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'Horrible' husband under fire over 'bonkers' 50th birthday dinner

By Katie Williams

A husband has come under fire for his 'bonkers' idea for his wife's 50th birthday meal.

The wife, who chose to remain anonymous, took to popular parenting forum Mumsnet to ask if she was being unreasonable for being upset over his idea.

She explained that for her 50th, she wanted to go somewhere nice for dinner, but her husband booked a table at an American-style diner with a special and controversial quirk - the staff are rude to customers on purpose and encourage customers to complain back.

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While some may find the fun in it, the woman admitted she would feel too insecure and anxious in a place like that, and certainly not somewhere she would want to spend a big birthday.

She wrote on the forum: "It’s my 50th next Saturday. DH [dear husband] told me he’d book a nice restaurant and I was really looking forward to it as we rarely ever eat out.

"Today he’s revealed he’s booked a place (90 minutes drive away and it won’t be relaxing at all) which is a novelty restaurant where the staff are intentionally rude to you and it’s all part of it. He’s booked it for the teens as well. I asked why on Earth he’d booked that and he said because he was curious about it and thought it’d be fun.

"But it’s not me at all. I’m very self-conscious and even though it’ll all be a joke the thought of the staff verbally abusing me makes me anxious. I’ll end up taking something to heart and getting upset.

"DH is annoyed I’ve asked him to cancel it and says I’m a spoil sport, but it’s my birthday dinner."

Later she added: "I’ve been reading the reviews of the place and some people have said that they were insulted over their weight, skin etc. I’m now very anxious at the thought of going. DH knows I’m self-conscious over my weight and feel fat so I don’t know why he’d do this. It’s for him, not me. He should have booked it with his friends. I’m upset that he didn’t think of what I’d actually like"

The post accumulated over 300 comments with the majority of women slamming the husband for booking such a special birthday.

One said: "If he wants to go...let him go. By himself. Say firmly "I am not interested in that so I won't be going"."

A second replied: "Just say it really isn't your thing and if he wants to go some time, fine but for your birthday you'd like a place you can relax."

Another hit back: "He can go another time with the teenagers. You want a nice, civilised, grown up meal not an 'experience'. I'd feel the same as you."

"Never heard of that sort of restaurant - it sounds bonkers! YANBU [you are not being unreasonable] OP", a third commented.

Another fumed: "What a horrible man. Clearly an opportunity for him to do something he finds funny. Cancel it or send him without you."

One claimed that the restaurant sounded misogynistic by encouraging women to complain: "Gosh! A lovely misogynistic novelty dining experience. I'd tell him that he needs to go alone."

But another interjected: "I wouldn't take it to heart. Just get him to book somewhere else for your birthday and then the whole family could go to the gimmicky place another time.

"Your choice to take offence when you know none is intended and it is part of the show-is just that - your choice", one piped up.

And another added: "Ha ha, lol that does sound kind of fun."

How would you feel if someone booked a novelty restaurant for your birthday? Let us know in the comments.

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Mum upset after husband books restaurant where staff 'insult you' for her 50th birthday
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