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When she got there... - shadows of echoes of memories of songs
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When she got there...
The tuck shop has been replaced by a stationery cupboard. The change is so complete, so unprovisional, that I suddenly wonder if I have in fact been hallucinating the tuck shop for the past year or so: munching my way through chocolate-bar-sized highlighter pens, chugging back bottles of Tipp-ex, occasionally giving in to the temptation of a Tunnock's caramel printer cartridge.

How's your lunchbreak?
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nja From: nja Date: September 25th, 2006 12:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Long since over (I eat lunch at about 12 left to my own devices). A quick sandwich. A while ago I made a decision to take an hour at lunchtimes and do something different - read a book, go for a walk, achieve enlightenment by meditating on the cosmic wheel of karma, or something like that. I seem to have slipped back into stuffing my face with grub for 10 minutes while thinking about disk formatting and de-virusing a colleague's laptop.
j4 From: j4 Date: September 25th, 2006 12:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
That sounds familiar, modulo a slightly different variant on the head/brick interface.

My Use Lunchbreak Wisely resolutions have taken various forms: sitting in the common room and reading for an hour, going for a walk around the site, even doing different computer-based stuff (I started working through an hour of "Javascript in 24 hours" each lunchtime, but that only lasted for about three days).

Tomorrow lunchtime I'm doing a psychology experiment: exercise (bike into town and back), social usefulness (helping somebody else do their research), and CASH (about 6 quid).

I should bring more books into work to encourage me to read over lunch. Reading thick technical tomes over lunch seems liable to give me indigestion.
geekette8 From: geekette8 Date: September 25th, 2006 12:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was expecting a rather odd lunchbreak, having been invited to a working lunch with the title of "What turns engineers on?"

(Un?)fortunately it turned out to be to do with a new recruitment campaign; our parent company has hired some marketing consultants to find out how best to appeal to the type of people they want to attract. The result was three engineers in a room with a marketing consultant and a large plate of sandwiches and chocolate biscuits.

Could have been worse. At least the marketing consultant was quite human.
vinaigrettegirl From: vinaigrettegirl Date: September 25th, 2006 02:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
I expected this to end: at least the marketing consultant was quite tasty.

But apparently not.
geekette8 From: geekette8 Date: September 25th, 2006 02:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ha ha! Actually, he wasn't bad, now you come to mention it... :-)
oinomel71 From: oinomel71 Date: September 25th, 2006 04:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
The result was three engineers in a room with a marketing consultant and a large plate of sandwiches and chocolate biscuits.

Just to be absolutely clear, was that the result of the invitation or the result of the discussion?
taimatsu From: taimatsu Date: September 25th, 2006 02:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lunchbreak? Hmm, perhaps I should have breakfast.
From: mouse262 Date: September 25th, 2006 03:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Annoyingly the UL was still closed today. So I ate on site instead. Comfy chair - soup, yogurt and bana, and read "A Fourth Form Friendship". I like to take a full hour at lunch.
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missjudas From: missjudas Date: September 25th, 2006 06:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
I had a similar feeling once when they removed a door at work, and replaced it with identical panelling to the walls either side of where it had once stood. Strangely, the effect was so good that I had a hard time convincing my colleagues - who had worked there much longer than I - that there did, indeed, used to be a door there.
From: (Anonymous) Date: September 26th, 2006 08:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Neatly demonstrating its difference from a stationary cupboard.
barnacle From: barnacle Date: September 26th, 2006 03:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dom Joly moved my cheese straws.
mair_aw From: mair_aw Date: October 3rd, 2006 09:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
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