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Minnie the Moocher

Posted in Rant! on November 10, 2010 by hanumandas

I keep a candy dish at my desk for any and all to enjoy.

I don’t ask for contributions. I do it out of the kindness of my cold, black, heart.

But, people can certainly donate either money or candy as they see fit towards it’s continued “bounty”. Otherwise it is a “Beggars can’t be Choosers” scenario.

There is a woman in my department who I call “Minnie the Moocher”, or just “Minnie” for short, because several times a day she stops by my desk to imbibe.

She has never said “thanks” or offered to bring anything in, again, not that I have ever asked anyone to do so, but, in a small way her lack of gratitude does bother me.

Today she announced to me, as she was imbibing from my bowl,  that she was going to stop by her local drugstore today, because she noticed when she was there last night that they had a bin of Halloween candy on sale for 75% off! I replied neutrally (all the while thinking; “Yeah! I’m sure that all that is left is the sucky candy that NOBODY wants or will eat, and it will sit in my bowl forever!”).

Gentle Readers, would it be so horrible for me to have some special candy ready for Minnie in the future if she does indeed bring in crap?

What would Miss Manners do? Hmmm….