Expectant couple are ridiculed online before launching crowdfunding page to ask friends to cook them elaborate meals such as Paleo breakfast muffins and do their chores after their baby is born
- Philadelphia couple Jim and Alex Burns have come under fire because of their maintenance-friendly meal train page
- They are expecting their first baby on April 29 and set up the page for help
- The page is intended to help friends organize and deliver homemade meals after a baby is born
- Jim Burns, however, mentioned 30 comprehensive, healthy and Paleo recipes that he wanted
- The couple also asked friends and neighbors to come for & # 39; mental health checks & # 39; and help with their chores such as vacuuming or washing dishes
- The page was shared on Twitter and aroused indignation for their picky demands
- The couple's Meal Train page was closed on Friday evening
A couple from Philadelphia were expecting their first child and aroused indignation at requesting maintenance-friendly, Paleo-friendly and elaborate meals from their friends on a crowdsourcing page.
Jim and Alex Burns, from Fishtown, are expecting their first child on April 29.
In preparation, the couple have set up a meal train page – a website that allows friends and loved ones to organize homemade meals and deliver them to people who are sick, or in the case of Burns, have just welcomed a baby.
But the Burns & # 39; went overboard with their Meal Train website, with more than 30 specific recipes they would have liked, such as Paleo breakfast egg muffins with thinly sliced cremini mushrooms, pork sausage and three tablespoons of melted and chilled ghee.
Philadelphia couple Jim and Alex Burns have come under fire because of their maintenance-friendly meal train page, where they asked friends to do their chores and cook them with Paleo meals
The couple are expecting their first child on April 29 and created the Meal Train page to ask friends to deliver homemade meals after the baby is delivered. But their requests have come under fire because they require a lot of maintenance and are too demanding
& # 39; Like the expectant father, I am on a fence of emotions. One of the things that scares me the most is that I don't get much sleep and therefore not in the best mood to give my wife the support she needs to recover from the process of childbirth, & # 39, Jim wrote. on the page.
& # 39; That's why I suggest this & # 39; Meal Train & # 39; or & # 39; Intensive Care train & # 39; together or & # 39; Need help today to train & # 39 ;. A meal would be great. If you feel good to reach out before you arrive to see if we might need anything else, it would be even more violent, & he added.
And the list goes on.
The Burns then mentioned their least favorite meals – such as mashed potatoes – and dietary restrictions.
The Burns shared the message on a social network page nearby, allowing a neighbor to post messages about the bizarre crowdfund page on Twitter
The recipes: The Burns shared a long list of the specific recipes they wanted friends to make
This Twitter shared the screenshots of the Meal Train page before it was deleted and called the pair for their exaggerated demands
Under special instructions on the page, he noted that the couple would appreciate it if friends did their best to lend a hand with the chores.
& # 39; & # 39; Meal Train & # 39; is loose. We are looking for a & # 39; check-in train & # 39; to let people check in to see if we need or want something when we get used to the new routine. That can mean a meal or a snack staple, yes, or maybe it was stopping and walking the dog, or doing some dishes, or just bringing your smile and having a conversation.
& # 39; We could use food, but rather no distraction, I will place a large white cooler in our side garden & # 39 ;, the post added.
On Friday afternoon the Meal Train page was picked up
They placed the crowdfunding page in the social network of their neighborhood and invited complete strangers to help.
A neighbor then shared the message on Twitter, where the couple were faced with immediate kickbacks due to their high maintenance benefit.
& # 39; Amazon Prime and Door Dash / Uber Eats / Grub Hub all exist. I'm all for a meal train, but apart from real food allergies, you should be grateful for what you get. I also get the Check Ins but JEEZ, they need a lot of maintenance, & said a Twitter user.
& # 39; For these losers, children's services have to wait outside the delivery room. Guy is not suitable to be a father if he makes a mess of it, & another one added.
& # 39; So actually he is not sure if he will get enough sleep to get up and help his wife with household chores, and he asks the neighborhood for that shit FOR him, & # 39; wrote an indignant Twitter user.
Backlash: Twitter users have exceeded the convincing demands of the couple by saying that they can pre-distribute such specific and extensive meals and store them in a freezer
Embarrassed Twitter users were ashamed of the couple for demanding favors, such as letting their dogs walk or strangers washing their dishes