The candy black hole in the office lunch room


The candy dish is the new water cooler.
  • The candy dish is the new water cooler.

There is a slight shift in the space-time continuum in your office. Fear not, it doesn't lead to the inside of John Malkovich's head, and it only poses a threat to the leftovers in your Halloween candy bowl (or the candy you're able to poach from your kid's trick-or-treat bag).

I'm talking about the candy black hole, where an obscene amount of sweets can disappear over the course of a day in a normal office lunch or break room. 

It doesn't matter if you're a snacker. At some point between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., you will find yourself being pulled toward the candy black hole. And then you'll have secreted a package of Skittles back to your cube, despite hating the taste of the rainbow sensation.

An hour (or 10 minutes) later and you'll send in a package of Peanut M&Ms to chase down those Skittles. And while you're there, you'll notice that you can start to see the bottom of the candy bowl, so you better grab a Snickers before everything is gone.

It only gets really bad when you start eating Mary Janes and Sugar Daddies. By then, you're likely not even waiting to get back to your desk, but just absentmindedly popping a few into your mouth before you even leave the kitchenette.

The only good news is that everything will be gone by the end of the day. The bad news? It's probably somebody's birthday tomorrow, and nobody can escape the gravitational pull of cake.
[Image via Flickr: Idle Type]

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