Living life is like playing the lottery – you never know what you’re gonna get, and some folks get allergies. Well, not the very best choice, but definitely pretty unpleasant.

Indeed, allergies have been interfering with many of our lives for decades, changing routines, habits and hobbies. Especially when it’s an allergy to possibly the most wonderful creatures on this planet. Yes, we’re talking about cats.

As it happened to the author of the original post in the AITA Reddit community, which now has almost 1.9K upvotes and over 450 different comments. Yes, the Original Poster is allergic to cats – and this allergy has recently significantly affected their personal life.

More info: Reddit

The Original Poster’s friend suggested that they go on a date with her good friend

Image source: tuija2005 (not the actual photo)

The thing is that OP’s friend suggested that they go on a date with her old and good friend. The OP agreed – they liked the man right away, but what they didn’t like for sure was a stuffy nose literally from the first minutes of communication.

Image source: [deleted]

The OP is allergic to cats and they immediately suspected that the man had one at home

The OP immediately decided to clarify – and yes, there was no mistake, the man had a cat at home. Realizing how painful the consequences of allergies can be, as well as how difficult it is to constantly be treated for it, the OP decided to make a difficult decision on the go.

Image source: [deleted]

The OP tried to explain that they’d prefer not to start relationships due to their allergy issues

They explained to the man that it was better for them both to just move on and not continue to communicate – even despite the obvious mutual liking, because the OP did not want to live with a man by taking drugs every day.

Image source: [deleted]

The man was very upset and tried to ask OP to give him just a chance

We must admit, the man was very upset and said that modern medicine is able to cope well with allergies, and in general, this was not a good reason not to start a relationship with him. To this, the OP objected that they were just trying to be honest with him – after all, their relationship would probably be unlikely to progress because of his cat.

Image source: [deleted]

The OP simply paid and left, but their friend called them a jerk for being a bit offensive

Seeing that the man began to insist and gradually lose his temper, the OP simply called the waiter and asked for a split check. When they told their mutual friend about this, she just claimed that the OP was completely wrong – firstly, she offended a really good guy, and secondly, the cat is not a problem. Something could always happen to it later in its life…

Image source: Amy Truter (not the actual photo)

Most of the commenters, however, supported the OP as some of them were familiar with allergies themselves

However, commenters, many of whom were familiar with allergies firsthand, mostly supported the OP – after all, they really tried to be honest with the man, and it is better to refuse right away than to suffer for several months and then still part ways.

Some people recalled that, once in the place of the OP, they nevertheless entered into relationships, and their decisions eventually became something along the lines of masochism. In any case, the general consensus is that the OP did the right thing, honestly – and the man and mostly their friend are not exactly right.

Frankly speaking, we have our own kind of allergy – an allergy to posts without comments, so we will be happy for your opinions about this story, and even better – your own stories. In the end, any narrative of one’s own experience becomes much more important and way more interesting.