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Aberwacky's picture

For those of you that are in the work force and have a desk, what do you keep at your desk for those food and snack emergencies?


Leigh



Edited 5/21/2009 2:37 pm by Aberwacky

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-Leo Tolstoy
Canuck's picture

(post #52414, reply #1 of 71)

Diet Coke and chocolate. Snacks of champion women everywhere. :)

TracyK's picture

(post #52414, reply #2 of 71)

My desk is like a CVS, LOL.


In addition to emergency supplies like bandaids, deodorant, medications, q-tips, Static-guard, a sewing kit, a thermometer, disinfectant wipes, cough drops, nail file/polish/polish remover, a first-aid kit, contact lens solution and Shout wipes, I have food reserves including cans of soup, granola bars, popcorn, shelf-stable Indian lentil curry, cereal, peanut butter and jelly, Crystal Light drink packets, olive oil and salt & pepper.



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Jean's picture

(post #52414, reply #3 of 71)

Semper paratus! :0


Sometimes I wonder--why is that Frisbee getting bigger?--and then it hits me.



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TracyK's picture

(post #52414, reply #5 of 71)

I like to say I'm prepared to shelter in place. LOL.


People love me, though. Twice now I've been able to produce things in response to desperate cries from coworkers, as if by magic. Once when a coworker said, "Ack! I really could use a curling iron!" (this is really funny if you've seen my hair) and then again at our Christmas potluck when my boss was lamenting the lack of oven mitts.


I have both in my drawer.  Along with chopsticks, a felted coffee cozy, a boomerang, and a Sarcastic Magic 8 Ball.


(Also a wind-up piece of sushi, a figurine of Eric Cartman from SouthPark, a knitted cupcake complete with sprinkles, and a mini Mini Cooper.)



"One of the great strengths of the United States is … we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values."

                                                            --President Barack Obama

Canuck's picture

(post #52414, reply #7 of 71)

What the heckypeck are oven gloves and a boomerang doing in your office drawer? This is how crazy hoarders start out.

kathymcmo's picture

(post #52414, reply #8 of 71)

I can see a boomerang coming in handy on the cube farm to knock an obnoxious cubemate upside the head.

Canuck's picture

(post #52414, reply #9 of 71)

LOL, that's funny. I work by myself at home so tend to not have office fights or romances :)

kathymcmo's picture

(post #52414, reply #12 of 71)

Happily I too work at home for a part of each day, and usually all day Friday. But today I am "onsite" and under some deadline pressures, and I tell ya, a boomerang would come in really handy right now. :)

Aberwacky's picture

(post #52414, reply #14 of 71)

Unfortunately, their trajectory can sometimes be traced, but a large supply of rubber bands comes in handy in Cube World.  Especially if you work under a dropped ceiling--it's amazing how you can get that rubber band to bounce into just the right cube.


Not that I would know, of course.


Leigh


"Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them." 
-Leo Tolstoy
TracyK's picture

(post #52414, reply #10 of 71)

Heeeee. :)


I have oven mitts because a) I often heat up or cook my lunch in our little office toaster oven, b) there are no oven mitts for it, c) I had extra ones at home that were otherwise Goodwill-bound, and d) I was tired of burning myself by trying to use paper towels. :) And now coworkers borrow them, because they know I have them. Heh.


I have the boomerang because a co-worker traveled to Australia and brought them back as souvenir gifts, and what the heckypeck would I do with a decorative boomerang at home? I'd just have to dust it. So it sits here in my desk drawer. :)



"One of the great strengths of the United States is … we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values."

                                                            --President Barack Obama

Canuck's picture

(post #52414, reply #13 of 71)

Well, those sound valid, but crazy cat ladies start out somewhere ... Don't say I didn't warn you. Does the fiance know about this?

LuciaK's picture

(post #52414, reply #32 of 71)

You will make a wonderful mom someday. The desk contents will just travel in your purse.

