We’ve all experienced a hungered, growling stomach in the middle of something important (hello, work meetings!) The worst part is that we usually can’t do anything about it because, well, it’s not always appropriate to whip out our favourite snack and start chowing down.
But sometimes you just have to bend those rules. And that’s exactly what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did.
The Prime Minister was attending the marathon voting session when, during the last vote, he appeared to be hiding a bagel in his desk, according to Conservative MP Scott Reid.
Trudeau responded to Reid’s claim and acknowledged he had, in fact, been eating during the session.
“I apologize,” Trudeau said. “It was a chocolate bar and I apologize.”
Members of his party tried not to laugh as he addressed the situation and you can’t blame them for wanting to. It’s kind of hilarious to think of our country’s leader sneaking chocolate into the House of Commons.
Unfortunately for Trudeau, the House of Commons doesn’t permit food or eating. In fact, the Decorum states that members are permitted to “refresh themselves with glasses of water during debate, but the consumption of any other beverage or food is not allowed.”
What are your thoughts on this? Is it rude to eat in professional settings?