free stuff

I’m sure it will surprise no one to hear that my pants are tighter than they were at the beginning of the month. There are just too many good things lying around to be eaten!

Around the office, all the “vendors”, aka people who take our money for stuff or services, send us little goodies to say they appreciate us giving them money and would like us to keep doing it.

So there are chocolates, cheeses, crackers and today an entire spiral cut ham.

Complete with mustard.

These are sometimes sent to individuals, sometimes to departments, and sometimes to the entire IT department.

The purchasing lady was looking over the chocolates, saying, “I haven’t been getting very much good stuff this year. I think my vendors are getting stingy.”

“Drop hints,” I said. “Like, ‘You know, Beef Stick. A little Beef Stick this time of year is always appreciated.”