I’m undertaking a new writing challenge: write one post a day for as many days as possible based on things at my desk. This is day 4 of that challenge.
I’m currently in a bit of an arms race at work.
On my colleague J’s desk is a box of candy that has become popular with my coworkers from all departments. They stop by even in J’s absence to get Warheads and other sweet candies.
On the other hand, I’m trying to popularize a fruit stand.
We all know that candy will win this battle, but I am learning how nice it is to have a sweet, healthy snack to give away.
Providing value to others is a top priority for me in the workplace. But in the occasions where I can’t add value (or in situations of disagreement), I like to be able to at least hand over a snack. People who come by my desk can (if I keep it up) start to expect to leave with a sweeter world ahead.
Mandarin and clementine oranges are especially popular, and they’re relatively cheap to buy. You should try it!