What’s Weird About “Food Days”
I had good intentions when I packed this salad up for lunch last night!
Food day at work is one day out of the month where we celebrate monthly birthdays by bringing in a dish for everyone to share. It’s kind of weird, and although the smell of crock pot meatballs at 8:00 made me want to puke a little, I eventually made myself a plate of food.
Two plates 😉 What can I say, speed work revs up the ol’ appetite like no other!
But back to “food day” being weird. There’s an actual invite that goes out to the group, and it’s subject is “Food Day.” Then all day long on food day, people go up to the food table to grab a plate…and then seconds…and then thirds…starting at like, 8:00. Then by early afternoon everyone talks about how “bad” the food and how “bad” they were today and how they’re going on a diet TOMORROW.
It’s a disaster for someone who has any ounce of disordered thinking toward food or their bodies. Of course I’m reading pretty deep into it, and a lot of people are able to grab a plate or two of snacks, enjoy them, and call it good! It’s just such an odd concept when you think about.
Does your place of employment do “food days?”
What would you/do you bring to these types of celebrations? I usually forget, but when I do remember, it’s usually hummus and pita or baked goods.
Hi ho, Hi ho, it’s back to work I go!