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28 Signs You’re Suffering From “3:30-itis”

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Do you regularly get to that point in the afternoon where you just can’t anymore? Your brain is fuzzy, you probably have a slight headache, and any ability to concentrate has completely gone away. You’re probably suffering from 3:30-itis. As the name suggests, this ailment plagues people around 3:30, after any buzz you had from lunch has well and truly worn off. Any residual caffeine or sugar that has previously helped you continue to be a useful human being was gone hours ago, and now you may as well be an empty shell.

  1.  You hit “reply all” to an email letting employees know about an upcoming function saying you have a personal appointment.
  2. You stare blankly at your computer for before realizing you haven’t done anything for 30 minutes.
  3. You send an instant message to your boss, instead of your fellow colleague, asking if anyone would notice if you left early.
  4. You forget to include the “$” in an Excel chart and have to copy and paste it in every box before you submit the document.
  5. You text your vegetarian friend and ask if she would like to go out for Brazilian BBQ tonight.
  6. You put milk that’s been in the fridge for a month in your coffee. You don’t realize this until after you’ve taken the first sip.
  7. You try to maintain your “healthy eating plan” and have a handful of almonds. Then you end up eating two doughnuts that were left over from the morning meeting.
  8. You archive your emails under 2013 instead of 2014.
  9. Later, you go on a rage because you can’t find any emails that you’re looking for.
  10. You suddenly remember it’s your friend’s birthday. You text him to ask what he’s doing, only to find out it’s next month.
  11. You order a double shot of coffee, forgetting it’ll keep you awake until 3 a.m.
  12. You spill said coffee onto documents that you’ve just spent hours printing and putting together.
  13. You ask your boss if he needs anything for tomorrow’s Friday meeting. On Wednesday.
  14. You lose all ability to format anything in Word. You blame Office 2013.
  15. You read the same paragraph 15 times.
  16. You do some online shopping and accidentally buy something from the petite section. You are not petite.
  17. You fumble with “Alt Tab” when your boss walks in, so your online shopping is clearly visible.
  18. You book flights or accommodations for the wrong date.
  19. You put the sugar in the fridge and the milk in the cupboard after making coffee.
  20. You try to put foreign currency in the vending machine when attempting to buy an afternoon candy bar.
  21. You heat up and eat someone else’s lunch from the fridge.
  22. You actually fall asleep on the toilet. Then you wake up to your supervisor banging on the stall’s door.
  23. You dismiss the 15 minute meeting reminder and completely forget about the meeting. You only turn up after you’ve received a phone call asking where you are.
  24. You accidentally double tap someone’s photo on Instagram while you stalk.
  25. You single-side scan a double-sided, 100 page document.
  26. You hit “Don’t Save” on a file you’ve been working on since lunch.
  27. You pick up the phone and use your keyboard to type in the number. Then you email IT to complain about your phone no longer working.
  28. You listen to music with your earphones not fully plugged in, so the whole office can hear.

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Emily is living an expat life, and making questionable financial decisions that won't allow her to retire at 40. Sometimes succeeding at adult life and waiting to grow out of the "being a huge bitch" stage.

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