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The condensed directions: Read the cue, react to the cue. There's no right answer, no research required. I cite sources where applicable but it's all about coming up with creative answers. Winners are picked in a week.

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05/23 - I'll be naming final winners this week!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Poison Treats

Now What?: Write what comes next.
Your boss comes to your desk and offers you one of his wife's special homemade chocolate candies. You love peppermint patties so you toss an entire glob of chocolate in your mouth only to realize it's coconut and you're allergic to coconut. Your boss asks you what you think of his wife's awesome yummies.
What do you say/do?

This one happened to me. I swallowed the candy, told him it was delicious, and ended up going home early due to the allergic reaction.

We Have A Winner!!! 04/15/10
Spew it out forcefully into the trashcan and then, gasping, say, "Oh they are DEE-LISH-US - but I'm deathly allergic to coconut! So sorry!"
"But if she makes coconut-free peppermint patties, I'd LOVE to try THOSE! -
And don't worry, Boss, I have some Benadryl in my desk. I won't have to leave early, but I may be a little slow today." (Big apologetic grin)
Winner: China
Reason: The response manages to salvage both the working relationship AND the health of the coconut-intolerant employee. Nice work.

7 comments:

~*J*~ said...

After swallowing and realizing the trouble I am in, I precede to tell my boss how wonderful the candies are and that I would love the recipe. As I am telling my boss this, I am frantically trying to come up with an excuse to leave without embarrassing anyone. As if on cue my phone rings and it is my son's school telling me to come and get my son and why. I get off the phone and look at my boss and say "Sorry Sir but I have to get my son from school. He ate cookies with coconut in them and has swelled up like a balloon."

C. Beth said...

There's negligence here--you know that it's true!
Let's not forget pain and suffering too.
That candy's a source
Of "income," of course--
You'll have all you want as soon as you SUE!

China said...

Spew it out forcefully into the trashcan and then, gasping, say, "Oh they are DEE-LISH-US - but I'm deathly allergic to coconut! So sorry!"
"But if she makes coconut-free peppermint patties, I'd LOVE to try THOSE! -
And don't worry, Boss, I have some Benadryl in my desk. I won't have to leave early, but I may be a little slow today." (Big apologetic grin)

Enri Zoltz said...

"Mismot momogut?"
"What?"
Taking the whole candy out of the mouth, I say, "Sorry - is that coconut?"
"Why, yes it is!"
"Oh, my gosh, I feel terrible since I would never want to waste this delicacy, but I am dreadfully allergic to coconut! It took every ounce of restraint I had to not just swallow that thing whole! My gosh, that chocolate is divine. I think I'm going to take this back to my office and try to see what I can salvage without breaking into the coconut. Really good stuff."

Bethany said...

Sometimes you have to take one for the team, so I swallowed the mouthful of dangerous dessert.
"These are the best coconut chocolates I have EVER eaten. They are to die for!!"
As soon as my boss has left the office I quickly dug through my purse for my epi-pen and, as my tongue went began to swell and go numb, stabbed the needle into my thigh. I continued to answer the phones, although I now sounded more like a hybrid of Tweety Bird and Elmer Fudd than an office secretary, as I scavenged the many compartments of my purse for Benadryl. After enough Benadryl to put a plow horse to sleep, I sent my boss a quick little email explaining that I had an unexpected family emergency and needed to meet my husband at the local emergency room as soon as possible. I then dashed out to a cab where I texted my husband to meet me at the local emergency room because of a coconut catastrophe.
When I showed up to work the next day slightly puffy from all of the steroids and exhausted from the drama of the coconut poisoning, my boss asked if I was feeling all right. I told him I had been sick the night before and that it "must have been something I ate".

davidseven said...

Fading.... fast.....

But.... so.... worth..... it.....

Must..... get..... help!!!!!!

(Maybe I'll get the day off.)

InspiredDreamer said...

Thank you for the treat!
And thanks to my epi-pen,
I will take one more.

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