Friday, June 26, 2009

Beer for Lunch

As much as I complain about my job, I never forget about the awesome perks. Like beer with my lunch on Fridays. This doesn't happen all the time, but when it does, I feel like I have the best job in the world.

How many people do you know who can have beer for lunch while at work?

Beer for lunch was something I talked the big man on campus into doing. A few years ago, on the day before Thanksgiving, we were really busy. The town I work in holds a Turkey Testicle Festival every year on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Usually the boss would take me on our lunch break for a quick testicular treat and some warm Bud Light. On this given Wednesday there just wasn't any time. I came up with the perfect compromise.

"So we don't break our tradition of getting buzzed on lunch the day before Thanksgiving, you should just run to the store and pick up a sixer. I promise I'll be more productive with some beer in my belly."

Surprisingly he did it.

We still try to get to the Turkey Testicle Festival every year, but if we don't, there is always a plentiful supply of beer in the fridge. And sometimes we take the testicles to go.

I am sure you are all aware that today is not the day before Thanksgiving. But after that day, the boss became generous with Beer for Lunch days. Sometimes when it's early spring and the weather is just getting nice he'll pick up some beer and we'll just sit in the parking lot and enjoy the sun. Other times, if we're both having a bad day, beer is the answer. And then there are times like today. I am alone in the office because the boss is in the middle of the ocean with his family. And although I didn't ask, I am assuming that the six pack of Dos Equis Lager was put in the fridge for me to drink.


Intense Guy said...

A whole six pack huh... Wow, now thats a lunch.... might even want a side of turkey balls to go with it.


Carma Sez said...

The taste of beer has never appealed to me, so I would not be able to count Beer Fridays in with the perks of the job were I to work there...

On the other hand, a tasty sweet drink with a side of cheeseballs- Who wants Turkey balls when they can have cheeseballs?? ;-)

And, yes, I'm thinking that beer was put in the fridge with you in mind!

Melissa said...

Ok, can I just say I want your day-job (and your night job too, but I digress). Although I can't drink beer anymore, I can drink all other alcohol almost. We would be good work partners... as long as we were working with/for other people who actually did the work since we'd be snockered out of our minds 9/10 of the time.

Barefoot Blogger said...

Nice! I don't get the turkey testicle thing, but definitely a cool boss that does that!

Katie said...

Beer for lunch! That is awesome! I'm a teacher, so somehow I don't see us ever being allowed have beer with our lunch :(

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Can't get any better then that!!!

Like the blog header!!

Nick (SBJ) said...

Beer for lunch is the best.