Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Foo Off-Topic chit chat with no general subject.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-02-09, 12:35 PM   #26
substructure
RustyTainte
 
substructure's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: 28012
Bikes: zilch
Posts: 12,343
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We use to drink a few during lunch when I did construction. There was a pub right next to the place we were building. I don't think I was of age at the time either. They just kind of gave it to us without asking.
substructure is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-09, 02:29 PM   #27
OldRoadGuy
Lookin' Forward to Summer
 
OldRoadGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: currently in Lake Placid, Florida
Bikes: Chinese Willier LeRoi w/ Dura Ace
Posts: 111
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Bad idea. But not a big deal necessarily.
I worked at a place where a few of the lads would drink
throughout the day which isn't a good thing when you
have to deal with customers.
I save all my drinking for home..... alone. Not a good
thing either necessarily.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by substructure View Post
If I wanted true friends I wouldn't eat my spaghetti with a fork. I'm not sure what that means but you get the jest of it. Or not.
OldRoadGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-09, 03:43 PM   #28
Doohickie 
You gonna eat that?
 
Doohickie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas Church of Hopeful Uncertainty
Bikes: 1966 Raleigh DL-1 Tourist, 1973 Schwinn Varsity, 1983 Raleigh Marathon, 1994 Nishiki Sport XRS
Posts: 14,320
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I got no problem with it. My employer does, though, so I abstain. I've had employers that really don't care. In fact during the interview lunch from my first post-college job, I won points with my future boss by boldly ordering a Beck's (and giving him implicit permission to do the same). There were four of us there, and the other interviewer/interviewee pair drank water. The guy I was interviewing with said he was hoping I would order a beer. I think it helped me get the job.
__________________
I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."
Doohickie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-09, 03:49 PM   #29
Benjamin11
Harsh Generation
 
Benjamin11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Lake City, FL
Bikes: GMC Yukon XL
Posts: 178
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Would if I was old enough.






Probably not...actually.
Benjamin11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-09, 04:07 PM   #30
Taerom
Hazardous
 
Taerom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Quarantine
Bikes: 2005 Trek Liquid 55, 2009 Haro Mary SS
Posts: 727
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I don't even eat lunch at work.

A coworker was telling me that back in the day living in NYC, she would have a couple of beers wtih lunch every day, it was the normal thing to do.
Taerom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-09, 06:32 PM   #31
Wordbiker
Pwnerer
 
Wordbiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pagosa Springs, CO, USA
Bikes: Road, MTB, Cruiser, Chopper, BMX
Posts: 2,907
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yes. It's called a canwich.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
Ski, bike and wish I was gay.
Wordbiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-09, 06:36 PM   #32
x136 
phony collective progress
 
x136's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: San Hoosey
Bikes: http://velospace.org/user/36663
Posts: 2,981
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I had pizza and beer for lunch one day. That was nice. More often would be nicer.
__________________
x136 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-09, 06:38 PM   #33
Wordbiker
Pwnerer
 
Wordbiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pagosa Springs, CO, USA
Bikes: Road, MTB, Cruiser, Chopper, BMX
Posts: 2,907
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by x136 View Post
I had pizza and beer for lunch one day. That was nice. More often would be nicer.
It's not just for breakfast any more.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
Ski, bike and wish I was gay.
Wordbiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-09, 06:46 PM   #34
x136 
phony collective progress
 
x136's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: San Hoosey
Bikes: http://velospace.org/user/36663
Posts: 2,981
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
It's not just for breakfast any more.
When was it ever just for breakfast?
__________________
x136 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-09, 06:47 PM   #35
ehidle
T-Shirt Guy
 
ehidle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Lansdale, PA
Bikes: 2005 Fuji Team Issue, 2007 Fuji SL-1
Posts: 464
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
No.
__________________
Yellow + Blue Jerseys!

Get your Cranky T-Shirt!
Men's
and Women's designs available
ehidle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-09, 07:29 PM   #36
SingingSabre 
BF's Level 12 Wizard
 
SingingSabre's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Tucson, AZ
Bikes: Diamondback Sorrento turned Xtracycle commuter
Posts: 1,425
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If I was in a job that didn't require being übersensitive with my hands and energy, I would.
__________________
Shameless plug (my sites):
Work
Photography
Vanity
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bklyn
Obviously, the guy's like a 12th level white wizard or something. His mere presence is a danger to mortals.
SingingSabre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-09, 07:33 PM   #37
jsharr
You Know!? For Kids!
 
jsharr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
Bikes: '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
Posts: 6,153
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
No
__________________
Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
Quote:
Originally Posted by colorider View Post
Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
jsharr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-09, 07:54 PM   #38
cheg
Senior Member
 
cheg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Seattle
Bikes: 2008 Davidson Custom Titanium, Custom Seven Steel Tandem, 1981 Shogun Touring Bike
Posts: 800
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I don't but some folks I work with do on Fridays.

I was at a Siemens cable manufacturing plant near Munich once where they had a pop machine loaded with beer in the lunch room. When in Bavaria...
cheg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-09, 08:16 PM   #39
DataJunkie
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 14,280
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It's called liquid nourishment.
You should see my coworkers and I on business trips. Thank goodness that only happens once a year. I can't handle drinking that much regularly.
DataJunkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-09, 08:17 PM   #40
Jerseysbest
J E R S E Y S B E S T
 
Jerseysbest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: DC
Bikes:
Posts: 1,849
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Uhhh... yeah.

