I have a pressing question. How many of you guys eat breakfast before starting the day and how many wait ’til later, like lunchtime? The reason I ask is because lately I’ve been having my regular coffee routine in the morning and go straight to the jobsite.
Is it just me, or does it sorta seem that I work harder and I’m more focused if I don’t eat. Before that, I would eat a semi-large breakfast first thing in the morning, either stopping at a fast food place or eating cooked food at home. Photo: ratedesi.com
I pondered this question and I came to some conclusions:
Eating before work.
Having a large breakfast sure made my stomach happy! but, as I found out many times, I developed tremendous gas with nausea and found myself fartin’ out back! The client’s weren’t to happy either. I had one customer that said they would fire me if I pooted one-more-time! Sheesh. Not to mention, fistfights with subs and co-workers over just my little gas..
The smells that emanated from my trousers got progressively worse with small silent bursts. I knew they were my farts but I sheepishly passed the blame — to Johnny! my helper.
I sneakishly made my way to the customer’s bathroom for new unmentionables. The client said this was okay (NO to number two! ~ an unspoken code held unto the highest of client-contractor relationships, heh).
I confess! 🙁 I am guilty!..
I heard the homeowner whisper, “Don’t hire him back, honey!”
I cannot live this waayyyy! 🙁
Eating later at lunch.
I also found out that if I didn’t eat in the morning and stayed hydrated with liquids only, I was better equipped for tasks in remodeling! I stayed sharp-minded, without pooting of course…er.
I was more urgent in my work performance because I knew lunchtime was at noon! 🙂 I surely could eat a big lunch with the sense of knowing that I took strides in finishing the homeowner’s remodeling project for the first half of today..
I have renewed strength and energy, hallelujah! I have really found the answer, now people will like me again. In fact, I am more in a hurry to get back to what I love to do and finish up what needs finishin’ during the second half of the day: Being a Contractor.
I leave you with some positivity blessings.