Man faces backlash over his reason for ‘unpacking’ his girlfriend’s vacation bag: ‘She is not a child’

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A man’s girlfriend is furious with him over a hair towel. 

He went on Reddit’s “Am I the A******? (AITA)” forum to ask for advice. His girlfriend has lovely hair but doesn’t do much to it, except for using a special hair towel. However, he doesn’t understand why she needs the towel. When the two were visiting his parents, he unpacked the towel from her luggage without telling her. Now she isn’t speaking to him. 

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“AITA for unpacking my girlfriend’s towel? My [girlfriend] has beautiful hair that seems a lot more low maintenance than most women I know,” he wrote.

“She always insists on using this special towel to dry her hair. She insists that she can’t use any regular towel for her hair. She gets mad if I use her hair towel as a regular towel too. She says that the towel should only be used for hair.”

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“She even bought an extra one of these towels that she keeps in her drawer at my place. She also takes the towel with her when she goes on vacation. I usually don’t mind it, since the towel doesn’t take up much space, and it is better than listening to a hairdryer all the time. But it’s a bit weird because I don’t know anyone else who has a towel just for their hair.”

“For Thanksgiving, we traveled to see my family. Before the trip, I asked my [girlfriend] to leave her towel at home since we’ll be staying at my parents’ house. I didn’t want my family to think she was weird or make fun of her. Since we planned to leave early in the morning, [my girlfriend] spent the night at my place. I noticed that she packed the towel she kept at my place in her suitcase. When she was asleep, I took the towel out.”

“She didn’t notice the towel was gone until after we got to my parent’s house. I thought it was okay, and my GF didn’t seem mad at all during the whole trip. However, when we got back to my place, my GF got into her car and drove off without saying goodbye. She texted me later saying she’s mad at me because of that stupid towel and she needs some space. I keep calling and texting her, but she won’t respond.”

Redditors thought the boyfriend was the a****** in this situation. 

“She knows what she needs. She is not a child,” a user wrote

“He didn’t respect that she knows how to care for her own hair,” another said

“I wouldn’t even treat my children like that,” someone added

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