Company holiday parties, dinner parties, or any other event where you're expected to represent your partner's personal life in front of people who are incredibly important to their daily life and financial stability can be daunting. It's normal to want to sneak away from the nonstop small talk and grab a shot (or two) at the bar as an escape plan. However, ruining an opportunity or your partner's reputation by making an event or conversation about your own sloppiness and bad manners is a massive mistake.
So, when a young woman found herself in an uncomfortable situation after her boyfriend deeply embarrassed her with a drunken dinner disaster, she naturally consulted the moral compass of Reddit's "Am I the as*hole?" Get ready to cringe in a sea of secondhand embarrassment...
I (22F) recently started working as a private tutor for a wealthy family. The job pays very well and really improved my financial situation. I’m fortunate to have secured this role but it’s still the beginning stages and I’m not trying to f*ck things up.
Last week the couple invited me to dinner and said that I could bring someone along. I told my BF about this and asked if he wanted to come with me. He said yes. I warned him that these people can be a bit snobby so I expect him to show good manners.
So the dinner happened and it started off well. I noticed my BF was nervous but didn’t think much of it. Then I noticed that he was drinking more than usual. (He rarely drinks). I kept giving him looks to hint that he should stop drinking. He was completely oblivious and behaving like a nervous wreck.