A decorative candy dish left in plain sight on a desk is usually an open invitation to stop by, chat, and to take a break from your day as you share in some sugary goodness. However, it is still appropriate and polite to ask, "Oh, may I have a piece of your candy?"
Taking candy from decorative dishes when the owner is not at his or her desk is really uncool.
Candy hidden in drawers, purses, or pockets is strictly off-limits.
Editor's note: An Altoid box is not a candy dish, so keep out unless offered!