Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Cauldron of Doom

I've done several posts about the fact that my workplace is one big, free, unhealthy vending machine. Who can forget the Ranch Dressing Fountain of Doom? That's something I don't think I'll ever forget, although I've certainly tried. Sometimes, at night, I can still smell it... *shudder*

Okay, I feel a panic attack coming on. Enough about that.

I went over to visit a friend in another department, and this is what greeted me:

Cookies. Snowballs. MNMs. Mini-donuts. Chips. Crackers. Candy bars. It's October 1st, for Mr. Goodbar's sake. Halloween is 30 days away, and already we have a cauldron full of full sized candy bars. FULL SIZE!

See that Nestle Crunch bar on top? I wanted that. I also wanted the Reeces cups, the Twix, the 3 Musketeers, and the Butterfinger. Want to know the weird thing? I don't even like Butterfinger. I kept digging through the cauldron of chocolaty goodness, and beneath all the full sized bars, I finally found some of the itty-bitty ones, which are a little less scary. I located a fun-size Nestle Crunch, which was 60 calories. Back at my desk, I carefully unwrapped it, as though I were Charlie looking for the Golden Ticket. I smelled it, noted the texture of the little rice bits within the chocolate, then took a bite. Mmmmm. Then I took another bite. Mmmmmmmmm. Then it was gone.

And so it has begun. October through April is "treat season" at my workplace. Starting now, the availability of treats will go from "constantly in the background" to "completely in your face all the damn time." From Halloween until Easter, the level of temptation will be on red alert.

It's barely autumn, and already I'm ready for spring.


SeaShore said...

Holy crap! Look at that Cauldron O' Crap! Sweet, delicious crap... Yikes.

kate said...

Wow, I feel for you! That's just painful.

deanna said...

That is really insane that there is that much food, crappy food at that in your office! Why is that? I am just curious, I've never seen anything like it in my life and I have worked for a law firm that are all about excess (no hard feeligs to all the lawyers out there, this particular office was a food fest) and good for you making the better choice, and here's to a quick winter!!!

Mom Taxi Julie said...

OMG that is a dieters worse nightmare! I think they need an intervention!

kilax said...

And I thought MY office was bad! Yikes!

I think... seeing all that food only makes us stronger when we say no, or take a small piece, and really savor it ;)