(Closed) Food at work vent.

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ll start this with the fact the I LOVE pepperoni (sometimes I just snack on pepperoni slices) but it is absolutely ridiculous for this vendor to think that those pizza “variety” choices are acceptable.  IMO, there should ALWAYS be a cheese only option as some people don’t eat meat period.

Sorry you’re kind of stuck.  Can you just kind of “disappear” when the vendor is there with food?  I sure hope they don’t count and make sure every person in the office is eating what they brought.

Post # 4
542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I totally feel your pain, girlie! It is really tough to lose weight when unhealthy foods are being shoved in your face. And definitley not fair! I think it is dumb that it is considered “rude” however, to not partake of the vendor’s food choice. Maybe say something like you are trying to watch what you eat, or you are trying to eat healthy. If being health concious is considered “rude” I don’t know what this world is coming to! I would definitely try and sneak away for lunch today….avoid the situation all together.

Post # 5
468 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’ll never understand how it is considered rude for a person not to eat something they do not like, but it isn’t rude for the person supplying the food to decide what everyone else will eat.

I think it is perfectly acceptable for you to simply say, “No thank you” when offered the pizza. You shouldn’t have to rationalize it or offer an explanation. Perhaps you don’t eat meat, perhaps you are dieting, maybe you don’t like pepperoni or maybe it gives you terrible stomach cramps and explosive diarrhea… (ick and sorry, but you get my point).

I think a gracious and polite “no thank you” should suffice and if pressured, use the last excuse above & let us know how it goes 😛

Post # 6
1871 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Don’t eat the pizza. Seriously–it’s equally rude for them to make you eat it out of politeness. DH’s a vegetarian. Would it be rude for him to refuse?

Post # 7
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I don’t eat any sort of pork products (they used to be my favorite animal when I was little, and now it just grosses me out), and my boss always brings in the meat lover’s pizza from Little Ceasar’s (which is kinda gross anyway). Usually I scrape the meat and cheese back and eat the crust underneath. You can typically eat about half a slice like that before it becomes really obvious, depending on the type of pizza. I would eat after they leave or something. If nothing else, run to the breakroom and just scarf your lunch down while they’re all eating the gross pizza and claim you were in the bathroom :).

Good luck!

Post # 8
13 posts
  • Wedding: April 2012

Just tell them you don’t eat pepperoni. Think of it like a food allergy, if it were something you were allergic to, no one would think twice about you not eating it. Bring your food you brought in with you while everyone is eating, so at least you’re part of the team.

Post # 9
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My first job out of college was working for The Fresh Market (an upscale grocerey store chain)… talk about food.  Sure, I was just an analyst, but there were vendors in all the time and every friday they cleaned out the sample closet.  And I sat near and was good friends with the candy buyer.  Temptation EVERYWHERE.  We had a joke in the office that you gained the “The Fresh Market 15”, we warned all the new people about it, because it wasn’t a myth.

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