A 24-year-old who works the night shift is furious with her parents constantly waking her up.
She took to Reddit’s “Am I the A******? (AITA)” forum. She doesn’t get home until 7:30 a.m., but her family insists on waking her up at 11 a.m. After her family constantly interrupted her sleep, she finally lost her cool with them.
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“I’m living with my parents and I work night shifts,” she explained. “I get home around 7:30 a.m. and will sleep until around 3 p.m. My parents would come into my bedroom and wake me up at 11 a.m. so I could still have time to ‘enjoy my day.’ I started using the lock on my door and it stopped.”
“Then they began playing loud music to wake me up but I started using earbuds to block out the noise. They’d call me to wake me up so I put my phone on do not disturb. They want me to be awake so I can spend time with family. I get it, but I’m available to spend time with them in the afternoon. I don’t see why it has to be midday?”
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After her family kept waking her up, she finally had the last straw and confronted them.
“This morning they picked the lock and sent my brother in to wake me up, saying that he misses me,” she wrote. “I took him back downstairs and handed him to dad saying that I still need more sleep. Dad started raising his voice about how I’m barely even a part of the family anymore.”
“I began yelling that I need my sleep so I can function during my shifts and that it’s not like I’m unemployed and staying up all night just so I can sleep all day. He couldn’t believe that I yelled back but I didn’t stick around and went back to sleep.”
Redditors felt the parents were out of line.
“They are being absolutely ridiculous and disrespectful to you,” a user said.
“You should go into their rooms in the middle of the night and wake them up and see how much they like that,” a person wrote.
“That is absolutely unacceptable,” another commented.
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