A Reddit user turned to the community to ask if she was being unreasonable for lighting a match after using the bathroom and causing a commotion in her boyfriend’s house.
Their House, Their Rules
The Original Poster (OP) and her boyfriend (K) are currently residing at K’s parents’ house.
Everything seemed to be going well, but K’s father (V) has a tendency to be very particular about things.
Every day, he would take moments to correct or instruct the other people in the household on how he expects them to behave.
While OP doesn’t necessarily have an issue with this, there are a few rules that V has established that make OP feel a bit uncomfortable.
A Sensitive Stomach
OP experiences diarrhea whenever they are there, although she doesn’t feel the need to explain why.
Having been visiting the place a few times a year for nearly a decade, she has come to accept it as it is.
Previously, when she used to stay in a room located downstairs with their own bathroom, it wasn’t an issue.
However, with K’s brother now residing there as well, they no longer have their own private bathroom.
Doesn’t Want the World to Know
OP prefers not to make her diarrhea known to everyone in the house and is restricted from using the bathroom fan during the night.
To address this, they typically use Poo-Pourri or Just a Drop.
Objection to the Smell
However, the other night, K received a text from V requesting that OP stops using “strong essential oils” as it was making him feel unwell.
This situation caused OP to feel quite embarrassed, and they have since been hesitant about using the bathroom in the house.
An Interesting Method
OP had a conversation with her mother regarding her issue, she told her to use paper matches, which her mother used to do.
Taking her mother’s advice, OP acquired some paper matches and found that they were effective in addressing the problem.
A Night Time Episode
During the night, OP woke up due to experiencing diarrhea.
After using the bathroom, she lit a match and proceeded to run it under water before folding it into some aluminum and disposing of it in the garbage.
She went back to sleep but was later awakened by a loud commotion.
V had detected a burning smell and assumed that the house was on fire.
Consequently, he woke everyone up in a state of panic and searched the house to determine the source of the odor.
It Was the Match
Initially, OP did not immediately associate the smell of a match with a house fire.
Additionally, she did not smell anything when she woke up, so she did not disclose the fact that she had lit a match.
The Penny Drops
It was not until K asked if she smelled anything after using the bathroom earlier that OP realized the match may have been the cause of the commotion.
A Fire Hazard
In summary, OP received a scolding from V for lighting matches, either at night or in general as a guest in their house.
Even the mother expressed concern, citing the potential fire hazard and the possibility of nobody noticing.
Following the incident, OP apologized, and everyone else went back to sleep.
However, K gave OP a 15-minute lecture, expressing his embarrassment and criticizing her apparent lack of common sense.
Sent to Bed
K then instructed OP to go back to sleep and avoid waking everyone up again.
OP is feeling extremely angry about the situation, with K soundly asleep while she lay awake, growing increasingly uncomfortable.
What Should She Do?
OP is considering waking up K so they can leave the house and avoid having to face everyone in the morning.
While OP does not believe she did anything wrong, she is unsure if she is thinking rationally due to fatigue and an inability to fall back asleep. She questions if she is being unreasonable and wonders if she is the one at fault.
Several Reddit users have commented on the post. Some users are suggesting that the reason OP is experiencing diarrhea could be due to stress caused by the hostile and volatile environment she finds herself in.
Others believe that the food may be the culprit, as OP has mentioned the family leaves raw meat out to thaw and is not concerned about cross-contamination.
Some users are critical of K’s family and feel that they are overly controlling and unwilling to accommodate OP’s needs.
Many users are puzzled by V’s objections to lighting matches, with some suggesting that it is a common practice to mask bathroom odors. One user even wonders if the family might be deliberately making OP sick.
What do you think? What should OP do now? Leave a comment!
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