Sweet Obsession

Last modified on January 8th, 2008

I have to ask — what is it with everyone’s obsession to feed each other stuff that’s really bad for you? Every day at work is a constant battle of having to tell people you don’t want cookies, or chocolate, or donuts. It seems like everywhere I go someone is trying to ram a cookie down my throat.

I like sweets as much as the next guy, but I’m not sure where this fad came from. I really hate having to tell someone “no” ten times. It’s fun for the first two, and then it’s just super annoying. As someone who has basically had to watch my weight my entire life, I really get upset when people hammer me for 10 minutes straight about some goodies that I clearly don’t want.

Ok, I’m done ranting, and no I don’t want any cookies, thanks.

9 responses to “Sweet Obsession”

  1. Hesty says:

    Send the cookies and chocolate my way, Duaner.

  2. Eva says:

    I am guilty for bringing homemade baked goods to work. BUT, I don’t force it on people. I just send an email to the team and whoever wants can come and get it.

  3. Charmaine says:

    I agree but I normally can’t say no.

    Now I just tell people I’m on a diet they normally respect that. But then you get a lot of dieting tips that you don’t want either.

  4. Adrienne says:

    Eh, I usually offer beef jerky. It’s less likely to lead to a nasty sugar crash.

  5. mel says:

    it’s beer we want!!! we want BEER godamnyous !! 🙂

  6. John says:

    It’s one thing if it’s a box of Purdy’s or something but when it’s some kind of funky, homemade, weird concoction from a secret family recipe, I usually get a little nervous…even if it looks good, god knows what’s in it.

    I also feel guilty if everyone is always doing so then do I have to bring something in? I don’t bake so it would be store bought.

    It quickly degenerates into a Dilbert cartoon.

  7. Charmaine says:

    Today I was offered those nasty black licorice allsort things. Made me think of this post.

    I can’t believe people actually eat those… blek.

  8. raymi says:

    repeat after me for next time: FUCK OFF FATASS

    then if you are feeling jiggish, make a little dance and perform it while saying fuck off fatass over and over.


  9. Beth says:

    As someone who also has to watch their weight, I totally empathize with this! My favourite is when you turn down the cookie/cake/chocolate, people say “Look at you, you don’t need to watch your weight!” Like as if I can eat all the cookies I want. As if it’s not the turning down of cookies that helps me to keep my weight under control.

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