Monday, June 07, 2010
This is the first blog I've done in a while. I'd really like feedback.
One of the things about dieting that I loathe is bringing my lunch to work. It's not the food I bring or the bag I carry it in. There is a nice refrigerator and a microwave in our kitchen to use - so storage is not a problem. What I don't like is not leaving the office. I don't live close enough to scurry home. Our office is small - six people and only two of us use the table in our small kitchen. There are places I could go and window shop, but I've found that sometimes gets me in trouble. LOL!
What I want is a place to go at lunch. Before you suggest it, I don't have any friends in the neighborhood of my office. I could walk at lunch but choose not to because I hate the sweat factor - especially in the summer with the high humidity we have. Gym membership is a possibility, but honestly, I just don't have the extra money for it.
I know I can't be the only person who wants a place to go for lunch where you can bring your own food and just hang out with a book. All I have to do is cruise the parking lots around the office at lunch to see how many people I see sitting in their cars chowing down to know that's true.
There are few local parks around, but, again, especially in the summer, weather is an issue and parking is always an issue.
Here's my idea ... what if there was such a thing as a 'Lunch Park'? What if it was inside where it could be heated and cooled? What if it just had a few random tables scattered araound and some chairs? There could be a few vending machines around for those who forgot their lunch. There could be areas for 'quiet' where people simply eat and read and areas with a television. Maybe a ping pong table? Sign up sheets for people who are interested in playing games? Wi-fi if you want to bring your computer?
I know, I know ... who's going to pay for it and who's going to run it. I guess that's where the problem lies, but public parks have to be maintained by somebody, Why couldn't someone be hired to watch over the Lunch Park? Maybe there would be a nominal admission fee. Something most people could afford.
This is a very baby idea, but would love to hear what ya'll think or ideas on how to make it happen.