I just think this was kinda funny so I am writing about it…
Recently while I was teaching a course for a group of 12 people, the catering department of this company brought in the usual morning snacks of muffins and fruits along with the coffee & juice. The food and drink was all setup by 8:00am.
At approximately 11:00am the catering staff walked in again and while I was in mid-sentence (teaching), asked me if I wanted the morning food left in the room. I said sure. She then said to me
‘YOU do this AT YOUR OWN RISK’. We were all a bit taken back by this statement. I shared with my group that perhaps we should not be eating the left over muffins … was this a risk?
If the food is not safe I would of preferred for the people serving it to make that decision to take it away, rather than relying on me to make a split decision while I am in the middle of my class.
Next time I will tell them to take it away. Such a shame to waste so much food.