Jill and Kate Chat about Chocolate
Kate: Unfortunately, the other thing that I have always known is a really great bargain after Christmas is all those Christmas chocolates and candies. That's the terrible thing. I went to the supermarket today to get bananas. What did I end up with? Bananas and a box of chocolates! Oops! But it was such a deal, I thought, "Oh," you know, "if we need just one chocolate or we need to give a box of chocolates to someone, it's a perfect hostess gift." So we'll just see how long that lasts unopened.
Jill: Or if you want to bring those boxes of chocolates or that box of chocolates to work, you can always do that, and I'm sure we can take care of it for you. We won't have a problem helping you eat all those chocolates.
Kate: Well, that's it. There are certainly some people in this office who would have no problem at all dealing with that. Didn't you do that? You threw some chocolates into the public arena, basically to keep them out of your own hands.
Jill: I did.
Kate: Well, that is one way to deal with it. I'll take them home and hide them, I think. It's not a big box of chocolates, but you know. Super cheap. What can you do? It leapt into my bag, how can you say no? Plus I walked all the way to the supermarket, so there has to be some compensation.
Jill: See, you walked off any of the calories that you're going to take in from that box of chocolates. Well, not really, but-yeah, and going back to me leaving my chocolates in the public domain, I noticed that they did only last for about two minutes there, so it seems that we have quite a few chocolate lovers in this office. I know I happen to be one of the biggest ones, but there definitely would be no shortage of helpers, if you wanted to bring them here.
Kate: In this office, an open box of chocolates in a public space, it's something like throwing a bleeding cow into-or a steak-into a pool of piranhas. It's the same sort of feeding frenzy. I've never been down to the Vancouver Aquarium at shark-feeding time. I'm afraid it would give me nightmares, but I imagine the same sort of thing. You know, the frenzy starts slowly, but increases very quickly until there's nothing left.