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Man Tries To Curb Wife’s Food Bill By Asking Her To Order From Kid’s Menu

Man Tries To Curb Wife’s Food Bill By Asking Her To Order From Kid’s Menu


One woman is outraged by her husband’s request that she order from the kid’s menu from now. Apparently she racks up the food bill at restaurants by ordering starters, mains and desserts that she never finishes. And frankly he’s sick of it. What do you think?

“When we go out to eat, it becomes a nightmare. She will add sides, appetisers, and desserts to her meal ignoring the cost,” said the frustrated husband. Writing into discussion forum Reddit, the man explained his situation.

“My wife has never been a big eater. That’s fine, and I don’t have a problem with it. What I do have a problem with is that my wife is somehow also a greedy eater. She always prefers a large variety of foods together at a time just in smaller portions. When we go out to eat, it becomes a nightmare.

She will order whatever can get her the most variety of options, ignoring the cost. She will add sides, appetisers, and deserts to her meal, only to eat one or two bites of each thing she orders.”

His annoyance is amplified by the fact she doesn’t eat leftovers and often food just gets wasted. “A week ago, I got incredibly annoyed when she ordered herself a full rack of ribs and an appetiser only to eat like 20 percent of each. I only ordered a salad so I could finish the rest off but I hated the sauces she chose for the ribs and most of the appetiser went untouched.”

Not sure what else to do, the husband has given his wife an ultimatum in a bid to stop the waste of food and money.

“I told her that I’m sick of spending 40+$ on her alone for food she does not end up finishing. I told her that from now on, she can either order two things off the kids’ menu or we can work out something we both will enjoy and share.”

The wife thought he was kidding, until the next time they went out when he handed her the kid’s menu.

“She got quiet and refused to talk to me and started saying that I’m insulting and belittling her… She’s not talking to me now, and this morning I got a call from her dad screaming at me for what I did.”

While the majority of commenters on Reddit agreed with the husband they did not condone the way he went about it.

“Even if it is really annoying to him, do you think he has the right to demand his wife eats off the kids’ menu or frankly behaves in a way that he finds acceptable?” one said. “I think for me demanding your wife order food in any way is so controlling and weird.”

“Ok, you don’t like how she wastes food. Not your problem to fix, it’s HER choice as an adult. You don’t get to demand she does anything.”

“Treating her like a child isn’t the best. He could try telling her that if she’s going to continue ordering 10 things off the menu that they can split the tab, and she can pay for what she orders out of her own money. Maybe once she’s seeing how much it all costs she’ll stop.”

What do you think? How would you feel if your partner requested this?


Images: Pixabay

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Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal is a writer and blogger who loves nothing more than watching back to back episodes of crime shows. Should she ever find herself needing to cover up a crime, she'll know exactly what to do! Her dream is to one day live in Palm Springs where she can do her writing poolside while drinking endless gin and tonics. Mum to the cutest twin boys in the world, she loves nothing more than the sound of their laughter (usually heard when they're conspiring against her). Entertainment writer and pop culture junkie, she will be bringing you all the celebrity gossip and news that your brain can handle. You can follow her blog at and on Instagram at Chrystalovevintage

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