A woman went to Mumsnet to share her anger over her sister-in-law taking her son and nephew out to a show despite being tested positive for COVID – and the internet is outraged.
By writing a post on the discussion-based site on December 30 under the account name AnotherannoyngSIL, the woman began by explaining that despite having a broken relationship with her sister-in-law, she thought they had taken a “positive turn”.
This is because she had “taken my older son and her to the pantomime since I got a broken leg (even though she’s done a great thing about helping).”
But she then revealed: “Unfortunately she’s just writing to me to say” BTW I’ve had a positive lateral and waiting for my PCR but decided to take the boys anyway as xxx (her son) was looking forward to it, I’m sure on it is fine “.”
“In what universe is that fine? She’s risking not just my son, but the others she’s gone with, and the whole audience !!”
She added: “I assume she waited until she was there to tell me so I could not do anything.”
“The man says I’m unreasonable to be annoyed as the rules are not clear and she has not got the PCR test back.”
She ended the post by asking if she was unreasonable “to want to ban her since she is so irresponsible and only really cares about herself?”
The CDC has recently shortened the recommended time for isolation for people who have received COVID to five days, followed by another five days with a well-fitting mask.
Following the onset of the pandemic, the United States recently exceeded 50 million COVID cases and 800,000 deaths.
The post has gained a lot of acceptance on the parent forum and has attracted more than 450 comments, many of which are furious at the sister-in-law’s actions.
A Mumsnet user, Lacedwithgrace, wrote: “Many people seem to think until they are sure they are well. The same people continue as normal while their whole household isolates itself.”
Notanothertakeaway added: “This makes me really angry. My approach has generally been cautious but sensible. When I hear stories like this, it makes me even more cautious. If everyone else was sensible, I should not be more cautious.
Twocatsandtwokids stated: “Horrible, hideous behavior. Why does she have the right to do that ?! I can not believe there are people out there who would actually do this.”
WallaceinAnderland wrote “The virus must rub itself in the hands of joy. What a nuisance!”
However, not everyone thought the sister-in-law was wrong, and Marianne1234 exclaimed: “F *** just started the selfish chat. It’s two years ago. We have sacrificed abundantly.
“It’s not selfish to want to go on with your life. It’s completely normal and understandable. Stop trying to demonize people for this.”