Sometimes at work, my lunchtime becomes truly a nightmare because there is nowhere to go with a migraine to relax. Most of the time, I feel like I’m Goldilocks looking for the spot that is just right, or even better, I’m a troll, looking for a dark bridge underpass to huddle under.
The work lunchroom is always packed and there are two television sets tuned into different soap operas. The lights are bright and there are too many smells like tuna fish, etc…
The building café is not much better. Again, there are blaring television sets but they are both tuned into CNN. It’s not as bright, but it can be very crowded.
The small park outside the building is beautiful. There is a pond with fountains and geese, but again it can be too bright on a sunny day, and there can be the noise of lawnmowers, etc, and the smell of flowering bushes.Not to mention the heat of hot summer day.
My car is the last resort, but sitting in the parking lot by myself makes me nervous, and it’s a far walk. It takes me six minutes to get to my car and the return journey takes another six minutes. Subtract that from thirty-minute lunchtime with a five-minute pee break thrown in and it’s not worth it.
Therefore, every day becomes a crapshoot with my trying to find somewhere to eat. In addition, I used to love to read at lunch, too, but I have the reading problem going on as well. I think I’m going to look into some audio book downloads for my Ipod. That might be a solution if I’m having a bad pain or vision day.