Despite all the complaining I do, I enjoy my job. I really do. After years of struggling as an assistant, followed by a temporary move to Los Angeles to get ahead, and then the long commute from San Diego to Orange County every day, I think I’ve arrived in where I want to be. I even get a view from my desk when I’m not staring at my computer all day long.
Unfortunately, the busy season is coming up for me.
There’s a year-end project that has started to gain momentum. I have to work on this in addition to the weekly stuff. It’s a lot of work and when I started first started this job last year, it was a baptism of fire. I found myself coming in for a few hours during the weekend and hardly left my desk to eat. And then the white hairs started to pop up.
This year, I’m prepared. I have an emergency food stash in my desk.
It’s not the most healthy food and I make every attempt to remember to bring lunch.
To be honest, I don’t even know why I have a Spam single in there. I don’t expect to tear open that thing and just eat it with some crackers. And believe me I would rather go out and get something than to open up a smelly can of tuna salad with crackers for lunch. But this is all extreme emergency food. I wouldn’t touch that stuff with a ten foot pole if possible. Except maybe for the aspirin. I need that almost every day.
Am I the only person who has a secret food stash at work? If not, what do you keep in your desk when you can’t take some time off to eat?