We are all different and have our own preferences, no matter if it is clothing, music, vacationing spots, or food. And it’s a good thing because life would be boring otherwise. But from time to time, our personal choices affect others. And although they may seem like a small and insignificant matter, things may escalate.
You wouldn’t think that someone’s choice of food would be a cause for a work dispute, but it happens. Reddit user throwaway1035782 shared a story and asked if he should feel guilty about bringing a hamburger into a public dining room at his workplace while there was a vegan coworker present.
The user throwaway1035782 shared the story on a subreddit AITAH. Even though the OP and the vegan coworker Carla (the name was changed) usually get along, the event that took place in the break room escalated into an awkward situation. The story could make us question our boundaries. Can we coexist with people who prefer different food (and how ridiculous is this question…)? Should we eat together, considering such huge differences?
As the OP highlighted, Carla is a vegan, and even though she does tell everyone about her food preferences, they’ve worked together for few years, and she was never pushy about it.
But one day in the break room, when she noticed her colleague coming in with a burger, she recommended that they eat it in the street even though they live in a cold and snowy region.
After the confrontation, throwaway1035782 had some thoughts about the whole thing and asked people online for their opinion. The post has received 7.9k upvotes and 1.5k comments so far. People view it differently, and it sparked quite a few responses and debates among vegans and meat-eaters.