Who's in the fridge?

I'm at the office right now. (I'm the only one in the office right now)

So, I was a little surprised when I heard the door to our mini-fridge open in the corner of the office. I waited a few seconds, stood up, gophered over my cube wall, and there I saw...

...the building's entrance security guard with a Snapple Lemonade in her hand. Her eyes were as big as saucers. :-)

"Can I have a drink?" she said, embarassed.

"Yeah, no problem."

It's times like this I remember how very lucky I am to have a good job and an employer kind enough to offer these things to me for free. I take it for granted sometimes I guess. I can't imagine having to work their twelve hour shifts without something to drink.

I'm embarassed to admit that my instinctive thought was "She's stealing a drink from our fridge!". If my employer is generous enough to offer us free drinks, I'm sure they're happy to extend that generosity to the people who keep our offices safe while we're gone. It's a thankless job with horrible pay. I sit here ashamed of my selfishness.

Sharing is good. It's the way it should be. And thanks for the Lemonade, boss.

Written on August 25, 2001