Monday, May 22, 2006

What happened to lunch?

The Guardian, G2 p. 3

By Matthew Fort

If you ever suspected that the phrase "let's do lunch" was one of those insincere social niceties, you now have incontrovertible evidence that anyone who says this to you means nothing of the sort. According to a recent poll, lunch is an antique concept: these days, we are either calling the bank, dashing to the shops, or working straight through. And it's not just that there's no such thing as a free lunch any more - there's scarcely even the kind you pay for: we may be buying ever more gourmet sandwiches, but, says the survey, we're spending just three and a half minutes actually eating them. A recipe for indigestion, surely?


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