Business Meetings that Matter

I spent yesterday in an all-day meeting/conference type of thing at a corporate office downtown. The invitation said that there would be a light lunch served, so I didn’t bring any food or anything and tried to eat like food matters using what was served. It was surprisingly easy, except for one thing.

The easy part was the food. They served some salads and sandwiches for lunch. I was able to have a wrap with some sort of peppers & mushrooms in it, some caesar salad, and a little of a pasta salad. The wrap and pasta salad would have had white flour in them, but in general the lunch was a good sensible lunch. I also had a pastry in the morning. They’re not exactly whole-grain, but it tasted really good.

The hard part was drinking. Coffee was fine, served in normal ceramic mugs, but the only way to get water was in bottles. This isn’t really a big dietary problem, but if I’m trying to eliminate waste it is. When I got home and told Joanie she said that I would have to start carrying a jar like Colin Beavan, however, in the building the taps are all modern, motion-operated, and dispense nice warm water to wash your hands with. So, I could start drinking warm water, or bringing my own water everywhere, (from home), or simply hope that for the couple times a year that I am in a meeting like this simply hope that the bottles are recycled.

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