A man has caused a stir online after posting about leaving his sister’s wedding halfway to go home with a woman he met at the venue.
The poster narrated the ordeal on the AITA segment of the platform in a bid to know if he was justified.
Husband and wife getting married in front of family and friends | Photo: Getty Images
The poster explained how he attended the wedding in good spirits and played his part in making the marriage successful, also pointing out that his sister had other siblings.
He met the conflicting woman, a friend to his first cousin at the wedding, and they got talking. After spending time with her conversing and dancing, she asked him to take her home, and he obliged but not before notifying his family that he was leaving.
However, his reason for leaving did not satisfy his family as days later, his newlywed sister texted him to express her displeasure.
A couple exchanging wedding ring at their wedding | Photo: Getty Images
The controversial post which has since been removed from the thread attracted lots of daggers thrown at the original poster, with most concluding that he was indeed wrong.
While most might argue that the poster was not justified, one could not help but wonder if too much emphasis has been put on wedding ceremonies and where family members stand.
A bride and groom celebrating with sparklers at their outdoor wedding reception | Photo: Getty Images
The brother, who was a military personnel, explained to the soon-to-be-wed that he could not get leave from work to witness the union.
The poster, however, was convinced that his brother only declined because he was homophobic and did not approve of the gay marriage. After dropping the AITA question on the thread, he got an almost unanimous “yes,” confirming that he was in the wrong.
A particular comment on this new thread could easily justify the writer of the first post who wanted to know if he failed in his obligation to his sister. “It’s your day, not your brother’s to worry about.” the comment read.
Could the fact that it was not his wedding, but his sister’s really justify the writer for leaving halfway through? Or justify the thoughts of a bride who decided not to have kids around on her big day considering how important the day is for the newlyweds?