Reddit user u/Electric-Cookie-17 has long suspected her sister-in-law was snooping around in her bedroom during her visits, so she finally came up with a plan to bust her nosy relative once and for all, with the help of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.
My (32f) SIL(43f) is super nosey. It's come up before, but she's one of those people that will just deny something to the death, no matter how much proof you have, and then get angry at you for not believing her.
At my house, the guest bathroom is partially shared with the master bedroom. (The toilet and sink are separate for guests, and then through a door, you can get to the shower, our closets, and another sink, then through an additional door is the bedroom ... if that makes any sense). Basically, you can get into our bedroom through the bathroom without going through the main door.
So, when she comes over, she would sometimes take just a bit too long in the bathroom. During maybe the 3rd or 4th time, I happened to be walking by the bathroom and heard 2 doors close. I asked her if she was looking for something in the bedroom, and if I could help her find it. She replied with, 'No, why would I go in your bedroom?' And then changed the subject.
The next time she was going to come over, I set something small behind the bedroom door, so I could see if it had been opened by the small item being pushed back. Later, I could see that it had been. So, for me, confirming that she had been snooping again. I asked directly if she'd been in our bedroom, and she said something like 'I don't care what's in your bedroom, get over yourself.'
So yesterday, SIL and BIL came over. But before that, I ordered a full-sized cutout of Dwayne Johnson, which I placed in our bedroom, facing the bathroom door. About an hour into the visit, she heads into the bathroom. Very shortly after, there's a scream, a thud, and a door slam.
She came out, clearly angry. She'd been quite startled and slammed her upper arm into the door frame while turning away from the cutout. BIL made it worse by asking 'Well why were you in their bedroom?'
But she didn't answer, and they left. She's posted on Facebook that she has a big bruise on her arm, as a result of my 'nasty prank.' People are saying she could have been hurt worse and that she's too old to be the victim of a childish prank. I feel badly that she was hurt. It wasn't my intention. But I might be the asshole because I still think it was hilarious.
I might give in and respond on Facebook, but I was kind of hoping the whole thing would just fade away. Also, it's this cutout! https://a.co/aQ4EYL3
Sounds like this snooping sister-in-law got caught between The Rock and a hard place! She's trying to get sympathy on Facebook over a 'nasty prank,' but if she wouldn't have been repeatedly peepin' and creepin' in her in-law's bedroom, this never would have happened.
NTA. It was hilarious. Hey, you had two break-ins to your bedroom, so you got The Rock to provide security. He caught the offender. End of problem.
Almost every prank on AITA is malicious, mean, and not funny. This one is justified, reasonable, and quite amusing. Well done. NTA.
Brilliant! Years ago, I shared a house with a couple other girls. We had a life-sized stand-up with Fabio, who we dressed in an apron with a 'House Boy' name tag, in the entryway. He startled people who came to the door, which was pretty amusing. NTA.
·NTA, and I'm just petty enough to reply on her post ' I'm so sorry that you were hurt and startled unintentionally. I didn't think to warn you about the cutout as I had it stored out of the way in my bedroom.' Then let her friends put the pieces together.
NTA and since Halloween stuff is starting in the stores, now’s the perfect time to purchase a motion activated witch that will cackle the next time. Maybe buy a door that locks from your bedroom side so she can’t snoop. It’s disrespectful and bad behavior for a guest.
NTA-She smelled what the Rock was cooking.
NTA she should not be snooping. You asked her several times and she kept looking. I hope she fears a surprise every time she opens a door she has no business opening! I thought it was great!
NTA in fact you are my hero lmao. she had it coming
YTA for not getting this on video 😂