An individual had planned a family trip abroad months in advance and had scored first-class tickets at a great price. However, a last-minute decision made by their brother’s fiancé led to an unexpected twist in their journey.
An Unexpected Addition
In the months leading up to the trip, the individual, their parents, and their brother were all set to travel together. It was a well-planned holiday until, in early December, their brother’s fiancé expressed the desire to join. The flight was already full, and tickets were exorbitantly expensive on other airlines.
Thanks to their early booking, the individual and their immediate family would be enjoying the luxury of first-class flying. For the individual, this was a rare opportunity to have such an experience. As the departure date drew nearer, anticipation built.
The Class Discrepancy
However, this presented an awkward situation for the fiancé. Whilst the protagonist, their brother, and other family members would have access to the first-class lounge and first-class seats, the fiancé would not have such amenities.
The Unusual Gift
The big day had arrived, and the family had been waiting for their flight at the airport. To the individual’s surprise, the brother’s fiancé presented them with a Christmas gift. “I was taken aback because I have only met her four times in the five years they have been dating”, they explained. “I told her sorry I didn’t have anything for her but I’ll make it up to her.”
After passing through security, the individual excitedly announced their plan to head to the first-class lounge. However, their brother had other ideas. “He stops me and tells me that he enquired with the airport, who said someone else can use my ticket for the lounge, so he asked if his fiancé could use it.”
A Firm Response
The individual, eager to savor this first-class experience they had been looking forward to for years, responded firmly. They declined their brother’s request, asserting that they had been eagerly anticipating this luxury experience. The fiancé then suggested that the individual “make it up” to her by gifting the ticket, in exchange for the gift she had given them earlier.
A Blunt Reply
Known for their frank language among friends and family, the individual looked the fiancé in the eye and delivered a candid response: “Welcome to the family, now go away!” This response left no room for negotiation, and the individual proceeded to the first-class lounge.
A Furious Brother
Upon joining their brother on the flight, the individual was met with anger. Their brother was furious, calling them a jerk for not allowing him and his fiancé to enjoy the first-class lounge together.
Assessing Their Actions
There was no denying that the individual had been rather proud of their blunt remark to their brother’s fiancé and believed that her request had been audacious. However, they did consider whether they had crossed a line, and unsurprisingly, their actions had caused tensions throughout the family trip and beyond.
Posting Their Story
The individual headed to their favorite internet forum, posting their story for the world to see. To their relief, most people thought their actions had been brilliant. “LOL…. ‘Welcome to the family… now go away!”, quoted one reader. “LOL… oh, that’s priceless.”
A Sneaky Tactic
Many people pointed out the sneaky tactics that the brother and his fiancé had deployed. “They went behind your back and didn’t tell you until the last minute”, a commenter pointed out. “Her “gift” was just a farse to get you to go along with the plans they made and not cause a scene for them, that’s outrageous!”
A Lucky Escape
Everyone united in their disdain for the brother’s fiancé. “Wow, you lucked out by not having to see this woman more than four times in the last 5 years”, one reader laughed.
A Unanimous Verdict
It was difficult to find a single person within the individual’s post who didn’t think they handled the situation perfectly. “Their little trick didn’t work, and you responded appropriately”, applauded another reader. “Next time she can buy her own lounge pass and then won’t have to play the guilt game. They are both jerks.”
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