Lunch break at work+a present
What does a gardouba (a traditional greek delight, forbidden by EU because of the intestines as its main ingredient) has to do with a laptop and a half finished business proposal?
Nothing, you may say and you will be right.
Unless, you read this post…
Lunch break at my job isn’t ordinary.
A walk at the kitchen of my office may convince you that something is going on here: someone is washing tomatoes, another one is sqeezing oranges, a third one may boil some herbs instead of using a tea sacket, the little fridge is stuffed with tupperwares, there is maybe left a half eaten cake, yogurts expired or not and lemon mousse leftovers from last day’s birthday…
No, no, no, no, you don’t watch the shooting for a cook reality show! It’s my office kitchen!
But, don’t get me wrong; My colleagues and I, love to eat well cooked food! Our job has nothing to do with it, everything is ready by deadlines and we work overtime very often.
13.00-15.00 is a crucial time as a starvning colleague usually cries out “Shall we eat?” and many others may follow if they ‘re ok at the time with their project they’re dealing with.
What follows is this: various shapes, colours, sizes and content tupperwares get out of all sorts of bags and put to the queue for the microwave. The kitchen is crowded, checking out of other people’s tuppers is a must!
And then: “Chicken again?”, “What? You’re gonna eat this?”, “Is this all you will eat?”, “Your potatoes are oil-drawn” are the first comments and then straight to swallow anything around…
It is worth saying that when a birthday pops up, it has become common to organize a “fest” with delivery food! Yes, delivery food, I dare to say in this wonderfoodland blog, for in the job field delivery food is allowed if, at least 10 people, have to be fed and treated! Job field is also the most safe place to get rid of those sweets that noone eats (or don’t want to!) at home or of the spinach-pie that you are fed up with and had enough with it!
What is the lesson of this?
Lunch break, when taken properly –not in front of your laptop, checking proposals and budgets:
Gives you the chance to get to know better your colleagues
Gives you the chance to talk about anything else but work
Gives you the chance to talk about work and hear things that you probably wouldn’t get to know other way
Gives you the chance to relax and smile
Gives you the chance to write about it!
P.S.: Thanks again a lot, through this blog, my colleagues-diners (or lunchers!) for giving me a unique present with De Gustibus delights for my name day on a delivery “fest”, as described above!