It is well known that in most weddings, the bride has her way.
Such was the case with a woman who said her stepchild could not wear glasses at her ceremony.
Well, a few years later, the stepchild has taken to Reddit under the alias @TrueOffMyChest to share his story and describe the last time they had a laugh.
They said: “It was 1996. I was 12 and I felt very dependent on my glasses. Like, panicking without her, comfortie style, especially in the chubby, zitty years.
“My dad’s girlfriend, on the other hand, hated my glasses and wasn’t shy about telling me how stupid they were and how contact lenses could ‘really improve’ one’s appearance.
“She insisted I remove them for wedding photos, but I protested.”
In a desperate attempt to keep her glasses, the teenager told his stepmother a lie.
They claimed that their astigmatism gave them a slightly lazy eye, which glasses corrected.
“A lie but I can cross my eyes one at a time so she believed me,” they wrote.
They asked to put on their glasses for the wedding, using their lie as the main argument.
However, that wasn’t enough for her father’s wife-to-be, as she told the teenager they could just “focus” for a few minutes without the frames.
The Reddit poster explained, “I was pissed that I couldn’t look like myself in the photos, mostly because the glasses weren’t chunky or chunky like the trendy ones of today.”
“Just plain little golden ovals. It was said to suck by everyone and most people were team goggles but stepmom was the bride so she ended up pulling the ‘but it’s my wedding!!’ card and prevailed. No glasses.”
So they got their revenge in the best possible way.
In defiance, the teenager would take off his glasses and purposely cross his eyes whenever he was asked to be in wedding photos.
“From that day on, not a single photo of me exists. I have won. Petty but satisfying, even 25 years later.
The people in the comments section were totally on your side.
One person wrote: “As someone who desperately needs their glasses to function I applaud the girl. Her stepmother sucks, but frankly so does her father for not standing up for her and insisting she wear her glasses.
“Nobody’s wedding is so important that people shouldn’t be able to wear/use the things that help them function. Imagine telling your grandma not to use her walker because it doesn’t ‘fit the aesthetic’ or your cousin not to wear her hearing aids cause “it’s ugly and clunky”.
“Sometimes weddings really bring out the worst in people.”
Another person quipped, “I deeply aspire to reach that level of pettiness in my life.”
A third added: “They warned her not to go without her and she hasn’t blamed anyone but herself.”
“There’s no such thing as a petty pissed off teenager with nothing to lose!” a fourth commented.
“You did what you had to do,” said one final person.
https://www.the-sun.com/lifestyle/5526488/stepmom-banned-glasses-wedding-revenge/ My Bridezilla stepmom forbade me from wearing my glasses to her wedding, so I got the ultimate revenge