A woman has been accused of disrespecting her inlaws – by taking her own food to a family meal and refusing what was offered by her partner’s parents.
Sharing her story anonymously, the woman said that she was a vegetarian and her inlaws knew that, but they decided to serve steak anyway.
She didn’t want to kick up a fuss, so she made her own vegetarian dish and took it with her, but the hosts weren’t impressed and told the woman she was ‘disrespectful’ for taking her own food.
Now the woman has left her partner’s family divided, and even her sister-in-law is saying that the woman should have eaten what was served.
Taking to Reddit, she said: “I’m vegetarian, while I still eat dairy I don’t eat meat. My husband asked my mother-in-law if she could prepare some vegetarian options for me as well.
“It doesn’t have to be something difficult, even some beans or a salad I would be fine with. My mother-in-law refused and said the main dish is steak.
“She refused to make a simple salad with tomato and lettuce. I told my husband that I’ll have no choice but to prepare my own food to eat.
“So I brought my own food and my in-laws got mad at me and called me disrespectful, my mother-in-law said that I didn’t even bother appreciating her cooking and insulted me for my vegetarian choices.
“My husband told them to knock it off and that they’re being unreasonable but my in-laws, including my sister-in-law who’s not as traditional as them, told me that bringing my own food to eat to another house is disrespectful no matter the circumstances.”
After sharing her story online, the woman was inundated with advice from other Reddit users who were quick to back her up.
One said: “If you brought nothing and ate nothing, they’d still call you disrespectful, because you are not the problem.”
While another added: “It’s not hard to toss a salad. Your in-laws clearly don’t like you and probably would have found something else to bitch about if it wasn’t that.”
And a third wrote: “Yeah, hate to break it to you but your in-laws don’t like you.”