It’s the Thought That Counts


Last Friday, a package was placed on my desk. A coworker had sent me a holiday present from Harry and David. It turned out I really couldn’t eat any of it. Not for the dairy necessarily, but the sugar. Several months ago, a representative confirmed that they do use bone char sugar in some of their products, though they are willing to field queries about specific items.

My coworkers were perplexed, ‘You can’t eat any of it?’ they asked as they pilfered the boxes. The person doesn’t know I’m a fairly strict vegetarian, so I chose to look on the bright side and kept the boxes for organizing my home work space. It really is the thought that counts.

Happy Holidays!


2 thoughts on “It’s the Thought That Counts

  1. You’re not alone, I go through this stuff all the time. Actually, my mom just tried to give me chocolate covered jelly beans lol. Sorry, none for me!

    1. My mother once had a similar disconnect with a box of Broccoli Stuffed Chicken. Our culture encourages a disconnect between us and what we’re eating. You kind of have to be hyper aware of things, which my family is kind of growing…love them. My sister’s favorite saying now when people ask if I can eat something, like at company parties, is “I could give you 16 reasons she won’t eat that.” LOL!

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