When my lunch kakis T told me that he is resigning, the first thing that comes to my mind was, who should I join for lunch in the future.
I still remember when I just join the company, we had a very large lunch group of about 10 people. Finding seat is always a problem and we usually split into 2 table. As time goes by, the group become smaller and smaller as people resign or join other lunch group. Until a point where it’s just T and me left in the group. OK, some gals would join us occasionally. Other than that, it’s usually just the 2 of us.
So when T left the company, I wonder who should I join for lunch. The company is rather big and there are lots of different lunch group. I could have just joined anyone. But I later decided to lunch alone. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not those anti-social people. I decided to lunch alone partly because I’m lazy to find new kakis. And also because I keep feeling that I’ll leave the company very soon. But I’m wrong. The company that I went interview recently didn’t get back to me. Seems like I was rejected. So perhaps I’ll be staying in the company until the end of my contract which is in March 2008.
Actually, lunching alone has its own advantages. You don’t need to discuss where to eat. You don’t need to wait for others to get ready. You don’t need to worry about not finding a table big enough for everyone. You don’t need to wait for others to buy their food. You don’t need to wait for others to finish their food.
And best of all, you can finish your lunch within 15 minutes and come back in office to surf net. Haha.
Seriously… I’m really beginning to enjoy lunching alone nwo. So much so that I turn down a group of colleagues who ask me to join them for lunch today. OK, partly also because I don’t really like the place that they are going for lunch. Nothing much to eat there.