Woman heartbroken by ‘ridiculous’ timing of family’s birthday party plans: ‘There is no good reason’

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A woman is at her wit’s end with her family’s inconsiderate dinner schedule. 

She asked Reddit’s “Am I the A******” forum for advice. She and her sister have different work and school schedules. The problem is that, when her family hosts dinners at their mom’s house, they always work around her sister’s schedule. When she asked her family to coordinate with her once in a while, they refused. 

“Ever since my sister has started her evening college classes, every family event is centered around her schedule,” the Reddit poster explained. “Her college classes start at 5 p.m. in the evening, so our schedules overlap. Meaning, if we have dinner, they eat before I am off work to coordinate with my sister, so when I get there around 5:15 pm to 5:30 p.m., I’m stuck eating alone while everyone has already eaten or sometimes is already leaving.” 

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When the family was throwing the Reddit poster’s grandmother a party, she was hoping they would accommodate her schedule. 

“I asked if instead of centering it around my sister’s schedule, if she could be the one to eat early, and we [could] fit into my schedule this time,” the Reddit poster said. “My mom said it made more sense to fit around my sister’s schedule. When I asked why, because I literally couldn’t think of a difference it would make, she said, ‘it just does.’ I spoke with my grandmother, and she said she would wait to eat with me, but everyone else wouldn’t. She also could not understand the reasoning behind it. I told my mom that unless we could start alternating, I would just start skipping out on family dinners. My mom told me I was being immature about the whole thing.” 

Reddit users sided with the poster on this one.

“Why is your sister so much more important than you? It’s ridiculous,” one person remarked.

“There is no good reason they can’t alternate,” another said

“Your mom is very obviously playing favorites,” a user commented.

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