Mum left furious after school rang to complain about 'disgusting and inappropriate' packed lunches
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A mum has been left absolutely furious after her son's school rang her to complain about his 'disgusting and inappropriate' packed lunches.
At any school dinner table, the topic of what's in your lunch box is a big one and can certainly fuel some arguments.
A 34-year-old woman based in the US has explained how she often treats her five-year-old son to kimchi and Spam because of their Korean heritage.
But the anonymous shared her concerns she had with her son's school with the Am I The A******e Reddit forum.
On the forum, the mum wrote: "I (34F) have a (5M) son who attends preschool. A few hours after I picked him up from school today, I got a phone call from his teacher.
"She made absolutely no effort to sound kind when she, in an extremely rude and annoyed tone, told me to stop packing my son such 'disgusting and inappropriate' lunches.
"I felt absolutely appalled when she said this, as me and the teacher have, up until now, always maintained a very friendly relationship."
The angry mum claims that the teacher told her the lunch was distracting for other pupils because of the 'unpleasant odor'.
She added: "I told her that I understand her concerns, as the lunches I pack are definitely not the healthiest, but the lunches are according to my son’s preferences."
Alongside the kimchi and Spam, the mum usually packs goat cheese and spicy Doritos marinated in Sriracha.
The mum continued: "I ended the call by saying that I very much appreciated her worries, but that at the end of the day, I am not going to drastically change my sons’ lunches all of a sudden, and that it’s not my fault if other students are 'distracted' by his meal."
Apparently, the school then sent an email to the mum, saying her response was 'unacceptable' and that the lunches she is packing are 'just too inappropriate to be sent to school any longer'.
She says no reply has been sent to the email as of yet, but asked Reddit what they would do in her shoes.
"That teacher is an a**," one user wrote. "My kiddo at 5 routinely ate sushi with Wasabi for their lunches."
A second added: "Teacher's allowed to think the food is gross, that's her personal opinion. But in 2023 she had ought to keep her stupid opinions to herself."
Meanwhile, a third disagreed, suggesting that certain dishes should be out of bounds: "My gut wants to agree with you, but we had a dude in one office that I worked with who would regularly microwave fish. It was bad."
Topics: Parenting, Food and Drink