Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Cute or creepy?

I like to have candy on my desk. Just in case. And it's not like I'm eating 6 chocolate bars a day but if you've worked with me for any length of time you know that you can count on me to have some chocolate around if the urge hits you.

In the category of seeing oneself through someone else's eyes: we have a college student visiting our office today and suddenly I wondered where the line is. When does it stop making you young and hip to have candy around and when do you become someone's grandmother doling out sweeties to the young 'uns?


  1. First of all, you have to have children who have children (or be old enough to have had such a scenario happen to you) to be considered a "grandmother." Second, it's all about attitude. I'm almost never without chocolate, it'd be kind of like being without air. That I choose to share this lifeblood of existence with others - whether they be younger, older, or right there with me - makes me generous. If that makes me "grandmotherly" in someone's eyes, then so be it. There are worse things.

  2. Thank you for supporting the cool, nurturing picture of myself. You know I live in fear of becoming the nutty old lady down the street and loves kids but the kids are creeped out by her.

    I should also be sure to point out that the young gentleman who visited gave no indication that he thought of me in any way, his presence just got me to thinking.