Friday Office Humor From “The Book Of Rules”: Reserving Workplace Lunches

Reserving Workplace Lunches

Most working adults consume an inadequate breakfast or simply skip breakfast entirely. A nutritional lunch is often the most important meal of the day. A well-balanced lunch improves
health and significantly increases workplace productivity. Lunches should be consumed free of distractions and away from the primary workplace when practical. Although often restricted
by individual job requirements, at least 30 minutes a day should be reserved for lunch each workday.

A. In an effort to reduce stress, discussions with co-workers concerning the workplace are prohibited during lunch breaks.
B. Lunch items stored in a locker or on a personal desk shall always be considered reserved.
C. Lunch items stored in a workplace refrigerator or on a lunchroom table or in other common areas shall be considered shared unless clearly annotated with a name or initials.
D. Lunch items stored without a name or initials in any workplace commons area may be consumed by Melvin at any time throughout the workday.

  1. All workplaces have at least one “Melvin.” Melvin is the fictitious name assigned to the workplace food scrounger. Melvins can be easily identified as slightly overweight, politically vocal and with a very distinct, although not necessarily unpleasant, body odor.

office humor from "The Book of Rules"BOR 12-16. Lunch items stored in common areas of the workplace shall be considered
shared unless clearly annotated with a name or initials.

The Book of Rules (modern etiquette)From The Book of Rules: The Right Way to do Everything, a handbook on modern etiquette covering everything from proper toilet paper placement to acceptable pimple popping practices to authorized use of wind chimes.

2 thoughts on “Friday Office Humor From “The Book Of Rules”: Reserving Workplace Lunches

  1. danman

    I’ve been a loyal reader of HOW for quite some time but I just never get these “humor” posts. They’re not funny. Am I missing something? At least the link the guy above posted was funny, so I don’t feel like I’ve spent my Friday wasting time on yet another “humor” post. If a post like this is the best The Book of Rules can do, then HOW has saved me from spending money on it.

    If you haven’t figured it out from the lack of likes, pins and tweets, no one seems to care about this regular column. Use the space for something with a bit more humor or information.

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