Our receptionist usually keeps a candy dish stocked. She mentioned one day that a few employees tend to take more than their fair share. I emailed her a link to Jelly Belly's web page where they sell the horrible tasting jellybeans. About a week later she informed me that she had orded them, they had arrived, and she was putting them out in the candy dish (when she was at her desk, don't want clients getting into that).
Hilarity ensued. The candy gobbling employees (and boss) made funny faces after sampling the beans and made inqueries as to what the candy was but were too embarassed to admit that what they ate tasted like barf, skunk spray or whatever else.
Been there, done that. Except in my case, I had an intern (shared an office with me) who came up with the devious idea to switch my normal candy supply to Jelly Belly's for a few weeks. Once everybody in the office got used to the new-look candy, we then intermixed the nasty beans with the normal beans. We got very good at telling which bean was tasty and which ones were nasty.
One day, at the end of the day, I was on the phone with our technical expert group. The night shift operations team leader came into the office and jumped into the conversation. As he did so, he noticed the jelly beans and jumped right in. A few funny faces later, there were no more "Rotten Egg" or "Vomit" flavored beans - he had actively picked those out to consume!
My drawer is beind me to the left. Currently it is low and only has crackers, a can of soup and a box of Nerds. During the school year, it always has bags of Jimmy John's chips and cookies as those are ordered A LOT around here for various meals and always leftover in the kitchen for the taking.
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