darn those andes!

Have you seen a decently-figured developer? Do you know why? Its coz we eat. A lot. And when we realize we’re getting fatter, we put candy out for everyone else, so they can catch up.

I was working out of the Mountain View office today, and I had occupied this cube in front of a buncha regular offices. There was fishbowl outside one of the offices, which was filled with Andes thin mint candies. It was about 99% full when I first saw it. I left the office, and it was like there’d been a massacre – green wrappers everywhere. I, single handedly, was responsible for emptying over 70% of the fishbowl. There was practically nothing left in it by the end of the day.

At first, I’d find an excuse to walk by the office and would grab one thin mint at a time – one on my way past the office, and one on my way back. I realized later I was only fooling myself, and eventually grabbed handfuls of them back to my cube. And when those would run out, I’d go back for more. At one point, I was inclined on bringing the bowl back to my cube, but my conscience wouldn’t let me.

I had about 200 odd green mint smelling wrappers lying in the trash can in my cube. And I’m still not satisfied. I feel like I could go for some more.

I was looking at this chart, and I realized I probably ‘accrued’ about 18000 calories today.