I have been trying to set up a lunch with my supervisor from the intern days. She and I had started planning this lunch about two weeks ago. That’s a fortnight. Each time the lunch gets closer to happening, one of us has to cancel for some work related reason.
I expressed my apologies to her upon my most recent cancellation, but she didn’t seem fazed by it! She told me, “Welcome to Corporate America!”
Apparently it took her and another lady close to two months to get a lunch date settled. That’s how things work here. Between executing time-sensitive tasks, attending meetings, and coffee breaks, most people don’t have time for an actual lunch meeting. Sure, you can have a chance meeting in the break room as you heat up your lean cuisines, but that’s about all you can get.
Having such a hectic work schedule has made the simpler things in life, such as grabbing lunch with a coworker, seem the hardest. So, I look forward to meeting and catching up with her in the next year or so.