A woman who complains her boyfriend didn’t order her pizza by 3am has been slammed online after she used the internet to vent her anger.
A Mumsnet post by PinkStarAtNight, who is believed to be based in the UK, has garnered almost 300 replies since she was posted in the wee hours of Monday morning as she lay on her bed “hungry and annoyed”.
Perhaps her boyfriend did her a favor by ignoring her request for pizza, as the British Heart Foundation warns that eating at irregular times could be detrimental to our health.
“Recent research suggests that eating most of our calories in the evening – the most common pattern in the UK – could be linked to obesity,” they say.
As alluded to, this is a common problem, as the website continues: “You’re not the only ones who eat late. As our lifestyles have become more sophisticated and irregular, so have our eating habits.
“Compared to 30 years ago, more meals are being skipped or eaten on the go and later in the day.
“There is evidence that this is linked to risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as increased weight and blood pressure.”
And eating at irregular times can also lead to poor dietary choices.
“When we eat infrequently or skip meals, we also tend to make poor food choices because we are so hungry that we choose less healthy foods or larger portions,” says the British Heart Foundation.
While it’s not clear what type of pizza the woman had in mind, a medium-sized cheese and tomato pizza with a classic crust from Domino’s – a popular UK pizza restaurant chain – packs in at more than 1,740 calories.
The restaurant revealed that 3 slices contain 580 calories, with the large pizza having 10 slices.
That’s almost the entire recommended daily intake of 2,000 calories for women, according to the UK’s National Health Service.
The woman, who is a vegetarian, explained that her boyfriend was staying at her house after a night out with friends as he couldn’t get home due to the lack of public transport.
“I agreed to him staying here. We spoke on the phone before he went out and he said he wanted to grab a pizza to go on the way home. I said I really wanted a pizza and he said he would get me one too.
“I told him what I wanted and asked him to get potato wedges, garlic dip, etc… I was really looking forward to it.
“I thought it would be really nice if he got together for us to eat pizza and relax. I didn’t eat much all night waiting for the pizza,” she explained.
She fell asleep around 11:30pm only to be woken up by him in the early hours of the morning without her pizza.
The woman claimed he ordered one for himself which was on the way and after calling her and getting no answer he thought she was asleep so didn’t buy her one.
She fumed: “I’m actually totally screwed. It was a firm agreement that he would bring back pizza for both of us, he knew I was delighted, I had given him my order what I was looking for…
“Although I was sleeping and didn’t answer, AIBU [Am I Being Unreasonable] to expect him to bring me a pizza anyway because I figured I’d probably wake up hungry and want the pizza I was promised like I did!? Or am I pathetic to be so screwed with him?
“He’s downstairs now enjoying his pizza that arrived two minutes ago while I’m lying on my bed hungry and annoyed!”
In the comments, she confirmed she couldn’t share his as he ordered a pepperoni pizza and the restaurant that delivered his meal has since closed.
And she tried to defend the late or early eating, saying, “I wouldn’t necessarily have wanted to be woken up at 3am to eat the pizza. I could have had mine today.
“However, he woke me up when he came back and I was hungry, so yeah, I wanted the pizza as soon as I woke up and I was upset that he didn’t go through with the plan and was like ‘either she’ll wake up when I’m home and I want it, or she wants it tomorrow.’”
She ended up eating a chip butty her boyfriend made her, a sandwich stuffed with fries.
Her anger raised some eyebrows online, as Cas112 wrote: “I think you are being unreasonable. I would plan to bring pizza for my partner but if he falls asleep I wouldn’t bother. Why on earth would I wake him up? for pizza at 3am, I don’t think it’s a crazy thing for your partner to do anything on that occasion.”
MrsTimRiggins said: “Basically that. I would think my husband would have lost his marbles if he decided to wake me up at 3am with a friggin’ pizza.”
PortMac commented, “Who wants pizza at 3am?! YABU [You Are Being Unreasonable]. You sound annoying.”
And Katherine Janeway added: “YABU. He called you, you didn’t answer so he assumed you were sleeping and didn’t want pizza. No unreasonable assumption. Why didn’t you just order pizza when you realized he wasn’t going to get one instead of lying on your bed hungry and annoyed?”
Newsweek has not been able to verify the details of the story.