I came home and suggested breakfast for dinner or shrimp fried rice. Graham said he wanted to go over to the mall first. Then, when we were there, we didn’t go anywhere but the grocery store! Totally tricked me. He had a confusing day at work (new job possibility, potentially…) and said that browsing for food would make him feel better. He decided on burgers and (sweet potato) fries.


Earlier today, I wanted a mid-afternoon snack around 3:30. The caf at work normally has Kashi granola bars, and that’s what I’ll get if I haven’t packed an afternoon snack. They didn’t have any today, so I was stumped. I ran into some of my co-workers and one of them told me to get this…

I had spotted it originally after realizing there weren’t any Kashi bars, but was turned off by the “Rainbow” package. But I decided to get it, so we could see what it looked like. I thought it would be coloured Rice Krispies – like at Christmas – but it was like little coloured chips on top. It was a good, small, sweet afternoon snack.


At work, we don’t really have a “lunch break”. I would say at least 50% of the time, we all eat at our desks, individually. When we do eat downstairs together, it’s for half an hour, max. Since we have a cafeteria, we go out for lunch about once a month, or so. Our office has about 3,000 people at it, so it takes a long time to get outside, to a restaurant, drive back, find parking, etc. Up until about a week ago, we all had eaten at our desks for probably all of August, September and the beginning of October. It’s just so busy right now. Graham always says – just take 15 minutes to eat. But, if you’re preping for a 2pm meeting, and then had a morning full of meetings, you don’t really have time to eat downstairs. Even for 15 minutes. And, if I have time, but my colleagues don’t… well, I don’t want to eat alone!

So, my first question to my loyal blog readers: Do you have an “official” lunch break? Do you eat at your desk or away from your desk? How does staying at your desk, eating in a lunchroom/office caf or going out for lunch make a difference in your afternoon?

(I hope at least one person will answer!)


3 Responses to Tricked

  1. hareandtortoise says:

    Ok, am resorting to putting a comment on my own blog…
    Today we went out for sushi, like we did Friday. I had an excellent time! I was back in time for my 1pm meeting, so it didn’t take all that long. And besides, if you can’t take an hour for lunch on a beautiful, sunny Friday, when can you?!?

  2. Sarah says:

    hi! i don’t think i’ve commented before, but I love your blog. the pictures are always great!

    to answer your question: i’m a college student so i can eat lunch at any time. i usually just eat by myself at my desk (in my teeny room) because i don’t have a large meal plan and everyone has such different schedules that lunch is usually eaten alone. i’m definitely guilty of doing work/studying while eating or else i’m surfing the internet or watching tv. unfortunately this means that i really don’t focus on my food and a lot of times i do end up unsatisfied at the end and feel like i didn’t even experience my meal. i also eat SO much faster when i’m alone and not paying attention to my food. i definitely prefer going out (or just leaving my room) and eating with others because it makes the meal so much more enjoyable and satisfying and gives me a nice break in the day.

  3. hareandtortoise says:

    Hi Sarah,
    Nice name! 🙂 I eat so fast when I’m alone as well. And if the TV is on, wow, I’ll just gobble it down.
    What are you at school for? My really good friend is in Dentistry at your school. She’s in her second year. I went to visit last year in May – we had so much fun.
    Thanks for the comment! I’m going to check out your blog now…

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