We continue to suffer record low temperatures here in the Ozarks. A couple days ago I texted two of my co-workers and asked them how they felt about putting on a crock pot full of chili the next morning so everyone could have a good hot meal for lunch. They agreed that was a good idea, and we all brought a few things to contribute.
Since our office doesn’t close for lunch, we don’t usually take our meal breaks together. In addition, we have a crew that works off-site out in the weather, and they rarely come back to the office for lunch. That’s what made this impromptu gathering special. We all met in our little cooking area, filled our plates and bowls, and had a great time. We stood around and told funny stories, talked about how we used to actually enjoy winter when we were kids, and of course football. The Superbowl is coming up soon, and everyone seems to have an opinion about it.
If you must have a day job, having one where your co-workers are like family is the way to go. Sharing a hot meal with them on a frigid day feeds more than just your belly. It feeds your good spirits, too.
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