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soupereasy's picture

(post #52414, reply #11 of 71)

You take the prize! ;)

Jean's picture

(post #52414, reply #16 of 71)

I've always wanted a knitted cupcake with sprinkles!! LOL


Sometimes I wonder--why is that Frisbee getting bigger?--and then it hits me.



http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
Jillsifer's picture

(post #52414, reply #17 of 71)

I've always wanted a knitted cupcake with sprinkles!!


Now you just KNOW some smart-*ss is going to knit you one! (Don't worry--it won't be me--I can't knit. I just mention the idea . . .)


 


 


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pamilyn's picture

(post #52414, reply #27 of 71)

LOL

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The purpose of Art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls

debe5t's picture

(post #52414, reply #30 of 71)

I think I love you... ;-)


Deb

Risottogirl's picture

(post #52414, reply #18 of 71)

I have sea salt and a pepper grinder too. Of course since I am actually at my office about 5 days a month a lot of good it does me to have any emergency supplies.

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

msm-s's picture

(post #52414, reply #4 of 71)

Cans of beef consomme. It takes a little acclimating, LOL, but the protein would get me past the afternoon slump. For sweet tooth, marshmallows and chocolate graham crackers. Low fat but satisfying.

AnnL's picture

(post #52414, reply #6 of 71)

Pretzels, Dove Dark Chocolates, and a cranberry/nut mix.

Ann
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Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

Risottogirl's picture

(post #52414, reply #15 of 71)

Oatmeal and Clif Bars

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

mulch52's picture

(post #52414, reply #19 of 71)

Food:  lately, it's nuke-able soup, peanut butter & honey, crackers and sometimes tuna


Non-Food:  Static Guard, pliers, screwdriver, a mini-level, a flashlight, spare hose, deodorant, and two of my most-prized office possessions:  a genuine National Enquirer clipping entitled "Your Co-Worker Could Be a Space Alien-Here's How You Can Tell" and a copy of Matt Groening's "The 81 Types of Employees." [you know them:  The Sugarless Gum-Snapper, The Pompous Waddler, The Horrible Toupee Wearer...]

gardencat's picture

(post #52414, reply #20 of 71)

Crackers, dry cereal, dried soup, tin of tuna, espresso, teas, ju jubes and a tiny bit of dark chocolate.

I also keep the usual tools, which could get me fired in our union environment. Oh well. Hammers and such come in handy, particularly if "they" come to get me. I work in a hospital so the first aid part of the drawer is smaller.

I created a mini-kitchen for our team and we have a coffee maker, espresso machine, kettle, toaster (shh! don't tell), fridge, microwave and the implements required to eat/serve/do the dishes. We also have a water dispenser since facilities management would not put in the sink/water/dishwasher I had asked for :-(. I did try!

madnoodle's picture

(post #52414, reply #21 of 71)

Good lord.  All I have are Tums, teabags, and Ibuprofen.  Then again, I work about 2 km away from home, so if I'm starving it's pretty easy to get there. 

What if there were no hypothetical questions?


 

What if there were no hypothetical questions?

 

Quilter's picture

(post #52414, reply #22 of 71)

Cereal bars, scotch mints and microwave popcorn.....

dorcast's picture

(post #52414, reply #24 of 71)

I just googled to discover if Scotch Mints were a particular kind of mint,
of if you really meant Scotch comma Mints, as both could come in handy in an office.

Quilter's picture

(post #52414, reply #25 of 71)

OK - I giggled at that!  Scotch, mints!  LOL.


If you googled - you know what they are now.   Maybe they're more common in Canada?  I buy Kerr's brand, and they're hard all the way through.  I'm addicted to them.

madnoodle's picture

(post #52414, reply #26 of 71)

Did everyone's grandfather have a pocket full of Scotch mints (usually a bit linty and dusty), or just mine?

What if there were no hypothetical questions?


 

What if there were no hypothetical questions?

 

wonka's picture

(post #52414, reply #29 of 71)

Boy that brought me back to my childhood. My grandfather always had them in his pocket and in a crystal bowl in the livingroom.

debe5t's picture

(post #52414, reply #31 of 71)

Mine just had regular linty peppermints but his brother carried the more exotic pink mints(for the life of me I can not remember what they are called).


Deb