More of the same

Recently as I was walking to work I noticed a taxi driver pull into McDonalds drive-thru and I wondered if I were in the same situation (that of being a taxi driver) would I do the same? I think if I had a drive around all day for a living I’d do whatever I could to get out of that car for lunch. Even if just to sit on a bench and eat a sandwich.

I’d even do that now if I could find somewhere to sit. Each lunch I leave the office and go for a walk just to get away from the artificial lighting and air. The fresh air makes me feel so much lighter and clears my head.

I know there are complete opposites though. I would say that 75% of the other people at work barely even see the daylight and go home and sit on their computers all night and then go back to work to sit on a computer all day. I just can’t do that… it hurts my head.

That being said, I’ve spent a good amount of the weekend here ๐Ÿ˜€ I think it is the knowledge that I have a 4 day weekend and have a chance to do other things later in the day. Also the fact that the weather has been crap and made me sad. And that I can’t beat Deadwood in Drawn to Life.

Given the option, do you spend your time outside of work doing something different or are you happy to do more of the same?

6 responses to “More of the same”

  1. When my job is on a computer, I tend to stay away from computers as much as possible outside of work, not because I don’t like computers, but because I have no more desire to be near computers outside of work. Much as I enjoy what I do and the subjects I dabble into, I would appreciate a life outside of them very much.

  2. I work near a fast-food chain drive-through, and frequently see taxis going through there. As for me, if I’m indoors all day, I like to go for a walk outside in the afternoon, or walk to the train station after uni instead of catching the tram there. It’s nice to have fresh air and get a bit of exercise instead of sitting indoors all day!

  3. Variety is the spice of life. SERIOUSLY. ๐Ÿ˜€ I am at a computer much too much. I’ll admit I’m addicted. But it is really nice to socialise. I treasure the time I have with my friends. For one thing, I don’t have many friends. And for another thing, I truly love getting out and being adventurous, but I need a friend to pull me up and get my butt moving.

    I worked in an office in the summer (our summer, because you know Australia is cool ;)) and I longed taking a nap on the bus home or getting fresh air in my break (but it was boiling outside!).

    I love my computer and using a computer but it feels good to just chill and hang out. But as I said earlier… someone needs to get me out of this chair. ๐Ÿ˜›

  4. My job involves spending a lot of time on Facebook and Twitter, and blogging, so yes I would say that I do go home and do more of the same lol. I spend far too much time on the computer. Although it’s interesting, because when I was reading the first bit about the taxi driver I was like, ‘That’s so weird, I’d never do that’..but apparently I do! ๐Ÿ˜›

  5. I’m happy doing the same thing at home as I do at work most of the time. I don’t mind sitting on a computer all day everyday, but my boyfriend thinks it’s an addiction so I try not to do it when he’s around. In the summer I will change the scenery by taking the computer outside on the deck lol.

  6. These days I spend my free time, either shopping, watching a movie or sleeping. As you can imagine, my company doesn’t pay me for any similar work ๐Ÿ˜›

    I do think about writing a script or two for fun… but I have to be extremely motivated to actually manage to even start writing it.

    So yeah: definitely doing something non-work related when I don’t have to. ๐Ÿ™‚

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