Lounge Lizards

By SlowSong
I always like to look in at office workers when I'm walking around the City. They're either behind their computers or at very tedious-looking meetings. It makes me happy that I don't have to do that any more. Smile This is obviously a meeting over coffee - yawn!!!

This is taken from the walkway on the way to the Museum of London. I think I had the better day. Smile

Not too keen on this shot but as I haven't been out photographing anything for weeks I raided my old stuff again. Not sure about the composition and it was taken at such a rakish angle I couldn't quite get it straight either. Might hide it later if it annoys me too much.

Tags: Photo journalism General Candid Portraits and people Being nosey

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fentiger 16 916 23 England
26 Jun 2013 8:02AM
Makes me delighted that I don't have to do it anymore Smile Great observation Chris.


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Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
26 Jun 2013 8:40AM
'Rakish'... that's very cavalier of you, Chris!!

cats_123 Plus
13 4.7k 28 Northern Ireland
26 Jun 2013 8:41AM
Oh how I empathise with you GrinGrinGrin
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
26 Jun 2013 8:42AM
I'm pleased I don't have to attend tedious meetings or tedious training courses about Blue Sky Thinking etc etc.............which had nothing to do with the job I had to do every day.........or nights as in my case...............and being dragged off nights to attend day courses which were a complete waste of time and buggered up ya body clock................GrinGrinGrinGrin

Pleased to be out of it..................forever.............GrinGrin
richmowil Plus
8 321 2 England
26 Jun 2013 8:48AM
Business or Jolly??? - glad its all over with!! Super image!!
woolybill1 Plus
11 22 70 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2013 9:17AM
Meetings: dirty word, I always used to hate them. Convened to discuss and decide upon measures that had already been decided upon; often consisted of somebody reading aloud the texts of papers that were already in our hands. I considered myself the prime supplier of red herrings.

Yet I have recently volunteered (yes, volunteered) myself as vice-chair of our U3A which means automatic promotion next year. Must be going barmy (actually barmier).

But I shan't be wearing a suit or toting a lap-top!

You have captured the essence of it all, Chris.

rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
26 Jun 2013 9:24AM
Glad I never worked in an office, freedom of the open road suited me. Observed well Chris, considering the restrictions of POV.
Yes, this image captures the tedium of office life very well...great observation
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1767 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2013 9:43AM
Taking the office with you... Yes, I find this a fascinating subject, and the more so for being retired and out of it. There was a time when you could say goodbye to work for a few hours, not any more. The rot set in with pagers and fax...
SlowSong Plus
9 7.0k 30 England
26 Jun 2013 1:52PM

Quote:But I shan't be wearing a suit or toting a lap-top!
I should hope not. Definitely a step too far. Smile
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
26 Jun 2013 2:06PM
I never worked in an office Chris.
I always had PROPER jobs !!
Mind you,when I worked in the railway,
I did do quite a bit of lounging about in the first class
carriages when the managers went home !!
AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2013 2:27PM
Me too - glad to be out and away from all that B.S! Love your narrative.
pascalg 10 37 France
26 Jun 2013 3:50PM
this is great!
CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
26 Jun 2013 3:54PM
Well spotted and captured, Chris, 'workers' seem to spend more time in coffee shops than they do in their offices Smile Carol
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
26 Jun 2013 3:56PM

Quote:...They're either behind their computers or at very tedious-looking meetings. It makes me happy that I don't have to do that any more...
Me too, Chris...though it is different being on the computer looking at EPZ! Wink A well seen shot, and one definitely not to be hidden! Smile
Trev Smile
saltireblue Plus
7 7.2k 33 Norway
26 Jun 2013 4:24PM
I hate the modern-day work situation where you are expected to always be accessible. The voicemail on my mobile includes, "If this is work related, please call me on my office number during normal office hours". I refuse to play the game! I refuse to be on Fęcesbook and Twatter and I refuse to have call re-directed to my mobile outside office hours. No wonder I never get a decent pay rise.

Rant over, sorry ChrisBlush

Great grab shot.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
26 Jun 2013 4:27PM
YUP! Yawn---

Image brings it all to the fore!
marktc Plus
7 96 15 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2013 9:17PM
great shot and great title Chris superb
ChiliMan Plus
11 135 17 Singapore
27 Jun 2013 8:20AM
You've captured the tedium very well, Chris. Just look at the face of the guy on the left. He's thinking, "I'm falling asleep but even so, this coffee could reeeally do with a good slug of Jim".

Andrew Grin
27 Jun 2013 2:37PM
Perfect picture of suits in todays world, bloody liars and out right bullshitters sell their own mothers for fast buck Wink
Rende 10 38 4 Netherlands
27 Jun 2013 8:09PM
Excellent candid with great reflections Chris. I wonder whether it's meaningful that the only bit that doesn't reflect is where those guys are Wink
carper123 Plus
5 1.0k 8 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 4:08PM
Super candid shot with a dash of creativity.
Well done.
Darryl. Smile
bliba Plus
11 2 Austria
28 Jun 2013 4:46PM
great shot
danbrann 13 636 17
28 Jun 2013 6:34PM
Good composition and a superb image Chris.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 6:39PM
You certainly had the better day out in the fresh air Chris
a good candid
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
9 Jul 2013 10:23PM
your keywords are the best part of the description Smile and boy, do they look stressed.
believe me , if I could spend a day in a museum I wouldn't mind... office workers clearly live in another world than us mere mortals Wink

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