Friday, February 18, 2005

Catholicism ruined my lunch

Every month we have a team luncheon where we get free food, play games and give out awards and stuff. The food's usually pretty good so I am okay with these particular luncheons. However, today since it is Friday during Lent season, the menu had to be altered at the last minute to remove the meat for all of my Catholic co-workers. Guess what the meat was replaced with? Mushrooms! Mother...effing...mushrooms! They were everywhere-in every single dish. Look-I am not Catholic, and while I don't understand all the Catholic traditions, I can appreciate them just as I appreciate that all religions come with their own unique set of beliefs and traditions (though I am decidedly against the religious tradition of blowing yourself up to kill Americans just because we're arrogant and are responsible for "Full House"). But should I have to suffer by being completely surrounded and inundated with mushrooms just because you guys can't eat meat? I mean seriously WTF? Nobody likes mushrooms, and if you say you do you're a goddamn liar or your taste buds are broken (you should get that checked out). Mushrooms! Dammit!

Sidenote to the J-man and his dad, the man upstairs: All swearing is for humor purposes only and should not be construed as taking anyone's name in vain. I love you so please don't send me to hell, okay? Thanks.

7 comments:

Golightly said...

I'm Catholic and I think that they shouldn't have to change lunch for anybody; unless you are working in the Vatican.
I like sauteed mushrooms on burgers and in omelets--that's it; anywhere else I agree that they are gross

sharda said...

I like mushrooms.

Mel Mega said...

I spent my lunch time calling out all of the so-called "Catholics" at work that were chowing down on the meatloaf in the cafeteria...and I wonder why I sit alone...

Johnny Virgil said...

Mel...there's no meat in cafeteria meatloaf. I saw the can at our cafeteria. It actually says "MeetLowf{tm} - a meat flavored product"

Erik with a K said...

Mmmmmmm....Meetlowf.....droooool.....

Seriously 'Seriously, I hear ya. Mrs. TNO does the no meat thing, and I torture her with my wild meat binges in front of her (I know, I know, it's inconsiderate, but still...)

slcup said...

Mushrooms are the single grossest food, ever. Don't try to convince me that a portabello is like a hamburger patty - it's not. They're stinky, they have a weird texture and they taste like dirty food. Ew!
urban princess

Keith said...

When you say j-man do you mean Prunty? I don't think he can send you to hell