Home chef calls out vegan dinner guest over ‘unreasonable’ last-minute demands: ‘How would you have known?’

When a woman was hosting family dinner, a surprise guest’s dietary restrictions caught her off guard.

She asked for advice on Reddit’s “Am I the A******” forum. She cooked dinner for her family after work one day. But her sister brought over a surprise guest. The poster had no idea that the person was coming, or that that they were vegan. But her family became upset when she refused to cook a separate vegan dinner. 

“So I cooked dinner for the family today and my sister had a guest over,” she explained. “I was told to make whatever I wanted for the family (my parents, myself, my brother and my sister). The food I made was roast beef and mashed potatoes for a Sunday night. At dinner time, my sister brought a surprise guest over for dinner. I had no idea, and I also had no idea that she was a vegan.” 

Her sister was unhappy that the meal wasn’t vegan, even though she brought the guest without warning. 

“My sister ended up making a big fuss that I didn’t make vegan food for her surprise guest that I met for the very first time. My parents were a little upset as well,” she wrote. “They said, ‘Go and cook her some food, she must be hungry.’ Having worked all day on work and feeling tired, I refused. I said, ‘I’m tired, I don’t know any recipes, and I can’t just rush a meal.’ The guest felt a little awkward and my family was a little mad at me. I concluded by saying that ‘I don’t know how to make vegan dishes. I am tired from working nine hours in that day, and if she’s that hungry, she can use UberEats to order what she’s comfortable with.'” 

Reddit users thought the family was out of line. 

“Your sister is being so unreasonable, how could she bring a surprise guest without notice and expect you to be a psychic and cook vegan dishes?” one person commented

“If it was a surprise guest, how would you have known?” another said

“Tell your sister to go cook something,” a person wrote

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