Everyone's eating habits, and preference of food differ from person to person; thus, it can be challenging to decide where or what to eat. At times, it also creates relationship conflict for couples.
Just last week, an Indonesian girl named Riri shared a TikTok video that has made the news! She shared how she was ludicrously dumped by her boyfriend (over text) because she refused to eat pecel, a traditional Javanese vegetable salad mixed with peanut sauce and usually eaten with rice.
Her story began with her boyfriend asking her to accompany him for breakfast that morning. When asked what he wanted to eat, he replied pecel. Riri then told him that she never takes the dish. The boyfriend went on looking for pecel nonetheless.
According to Riri, her boyfriend insisted that she order pecel though there were other foods that she can order at the stall.
"I had no interest in eating pecel at that time. In fact, I never liked it. It doesn't make sense. There's a solution to it, right? Even if I don't eat pecel, I can choose yellow rice or mixed rice," shared Riri in her video.
After she went home, she received a text message from her boyfriend asking for a breakup, saying she was difficult to get along.
"So, yea, I was dumped just because I refused to eat pecel," she concluded.
Riri's video recounting the scenario garnered more than 700,000 views, 93,000 likes with 1,200 comments as of writing.
Some commented: "Maybe he loves pecel more than his girlfriend, and pecel will always become his priority."; and some responded with their own similar breakup experience.
"My boyfriend broke up with me because I phone-called the wrong person," one user said.
Another netizen agreed that it could have been a simple solution of each ordering what they like.
Well, if there's anything we've learnt in life, it is to NEVER. EVER. get in the way of a couple's squabble since it is more often than not something that took place in private, and no outsider was there to witness how it played out.
Understandably, deciding on a restaurant can sometimes be a struggle, and a small decision like that sometimes wind up like the world's most unsolvable problem. Regardless, one should still be able to decide what they wish to eat for themselves.
[In a healthy, committed relationship, to compromise is to make "the conscious choice to accept each other for exactly who you are," writes Laura Schlessinger, a relationship expert and the host of the Sirius XM radio show The Dr Laura Program. "If you want your relationship to last, you need to give up your need to be right and in control all of the time."] – Best Life
It takes two in a relationship, and if no compromise could be found on a simple matter as such, Riri might just have dodged a bullet!
News Source: detikfood