MISSOURI, January 25, 2014–The words “Let’s do lunch” have become very important in the world of business people.
The “Let’s do lunch” is the so called “in” phrase of business people today. Often they do not have time in a brief encounter to discuss business, so rather than push it aside, the code words “Let’s do lunch” are used to set up a business meeting.
Now let’s venture back in time or as some seniors say the “good old days.”
They had the time or a least took the time to have a scheduled business dialogue, so they did not have to set up a meeting under the guise of a lunch.
At lunch time, they did what was expected –they ate lunch!
Now there were exceptions when there were planned business luncheons, usually including people from other divisions or companies, with the purpose of creating a friendly atmosphere to discuss business.
In addition, there were people who would barge into your office, come up to your table while you were having lunch or stop you in the hallway and start a conversation. Very tactfully it was said to the intruder, “Give me a call, and we will set up a meeting to discuss…” rather than “I will call you next week, and we will do lunch.”
Today technology is mandatory and welcomed by the younger generation of business people. They have grown up using different levels of technology, and they would be lost without it. In fact, corporations as a whole would be lost without these communications devices.
However, there are some older business people who still prefer the good old days when they were not wired when going to have lunch. When moments consisted of not getting calls from some type of communications device and the news did not always disrupt one’s digestive process along with maybe getting a message stating, “the boss wants to see you right away because the world is going to end.”
It is a fact that stress can lead to medical problems and in addition to problems in one’s life as a whole. On the other hand, some people thrive on this fast life and are completely happy.
However, that’s from a time and place I am from-