do you eat in front of the computer?

@kayedanda (1850)
Philippines
September 12, 2008 12:16pm CST
i sometimes do. especially when a deadly deadline is fast approaching. so i eat lunch or dinner in front of my pc. and my husband scolds me for it. just the other day, he went "i was starving but i waited for you so that we could eat together and then you chose to eat in front of that thing?" and sulks the rest of the day . i do not eat in front of this thing if i can help it, i'm just forced to do it because as much as possible, i don't want clients waiting on their orders to be uploaded to the system. so how about you? do you do this too sometimes? and for the same reasons?
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@candysky (855)
• Malaysia
15 Sep 08
i will... now everyday at office, i will hv my lunch infrom of my pc... hahaha... all my colleague also doing the same things.... =)
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@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
16 Sep 08
when i used to work in an office, i am like you, too. me and my coworkers eat at our respective computer tables, and one day, i just got tired of eating in front of the monitor and called some of my close coworkers to eat at the dining table with me. which we did, from then on it was fun
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@candysky (855)
• Malaysia
16 Sep 08
wah! tat's good... u hv dining table at office... my office, the only place tat convience for us 2 hv lunch only is our place... sometime v will use boss table too when boss is not in... hahaha.... =P
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@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
16 Sep 08
ahhh..who's your boss?? i'll tell on you! just kidding
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@candymarie (1368)
• Canada
15 Sep 08
I totally do the same thing, because there aren't just enough hours in the day for a receiving clerk at a hospital such as myself. And what would look better? Me passing out on the job because I refused to eat at my desk in front of a computer? Or me being healthy and happy because I have a full stomach? Tell your husband that he should understand it from your point of view. I do that for the EXACT same reason such as yourself. NOTHING to be ashamed of.
@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
16 Sep 08
hehe. the worst part is seeing him look at me when i eat in front of this thing. it drives me nuts, i swear but you have made a very valid point there
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• Canada
16 Sep 08
yeah....when people stare at me when I eat, kind of unnerving lol.
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• United States
15 Sep 08
This is totally a terrible habit for me. I always have the urge to eat breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack at my computer, but I have to keep the food scent away from my computer by spraying with disinfectants. I also keep my keyboard covered with plastic, so no food or drink can sink through the keys.
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@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
30 Sep 08
hmm..a good suggestion for everyone here who eats in front of their computer. but i'm just curious, if it has plastic, don't you have trouble typing with it? i'm sorry if i must sound stupid, but i have not heard or seen anyone put a plastic on their keyboard to protect it from foreign materials beofre you said it here
• United States
1 Oct 08
I don't have any trouble typing keys while they are covered. The plastic cover came with the black computer keyboard, so I decided to leave the cover on for protection.
• Philippines
12 Sep 08
no no no no uhuh, coz one time, my keyboard was infested with a colony of ants. lols.. i bought a new one though... hehehe
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@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
12 Sep 08
omg. i have to remember to clean my keyboard tomorrow!
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@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
28 Jul 09
do you know that there's already a washable keyboard in the market? this is good news for both of us.
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
12 Sep 08
I don't, but hubby does when he is playing dota. argh! but I do eat sandwich and sometimes drink coffee while in front but not a meal
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@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
12 Sep 08
i eat full meals. hehehe. like the day paul (my husband) scolded me, i was eating rice and fried chicken with ketchup on a platter and soup on a bowl and a glass of water, ALLon top of my pc table.
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• India
18 Sep 08
Well This is an apt question for some like me,who eats all 3 meals in front of the PC.Ever since I started getting movies to watch on DVD'S i am entire day on the PC.I hardly watch TV even.Lol keyboard is always dirty.So many chocolate wrappers lying around the monitor too.
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@chinniR (661)
• India
15 Sep 08
hi, i do it sometimes. but i get scoldings from my dad when i do that. i even drink my tea when i am in front of the computer. but i do take care that i don't spill anything in the computer. at times when i have work in the computer i don't move from the place until it gets completed, in such cases i eat in front of the computer.
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@gabbana (1815)
• China
12 Sep 08
they need help - african kids
yeah, i do. and i do it quite often, maybe people who are efficient like me, haha like finishing their meal in front of computer while listening to the news or watching movies. we don't want to waste time.
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@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
12 Sep 08
I do sometimes too. I try not to though because i tend to drop food all over the place. and once i had a cup of juice on the desk and i went to reach for something and knocked it over. Luckily it wasn't full because some of it went down into my keyboard. usually the only time i eat in front of the computer is when i'm trying to get stuff done to make some extra money.
