A man was left red-faced after turning to the internet for advice after an ‘innocent’ comment about his wife’s glasses left his partner upset – as everyone told him that he was definitely in the wrong.
Sharing his story anonymously, the man said that he was invited to a Christmas party by his employer and he asked his wife to join him for the ‘fancy’ event.
When they were preparing for the evening, he asked his wife if she would mind not wearing her glasses – asking if she could instead wear her contact lenses.
The woman was reluctant but eventually agreed, but later she turned on her husband and said he was wrong to make such a request – and it turns out most of the internet agrees with her too.
Taking to Reddit, the man said: “My company had a Christmas party a few weeks ago, and employees were allowed to bring their significant others. It was a fairly fancy event and everyone was expected to dress up.
“When my wife came downstairs ready to get in the car to go to the restaurant where the event was being held, she was wearing appropriate clothing for a fancy dinner, but she was wearing her glasses.
“I gently asked if she would mind putting on contact lenses just for the night, since this was a fancy event. She looked shocked and said she didn’t understand why she would need to put on contacts.
“My wife has terrible eyesight and wears glasses every day, but will put on contacts if she’s doing something like skiing or surfing or playing sports, but she also usually puts on contacts for special occasions like the one we were about to go to.
“I reminded her of this, and she said she didn’t want to put contacts in and asked continuously if I’m unattracted to her when she wears glasses, but after some back and forth, she begrudgingly agreed to go put on contacts.
“Well, when we got to the restaurant, coworkers and their significant others were walking around the room mingling, and my wife turned to me fuming.
“She immediately noticed that several women were wearing glasses and she went off about how she couldn’t believe that I had the audacity to force her to put on contacts when clearly no one at the event gave a s**t.
“I guess me asking her to wear contacts led her to believe that no one else in the room would be wearing glasses, even though I never said that.
“I just wanted her to look her best at this important work event. I really don’t get why this has blown up the way it has.”
After sharing his story online, other Reddit users commented their opinion on the man’s situation.
One said: “‘I just wanted her to look her best’, which means she doesn’t look her best, in your opinion, when she’s wearing her glasses.”
And another said: “I am failing to see how glasses are inappropriate for a fancy event, but may be missing your point.”
While a third added: “You’re accusing her of being insecure when you were so insecure you had the audacity to make her wear contacts to an event? Seriously? She’s better than I am – I’d have told you to f**k off and go alone.”