Anyone who knows this Sometimes Healthy girl is probably well aware of the fact that I earn people’s love and affection by bribing them with cookies, candy and other sweets. In fact, I’m not sure my friends actually like me.
Maybe, they’re just sticking with this quirky girl for the sweets…
It’s entirely possible my previous 6 year relationship was built on a foundation of ice cream and cupcakes.
Anyway, just so happens I’m a pretty popular girl in the office as well. I don’t want to brag, but I know how to bring a crowd to my little cubicle.
Here’s how a Sometimes Healthy Girl earns the affection of her lovely coworkers:
1. She creates a hot chocolate bar in the middle of a heat wave.
You see, as the temperature increases outside, the temperature in our little office drops to a level that is only suitable for penguins, seals and Santa Clause. Thus, we’re all forced to survive with lots of blankets and space heaters.
So, today, I took matters into my own hands and created a makeshift hot cocoa bar. I think the pictures show that this little idea was a big hit.
2. She brings them cupcakes from NYC’s newest cupcake joint
At long last, we FINALLY got a Sprinkles here in New York. Now, we can officially declare ourselves better than LA. Anyway, I stopped by the new shop on the way home from whiffle ball Sunday.
Sadly, I wasn’t hungry at all! So, I thought of my dearest little coworkers and decided to buy a couple of the mouth-watering cupcakes anyway. I am just soooo thoughtful
I went with Cinnamon Sugar and Chocolate Marshmallow. Both were “gone in 60 seconds.”
3. She keeps a fully stocked candy dish, which she ensures is always holiday friendly.
Check out the Easter candy spread….
Next, up is 4th of July! PS- I admit I’ve been a little bit lax in the candy department lately. My heart breaks a little bit every time someone stops by my cube looking to
chat eat a piece of chocolate. Guess I’ll just have to make a stop at the happiest place on Earth, besides Disney World…
4. She goes all-out for the office special occasion parties.
Remember the Royal Wedding Party? I took my food duties VERY seriously and left no crumpet unturned.
The DIY sandwich bar was a hit!
5. She balances out the constant indulgence with co-worker in-office sweat sessions.
According to Urban Office Legends, after one too many chocolate overloads, some people secretly end up hating the office candy girl. How dare that crazy girl supply the entire office with an endless trail of temptation and indulgence?
So, to prevent this from happening in my office, my coworkers and I practice safe-indulgence when working after-hours. This may include tricep dips, push-ups, “weight lifting,” running, or simply exercising the gut via laughing.
So that’s how a Sometimes Healthy Girl earns her coworkers’ love and support. Well, I suppose they also enjoy my quirky sense of humor and affinity for wacky food combos too
In all seriousness, I do firmly believe that corporate America needs a little sunshine.
That’s why I’m so glad I’ve found a company that values hard work and play. The people here work harder than any place I’ve ever worked, but they never hesitate to take a few moments to slow down and enjoy each other. It’s the perfect balance! I think all super-serious companies could benefit from a little bit of good old-fashioned fun. So Wall Street investment bankers beware, this Sometimes Healthy Girl may be headed to your cubicle soon, equipped with some cupcakes and sunshine. You’ve been warned.
What’s one thing you do to make your work environment a little more fun?