We went home early 'cause Turbo and company are doing an overnighter to re-do the IP addressing scheme of the whole building, and some other random things. Tomorrow morning, I plot doughnuts, mini-bagels, cream cheese, and orange juice. When giving the workplace breakfast, mini-bagels, cream cheese, and orange juice are totally the win.
- The most expensive part of it is the orange juice, and if I brought a pitcher and a can of concentrate, that cost would be cut in half too. It's a satisfying and relatively wholesome food item, but also likely to be considered a treat.
- Most people will dig it, unless they're seriously going low-carb, in which case most random breakfast foods that one could conceivably share with work are right out anyway.
- People on diets will avoid doughnuts or feel guilty, but will likely feel OK about bagels, or feel like they're not missing out on anything special if they pass on it since they've already had breakfast.
- Mini-bagels are the right size for people who are not hungry enough for a whole bagel.
- There are enough servings to the bag so that for an office of my size, everyone in the supervisor break room could have two if they wanted, and still have leftovers. And did I mention that a bag of mini-bagels is pretty damn cheap as decent food goes?
- They are relatively non-messy.
- My office's supervisor break room has a toaster that does bagels.
- Pre-sliced bagels do not need serious knife action. There are plastic knives available for taking care of the little slicing left and the spreading of the cream cheese.
- Rev. Not-So-Nice Supervisor hates doughnuts with a flaming passion, but likes bagels.
- Leftover Leftovers Guy gets all self-righteous about his decision to avoid doughnuts and keep his
girlishslim physique, but does not generally wax mouthy over bagels.
- IT guys who have been up all night with pizza, doughnuts, and coffee have an appreciation for bagels and orange juice and the people who bring them.
Biker Chick Supervisor (she's been promoted to train and walk areas and monitor!) is back from the birth of her grandson. She asked me if I was staying to help with the IT guys' fun. The answer is no. I am not an official IT guy, and therefore while I am the abject minion of the actual IT guys, this does not make me subject to staying there all night for maintenance events. I gave her tips on the proper treatment of the IT department so that when you do have a problem, they will be disposed to fixing it quickly.
I totally had a paragraph about the totally awesome stuff that could be done with sponsored communities instead of astroturfing them, but I left it at work.
I also had a paragraph about the 23 minutes of my break that I spent on the phone with Darkside, but ditto.
No, in my 8.25 hours at work, I did not really have anything that could be called "lunch". It could, however, be called a "a bag of chips, and a two-liter bottle of Mountain Dew repeatedly poured over a cupful of frozen mixed berries," but that is not exactly "lunch".