Well Tom... you do have a point... as usual! And there is another side to this, my two cents, of course... If you spend most of your time meeting and greeting and networking with others to advance your project, then you can use lunch to take a break and refresh for the next challenge, next opportunity. If you do not spend the main time as noted, then I fully agree with you. And to your point, if you can eak out some of those lunches to help sell your project, then while in the course of the year it may not add up to the estimated 240, it will add up! Period.