How about heating half of your sandwich.
Funny, as always. Among my friends, we have a rule that you can't veto unless you propose an alternate idea.
I proposed Olie's Rule but it was vetoed.
Professional tip: the only way to ensure a successful joint decision about food is to employ an actual joint.
Ah yes, the dreaded Don't Care But Not That. I find it was more common with now-ex-girlfriends than coworkers, though. Of course, at my work, there's only like 2 or 3 decent choices for lunch nearby that you can do without needing to take a 2 hour lunch, so that narrows it down pretty quick.
7-11 has awesome food. I wish we had them here. Funny comic!
At my house, we don't know what restaurant we are going to until we see it as we're driving around. This habit drives all of my Brothers-in-law crazy.
Olie: Genius! Problem solved.
Hmmm, Rick's logic is failing in more than one way. Quizno's serves cold sandwiches too, and of course they'll serve them that way if you ask, as well.
Of course, it's obvious he's just trying to be annoying, so I really shouldn't analyze his words.
Sometimes, the best course of action is to be a leader. "I'm going to Quizno's. Would you like to come with me?"
you get strange looks if you ask for half you sandwich toasted. But subway did it for my wife anyway.
Boy does THIS ever sound familiar.
Our friends use the nuclear option for joint decisions: someone picks out the worst possible thing and everyone has a limited amount of time to find something better or we're stuck.
Works for restaurants and movie rentals!
It's because of discussions like this that we constructed the "Wheel of Lunch" at my old office... the first rule of the Wheel of lunch is that you never question the Wheel of Lunch.
"Heat lamped to perfection" Truly classic!
I have had 7-11 lunch many of times.
also a 7-11 dinner as well.
I suspect you've been hiding in my office around lunch time... every day. Stop spying on us!
That's actually a good rule.
Ha! Whattyaknow? I just learned something useful on Basic Instructions.
I used to drive a school bus for group trips of 5 - 30 students. Had to often impose Tyrant Law: We eat wherever they feed the bus driver free!
Most governments need to develop this skill that you so masterfully demonstrate.
Gad! I used to work at this place & every Friday the whole "team" went to lunch together. Since it was 8 people that meant 2 cars. The whole morning revolved around variations on this exact conversation. Eventually everyone would agree on a place. Then get into two different cars and have the whole damn conversation all over again & end up at two different places - each car at its own place.
It is really hard to decide especially if you have different likes and dislikes. Better yet you have something packed from home. LOL...
The perfect analysis of a joint decision. Ask for input then do your own thing!
I understand the "Anywhere but there", but why won't they offer an alternative?
"At my house, we don't know what restaurant we are going to until we see it as we're driving around. This habit drives all of my Brothers-in-law crazy." –– EH
EH, I'm sure that your family is lovely in every other way, but if I were one of your brothers-in-law I would have divorced y'all a long time ago.
If we can't make a decision within 90seconds I'll go get what I want by myself. It's not like I need someone to hold my hand.
among my friends we have what we call the "rule of equilibrium" which states:
If we cant agree on a movie within 30 minutes of being at the rental place we must rent Equilibrium.
I used to have this problem when a buddy of mine and I hung out until we wrote our top favorite eateries down and started letting a 20-sider do the thinking for us.
Yes, we're nerds, what OF it?
Interesting how Rick always takes the feminine position... One of my annoyances with dating was the "I don't care where we eat" line followed by a never-ending stream of vetoes interspersed with "I'm not picky" and "anything is fine."
I've had that exact conversation so many times that it isn't really funny. Except that it is.
King's Spork Buffet - I would eat there just for the name.I am a name-whore.