Woman calls out older sister for ‘overshadowing’ her major personal announcement: ‘Utterly ridiculous’

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A woman’s dog news overshadowed her younger sister’s announcement. Now, her little sister is furious.

She explained what happened on Reddit’s “Am I the A******” forum. She planned to announce that she got a new dog at her family’s weekly gathering – but her sister had news too. The trouble was people seemed to care more about the new dog

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“I adopted my new dog, Pirate,” the Reddit poster wrote. “I didn’t tell anyone because I wanted to do a stupid reveal. We do a family game night every Saturday, and we use my house because it’s a nice middle point for everyone to meet. It was me, my parents, my two sisters, and three family friends who came. I had Pirate in the kitchen when everyone arrived. Then I told everyone I had some news to share, and then my younger sister jumped up and said, ‘me too!’ So I told her she should go first. In my head, I figured guests should go first.” 

The Reddit poster didn’t expect her family to have the reaction they did.

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“She announced that she got the internship she applied for in her engineering program!” the Reddit poster said. “We were all super excited for her. My dad asked me what my news was, and I told them to wait. I got Pirate, and we made our announcement. And everyone was extremely thrilled. I feel rude writing it, but they were more excited about seeing a dog than they were about hearing about my sister’s internship. The whole night, she seemed really bummed. I tried talking to her about it privately that night, but she brushed me off. Then Monday came, and she texted me. We went back and forth, her increasingly angry, saying I ruined her news, and it should have been more exciting for everyone to hear because she’s a female in a male-dominated career. She said that my news overshadowed hers, and no one cared about hers.” 

Reddit users thought the dog owner was in the right here.

“How are you being blamed for the others’ reactions? How utterly ridiculous!” a user wrote

“Just sounds like misplaced anger,” another commented

“You didn’t plan for it, it just happened,” someone added

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