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Workplace Sweets

Workplace Sweets

For the last two or three years in the run up to Christmas one of my colleagues has been in the habit of bringing in some “lollies” as a gift to the workplace.

Snakes. Bananas. Teeth. Bullets. You know the stuff I mean? The stuff we all grew up with and love. Even butter-scotch which is a particular favourite of mine.

He places them on the partition above his workplace in some “party bowls”.

It’s a lovely thought on his part, and we all think it’s terrific that he does it. But oh my, it’s such a temptation for those of us with a sweet tooth!

There must have been eight or nine occasions today when I needed to go to his desk to ask about something. “How are you going? Is everything okay? Shall I check back in half an hour?”, I found myself asking, while sneakily grabbing another sweet (or two).

Just yesterday, another colleague who I haven’t seen for a while commented on how much weight I’ve lost this year. “I can’t believe it’s as simple as regular exercise and eating properly. It’s crazy! I always thought it was glandular!”, I told him, adding that I’m sure there’s room on the market for another weight-loss book based on my experience this year.

But with the sweets on my colleague’s desk, I fear I’m on the verge of a return to being overweight. Nooooo!

Tomorrow, I’m going to have a lollie-free day, I swear.

And next year, he’s moving to an earlier shift, so hopefully that might help as well.

  1. Those lollies are deadly to me. I simply can’t resist ploughing through them.

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  2. I’ve maintained a lolly jar on my desk for about 8 years now and it continues to be popular – people will come around to my desk just to have a lolly and a chat! I love it! :-)

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  3. I resisted until 4pm.

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