A meat-loving Reddit user opened up about a clash with his wife. He got suspicious that she was nudging him toward the vegan life. Why? Well, she surprised him with some “faux” pulled pork. When he uncovered the truth, he went off, convinced she had some hidden agenda. But was that really the case? Here’s the full scoop
They’re Happily Married
The Original Poster (OP) starts by explaining that she’s been married to her husband for just over 12 months. They have a strong relationship, despite their significantly different dietary preferences…
She’s Vegan, He’s Not
While OP eats a vegan diet, her husband remains a big meat eater. From the very beginning of their relationship, he’s had no problem with OP being vegan, but he’s also been very clear that he doesn’t want her to push her diet on to him. She respects that, in the same way he respects her decision to be vegan. Unfortunately, something just happened that might have changed all that…
She Wanted to Cook Them Dinner
After seeing a bunch of plant-based recipes online, OP decided she wanted to cook a vegan dinner. She explains that they don’t often get chance to “have fancy dinners at home” together because they work long hours. Nevertheless, OP made the effort and found time to whip something up for them.
She Surprised Him
Everything started well. She surprised her husband with the dinner, which seemed to lift his mood – he seemed stressed from work. The food went down well, too. She’d made “pulled pork” sandwiches with jackfruit instead of meat. Her husband “ate it happily and even complimented [her] cooking.” Unfortunately, things took a turn when he found out what was in it…
He Was Furious About What She’d Fed Him
After they’d eaten the meal, her husband asked what was in it. When she told him about the jackfruit, he was livid. He yelled at OP, accusing her of trying to make him vegan, and making it abundantly clear that he was never going to become one.
He’s Not Talking to Her
OP told him that wasn’t her intention – she wasn’t trying to make him vegan! But he didn’t listen. He’d walked away. A few hours after the meal, when OP first posted her story on Reddit, he was still giving her the cold shoulder.
Was OP In the Wrong?
OP turned to Reddit for a second opinion. Feeling guilty, she’d started to think she’d been wrong to make her husband a vegan meal. After all, he’d made it clear that he didn’t want to become one. Was she the bad guy here?
Reddit Didn’t Think So
People on Reddit thought OP had nothing to apologize for. In fact, many couldn’t see any problem at all. One person said: “I do not understand people like this who love food until finding out that it is vegan. You are not pushing veganism on him – you made a meal that you could eat and that he ended up enjoying. I do not see the issue.”
She Wasn’t Forcing Him to Do Anything
Other Redditors said similar things, reassuring OP that cooking her husband a vegan meal is very different to forcing him to be one. As one person put it: “A single shared vegan meal in no way means that you are trying to force him to become vegan. You made something and shared it.”
The general consensus was that her husband had overreacted. One Redditor wrote: “Eating a vegan meal doesn’t make you vegan…If you enjoy it, eat it. I do not understand people who have hissy fits because they bit into a vegan meal.”
What Do You Think?
So whose side are you on? Do you think OP was wrong to cook her husband a vegan meal after he’d been clear he wasn’t interested in becoming one? Or had he made a mountain out of a mole hill? Drop a comment with your thoughts.
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