Wednesday, November 22, 2006

The day I ate lunch with Dick at his work's cafeteria

It was a momentous occasion!

After 8 years of dating/being married to Dick, I have finally had lunch with him at work!

You may being thinking, "So, what's so special about that?"

Well...I have a running joke going with Dick and several of his work buddies. All the people that I know who work with Dick have, at one-time-or-another had their significant others over to join them in the campus cafeteria. Whenever I mention that I've never been, they're all always quite amazed, and always ask Dick "Why Not?".

Dick's answer to this is a simple, "Why?".

I've certainly had the opportunity to join him for lunch, but when I'm that far down along the peninsula, I usually already have plans to have lunch with my Mom or other friends. I have asked Dick a couple of times if I could meet him for lunch, but he's usually busy with meetings, and doesn't really understand why I'd want to have lunch with him in the cafeteria with him anyway.

So, the joke I have with our mutual friends who also work there is that I will plan to have a lunch date with them, not with Dick.

Dick was planning on working from home today, but realized late in the morning, that he really needed to get into the office for a few hours. He'll be switching offices late next week, and realized that he wouldn't have a chance to pack/organize for the move beforehand. I offered to go with him today to help out, and to also be an additional warm body in case he got caught in commute traffic driving home, and needed to use the commuter lane.

Anyway, we got to the campus right before noon, and Dick decided we should eat before we got too involved in packing. That's when it occurred to me: I was going to eat in the campus cafeteria!

How was the experience? Why, it was quite nice, really. I was a bit overwhelmed by the amount of choices offered, so followed Dick's lead, and opted for a simple soup and salad combo.

Unfortunately, all the rest of the guys who work there who I would have liked to have seen were not working on campus today.

I'll have to go back another time! :)

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