September 13, 2007

Would You Rather?

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You’re hungry and on a diet.

It’s 2:30PM, and you had lunch over 2 hours ago. You’re trying to get work done.

Would you rather…

  • Smell fresh baked cookies that are forbidden to you? (or)
  • Smell burned cookies that are unappetizing?

Posted by James at September 13, 2007 8:57 AM
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Fresh baked cookies.


Posted by: David Grenier at September 13, 2007 9:28 AM

Burnt, unappetizing. I think, frankly, that fresh baked cookies when I'm that hungry would nauseate me anyway. I don't like sweet food when I'm hungry.

Posted by: Maggie at September 13, 2007 9:57 AM

Burn them. That way I'll be immune to their charms.

Posted by: Kitten Herder at September 13, 2007 10:37 AM

I love the smell of fresh baked cookies...
The burn ones would probably nauseate me if I'm that hungry ... So I'd rather just smell the good stuff and battle with my alter ego that tells me to eat the cookies... :)

Posted by: hooligan at September 13, 2007 11:12 AM

I'd rather smell the fresh cookies than have to endure the smell of burnt ones.

Just yesterday on the subway I was actually thinking of an odor-related "would you rather". I'll save it for some time when we don't have a regular "would you rather" to do.

Posted by: Julie at September 13, 2007 11:20 AM

Burnt cookies. Not sure I could resist the fresh baked ones. That's probably why I'm on the diet.

Posted by: briwei at September 13, 2007 11:24 AM

Cookies don't do much to or for me, so I'll take the fresh over the burned, as burned would make me ill.

Speaking of bad smells, how is it that a woman in my office doesn't know her perfume smells like acetone?

Mmm...Eau de Nail Polish Remover.

I have to hold my breath when I walk by her cube (no hyperbole, I assure you).

Posted by: Patti M. at September 13, 2007 1:45 PM

I remember once I went to my allergist's and the receptionist was wearing some horrendous perfume. Really not good form in an office where people are coming in because their respiratory tracts are overly sensitive. She's never had perfume on since, so maybe the doc talked to her about it.

Perhaps you could discreetly sneeze every time you pass by her cube.

Or maybe you just need a blog of your own to complain about your coworkers. :-) (I'd read it.)

Posted by: Maggie at September 13, 2007 2:47 PM

She's really dense about certain aspects of her job, too. Fortunately, she doesn't work on my projects, but she has driven my boss to distraction. My group can't figure out if she doesn't get it or she doesn't want to get it. Neither answer is good.

When my boss had to speak to her again about why the electronic files she created were not correct and had to be redone (these are auditable files and therefore absolutely must be accurate), she said, "I don't think you like me."


But we can't really have discussions like this with her right now because her son died last month (complications of Cerebral Palsy), so everyone's being very soft around her.

Messy messy messy.

Did I mention someone else works on my products?

Posted by: Patti M. at September 13, 2007 3:04 PM

I want to smell fresh baked cookies. Forever. Insert them into my nose please.

Posted by: Chuck S. at September 18, 2007 1:50 PM

Ok, searching on nose or nasal insert and cookie gets you either home craft ideas for kids or sex.

Don't bother.

Posted by: Patti M. at September 18, 2007 3:17 PM

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