Woman uses roommate's banana cake to clean up glass shards

Tracey Folly

In a Reddit post that goes beyond the usual family and relationship disputes, a woman wants to know if she's in the wrong for refusing to speak with her roommate after said roommate used her imported banana cake to clean up shards of glass.

The original poster [OP] is an exchange student who had recently moved in with a woman named Jane. The OP had a special banana cake from her home country that carried sentimental value. This cake was a unique recipe and provided comfort from homesickness, being a reminder of home. It was placed in a shared living space, though its importance was not explicitly communicated to Jane.

One day, Jane accidentally broke a glass, causing shards to scatter across the floor. Lacking a broom or vacuum cleaner, she resorted to an online tip suggesting the use of bread to collect the tiny pieces of glass. Since they didn't have any bread, Jane decided to use the banana cake.

Upon discovering this, the OP was incredibly upset. Jane, however, downplayed the situation, referring to it as just a "cheap banana cake" and offered to replace it with a cake from a local café. She also tried to justify her actions by suggesting she was protecting her roommate from the potential harm of stepping on the shards.

Since then, the OP has given Jane the silent treatment and is contemplating the idea of finding a new roommate. Jane seems to lack remorse and fails to grasp the depth of her roommate's feelings, not recognizing the cake's emotional significance.

Who's in the wrong here? Obviously, Jane destroyed the OP's banana cake, but should the OP really be giving her the silent treatment or is it time to let it go? Comments are welcome.

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