Internet Backs Woman Accused of ‘Lying’ About Engineering Career

A woman has claimed in a now-viral post that she was recently accused of lying about her engineering career.

Posting in the popular Reddit forum “Am I The A**hole” (AITA) under the username u/sailorangelxo, the woman explained that she was at an engagement party for her fiancé’s best friend, when the bride-to-be, Nell, confronter her about her career. The post has garnered more than 12,000 upvotes and over 800 comments from Redditors who thought the accusation was “weird.”

At the beginning of her post, u/sailorangelxo said that she was approached by a woman at the party who’d noticed her iron ring.

An iron ring, says The Canadian Encyclopedia, “is a symbol of professional duty and obligation worn by Canadian engineers.”

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A woman has claimed in a now-viral post that she was recently accused of lying about her engineering career.

“The tradition began in 1922 when a group of Montréal engineers met to consider the solidarity of, and a means for providing guidance to, their profession,” the encyclopedia continued, adding that the ring serves “as a tangible reminder to those who wear it that they have specific obligations essential to the ethical performance of their duties.”

In her post, u/sailorangelxo said the woman who approached her had an iron ring as well, so the two began talking about their respective fields when Nell joined the conversation and accused u/sailorangelxo of lying about being an engineer.

“Nell spoke up and said. ‘Uhm, why are you lying about being an engineer? Don’t you work at Victoria’s Secret or something?'” u/sailorangelxo recalled.

“And I was like, ‘Yeah I used to work at Victoria’s Secret when I was in Uni but now I work as a software engineer,'” she continued.

When Nell insisted she “stop lying,” u/sailorangelxo stood her ground. She told Nell, “I wouldn’t ever lie about my job, I worked really hard to get where I am,” but for whatever reason, this only upset Nell.

“Nell got extremely upset and started saying that I’m ruining her engagement party, I’m making everything about myself and that someone like me cannot be in that field of work,” u/sailorangelxo wrote.

The interaction caused a rift between the two women and their fiancés, and the couples are currently not on speaking terms.

Commenters theorized that Nell lodged the “weird” accusation because she was “jealous” of u/sailorangelxo.

“She’s jealous of you,” commented u/moonbaby07.

“What a weird thing to take an issue with. I don’t know how OP [original poster] being an engineer is an affront to Nell’s existence,” wrote u/BrownSugarBare.

“Seriously?! Girl ruined her own engagement party by arguing with someone about their profession when she doesn’t have a clue! Do you think she’s jealous of your career?” asked u/Boredpanda31.

Redditor u/bubbsnana added: “That is the weirdest s**t ever.”

Newsweek has reached out to u/sailorangelxo for comment.

Of course, u/sailorangelxo’s story isn’t the first AITA post to make headlines. Other posts from AITA to go viral include that from a father who said his wife refused to let their daughter cut her long hair, a post from a mother-to-be who alleged her husband’s proposed name for their baby was “rude,” and one from a woman who busted her sister-in-law’s fake pregnancy.


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