Man Asks If He's Wrong To Storm Out After Aunt Makes Him Sit At Kids' Table

Although a lot of family issues seem to boil over when one of them is getting married, we can sometimes find that what was supposed to be a perfectly pleasant family gathering can also erupt into a huge argument.

After all, whether they live with each other or not, enough minor issues between family members can build up until they finally reach a breaking point after one too many snide comments in front of everyone else.

But sometimes, it's the gathering itself that turns out to be the problem. And while the chaotic nature of kids can sometimes be the source of that problem, one story does a lot to illustrate that the adults can sometimes be the most childish ones.

For the first time in a while, the family we're going to hear about gathered at a couple of picnic tables in a park.

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And because it will become relevant later, one 22-year-old member of the family explained in a Reddit post that among five children and eight of his older relatives were his 21-year-old brother and his 20-year-old cousin.

At first, the day started pleasantly enough as the man set down the quiche and cups he brought and helped set up. While people were still arriving, his family played games and talked until it was time to sit down to eat.

But once the man sat down next to his dad, his aunt told him that he was sitting at the adult's table.

He was confused by this until she told him that only those in the family's first and second generations counted as adults and that the rest should sit at the kids' table because they "don't have much to contribute to adult conversations."

In response, the man wondered how he could possibly be considered a child since he drove there, was of legal drinking age, and works and pays rent like any other adult.

But as he put it, "She says that until I have kids of my own I'll have to sit at the kid's table."

It's worth noting that by the aunt's logic, the man's brother and cousin were also apparently eligible for the kid's table.

But while they seemed to accept their lot, it made no sense to the man because there was still plenty of room at the adults' table.

Nonetheless, the man's uncle and grandparents backed his aunt, so he decided to take his quiche back and just leave.

He then received texts from various family members asking him to come back, to which he responded, "I ask if aunt is going to apologize and they ask 'for what?'"

But as much as this response convinced him that his family didn't respect him, he still felt guilty for the possibility that he ruined an otherwise nice gathering.

But the Reddit community he reached out to seemed unconvinced that he was the one who ruined anything here.

As one user put it, "Your aunt owes you an apology. She seems to think that people aren't adults until they . . . what? Get married and have kids? As an unmarried, childless person in my late 40s I find that exceptionally and genuinely amusing."

Another person packed that sentiment into quite the burn, saying, "You were just saving the seat at the kids table for your aunt since that where she seems to belong."

h/t: Reddit | Korzaz

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