People are always coming into my office taking candy, and that’s cool I leave it out. I just figure they should have to work for it every once and a while. Last time I used epoxy to seal the candy jar. This time I figured I’d bury it in crap people wouldn’t want so they’d have to earn the candy…
First a nice big empty container with plenty of room for junk above the candy layer.
Next a variety of different candies, this selection should attract all breeds of free candy scroungers.
Next the first layer of unwanted junk, leftover post its from my last prank where i covered an office in post its. Those are still on the wall by the way, she likes them and others have even asked for their walls to be decorated. As is the plastic packing sheet that I left on some morons computer that I told her was a very expensive scratch guard.
That should be enough post it notes to discourage the casual candy grabber.
7 foot network cables are cool to nerds like me, but most people will give up before they make it past this layer.
Dry erase markers are fun for some people but this should all but the hungriest.
Free ketchup packets make a nice consolation prize, and at only 10 calories much healthier than the candy underneath!
Trick or treat! Beware the plastic forks, for an extra degree of difficulty we have booby-trapped the jar with harmless yet fearsome looking forks from KFC – dangit now I’m hungry again. We’ll keep you posted on how the candy thieves make out with our new candy jar.
Candy thief number one just wanted a post it note so we weren’t sure if that counted or not…
OK, here is thief number two depending on how you are keeping score at home:
Our second candy thief came dressed as a headless co-worker wearing a curtain from holiday inn. Actually she has a head it’s just sticking in the jar looking for a candy.
She had to dig pretty deep, next time we need an even bigger jar.
Success or failure depending on which side you’re on.
Uh oh, never get between a fat chick and candy.
Like a bear with a tamper resistant garbage can, it won’t stop her but will make her work for it.
Not looking good, she smells candy.
The aftermath, next time we will have to do more to protect the candy. No big deal after spending the morning throwing the candy into the jar ricocheting it off of both walls we didn’t want it anyway. By the way the wall has little candy ricochet marks, little dents in the paint and little color spots. We will be putting posters there soon to hide any incriminating crayon like marks on the wall.
If you have any suggestions for future office ideas just leave a comment. As long as it doesn’t involve firearms or explosives we’ll probably try it.