What happened to lunch?

It looks as though the person I was meeting for lunch is running late. It could be after 2 PM when they get here. I’ve been working through lunch but now I come to a dilemma: I’m hungry. I normally eat every 3 hours or so, and it’s already an hour past my regularly scheduled meal. I have another meal at 3 PM, for which I brought a sandwich. So what do I do? The right thing to do is to wait patiently, without complaint and just suck it up, and that’s probably what I’ll do. But man am I hungry!

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.