A well-caffeinated husband stirred up outrage on Reddit after he told his wife she could choose his coffee for him as soon as she gets a job. But it wasn’t the comment itself that had everyone buzzing. Here is the full story.
She’s Always Watching
OP works from home, and his wife doesn’t have a job. So she has complete insight into everything he does during his workday.
It Was a Cheap Brew
Like many desk workers, OP loves his coffee, and he brews it himself. For a long time, that amounted to a $15 bag of grounds that would last him 5 weeks or so.
But He Found a Better Joe
But recently, OP discovered a different coffee that he likes much better. He gets it at the local grocery store, and it costs $12 a bag.
It Costs Double!
The problem is that the bag is much smaller and only lasts 1-2 weeks, so the overall cost of OPs coffee has about doubled.
She Noticed Right Away
And, of course, since she’s witness to OP’s routine, his wife noticed the change.
He Kept It Under Budget
Not only that, but OP’s wife wanted to know how much his upgraded grounds were costing the family.
So he told her the truth, but he also showed her that they were still way under their monthly grocery budget.
No Grounds for Concern
She wasn’t too happy with that but seemed to let it go for the moment. So OP kept buying and enjoying his new favorite coffee.
She Doesn’t Feel Well
In the meantime, OP also continued to do a lot of the household chores.
For the past 6 months or so, his wife has been dealing with severe depression that keeps her just sitting around the house almost all the time.
It Gets to Be a Grind
OP doesn’t mind the extra work all that much, but he does admit the added responsibility on top of his job can be tough.
His New Chore Caused Problems
One of the jobs that his wife used to do that OP does now is shopping for groceries. And that’s how he happened on the new coffee that’s causing them some issues.
She Caught Him in the Act
After a recent trip to the store, OP’s wife saw him unloading another bag of the more expensive coffee, and she jumped on the opportunity to confront him about it.
He Had to Stop
She told OP that he was spending way too much on the fancy new coffee and that he needed to go back to the other stuff.
Maybe He Needed Another Cup?
OP was frazzled because he had spent the morning cleaning and doing other household chores before he went shopping. So he snapped.
He Pulled Rank
OP told his wife that the one who had the job got to make the choices about what groceries they bought.
He Gave Her Some Options
And OP went on to tell her that if she got a job or even started contributing around the house again, then she could have a say in how they spent their money.
She Was Hurt and Angry
OP knew right away that he had reacted in anger, and he could see the hurt on his wife’s face. She stormed out of the room.
He’s Questioning His Decisions
Now, OP is wondering if he has the right to make grocery choices for the family and especially whether he should keep buying his more expensive coffee.
He’s Totally in the Right
Redditors overwhelmingly support OP in this situation. Most of them don’t have a problem with his outburst or the conditions he gave his wife.
Some of them acknowledge that OP’s words were harsh, but they still think he was justified for lashing out.
She Needs to Get Treated
A few point out that the real issue has nothing to do with coffee and is all about his wife finally getting proper treatment for her depression.
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