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!"Winner: China
"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)
Reason: The response manages to salvage both the working relationship AND the health of the coconut-intolerant employee. Nice work.