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Charlotte

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"Our forum admin went to Indonesia..."
« on: 05 April, 2010, 06:58:28 am »
Posting from an office there now.  I shan't make the obvious joke  :D

It's lunchtime and it's like being in Junior School.  They brought me a brown bag with some slightly crap sandwiches and now that lunch is over and the brown bags are collected up and put in the bin, a load of people are sleeping at their desks.

It's like Quiet Time, only with some really rather impressive snores.
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rogerzilla

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Re: "Our forum admin went to Indonesia..."
« Reply #1 on: 05 April, 2010, 07:58:39 am »
I went to a seminar last month, where one of the speakers said Microsoft have a series of lunchtime presentations and people are invited to eat sandwiches while listening.  Because the sandwiches come in a brown paper bag, Microsoft call this "brownbagging".

With a leer, he added, "which sounds a bit like dogging.  Or cottaging."
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Re: "Our forum admin went to Indonesia..."
« Reply #2 on: 05 April, 2010, 09:43:08 am »
first encountered 'brown bagging' in some of those appalling American sitcoms in the eary 70's.  At least 'dogging' wasn't widespread prevalent in those days.


rogerzilla

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Re: "Our forum admin went to Indonesia..."
« Reply #3 on: 05 April, 2010, 09:49:16 am »
Maybe the two could be combined?  After all, picnic areas seem popular for voyeuristic automotive conjugation, although it's probably not a trip for all the family. 

Unless we're talking about picnic areas in the Forest of Dean, obviously.
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Re: "Our forum admin went to Indonesia..."
« Reply #4 on: 06 April, 2010, 01:35:16 pm »
In korea you could be dogging while you are brownbagging. It all depends on the sandwich filling.

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Re: "Our forum admin went to Indonesia..."
« Reply #5 on: 06 April, 2010, 02:40:34 pm »
Brown bag lunches are a legacy of the nineties consultancy invasion, the likes of Andersen Consulting et al.   It simply means work through your lunch, which is, incidentally, probably illegal in most cases.

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Charlotte

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Re: "Our forum admin went to Indonesia..."
« Reply #6 on: 07 April, 2010, 06:49:22 am »
Different office today.  No brown bagging at all  ::-)

(We went out to a mall for lunch instead)

Oh - and nobody's even so much as mentioned this.  I just read about it for myself...

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Re: "Our forum admin went to Indonesia..."
« Reply #7 on: 07 April, 2010, 09:28:04 am »
much older than the 90's

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warnings of prosecutions back in 1969 - we got married that year and dropped the idea of a brown bagging reception.

Re: "Our forum admin went to Indonesia..."
« Reply #8 on: 07 April, 2010, 11:31:31 pm »
In korea you could be dogging while you are brownbagging. It all depends on the sandwich filling

 ;D