The first rule of Ladies Who Lunch is you don’t talk about Ladies Who Lunch.
And if by chance you forget this rule, then don’t forget Rule Number Two:
If you fess up to lunching, always include a long list of all the errands you ran, tasks you completed, laundry you folded, etc. etc. before said lunch. It lessens the guilt.
Well guess what? Forget the rules. We don’t need them! I’m going to take away any guilt you may have for lunching, brunching, or cocktailing. It’s not lunch, ladies. It’s a business meeting. It’s a strategy session. A support group. It’s freaking therapy!
Think about it.
We are a company of women. We come together as moms, wives, friends and colleagues. Our business is family and these lunches are crucial to our work development. If you aren’t lunching(or brunching or cocktailing,) then you aren’t reaching your full potential!
These powwows empower us. They reboot our focus, inspire and energize us. The discussions we have at these lunches develop work and leadership skills. They are morale boosting. We solve problems, strategize and advise our colleagues. Damn! What are we waiting for?
Gather up those friends! Make a reservation! Plan a lunch in the park or drinks on the veranda (if you have a veranda, can I come?) You owe it to your family! You owe it to yourself!
Let’s start lunching, ladies!
I really prefer chair lounging. It can be sooooo relaxing. If you happen to fall asleep and have five or ten mins of head bobbing, someone could call it exercise the way your head flexes your neck. It clears the mind and the reality shows that you watch while chair lounging give you a multitude of ideas on how not to handle life. Some may like to read during head bobbing, I mean chair lounging and of course we all know how beneficial reading can be. A snack, a drink, a chair…..and you do it all hopefully in the privacy of your own home and not in a movie theater, friends house or park bench. Weather you choose to go lunching or lounging…… Enjoy!!
Amen sista! Sounds like you need a bigger business development budget.
Love it! Now should I write Men Who Meal? or Dads Who Dine?