Every job I've had since graduating college involved a few beers, sometime more, at lunch a few times a month. Even with the boss, the boss's boss, and other pretty important people.

Hell, my last job I had small BBQ's at my house (1/4 mile away) during lunch a bunch of times with everyone from the office. Then there was my boss's boss's b-day, haha probably the best lunch I ever had.

First job out of school, every 'going away' lunch always involved getting a little tipsy.


It really only becomes a problem when you routinely come back to the office visibly drunk and/or don't behave yourself.
Jerseysbest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-09, 08:18 PM   #41
Jerseysbest
J E R S E Y S B E S T
 
Jerseysbest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: DC
Bikes:
Posts: 1,849
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by DataJunkie View Post
It's called liquid nourishment.
You should see my coworkers and I on business trips. Thank goodness that only happens once a year. I can't handle drinking that much regularly.
We call it a liquid lunch
Jerseysbest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-09, 08:20 PM   #42
Big_e
Strong with the Fred
 
Big_e's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Dallas, TX
Bikes:
Posts: 970
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
No.
Big_e is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-09, 08:32 PM   #43
Wordbiker
Pwnerer
 
Wordbiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pagosa Springs, CO, USA
Bikes: Road, MTB, Cruiser, Chopper, BMX
Posts: 2,907
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
OK, no.

In my younger days I did on occasion, but later when my career depended more on leadership, making good decisions and having enough presence of mind to avoid cutting off my fingers or falling to my death...I made it a firm rule to abstain.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
Ski, bike and wish I was gay.
Wordbiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-09, 08:33 PM   #44
bikingshearer 
Crawlin' up, flyin' down
 
bikingshearer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Democratic Peoples' Republic of Berkeley
Bikes: 1967 Paramount, 1982-ish Ron Cooper,1986 De Rosa Professional, 1978 Eisentraut "A," 1961 BianchiCompetizione, 1994 Trek 520, 199? Burley Bossa Nova, early-1970s Cinelli Speciale Corsa
Posts: 3,324
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Not a chance. I have a tough enough time staying awake in the afternoon.
__________________
"I'm in shape -- round is a shape." Andy Rooney
bikingshearer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-09, 08:38 PM   #45
Falkon
The quieter you become...
 
Falkon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Huntsville, AL
Bikes: 1973 Raleigh Superbe, 2006 Trek 4300 with no original parts, 1984 Ciocc, Custom Keith Anderson
Posts: 1,283
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If I'm with coworkers, the consensus seemed to be that we weren't to have a drink with lunch. I would still occasionally get a beer with a lunch if it was just me. I had to stop, because it would just put me to sleep after lunch.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by TechKnowGN
San Jose has to be the most boring place I've ever been. And I live in Ohio.
Falkon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-09, 08:43 PM   #46
downtube42
Senior Member
 
downtube42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Columbus, Indiana
Bikes: Volae Team, '76 Motobecane Grand Jubile, DONATED: '60's Schwinn Typhoon 2-speed kickback, DONATED: Specialized Hardrock, Sun Flat-top unicycle, Santana Arriva road tandem
Posts: 1,705
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Corporate policy (yes, there's a corporate policy on it) says it's okay. But my immediate management would disapprove regardless, so no.
I think the policy's there to allow the marketing types to do what they must
downtube42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-09, 09:54 PM   #47
timmyquest
Banned.
Thread Starter
 
timmyquest's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Woodstock
Bikes:
Posts: 5,761
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by downtube42 View Post
Corporate policy (yes, there's a corporate policy on it) says it's okay. But my immediate management would disapprove regardless, so no.
I think the policy's there to allow the marketing types to do what they must
I'd like to get into marketing, and my boss is a former marketing exec...does this mean i should be ok to get ****faced?
timmyquest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-09, 10:11 PM   #48
Falkon
The quieter you become...
 
Falkon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Huntsville, AL
Bikes: 1973 Raleigh Superbe, 2006 Trek 4300 with no original parts, 1984 Ciocc, Custom Keith Anderson
Posts: 1,283
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by timmyquest View Post
I'd like to get into marketing, and my boss is a former marketing exec...does this mean i should be ok to get ****faced?
At work, no. The idea is that sometimes in marketing, you're taking clients to lunch and/or for drinks. Alcohol can grease the wheels for a good pitch. Sales can be the same way. Having a beer at lunch in no way equates to getting fitshaced nor excuses it. I had times where I wanted to order a margarita with lunch at the mexican place, but none of my other coworkers nor my superiors ever ordered any drinks, so I just played it safe.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by TechKnowGN
San Jose has to be the most boring place I've ever been. And I live in Ohio.
Falkon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-09, 10:21 PM   #49
skinnyone
Dude wheres my guads?
 
skinnyone's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Guess
Bikes: Not enough
Posts: 2,680
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I am not one to drink before dinner anyway so no. I doubt if any of my coworkers would drink during lunch either.
skinnyone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-09, 10:24 PM   #50
BengeBoy 
Senior Member
 
BengeBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Bikes: 2014 Pivot Mach 5.7 MTB, 2009 Chris Boedeker custom, 1988 Tommasini Prestige, 2007 Bill Davidson custom; 1988 Specialized Stumpjumper
Posts: 6,941
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
In the U.S., never.

When I lived in Mexico City, almost always if it was a "business lunch" (sit down to eat about 3 p.m., lunch over about 5:30 p.m., back to the office).

When I lived in the UK - me, never; Brits, almost always.
BengeBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:45 PM.