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#30DaysofGOOD Challenge: 29. Settle an Outstanding Argument

Each month, we challenge our community to do something that will improve the world around us—and our own lives. September's challenge? To connect.


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Welcome to The GOOD 30-Day Challenge (#30DaysofGOOD). Each month, we challenge our community members to do something that will improve the world around us—and our own lives. The challenge for September? To connect with other people. In an effort to help us all rise to the occasion, we're going to assign one small task every day. Each morning, we will post the challenge on GOOD.is and Twitter, along with a testimonial from someone on the GOOD team who's already completed it. We invite you to complete all 30 mini-challenges with us! Today, we challenge you to:

Settle an outstanding argument.

Here at the GOOD office, we've been prepping for sandwich week for most of September. Despite that, we underestimated how much internal turmoil debates over each state's sandwich could cause.

It started early in the month, when we were asked to nominate our state sandwich. Being a California native, I thought of the good ol' sprout sammie. While it might get a bad rap–the idea of swallowing a mouthful of sprouts sounds terrible even to health nut like me–it's actually a great concoction of ingredients.

To my horror, my coworker Megan Greenwell loudly objected, "California's state sandwich is obviously the fast food burger." I shuddered at the thought of a processed patty between two pieces of white nutrition-less bread representing my state.

There was only one way to settle this: a sammie taste-off. The judging took place in our office, where a set of non-Californian natives were asked which sandwich tasted more "Californian." I am relived to say that the sprout sammie won, but
this only fueled the sammie tension. Disdaining stares were passed and insults were exchanged under hushed breath. It wasn't long before Greenwell posted "Wraps Are Seriously the Worst." In her post, Greenwell declares, "The wrap defies culinary classification. It's barely even food." For a wrap-lover like me, it was a shot across the bow.

Shocked by Greenwell's hatred for the delicious, easy-to-eat meal, I asked the GOOD community how they felt about wraps versus sandwiches. Turns out the GOOD readers think that "wraps are for wimps." Thanks, readers. As for Megan and me, we agreed to disagree. Today, we're going out for salads.

-Hillary Newman

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Ready, set, go! Good luck completing today's challenge. Share your experience on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook by using the hashtag #30DaysofGOOD, or let us know how it went in the comments section below.

Tomorrow's challenge: Have a conversation with someone 20 years older or younger.

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