The woman, who goes by u/Alittlespice took to Reddit to ask the question “Am I the a**hole?”.
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In an explanation, she recounted how her pregnant friend trusted her with an envelope that held her baby’s sex.
“At her 20 week ultrasound she got the ultrasound technician to write the gender on a piece of paper, put it in an envelope and gave it to me,” she said.
“She wanted me to order those smoke cannons for her, her husband and their kids to pop at a photograph session to reveal what their new baby is going to be.”
The woman, who isn’t a fan of gender reveals, saying that she doesn’t “see the point” of them, decided to make her friend “happy” and hold on to the envelope to organise the party.
“I felt honoured that she trusted me with such a secret,” she said.
“When she handed me the envelope she made me swear that under no circumstances I would tell her what it is no matter how much she begged – I agreed.”
Just a few days out from the party, with the cannons ordered and ready to go, the expectant mother who was excited to learn her baby’s gender, started “hounding” her friend.
“For the past 2 weeks my friend has HOUNDED me with texts begging me to just tell her what it is, but then following up with ‘actually no I don’t want to know’,” she said.
“The texts were annoying but I just ignored it and understood she was just excited.”
But the texts turned into calls, and the mum was now ringing her work, and begging the poster to reveal the secret.
“I work an office job and I’m in and out of meetings all day,” she explained.
“After the first day of a call into my work I asked her to please just chill out and stop calling me at work.
“I reminded her that she made me promise not to tell and she’d find out soon enough.”
“I just snapped.”
That, however, wasn’t enough to calm the mum.
“Here is where I may be the a**hole, I’d been having a c***** day at work with a particular client,” she recalled.
“I was stuck in a meeting with this client and the receptionist stuck her head in and said I had an urgent phone call, thought it may have been my kids school so I excused myself and took the call.
“It was my “friend” AGAIN. I just snapped and told her if she ‘wanted to know so badly it’s a boy’ and then I hung up the phone.”
The original poster believes her outburst may have been over-the top.
“My husband thinks I’m in the right because there is only so much one person can take,” she said.
“But our mutual friends are calling me the AH (a**hole) because I should have just kept my mouth shut.”
Reddit, however, disagrees – declaring that she is NOT the a**hole (NTA).
“NTA – Texting you is one thing, calling you up at work is a completely different thing,” one Reddit user said.
“Nta, she called your work phone and interrupted the receptionist and a business meeting!” another commented. “That is where she crossed the line fully – not that she hadn’t already with the many calls, you needed to put an end to it, and you did.
“If she didn’t want to know, she shouldn’t have asked!”
Before a third wrote: “NTA at all – You asked her to not call you at work about this and she escalated it to an “urgent” phone call – she got what she deserves.”
In an update to the post, the woman explained that her mutual friends, who had been in contact with the mum-to-be, were told a completely “different” story.
“My “friend” never mentioned the onslaught of texts begging to know or the ringing me multiple times at work,” she said.
Continuing she explained that the expectant mum told her friends she “couldn’t keep a secret” and had to spill the secret and “ruined the surprise”.
“I honestly don’t know where to go from here, since being able to tell one of the mutual friends what ACTUALLY happened she’s just as pissed as I am,” she said.
“I haven’t heard from my “friend” except for a text message telling me how I’m such a horrible friend and I shouldn’t have told them. I haven’t responded.”
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