While looking for something to eat on the train between Cambridge and London, I spotted a sandwich in a colourful wrapping (illustrated above). It was a ‘LGBT’ sandwich containing Lettuce, Guacamole, Bacon, and Tomato. Well, the initials ‘LGBT’ usually refer to ‘lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender’. The colours of the sandwich’s wrapping are those associated with the LGBT ‘community’.
I wondered whether M&S, the suppliers of this colourfully wrapped sandwich were:
- trying to appeal to LGBT customers
- trying to be ‘politically correct’
- both of the above
- neither 1 nor 2
- having a laugh at the expense of the LGBT ‘community’
- or, all of the above
Who knows? I did not buy this sandwich, but selected a similar one, the BLT, which lacks guacamole.