Thursday, October 11, 2007

The Office Candy Kid Scheme of 2007

Today while standing in Dave's doorway at work (he's our President) I was a firsthand witness of what I'm calling The Office Candy Kid Scheme of 2007. This little boy of 10 years (my guess) walks in the front door and makes a bee-line for me and Dave, who is sitting at our desk. Now, I know my co-workers pretty well, but I don't know what all of their kids look like. So, I'm thinking this must be Dave's kid--even though I was pretty sure his sons were in college (you never know). As it turns out, Dave thought the boy was mine. Anyway, he stops in front of us and begins to speak very loudly, "WOULD YOU LIKE TO BUY A BOX OF CANDY TO SUPPORT MY SCHOOL. WE'RE SELLING...(blah, blah, blah--you've heard the pitch)."

That's when I noticed the boxes of candy in his hand. You know the kind I'm taking about. You pay five to ten dollars for a small box of tasteless, waxy chocolate. I politely told him we were not interested and expected him to leave. However, he started to head to Dan's office to give the same pitch. I stopped him before he could go any further and politely told him that no one in our office was interested and that he should go ahead and hit the next place.

He turned around and headed for the door. But on his way out, he stopped and noticed something out of the corner of his eye. This is where I'll let the video (no audio) tell the story a bit...




As you can see, we keep some candy in our office to munch on throughout the day. There's no audio on the video, but you're not missing anything. He never bothered to ask. On his way out, he decided to help himself to several pieces of our candy!!!!! How ironic!

5 comments:

Sniz said...

You may not have purchased anything, but he got paid none-the-less!

Mayhem And Miracles said...

You crack me up! I've visited your blog before through Sniz, but I've forgotten to check you since you're not on my side bar. Care if I add you? Thanks for coming to comment on mine. The writing has been slow lately. Maybe I'll have something a bit more substantial or at least humorous in a few days or so. Sure wish I lived close enough to hang out with your smart, funny crowd. Sniz's road trip is sounding like a great idea to me! (Any chocolate I bring - and I WILL - would be the good stuff!)

Robotface Shumway (Big Doofus) said...

Feel free to add me to your links--I'll do the same here. Thanks for stopping by.

Uvulapie said...

AHA! You didn't see through my clever disguise!!!!

Lundie said...

That's hilarious! Love the visual!