So sometimes you just have to break out of the office and take a stroll. Now that I’m working near the Farragut North metro stop, walking outside is way more entertaining. Not that walking past a bunch of federal buildings that all look exactly the same isn’t entertaining, but the beautiful combination of shoppers + workers + tourists + homeless people + restaurants and embassies and happy hours is a good time.
Today I had a phone call with a troublesome client struggling with depression and really needed something happy. So, I got lunch from my “favorite place” across the street, Suki Asia. And I use those quotes because it is not honestly my favorite place, but it is my favorite place where you can get bibimbap and miso soup for $5.99 in Washington, D.C. Legit.
I wanted to eat outside, but Longfellow’s benches looked a little crowded.
So I headed up to Dupont Circle to eat there instead. And while there was an ominous rain cloud hanging overhead for a while, no rain drops fell on my lunch and it was an all around fantastic choice.
DuPont Lunchtime was made even more fantastic by a Mentos freshmaker! Okay, not going to lie, I just made that name up. She was just a girl who wandered aimlessly like a bad drug dealer and tried to give people free candy. People do not always take free candy from strangers. It is the city, you know. There’s still a chance the mentos roll she gave me is full of heroin or something.
While I’m pretty sure she wasn’t technically a “freshmaker,” I am absolutely certain that pass-out-free-samples-in-the-city-minimum-wage-employees should be called freshmakers from this point forward. Freshmakers are the-bomb-dot-com. Yes, my husband actually uses that phrase a lot. Side note.
So I ended my lunch with two free rolls of mint mentos!
And I was totally stoked until I realized that she gave another guy FRUIT Mentos, which are SO much better. And then I was bitter for about four-fifths of a second, until I remembered that these candies were free and that I shouldn’t be such a whiney baby. So then I was happy again.
Thanks, freshmaker! You rocked my lunch break.