a paean to chocolate

Everyone had left the office and I was all alone, finishing the backlog of work that I had procastinated on. It was getting on for supper time, and I was hungry.

I rooted about in the supply cabinet for crackers – none. All I found was a couple tablespoons of brown sugar in a plastic container, with a scoop thoughtfully placed inside. That was for coffee. There was no coffee. There were, however, steno notebooks, staple wires, and reams of copy paper.

In a tall filing cabinet I found toilet paper and a bag of 3-in-1 coffee sachets. No crackers. They were all gone.

My stomach growled. I tried to think – where else could I have stashed food?

My bottom roll-out drawer was empty. I could have sworn I had chocolate-covered cookies in there. My last hope was the round candy tin. I found no crackers – I had eaten them all – but I did find chocolate.

The sun shone even if it was nearly seven o’clock at night, birds sang and flowers bloomed and butterflies flitted around my head as I reached for one Ricoa Flattops, peeled it, and popped it into my mouth. Ahhh. Sweet bliss of sugar rush. I was renewed, recharged, re-energized!

It pays to stash candy in the office for munchie emergencies. I highly recommend doing so.

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3 Comments on a paean to chocolate

  1. bleubug
    23 February 2011 at 3:54 am (3073 days ago)

    Now if only you found bacon too!

  2. wella
    23 February 2011 at 4:48 am (3073 days ago)

    Flat Tops are one of my favorites!! They’re not great chocolate, but there’s something satisfying about them. Yum!

  3. Bea
    23 February 2011 at 1:21 pm (3072 days ago)

    Flat tops!!! I miss eating them…I can’t eat chocolates now. My teeth have become to sensitive to them. (I can DRINK chocolates, though.)

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