May 8, 2024 at 4:43 pm

Her Boyfriend Wouldn’t Give Her The Salt While She Was Cooking, So She Told Him That He’s Controlling

by Matthew Gilligan

Source: Reddit/AITA

I’m gonna go on the record right now and say that I think this couple needs therapy

And they need it in a hurry!

But that’s something to worry about in the future…

For now, it’s up to you to decide if you think she was wrong for being rude to her fella.

Let’s take a look!

AITA for being rude to my boyfriend after he withheld salt from me?

“My (f27) boyfriend (m30) is currently on vacation with his family. I have volunteered to cook most nights because I love to cook and am the best at it out of the entire group.

This evening, I was making a dish for everyone and asked my boyfriend to please get me an array of seasonings for this specific dish (msg, soy sauce, pepper, and salt).

He had to butt in.

He then said “if you’re using msg do you really need salt?” to which I explained that msg is not salty (has 1/3 of sodium content to regular salt) and that dishes if they are using msg will still typically require salt.

I was cooking outside on a griddle and the dish comes together quickly so I was not able to go back to grab any additional seasonings.

I realized shortly afterward that he did not include salt (just 3 of the 4 things I requested) when asked, he said we didn’t need it.

I tried the food, it was bland so he then proceeded to put on additional soy sauce which it did not need. It needed salt. Either way I was defeated and needed to take it off so I served it as is, without salt.

Oh, boy…

Everyone upon being served said it needed salt and proceeded to salt their own dishes. My boyfriend stood by his decision and doubled down on his argument that you can’t remove salt, but you can add it and that he preferred how it tasted as is.

I was fuming because he has done this in the past and says I occasionally over-season/over-salt food. however, it does not happen regularly enough to be an issue. (occasionally accidental) I do 90% of the cooking at home and he loves my food.

We argued about it and he stood his ground that he prefers his food less salty and that if I salted it that he would have been SOL and not been able to eat any of it.

However the amount of salt it required was not enough to be overly salted and that I know for a fact the amount of salt I would have used he would have happily eaten it.

She wasn’t cool with this.

I told him his behavior felt controlling and he hit me with I could’ve grabbed more salt myself but again this dish if I stepped away would have burned quickly.

AITA for being angry and calling my boyfriend controlling for not just getting me the salt when I asked for it initially?”

And here’s how people reacted on Reddit.

One person said she’s NTA.

Source: Reddit/AITA

Another individual nailed it.

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This Reddit user had some words of advice.

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This person shared their thoughts.

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This Reddit user also said she’s NTA.

Source: Reddit/AITA

I don’t know if these two are a great fit for each other…

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