He Was Weirdly Interested in “Helping” a Young Student in His Cooking Class. But His Micromanagement Seemed More Like Bullying Than Guidance

A man took to Reddit to ask if he was in the wrong for telling members of his cooking class not to eat bad food. Redditors offered their opinion and were not on this guy’s side!

A Class for Beginners

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Rick, a 46-year-old man, has been taking an adult education cooking class for beginner cooks.

Despite his extensive experience in the kitchen, he was excited to learn proper gourmet techniques.

But He Had Been Cooking for Years

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Some people in the class cook occasionally, but one young woman in her 20s could barely cook at all.

During the first class, the teacher asked the students to share their skill level and what they hoped to get out of the class.

She Wanted to Enjoy Cooking

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The girl said that her family never cooked, and she always thought cooking was stressful, but she wanted to make it fun.

Rick thought that was a great mindset, but unfortunately, it seemed that not everyone in the class shared that same goal.

So He Tried to Help Her

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In the first class, Rick noticed that the girl had the burner on far too low for her soup.

He turned it up for her and explained that food wouldn’t cook unless it’s hot (he says that “she didn’t seem to know”).

He also brought over all of her ingredients so she wouldn’t have to run around panicking when it came time to blend in her herbs.

A Coded Message?

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The girl thanked him but moved her ingredients further down the table away from him.

He thought it was rude but didn’t dwell on it.

He Was Micromanaging Her

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In the next class, the girl was supposed to be melting chocolate, which is one of the easiest things to do.

Rick noticed that her chocolate was starting to melt in the pot while she was having a drink.

She Thought He Was Being Rude

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He immediately turned her burner down and called her over to explain how food sometimes needs to be watched and things can happen very quickly.

Again, the girl was moody and rude.

This Was Too Much for Him

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Finally, their teacher put the girl in charge of the entrée in their third class.

Up until now, she had been making appetizers and desserts, which people in the class could choose to eat or ignore. But it’s expected that everyone will at least try the entrée.

So He Tried to “Help” Her

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Rick was concerned for his classmates and didn’t want anyone to get sick or eat something disgusting.

While they were cooking and serving themselves the different courses, he hovered around the entrée and tried to make casual comments like “That doesn’t look completely fresh to me” and asked her what help she needed.

The main course was fish, and Rick didn’t think that an inexperienced cook like her could safely serve the dish to everyone else.

There Was No Need for Him to Say This!

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So before eating, at the end of each class, the instructor asked the students what they learned from that day.

Rick was already frustrated from dealing with this girl who could barely cook at all, so he answered honestly, “Don’t trust someone who can’t even boil soup to bake a salmon!”

She Was Very Upset

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Most people chuckled, but the girl got upset, and some folks came up to Rick afterward and said that he should have given her food a chance.

He Didn’t Understand the Issue

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However, Rick disagreed because he believed people could actually get sick from eating bad cooking, and this girl shouldn’t have agreed to cook for everyone if she was this poorly skilled.

Rick couldn’t understand why the young woman was so upset. He was only trying to help and ensure the safety of his classmates.

In His Opinion…

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In Rick’s opinion, the girl was not only inexperienced, but she also lacked the necessary skills to handle food safely.

Cooking isn’t just about having fun; it’s also about being responsible and taking precautions to ensure that the food is safe for consumption.

The girl’s lack of skills and experience could have put the health of everyone in the class at risk.

Redditors Didn’t Take Kindly to This Man

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But Redditors disagreed with Rick’s point of view, and they did not go easy on him. They all said that he was the jerk in this situation.

They pointed out that Rick was in a beginner’s cooking class for adults, and the young woman was the target demographic for this type of class.

He Bullied Her

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They said that Rick was going out of his way to make things as stressful as possible for her, even though she had already admitted to feeling stressed in the kitchen.

They also said that Rick did not have the right attitude to be an educator and that he was bullying and humiliating the young woman in front of the rest of the class.

They Thought He Was Showing Off

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Redditors believed that Rick had joined the class not to learn but to show off his skills to everyone else. They also thought that he was strange for constantly harassing the young woman, who was half his age.

They said that he should leave her alone and let her learn at her own pace.

Leave Her Alone!

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One user said, “Her moving her things away from you should have been the end of it.”

“Honestly, you shouldn’t have interfered in the first place, but her moving her things was definitely her saying she wanted to be left alone.”

What do you think about this guy’s behavior? Was he being rude or just clueless?​​

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