Mumsnet: Mums asks the internet if she should meet husband’s archaic demands of making his lunch when told

A mum has rattled the world of Mumsnet after she took to the famous ‘Am I Being Unreasonable’ forum to ask if she should meet her husband’s sexist demands.

According to the woman, who uses the name ‘diydh’, her husband says “Please have lunch ready for 1pm. Thankyou.”

He sounds nice.

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She added: “I’m interested to know if anyone else’s husband would say this in the morning before disappearing into his office for several hours. Please be honest.

“YABU – yes, fair enough YANBU – no, he is being quite bossy.”

Unsurprisingly, the mothering hub wasn’t very impressed with what is widely-considered to be sexist demands.

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One mum who calls herself Squirrelblanket says the husband has absolutely zero manners.

“No it’s very rude,” she wrote.

“When me and my husband work from home together, if I’m making us both lunch we might have a conversation about what time would work best if we need to work around meetings etc. But he would never dare say that.”

Another said if the same happened to her, she cackle in his face – and unleash a tirade of Anglo-Saxonisms.

She wrote: “Hell, no, because I’d laugh him out of the house! If he wants lunch, he gets it himself or if you feel like making him a sandwich, then maybe offer.

“Does he always do this? Is lunch a formal affair at your house? Ours is generally sandwich, soup, pot noodle. We rarely have the same thing. I’d tell him to f*** off, quite frankly.”

“Honey, it’s 1pm! I’ve made you that lunch you demanded!”

But a third said this isn’t as sexist as it may seem, and could actually result in couples spending more time together.

“On a day when he is working and I am not, or he has a busier diary than me, this would be entirely normal for us, otherwise I wouldn’t know when he has a gap in meetings. I’d rather he minimise his lunch break and finish work earlier.”

What do you think about this? Does it bring people closer together, or is the husband completely cheeky?

Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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