One critic from the Washington Post, however, got more than he bargained for when someone said he had accidentally exposed her cheating husband.
We sometimes look to restaurant critics for information about local eateries. One critic from the Washington Post, however, got more than he bargained for when someone said he had accidentally exposed her cheating husband.
Tom Sietsema’s weekly live chat column “Ask Tom” received word from the woman Wednesday. Many of those who commented were happy with information about where to get a great meal or even go out for a romantic dinner. This particular woman, however, had something else up her sleeve.
“Well Tom your latest review is accompanied by a picture of my husband dining with a woman who isn’t me!” she wrote.
“Once confronted with photographic evidence, he confessed to having an ongoing affair. Just thought you’d be amused to hear of your part in the drama. This Thanksgiving I’m grateful to you for exposing a cheat!”
Sietsema seemed horrified by the news. “Please, please, please tell me this is a crank post,” he wrote: “I’d hate to learn otherwise. I file two reviews a week, for Food and the Magazine, so I’m not sure which restaurant this is.”
Sietsema received plenty of feedback after posting a screenshot of the message on Twitter:
So, this popped up on my live online food chat today. Cheaters, take heed! pic.twitter.com/1LzQ6qS7Kb
— Tom Sietsema (@tomsietsema) November 27, 2019
Service jourmalism, brotherman.
— Kim Severson (@kimseverson) November 28, 2019
snitches get dishes.
— bleaks (@bleakfacts) November 27, 2019
Looks like one turkey got busted, not basted…
— Jeff Blattner (@theblatt) November 27, 2019
Cheating is a dangerous business, especially when random pictures are posted online for the world to see.