Man slammed for feeding his dogs a better meal while serving pizza to his date
Users on Reddit blasted a man for his behavior towards the girl he has been dating. Apparently, he cooked a better, more detailed meal for his dogs than he did for himself and the date. The Reddit user u/Delicious_Leg2571 shared her story under the infamous AmITheA**hole (AITA) forum where she explained how things went down.
She started by explaining her digestive disorder and the health conditions she has been living with. Her severe acid reflux causes multiple restrictions on the types of food she eats. She has been advised to avoid food with red sauces, artificial dyes, etc. Her post clearly resonated with several others as it attracted 10,200 upvotes and some 1,250 comments since being shared online.
As reported by the Cedars Sinal Medical Centre of Los Angeles in 2019, around 71,000 people aged over 18 suffer from gastroesophageal reflux in the United States. The commenter explained that she had been dating the man for almost two-and-a-half months and that he was aware of her condition.
She said, "So he invites me over to his place and says he wants to make dinner. He makes a point to tell me to 'make sure you have a strong appetite' so I didn't eat anything at all since breakfast and I was starving after working all day." When she reached his place right before dinner time, she saw some steak, eggs, and potatoes being prepared. She said, "So, I arrived at 6 p.m. and I see him making steak, eggs, potatoes and corn on the cob (the small ones that you put in pasta salad). It looked and smelled delicious."
He put on a movie and asked her to wait in until dinner was served, "He puts on a movie while we wait, so I'm in the living room the entire time he is cooking," she said.
"Well, he keeps going back and forth between the kitchen and living room and on his last trip back, he brings out our plates and much to my surprise, it's pizza. I just kind of look at him and ask where the steak and eggs were and he pretty bluntly said they were for his dogs, (2 German [Shepherds]) and stated they eat better than he does."
Then she reminded him that she could not really eat a pizza owing to the addition of the red sauce in it. He argued and tried to convince her to eat it by saying that there was not too much of the red sauce. She later said, "I asked if he had anything else and he said no. I told him sorry but I needed to go and excuse myself. On the way home I grabbed myself something to eat."
"Well, he calls me and it sounds like he is having a meltdown. Saying he can't believe I made him feel like that and that the pizza was homemade and he made sure not to put much sauce on it, but he knows I can't have it at all, and said something about adding sugar to it, etc [and] said I've shown my true colors. My friends also think I'm overreacting here and said I'm acting jealous of his dogs."
A user commented under the post saying, "Uh no! NTA I have a food allergy and just a little passion fruit in juice mix sent me to ER... and lost me the friend whose excuse was "but it was just a little bit!" Tell that crap to some who wont be in agony over just a little!"
Another added, "Easy, he doesn't really believe it's a medical condition and thinks she's just picky. IMHO at least. NTA."
A user who has come across a similar situation before said, "He doesn’t believe her medical condition is real. He thinks OP just says that because she doesn’t like this. Have heard this before."
Another said, "OP really dodge a bullet. NTA And why did she need a strong appetit for a pizza? Because it is so bad that she couldn't get it down if she isn't nearly starved?!"