Picture this, it’s a Saturday morning and you’ve just finished a tough week at school. Your parents tell you that they’re doing some rennos on the house and will need to hit Bunnings. While you’re there, you grab a classic Bunning’s snag and sit in the sun nibbling o it with your family. Life is good.
Now, when you envisioned that delightful scenario in your head, was the onion on top of the sausage or below? Because that’s what’s causing nationwide outrage and the blame falls solely on the shoulders on the massive hardware giant.
Earlier this week, they tried to quietly usher in a new rule that encourages community organisations and charities to put the onion on the bottom of the bread in order to prevent spillages and slipping.
While some might say it’s bureaucracy gone mad, it’s a seemingly small change that won’t harm the status quo too much and most people probably won’t notice.
Or so they thought.
Bunnings got absolutely fucking hammered by the public, who saw an attack on the iconic snag recipe as an attack on Australia itself.
For real I thought 3.50 made up some OH&S garbage to cause outrage. This is BEYOND ridiculous.
*goes to Bunnings to buy pitchforks*
*stands outside Bunnings to protest, with said pitchforks*
— MandyKerr (@MandyKerr) November 13, 2018
How many people have died or injured slipping on onions at a Bunnings stall? Ambos must be stationed at every stall is next on the agenda.
— waggacrow (@waggacrow) November 13, 2018
It's my biggest fear when going to Bunnings, the number of onions i have tripped over… my lord, every freakin sunday….
— Brian Noakes (@BrianNoakes) November 13, 2018
Yesterday, Bunnings chief operating officer Debbie Poole explained why the changes were being enforced.
“Safety is always our number one priority and we recently introduced a suggestion that onion be placed underneath sausages to help prevent the onion from falling out and creating a slipping hazard.
“This recommendation is provided to the community groups within their fundraising sausage sizzle welcome pack and is on display within the gazebos when barbecues are underway.
“Regardless of how you like your onion and snag, we are confident this new serving suggestion will not impact the delicious taste or great feeling you get when supporting your local community group,” Ms Poole said.
Well there ya have it, looks like things won’t be changing anytime soon.
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