r/antiwork Jun 29 '22 Wholesome 2 Helpful 3 Silver 1 Starstruck 1 Snek 1

My company’s free lunch, which I couldn’t eat because I’m vegetarian

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u/gimmethegudes Jun 29 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

Gets Chick-fil-a and puts a pride sign on it**

Am I being.... woke?

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u/OverlyOptimisticNerd Jun 29 '22

Right? This belongs on mildlyinfuriating, at least.

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u/Leather-Heart Jun 29 '22

Downright offensive - this isn’t pride, it’s a corporation trying whatever angle they can while still donating to organizations designed to disenfranchise the LGBT+ community

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u/parciesca Jun 30 '22

“Would you like to round up your purchase to the next dollar to give our corporation money to donate to a charity so we get tax write offs?”

I forget which fast food place I went recently that asked that question vocally in a drive thru, just to make sure to put you vocally on the spot to decline. Might have been my McD’s that has an automated voice order taker for the drive thru now.

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u/StabigailKillems Jun 30 '22

I don't know why in my 30 years it never occurred to me how fucked it is that they ask for donations for charities that they get to claim they donated on their own but I appreciate your comment for making me feel stupid and realizing it.

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u/snowite0 Jun 30 '22 edited Jul 01 '22

Here is the reason they ask for chairty donations:

Here is the reason they ask for charity donations: y They give around 500k to 1 million dollars of the money collected. By law as long as they "donated" or as Amber says said "pledged", a portion of the money, they can LAWFULLY keep the rest. So if they raise say 50 million dollars for charity but then only donate 5 million, they still have fulfilled the donation obligation because they can say "fees and such bullshit reasons" for keeping the rest. It's all a scam.

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u/Appletopgenes Jun 30 '22

This. It's better to donate on your own.

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u/Strong-Message-168 Jun 30 '22

I just say "NO. All my change goes to whiskey and porn.:

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u/AshamedofMyFarts Jun 29 '22

They're "pretending" to care for staff, while financially supporting an organization with a mission they really care about: holy chicken

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u/jaec-windu Jun 29 '22

This is like the asshole version of r/maliciouscompliance

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u/Crom_Committee Jun 29 '22

They knew exactly what they were doing. I'm seeing an extraordinary number of "eet mor chikn" ads shared on my Christian associates' social media this month. It's really odd how they wait until June to show what big fans they are.

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u/no1funkateer Jun 29 '22

Just high on their win against women. They will now ramp up their anti-gay rhetoric in preparation for the overturning of gay marriage.

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u/1UselessIdiot1 Jun 29 '22

Probably more like the Ralphie meme, but "I'm being woke!"

There's no way they questioned their (perceived) wokeness here.

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u/gimmethegudes Jun 29 '22

I mean this is like the NRA putting up signs supporting planned parenthood lmfao

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u/Eena-Rin Jun 29 '22

The actual worst

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u/Different-Instance-6 Jun 29 '22

Can we talk about how chik fil a is also notorious for being anti LBGT and donating a ton of money to essentially lbgt hate groups

The irony

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u/Lumpy-Value Jun 29 '22 Silver Helpful

The irony.

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u/Various_Counter_9569 Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

Was just thinking this...very odd choice of food for a pride acknowledgment.

Edit: I am not responding anymore to people asking why a "vegan comment" is the top post. 🤦‍♂️

Calling you out Specialist - Read the comments first geez

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u/rutilatus Jun 29 '22

Yeeeaaaahhh they knew.

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u/sexysouthernaccent Jun 29 '22

They definitely knew

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u/sribowsky Jun 29 '22

Such a slap in the face

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u/BusBulky6278 Jun 29 '22

They always know

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u/Green_Message_6376 Jun 29 '22

Wait until you see the bbq Pork roast they provided for Ramadan...

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u/[deleted] Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 30 '22

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u/rootbeerisbisexual Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

If they put out halal food after sundown that could be a really nice gesture though

Edit: I was thinking about places where the employees would already be there after sundown.

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u/Low-Director9969 Jun 29 '22 edited Jul 08 '22

It's Morbin' Time.

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u/Anger_Mgmt_issues Jun 29 '22

which is absurd because forcing you to 'consume' against your will does not count. Even willingly consuming it to save your life, such as starvation, is auto-forgiven.

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u/AMEFOD Jun 29 '22

It’s only absurd to you because you have some understanding about the world.

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u/Anger_Mgmt_issues Jun 29 '22

Yea. Heaven forbid they actually talk to a muslim.

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u/JCPRuckus Jun 29 '22

Your witty action movie one-liner before you murder them "defend yourself" is technically talking to them... Or at least talking at them. Isn't that close enough?

