Monday, January 30, 2012

Sandwich story

Setting: Office Lunch

Lunch Items: Soda, Bottled Water, Sandwich, Chips, Cookie

- There are about 5 vegetarians and 10 non vegetarians in the group.
- No preference of sandwich option is taken.

Once the food is laid out ... some "SMART" people start holding conversation close to the food table. Once it is announced that folks should help themselves with lunch, rest folks start gathering. "SMART" people have already collected their food by now. Vegetarians find no options .... ALL the sandwiches are taken. They had ordered about 7 veggie sandwiches and 12 non veggie sandwiches. But the non vegetarians wanted the veggie ones today and just helped themselves.

I have seen the above situation quite a few times. I think it shows lack of planning on the part of the person who ordered food. I'd have liked that the person collected the preferences of individuals (there were only 15) and ordered accordingly. Also the food could be marked with the names of folks, so everyone got to eat. But in above situations vegetarians were left hungry.

What would you do in the above situation if you were:
a) Vegetarian
b) Ate meat

What I did ?? Well, I was the only lucky vegetarian to get a sandwich (which was halfed). I noticed that other vegetarians had not got any ... so I offered one of my sandwich to another veggie guy. Sure, I was still hungry after eating half sandwich.


On a completely different note, heard this song?
I don't know if I like it or not ... but I have been humming it ever since I heard it.


TPL said...

Said aloud so everyone can hear: "I guess next time we'll only order vegetarian as everyone seems to prefer that".

But grrr at what the "SMART" ppl did :-/

R's Mom said...

LOL at what TPL said..that would be absolutely hilarious :)

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

@TPL : That would have been the best to say ... but I did ask "You eating a veggie sandwich today?" THe person in question calmly replied ... not in a mood to eat cold meat :(

@R's mom : Sometimes you have to call it out ... :)

yaadayaada said...

Been there in the same situation many time. Veggie pizza, veggie sandwich, somehow these are very appealing to non veg people. Usually I give the feedback to the organizers so it doesn't happen again. And try to eat chips and cookies for lunch while complaining. From the next time onwards, I try to be SMART and be close to food during lunch time. :-)

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

@YY : I guess the person who ordered didn't expect so much demand for the veggie food ... even after a couple of such experiences, I am yet to learn the art of being "SMART" at such lunches :(


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