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A bit like being at university

Posted on 2007/06/15 00:30:00 (June 2007).

[Wednesday 13th June]
Chie had a work leaving do thing on tonight, so in the absence of anything better to do I just stayed at the office and worked my way through the evening. For the second day running I ate breakfast, lunch, and dinner at work. It is becoming hard to conceive of eating anywhere else!

It has occurred to me recently my life here in London is actually a little bit like being back at university. The atmosphere in the office is quite reminiscent of univeristy days at times - whilst people do seem to work long hours there, they're not utterly nose to the grindstone throughout the whole working day, and often engage in quite academic and off topic discussions. The cafe also has a university feel to it - although the food is much better quality than anything we ever had at university! On top of that, the place where we live is quite like a big hall of residence, sort of like an Oxbridge quadrangle on a massive scale (and not quite as architecturally pleasing - though still nice in its own way)... That hall of residence feel is all the more so given that I walk to and from work every day.

I guess the only bit missing is the social life!

Comment 1

You should get yourself an evening job at your club ( to keep up your new found student lifestyle ) Social life by proxy + free drinks. Sorted.

Posted by Kev at 2007/06/16 10:52:32.

Comment 2

That actually sounds like a really good idea Kev!

Bizarre though it may sounds, I've often thought I'd like to have a go at working behind a bar - and somewhere like that would be perfect, not that busy and no trouble makers to speak of.

Posted by John at 2007/06/16 11:02:24.

Comment 3

Maybe you should suggest it to Chie ? lol

Posted by Kev at 2007/06/16 11:18:49.

Comment 4

Yes, you have done a good job of identifying the point at which this idea is likely to flounder.

Posted by John at 2007/06/16 11:44:36.

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