So I was at work, and it’s an Indian holiday (a lot of our clients are in India). The manager said we should eat a chocolate Ganesha, and another employee said “that would be disrespectful.”
The manager then said “it’s not like it’s literally eating him. Like Christians, they say that it’s the body of Christ but it’s not really, it’s just a cracker, right Rob, no one is eating Jesus.”
My response: “No that’s exactly what it is.”
He started laughing, “but no one believes they’re actually eating Jesus. That’s stupid.”
I said, “No that’s what happens.”
He laughed, said that’s silly, and walked in his office.
Needless to say, I’m a little upset, although I know he’s very atheistic and mocks everyone. Do I press the issue to explain it, or much it up, pray and push on?
I assume that since he’s my boss, it’s a work setting, and not worth it. Also, before you ask, there is no HR department as it’s a four man office. He is the HR department.