Epic Fail on Corp Meatless Monday Planning

18 Jun

Our company, like so many, has jumped on the Meatless Monday bandwagon. Wheee! We all pledge to go meat-free every Monday! Yay.

Uh-huh. No one asked me if I wanted to participate in this. Seriously. I’m not interested in going vegetarian, even for a day. My diet is already essentially pescatarian, with occasional chicken, and even less frequent pork, and rarer still is beef (as in, I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve had beef in the last 2 years).

So, giving up meat on Mondays should be easy, right? Yeah, fine, you’re right. I just don’t like the idea of being stuck doing it.

The company sent out a big email – “Hey, we’ll even have someone from the Aren’t We So Cool Committee select a restaurant that has vegetarian offerings and take lunch orders.”

That was a great idea! It meant I didn’t have to think about packing up a vegetarian lunch, or trying to find a healthy vegetarian option in a non-scary part of the city that was also within a reasonable distance from our office in a scary part of the city.

And it worked. For a month. As in for four Mondays.

And then came today.

“Oh, y’all didn’t pack a lunch? Oh. We’ll have to take lunch orders? Oh. So. Um… Where does everyone want to eat?”

It fell apart. Suddenly six people took four cars to go to three different places for lunch. Not quite the “healthy for us, healthy for the environment” impact our company was looking for methinks.

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