Failing to Plan
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
On second thought, maybe this post should be called "when plans fail". I packed my lunch for today last night then after checking my calendar realized that I'm supposed to have lunch with my professional women's group today. So I removed my lunch from the bag and just took my snacks and breakfast stuff. I planned on ordering a salad with a side of fish or chicken.
Fast forward to today, I have a panicked client who is subject to an audit and whose files I needed to review before a hurriedly scheduled conference call so I had to cancel my lunch. Now I don't have the lunch I packed and I don't have the lunch I planned on ordering or the time to run out to grab something but I figured, the building cafeteria has a salad bar so I will just get something there. Well, wouldn't you know it, there was almost nothing at the salad bar. This however is not a story of how failing to plan or a failed plan turned into failure.
I took the 1/2 lettuce still available, added a cup of spinach leaves, an ounce of feta cheese, the remaining 1 ounce of chicken and 2 ounces of tuna, added once ounce of cranberries and skipped the bread. I also grabbed a white white vinaigrette as that's the lightest dressing there. I added a tangerine from my snack stash and a giant bottle of water. I would say that's a pretty good lunch. Wouldn't you?