Friday, March 26, 2010

What's In Your Desk Drawer?

Here are the contents of my “junk” drawer in my desk at work.

Each Friday morning, on the way to work, I hit the Chick-Fil-A for a chicken biscuit, hash browns, coffee and an orange juice. I usually use 2 creamers in my coffee, plus 2-3 sugars, and of course I grab the obligatory stir stick.

Usually, my ritual includes walking up to the counter (walking in is quicker than taking the morning drive-through, which wraps around the building), place my order, and walk over to the condiments rack where I proceed to take 4-6 creamers, 4-6 sugar packets, and 2-4 stir sticks. The end result: I usually have a week’s worth of creamer and sugar in my office, in the event I run out of creamer that I buy and keep for my morning coffee (which is better than the free stuff provided by the office).

It’s not quite the mess that was Allison’s purse in “The Breakfast Club,” but it’s a hell of a lot more functional. It won’t get me through a zombie apocalypse, but it will get me through a week in the office.

One more thing….the metallic-looking object on the right is actually a photograph. I invite all to guess what that might be a photo of.


  1. Is it a photo of you and Simon in drag?

    By the way, a lot of former JSers over at Facebook have expressed how much they miss you.

  2. I momentarily thought that the ‘Chick-Fil-A’ were packets containing rather tastelessly named condoms.

    Since Laura has beaten me to it on the humorous option regarding the photograph, I’ll go for the mundane: a photo of Thing 1 and Thing 2 undergoing martial arts training in your back garden.

  3. I bet the Chick-Fil-A folks just go ahead and bust open a new box of hazelnut creamer when they see you comin'.

    Guessing it's a pic of a soccer excursion?

    Also looks like it was "blue Jean" friday.

  4. It's actually a port-o-pottie in Amsterdam, designed especially for men, that they haul out and leave around town during outdoor festivals. It's 3-sided.

    Simon, I read your comment too fast the first time and thought you said "tasteless condoms." Which had me wondering about you.

    Heidi, yup, Blue Jean Friday. And yes, the Chick-Fil-A on Chastain Rd. will likely go broke supporting my hazelnut creamer habit.

  5. Hehe. Your desk drawer looks like my random kitchen drawer. Exept I stash salt and serviettes...always, always taking far more than necessary.

  6. In this economy, it's what we have to do sometimes to get by. I can never have too much creamer. Sugar I can live without, I just take extra for the hell of it.