Sobremesa (spanish)- the time spent after lunch or dinner, talking to the people you shared the meal with.
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12/10/2013 (Tuesday)- An Awkward Sobremesa
“How’s work?” I asked, placing my spoon and fork at the five o’clock position on a near-empty dinner-plate waiting for the waitress.
“Christmas. Snowbirds. Y’know?” she replied.
“Preaching to the choir,” I said, folding the cloth napkin back to its original shape.
“It’s different for you. You’re far away from bedside and patient interaction, squirreled away in a sterile—“
“We’re just as busy,” I interrupted. “We don’t deal with just 6-7 patients like a nurse, we handle every patient.”
“—look I’m just saying. We’re both different. Sometimes…”
“How’s work?” she sighed while playing with her untouched food.