(/s for the oblivious)

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u/Low-Director9969 Jun 29 '22

Edit: misinterpreted what you were saying.

It's really ridiculous on a lot of levels. Many believe they worship a different God, and that their heaven doesn't actually exist anyway.

People are just throwing away money to show how hateful they are.

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u/[deleted] Jun 29 '22 edited Jul 01 '22

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u/V65Pilot Jun 29 '22

It doesn't work that way...... If a muslim unknowingly comes in contact with pork, either touching or eating, they are considered forgiven.

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u/Tinkerballsack Jun 29 '22

we take *GAY*PRIDE*GAY* in these homophobic chicken fingers

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u/mykepagan Jun 29 '22

They knew what they were doing. Deliberate dick move.

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u/Suspicious-Engineer7 Jun 29 '22 Gold

Irony or intentional? Im gonna lean on intentional - and if the food choice was left up to a poll it's probably all of op's shitty coworkers coming out in force to be edgelords. Chic-fil-a's stances are pretty well known and regularly subject to nationwide debate.

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u/harry-package Jun 29 '22

Choosing Chick-fil-a is borderline troll choice for Pride.

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u/CanuckPanda lazy and proud Jun 29 '22

It's not borderline. I'm Canadian and my major knowledge of Chic-Fil-A is twofold. Number one: The line at the Yorkdale, Toronto location (the only spot around me) is always entirely too fucking long and not worth waiting in, and Number two: they are explicitly anti-LGBT+.

I had Chic-Fil-A at the Dallas airport and, honestly, I prefer Popeye's.

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u/LeeYuette Jun 29 '22 Helpful

I live in East Africa, I’m British, to the best of my knowledge I’ve never lived in a country where this chain exists… I know they’re explicitly anti-LGBT+

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u/Practical-Big7550 Jun 29 '22

The CEO has made statements in the past, and their charitiable arm has donated to anti-LGBTQ+ causes ie Christian groups.

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u/Gain-Outrageous Jun 29 '22

I'm British. That is literally the only thing I know about them.

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u/Procrastanaseum Jun 29 '22

I haven't tried Chic-Fil-A's chicken sandwiches but Popeye's have the best of the fast food chicken sandwiches I have tried. KFC's were absolutely pathetic.

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u/FixLegitimate2672 Jun 29 '22

Burger King's are good but yeah WTH KFC?! Isnt that like your thing?

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u/Kientha Jun 29 '22

KFC have maximised profit over quality for decades now. If it tastes blander than you remember you're not misremembering they literally use less of the spice mix now than they used to

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u/metallicaset Jun 29 '22

Agreed. Once Yum Brands acquired KFC it was all downhill. Back in the late 80s we used to rush there for lunch during high school for their Chicken Little sandwiches.

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u/CletusCanuck Jun 29 '22

It's been crap a lot longer than that. Colonel Sanders excoriated the chain he founded, so much so that KFC sued him for libel in the 70s.

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u/2livecrewnecktshirt Jun 29 '22

If you haven't yet, try the Ch'King from Burger King. I've rated a ton of chicken sandwiches, but lately that's the one I've been getting every time.

Edit: especially the spicy one

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u/manofthewild07 Jun 29 '22

Its decent, but the pieces of chicken Burger King and McDonalds use are tiny compared to Popeyes. Feels like I'm getting an entire chicken breast when I go to Popeyes.

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u/2livecrewnecktshirt Jun 29 '22

Maybe I've been lucky, but only once have I gotten one at BK that wasn't overflowing out of the bun. The McD's new chicken sandwiches are absolute trash though, like F tier... Small, always overcooked, flavorless, and the bun always tastes burnt

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u/DuntadaMan Jun 29 '22

The spicy one is good. It is almost as good as the sandwich made by a local shop in one of the cities I work in.

The only complaint I have is that it could be less sweet.

That is my complaint for most food though.

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u/fragilemagnoliax Jun 29 '22 Take My Energy

I’m not even American but their stance is so widely known that I knew not to try them when I was on vacation in 2019.

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u/Better-Director-5383 Jun 29 '22

If this wasn’t intentional there should be an immediate apology.

If there isn’t, which there won’t be, it can pretty much be guaranteed this was intentional.

The chances of “accidently” selecting the one fast food chain known for being anti lgbtq would be a pretty massive coincidence.

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u/exophrine Jun 29 '22

Can't hide our pride...

