mocking your brother's wife for out-earning you? Not cool 😲

lumos_22 | lumos_22

NTA, brother deserved it! Clever comeback, no insult intended 😊

magic06grass20 | magic06grass20

YTA mocks brother's outdated views, causing unnecessary family tension 😲

canadianinmanhattan | canadianinmanhattan

Sibling rivalry and pride clash at family dinner 🤣

Alekzander6694 | Alekzander6694

YTA mocks brother's wife's income, gets called out 😲

OverlordPancakes | OverlordPancakes

YTA insults wife after spat. Nuclear option avoided. 😲

Traumatized-Trashbag | Traumatized-Trashbag

Not the a**hole for mocking brother's wife's income 😲💰

oreocerealluvr | oreocerealluvr

YTA mocks brother, insults wife; double whammy 😲💰

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YTA mocks brother's wife for out-earning him 💸💔

spud_gun04 | spud_gun04

"YTA. He's probably not happy about his situation." 😲💰

ViperVenom1224 | ViperVenom1224

Mocking brother's wife for out-earning him: justified or not? 😲💰

erinmeghan | erinmeghan

NTA: Clever comeback or crossing the line? Share your thoughts! 😲

antipetpeeves | antipetpeeves

YTA. Kicking him while he's down? Not cool. 🤯

Quiet-Pop-1939 | Quiet-Pop-1939

NTA for calling out harmful views from an educator 📸

Mysterious_Ad1855 | Mysterious_Ad1855

NTA: Brother mocked, but wife deserves sincere apology 😲

witcheshour130 | witcheshour130

Sibling rivalry and marital conflict over wife's success 😲💰

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YTA for insulting your brother and disregarding your wife's feelings 😲

yellowchaitea | yellowchaitea

YTA mocks brother, wife; lacks empathy, sensitivity, and tact. Trifecta 😲

Quaker16 | Quaker16

Mocking someone's financial hardship? Not cool. YTA 🙄

poyorick | poyorick

Publicly mocking brother's wife for earning more: YTA, hurtful and embarrassing 😲

NoApollonia | NoApollonia

Hypocritical brother mocks wife's income, gets upset when reciprocated. NTA 😲

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Mocking someone in a vulnerable position? Definitely a low-class move. YTA 😲

Plasticman4Life | Plasticman4Life

YTA mocks brother's wife, gets called out for pettiness 😲

BornRazzmatazz5 | BornRazzmatazz5

Sibling rivalry and outdated gender roles clash in this comment section 😲💰

OregonBeast83 | OregonBeast83

YTA: Mocking your brother's wife for out-earning you 😲💰

Evolution1313 | Evolution1313

Mixed opinions on the joke, but brother seems like a chauvinist 😲

WishingAnaStar | WishingAnaStar

"YTA; your wife is upset, your brother is kicked down 😲💰"

Far_Philosopher6893 | Far_Philosopher6893

YTA mocks brother's wife for out-earning him 😲💰

sarahs0r0hsarah | sarahs0r0hsarah

Sexism and gender norms called out with internet mob approaching ⚠️

TatonkaJack | TatonkaJack

YTA: Mocks brother's wife for out-earning him 😲💰

Rimeheart | Rimeheart

YTA. Mocking your brother's job loss and belittling women's success.

Central_Perk_101 | Central_Perk_101

Not the a**hole for mocking brother's wife's income 💰

TheDoNothings | TheDoNothings

Commenter shares personal experience and supports OP's perspective. 👍

WriterFighter201 | WriterFighter201

YTA mocks brother's career loss, a**hole move 😲

thatonepersoniam | thatonepersoniam

Engagingly mocking a misogynistic opinion can unintentionally make you look bad 😬

SealChe | SealChe

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