Cooking does not appeal to everyone. And even diehard fans will agree that criticism is only useful when it is constructive. Don’t get me wrong: there’s nothing wrong with some constructive criticism, and one should always be able to handle hearing their mistakes pointed out and improving in the future. However, there is a right way and a wrong way to do it.
Some people make bad decisions, which is exactly what happened in this scenario. A gift horse should never be looked in the mouth. However, it appears that some people believe it is acceptable not only to receive free food but also to insult the hand that feeds them. I am well aware that it is mandatory in many countries to respect your elders, but what do you do when the intended elder appears hell-bent on making you angry?
So it’s no surprise that this woman ended up on the subreddit /AITA and decided to ask the Internet if she was right to refuse cooking for these entitled neighbours any longer. You can read the entire story by scrolling down below.
#1 Right from the start, we can tell that she values her family.
#2 There were already some weird things happening.
#3 Therefor, she politely declined to cook for them in the future.
While becoming enraged was not the best way to handle this situation, what she did was absolutely correct. If they don't like her cooking, they should avoid it. There's nothing wrong with disliking something, but insulting the person who cooks for you and then demanding that they do it again is odd. I feel sorry for the child who can no longer visit this woman's home, but it is her parents' fault; they should have known better.
They not only did not believe her when she said she did not add any butter, but they also went behind her back and told her parents. They are truly acting like children because this is clearly not how full-grown adults behave.
#4 Unsurprisingly, everyone was on her side.
#5 People liked how she dealt with the situation.
#6 She has no obligation towards them.
#7 This is not how you treat your family.
#8 If they did not like the food, they could have been more polite.
#9 Though, it is sad that the kid cannot come over anymore.
#10 Some people were just surprised with the whole culture.
#11 Entitlement never gets you what you want.
#12 They truly thought they were in the right.
#13 And buying the ingredients really does not matter.
#14 At the end of the day, she isn’t a cook.
#15 And she definitely isn’t their personal cook.
#16 I don’t know about eating disorder, but she does need a friend.
What were your thoughts on this story? Do you think she went too far and should have just remained silent? Or do you believe the neighbours were overly entitled? What would you have done if you were in this situation? Would you have refused to cook for them in the future or done something else? Have you ever been in a situation like this before? What did you do in that case?
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