To try to catch up, I'd been eating work every day like this:
- Plate in front of me
- Right hand shoveling in food
- Left hand controlling the up and down arrows so I can scroll through them
Well, on Friday I made a truly fortuitous mistake. I accidentally clicked "Mark All As Read" and WOOSH--they were all gone. Once I started breathing again I realized that this was exactly what I needed to do. Now I don't have all of that pressure to spend my whole lunch break gazing at the screen, eyes dry from not blinking, one finger about to snap from the force with which I press the down arrow.
That said, I'm back up to about 420 unread posts. How much time should one spend reading about other people's lives?