Returning to my own office, I posted this status update on Facebook:
Me (Writer to the President): JanetheWriter is very disappointed that the M&Ms bowl is empty.Over the next few minutes, this conversation ensued among a few of my colleagues:
Data Management Director: Go to MUM. They usually have a good supply in the bubble gum dispenser :)At this point, I was interrupted by the Executive Assistant to the President, who asked if I wanted to know where the “stash” was. When I answered in the affirmative, she showed me, and then used it to refill the bowl, sending the jangling sound of M&Ms through the executive suite.
Writer to the President: Yeah, but Elliott usually has peanut M&Ms. I ate a clementine instead...a better choice all around.
Data Management Director: OOOh PEANUT M&Ms!!!!! How was the darling-clementine??
Writer to the President: Not nearly as darling as peanut M&Ms!!!
And then, the Facebook conversation resumed:
Executive Assistant to the Chairman of the Board: Thank you, @Executive Assistant to the President for refilling!!!!!!OK, everybody, now that we’ve had our afternoon break--with or without peanut M&Ms--let’s get back to work!
Executive Assistant to the President: All is right with the world. The bowl has been replenished.
Web Editor: If it’s empty, don’t look at me. I am swearing off them!