Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Too much food!

It had to happen just after I had finished my lunch! The Managers emerged from their Very Important Meeting and our sweet little office receptionist wheeled out a trolley laden with the ‘leftovers’. There were plenty of little fried thingies amongst the not-very-inspiring sandwiches. I had just one tiny cheese pastry .. and some of the cut fruit. The rather farmy girl amongst us homed in on the meat balls. Anyone wants some balls? she asks with a twinkle in her eye. Spotting one of the younger suits passing by on his way to the loo, she continues, J--- your balls are quite tasty. How rude!

Quickly, to change the subject, Zac reads a back-pager from the newspaper that discusses how New Zealanders just love their marmite. This leads to a marmite versus vegemite discussion (almost argument); the upshot, marmite is sweeter than vegemite or perhaps vegemite is saltier than marmite. Expat, Zac, halts the debate by reminding everyone of the Marmite advert that was banned in the UK for scaring kids. Fists are unclenched and peace is restored … all agree ….. bloody british!

I return to my desk to discover that one of my colleagues has just admitted (office email) to being a birthday boy. Chocolate cake is produced for afternoon tea to mark the event!

Some days you just have to give up ….. chocolate cake, mmmmmmmmmm!

2 Comments:

Blogger Zinnia Cyclamen said...

Chocolate cake, yum! I could just do with a piece of that, what a pity I'm half a planet away!

3:24 AM  
Blogger Wickwire said...

Whoa, your office reminded me of our office, after the Board has their big "important" meeting, the secretaries wheel out their leftovers. It usually goes to waste. We also have one of those farmy girls too, her name is carla. SHE IS A VERY LOUD TALKER TO BOOT. Quite annoying.

7:42 AM  

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