When this man is upset with the eggs his girlfriend made for him, he asks Reddit:
“AITA for refusing to eat the eggs my girlfriend made for me?”
I (28M) spent last night at the apartment of my girlfriend of three months (24F); we usually hang out in my place but this weekend her roommates were out of town and she had the place all to herself.
This morning she treated me to breakfast, which was a nice gesture, but that included sunny side eggs with runny yolk, and I always had a thing with runny yolks. I told her that, and she looked upset.
She said I could have told her while she was making the eggs. I said I was sorry, I forgot. She was acting like I was just being a picky eater and not appreciative of her gesture.
Honestly her reaction freaked me out a bit because it seemed so over the top. But I’m still feeling bad about it and wondering if AITA here for refusing it.
ADDITIONAL INFO: A lot of people asked for more information about what we actually said and how things transpired: I was in the kitchen and could see she was breaking eggs into the pan, but wasn’t paying attention as we were talking about other things.
So I saw she was making eggs but didn’t notice what kind; she didn’t ask me how I’d like them and I also didn’t remember to ask. I only noticed it was sunny side up when we sat down to eat.
I said: “oh baby, I forgot you didn’t know, I have a thing with runny eggs”. She didn’t say anything for a second, then grab the plate and went back to the pan. I told her I could do it, but she told me she’d do it. She came back like 1 minute later and I told her thanks.
And then I noticed she seemed upset. I asked her what was the matter. She said I could have told her how I liked my eggs. That’s when I said I’m sorry, I forgot. And I then she said: I didn’t know you were such a picky eater – and remained upset for most of our breakfast, while I tried to change the subject.
I thought her reaction (even getting upset with something so minor) was indeed over the top and that’s the first time I see her behave like this. When I said it freaked me out is because we’re still in a new relationship and getting to know each other.
Let’s see what readers thought.
Yta if you truly feel like her reaction was over the top or that it’s not okay for her to be a bit disappointed and in her feelings. It doesn’t sound like you did a very good job of complimenting and validating the work she did. Nothing you described from her is outrageous or AH material.
Should she have asked? She could have sure, but she was probably caught up with the idea of treating you to a specific meal. You could have told her, but it was easily resolved when she cooked them more for you.
N t a for not forcing yourself to eat the eggs as is but you gotta work on your communication and not treat her like she’s being irrational when she is mildly upset and doing more work for you.