The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
I’m not ashamed to be a card-carrying member of the “Bag Lunch Bunch.” The combination of being head of household and crunched for time during the work day makes bringing my lunch an attractive alternative to dining out frequently. Not only can I save money, but I can pack healthier choices than those Sonic cheese fries I like to eat when really stressed out.
But bag lunches have a down side for weak-willed nibblers like me. That too handy bag is right there at my desk, easily accessible when I’m involved in a project that leans more to the monotonous side, like summarizing hundreds of pages of medical records. To alleviate the tedium, I sometimes give myself little motivational rewards, like a bite to eat every 10 pages. (Okay, maybe I stretched the truth a bit – every FIVE pages…) Next thing you know, I discover I’ve eaten all my lunch by 10:30 a.m. (Maybe I should consider asking our office manager to lock up my lunch in the firm safe?)
Substituting a non-food treat at the conclusion of another completed to-do, like a quick peek at my favorite business fashion blog Corporette, is probably a better choice. But I’ve already pointed out the disadvantage of Corporette for the Bag Lunch Bunch – The Personal Shopper’s (TPS) daily recommendations are usually a bit out of reach price-wise.
However, a quick search for a knockoff document bag shows that these puppies aren’t cheap and usually (please pardon my use of a grammatically incorrect redneck phrase but you’ve got to write what you know) look like they got beat with an ugly stick. $80.00 for a good quality, durable AND attractive document carrier is probably a steal.
I did find these plastic expandable document bags, in letter and legal size, at Print Globe, which – if 120 of us get together and submit an order – would be about $4.00 apiece. We can even get them personalized with something cool, our own neat brand name, like “Working Girl Knockoff”, “I Bag It for Lunch” or “One Step Up from a Free Copier Box”…