The first thing I see when I come to work everyday is a procession of people lining up with lunch box in tow, waiting to put their lunches (all nicely compartmentalized in different tupperware) into the fridge..
Maybe it’s because in the states, we don’t really have a take-your-lunch-box to work culture, or maybe because my Mom stopped making me lunch when I was 12 (To be fair, I had hot lunches at school)..that I thought this lunch box thing was just a liiiiitle bit strange..especially when you see men dressed in their business suit with their briefcase in one hand..and their lunch box in the other..
I don’t think I ever had a lunch box growing up..and to this day, I don’t think my 9 year old sister, or 12 year old brother have ever had a lunch box either…At my house, we always favored brown paper bags, or ziplog bags over lunch boxes…which brings me to my next point about the types of lunches I see at work..
No peanut butter and jelly or ham and cheese sandwiches, no pizza sticks (MOM)…but full on MEALS..like we’re talking home cooked, three course Lebanese meals..oftentimes freshly cooked that morning by their parents!
Man, you Lebanese got it made. Keep warming up those pizza sticks Mom. hahaha!