Right now I’m working my first “real job” out of college. I did some freelance work, yes, but this is my first office environment beyond the classroom. What I’ve learned that along with my computer, teeny desk, and electronic stapler, working in an office I’d also be issued copious amounts of food.
After firmly resolving to enjoy my banana nut muffin this morning, my boss walked through the office door bearing the epitome of Wisconsin cuisine: cheese curds. For those of you unfamiliar, cheese curds are deep-fried lumps of yellow or white cheese eaten in generous quantities, usually with a beer or two.
Not two minutes later, another co-worker came in with gingerbread muffins for all.
One might think there’s some sort of special occassion going on, but this seems to be a usual day here. There are bowls filled with candy, lunch orders that include chicken, bacon, and ranch dressing wraps, and “birthday lunches” just about every two weeks. Birthday lunches usually include food from a restaurant, soda, and cake.
It’s totally sweet of everyone in my office to share their sweets – I do work with some of the nicest people I know. Maybe I’ll just have to start bringing in some sweets of my own… like the 3 pt. muffins I made! 😉
What used to be great is now going to be torture and a test of my willpower, I’m sure. I think I’m going to become well-versed in the phrase “No, but thank you.”