Teen Upgrades His Vacation Flight Seat To Avoid Seating With Stepfather's Family, Faces Ban From Upgrading While Returning
On the r/AmItheA**hole subreddit, a teenager, under the username u/Usual-File-5938, recently shared a story about his terrible flight experience with his family.
In the post, the boy (OP) shared that last year his family was on vacation. He brought lots of stuff to play on the flight, while his stepfather's kids didn't bring anything, so his mom made him share his stuff with them. This made him feel bored during the trip.
Worried that the same thing would happen this year, the OP asked his dad to help him upgrade his seat to a comfy one. But when they landed, trouble brewed. The stepfather got upset, thinking the OP was rude for not sitting with the family.
Now, the family is caught in a debate over who gets a say in these decisions. Read on to find out how this family drama unfolds!
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The OP asks:
OP's mom made him share his stuff with his stepfather's kids
OP asked his dad if he could help him upgrade his seat
After successfully upgrading to a better seat, his stepfather accused him of rudeness for not consulting him about the upgrade
both parents gave permission and the stepfather's opinion shouldn't have the final say
The teenager doesn't have to worry about the stepfather's objections
The switch seat decision was not abrupt
The stepfather's anger may stem from a lack of control
"That's just escalating the situation"
The stepfather doesn't have the right to parent him
The teenager doesn't have to feel guilty
If OP hadn't been forced to share his property against his will, he would have willingly sat with the family
No one as the jerk in the situation
What do you think about the teenager's seat upgrade situation? Is the stepfather right, or does the teenager have a point in wanting personal space on the flight? If you've been through something similar, how did you handle it? Share your thoughts and experiences!
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