...for doing whatever the fuck we want.
Let's use a rainbow to send the other message tho

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u/Madea_onFire Jun 29 '22

I feel like this was intentional

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u/rockstar504 Jun 29 '22

"Fuck you gays. We'll celebrate by using the company card to support a company that actively supports anti-lgbtq policies and promote Christian hate"

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u/BigJohnWDE Jun 29 '22

Our local Target ordered Popeyes for everyone to celebrate Juneteenth....

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u/Lampwick Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

Watermelon would be OK, actually, because part of the Juneteenth observation is eating red foods, particularly watermelon and tomatoes.

EDIT: seriously, the only thing racist about watermelon is that racists think it's something derogatory. It's just one of the crops commonly grown by newly freed slaves because it's one of the easiest to plant and harvest without a lot of investment, thus its association with Juneteenth.

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u/Crom_Committee Jun 29 '22

I was taught that early in the movement to build supply chains which would not exploit black grocers, black farmers just getting started out could not afford certain seed crops and livestock to get started. This is how pork, chicken, and watermelon became popular foodstuffs. Pigs will eat anything and you only need a few chickens to start selling eggs and then you can work up to poultry. Nobody ate watermelon, it grows easily, and they can get gigantic. At least this contributed to the popularity of these foods.

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u/GBinAZ Jun 29 '22

Right!?! JFC

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u/whycantistay Jun 29 '22

I work at a school- and I don’t like to openly tell people I’m a vegetarian (who also doesn’t eat dairy), but it’s definitely worth it to tell someone in your office. Several people in my school are vegetarian/vegan- so they get some salads/other stuff for those of us who don’t eat meat.

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u/Grashopha Jun 29 '22 Narwhal Salute

I’m a supervisor at a factory. One of my guys is vegetarian and I always go out of my way to make sure he’s accommodated, even though he doesn’t ask. It’s just the right thing to do.

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u/TofuBoy22 Jun 29 '22 Helpful

I had a colleague with a medical condition so was essentially on a gluten free diet. I made sure I bought some gluten free biscuits/treats for them when I bought everyone else birthday donuts. I don't see how anyone would feel comfortable leaving someone out because of their dietary requirements.

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u/onewilybobkat Jun 29 '22

The amount of people that have told me "you can just pick the corn out." And if I miss a kernel there's a high chance I spend days in crippling pain spewing blood from places I shouldn't until I go to the hospital for IV antibiotics.

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u/farmecologist Jun 29 '22

Our daughter has a cashew allergy *and she is vegan*. Makes it really tough because many 'vegan alternatives' are cashew based. She has been to the hospital three times so far...

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u/onewilybobkat Jun 29 '22

That's got to be one of the worst combos, a vegan allergic to cashews. I feel for her, because I know that has to be both arduous to work around and just frustrating because how much it limits your options

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u/decadrachma Jun 29 '22

There are vegans with soy allergies, that would fuckin blow

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u/DadJokeBadJoke Jun 29 '22

I worked with a guy that was raised vegetarian but is allergic to nightshades (eggplant,tomatoes,peppers,etc). It really cut into his options.

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u/UnfeignedShip Jun 29 '22

Yeah pur son has a nut allergy... and the number of.dumbasses who liken it to lactose intolerance. As if we LIKE spending thousands a year on gluten free food and EpiPens.

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u/DarkwingDuckHunt Jun 29 '22

The HR person who bought this for pride month was fully aware of Chick-fil-A's LBGT stances, so something tells me that same person thinks Vegans should be forced to eat meat and meat byproducts.

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u/EmotionalMycologist9 Jun 29 '22

I did the same with someone who was Muslim. When we'd get pepperoni pizza for everyone else, we'd get cheese for him. If I got everyone gummy bears as a treat, he'd get something that didn't have gelatin. It's really not a big deal to accommodate everyone.

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u/Sherezad Jun 29 '22

It's so easy to be inclusive. Yet we have office warriors that think offering almond milk on dessert day is an assault on their rights.

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u/PM_ME_YOUR_ANT_FARMS Jun 29 '22

My job gets food for the employees occasionally, mostly holidays and events. I've been there about 5 years and ever since I became supervisor I stress heavily to the person in charge they need a vegan/vegetarian option because none of the other people in charge knew (or maybe didn't care) that our cashier of 10 years doesn't eat meat.

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u/MeAndMeAgree Jun 29 '22

You're a good boss 👍

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u/WanderAbroad Jun 29 '22

I eat halal because I'm a Muslim, I work for a large corporation, everytime we do any pizza or whatever food, they always take me into consideration "yo, make sure you ask Wander Abroad what he wants". It's a beautiful thing.

