Thanks to a fantastic opportunity, a certain someone is working for a major corporation right now, during our three-month stay in a mountain ski town. Unbeknownst to us, this job came with an amazing benefit.
FOOD IS SERVED TO EMPLOYEES AT DISCOUNTED RATES
There are multiple company restaurants (open to the public) that employees can choose to eat at. At most of these restaurants, though, the discount is applied to expensive resort rates. This means meals can still be expensive ($18 for a hot sandwich), after the discount.
HOWEVER, WE FOUND A HIDDEN SECRET
We discovered one tiny little employee-only (not open to the public) cafe, where the prices/discounts are so unbelievable, that the food is practically free.
We started realizing that some people might be embarrassed to eat at such a cafe. They might worry that it appears as if they cannot afford to buy their own food.
However, I'm a firm believer that no matter how much or how little money one has, there's no sense in wasting it.
And if an employer offers this as part of the employee benefits package, employees absolutely deserve this benefit!
OUR VERY FIRST MEAL
Truth be told, we initially didn't think we could eat at this discounted cafe. We assumed the food would be mostly meat, mostly deep-fried, or mostly filled with gluten.
Were we wrong.
Above you can see our very first meal. Two plates of hearty veggies for less than $2. We kid you not. Add another plate full of salad bar, plus fruit, and it's right about $3. Total.
Is this a perfect example of a 100% plant-based meal? No. I can see oil at times. Napkins can help blot it away.
But because I eat so plant-based most of the time, to me, this is an acceptable plan B, on the road.
THIS HAS GENERATED GRATITUDE AND JOY
We are so grateful to see a major corporation care enough about their employees to offer affordable meals that are healthier, to boot!
In fact, this has made evening meals feel like little adventures of joy. We are so excited to see what is served up each day. We have so much fun, simply exploring these treats.
(And...it makes one look forward to somehow helping these corporations take the next step of learning to leave out the few ingredients that we know are not necessary.)