A Calm Storm

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A Paper Castle

I have a drawer at work devoted to chocolate. Sometimes people give me chocolate, and in fact I was stuffing a Kit Kat bar into my mouth this afternoon when two Snickers bars were dropped onto my desk. Food (specifically food that will make your skin greasy and your body protest) is highly thought of at this company. I have an entirely too-large bag of chocolate covered raisins, too.


“Hello, this is ____, could I have a quick price on material, please?”

“Sure, let me find my notebook. Oh my, I can’t find it. It has disappeared under the terrifying onslaught of papers. Papers everywhere! At least 3 inches deep. The fortress is being overrun, the moat has been taken, and the peasants are running in fear.”

(customer is cracking up)

“Well sir, it appears as though I’ll have to surrender. I have no choice. Now, what material were you looking for today?”


8 thoughts on “A Paper Castle

  1. The Chocolate Drawer is quite a fantastic idea. I’ve got breakfast and granola bars in a cabinet in my cube.

    Back at my last place I left change in a coffee mug. It was run on the honor system. If you have change, then put some in. If you need change, then take some.

    Sounds like you have fun there. That is always good.

  2. my middle drawer at work is full of snacks. its easier than bringing home left over snacks in the lunch bag, and I figure then I wont have to buy something next time I’m hungry in the middle of the afternoon. The problem is that most days I open the drawer and stare thinking, um – um.. then I go to my friend’s desk and get a piece of chocolate from her.

  3. OMG! We should be friends. I have a snack drawer and a chocolate drawer! Great minds think alike.

    That conversation is hilarious. Did you really have it? Impressive. As is that photo of the Sears Tower. WOW.

  4. Ez: you are a lot smarter to have such healthy options.

    Abby: I steal snacks from my friends all the time. 🙂

    George: haha. Yes, the convo happened. And thank you!

    Saman: Haven’t been, but I’d LOVE to go!!

  5. “Bye Kids! Have fun storming the castle!”

    “Think it’ll work?”

    “It’d take a miricle…”

    I’ll give you a nice shiney quarter if you can name that quote.

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