A man who failed to see the gaping hole in his romantic plan was taught a harsh lesson after turning to strangers on the internet for help.
It all started when the man decided to cook a romantic meal for his girlfriend to celebrate their anniversary – so far, so good.
Wanting to come up with something ‘extra special’, he stumbled across the recipe for a chicken dish which sounded ‘absolutely divine’.
The only problem is, the dish contains mushrooms. He says that his partner isn’t a picky eater at all, but one thing she definitely does not like is mushrooms.
She will pick them off pizzas and out of pies, and if she orders a dish with mushrooms in when they are out, she picks them out.
Not wanting to deviate from the recipe, he decided to include the mushrooms anyway as they are put through a food blender and the pieces would be really tiny, meaning she will probably be able to eat them without noticing.
When the big night comes, the pair sit down to ‘the beautiful dinner I made’, and his girlfriend asks what it is and if it contains mushrooms because she can see small bits and pieces.
The man told her to ‘trust him’ that it will taste amazing and she won’t even notice the mushrooms in the sauce.
“What’s f***ed up is, she refuses to even taste it!” he wrote on Reddit.
“I went through all that hard work and you can’t even see the mushrooms, the pieces are so tiny.
“She got all upset and said she’s sure she wouldn’t like it and asked to be excused. When I went after her, she yelled at me that I didn’t care about her even when it’s our anniversary.
“Of course I disagree with her because I wanted to spend time with her and have dinner with her BECAUSE it was our anniversary.
“I wanted everything to be special and she wouldn’t even try what I made. Now she isn’t responding to any of my texts.
“So, am I the a**hole for making a special dinner on our anniversary which my girlfriend completely refused to have an open mind and give it a try?”
It’s probably a debate he regretted starting, as the damning verdicts came in thick and fast.
They went a little something like this:
“Your smugness is almost worse than mushrooms. Sorry you made a meal that you knew she would hate and she hated it?”
“You cooked something that she knew she didn’t like. That isn’t the romantic gesture that you act like it is. It is you trying to push someone into something they don’t want.”
“If you knew she hated mushrooms, why would you include them in the dish as a romantic gesture? It reeks of self-centeredness. I don’t blame her tbh.”
After seeing his post go down just as badly as the meal he made, he added a note to say: “Okay, okay I’m the a**hole. I was just trying to be nice but whatever.”