Most days, I end up working though my "lunch break" at work. I have a lot to do and it's just easier to scarf down a sandwich while writing notes. Gets me home at a reasonable hour.
It doesn't bother me to have to work through lunch. As long as I get to eat, I'm happy. I get very cranky when my blood sugar drops.
What I don't like is the soundtrack I get to my lunch every day.
No, I don't have to listen to Justin Bieber or two people having sex, but I think both of these options might be preferable to what I do have to hear: In a conference room far, far away (but very much within earshot), there are people enjoying their lunch break.
OK, I don't begrudge anyone having a relaxed 30-45 minutes for lunch in which they're not furiously writing notes. But do they have to FLAUNT it so much? I'm sitting there alone in my office, eating a cold sandwich, and every few minutes I hear a burst of laughter. It's not just laughter either. It's the kind of hysterical sound that people only make if they're being tickled or possibly assaulted in some way.
Why are they laughing so much? And so hard? And so frequently? What is so damn funny? Who are these people and why are they so damn jolly??
It drives me freaking nuts.
I feel like a grinch talking about this. But it's really hard to have to listen to people in another room laughing hysterically for thirty minutes a day every day. It's sort of like if I was on a diet and I had to watch people eating decadent chocolate every day while I munched on carrot sticks.
It's gotten to the point where I try to avoid my office during the 12-1 time period, so I don't have to listen to them. But that's the best hour to eat lunch! This is just so unfair.