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to think my colleague was thoughtless and ruined my lunch?

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livelifememories Fri 09-May-14 09:52:17

Yesterday the canteen at work was closed so two work colleagues volunteered to drive and pick up lunch (we work in an area where it would take 15 minutes to walk to the nearest cafe and only have half an hour lunch.)

It was decided they would go to KFC and McDonalds. I had spent an hour previously complaining that I had got food poisoning last time I went to KFC. So I ordered from McDonalds and said to my colleague, please just get me the American burger of the week.

My colleague returned back with a Louisiana burger which is a chicken burger! When I said I had been complaining about getting food poisoning from KFC that it was common sense that I wouldn't want a chicken burger.

Their excuse was - they had other peoples lunches to get, I hadn't been specific and that they hadn't really listened when I complained about my food poisoning.

LaurieFairyCake Fri 09-May-14 09:53:54

I too would have bought you the chicken burger

Because I heard you specify KFC, not all chicken in the universe

If you got food poisoning from one place it doesn't mean you'd get it from the same food somewhere else

AreYouFeelingLucky Fri 09-May-14 09:54:23

That's crazy.

Getting food poisoning from KFC meant that you want KFC. Fair enough.

You needed to specify that you didn't want chicken, if that's the effect that it has had on you. Most people wouldn't make that connection.

Also, they got you exactly what you asked for. It wasn't their fault that the American burger of the week was chicken this week.

UnderIce Fri 09-May-14 09:54:43

If that was the "American Burger of the Week" they bought you exactly what you asked for so YABU.

Why don't you take your own lunch into work and avoid the issue in future.

itsmeitscathy Fri 09-May-14 09:54:48

Lol, you're joking...right?

GeraldineFangedVagine Fri 09-May-14 09:54:53

I think YABU. It's not obvious its chicken you are worried about more KFC so unless you specifically said no chicken I think they were doing a kind thing.

CoffeeTea103 Fri 09-May-14 09:54:55

Yabu, how are they supposed to guess what you meant. Don't be ridiculous, at least your colleague went and got it for you.

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Fri 09-May-14 09:55:25

Sorry you are BU.

QueenofallIsee Fri 09-May-14 09:55:34

You sound like a bit of a diva to be honest - if I was your colleague I wouldn't get you lunch again

Pobblewhohasnotoes Fri 09-May-14 09:55:35

Yabu, go yourself next time.

You spent an hour talking about having food poisoning?

littleducks Fri 09-May-14 09:55:39

I would have got you the Louisiana burger too

DelGirl Fri 09-May-14 09:55:52


LaurieFairyCake Fri 09-May-14 09:56:21

Let me guess, this is a reverse?

Brucietheshark Fri 09-May-14 09:56:50

If you really went on for an hour about food poisoning, are you surprised people tune you out?

Agree that not wanting KFC does not rule out all chicken in the universe. In fact, because you went to KFC I would assume you liked chicken.

This is a reverse AIBU isn't it?

whatchatalkinboutwillis Fri 09-May-14 09:57:19

Well considering they bought you exactly what you asked for YABU. How are they supposed to know that you don't what chicken? Just because you got food poisoning from KFC doesn't mean that all chicken makes you ill.

nethunsreject Fri 09-May-14 09:57:34

Crikey, no wonder they hadn't really listened to you complaining, you sound a bit precious!

diddl Fri 09-May-14 09:58:20


You sound hard work.

She got you what you asked for.

VeryStressedMum Fri 09-May-14 09:58:29

Dont be ridiculous hmm

gamerchick Fri 09-May-14 09:58:35

It has to be a reverse.. I'm happy that somebody packs up lunch for me grin

Beastofburden Fri 09-May-14 09:58:59

You spent an hour complaining about food poisoning?

They got you exactly what you asked them to get. There is no reason why you should get food poisioning from all forms of chicken. Actually, there's no reason why KFC should give you food poisoning next time. you were just unlucky.

Why are you eating that crap to start with?

emsyj Fri 09-May-14 09:59:42

YABU, I would assume that your objection to KFC was to the cleanliness or otherwise of the premises and food preparation standards - not the fact that it was chicken! It would not have occurred to me for a second that you didn't want any chicken.

livelifememories Fri 09-May-14 10:00:07

No, another colleague agreed with me that it's common sense that if I was no longer could eat KFC because of food poisoning then you wouldn't go out and buy KFC.

Also they only got the Louisiana burger because it was showing on a board when they ordered. Pretty much all of the American burgers are beef. Chicken is just an alternative.

diddl Fri 09-May-14 10:00:18

"My colleague returned back with a Louisiana burger which is a chicken burger! When I said I had been complaining about getting food poisoning from KFC that it was common sense that I wouldn't want a chicken burger."

That doesn't follow to me tbh.

Why didn't you just ask for a burger?

mrsminiverscharlady Fri 09-May-14 10:01:17

I wouldn't worry about it too much, I doubt anybody will be offering to go and get your lunch again.

Anyway, how do you know KFC gave you food poisoning?

RiverTam Fri 09-May-14 10:01:28

it wouldn't occur to me that you meant you didn't want chicken, just that you didn't want a KFC.

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