View Full Version : not a new story... but frustrating
08-15-2006, 09:33 PM
Today I was at work in a 10 hour surgery...
Someone ordered food for us & we each had a few minutes to scrub out & eat. Everyone ordered salads.... Salad w/ fried chicken pieces and the like...
I asked for a salad w/ lots of veges & specifically said "tomatos, cucumbers, carrots, mushrooms, whatever" w/ oil & vinegar on the side... They asked what kind of chicken I wanted -- I said no meat, please.
When I got my turn to eat I found a bowl with more cheese, hard boiled egg and bacon than lettuce! Only two slices of tomato & cucumber!!! And some kind of creamy dressing that didn't even smell like food!!! :mad:
I tried to pick out the vegetables but with only a couple of minutes to eat... well, I did the best I could knowing that I wouldn't be able to do anything about food for several more hours....
It's just so frustrating that people think a salad has to have meat or if your a "vegetarian" you want huge amounts of cheese & egg on your salad. I don't even know what to say about the bacon pieces!!!
I wanted a garden & got a cow, a chicken & a pig!!!!
p.s. for dinner I had a giant bowl w/ bananas, peaches, blueberries, almond milk & honey!!!!
Thanks for letting me vent...
08-15-2006, 09:38 PM
awwww....I know the feeling. I have been there. I hate it on the other hand where you ask for a salad with no cheese, no eggs, no meat, no croutons, no olives, and you get a plate of iceberg lettuce, oh yum, thanks!
08-15-2006, 09:50 PM
iloverawfoods, I know exactly what you mean either its all iceberg, or you ask for a salad with no meat ect and they end up bringing a piddley little side salad.
08-15-2006, 09:57 PM
"I wanted a garden & got a cow, a chicken & a pig!!!!"
Haha, that made me laugh :D
I've experined the iceburg lettuce thing countless times. OR the baby plate of lettuce, one tomato, cucumber, and onion slice the size of a tea plate (the ones udner the tea cups!). How is THAT a salad!?
08-16-2006, 12:11 AM
Next time bring your own salad - and enough to share.
08-16-2006, 07:24 AM
This is exactly why I've never eaten a salad. All that iceburg lettuce just looks disgusting, especially when they have the nerve to bring it discolored. I don't understand how people can eat that stuff.
08-16-2006, 07:35 AM
On our holiday I ordered a spinach salad and got a HUGE bowl (one like I used to serve pasta in) with spinach, pecans, sundried cranberries, some crumbled goat cheese with a dressing of grapefruit and ginger. (with garlic toast on the side) Oh wow. I pushed aside the toast and the cheese, but the little that stuck to the spinach was pretty good. I didn't dare ask if it was raw - it was dairy. I could have done with a few pieces of onion bread right then. Perfect. Now I am trying to duplicate that dressing.....
Sharon in Colorado
08-16-2006, 10:22 AM
That has got to be really challenging. I guess you just have to be prepared for that stuff with bananas, dates, lara bars, etc.
Did you know you were going to be working a 10 hour shift?
08-16-2006, 10:37 AM
I started the day thinking the surgery would be about 4 - 4 1/2 hours long. So I didn't bring anything w/ me... figured I could get to the hospital cafeteria for a salad afterward.
Once we began the case we discovered a lot of old scar tissue that makes the surgery we were doing very difficult and that takes much longer. Usually we don't take breaks for long cases at all but one of the nurses offered to order us lunch... I was grateful for the food (and a bathroom break!!) but its hard to go back to work after such a disappointing cheesy/eggy lunch!!
I guess I'll just have to stash some Lara Bars in my purse -- in my job you just never know.
You'd think I would have figured that out by now!!!!! :p
08-16-2006, 10:43 AM
haha, I took much care to get some fruit together for today because I will not be able to leave the office for a break until sometime after 2pm (was 1 pm, but not it has been pushed some more, client can't come when they said they would). I have been sooo hungry. A single little plum this morning just didn't cut it, but my mom just called and said I had some grapes and peaches in the office fridge. MMMM.... I hope they are still there.
08-16-2006, 11:04 AM
Apples and oranges can store for several days in your locker @ work or in your car, as well assorted nuts. I leave several in a box in the back and if I don't get to them my kids do running between soccer,swimming,football and baseball! Also I don't know if you have Costco by you but our Costco just started to carry an Organic Raw food bar made by "premier nutrition". I just bought them yesterday so I don't know how they taste but they come in 3 flavors Blueberry, apple cinnamom and chocolate peanut. That might add some spice to the ice berg problem.
08-16-2006, 11:06 AM
yeah, I usually always have a box of raisens that I keep in the car. It is great when you are on the roads all day with little time to stop.
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