Sorry for the inconsitent posts this week. I've been at trainings all day for the last two days. I'm beginning to feel as if someone used me as a punching bag. The trainings were about an hour and a half from my house. I chose to drive both days rather than stay at the hotel because there was no way I'd spend as much in gas as I would in hotel expenses.
I'm sure no one is shocked to hear that I brought my lunch and snacks both days. The trainings always provide a morning snack and coffee or tea. In the afternoon coffee and tea is still available. Water and candy are available throughout the day.(I can't figure out why they give candy but they do, every year!)
Despite this, many people went out to buy coffee. I just can't figure it out. It wasn't as if they were serving Sanka, it was really good coffee. People also bought water bottles through the day. We had giant pitchers of ice water in each conference room on every table but very few people thought to refill rather than buy.
When I mentioned this to someone in the training with me, her face lit up. "I never thought of it," she said and promptly refilled her water bottle. I think sometimes we just need to stop doing things habitually and explore the options that exist around us.