6/4/08

Dear Cunning Coworkers,

I understand that you wanted to raise a little extra money and awareness for a charitable initiative that gets overlooked here in the office. It really is a great program that provides funds for worthy causes in such a way that an employee would barely notice the donation, having it taken off their pay cheques and having the tax credit benefit right there on their T4. I also understand your desire to create other fundraising opportunities here in the office as many feel that's their hard earned money and don't want "the man" another one of his sticky fingers on their cheques. But did we really need to open up a candy store in our office? Chocolate bars, rice krispie squares, nuts, chocolate covered almonds, mint patties, granola bars - sigh - temptation down the hall for pocket change. And did you need to flood my inbox with several messages about it, taunting me with images of evil treats and goodies at 9a.m.? You are evil. EVIL. I just wish there could have been a healthy alternative to raising money and awareness for the cause. I know another ministry is having a biggest loser challenge. Why couldn't we have done something like THAT? Sigh. It makes me sad. I think I need a mini kit-kat to console myself. Love Mouse

6 comments:

Randi said...

I hear ya. It's super annoying how charity things are so unhealthy. Even if they're a "walk for the cure" or something similar. They've all got nothing but sugar or salty carbs for snacks. Or how about buying chocolate covered almonds to support the local hockey team? Or buying girl guide cookies? Or buying frozen cookie dough? Or going to charity steak nights or chocolate nights? And you don't want to look like a dink and not support the little kids or whatever so you buy. But you gotta wonder how many of these diseases etc wouldn't be so common if we didn't eat like crap like girl guide cookies?

Jen said...

*laughs* I agree!! How about a head of broccoli or a nice baggie of carrots??? that way if the kids eat all the treats (like I did when I was a kid) it would be good for them!!!

I usually (if I am not PMS or just hormonal in general) give the money and tell them to keep the treat...sometimes it isn't so easy...

Vickie said...

I have been out of the work force for almost 20 years - but this would be a major factor (for me) - candy store and the smell of popcorn constantly. I know another blogger whose company allows no public displays or smells of food. And you are not allowed to eat at your desk either. My kind of company.

MizFit said...

oooh just what I needed to balance out my I FEEL SO LONELY WORKING FROM HOME day yesterday.

thank you.

Laura said...

Ouch! I hate the fundraising stuff that goes on around here, too. There are always chocolate bars for something or other.

On the other side, one fundraiser that makes its way through here is packages of coffee and hot chocolate. I can always use more coffee. I had another colleague who used to do a fundraiser for her son's HS band that was Florida citrus. That one was AWESOME!! The son has since graduated so no more citrus.

If I see one more Girl Guide cookie, I think I'll commit hara-kiri. Oh wait, I'm not a samurai!

I hope that the mini kit-kat gets you through.

Laura said...

P.S. Vickie's comment about popcorn reminds me that the annual film festival that's held in the lobby of the building where I work is coming up and for 3 weeks, my library will smell like popcorn all. the. time.

Oh courage!

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