I was minding my own business in the elevator one day when I heard an interesting conversation among very young men and women which went as follows:
Young man 1: What do you think of a guy who takes lunch to work?
Young man 2: What? I would never do that.
Young woman 1: Seriously! How can a man take lunch to work?
Young woman 2: It’s not sexy at all!
Young woman 2: I would not date a man that carries lunch to work.
I had to get off the elevator at that point and did not hear the rest of the insightful conversation. A lot of things went through my mind. I asked myself if these kids know that:
a) One can save a lot of money by carrying lunch to work?
b) Home cooked food is tastier?
c) Home cooked food is usually healthier?
d) Some people prefer eating their own food? I know one guy who has at least a million USD in his retirement fund, but still bring lunch almost every day.
I have carried lunch to the office at different times and never thought much whether it is ‘sexy’ to do so or not.
What do you think of these kids’ opinions? Do you think that they were saying these things because they are young or out of ignorance?