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AIBU?

To think her reaction was OTT?

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imogenlaurie · 03/11/2018 18:47

I am lactose intolerant and take a tablet before eating dairy products so I'm not sick afterwards. Last evening DH and I went round a neighbors for tea, along with a few other people from out street. She served a cheesy lasagne so I discreetly took one of my tablets. The neighbor very loudly asked me what I was taking. I was mortified but I told her it was a lactose supplement. She then proceeded to ask me why I needed to take a tablet to eat her food and why I hadn't just told her I couldn't have cheese. I told her it was fine, I was happy to eat it. She just kept going at me. I was so embarrassed. She finally stopped and we all started eating but she brought it up again when I was leaving.

AIBU to think her reaction was very odd and OTT? The tablet had nothing to do with her, and it a private medical issue! I don't know if I should just let it go and never go round hers again or bring it up with her. It was just so embarrassing!

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Havaina · 03/11/2018 18:50

YANBU. She probably took it as a slight against her hosting skills but it was very rude to bring it up, especially in front of others.

She would have made herself look silly not you so don't feel embarrassed.

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user1493413286 · 03/11/2018 18:53

Perhaps she felt really bad and wanted to make it clear to everyone that she wouldn’t have served it if she’d known. I didn’t know you could take a tablet for lactose intolerance and I’d be worried that I’d put someone to trouble by them having to take once. Either way though she was rude and if you like her I’d probably go and speak to her about it; asking if she was upset by it. If you don’t really like her or want to socialise with her again then don’t bother.

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