In today’s story, OP is about to move in with her boyfriend as his current roommate is leaving. They decided to buy a new couch and informed the roommate the night before. The next morning, OP’s boyfriend suggested moving the roommate’s things to make space for the new couch. OP noticed a champagne bottle on the floor, moved it to a bag, and didn’t realize it was on top of an expensive Chanel handbag belonging to the roommate’s friend. The bag got damaged, and the roommate is blaming OP.
In this situation, it’s a complex issue. While OP didn’t intentionally damage the bag and couldn’t have known what was inside the bag, it’s also important to consider that OP and her boyfriend were trying to accommodate the roommate’s moving plans. The roommate could have communicated better about the valuable item on the floor, especially when they knew about the furniture change. However, since the bag is expensive and got damaged during the move, it may be reasonable for OP to offer some contribution toward fixing or replacing it as a goodwill gesture. Both parties share some responsibility for the unfortunate accident.
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OP and her boyfriend plan to buy a new couch to replace their current one while the roommate is in the process of moving out.
OP informed the roommate about the move the previous night, but she left her things in the living room. OP hesitated to ask her to move them, deferring to her boyfriend’s judgment.
Next morning, while cleaning and disassembling the couch, OP found a champagne bottle on the floor, moved it to an empty carton bag without checking further.
After the move, I left, but later my boyfriend asked if I had accidentally placed a champagne bottle on a 9000 euro Chanel handbag, causing damage.
OP is uncertain about the situation. The roommate blames OP via texts, insisting she should replace the damaged Chanel bag and take full responsibility for the incident.
OP feels bad about the expensive bag but also believes it was negligent to leave it unprotected.
AITA for not wanting to buy a new one?
Now that you have read the story, it’s time for you to see what are remarks of Redditors are, do they think OP is the a-hole or not? Read till the end to see people’s distinctive opinions on this. Don’t forget to share your own opinion at the end of this article, given our love for feedback.
OP’s unexpected encounter with the Chanel bag raises questions about communication and responsibility.
What would you do in OP’s shoes? Join the conversation on this Chanel bag dilemma in the comments.
The roommate’s behavior was highly irresponsible.
We also have Redditors that think OP could have been mindful while cleaning.
Do you also think this is a YTA case?
According to me, both of them are a-holes.
OP needs to take responsibility for the damage.
But we also have people who think that expensive things should be kept inside and OP’s roommate is at fault not OP’s. Which side are you on?
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