Our office is having lunch from Z's Greek today, so I received an email a few days ago with the menu and a deadline for an order. I thought I knew what I could have, but I'm learning, so I called. The very helpful man I talked to told me that I could (only) have the Greek salad with chicken, no pita, no feta, no dressing. I could not have anything with rice or potatoes as they have dairy. Ah-ha! That explains why I didn't feel well.
Today, I had the salad, with some dressing I keep in the office refrigerator. Not bad, but I'm not sure about the seasoning on the chicken either. So I would consider this an *AVOID* restaurant.
Of course, there was cake and ice cream for the birthday celebration. I knew I would feel deprived, so I brought some Enjoy Life Gingerbread Spice Cookies and some So Delicious Chocolate coconut milk ice cream. The cookies are cakelike, so I thought that would be a good substitution. I ate more of the ice cream than I planned. Several people asked about the cookies and ice cream, and two ladies asked to try the cookies. One has a diabetic husband, and she thought it was very good; the other eats a lot of artificial sweeteners (Weight Watchers ice cream treats for example), and she did not really like the cookie.
After I got back to my desk, I sent out an email with the cookie and ice cream information to everyone since I wasn't sure who was interested. One person replied to me that she was impressed with how I'm sticking to my diet. It's not a diet, people. One replied to everyone saying that he found dinner for me, with a picture of a box. Are you kidding me? I'm sure he thought he was being funny, but I did not find it funny. I don't think anyone else did either. There was only one response, to me only, from a lady in the office who thought it was mean. I was really upset about it--yes, I have a thin skin, this is nothing new--and someone else thought it was no big deal so I just kept it to myself after that. But I really think that someone who considers himself to be a nice guy should not be such a dick.
On the other hand, the receptionist said that she wants to make sure we have those items for events so that I don't have to provide it myself. I thought that was very generous but it seems unnecessary to me. I mean, I'm the only one eating it, and it's not that often, so I'm going to take it home, so I might as well buy it, right? I've made my point but we'll see what happens next time.