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December 22nd, 2004

Office Holiday Gifts

So like almost any company, the one I work for has been giving and receiving holiday gifts from clients. We got a basket of Mrs. Fields from one client, a box of chocolate-covered peanuts from another (meh,) and a cheese and cracker basket from another. But there was one that stood out pretty distinctly: one client sent us a box of candy.

I’m talking about a pretty big box, with just a grab-bag assortment. Oh, sure, high end grab bag: Ferrero Rocher, upscale peppermint patties, Ghirardelli chocolate, and chocolate-covered pretzels (again, meh.) But it was a big box with loose candy and bags of pretzels in it. Just a big box! That’s something else… it makes no bones about it. “You’re just going to want candy, so why bother with a basket?”

It’s like a few people put their Halloween leftovers together in a snow-themed box and sent it off.

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FROM: Chris [E-Mail]
DATE: Wednesday December 22, 2004 -- 8:30:58 am
Damn, damn damn. I just mailed a plain brown box full of candy to Paul for Christmas...I wonder if UPS can redirct that package?

FROM: Joseph
DATE: Wednesday December 22, 2004 -- 8:40:54 am

FROM: Ryan [E-Mail]
DATE: Wednesday December 22, 2004 -- 10:22:59 am
Our kitchen has been packed with cookies and such for the last couple of weeks. So so tempting.

DATE: Wednesday December 22, 2004 -- 9:13:11 pm
That urban dictionary is funny, and wat is wrong with chocolate covered things? i personnaly loved pretzels and like peanuts. That sounds pretty good, no one really uses the basket, and that costs more anyway? what type of business do u do?

FROM: Mibbum
DATE: Wednesday December 22, 2004 -- 10:33:03 pm
PING!!!! Oooooooooooooo;-)


Thanks (mibbum...........or mibbum not. Either way, i haven't mibbup my mind yet)

Yours Sincerely, ScotlandX

FROM: jk
DATE: Thursday December 23, 2004 -- 1:00:34 am
Can I please have the chocolate covered pretzels? It must be a female thing to crave salt and sweet in the same item.

Maybe the lack of fancy packaging allowed them to fill the box with more chocolatey goodness!!!

FROM: Merle [E-Mail]
DATE: Thursday December 23, 2004 -- 2:29:27 pm
We usually get gift baskets from or The latter has some fabulous looking items, like a huge tower of boxes.

But nothing beats the gifts from the company to the employees. Last year it was a thick fleece pullover - great for the New Hampshire employees, but useless for those of us in sunny California.

This year it was an optical cordless mouse and... a mousepad. But aren't you not supposed to need mousepads with optical mice? Whatever. At least I can sell it.

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