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@reoko10 (578)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Yes I do I do it all the time it save time when i need to get something done.I mean it is a wast of time when I go eat at the table or in front of the TV it just takes me longer to finish what I am doing on the computer.
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@esphyka (158)
• Philippines
12 Sep 08
yes, because i don't have time to go downstair beacause i have lots of work to do infront of my computer...sometimes im sick and tired of hearing my moms voice yelling me to go down stair...lol
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@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
13 Sep 08
Are you married to my husband? Because he is the same way. You know what, though? He is right. Take that time to be with him, even if it's just ten minutes. Really. Your clients won't be there for you when he gets tired of being second choice and will come and go. I am married 33 years and been through rough times and the same situation. I have to find out that family is more important than work. Good luck.
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@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
14 Sep 08
Are you married to my husband? Because he is the same way. . no. unless his name is paul dexter, then no. well, to be fair to him, i don't do it unless i really, really have to. it's not everyday that the deadline is pronto, i mean i try not to cram so much so i can have time for him and my child. but that is a very good advice, thank you very much. i am learning so much here about how to stay longer in relationship
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@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
14 Sep 08
Well, that's good but I do find that men can be whiners, like children, and if they are not getting 100% of your attention, when they want it, they whine!! LOL
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@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
15 Sep 08
oh. the men will so disagree with us.
@msedge (4012)
• United States
2 Oct 08
I used to do that because i was always left alone at home.So eating alone was kinda lonely for me so i play in the computer while eating.
@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
3 Oct 08
i see. so i take from your words that you are not always alone at home anymore? i agree with you that it gets very lonely eating alone. eating is a time when my hubby and i talk about stuff, so i see to it that i never eat in front of my pc unless i absolutely have to.
@msedge (4012)
• United States
22 Dec 08
We eat together during dinnertime.But not breakfast and lunch.That was when he was still working but since he retired 3 months ago i am no longer alone eating.
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@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
10 Jul 09
at least you get to talk to him now during meal time. wow. 7 months late, this comment is
• India
12 Sep 08
i too eat lots of things in front of my computer. sometimes i have lunch with my right hand and with my left hand i type
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• United States
12 Sep 08
Lol, me 2!! I'm just glad that I'm not the only 1.
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@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
30 Sep 08
hey, i do that too although i feel absolutely stupid when i do that. hee hee. imagine, having to multi task with such nature of work
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
28 Jul 09
I do eat snacks in front of the computer, but not lunch or dinner. I don't think I'll be able to focus on both, lol. I'm not good at multi-tasking, I think. But I will probably do the same if I'm in the same situation as you.
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@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
31 Jul 09
well i'm the multi-tasking mom. can't afford NOT to be one. thanks for the response
@meiji15 (664)
• Philippines
28 Sep 08
i almost always eat in front of the PC or the TV. and the only reason i have is that im too engrossed with what im doing. one time, i spilled hot cocoa in my keyboard---not much damage though. i only have to replace the keyboard, not the entire system.
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@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
30 Sep 08
whew! that's a relief. i'm glad i have not spilled anything liquid on my keyboard yet. i guess we all really should be more careful when eating in front of our pcs, otherwise, what we strive to accomplish by eating while staying in front of it will go to waste because of damage to the pc due to spilled liquid, crumbs and other foreign materials.
@flowerchilde (12518)
• United States
13 Sep 08
Yes, sometimes I do! As sometimes there just isn't as many hours in the day as I'd like!
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@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
14 Sep 08
oh, how i feel so much like you do!
@ayenacsi (911)
• Philippines
13 Sep 08
I don't have my meals in front of the pc. Just my snacks especially when I'm signed in to mylot. Can't really type and eat at the same time.
@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
14 Sep 08
would you believe i have learned the art of typing while eating? yes. typing with the left hand and a spoon or fork on the right
@alouconui (120)
• Philippines
13 Sep 08
Nope!! Beacuse we have dinning table to use and eating should be done there for food to digest properly. And we should not do two things at the same time. One at a time!!!
@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
14 Sep 08
what. multitasking is a good thing too
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
13 Sep 08
normally i don't but if i wanted to or needed to i would. bet hubby eats in front of the tv. tell him he's too old to be sulking. if you are working he should understand but do they ever????
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@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
14 Sep 08
i don't think they do . ever