Tradie’s packed lunch causes stir
A photo of a packed lunch a woman shared online has become the centre of an online controversy after revealing she makes it for her tradesman husband every single day.
The wife revealed the contents of lunch included an assortment of sandwiches, cheese, crackers and deli meat.
In the post she said it's "cheaper, fresher and healthier" than the takeaway available on many work sites, The Sun reports.
But the post ignited a conversation about gender roles in 2020 - and things got a little heated.
The woman posted about her home prepared meal in the Budget Friendly Meals Australia Facebook group where it proceeded to receive a barrage of comments about whether she should be doing this for her husband.
"Do we have to feed them during the day now too?" one woman wrote, summing up the sentiment.
The response forced admins to step in and delete a string of comments for being too controversial.
"No more comments about whether you agree or disagree with packing your significant other's lunch for them," she said.
"Each to their own, nobody is forcing you to pack (this woman's) husband's lunch. Move on if you don't agree with it."
Many defended the loving wife after the administrator told critics to respect how people choose to run their households.
The post encouraged others to share their own packed lunches which they also make for various family member.
One woman admitted she writes affectionate messages on the lid of her husband's lunch box every morning, while another said she once mixed up her husband's lunch with their son's, much to the amusement of his colleagues.
Another woman said her mother still packs snacks and lunches for her middle-aged father who drives long distances to work in a coal mine every week.
This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission
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