Eavesdropping in public falls into the same category of societal no-nos as white lies — a gray area we are are all guilty of, but prefer not to talk about. In this situation, we're very glad Twitter user @mzbat made her eavesdropping public when she tweeted a couples' airport fight to her almost 25 thousand followers.
The couple (who remain nameless) began a discussion about an upcoming promotion the girlfriend was being offered, which her boyfriend was asking her to turn down because everyone would know she would be making more money than him.
If reading that made your blood boil, you're not alone — but wait, there's more.
omg she’s crying and said she’d never do anything to jeopardize their relationship and he’s like “good then turn down the job” and I just want to punch him— b̈́͐̐̊́͠͝͝ȁ̈́̓̅̂̓̏̄t͒ (@mzbat) December 19, 2017
He just told her once they’re married and have kids she wouldn’t be working anyway so there’s no point focusing on her career anyway and I’m rekt. I can’t believe this is 2017.— b̈́͐̐̊́͠͝͝ȁ̈́̓̅̂̓̏̄t͒ (@mzbat) December 19, 2017
The woman then wiped her tears away and said, "Kids? Who said anything about me ever wanting kids?!"
SHE THREW HER BOARDING PASS AT HIM AND TOLD HIM TO HAVE FUN IN CANCUN. SHE JUST RAGE QUIT. OMG PEOPLE CLAPPED WHEN SHE WALKED AWAY. BEST. DAY. EVER.— b̈́͐̐̊́͠͝͝ȁ̈́̓̅̂̓̏̄t͒ (@mzbat) December 19, 2017
He’s rage texting now. RAGE TEXTING LOL. Good for her but now the airport is boring again. 😉— b̈́͐̐̊́͠͝͝ȁ̈́̓̅̂̓̏̄t͒ (@mzbat) December 19, 2017
Dear Brave Airport Lady, if you ever see this, just know that although I’m sorry you went through this (esp during the holidays), I hope that, one day, you look back on this as a defining moment in your life. Never settle. Follow your heart. You are a goddess. ❤️— b̈́͐̐̊́͠͝͝ȁ̈́̓̅̂̓̏̄t͒ (@mzbat) December 19, 2017
We agree with @mzbats: Airport lady is the hero we all need as we enter 2018 and leave the ups and downs of 2017 behind us. Although we might be left on a high after reading this story, it also highlights some dark elements of an abusive relationship.
Not everyone can walk out of a situation like this, and more often than not, those stuck in the cycle of an abusive relationship get left behind. Signs of abuse in a relationship can include your partner trying to control your behavior, your partner threatening to harm you, your pets, or people you love, or being scared of your partner.
If you or someone you love is part of an abusive relationship, contact The National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.
This post was written by Holly Royce. For more, check out our sister site Now to Love.