Friday, April 13, 2007

Black Sugar

There's a woman at work who keeps 2 candy jars on her desk. She works in a very high profile area where people walk by multiple times a day. She is in the center of the office universe, if you will.

She freely brings in the candy. No one asks her to do this. It is her choice.

But she has a "Tip" jar next to the dish. And if you don't pay, she says, "Did you leave a contribution?"

Is it me, or is this just tacky? Let me be clear and say that this is not a community/office candy jar in which everyone agreed to have candy and they pay as they go. It's completely her doing-her candy-her choice to "share" her candy.

But not unless you pay.

That's a little weird, no? Why even bring it in if there are going to be conditions placed on it? OR if you need to have conditions placed on it, start a candy club-like they do for water clubs...

I feel sorry for the next bastard that walks up to her desk thinking they can have a tasty treat.

And on another random note, why is it that I always wear lip gloss on the windiest days of the year? Hair blows, sticks to lips...not fun. It totally goes against the "I'm a sexy bitch" look when you've got a mouthful of hair.

16 comments:

Brian in Mpls said...

I think she needs one of your special cakes..lol

Mags said...

Why do you think I named the post "Black sugar"

LOL!!!

Dixiechick said...

That has got to be one of the tackiest things I have ever heard. If she doesn't want to share her candy then she shouldn't put it out.

Have a great weekend!

Thomas said...

Carmex makes my lips look sexier than Angelina's.

the108 said...

A candy store....lol. That's stupid.

By the way... you've won a Thinking Blogger award. Come on over to the108 and grab your award!

Mags said...

Thomas: I believe it. Look at those sexy puckers!

108: Thank you!!!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

hi mags!!! i'm home! and i voted for you already, claire nominated me for the humor one. ha ha...

have so much catching up to do, hope all is wonderful in your world!

smiles, bee

Laurie said...

Well I think it is very tacky. And self-absorbed. Just do something nice for people or don't bother.

People just get weirder all the time.

Thomas said...

Thank you, Mags. Have a wonderful weekend!!

Josh said...

You need to just take a piece of candy and say, "NO" and walk way.

Skittles said...

If she sets them out in a way that invites people to take a piece, then yeah.. it's tacky to ask!

Rocketstar said...

Wacko she is, stay away from her and her candy. ;o)

Bond said...

ok, i have tootsie pops on my desk.. always have- hardly eat them - they are for others.. bringing in treats and then asking for a donation? I would drop it back in the jar and go out to the store and come back with some candy and stand there and eat it in front of her..

OH and I am NOT so going to make a comment about mouth full of hair - not sexy... NO I AM NOT!

~paige~ said...

that is ultra lame

Morgen said...

That is the height of tackiness.
You need to get some toy money from the dollar store - those fakey plastic coins - and "treat" yourself several times a week.
;)

Danielle said...

Wow. No tip for her! There's no value-added to the candy she's leaving out, is she? It's not like you eat a candy and then have a mind blowing orgasm right in the middle of the office. Yeah, she gets no tip.

That's not nice. :P