At my place of work, we sometimes have grateful customers try to give us stuff. The city’s gift policy allows us to accept gifts of food so long as we share them with other employees. This time of year we usually get some candy or baked goods, which is really nice. But sometimes things just get a little weird. We used to have a customer who would always come in with a pocketful of candy to hand out to staff. He would get pretty offended if you didn’t accept a piece. Most people just took a piece and then threw it away or stuck it in a drawer. Later we found out that he was filling his pocket with candy from the candy jar at his bank and then bringing it to the library to give away! But today someone topped that – a customer brought in a whole rotisserie chicken for one of my colleagues. It’s in the staff fridge and is up for grabs…anyone hungry?

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