1. The afternoon flies by that much faster with the help of a mid-day libation (not that we would know from experience).
2. You can have your happy hour food at lunchtime and… eat it. Nothing adds zing to mid-day like poppers, mozz sticks, wings, sliders, dips, and, oh so much more. Certainly makes the sad sandwich you brought from home look, well, sadder.
3. Because they’ve been doing it in Europe for years and we’re better than letting the Italians have something on us.
4. A study presented at the 2012 meeting of the American Psychological Association suggests that telling the truth is good for both your mental and physical well-being -- and doing the opposite can be harmful. The point? If you think you’re going to get any work done on a Friday afternoon, you’re lying to yourself. So, you know, go to a long, beverage-enhanced lunch instead.