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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

He flung down his pudding and cursed

Here we go. Mary's told the Acq. Team that there'll be halal meat for lunch at the staff training day.

"I'm not having halal meat, it's not killed in a humane fashion," says Noreen.

"It isn't compulsory. And bear in mind that it was Mary who told you that the lunch at the last session was going to be spicy."

"Well it was spicy."

"There was a plate of bhajis in amongst the cheese sandwiches and sausage rolls..."

"Well I'm not having halal meat."

"There'll probably be some halal meat for those who require it but there will be lots of other options, as per usual. I promise you, the pork pies and the sausage rolls and cocktail sausages won't be made of halal meat. Honest."

"Well, Mary's looking into it for us. I'd take sandwiches along just in case, Betty."

Oh dear...


:: Wendy :: said...

vaguely related useless trivia:

I have an Auntie called Noreen.

She is the sister of an ex-uncle (now defunct) called Vaughn.

She will always be my auntie but she wont be 'here' (a philosophically overhelmingly complex concept) much longer.

The Topiary Cow said...

No idea what halal meat is. Certainly seems an eclectic lunch...pork pies? Bhajis?

Over here, staff lunches are usually sandwiches, potato chips, sodas, and loads of processed-sugar dessert items...

Yours sounds better.


Kevin Musgrove said...

Wendy: people are 'here' longer than they ever were.

Ms. Cow: Halal meat's the Islamic equivalent of kosher, the controversy being caused by the requirement that the beast isn't stunned before slaughter. Time was, our staff lunches fared like yourself but these days they're usually pretty good.