A cat owner faces a problem with a roommate after their cat at the latter's food.
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When the roommate's food was left unattended the OP's cat ate it.
The cat owner is contemplating whether or not to give money to their roommate for the inconvenience.
Deflecting the blame is what the OP an a-hole after the incident.
One Redditor believes no one's at fault here.
Most people can't stop their cats from eating food that's not kept properly.
Even some cat owners agree that there's no way to stop a cat from stealing food, no matter how much you train them.
The roommate needs to get used to the cat and be careful next time, according to this Redditor.
People who live with a cat should know better than to leave their food exposed.
Since it's the OP's cat, the OP still needs to pay them back for the inconvenienced caused by their cat.
Others believe that cats can be trained to stay away from food and counters.
To appease the roommate, the OP should just pay up.
A simple solution
If the OP won't offer monetary compensation, then they should just replace it with another meal.
It can be hard to prevent cats from stealing food. Since the OP and their roommate are already aware of the cat's tendencies, they should keep the food properly moving forward.
As for the compensation, it entirely depends on the OP. They can either pay for it or buy their roommate a nice meal.
If they don't offer anything back, they'd be considered the a-hole.