A spouse has revealed that they have recently found out that their husband has been “lying” to them over the years, as they learned the truth behind a small act of kindness.
Redditor u/Primary-Remote5203 shared a touching story about the pickle, but the sentiment behind it struck a chord online.
In a post on the site’s TrueOffMyChest forum, they revealed in typical couple fashion, they share foods, including swapping and trading items.
The humble pickle has long been a source of controversy among those who remain divided over who joined the Big Mac, but it looks like one person is clearly a fan.
Primary-Remote5203 wrote: “Ever since we started dating, whenever we go out to eat and he has pickles on his plate, he gives it to me.
“Our first date was at a sub-shop and it came with a pickle and I ate it first, and I think he picked it up, because ever since he put his pickle on my plate and I eat it and I never really thought twice about it.”
He remained the status quo until one day, they were “foolish” and offered him a pickle.
“And to my surprise, he accepted. And he ate the whole spear in 4 bites,” he wrote.
He inquired about his newfound love of pickles, as he revealed: “I was a little taken aback and was like, wait, do you like pickles? And he was like yes!
“So I asked him why, if he likes pickles, he always gives it to me. And he said because I know you love them, and seeing you smile is worth a few pickles.
“And my heart just melted, because for years I believed with all my heart that this guy hated pickles. But no. He loves them. He loves me more.”
post that can be read Herehas garnered over 18,000 upvotes since being posted on Saturday.
Many pointed out that the story closely mirrors a plot in the sitcom how i met your momIncluding Olive, prompting to add Primary-Remote5203 in an edit: “I’ve never seen ‘How did I meet your mother’ But I’m going to watch it all over now, just for ‘olive theory'”
The poster also explained his choice of phrase: “I lied because I was lying by omission, whether you consider it as a lie is up to you.
“I wanted to share this story because it made me giddy inside and I thought other people might like it, but I was really struggling to title it! ‘My husband secretly likes pickles. do’ was my first attempt, but it looked a bit confusing too, lol.”
Hooligan-Hobgoblin wrote: “Don’t get me wrong, it was a pleasant surprise when after all the cheating s*** I was watching.”
Primirofilho commented: “Thanks for that. Nice to see something so cool.”
New-Environment9700 Said: “Legal Wounded By All Of The Fraudulent Stuff. I’ll Pickle Any Day!”
GW3g said: “I love these posts. They are as rare as they are great.”
Sammy_Nanashi thought: “You got me there. I really though this was going to be one of those men’s cheating stories. But no! He just likes pickles and loves you more.”
While Kneeltothesun joked: “A marriage built on a foundation of lies! The lies I tell you!”
The pickle-in-burger debate was settled by Oxford University food scientist, Professor Charles Spence, who conducted a study on the vegetable in 2022.
study, cited by public news timerevealed that 51 percent of burger fans would vote to remove them from the meal. Taste was the main reason for eliminating greens, with 23 percent cited, texture for 16 percent, while 12 percent preferred to eat them on their own.
Spence, an experimental psychologist at the University of Oxford, commented: “Pickles are undoubtedly one of the most controversial additions to a burger, whose population appears to be divided between lovers and haters down the middle.
“But what exactly is it about burgers that makes them addictive to some but disgusting to others?
“The evidence suggests different sensory elements—sight, sound, texture, taste, and smell—all play different roles for different consumers, but ultimately, having pickles in your burgers is the best way to optimize their tastes.” is the way.
“Their sensory qualities perfectly compliment those of other burger ingredients.”
newsweek reached u/primary-remote5203 for comment.