HELP: Sticky Situation with Boss
I know this sounds a little weird but I'm in a really tough spot at work and could use some advice.
I'm a second year analyst at an EB in NYC, and have just recently started working in person again. The office wants to keep most of us at home for COVID reasons, so it's currently just me, my VP, and my MD.
The trouble started 2 weeks ago when my MD came back to the office during lunch with Arby's sandwiches for the three of us. It was a pretty basic sandwich (ham and cheddar I think) so I didn't want to be rude and say no. However, it tasted horrible and I did not enjoy it. My boss kept asking me if I liked it, and I wanted to be polite and said something along the lines of "It was absolutely delicious. I had no idea Arby's was so good." My MD is a pretty serious guy, and I wanted to stay on his good side. In hindsight, I sold it a little too hard.
It turns out my MD is a massive Arby's fan, and has been brining in these smelly sandwiches every few days for us to "enjoy." I can't stand the taste of them and the smell is horrible. My boss has used this as a bonding moment between us and has started calling him and I "the Arby's boys."
My stomach hurts, my breath smells from these sandwiches, and I seriously think I'm putting in weight. How do I get out of this situation without making my MD hate me? It's honestly brought us closer, and I'm hoping to stay on as an Associate and don't want to strain our relationship.
Thanks for any help.