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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Merry Valentricks Day!

Like most of governmental America, I am heavily into the process of figuring out just how we're going to do much more with much less. Make that just most of America, period.

Time for me to earn my keep in hopes of keeping my earn.


Sadly, this means little spare time for fun.... or blogging.... or sleeping.

Not wanting to be a total dropout, I scoured the archives and dug up some old stuff that even longtime Jane readers *hopefully* won't remember.
After all recycling is good for America, right?
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I have an M&M dispenser in my office,
which gives out M&M's for FREE!
I admit I am somewhat streaky about keeping it filled.

I know!
Lazy, lazy Jane!


But shortly after Christmas, I was at the Tar-jay
and I noticed bags of Holiday M's going for way cheap.
My favorite price!
Knowing that it takes more than a few weeks for them to go bad,
I bought several bags of the red, white and green buggers...
and filled my dispenser.

It wasn't but the day after New Years that
the first ungrateful chocolate moocher made fun of my 'old' candy.

Really!
Well, since that whole gift horse thing is wasted on these vultures,
I did what any cheap, loving accountant would do...

I removed all the green M's.
...
Funny how much fresher they taste
now that they look like Valentine candies.

Oh... the green ones?
They'll be getting those in March...
when my St. Patrick's day shipment 'comes in'.

22 comments:

Gina (Mannyed) said...

I love how moochers are so picky! Man, I can't believe Valentricks Day is here already.

Guinevere said...

Wow! I remember reading this when you originally posted it! Have I been reading you THAT long??? Yikes! lol

Lucky Wife/Bookaholic said...

that is hilarious... Aren't you now inclined to tell them all after St patty's day that they had been duped?

Diane said...

I needed a chuckle today. Thanks for that! And I would have left the green ones... it would just mean more M&Ms for me (I'm not picky). But then, I don't need more M&Ms either, so what you did was probably smarter.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

co-workers can be demanding and cheap.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

co-workers can be demanding and cheap.

Laoch of Chicago said...

Fun can go but sleeping is crucial.

Joy said...

Great trick!

Suldog said...

That's hilarious - and ingenious! Frickin' moochers. Give 'em dog biscuits coated in chocolate and they'll eat 'em.

Comedy Goddess said...

I never look a gift M&M in the mouth. WHO cares what color?

lisa said...

This is the worst time for accountants...I definately feel for you (& my husband.)

I think you should hide the green ones until NEXT St. Patrick's Day and then serve them up with a smile. :)

Deb Thaxton said...

I love it. I would have eaten the green ones before SPD though.

http://thaxtonfam.blogspot.com

Shanna said...

Actually I DO remember this one...but don't worry, I won't hold it against you ;)

Debbie said...

That is too funny! I think I'd be tempted to put a little red pepper in there for the moochers.

lizspin said...

And there's nothing wrong with green for Easter and Red for Memorial Day. . .

Miss Thystle said...

genius!

meg said...

Oh my- holes in my story? I'm so embarassed- what unmentionable parts are showing :-P
BTW- he's had his license for 2 months now & as of today, all legal restrictions are off :-(

Kathryn Magendie said...

As to your comment on my TG site ...laughing -- Forehead butt is an abomination on my forehead...argghh!! My brother named it that...laughing...

Anyway- yeah, it showed up about a yearish ago - so, it's a 50ish thang....*sob*....I hates me forehead butt - I hates it

Noanie said...

I too remember this one and it's still funny. Hang in there.
Peace

Shana said...

picky moochers!!

g said...

I remember telling my m-i-l about this! Too funny. g

binks said...

Way cheap is my favorite price too!

If I put Thanksgiving M&M's out, they would be gobbled (pun intended) immediately. With 3 women in the office, chocolate is a hot commodity.