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To be fed of conversations like this?

(63 Posts)
Marmite27 Sat 12-Nov-16 18:51:28

'What do we have in for tea'
'Meatballs, pasta and sauce or steak and potato pie and peas'
'I don't fancy either of those'
'What do you fancy then?'
'I don't know'

Aargh, I've started responding with 'what a wonderful dilemma to have, do you know how many people would love to be in your shoes' angry

It's seriously pissing me off!

KingJoffreysRestingCuntface Sat 12-Nov-16 18:52:07

Just cook for yourself.

YvaineStormhold Sat 12-Nov-16 18:52:19

My answer used to be 'pop next door then and see what they're having'.

QuiltedAloeVera Sat 12-Nov-16 18:52:42

Is the person who doesn't know an adult?

blueturtle6 Sat 12-Nov-16 18:53:37

I'd have any off those if someone else was cooking, so Yanbu.

Marmite27 Sat 12-Nov-16 18:53:53

Yes, more fool me, I married the indecisive arse!

Boundaries Sat 12-Nov-16 18:55:30

Mmmmmmm can I have either?

Or is both an option?

Or one now, one for lunch tomorrow? Don't mind which way round.

<misses point>

Lilaclily Sat 12-Nov-16 18:55:45

I'd answer ' oh well I'll have whatever it is you're cooking then '

GreatFuckability Sat 12-Nov-16 18:55:46

yeah, that would get on my nerves. I would just cook what i fancied and he can eat it or not in that case.

dalek Sat 12-Nov-16 18:55:58

In our house if you don't know what you want it'll have to be dog poo sandwiches

Marmite27 Sat 12-Nov-16 18:56:32

Actually, now I think about it I remember my aunt and uncle having the same conversation in deepest darkest Yorkshire. Though the answer was always 'I don't know, owt'

He soon changed his tune when served Quaker Oats for several days in a row grin

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Sat 12-Nov-16 18:57:03

You are very accommodating. Any cafe I have ever been to offer you what is on the menu and that's it.

Obviously this is the only possible scenario because there's no way any adult with manner would respond that way when offered a home cooked meal.

If my dh spoke to me like that (and I'm assuming blow to the head or similar first) he would be told in no uncertain terms where to go and he would get no dinner.

GreenRut Sat 12-Nov-16 18:58:51

I thought this was from your dcs (and mine clearly believe I run some sort of menu service from the kitchen), but my dh wouldn't say that because I do all food shopping and meal planning and he knows if he did he'd be landed with the responsibility in future grin

PaperdollCartoon Sat 12-Nov-16 18:59:55

I just cook whatever I fancy and DP eats it. Sometimes I ask him what he fancies but he never knows so it's rarely helpful.

BouleBaker Sat 12-Nov-16 19:01:30

I put up a list of 5 or so dinners at the beginning if each week. We select one each morning. If DH doesn't like the list then he has to provide something else and cook it. Your DH needs to learn some manners.

MyGodLikeChin Sat 12-Nov-16 19:02:01

As kids whenever we couldn't make our minds up, my grandma used to say 'you can have prinklets for tea' when asked what they were 'shit with sugar on', we made a decision

MarmadukeHussy Sat 12-Nov-16 19:05:40

My Littlest, who is 5, said to me tonight while I was serving up dinner ' I hope this is going to better than last nights dinner, that was dreadful'. Charming.
If my kids can't decide I say they are going to have a stick on a plate.

wtffgs Sat 12-Nov-16 19:07:09

This is from a grown man? hmm

Mummyshortlegz Sat 12-Nov-16 19:10:47

My family get no choice. I shop, cook it, serve it and then clear away afterwards. Requests can be made but have to be in advance. If you don't like it, eat toast.

5moreminutes Sat 12-Nov-16 19:11:44

I almost never ask - especially as there are 5 people in the house all with different tastes. Sometimes I offer two options if both are easy, or ask sandwiches or cooked meal for one if the weekend meals...

After consulting DH in the early years of our relationship he confessed he'd rather I just put things in front of him shock

It is a bit annoying as I do all the cooking (work fewer hours) aside from the occasional meal cooked by a pre teen (usually more hassle than cooking myself as they are liable to want to cook things we don't have the ingredients for).

Consulting everybody is the way to madness though...

Arfarfanarf Sat 12-Nov-16 19:11:48

Oh well. I'll cook for myself then. You make yourself something when you decide what you want.

horizontilting Sat 12-Nov-16 19:13:51

What do we have in for tea'
'Meatballs, pasta and sauce or steak and potato pie and peas'
'I don't fancy either of those'
X
'What do you fancy then?'
'I don't know

X marks the spot where you need to give a response better suited to his attitude. There are some good suggestions above.

DesolateWaist Sat 12-Nov-16 19:14:28

Is this your DH?
Mine is never given an option.

TaterTots Sat 12-Nov-16 19:16:30

My dad does this. My mum asks what he wants for tea and if he's not keen he says 'don't fancy it' or similar in a baby voice. I'd tell him eat what you're given or cook it your bloody self hmm

Butterymuffin Sat 12-Nov-16 19:20:31

'Oh, well, I'll let you sort yourself out, then' is your reply. Then go and watch TV with a bag of M and Ms. And don't share.

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