A new Facebook event ‘Throwing your onion on the ground at Bunnings and then slipping’ asks social media followers to gather at the Chatswood store in Sydney where they can stage the ludicrous rally.
‘Protest this disgrace of REORDERING the snags at Bunnings by throwing your onion on the ground and slipping on it,’ the Facebook page’s description reads.
Around 30,000 have said they are ‘interested’ in the event, while nearly 8000 people have said they would attend the rally.
But the protest has been met with a wall of shock by some Bunnings fans who can’t believe how anyone can be upset by the sausage sizzle change.
‘This protest is ridiculous!’ said one social media user. Added another: ‘You’re making a big deal out of nothing! The sausages won't taste any different with the onions on the top or the bottom!’
Bunnings chief operating officer Debbie Poole, meanwhile has said ‘safety is always our number one priority’ and that the onion change would be there to stay.
Last week one woman spoke out to reveal how slipping on a Bunnings onion nearly killed her.
‘Only those close to me will really ever know or understand,’ the nurse told News.
‘For me personally, that one trip to Bunnings has nearly cost me my career as a theatre nurse, my home and at my darkest time when I could see no future, nearly my life. Besides the pain, surgery and an unknown future (as a result of the fall), I was more offended by the laughter and comments over the whole issue than anything else.
‘So please, before you say things and have a good laugh, just think of those many poor people out there that have really been affected by something so simple as a stupid little piece of onion that fell onto the floor while you were shopping.’