It's true: If you work in Arizona and host a workplace potluck outside the workplace aaaaand a co-worker just happens to complain to the proper authorities between bites of slow-cooked sloppy joes, then your workplace could face fines, and possibly even arrests.
Not to worry, though! An Arizona legislator is working to overturn this legislative oversight so Arizona employees can tentatively nosh on their co-worker's overcooked tilapia in the banquet room of the local Holiday Inn like the rest of us.
The legislator, State Representative Kelly Townsend (R), hopes the governor will sign an updated workplace potluck bill sometime over the summer.
Will Arizona's workforce finally get a taste of total workplace potluck freedom? Will they, at long last, be able to enjoy their co-worker's slow-cooked garlic bread while sunburning in the boss's backyard?
And will all their friends finally stop it with the relentless stream of sped-up Tasty cooking videos clogging Facebook news feeds day after day?**
Whether or not Arizona's workplace potlucks eventually go free range, I'm sure the state's hard-working, intrepid workforce will still try to pawn off their leftover potluck items on unsuspecting co-workers just like the rest of us. That's just the way it works, because there's never enough room in the freezer, is there? It's either pawn off all the slow-cooked leftovers, or nosh on crock pot enchiladas all by yourself for the rest of the week since no one at home will go near them. Or maybe that's just me.
** Nevermind, this question is a universal problem affecting us all.