Friday, May 22, 2009

What I want to do with my one hour lunch

60 minutes in a lunch hour.
3 minutes from office to canteen.
no more than 7 minutes in the queue.
consume food in 10 minutes or less.
buy drink back to office.
back to office within 30 minutes of lunch hour.
spend next 30 minutes reading newspaper while sipping drink bought from canteen.


but the need to maintain "harmonious relationships" with colleagues meant that i spend more time making mindless banter that leads nowhere and often repetitive.
sometimes the topics of conversation are interesting. but often it's boring.

i dread to think what the Scout's movement did to me in my formative years. i memorised this as a wee 9 year old boy. and it's stuck with me like a bad tattoo.

Scout Law (Singapore)

A Scout is to be trusted
A Scout is loyal
A Scout makes friends,establishes and maintains harmonious relationships
A Scout is disciplined and considerate
A Scout has courage in all difficulties