Tuesday, July 28, 2009

You Are What You Eat

The cookies started it.

When I first started my new job, I hardly ever ventured down to the cafeteria - a full four flights of stairs and two wings over from where my office was located.

But then…my office was relocated. To the same floor.

Yikes. It would have been fine, except I spotted those cookies.

Little clear plastic bags filled with three fresh-baked sugar cookies, all golden and soft. Tied up all cute with a red twisty-tie. Piled adorably in a basket right next to the cash register.

I’m powerless, I tell you.

And then it just got worse. The gorgeous butternut squash soup. The giant calzones, cheesy and toasty underneath their warmer. And don’t even get me STARTED on the mac and cheese. Let’s just say it’s a good thing I work in a hospital, so I don’t have to very far to crawl when I go into cardiac arrest.

But now, they’ve really outdone themselves. A little-known fact is that on Friday mornings, my hospital’s cafeteria offers cinnamon buns.

So on a recent Friday morning, I went down to scope out the situation. And there they were – massive trays of giant cinnamon buns, all gooey and warm, just sitting there waiting to be scooped up onto a plate and devoured. As if the buns weren’t bad enough…I look over to the right of the trays and I see a large silver bowl with a ladle sticking out of it. I peer inside and what do I see…

A GIANT VAT OF EXTRA FROSTING FOR YOUR CINNAMON BUN!

Seriously?

Seriously.

That’s it.

I’m resigning today.

9 comments:

Laura Wolf said...

I use to work in a hospital and the cafeteria definetly has too many distractions. I would choose things that were healthy and then go to the gift shop and buy a 5 cent tootsie roll. It made me feel like I was still getting the goodies without all the guilt.

Katie said...

Ohhhhh man! Now I know why most nurses are a little on the heavier side!? Am I crazy or is that true!? All that yummy food in the hospital! How do you resist!!??

Melissa Swartley said...

Ok, now I'm hungry! Hahaha! Geez, they should call it Temptation Cafeteria! I would be doomed! Working there, I would fall off of Weight Watchers faster than a nascar racer zips around his track! How do you resist?!

Hall Family said...

OMG! I'm cracking up! Those cinnamon buns sound great right about now....

Kim said...

Emily-I am now starved for a calzone. YUMMY! All that food sounds delicious. Oh my and the extra frosting???? I was laughing over you crawling into a room-so funny! Thank you for making my stomach growl at only 10:23 am. I am going to raid the fridge!

Caden and Mommy said...

Emily!
You are too funny! I can just picture the yummy vat of frosting!!!
Sending you lots of motivation on your resignation :0)

Melisa said...

This is the wrong blog to read when it is only a couple hours away from dinner. I may have to now binge on a little something to tide me over. Yummy. You have some good food at that hospital!

Greene Family said...

Too funny! You crack me up - not far to crawl! All sounds delicious, especially the extra frosting!

Anonymous said...

see you there friday morning....
--Adrienne