Thursday, November 10, 2005

When not to share.

If you work in an office, or a school, or any other group environment where things like candy dishes appear on reception desks or other common areas... think twice about filling the dish with unwrapped candy. M&Ms and jelly beans are delicious, but now imagine how many fingers are going to shuffle through them in one day.

Not that I'm overly squeamish - I'm pretty relaxed about most things. Five second rule? You betcha. But I once worked in an office with an old crazy lawyer who used to sit in his office on conference calls, door open, and do personal "hygiene" things like clean out his ears with bent paper clips, clip his toenails on top of the desk (no really), and boldly pick his nose. There was no sink or running water between him and the the candy dish, mind you, so every time he passed through the reception area and grabbed a handful, we all got sick to our stomachs.

The executives were the ones requesting the candy, and they loved M&Ms, but they never noticed that their administrative assistants refused to touch it.


Blogger Nick said...

I used to work with an engineer like that... put paper clips in his ears and put them back, sneeze without shielding it... it was gross!

Imagine what their houses look like! YUCK!

5:16 PM  
Blogger Pynchon said...

We have a guy in our office who helps himself to any sweets, chocolates, cakes that might be out for birthdays, etc. One day one of the girls rubbed some smarties (kind of like large M&M's) between her toes and put them in a bowl on a cabinet. Of course he came by and helped himself. Eventually somebody told him.

He never helped himself again.

4:22 PM  
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