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Poll: At lunchtime, do you stop to eat or carry on typing as you eat?
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Nov 5, 2005

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "At lunchtime, do you stop to eat or carry on typing as you eat?".

This poll was originally submitted by Paula Gayol

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JaneTranslates  Identity Verified
Puerto Rico
Local time: 05:49
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It depends on the deadline. Nov 5, 2005

As happens frequently with polls, I have to answer "it depends." Usually I prepare my lunch and (unless my husband is home) eat it on a TV tray while getting my daily dose of world news. If I'm rushing to meet a deadline, however, I still try to fix a proper lunch, but I eat at my desk and keep typing.

BTW,I checked "eat in another room" because that's more frequent, and certainly my preference.


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Pilar T. Bayle  Identity Verified
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Another choice... Nov 5, 2005

I know this is quite bad and all that, but I do postpone lunch hour, which is always conditioned by deadlines with California (we are 9 hours ahead and most of my deadlines with California fall right in the middle of the afternoon, 5:30 pm). So many times I don't have lunch until I have "solved" my delivery.

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Maria Karra  Identity Verified
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eat and translate Nov 5, 2005

I was about to hit "submit" after selecting "I eat in another room", and then I realized that I was eating corn flakes while voting!
But honestly, when I'm not very busy I do have lunch in another room.
Maria

[Edited at 2005-11-06 00:35]


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M. Anna Kańduła  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:49
English to Polish
No lunch break habit Nov 5, 2005

Since there is no lunch break in my country, I never grew to have it - a short, 10 - 15 minutes break for eating something is enough, and usually I don't like wasting my time for eating only, so I eat and type.

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Andrea Ali  Identity Verified
Argentina
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More snacks than proper lunch Nov 6, 2005

Hi!

In my case, it depends on how much time I have. If I am not in a rush, I stop and have proper/decent lunch lying on the couch while I watch the news/soap opera. If I am in a rush, I just have "mate"/Coca Cola Light and a snack. But it is always easier carrying a tray than laying the table.

Generally I am five hours behind my clients and I'd rather sleep than eat!

Cheers,
Andrea


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