Unquestionably, cooking is a necessary activity that takes patience, energy, and a little love to produce a delicious dinner. While some recipes are easy to make, many call for commitment and careful attention to detail. It goes without saying that a delicious meal is frequently regarded as a kind act of love that has a profound emotional impact on those who eat it.
Even while cooking has the potential to be a selfless and appreciative act, not all culinary pursuits are successful. This is demonstrated by a story from the AITA (Am I the Asshole) subreddit.
The Original Poster (OP) encountered their sibling and his expectant companion during a dinner party. There was much anticipation as everyone wanted to spend a nice evening together.
However, as soon as the girlfriend stepped inside OP’s house, problems started to arise. She started whining loudly about how the meat that was being cooked for supper smelled. Aware of her pain, OP thoughtfully offered a different dish in an effort to make her feel better.
To everyone’s astonishment, the girlfriend begged OP’s brother to get her Chinese cuisine instead of firmly rejecting the other option. Despite being unexpected, this request was immediately fulfilled.
Still, things changed dramatically. After making a brief trip to the restroom, OP came back to find that the girlfriend had not only rejected the steak but also thrown it in the trash. Now that the steak had been properly cooked, it was declared unfit for consumption.
OP felt a mixture of incredulity and frustration. OP’s irritation did not subside despite the girlfriend’s statement that the scent of the steak made her sick to her stomach. Motivated by a feeling of outrage, OP took a step that would change the direction of the evening. In spite of their brother’s entreaties for forgiveness, they demanded that their brother and his girlfriend leave their house.
After learning of the circumstances, OP’s parents expressed their displeasure, leading OP to consider if their actions were appropriate.
In order to find the answer to the crucial question, “Am I the Asshole?”, the OP headed to the AITA subreddit.