Guy Asks If He Was A Jerk For Unpacking His Girlfriend’s ‘Special Hair Towel’ Before A Trip


A Redditor posted on the r/AmITheAsshole subreddit asking, “AITA For unpacking my girlfriend’s towel?”

Based on that title alone… no, right? Because… wtf? It’s a towel?

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I went into this post pretty confused because Reddit, apparently, thinks u/Throwaway-GF-towel is a total jerk. There has to be more to this, right? Let’s dive in.

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I (31M) and my gf (25F) have been dating for about 2 years.

My GF has beautiful hair that seems a lot more low maintenance than most women I know. She doesn’t use all a hundred different hair products, nor does she blow dry it. It honestly doesn’t take her long to style her hair or anything. However, she always insist on using this special towel to dry her hair.

Oh here we go, I’m already rolling my eyes. “More low maintenance than most women,” gag me. Because it’s a notable negative when a woman DOES spend “too much” time on her appearance but it’s also a notable negative when she doesn’t look right, you know?

She insists that she can’t use any regular towel for her hair. She gets mad if I use her hair towel as a regular towel too. She says that the towel should only be used for hair. She even bought an extra one of these towels that she keeps in her drawer at my place. She also takes the towel with her when she goes on vacation.

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I guess if you’ve never bumped into this it might be kind of weird, but like. How hard is it to ask “Wait what, why?” and then listen to your girlfriend when she tells you that her towel doesn’t do as much damage to the hair as ordinary towels? Because it doesn’t. And that’s the reason.

I usually don’t mind it, since the towel doesn’t take up much space, and it better than listening to a hair dryer all the time. But it’s a bit weird because I don’t know anyone else who has a towel just for their hair.

*slowly raises hand* I mean, it’s an old T-shirt, but still.

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For Thanksgiving, we travelled to see my family. Before the trip, I asked my GF to leave her towel at home since we’ll be staying at my parents’ house. I didn’t want my family to think she was weird or make fun of her.

Why on earth would they even know? About a towel?

Since we planned to leave early in the morning, GF spent the night at my place. I noticed that she packed the towel she kept at my place in her suitcase. When she was asleep, I took the towel out. She didn’t notice the towel was gone until after we got to my parent’s house.

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What a f-cking douche, okay. He takes the towel out BEFORE the trip. I thought he unpacked it for her when they got there. NOPE. Nope, he leaves it behind.

I thought it was okay, and my GF didn’t seem mad at all during the whole trip. However, when we got back at my place, my GF got into her car and drove off without saying goodbye. She texted me later saying she’s mad at me because of that stupid towel and she needs some space. I keep calling and texting her, but she won’t respond.

My friends think she’s being overly dramatic, but my GF isn’t that type of person. Now I’m wondering if I messed up. AITA

Your friends are also assh*les, buddy.

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I don’t think this guy is entirely unredeemable: an apology, a heartfelt lesson learned, seems like it could be cleared up. But we’re not here for that. We’re here for the Reddit verdicts.


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And finally, can I get an A-f*cking-men:


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