Thursday, September 25, 2008

Candy, Keeping

A good librarian will always keep a dish of jelly beans around for those occasions when a coworker will bring their kids or grandkids by the office. The kids will like you and remember you if you feed them sugary treats. If, by chance, you don't like kids, just lace the jelly beans with poison.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

All unattended children will be sent home with a free puppy.

Anonymous said...

I heard it was a free puppy and an espresso.

Walt Lessun said...

A dish of candy works well with community college students of all ages, too.

Emily Lloyd said...

Oh, don't fool yourself--it's not just for the kiddies:

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Anonymous said...

It's a free puppy that has been slurping espresso all morning!

Anonymous said...

Then that one nasty coworker will touch all of them as they dig out their favorite color. Bleh!

My coworker and I have a chocolate stash. It was just the two of us, until others found out. To their credit, the half a dozen others who now hit it are pretty good at contributing. There is that one person who takes and takes, but never gives...

Anthony Adams said...

I agree with 10:09 pm, nothing makes more friends, tells you more about a co-worker, and is easier to hide the taste of poison in than a chocolate stash.

Monster Librarian said...

Ha ha ha! Love it. This also reminded of the Flight of the Chonchords when Albi the Racist Dragon cries jelly beans tears. "We all know that dragon tears turn into jelly beans!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-jVAHAuiS4

Elizabeth said...

a jelly bean bowl is a very good place to collect random sticky viruses and share them with each other. there's usually somebody at work who is hacking and sniffling around here.