Now why didn't I think of that?

So there are these two female architects in New York who make it a point of a) having lunch out of the office, b) documenting it religiously. Hence: LUNCH with Front Studio, which even has a handy-dandy map of all the places in their neighbourhood where they eat. They also keep track of their daily 4 pm espresso break snacks.

Saith the ladies:
We believe leaving the office everyday for lunch is an invaluable ritual. In a time and city where people are constantly rushing around, trying to accomplish three tasks at once, taking a moment to have a civilized meal becomes even more vital. Eating at your desk while reading emails, surfing the world wide web, snarfing down a bland turkey sandwich from the deli down the street is NOT lunch.
Amen, sisters. If I had a dollar for every time I've said that to myself, or tried to entice an overworked associate out to lunch with that logic ...

As karma would have it, today might be a day when I skip lunch because I have meetings that run 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, followed by many urgent errands thereafter. Poo.

(Via Popgadget.)


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At 12/13/2007 11:00 am , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Indeed. I feel for my colleagues who have to eat their lunch every day in a small, windowless pantry 'cos their lunch hour's only 45 minutes. Fortunately I'm able to slip out for lunch every day and slink back (mostly) unnoticed after my own 45 minutes is over...

At 12/13/2007 11:14 am , Blogger Tym said...

Why is your lunch break only 45 minutes?? This is the 21st century!!

At 12/16/2007 9:16 am , Anonymous Anonymous said...

'cos the boss cut it from one hour to 45 minutes when they went from a 5.5-day to 5-day week. Insane.


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