COOKING is a talent that might not come naturally for all of us – but does being a rubbish cook mean it’s okay for your partner to go to their co-worker for food?
An anonymous woman has posted to Reddit asking if she overreacted after her husband began bringing home cooked meals made by his female co-worker.
How would you feel if your partner starting eating meals cooked by a co-worker?Credit: Getty
Posting to the subreddit r/AmITheAsshole the woman began her post saying: “My husband (Jesse, 31) has been bringing home meals that his female coworker (Nelly) cook for him. Now I’m not the best cook and Jesse’s made it clear but he still eats what I cook everyday.”
She adds that when she and Nelly have been together “she tends to take every opportunity to point out how weak and tasteless my cooking is.”
Nelly has also “once asked what was another chore I was good at and Jesse said ironing his suits, she in response joked about having him send her a suit of his so he could see how good she is at ironing too. I rolled my eyes hard but at least Jesse agreed that was weird.”
The situation with Nelly seemed to come to a head last week, when the woman writes: “Jesse came home with a new meal she cooked. I told him I already cooked dinner and asked what he was going to do with the meal. He told me he was going to eat it for dinner.”
Jesse then claimed he had to eat Nelly’s food as “she asked him to take a pic of the “empty plate” later to confirm that he’d actually eaten it.”
For the anonymous woman this seems to have been the straw that broke the camel’s back, as she says:
“I told him one thing and one thing only, told him that if he chose to eat Nelly’s meal over the dinner I cooked then THIS would be the LAST time I cooked for him. He started moaning about how I was being unfair and putting him in a rough place.
“He stalled and didn’t give a clear answer til I saw him walk past me later when I set the table and prepared dinner. And put her meal in the microwave. I felt so awful, I almost cried.”
This ultimately caused an argument between the couple, with Jesse accusing his wife of being “disgraceful and disgusting” and proceeding to yell at her to leave him “the f*ck alone.”
Commenters on the thread were quick to side with the wife, with many pointing out the strangeness in Jesse and Nelly’s “friendship.”
“I’m guessing when you’re not around she’s telling him she’s better at sex too.” Wrote one Reddit user.
Another added: “I’d bet you he’s already eating more than just her food, if you catch my drift.”
“If Nelly wants him that badly, I’d say let her take him. This guy sucks,” wrote a third.
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