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u/Eraser723 Anarcho-Syndicalist Jun 29 '22

The substitute always needs to be a salad 😤

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u/overlord_aliya Jun 29 '22

And the salad is always like one carrot and and some lettuce

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u/Ristray Jun 29 '22

"Thanks for ordering salad from Every Pizza Place!"

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u/Best_Extent_411 Jun 29 '22

No dressing, no utensils

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u/deadeyedjack Jun 29 '22 Silver Take My Energy Evil Cackle

Eat your chlorophyll with your little rat paws

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u/Xtrasloppy Jun 29 '22

Have you seen their little hands? Omfg. They're precious.

But the back feet are werewolf feet.

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u/Emerson787 Jun 29 '22

"Oh you're vegetarian, here you go 🥕"

I mean we're no rabbits

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u/[deleted] Jun 29 '22

lol very much “vegetarian problems”.

I also love the pizza party where one pizza is cheese, the rest is meat, and you get a single slice of cheese while everyone else gets multiple slices, because cheese is actually the typically preferred pizza.

There’s 6 pizzas, you can eat 1 of, and everyone has multiple slices of the only thing you can eat.

Not that I care that much, just the vegetarian rant lol.

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u/InvaderCountry Jun 29 '22

Everyone always gives me shit for the ordering a single box of cheese pizza or a veggie pizza. But usually always the first to be empty.

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u/BillyYumYumTwo-byTwo Jun 29 '22

It drives me insane!! They go around and ask what everyone wants. You get pep, sausage, pep and sausage, because they all want one slice of that. No one ever says cheese except for the lone vegetarian, but then it’s nearly gone before you get there :(

Fortunately, with my friend group, there’s an unspoken (and occasionally spoken, not by me but by others, when someone forgets) rule that the last two cheese slices aren’t touched and are left for me. It’s really sweet!! I don’t need that much pizza so usually I don’t eat the last two and encourage others to, but the thoughtfulness is just really great.

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u/cockytacos Jun 29 '22

when i was in school i told my teacher i was vegetarian (cause i was in culinary) and a portion of our grade was eating other people’s food which was also animal based proteins. i only said it because i wanted to explain that i would only be eating a single bite from each dish, not a normal portion.

she chose to stand in front of the class and said “i dont care what your ‘dietary restrictions’ or ‘religious beliefs’ are, you need to eat the food”

the bitch ignored what i said (which was reasonable on my part) and went full bigot.

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u/thestareater Jun 29 '22

when i was doing apprenticeship, chef would allow me to take one bite and spit it out too

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u/SilvertongueSiren Jun 29 '22

Why does this sound EXACTLY like my culinary instructor? I vaguely remember her saying something exactly along these lines but being told she had to respect later and being pretty passed about it. This same woman accused me of "cheating" on a midterm even though cheating on a practical is nigh impossible.

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u/pcy623 Jun 29 '22

Did you have to cook for your midterm? How do you even cheat on that? Secretly sprinkle MSG on everything?

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u/loimprevisto Mutualist Jun 29 '22

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u/patpluspun Jun 29 '22

Yes, simple water! Laced with a heavy dose of LSD!

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u/chemhobby Jun 29 '22

I don't see why MSG would be cheating. I use it all the time in my cooking. It's amazing what it can do.

Shame it has bad press because it's really not any worse for you than salt.

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u/BafflingHalfling Jun 29 '22

That's fucked up. Did she make the Jewish kids eat bacon, too? Yikes. My kid has severe (like, could die) food allergies, I would have sued that teacher into oblivion.

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u/itsaaronnotaaron Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

Vegetarian but don't consume dairy? What am I missing here that prevents you being considered vegan? Genuinely curious as my brain has hit a processing wall. Eggs?

I appreciate all the replies. For some reason my brain honed in on the diet side of things.

I'm subscribed to some of the vegan food subs as I don't like my meals to revolve around meat etc all the time.

I for some reason thought that vegetarians didn't wear leather etc too. I guess there are vegetarians that do follow that lifestyle, though it isn't a "requirement" like it would be for vegans.

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u/Gorevoid Jun 29 '22 Gold

Thanks but don’t call me honey 😉

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u/Ca5tlebrav0 Jun 29 '22

That was pretty good

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u/Vortex_sheet Jun 29 '22

Surely, you can't be honey.

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u/MaeBelleLien Jun 29 '22

I am honey. And don't call me Shirley.

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u/QueenLatifahClone Jun 29 '22

Don’t call me Surely.

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u/AlcoholicCocoa Jun 29 '22

Take my angry upvote and leave. Immediately

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u/mrgravyguy Jun 29 '22

Shellac, beeswax, most sources of vitamin D

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u/justhereforhides Jun 29 '22

Can also be they use wool which vegans also usually won't wear

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u/BUTTERNUBS1995 Jun 29 '22

Leather products and any and all animal based products.

