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She Relied on Him for Monday Rides Home, But When a Snowstorm Hit, The Ice on the Road Wasn’t the Only Thing That Froze Over.

In the frosty throes of an Ontario blizzard, the Original Poster (OP) faces the biting chill and a relationship chill, caught between her long, icy commute home and the cozy comfort her boyfriend experiences in their shared home. Amidst howling winds and numbing snow, the conflict escalates. He abandons his usual role as her chauffeur, citing safety and leaving her to fend off the storm alone. With each bus ride and mounting irritation, the climax builds, threatening to thaw the frozen silence between them and ignite a heated confrontation.

The Routine

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OP’s days are filled with a demanding job at a daycare while her boyfriend lounges at home, a rich kid living off his father. They share a car, but he does most of the driving, being the more experienced driver at 24 years old.

The Gamer’s Routine

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Her boyfriend’s nightly routine of gaming surfaces as another issue, a stark contrast to OP’s work-centered lifestyle. He doesn’t start his gaming until after they’ve eaten dinner and spent time together, often running late into the night.

Transportation Agreement

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The couple agrees that the boyfriend will fetch OP from work on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and she makes the 90-minute commute home via three different bus lines on the other days.

The Storm Brews

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On Monday morning, the weather forecast warns of an impending snowstorm, but it’s nothing unusual for the residents of Ontario. OP leaves for work in the morning knowing it is going to snow, believing her boyfriend will pick her up as per their agreement.

The Storm Hits Early

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Unfortunately, the storm hits by afternoon, bringing with it powerful winds and zero visibility. As the storm rages on, OP’s boyfriend sends her a series of texts, apologizing and informing her that he won’t be coming to pick her up due to the terrible conditions.

Broken Promises

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GPS estimates a 51-minute drive to reach OP, and the boyfriend doesn’t want to risk their safety or damage the car they need for their impending move. Despite her initial annoyance, OP finds herself understanding his predicament.

The Blizzard Battle

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OP leaves work and bravely faces the storm, waiting for the bus in blizzard conditions. When the bus arrives, her legs are numb and covered in ice pellets. Inside the heated bus, the ice melts, leaving her drenched, and her irritation turns into anger with each passing minute.

The Long Road Home

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Each bus connection takes longer than the last due to the delays caused by the icy road conditions, further fueling OP’s growing rage. The wait for the final bus in the freezing cold weather extends by 40 minutes, amplifying her frustrations.

Home Sweet Home

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Finally, OP arrives home at 8:30 pm, physically and emotionally exhausted. OP manages to contain her anger, choosing instead to strip off her soggy, wet clothes, soak in a bubble bath and enjoy some leftover pasta.

Silent Fury

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OP’s boyfriend is asleep, oblivious to her struggles, stirring her wrath further. Even the next morning, as she leaves for work and he stays snuggled in bed, she restrains herself from expressing her disappointment.

A Reluctant Inquiry

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After weathering the storm, OP questions her relationship dynamics and the validity of her feelings. Is she the one at fault for expecting her boyfriend to keep his promise and fetch her despite the dangerous conditions? Or should he have braved the storm and ensured her safe return?

The Unspoken Reality

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Their living conditions and the roles OP and her boyfriend occupy are glaringly apparent. He sleeps until late afternoon while she works a 9-6 job. The disparity between their lives is increasing, and the snowstorm incident only highlights the stark contrast.

The Moving Dilemma

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The couple’s upcoming move to a new apartment hangs over their heads. The new location is much closer to OP’s work and could potentially eliminate their transportation issues. But the snowstorm incident continues to cast a shadow over the future.

The Price of an Uber

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Financial considerations come into play as OP contemplates using a taxi or Uber, an expense between $40 and $60. Despite having a license, she doesn’t own a car, and the high cost of alternate travel plans weighs heavily on her. The inconvenience of the public commute in such extreme weather is increasingly hard to justify.

The Friend Weigh In

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OP vents her frustrations to her friends, garnering unexpected attention and sparking a debate. The relationship advice, although unsolicited, starts pouring in, adding to her confusion. Amid the discourse, OP finds herself grappling with the influx of varied perspectives.

Was The Girlfriend’s Behavior Appropriate?

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OP posts her story online for feedback. The readers in the forum had a lot of mixed views on the matter. Here are some of their responses:

Forum Responds

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One reader said, “Demanding that someone come to get you in dangerous driving conditions is not okay. Getting big mad about it, and staying mad, is a little ridiculous.”

Another Commenter Thinks

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Another responder wrote, “If the visibility was that bad, then you’re asking your boyfriend to risk his life driving to pick you up. It’s dangerous, and it’s not fair to him. It would be best if you had left your job early to get home safely. Having a rich dad or him playing video games is irrelevant to the story.”

A Third View on The Story

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A different person stated, “OP could have died outside while wet in blizzard conditions. Meanwhile, the boyfriend has no job and no responsibilities. They had a plan that he would pick her up.”

A Final Perspective on the Matter

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Another reader commented, “I’d never leave my wife stranded because the drive was too long. I’d be more understanding if he didn’t think his vehicle could make it, but it sounds like he didn’t want the hassle.”

What Do You Think?

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What are your thoughts on their actions?

What would you have done in this situation?

This story is inspired by a thread from an online forum.

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