Lenten Special!

So it’s now the season of "Lent" in the Catholic church (not that that applies to me, because I’m not Catholic, I’m Christian), and everywhere you go, you can find restaurant signs that say "Lenten Special."  Because the Catholic church forbids eating meat on Fridays during Lent, and because some Catholics abstain from meat completely during Lent, the Lenten specials offered by restaurants are typically fish dishes.  You’ll even see fast food joints offering fish -- as if fast food weren’t gross enough, now you can have fast fish.

Well tonight I drove past a Taco Bell and saw this sign: "Lenten Special: 2 Bean Burritos."

Posted by Anthony on 3 replies


01. Mar 7, 2005 at 11:05am by Mike:

Taco Bell has actually been doing that for a while.  At least in my area.  I definitely remember making fun of their Lent meal in high school.  Not that I have a problem with people observing Lent (can you really "celebrate" it?), but you would think that if they’re serious about avoiding meat for 40 days, they’d probably try and steer clear of fast food restaurants (especially Taco Bell).

02. Mar 12, 2005 at 10:59am by Rolly:

Yesterday at work, we had our monthly program reviews where everyone has to give a powerpoint presentation of progress on their projects.  When we have these, we get a catered lunch, usually a big hoagie variety tray.  Well, yesterday, whomever ordered lunch asked for a Lenten friendly tray, without even knowing how many people actually observe lent.  I did not hear the announcement that it was lent food when lunch started, because I was talking with one of my co-workers.  So we talked and let the food line die down.  After a few minutes, we got in line only to find no meat hoagies.  I don’t even know if you could call them hoagies.  The veggie "hoagies" consisted of fresh carrots, broccoli, cucumbers, and squash on a hoagie roll.  What a waste of a perfectly fresh Conshohocken Italian bakery roll!  I was so upset when I saw this, that I proclaimed "I’m going to Quizno’s for some beef and bacon on a toasty roll!"  That got a rise out of all the catholics in the room, and my boss told me I was going to hell.  Anyway, I did score a piece of chicken salad hoagie that was hidden amongst the veggie and cheese hoagies, that the carnivores who were first in line missed, so I did not have to go to Quizno’s after all.  I mean I like veggies and all, but in their proper place and fresh hoagie rolls aren’t it.  This was evident as the tray was still about 30% full after everyone had their fill of rabbit food, when usually the tray is emptied clean.

03. Mar 13, 2005 at 05:37pm by Anthony:

Man.  When you buy Conshohocken rolls, they should ask you what you’re going to do with them.  If you say something retarded like "put vegetables on them!!1!", they should snatch them back out of your hands and say, "No bread for you!  Come back, one year!"

I mean seriously... I like three out of those four vegetables, but come on, that isn’t a sandwich!  How gross that would be.

I’m glad you were able to find something edible after all.

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