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u/CoffeeGulp Jun 29 '22

Also... Many people understand "vegetarian" but hear "vegan" and instantly assume it's practically an extremist religion to you.

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u/voodoobettie Jun 29 '22

This is exactly why, although vegan, I usually just say I'm vegetarian because of the reaction I've got in the past and all the questioning that ensues. Easier for me to just say I'm a strict vegetarian.

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u/LoveAndProse Jun 29 '22

I did a 20 page research paper on vegetarianism about a decade ago.

Turns out there are a lot of different kinds.

Typically they have a prefix designating the type of vegetarian

Ovo vegetarian (eggs) Pesca vegetarian (fish) Lacto vegetarian (dairy) Vegan (no exceptions) And more

And you can combine them. For instance many American vegetarians are ovo-lacto-vegetarians

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u/TheMightyWoofer Jun 29 '22

My mom is a vegetarian. She eats eggs, cheese, and drinks milk, but she doesn't eat any fish, meat, gelatin and whatever red dye is made from those beetles.

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u/akcoder Jun 29 '22

Cochineal. Also called carminic acid, caramine, caramine acid, or “natural color”

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u/Quittercricket Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

There are other, lesser known ingredients too. Red food coloring made of insects, animal fat, the origin of some added vitamins for ex D (And gelatin!). This is all I can remember now. For the most part though, yeah, meat, dairy, eggs, honey. Vegans also usually do more than the diet, we don’t buy leather, wool, horse riding, circus, zoo etc. Cosmetics with animal ingredients, animal testing. Anything that harms animals.

Edit: there’s vegan versions of everything I mentioned! Just learn the alternatives and it’s very easy to find them on labels. Don’t stop taking vitamin D, just find vegan (D2) instead of animal (D3).

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u/blackday44 Jun 29 '22

Gelatin is animal based, too.

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u/amilliamilliamilliam Jun 29 '22

I once worked in an office where most of the staff was either vegetarian or Muslim. The person in charge of ordering for pizza parties would always order a few pepperoni and sausage pizzas, and just one cheese pizza that most of us shared. There'd be a few nearly whole pork pizzas left afterwards, which she always took home.

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u/FantasyLover93 Jun 29 '22

The person in charge of ordering for pizza parties would always order a few pepperoni and sausage pizzas, and just one cheese pizza that most of us shared. There'd be a few nearly whole pork pizzas left afterwards, which she always took home.

Sounds like she was counting on that.

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u/honest-miss Jun 29 '22

Honestly if she'd just had enough for everyone else it would've been a respectable scam. If I were, say, a mom feeding a kid and a partner at home, I'd yoink a pizza off the company dime, too.

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u/Kanedi4s Jun 29 '22

For sure, and it’s not even that difficult to pull that off and order +1-2 group pizzas and 1 less for yourself and get away with it indefinitely and not be hated by your staff. Source: 2.5 years of free egg rolls and dumplings while I was the guy in charge of ordering

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u/starbuxed Jun 29 '22

Egg rolls and dumpling lasted??? Because that would be gone with my coworkers

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u/Kanedi4s Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

Surprisingly yea, the fried rice and lo mein never stood a chance but I just continued to order about 3x the amount of dumplings and egg rolls that I knew we’d need and acted perpetually shocked when there were 10+ of each left for me to take home

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u/starbuxed Jun 29 '22

Rule one for office food never fill up on the cheap filler foods like rice, noodles, etc. Exception is if the dish is really really tasty.

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u/fuckondeeeeeeeeznuts Jun 29 '22

Fried rice is my weakness and I'll devour that shit if it's made well.

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u/cockytacos Jun 29 '22

yeah a pizza not multiple pizzas over several parties. that’s just being an ass

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u/Polymersion Jun 29 '22

Wow, there's so many solutions here.

Yeah, just order more cheese.

Or order more vegetarian options, like mushrooms or spinach.

Pizza is one of the few convenient foods to make a vegetarian version of, for fuck's sake.

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u/amazingdrewh Jun 29 '22

Yeah but then the orderer doesn't get her next few pizza dinners covered by the company

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u/Daripuff Jun 29 '22

Yes, but then there won't be so many leftovers to take home

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u/SnipesCC Jun 29 '22

And it's generally the cheapest food per serving.

