Mother leaves son's wedding because food wasn't "appetising"

Mother leaves son's wedding because food wasn't "appetising"

"The food didn’t look all that appetising to me so I told him I was just going to leave," the mother said.

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A mother has taken to Reddit to ask if she was wrong to leave her son's wedding before it ended. 

According to the Reddit post, the woman claims that she told her son ahead of time that she might not be able to stay for the duration of the wedding ceremony because she doesn't like large gatherings. 

"My son, Alan (26M) has just recently gotten married to Helen (25-26F). I love them both very much. It’s relevant to mention that I really dislike parties and large gatherings, I’m not sociable at all and I really just dislike them. So it was kind of a downer when I heard that Alan and Helen were going to have a wedding with around 150 people.

"I told Alan ahead of time that I would probably leave early and that me and the rest of our family would take two cars so that they could stay if they wanted to. He looked like he didn’t mind at the time," she wrote on Reddit.  

The mother says she decided to leave before food was even served because it didn't look appetising to her. 

"So at the wedding itself, after the ceremony I basically told him that I was glad and it looked great but I was going to go home. He asked if I was going to at least stay for cake or for food but the food didn’t look all that appetizing to me so I told him I was just going to leave. 

"He said 'alright whatever just go' and I went back to my table to get my stuff. I told my wife and she said she didn’t feel comfortable driving back alone (the venue was very far from us and the roads there were not great). I said in that case she should come with me and after some hemming and hawing she agreed. So we left," she wrote on Reddit.

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However, she says she was later surprised to get a call from her son's wife sharing how her leaving the wedding early ruined their day. 

"Then two days later Alan’s new wife bombarded me and my wife with messages that she was disgusted with us, saying horrible things about us and insulting us as people and as parents. Really just sickening. I told her off and asked why she thought it was okay to talk to her in laws like that and she said that us leaving “ruined” the wedding for Alan and that he was very upset for the rest of the night. She continued to berate us," she wrote. 

The mother says she then called her son who, to her surprise, was also not pleased that she left the wedding before it ended. 

"When we talked about it he basically started berating me too and said things like “you always do this” and “just leave me alone” before hanging up. I feel like I’m justified since I told him ahead of time that I wasn’t going to stay. AITA here?"

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