A man has sparked debate with his reaction to missing his 5am walk, sparking many theories about what he could really be doing.
The now-viral Reddit post, titled “AITA for not waking my husband up for his 5 a.m. walk,” has been upvoted 15,100 times since it was shared on May 13. Redditor @throwaways79976 shared the post, stating that they are 36 years old and their husband is 39.
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In the past month, the original poster’s (OP) husband has been waking up at 5am to walk for two hours, and it’s a new habit he’s picked up. The Redditor added that he isn’t trying to lose weight, isn’t “athletic by nature,” nor does he have any athletic hobbies or interests.
The Redditor shared that they’re “happy” for their partner because it’s a positive situation. However, yesterday their husband came home after long hours of work and stayed up late to ‘play’ on his phone. The PO went to bed at 10 p.m. and was then woken the next morning at 7 a.m. by screaming.
He asked the PO why they didn’t wake him up for his usual 5am walk, and he reacted surprisingly.
“He said he missed it, and I’m responsible for that,” the Redditor said. “I was so confused, I said first of all he always wakes up setting his alarm clock. Why should I be expected to wake him up this time? He yelled that he forgot to set his alarm clock. I said so what?
The OP felt it wasn’t like he had missed a meeting, but their partner became angrier, adding that the walks improved his “health and gave him energy”, helping him to recover. to feel better. His partner mentioned that missing one of those rides wouldn’t “do any harm,” but he didn’t.
“He landed on [me] screaming about how i was trying to stop it [from] doing his hobby for some unknown reason,” the OP added. [sic] park are weird, but also his reaction.” The OP thought it was all “over the top”.
The Redditor’s husband “stormed out”, going to take a shower, but not before mentioning that the OP had “ruined” his day. After that, he was actively trying to avoid his partner, going to work, and he also didn’t answer calls from the Redditor.
The OP concluded: “Really, I’m lost, like maybe it was something I said about his walks, but I really don’t know. He’s sulking nonstop from now on, and i’m literally about to lose my mind .AITA [Am I The A**hole]?”
More than 3,400 comments have poured in on the viral post, and the majority don’t think the OP is at fault in the least. A debate has ensued about what the man could really do, and people aren’t holding back their thoughts about it.
People think Redditor needs to investigate the situation, and one such comment, which alone got over 27,000 upvotes, suggested the OP wake up early at 5am as well and see where he was going for his two-hour walks.
“I personally don’t think it’s cheating because it doesn’t explain the desperation and anger,” the Redditor said. “The stakes seem to be higher, where missing his ‘walk’ has unpleasant consequences. Of course, it’s possible he’s very neurotic about his new routine, and you caught him at a bad time, but his answer is suspicious enough to dig a little I also forgot the judgement: NTA [not the a**hole].”
Another Redditor didn’t think the OP was wrong, and they admit they wouldn’t have thought the rides were “weird”, but the man’s “reaction” to missing one is.
“Wake him up at 5 a.m. every day for the next week and go for a walk with him to make up for the fact that he didn’t wake up today,” they suggested. “I bet he finds an excuse [for] why can’t you join him.”
One Reddit user isn’t “convinced” the man is going for a walk, and the OP added, “This is the first response I’ve made, and I’m relieved I’m not the only one question these walks.”
Some thought it had to do with something else, like drugs or sex. One user explained it wasn’t an hour-long walk, insisting, “He’s doing drugs or he’s meeting someone for sex. Someone who’s super tired and forgot to pay an alarm wouldn’t be as crazy to miss a walk unless something happened on that walk.”
One Redditor admitted they thought it had to do with drugs as they think if it was an affair, “I don’t think he’d be that mad, but drug withdrawal drives people crazy like that. And if he was supposed to meet with a reseller, he could lose the trust of the reseller and lose his source.”
Others criticized the man for this behavior towards his partner. One Redditor didn’t think the OP was wrong, adding that their husband is an adult and is “responsible for his own schedule”, adding, “Ridiculous that he expects you to wake him up especially when you didn’t intend to be up at the same time.”
Another user wondered what “kind of childishness is this”, insisting that the man is an adult and, “He can surely set off an alarm on his own and… not go after anyone else. other people if he forgets.”
While one Redditor didn’t mince words and said the man was “one fucking giant baby. If he needs to take his hobby walks or it ruins his whole day, then I Guess he better make sure he sets his alarm It’s absurd that you are [expected] wake up early to make sure he gets up for his hobby.”
Newsweek contacted Redditor @throwaway79976 for comment.
This isn’t the only viral moment involving relationships. A man has revealed his wife receives ‘hate’ for being a ‘housewife’, sparking debate. A husband has been slammed for inviting his mother on a couple’s trip. In addition, a man has been criticized for asking that his ex and not his wife take care of him in the hospital.