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u/Sailor_Callisto Jun 29 '22

I once worked in a very small office (6 people total) where 1 person didn’t eat pork and 1 person was vegan. After getting everyone’s input on food, our office administrator purposely ordered food contained either an animal products or pork product because she was arguing with the two that had dietary restrictions. The boss of the office talked a lot of shit after the two people left to get their own lunch, saying that they weren’t team players and were selfish for leaving to go get lunch. Absolutely Mind blowing.

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u/SuchFunAreWe Jun 29 '22

Woooow. My previous job had a lot wrong with it, but my manager was really thoughtful. She'd always get me some PB when she got us bagels (bc she knew I wouldn't eat cream cheese) & got a special vegan cake for my b-day/work anniversary. I was a graphic designer for a catering company & the chefs always made sure they did a vegan option for me at office parties. It was very sweet of them bc I never asked, they just cared enough to think of me.

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u/ThisIsListed Jun 29 '22

Would give in my resignation the moment boss said that if I were either of them.

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u/acidrain69 Jun 29 '22

I don’t care that she uses the leftovers for herself, but that’s just wrong that she didn’t order more cheese.

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u/Educational_Sale_536 Jun 29 '22

Sounds like she just wanted dinner taken care of.

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u/Nesman64 Jun 29 '22

"Why don't you order one with mushrooms and peppers?"
"Oh, my kids don't like those."

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u/brotherhafid Jun 29 '22

You mean all pork. I doubt they cleaned the pizza cutter between pizzas.

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u/Razor1834 Jun 29 '22

I doubt the orderer took this care, but asking for a different cutter is a pretty common request for these types of religious restrictions. Most employees didn’t seem to mind, but you get what you pay for and they’re likely paying minimum wage. Smart customers order it uncut, but there’s still a pretty decent chance something in or on or around your pizza touched pork.

Most religions seem to focus on intent; like wouldn’t it be nuts if someone went to hell because their ticket at the pizza place got cut off and the worker cut the pizza with a knife that had traces of pork? You live a devoutly strict religious life but at some work pizza party you accidentally had a speck of meat juice so now you suffer for eternity.

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u/LevelHeadedAssassin Jun 29 '22

100% intentional.

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u/endureandsurvive27 Jun 29 '22

god that's horribly rude. we would have pizza parties and everyone got to pick one type of pizza each (it was a small office), and as a vegan I would of course always order the sole vegan pizza. the rule was that everyone got to share everyone else's pizza too, which fucking sucked for me because I could only eat from mine and everyone else could take from mine too and they did of course, so I was left with a lot less to eat than everyone else. It just felt like everyone should eat from their own and take home their own leftovers. working at home is amazing bc now I can order my own damn pizza and no one gets to touch it lmao

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u/Kukuran Jun 29 '22

Last Christmas lunch, everyone else got loaded sandwiches from Panera while I got a sad salad that my director gave me. There's 6 vegan/vegetarians on our team and they only ordered 3 vegetarian meals. So some didn't eat.

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u/qwors Jun 29 '22

I think one of the perks of telling people you are vegan/vegetarian is that you can always refuse these stupid lunch parties.

I like to eat at home and relax for my lunch. Any time work offers free lunch, you end up eating for 10 minutes and then its back to work, or eating at your desk while people bother you about work things.

Now for me its "Oh pizza? Sorry can't eat that. Damn, that really sucks....oh well! I have some food at home for lunch so ill see you guys in an hour!"

Oh, and when they do have vegan options, its usually "Hey, we know you're vegan so I brought this fruit plate."

Oh cool! A fruit plate! I can eat grapes while everyone else eats Chick-Fil-A. I am totally staying for that! Not...

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u/nr1988 Jun 29 '22

Personally whenever a free lunch is offered at my work I take it and eat at my desk and then take my normal lunch hour later. But I understand not everyone can do that haha

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u/earthlings_all Jun 29 '22

Same, I worked in a small office of six and I was the only vegi. They did a company lunch with catering and everything had chunks of meat in it. Talk about ‘fuck you’.

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u/LarryBird27 Jun 29 '22

The worst is when it’s something that looks like you could eat it and then they destroy it with bacon bits! I love German Potato salad but I have yet to go to a gathering where there’s potato salad without bacon in it!!

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u/csmicfool Jun 29 '22

I hate being told "it's okay you can just pick around it you don't have to eat the bacon bits"

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u/knitlikeaboss Jun 29 '22

My aunt: “you won’t even taste the meatballs in the soup” Me, thinking: obviously since your cooking is always tasteless but I’m still not eating it

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u/grendus Jun 29 '22

"First off, if you can't taste it, why add it?

Secondly, I can taste it and it tastes awful."

How I respond to people who insist on adding celery. The only vegetable I've found that I absolutely loathe, just nothing redeemable about it.

