Am I Jerk Refusing To Take My Roommate’s Son For Few Hrs And Causing Him To Miss The Birth Of His Baby.


I, 22 y/o , am in college. I live in a rental apartment w/ my roommate, Simon, 28 y/o, & his 4 y/o son. The mother of the child is deceased and he got together with his now ex-gf but broke up 4 months ago. He was expecting a baby w/ her and the baby was born this past wednesday.

I was in the middle of studying and preparing for my exam when Simon barged in telling me his ex gf’s mom just called him and said she was in labor and he had to go to the hospital. He started begging me to take his son for a few hrs (prbly til midnight) so he could be there for his baby’s birth. I declined and said I had so little time left and needed to focus on studying. He begged saying that I wouldn’t even feel his son’s presence but the kids are so hyper active and hard to deal with basically.

He started raising his voice at me saying I was being mean for no reason and he had no one else he knew that could take his son, I told him he could have prepared for this by hiring a babysitter. He started going off saying that I was being unhelpful on purpose. I told him to get out of my room. He said he’d just leave the kid with me then. I told him I’d call the cops as soon as he did that which made him back off. He was fuming, he took his son and left and came back the next day telling me that I just caused him to miss the birth of his baby and that he’ll never forgive me for what I’d done.

He’s been avoiding me since it happened. Am I Wrong?