It’s polite to eat what you’re given when you’re a guest in someone’s home. But what happens when that person’s idea of lunch is nothing but peas with olive oil and vinegar?
That’s the predicament Reddit user Cupcaker-04 says she’s found herself in. After dating her 29-year-old boyfriend for three years, the 23-year-old temporarily moved in with her man and his family. The pair of them will move to their own place early next year, but until then, Cupcaker-04 is at the mercy of her host family and their weird eating habits. Or lack thereof.
Make no bones about it, Cupcaker-04 is bloody starving. Her boyfriend’s health-conscious mum serves minuscule portions of low calorie and frankly rather odd vegetable dishes and Cupcaker-04 is understandably hangry all the time.
She can’t stash food in her room because she relies on her boyfriend’s family to take her into the small town they live in. She can’t even call for a pizza. There is no Uber Eats. This is our literal nightmare.
She writes: "I don't want to sound ungrateful because I appreciate staying here and I love his family, but lately this has all been affecting my mood and making me sad in ways I can't even explain. His family are very well off, and his mom is very health conscious but gives serving sizes fit for a toddler."