The woman received a barrage of hate after sharing a picture of her husband’s lunch box online – but it wasn’t the food itself that angered people
Many of us have had run-ins with the trolls on social media, but probably not over an innocent picture of a lunch box.
One woman wasn’t expecting to receive hate after sharing a snap of the foods she prepared for her husband. Figuring out what to pack for our lunch isn’t always easy, but it helps when you have you have a few favourite foods to choose from. While you may be tempted to pile on the junk, having healthy meals is essential as it can boost your mood and productivity in the office.
Your meal says a lot about you, depending on the type of sandwich or the snack you’ve opted for, but not everyone will agree with your choices. And that was the case for this woman who got roasted for her lunch prep.
The unnamed woman uploaded the image to the Facebook group, Budget Friendly Meals Australia where the post quickly garnered a lot of attention – and backlash. The image revealed she put some crackers in a tub, cut up some cheese and sausages in another and also got out a muesli bar and some fruit for her husband, including an apple, banana and orange.
All of these items were arranged on the kitchen side, ready for her husband, who works as a builder, to take to work with him. The proud wife wrote alongside the photo that the lunch was “cheaper, fresher and healthier” than the options typically available on a construction site.
But it wasn’t the food itself that angered people – it was the fact that it had been prepared for him in the first place. Facebook users began arguing about gender roles in this day and age, with many saying that the man should be making his own lunch.
One person said: “Do we have to feed them during the day now too?” However, not everyone was mean to the woman though, some were much more supportive.
A different user wrote: “No more comments about whether you agree or disagree with packing your significant other’s lunch for them.” Another replied: “Each to their own, nobody is forcing you to pack husband’s lunch. Move on if you don’t agree with it.”
A couple of users also were encouraged to share photos of the packed lunches they make for their own loved ones. One mum admitted to writing affectionate messages on the lid of her husband’s lunch box every day. Another said she sometimes liked to mix up her husband’s lunch box with her son’s just for fun.
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