The internet supports a woman who dumps her boyfriend because he ‘can’t cook’

A woman took to Reddit after her now-ex boyfriend ruined her birthday breakfast, and most users on the platform said she was right to break up with him.

In a post shared on Monday, which has so far received more than 14,500 upvotes and nearly 4,600 comments, the woman, who goes by the username u/grumpylemoncurd, explained that her ex was unable to cook what be it, from a simple toast to a boiled egg, or even reheating leftovers.

According to his post, cooking isn’t the only skill he lacks. She was always picking up her dirty clothes and wet towels from the floor and doing all kinds of chores because he didn’t know how to help her.

She further explained that being a mother of two who works over 60 hours a week, she just wanted a relaxed day in bed on her birthday with breakfast in bed, but he managed to ruin her day when after two. of trying and messing up the kitchen set, he ended up telling his wife that he was tired from trying and needed to lie down.

“All he had to do was poach a *****g egg, the rest was grilled. Step-by-step instructions with photos. Even the sauce was pre-made. Again, he was the one who insisted for him to do it. I hardly think it’s demanding of me?!” the angry message read.

According to Comfyliving data released in January, about 36% of Americans cook at home daily. As a result of the pandemic, Americans are cooking 54% more and baking 46% more than before the lockdown.

Most users agreed with the mother-of-two, saying she was right to leave a man who can’t do anything. One user, LiveOnFive, commented: “Now let’s talk about this best friend and why she thinks you should keep wasting time with a baby man.”

And Youcancallmesizzles said, “Girl, you really got out of a bad situation. These types of guys tend to get psychologically abusive and burn you out. AND they tend to cheat… Congratulations on your smart and happy decision belated birthday :).your new year of freedom :)”

Other users have pointed out that it’s not the lack of cooking skills that is the real problem, but the lack of interest in seeing your partner happy. PatatietPatata said: “I’m projecting but I’m pretty sure OP would have been grand with a cup of tea and slightly overburned toast and butter if his ex had lifted them after 30 minutes of fussing and told him that eggs might or might not be on their way It was doing nothing on normal days and not finding your ass with the help of a map and cookbook that did .

Other users were really against the idea of ​​an adult not being able to perform such basic skills.

Bhutos wrote: “Not being able to fry bacon and boil an egg is a level of incompetence that I don’t think I can procreate with. I would feel bad about myself and what I had been reduced to in as human unless they’re absolutely fucking amazing in some way that hasn’t been described Like all their time researching quantum physics left no brain cells to pick up washing and boiling an egg.

While some netizens were really bothered by the ex-boyfriend’s lack of skills, others were more bothered by the lack of help for his wife. One user, ganymedecinnamon, commented: “As others have said it would be one thing if he couldn’t cook for his life but at least help out with other household matters it wouldn’t be so bad. But not even wanting to reheat leftovers for himself?!? Doesn’t even bother to pick up after him?!? That’s a whole different level of armed incompetence right there. Your mom is 100% right about say you’re much better off without this guy in your life because you have more than enough on your plate as is.”

The internet is supporting a woman who left her boyfriend because she couldn’t cook. A stock image shows a man in socks and a messy kitchen with broken eggs on the floor.
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