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Internet Backs Woman Accused of ‘Lying’ About Engineering Career

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

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

Early in her post, u/sailorangelxo said she was approached by a woman at the party who 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.
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“The tradition began in 1922 when a group of Montreal engineers came together to reflect on the solidarity and direction of their profession,” the encyclopedia continues, adding that the ring serves “as a tangible reminder to those who wear it that they have specific obligations essential to the ethical exercise of their functions. »

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In her post, u/sailorangelxo said the woman who approached her also had an iron ring, so the two started talking about their respective areas when Nell joined in the conversation and accused u/sailorangelxo to lie about being an engineer.

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

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

When Nell insisted she “stop lying,” u/sailorangelxo held firm. She told Nell, “I would never lie about my job, I’ve worked really hard to get where I am”, but for some reason it only upset Nell.

“Nell was extremely upset and started saying that I was ruining her engagement party, doing everything for me and someone like me can’t be in this line of work,” u/sailorangelxo wrote.

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

Commentators speculated that Nell made the “strange” accusation because she was “jealous” of u/sailorangelxo.

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

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

“Seriously?! A girl ruined her own engagement party by arguing with someone about her profession when she had no idea! Do you think she’s jealous of your career?” u/Boredpanda31 asked.

Redditor u/bubbsnana added, “This is the weirdest shit ever.”

Newsweek contacted u/sailorangelxo for comment.

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

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