When I moved into my current location, one of the perks of the new address was that it is situated firmly in the heart of our local downtown business district, i.e., restaurants. Lots and lots of restaurants.
All within walking distance. Pretty much everything imaginable, as long as you’re not imagining fast food or major chain eateries — Starbucks notwithstanding.
I thought I’d take more walks and more lunch breaks. Instead, I rarely leave my ivory tower during the day. Once I’m here, I’m here until I go home.
Today I found myself with some time available, and nothing in the salon to eat except for coffee and Hershey’s Kisses. Not the best lunch. I usually do keep some “real” food around — veggies and cheese sticks in the refrigerator, chips, crackers, soup...something more substantial than tiny pieces of chocolate.
Why didn’t I just go downstairs and across the street for a taco or a burger? Or across the street from there for a wood fired pizza? Or down the street for sandwich? Or down the block for a chili dog?
Why do so many of us find excuses to avoid taking a lunch break? Is it really so hard to sneak off for a few minutes for something healthier than the candy we put out for our clients?
I guess so. I went downstairs to move my car today, but not to search out a decent lunch.
Thank goodness for this bag of Ghirardelli squares that one of my clients brought me for Christmas — that raspberry filling totally counts as fruit, right?
| posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 1:15 PM