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Niyoniyo Fri 10-Feb-17 13:40:16

Group of colleagues were going to a work buffet lunch thing down the road from where we work. Didn't feel like joining so said I had to meet a friend but ended up having a little lunch for one in one of the meeting rooms - desperately needed some space and alone time! Feel weird for lying about it though

SalmonFajitas Fri 10-Feb-17 13:47:18

YANBU to need some time on your own but probably better not to lie in the future - most of the time no one will find out (or care that much) but if they did happen to it would be awkward.

Chloe84 Fri 10-Feb-17 13:48:13

Don't feel bad. You didn't hurt anyone.

JustSpeakSense Fri 10-Feb-17 13:50:21

Don't feel bad, but I agree try and not lie, if you get caught out you'd look a right knob!

Hope you enjoyed your peaceful lunch.

NancyDonahue Fri 10-Feb-17 13:51:03

I wouldn't worry about the lie now. They have probably forgotten about it.

Next time though a 'I fancy a quiet lunch on my own today' will be fine. Nothing wrong with that at all.

Housemum Fri 10-Feb-17 13:58:46

If you don't feel like socialising, and don't want to say so, "I've got a headache, just taken a tablet so will just stay here in the quiet" would be more reasonable/less likely to be caught out/less guilt inducing for you.

MaidOfStars Fri 10-Feb-17 14:04:10

"Sorry, I'm not feeling very sociable today. You guys have a lovely lunch though"

I've said this on many an occasion.

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