Sunday, August 3, 2014
The Candy Basket
When I came to my current job at the Medical Center three years ago, I was told it was my job to keep the candy jar full. . . and only with special dark Hershey kisses! I inherited a small glass candy jar with a lid, something you would expect to find in the home of an elderly lady.
Well, I like variety and I never liked that candy jar! And I have a reputation for stirring up the pot on occasion. About two weeks ago, I came into work carrying the basket above filled with a variety of candy. . . I had it inside a white plastic bag so that I wouldn't get mugged on the way in from the parking lot.
It was an instant sensation! "Now THAT'S a candy basket!" one young doctor proclaimed on first finding it!
It has become a popular gathering place and to be honest, I enjoy watching people dig through it to find that perfect piece of candy. I fill it with everything from hard candy (butterscotch, peppermint, sour balls, lifesavers) to all kinds of chocolate. I go through the bulk candy department at Wegmans and grab a handful of this and a handful of that. Taffy is another popular treasure people like to find.
Working in a top ranked major medical center is a big source of stress. I hope the candy basket can brighten everyone's day and it appears that is just what it does.