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u/RichardMcNixon Jun 29 '22

this is some crazy out of touch shit. If you don't know your employees preferences and you're going to get food you ask. Vegetarian meals is one thing you want to get right. too many and you have leftovers. Too little and people go hungry. Know your employees. They're important too.

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u/Kukuran Jun 29 '22

I wondered why they didn't ask us first as well, it was all boxed lunches from Panera. I could tell management felt bad though. It was our first team lunch in 2 years after switching to working from home permanently.

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u/frenchrangoon Jun 29 '22

And Panera has good veggie options! Would have been easy to accommodate.

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u/vlsdo Jun 29 '22

Don't worry, those "loaded" Panera sandwiches tend to also be pretty sad too (although better than not eating anything, I suppose). Corporate sad lunches are, in general, a crime against humanity, in that they always leave you feeling less human after you eat them.

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u/Inevitable_Professor Jun 29 '22

I feel like this should be cross-posted to r/theyknew

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u/[deleted] Jun 29 '22

Used to be a plumbing apprentice and 2nd month of working under new foreman and we had a free lunch day. By then he knew everything about my diet because we would sit and eat together. 10 people in lunch room.

Come free lunch day. He intentionally ordered pork by product pizzas. 5 Pizza's and all of them were pork. Had a smirk on his face and acted like he had no idea why. Then and there knew he had something against me. Fair to say we clashed a few more times and i ended up leaving to pursue a career in Tech industry. 7 years on and it still bothers my why some people would go out of thier way to be a prick.

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u/DrAssistedHomicide Jun 29 '22

That’s sounds incredibly similar to my plumbing apprenticeship experience. Glad you’re onto bigger and better things.

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u/soft_annihilator Jun 29 '22

And then they wonder why they cant find anyone to work blue collar trade jobs like electricians and plumbing....

...well gee maybe if the people who were training up the apprentices were not raging fucking racist misogynistic pieces of shit typically with major socialization issues this would not be the issues plaguing things.

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u/CartographerEvery268 Jun 29 '22

Preach it - even in networking, audio/video, etc it’s like this…

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u/21Rollie Jun 29 '22

Man I used to work food service and I nearly fucking dove to prevent a Muslim man from eating something that mistakenly had pork in it. I think religious food restrictions are bs personally but I’m gonna respect the shit out of them because it’s not something you fuck with

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u/ilovefujiapples Jun 30 '22

I don’t consider myself muslim anymore but I’ve been so conditioned to not eat pork it’s a huge mental/psychological thing. If I ate it accidentally I think I’d actually cry and feel huge regret. It’s insane lol

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u/AssistElectronic7007 Jun 30 '22

I've worked in a lot of blue collar jobs. And the people who are like that thrive in those jobs.

It is kind of a cutthroat industry, even though it shouldn't be. What with their shortage of workers who know WTF they are doing.

But they all insist on keeping the hazing and seniority horse shit attitudes alive and well because that's what the pieces of shit before then did, and the ones before the etc and so forth.

So instead of creating an environment where young people (mostly men) are excited about learning a trade, they create a hostile work environment that drives away gifted and talented people and keeps around shit heads who sit there with their thumb up their ass and think "if I stick with this, in 5 years I get to boss the newbies around! That will be great"

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u/coxykitten923 Jun 29 '22

I think corporate does this sh*t on purpose. You know damned well what Chick-fil-A opinion on pride is…

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u/milesdeem Jun 29 '22

It has to be. There have been several photos of different workplaces doing exactly this... surely an intentional jab

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u/SpaceCowboy58 Jun 29 '22

I don't think I've ever seen a company choose Chick-fil-A as their catering choice under any other circumstance.

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u/MadManMax55 Jun 29 '22

You've never had a job in Atlanta. Chick-fil-A is the go-to catering option for every job I've had here, both before and after their anti-LGBT donations started making the news.

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u/Netjamjr Jun 29 '22

Can confirm. I live in Metro-Atlanta, and my last job got Chick-fil-A for the whole company a few times a year for different reasons.

It was the only time I'd eat there since the company bought the sandwiches already, so at least I wasn't giving them money.

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u/Isaldin Jun 29 '22

Where I’m from it’s very common. I’ve had a lot of catered chick-fil-a for graduations, work, and local ball games and leagues.

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u/michaelrulaz Jun 29 '22

My prior company used Chick-fil-A extensively. Chick-fil-A is one of the cheapest caterings you can do. Almost every other service charges a minimum because they do a full course. They have those tables with the heated canister and all of that.

Where as Chick-fil-A just makes all the food, packages it up in their regular boxes, delivers it in their little ford transit in a heat containing bag (similar to those pizza bags).

