Food can make people very passionate and emotional—the word “hangry” took off for a reason. And sometimes that can have devastating, potentially life-changing outcomes. Nowhere is there more evidence of this than on Reddit. The social media platform’s endless threads, most specifically on the AITA (AmItheAsshole) page, showcase the many ways in which food and drink can cause relationships of all kinds to crumble, whether by denying someone a meal, lying about flavoring, or feeding a human’s beloved snack to a dog.
Being that these are anonymous postings on the internet, we can’t say with 100% certainty exactly how true some of these scenarios are. But true or not, these can still serve as valuable cautionary tales—fables, even—of the consequences of culinary incidents gone wrong. Here are 10 ridiculous Reddit stories about how food has ruined relationships.