Having to put up with or bear a near intolerable situation
At channel 9 in Sydney:
This conversation was submitted to court in an affidavit by Mark Llewellyn.
Browne said: "We've got big plans for you at the network and Eddie and I think you are one of the real talents at Nine. This is therefore a difficult chat, because there is a shit sandwich you're going to be asked to swallow. We want to cut your pay to $400,000 and we want you to consider taking on one of two new positions."
I said: "That's some shit sandwich
A bad situation.
"It's one big shit sandwich and we're all gonna have to take a bite."
A way of giving crappy news to someone.
The news is dressed up as, first a positive statement then the bad news, and then a positive statement to take the edge off things.
Hey man, I saw your Lovely Sister last night, shame she was being Spit Roasted by your Dad and his Bro, your Mum looked happy though....
Popular philosophical reflection. You see, life is like a shit sandwich because the more bread you have, the less shit you have to eat.
Life is like a shit sandwich, and shit happens, man
Two pieces of bread with shit in the middle.
You'll be lucky to get a shit sandwich to eat after what you've done.
A 'SHIT SANDWICH' is a method of delivering some bad news
, advice, or a rejection
of someone's idea(s).
It is designed to make the bad news, advice or rejection more palatable, easier to take, and/or easier on the receiving party.
It is used to ensure the the person hearing the bad news, advice or rejection actually listens to what is being said so they can eat and digest it...
You want someone to eat the 'Shit' (bad news), you serve it between two lovely slices of bread.. hence 'Shit Sandwich'
George is just about to be sacked....
You've been with us for over 20 years and you've been a fantastic member of our team. You've dedicated so much of your own time its unbelieveable. You are a real credit.
The company needs to cut back and as you are so close to retirement it was felt that you'd be the ideal one to step down. Free up some of your time to do things you want to do.
Think of all the positive things you can now do with that dear wife of yours. She can fianlly spend some quality time with you, and you can take that Cruise you've always said you'd take her on. I envy you George.
Thats a 'Shit Sandwich'......
Not - Hi George, your Fired.....
A bad situation that cannot be avoided, lessened, or changed in any way
It looks like the enemy has a full-scale assault planned, and we can't do a damn thing about it. It's a huge shit sandwich, and we're all going to have to take a bite.
Symbolic of the human condition in a market-driven capitalist society.
Life is like a shit sandwich; the more bread you have, the less shit you gotta eat.