Eating and working at the computer

United States
June 22, 2010 4:28am CST
I have this bad habit of working at the computer and eating the same time. I usually make a mess on my desk like that, but somehow I just continue to do it. It is much time saving by doing it. I just don't want to be eating without doing anything at all, that is too boring, especially by myself only. At work, I try not to make a big mess on my desk, because I still have maintain the hygiene at my workplace to upkeep the image. So, do you get use to work and eat the same time?
17 responses
@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
22 Jun 10
Hi, kingparker I do this at the office during lunch. I have to eat my packed lunch on my table and I do not turn my laptop off. Thus, while eating, I do some browsing. Take care
• United States
22 Jun 10
That can be reasonable. But if it was a company's property, I won't even touch it, because I am the one who responsible for my own laptop.
• Singapore
26 Jun 10
Seriously, I do this almost everyday . Time is very precious for me so I eat and work right in front of the computer almost everytime , I know it's bad for health so I'll try to do this less often :) You too.
• United States
23 Jun 10
I am like you first i do spend my day in front of my computer and sometime when i really really like of what i am doing especially here in mylot wherein you can share your experiences and share your opinion at the same time get paid of what your doing. I do not like to waste time lol i usually eat here at the computer while working but during that time i will make sure that i won't make a mess. I always bring with me napkins and trays wherein i can put the food.
@llbo1981 (1242)
• China
23 Jun 10
Usually,i am eating without working.It is not right to say that your habit is bad.Many people have the babit of eating beside the computer,it seems that they can not leave the computer.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
23 Jun 10
I usually snack at the computer, although lately, I have only been buying healthy things to try to cut down on all the snacks we eat.
• United States
23 Jun 10
I spend a lot of time on my computer and online. It seems that I am always sitting at my desk even if I am watching tv because I have it set up so that I can watch tv while working at my computer. I even have two computers on my desk so I can watch hulu or reference some information while working on the other one which I use as my main computer although I have them set up the same. So you can see that I understand completely about eating while at the computer. I do it all the time not so much as to hurry or save time it has just become a habit of convenience. What I have found to work is keeping a towel next to my desk and I will put it in my lap while I am eating and keep my desk wiped down. I frequently take a washcloth and wipe off my desk also. Another thing I do is keep a large coaster for my glass because I almost always keep a soda or something to drink and this helps keep my desk clean.
• Romania
23 Jun 10
well i try not to becouse its not a good habit, when i eat im going to the kitchen and i eat when im working im working if i eat and work at the same place and time its only going to be a big mess :P
@dian21 (606)
• Philippines
23 Jun 10
I am not used of doing that. Because when I am in front of the computer, I'll lose concentration on what I am doing if I will eat at the same time. So what I do is that I just eat fast or just the right pace and then work immediately so that I can focus on what I am doing at that certain time.
@mariposaman (2967)
• Canada
23 Jun 10
Doesn't everyone? I try to keep the liquids away from the keyboard. I have ruined a couple of keyboards with liquids. If you do this all the time there are keyboards that are sealed, you can literally hose them off. I am told keyboards are full of bacteria so you might want to think twice about eating near the computer.
@routa2 (1)
• Finland
23 Jun 10
I havee too this bad habit always when im on computer, and i'm hungry i'll eat because i save some time and its more fun ans challenging to not mees desk :D
@geojb90 (471)
• Romania
22 Jun 10
I also like eating when I'm at the pc. Don't know why but I think the meal is more tasty when I eat it at my computer and working on something at the same time. I only like eating food that don't make a big mess when I'm done eating so that I don't have to clean up to much. I usually eat fruits, chocolate and sometimes ice cream.
• India
22 Jun 10
I had the habit of eating and working in the computer but i had to stop doing that as it was messing up my laptop and messed up most of my work too. I can't think straight if i am doing multitasking that is two or more jobs at the same time so whenever i am working on the computer i make sure that nothing else distracts me and when i am eating i make sure that i am eating only. I have learnt to control my food habits. It's been a real great relief to me and my brother because he also uses the computer like i do.
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
22 Jun 10
Yeah, I do that sometimes too, but I try to avoid it, because I don't think it is so good for you. But sometimes, like when I have a lot of work to do, I just don't have an option, so then I do it. I always clean everything afterwards though, even if I do this at home.
@jhudy101 (373)
• Philippines
22 Jun 10
yeah, i usually do that at home, so that i could do both at the same time specially when i have to finish something and i'm running out of time.
@durgabala (1362)
• India
22 Jun 10
I usually don't do it. I eat else where finish off and continue. I can't pay attention to the computer if I am eating. HAHHA..
@rosie230 (1674)
22 Jun 10
Sometimes I will have a biscuit or something, but generally I don't eat whilst using the computer, I only normally have my cup of tea sat here. I always worry about getting crumbs in the keyboard, and then having the dilemma of a keyboard that is not working well, and since most of what I use my computer for involves writing, it would be a nightmare if anything like that happened to stop my keyboard from functioning as it should.
@kharlav (1672)
• Philippines
22 Jun 10
I think it is okay to work and eat at your desk at the same time. That's what I do sometimes, because I get more productive when I eat and work. No time is wasted. But I make sure that the desk is clean after I eat. So that hygiene is maintained.