Ask the Nation: "My boyfriend's parents disrespected me", says listener

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You say "tomato", we say "No way, bro"!

Ask the nation: woman disrespected by boyfriend's parents

Rob Forbes and Rozanne McKenzie will often sift through their work emails and find a distressing, angsty email from a listener.

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The sender of the email is usually looking for some advice, insight or just some perspective on pressing issues they might have.

With the help of Jacaranda FM listeners, the team will do their best to assist the person in need.

Here is today's dilemma:

"Hello, Drive team!

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. Because I did not.

Over the weekend, my partner and I attended a dinner at his parents' house, which we were both very excited about. We have only been dating for a short while, so they asked him if I had any allergies or food preferences, and he told them about my hatred for tomatoes.

What is important to know about me is I do not dislike tomatoes, I despise them. I don't want them on my plate or close to my food.

The evening was going well until it was time to sit down for dinner. The main and only dish that was served was a big bowl of pasta covered in Napoletana sauce with a side of garlic bread.

For those who might not know, Napoletana sauce is a tomato-based sauce. It's all tomato all the time. I didn't want to be rude, but I could not bring myself to eat it. When asked why I wasn't eating, I explained myself, much to their shock and horror. My boyfriend said that he had told them about this, but they only said that they didn't think it was that serious and that 'if I were really hungry, I would eat'.

While I feel I might have disrespected them, they had no problem disrespecting me and my choices. 

They have not apologized and neither have I. Who is in the wrong here? I hope I never get another dinner invite because I won't be going back."

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Was it a test or an honest mistake?

Take a listen to find out.

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