Thursday, August 14, 2008

Lunch Out

Every since I started this new job, I find it harder and harder to bring my lunch. (I guess not technically bring it, but eat it). At my last job, I was approximately 2 miles away from home. That was perfect! I got to leave the office, let my dogs out and eat lunch, all in the quiet space of my/or my bf's home. That is no longer the case. I now have a 12 mile commute to work, making it impractical (and almost impossible with only one hour) to go home for lunch. I have been attempting to bring my lunch with me to work, but let's face it...that sucks. Not so much the food, but the part about never leaving the office. I just cannot stay in my office and not take a little break from work. So, instead I have been going to lunch with my boss & co-workers. I know this is going to start getting rather expensive, that's where you all come in - what can I do to make bringing my lunch and staying at the office a better option? As sad as it is to say, the savings is not enough motivation.


QL girl said...

Is there anywhere nearby you can take your food? I know at one office we have benches downstairs...I've only done it a couple times, but I take my (home-made) lunch downstairs and sit while people watching. If not, eat your lunch in your office and go for a walk afterwards. That way you can at least let your head clear out for a bit.

Strange Bird said...

I was going to say, "Is there an area outside where you can bring your lunch?" but then I realized that gl girl just wrote pretty much that exact thing. That's what I did all summer--I'd go out with the other interns, but when they'd go buy their food, I'd grab the table and sit with my own food.