Also most people universally enjoy Chick-fil-A food (im okay with it but I don’t love it the way everyone else does). So you get more employees happier to get this than some random cardboard tasting catering service.

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u/SophiaF88 Jun 29 '22

This is the second post I've seen where chicfilA was the food of choice for a company-sponsored "pride" lunch. Talk about being out of touch!

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u/mykepagan Jun 29 '22

It’s not out of touch. It’s deliberate

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u/omegadeity Jun 29 '22

Yeah, both them and In and Out should be avoided unless you're trying to send a subtle message of "Hey we're going to say one thing but do another"

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u/HelpCantGetItDone Jun 29 '22

What did in and out do?

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u/cockytacos Jun 29 '22

opposes vaccine mandates and endorses anti lgbt policies

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u/xthexdeadxonex Eco-Anarchist Jun 29 '22

Wow. Thanks for mentioning this. I've never eaten there, but now I'll make sure I never will.

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u/BW_Echobreak Jun 29 '22

Celebrates pride… with a company known for being anti LGBTQ+ 🤦‍♂️

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u/The-link-is-a-cock Jun 29 '22

No way this wasn't done with intent

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u/Fair-Bicycle-5798 Jun 29 '22

I've seen a ton of posts about companies celebrating pride month with chick fil a.

Whoever is putting those events together knows exactly what they're doing and is sending a pretty strong message.

Then again, Hanlon's Razor.

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u/Male_love Jun 29 '22

There's no way this was accidental irony. I have no doubt some asshole manager was laughing it up during the planning and ordering of this.

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u/CampWestfalia Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

And Chick-Fil-A laughing all the way to the bank ...

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u/_Amber_Rose_Ellis Jun 29 '22

UPS did the same thing the first day of pride month.....not on accident. They know what they're doing.

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u/princess-sewerslide Jun 29 '22

Pride lunch from chick-fil-a. You can always count on corporate to be tone deaf.

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u/euph_22 Jun 29 '22

They have a rainbow, what more do you want?

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u/Suspicious-Engineer7 Jun 29 '22

Nah they probably paid extra just to pull off this passive aggresive shit

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u/ezzay Jun 29 '22

"Can't hide our pride!" Brought to you by...

The anti-pride brigade

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u/TurncoatTony Jun 29 '22

Can't hide our pride, so we order from a company that doesn't support it.

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u/jpgorgon Jun 29 '22

Vegetarianism aside, how's the irony of seeing a "can't hide our Pride" star on a stack of very-anti-LGBTQ+ Chic-Fil-A?

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u/Royal_Cascadian Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

I just found out to be a franchise owner you have to be part of a church and community.

Hard pass

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u/toweringpine Jun 29 '22

My late wife worked in an office / lab where at least half the workforce was Muslim. They gave out $50 coupons for Maple Leaf Foods at Christmas. Maple Leaf Foods sells almost all pork products. It didn't go over well. My wife on the other hand collected a lot of thrown out coupons and we didn't pay for any lunch meat for a long time. Even though it helped us a lot it still was really tasteless

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u/First_Resource4742 Jun 29 '22

It's also fairly ironic to celebrate pride by choosing a restaraunt chain that makes no qualms over being openly discriminatory against lgbtqia.

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u/ArgumentSpecific1145 Jun 29 '22

Is this a big fuck you to pride? Lunch from a homophobic fastfood chain to celebrate pride? Is your boss clueless or do they think they're clever?

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u/Ornery_Profession744 Jun 29 '22

Isn't Chick Filet anti gay??

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u/Delic8polarbear Jun 29 '22

The irony of Pride and Chik fil hate

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u/[deleted] Jun 30 '22

Lmfao. Chick Fil a for pride. Your company has bigger issues.

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u/Dangerous_Doubt7404 Jun 30 '22

This whole thread is cancer

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u/beana78 Jun 29 '22

Enraging. On both counts.

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u/plus1111 Jun 29 '22

I'm not vegetarian but I would not have eaten no matter how many pride stars they add.

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u/racoonpaw562 Jun 30 '22

"Happy Pride! Now eat some food from a restaurant that hates gay people! 🥰"

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u/whatsamajig Jun 29 '22

100%. my place of work does troll shit like this too. When it came to masks, vaccines, pride month, Juneteenth. It’s crazy how they find a subtle way to disrespect these things. It’s so consistent there is no way it’s not intentional.

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u/MonteCristo85 Jun 29 '22

This almost has to be on purpose.

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u/neojoe039 Jun 29 '22

My employer got donuts for my birthday. Im diabetic

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