Meatless Mondays in September 2010
As September comes around again, I thought I'd remind people of what happened last year at a certain Bay Area company. Everyone in a certain part of campus became participants in some kind of human experiment.
The worst part about it was the drama it introduced. Everyone had to be on a "side". Those who ducked out to find some way to address their nutritional needs were conspicuously absent when teams put together their daily "lunch trains". That was interpreted as being on the side of "oh this is crap". If you went down there, it was interpreted as agreeing with it. You couldn't stay neutral.
A bunch of people held their own cookout in the parking lot. They brought their own supplies and did their own thing. I wasn't around to see it, but heard plenty about it. Some weeks later, someone accused them of throwing food at the cafe chefs or asking them for the food to be cooked, or some such. It was unfounded, and sounded like watching Fox News around election time.
It's the little things which add up to make a place unbearable.