If you give a mouse a cookie... a co-worker's sabotage
Thursday, June 06, 2013
Seriously... sometimes I feel like the little mouse in this story. I'm never satisfied with just one cookie or sweet or snack. I've been really good recently. I haven't been letting the junk in the house or taking it to work.
I have a co-worker who keeps bringing junk into work. Yesterday was a prime example. She brought chocolate covered donut holes into work. Everyone in the office appreciates it. Except me. The thing is.. I wouldn't care if she participated in eating these yummy little morsels she brings in, but she doesn't. She never takes one bite. She just leaves them in plain view. The thing that is even more aggravating is that she knew that the donuts would bug me, and (my other co-workers told me) she ripped the nutrition information off on purpose, because she knew I would look at it.
I told my Momma about it and she related to me the story of a co-worker who did similar things. Mom said this woman would bake and bake and bake and then never take one slice or sliver of pie or cake. She said it was a type of control mechanism. The thing about it is, I don't have that strong of willpower. It's everything within me to eat only one.
I even jokingly told my co-worker today. (Because I'm really good at making something that bothers me light-hearted) "We should make a rule for the office. You can only bring snacks and treats in, if you eat them too." Time will tell if she'll abide by this. Especially since I made a big deal about it, because this isn't the first time.
Now, as I reflect on the situation further, I think that she was competing with me in a weird way. I made too many healthy banana nut muffins over the weekend (off of a SP recipe btw). We have a really small office. Our weekly avg. is 5 ppl. So, I brought one in for everyone in the office. They were super healthy with flax seed, wheat flour and around only 140 calories. Everyday she eats 2-3 pack of 90-100 calorie snacks. I told her, "Eating a muffin would be better for you then that, it's not processed." She only ate a sliver of it, because I insisted. She told me the next day she gave it to her boyfriend that night and he said it was delicious. I mean really... WHAT THE HELL? I bring in healthy muffins and she brings in junkfood. IT'S NOT THE SAME THING... Ughhh.
Well maybe this test will teach me better self control. I can't control what she does. I can only control how I react to it.