20 May 2013

Twofer

That's right: Two! Two! Two posts in one day!

Don't believe me?!  Check out that adorable hamster doing the cardio below.  But first...

Here's a quick hypothetical:  Say you, and others, get invited to a work lunch to welcome a new person.  You're all invited first thing in the morning for lunch that day, if you can make it.  Everybody is expected to pay their own way.  How hard do you try to make lunch with all the awkward work banter?


No reason.  Just hypothetical.

*pokes head out door, looks left, looks right, and makes a dash for the parking lot*


13 comments:

crazyassmomma said...

yea, i dont mess around. i tell em sorry, i cant today, i already have plans. thanks tho! lol

the dogs' mother said...

go - it is always hard to be the new kid.

vitaminhound said...

It could be your awesomeness that saves this new person from a pit of despair about the social situation at their new job... right? You could be a LIFESAVER.

That being said, I always tried really hard to get out of those lunches whenever I worked someplace that was into such things. Even so, I haven't regretted the ones I've been to... if only for the stories I can tell people later.

Mike said...

Go.

asplenia said...

I go even if I don't want to, because I don't usually turn down opportunities to get to know people better outside of work (I try not to talk about work!).

asplenia said...

(ps. Getting to know people better usually means liking them more and usually makes the job more fun. :)

lacochran's evil twin said...

crazyassmomma: Sounds highly reasonable to me. ;)

the dog's mother, Mike: Next time. Maybe. What can I tell you? I have to be up for forced socialization.

vitaminhound: Blog fodder! Brilliant!

asplenia: Even if it's in the work cafeteria? :)

Tania said...

The 'old me', who used to work in an office, would have gone. The new me is kinda too self absorbed for that kind of a lunch

AbbotOfUnreason said...

I work alone in my house in a small town in the mountains. If somebody invites me to lunch with the new person, I go along to find out how these people got into my house.

lacochran's evil twin said...

Tania: I hear ya.

AbbotofUnreason: Ha!

suicide_blond said...

i know i should go..and i often dread it but go and wind up having a great time...but my first instinct is to run the other way!
xoxo

Quirky Jessi said...

I would go unless I legitimately had other plans. Who knows? That new person might end up being a great buddy.

If, however, it's a job that I don't socialize within at all...and I don't plan to keep it at all, so I'm not too focused on trying to make great business connections to move me up.... then I might dash, too.

lacochran's evil twin said...

suicide_blond: Some days I woman up, as it were. Some days, not.

Quirky Jessi: It's a job that I don't socialize within at all. Now, the whole networking thing, yeah, I should probably pay more attention to that. When I'm not blogging.