Re: The most astonishing thing about this series is ...
When I worked there were (very rare, of course) times when the occasional TGIF evening pub sessions took place.
Post-session concerns weren't so much about diet but more about making sure you were fit and prepared suitably for the 'other' kind of pleasures to compensate for the extraordinary amount of excessively hard work you'd just accomplished.
Dishes, diets, food... that came way later!
Come on folk - get your priorities right... El Reg could do a much more valuable series on ensuring 'post-work satisfaction'!