Woman baffled by her husband’s ‘outrageous’ daily lunch request: ‘He is being amazingly unreasonable’
A woman is fed up with her husband for volunteering her to make his coworkers’ lunches.
She shared what happened on Reddit’s “Am I the A******? (AITA)” forum. She enjoys making her husband’s work lunches every day. Even his colleagues notice how much effort she puts into every meal. This prompted him to offer his wife’s cooking — in hopes of nabbing a raise. The issue is that he didn’t ask her if she was up for it.
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“I love cooking, and since … my husband [and I got] married earlier this year, one of my ways of expressing affection towards him is by making packed lunches,” she explained. “My husband’s colleagues eventually started taking notice, and my husband capitalized on that opportunity because one of them is a manager, and my husband was finding a way to coax him in hopes of getting a better position at work.
“However, the problem arises when, without my permission, he went ahead and spoke on my behalf, [saying] that I will pack lunches for them, too. It is not just for one person, which he initially had me believe, but rather five of his colleagues. I tried it out for one day to make my husband happy. I had to wake up at 3:30 a.m. that day because my own work starts at 8 a.m.”
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When her husband asked her to do this on a regular basis, she honestly didn’t want to.
“Long story short, however: That day, I made Thai packed lunches, and they all enjoyed it,” she wrote. “Now my husband is thinking of making it a weekly thing, where every week I make a different cuisine for them for any one of the weekdays. Although that may seem ‘easy,’ I don’t want to do it anymore.
“For some reason, my husband thinks I’m being unreasonable and that I don’t support him because by me doing this, he believes they will be more inclined to give him a raise or a promotion or even a recommendation at work. I just find it pretentious that he has to depend on the food I make for a promotion. I am sure that he can get a promotion on his own merit because he is a very smart and accomplished man himself.”
“Those lazy colleagues can make their own lunches,” someone wrote.
“I want you to know that your husband’s behavior is completely outrageous. He is being amazingly unreasonable here,” another said.
“He’s taking advantage of your generosity and using it for selfish means,” a person commented.
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