A woman named Lena was a skilled crocheter and had a tradition of gifting handmade shawls to her family members on their wedding days. Despite the innocence of this tradition, it would soon give way to a family drama.
Lena’s tradition began when she gifted her second-oldest brother’s bride a shawl for her wedding evening, and she absolutely loved it. Since then, Lena continued creating shawls for each family member’s wedding.
Lena’s Complex Relationship With George
Lena’s oldest brother, George, had a history of being abusive toward her during her childhood. Their relationship remained strained, but Lena didn’t want to sever ties with the rest of her family because of George. At work, Lena’s husband had a friendly but not close relationship with George.
The Request for a Shawl
One day, Lena’s mother approached her, asking if she could crochet a shawl for George’s fiancée. Although hesitant due to her troubled history with George, Lena agreed to create the shawl.
Despite agreeing to crochet the shawl, Lena still did not want to interact with George. “It was arranged that once it was finished, I would take it to work to give to George so that Lena didn’t have to see him”, Lena’s husband explained.
The Shawl’s Delivery
Upon completion of the shawl, Lena’s husband emailed George at work, informing him that he would bring it in. When he delivered the shawl, he expressed their excitement for the upcoming wedding.
Lena’s Unexpected Exclusion
At lunchtime, Lena received a call from George’s fiancée, who informed her that she was no longer invited to the wedding. The explanation given was that the venue was too small for the number of guests. “I was mad at this because they clearly only invited Lena to get a shawl, which to me is just rude”, the husband explained.
A Hasty Decision
Upon noticing that George wasn’t at his desk and the shawl remained behind, Lena’s husband felt anger and frustration. He impulsively placed the shawl in his work bag and left a note on George’s desk, explaining that neither the shawl nor he would attend the wedding anymore.
Communication With Lena
During his commute home, Lena’s husband informed her of his actions and suggested they go out on the day of the wedding to avoid wasting their babysitter. Lena, however, was upset by his decision to take back the shawl. She revealed that her family group chat was in turmoil, with some calling her petty for the act.
Lena was left torn between wanting her husband to return the shawl and not wanting to strain their relationship over George and a crocheted item. Her husband, on the other hand, remained steadfast in his belief that George and his fiancée did not deserve Lena’s kindness.
The Internet Responded
Lena’s husband recognized that he had caused a family drama, and headed online to see what the internet thought of his actions. To his relief, everyone defended him. “I would have done the same”, one reader claimed. “It was extremely rude to uninvite your wife but still “allow” you to come. No point giving the shawl back now. What’s done is done.”
Get a Backbone
Despite her uncomfortable situation, many readers commented that the wife needed to make a stand against the way she had been treated. “Your wife needs to learn how to have a backbone”, someone commented. “She’s being used for her UNPAID skills and mistreated at the same time.”
Despite Lena’s lack of backbone, everyone was relieved that her husband offered his own. “You are the rock star for standing up to this childish behavior by George and his fiancée on behalf of your wife”, a commenter proclaimed. “The day before the wedding and they do a headcount for a wedding?! No way!!!”
Everyone praised the husband’s stance, although some people did think he had overstepped his mark to act on Lena’s behalf. “At the end of the day, it’s Lena’s shawl to do what she wants with”, one person pointed out. “If she wants it to go back to her ungrateful brother and his future wife, she should be allowed to do that.”
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