Anonymous said: If you work at an establishment like Starbucks or Subway or whatever (places that handle allergenic foods and their alternatives) and you switch up ingredients just to prove a point to skinny people/men/whites/etc. you are an awful person. What will you do if you give someone a fatal allergic reaction? Blame the patriarchy?
I CAN NOT AGREE WITH THIS ENOUGH!!!
I have a food allergy, granted it’s not severe. No anaphylaxis, just vomiting, joint swelling, and sometimes migraines. But I’ve had issues at Starbucks several times, and it’s fucking assholish to say the least. You are risking people’s lives when you decide someone needs one milk over the other. Same with waitstaff who won’t find out if a product is used in the kitchen (like vegetable oil) JUST GO FUCKING ASK. IT TAKES 2 MINUTES AND IS MUCH EASIER THAN CALLING 911 WHEN SOMEONE HAS A REACTION.
sorry. I had an issue at a restaurant over the weekend. I just wanted to know what they fried their chicken fingers in and their wifi didn’t work so I couldn’t look it up myself.
-the Polish one
I was once at a Chipotle (Chipotle promises it can handle gluten-free diets, I think. That or nuts or something.), and I sat there and watched as this lady walks up and asks that the guy working the line change his gloves before handling her food, which is COMPLETELY doable, even if you’re super-busy. After practically begging him to get her the gluten-free tortillas for her tacos, he passes it off to the next lady who starts touching all her food without changing her gloves. The lady ordering stops her, then asks them to restart her order. They don’t want to, it’s busy and loud, and this lady is clearly super-annoyed. Finally, they agree to redo her meal, making a big show of changing their gloves and remaking it, even though they promise to provide gluten-free options and this lady has been nothing but polite. It was frustrating, especially because she was trying to explain they had flour on their gloves that she couldn’t have in her food.
I swear to god, some food workers don’t understand how severe food allergies can be. It’s not a joke and they aren’t trying to make your life harder.
-The Trans One