I almost took my morning tea in a very American way this morning, at my desk working away with no social component. Shame. Quickly one of my coworkers invited me into the break room to have my tea with them. I told him that this was still my American mindset at work. In the States we tend to eat at our desks, drink at our desks, and it is not habit to take a mental break in your day to refresh yourself. He told me that he’s seen evidence of this behavior in our movies, dockies (documentaries) and television shows.
Another coworker joined us and the topic quickly turned to the Oscar Pistorius trial. I wasn’t so interested in the trial’s details but I did get quick overview of the South African judicial system from my colleagues. They each speculated on Oscar’s mental state and what he might have been thinking that night.
Alas, we all reached the bottom of our mugs and with the tea gone we all went back to our desks.