A woman has expressed anger at her roommate after learning the robbery at her home was fake. However, this reaction has divided netizens.
The woman later shared her story on Reddit’s “r/AmITeA–hole?” Thread to ask people if she was in the wrong here.
The woman’s roommate played a “mock prank” on her because she didn’t lock the apartment doors.
In her post, the woman explained that she lives in a safe city and has therefore never developed the habit of locking apartment doors.
However, her roommate, who she has been friends with for years, has been very concerned about this unsafe habit lately.
At first she didn’t understand her roommate’s sudden change of perspective, but decided to make it a habit to lock the apartment doors.
Unfortunately, she keeps forgetting.
One day when the woman came home, everything in the apartment was scattered.
“I went to my room and my TV was gone, my mini boba fridge was gone, all my old playboys were gone, so many of my clothes were gone,” the woman explained.
She discovered that her home had been robbed. After a minute to herself, she quickly made her way over to her roommate. She saw her roommate in her room but was shocked to see something else.
“She had all my stuff in there. Pranked me to try and teach me a lesson about locking the door,” the woman added.
The roommate stated that she did this to make it clear to the woman that she should lock the apartment doors. After a big argument, the woman took back all her things.
Since then, the woman has been acting as if her flatmate doesn’t exist.
The woman added: “I’m upset and not over it. I find her thought process alarming and delusional.”
While the woman was upset about the robbery, her anger grew because her roommate had never communicated about the issue before.
The woman also repeated her situation to another of her friends, who claimed she was overreacting.
“As much as I understand that she’s struggling, I have 0 empathy [questions about] my feelings,” the woman added.
Even then, the woman didn’t think she was wrong to react the way she did.
Redditors, on the other hand, disagreed with her.
“It doesn’t matter how you grew up. The second you started living with others, the game changed,” one person wrote.
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Another user wrote: “Not locking the door or even leaving the door wide open is fine if this is your own home, but don’t do it if you’re sharing with someone.” You are endangering their safety through your own negligence.”
However, people felt the woman wasn’t entirely to blame and that her roommate may have gone a little too far.
One user wrote: “To be clear, your roommate wasn’t ‘pulling a prank’ – she made a point, and it was a very valid one. However, the way she made that point was quite extreme and I can understand why you were upset.”
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Sanika Nalgirkar is a news and entertainment writer for YourTango. She has a master’s degree in creative writing. See more of her writing on her website.