At work, some of us bring our own lunch boxes to save money, or at least, eat something cheap to avoid overspending. To those of you who usually go to lunch in groups, how do you deal with a colleague who always prefers fancy food?
Just recently, the Facebook page MamaClub shared an anonymous post about a Malaysian employee who is not fond of a newbie who always suggests fancy cafes for lunch. According to her, the girl who just joined the workplace looked pretty, and since it was her first day, the group decided to take her out for lunch, and she had the luxury to choose where she wanted.
“We often go to hawker stalls for lunch. Cheaper and more options. But she suggested a café, and since it was her first day, we decided to go along with her desire.”
They went to a café near their office, and the confessor admitted that the food in the café tasted good, but was overpriced.
A few days later, the newbie was still tagging along with the group for lunch, but she insisted on food in cafes because “she’s not used to eating food at hawker stalls”. By the 2nd week, the group insisted on hawker food and the newbie unwillingly joined them.
She had a lot to say (and show) during her visit to the hawker centre.
“From the decoration of the centre, the furniture, the hygiene, and to the waiters, she said ‘ew’ many times.”
Her colleagues then patiently suggested the best food to order at the hawker centre. She was sceptical at first, but she agreed to it, nevertheless. Did she like it?
Let’s just say she was not a fan of the suggestion right after the first bite.
“Ew. Is this even food for human?” she said.
As if she wasn’t making herself clear, she also imitated the disgusted expression.
“She’s pretty, but I’ve never thought that she’s a real princess. She didn’t even think about our feelings. We all decided not to bring her along for lunch next time,” the confessor said.
She ended the post by making a sarcastic remark and said, “You enjoy your café food. Leave the hawker food for peasants like us.”
There’s nothing wrong with going for café food anytime you want, especially if you can afford it. In the meantime, there’s nothing wrong with hawker food too as they’re not only tasty but also affordable. Have you ever encountered a similar situation at work when it comes to deciding where to go for lunch?