Thursday lunch somehow became a weekly tradition with us at JHB...well, 5 of us, that is. I'm not 100% sure where the tradition began...probably when one of the guys was trying to work on a family budget and decided he was only going out with people from the office once a week. This has since gone by the wayside, but we always make sure we get Thursday lunch. Admittedly, there are weeks that Thursday lunch occurs on another day of the week...you know, if several of us have a meeting/appointment/day off. But for the most part, it's always Thursday.
Today was no different...at 10:30 the question went around..."Is it time for lunch yet?" And then as we approached the magic time of 11:30 (the time that Thursday lunch always begins) the more important question went around..."Where will we go?" Usually we are half way to wherever we end up before we decide where we are going. Today was a little different, since one of the guys was meeting us at lunch...so, we actually knew where we were going before we left!
The agenda for Thursday lunch never deviates from the norm...which is the guys make fun of Kathleen and myself. Everything's open for their "fun"...at much expense to us girls. Our pasts are dragged through the mud...as if they have no "skeletons in their closet" and our current issues/lives are not safe from their picking. But at the end of the day, it's all done in good fun...and usually more at Kathleen's expense than mine...so, it's a little more enjoyable for me.
We whine and complain...and act like Thursday lunch is terrible...but really and truly, it's what we look forward to at work each week! Maybe one day, we'll turn the tables on them...but most likely, they'll turn it right back on us!