I don’t know about you, but our office did the big bai bai thing this morning so, the same as every year, after the gods had eaten their fill, they brought mountains of the bai bai crap upstairs for us to eat – a second offering, so to speak. In truth, it doesn’t seem right to me to offer the same food twice. Seems like if you want to offer it to the gods it should be consumed in the process, say thrown in a bonfire, rather than recycling it for petty goodwill with employees.
But it’s not. Instead, after the bai bai, each department receives different booty, so spread forth on the cabinets just outside my cubicle were piles of salty crackers, sugary cookies, salty dried noodle snacks, other sugary cookies, dried boring cookies, sugary drinks with indiscernable flavors and other such stuff, all packed with salt, sugar and chemicals.
Of course I had no intention of gorging on such crap, but it’s been sitting there for several hours and I’ve walked past it a dozen times, so I couldn’t help grabbing a big handful each time. Anyway, I’m feeling pretty crappy now, despite the many glasses of water I’ve drunk trying to flush the stuff down, but I’m sure the day (and the binging) are not over yet.
Oh well, Happy New Year.