Thursday, January 31, 2013

Working On My New Year's Resolution: Eat Out With Co-Workers

I normally spend my lunch hour eating a quick lunch that I bring from home in the lunch room and then the rest of my lunch hour reading away from the office by myself. This year one of my New Year's Resolutions was to be more social at work by going out for lunch with a co-worker at least once a month. I got right on this and have lined up people to go to lunch with through August!  I know this sounds weird but I also know myself; if I don't intentionally plan ahead, it likely won't happen.

January I went with Marcy to Sammy's Grille, a little family run restaurant nearby that is inside our building. I've walked by this place so many times for the past 25 years but never once went in until this month. It reminded me of the soda shop on the Andy Griffith Show! The waitress was very friendly and the food was very good. I had a burger since I hadn't had one in a very long time. I resisted the malt (mostly because it was over $2 and I didn't want to spend anymore than $5 for lunch). I also resisted getting fries. We had a nice chat and it was fun just breaking out of my routine for a change of pace.

Sammy's Grille opens early for breakfast too, I believe at 6 a.m.  It's nice they have their menu posted right on the front window so people like me can plan ahead on what to order!  Where and when was the last time you went out to lunch with someone?  I highly recommend it!

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Lin said...

Why do you feel you need to be more social with co-workers? Or go out to lunch with them? I'm just asking out of curiosity--not questioning you.

I always bring my lunch to work and I try not to get too close to co-workers intentionally. I like to be friendly with everyone, but I don't typically go out with anyone--I just like to keep them as associates--not friends. I don't think you can be "friends" at work.

I'm glad you went and had a nice time. And it's so nice that there is a list of people who want to eat lunch with you! Says a lot for you!

Max the Quilt Cat said...

When you go out to lunch, could you bring us a kitty bag... Just asking if it's not too much trouble.

hugs, Max, Bugsy, and Knuckles

Sandee said...

Hubby and I go to lunch occasionally. Pizza, Togo's Deli, Olive Garden for their soup and salad. I highly recommend going out to lunch now and then too. Glad you did.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

BeadedTail said...

I'm glad you went out and had a nice time! When I worked in an office I'd go out to lunch with co-workers and it was fun. Since I work from home now I don't go out for lunch much but this morning I got my haircut and since it looked so good, I didn't want to waste my stylin' new do so I took my hubby out to lunch!

Lazey Winde said...

I can't remember the last time I went out to lunch, much less with anybody. I work at home so unfortunately I do not get many chances to socialize with co-workers.

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