Eating lunch at work is lame, what should I do?

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Skip87, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. TxdoHawk

    TxdoHawk Senior member

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    ++. Preferably the bench....I've always found the car thing a little weird for some reason. Seems antisocial.

    I used to do this all the time for my last job...it definitely felt odd at points, especially when somebody walks by and I'm sitting there pigging out on a sandwich. [​IMG]

    That said, I really didn't care at that job...I hated it so much that I gladly accepted looking like a doofus over sitting around in the company break room.

    To the OP, I second the other suggestions about sitting outside, especially in the nicer weather. At worst, all you really need is a ledge.

    God damn, you people get an hour for lunch?

    I can't remember the last job I worked that didn't, probably some grocery job in high school. And mind you, I work in IT, the abused stepchild of corporate professions.
     


  2. painfree

    painfree Active Member

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    God damn, you people get an hour for lunch?
    I agree. I usually eat my food while walking down the hall and into the elevator so by the time I am back up on my floor, I am already working again.
     


  3. fredfred

    fredfred Senior member

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    I work for myself. I do whatever I want.
     


  4. Skip87

    Skip87 Senior member

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    I usually eat my lunch in ~10 minutes and then go outside for the other 50 minutes.

    This has potential...
     


  5. jaydc7

    jaydc7 Senior member

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    I started grabbing my lunch at 11:50, and finishing it by 12, and then sneaking away from my cube for the whole hour.
     


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    Window Senior member

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    Crawl under your desk, eat, read high fantasy books, play ambient music.

    Yanni works well for that sort of thing.
     


  7. unowho

    unowho New Member

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    You guys make me laugh...I think finding a nice bench or a outdoors cafe sounds so nice. Taking a walk after lunch will be even nicer.
     


  8. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    You guys make me laugh...I think finding a nice bench or a outdoors cafe sounds so nice. Taking a walk after lunch will be even nicer.
    I really enjoy walks during lunch in spring/summer. Unfortunately, I rarely have time to do this.
     


  9. furo

    furo Senior member

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    I usually leave for lunch around 11am and get back at 12:20pm or so. I eat lunch with my wife almost every other day (since she has classes on the off days)

    We eat somewhere locally and either buy there or she brings it to me from home (which is what I'm trying to do more to save money and eat better)
     


  10. IUtoSLU

    IUtoSLU Senior member

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    I go to a coffee shop and read while I eat and sip tea if I feel like I need to get away.
     


  11. Kris

    Kris Senior member

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    Eat a whole wheat bagel with chives and hummous at your desk, then slip into something more comfortable, then go outside and do tai chi in front of the building. At the next staff meeting, offer (with strong hummous/chive breath) to give tai chi lessons to anyone who's interested.
     


  12. NoStyle14

    NoStyle14 Well-Known Member

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    Eat lunch at desk and then go for walk around building and have a nice smoke. Great stress reliever.
     


  13. celery

    celery Senior member

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    Two pages and no "Lunch is for wimps."?
     


  14. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    ^^^Unfortunately, I didn't have time for lunch today. [​IMG]
     


  15. furo

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    Today I couldn't eat with the wife so ate a homemade turkey sandwich at the desk. It makes the day so much longer when I sit here this much! [​IMG]
     


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