Wednesday, September 27, 2006


Today I was a little late getting to the office (note: this is not an unusual situation). So at 9:45am, I'd just finished my second coffee of the day and was reading my email messages, but hadn't actually done any work to speak of, when the evacuate signal sounds. Groan. Again? This is the third evacuation we've had in 6 or 7 weeks. Very inconvenient, really.

I wasn't actually the least bit concerned about my work not getting done, but come ON people! - It's almost time for my next meal! I mean, how am I supposed to cut up my fruit and arrange it nicely in a bowl with my yoghurt and then eat it, while milling around at the assembly point at the local park? So I ducked back to my desk, grabbed my apple and ate that while trudging down the 3 flights of stairs and out the back door. I figured a piece of fruit was better than nothing. A gal has to think about these things....

It turned out to be yet another bomb scare. The bomb squad were called in, the police had the houses opposite evacuated and surrounding streets barricaded off and went through the building with a fine-tooth comb. Of course they found nothing, nada, zip, zilch. Some people obviously have too much time on their hands. Or a really bad sense of humour. Or perhaps one of my colleagues just wanted a longer coffee break.

The infamous dessert.

This monster was ominously called "Medley Mountain". You'd think that would have given me a clue as to the size of the thing. It was pretty much a bit of everything on the dessert menu - rocky road, choc chip cookie, cheesecake, choc fudge brownie, ice cream sundae...and probably some other stuff I've forgotten.

Do I look happy to be keeping company with Mr Humungous Dessert? Oh yeah!


Unknown said...

I've gotta ask! Did you eat the WHOLE lot by yourself??

Sara said...

OMG! A sweets-lover's dream... (sweets-lover, meaning ME.)

Kek said...

Ah, sweet memories.....

No Linda, I put up a brave fight, but it got the better of me. I only ploughed through about a third of it. A few helpers had a go at it too, but we still only managed to demolish about half of it.

Next time, I'm skipping the main course and going straight for dessert!

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