I don’t intend to do this, so this is merely an exercise.
Here’s the sitch. A manager sent an email the other day stating that the company was providing lunch for the call center staff who have to work Labor Day. The company would provide subs and it was up to everyone else to bring whatever side dishes they wanted to share. No choice of variety of sub was offered and it was not stated whether the subs would be individual or party subs. I assumed the latter based on previous similar experiences, although at other companies. I did not respond to the email requesting that I be provided with a vegetarian sub.
Individual subs have now been laid out and unsurprisingly there are no vegetarian subs. Would it be reasonable for me to go to the manager and request five bucks so I could go buy my own sub, since the company failed to provide one for me?