Friday, October 24, 2008

Crackberry Friday: Evil Pumpkin


This is a mere 10 steps from my desk. It calls to me but no one else can hear. When you open it's top, it is noisy so everyone can hear you.
The plastic spoon only holds 3 at a time and all can hear as you futilely try to get as many as possible on the spoon at once, the corn clicking against the cheap plastic and echoing in the glass. Until, finally in your desperate need for sugar (at about 2pm daily) you snatch it off the desk and pour the corn syrup and honey goodness into your hand (trying to avoid the 'chocolate' ones b/c they suck and trying to get the last pumpkin one) and run back to your desk where your tea and warm chair remind you that you are only human and THAT is an evil pumpkin.

37 comments:

Tami said...

You are cracking me up!

Shame on that evil pumpkin - lol!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I would have to banish that pumpkin. :)

sheila said...

I have one of those, only it holds Hostess Cupcakes. Eat me....eeeat me!

BS5 Blogger said...

Fascinating! What are they? Sort of M and M kinda things?

Cherlyn said...

I would have stolen the evil pumpkin.

Mmmmcandycorn

Live.Love.Eat said...

I am SO glad I don't do candy corn. Now, if that was filled with potato chips, well it wouldn't be filled for very long.

Margo said...

Oh, I love the pumpkins! Those are the best ones!
Great post; it made me smile :)

Amy said...

That reminds me I HAVE to get me some candy corn. Putting it on my list now :D

Kelley with Amy's Angels said...

That's why I can't have anything like that on my desk or near by.

Don't get me started on the homemade toffee and caramels I made for my team at work. I think I ate my weight in toffee yesterday alone. Ugh.

KDLOST said...

bad pumpkin! bad!

:)

thanks for the MSG thought by the way ... i had thought about that before, and need to look into it more. it certainly does make sense! good call!

Jennifer said...

LOL--pure evil!

Lex the mom said...

Evil pumpkin! That cracked me up, too. My daughter is with you on the original candy corns! Sugar & honey in a little cone shape. She loves 'em! They make so many different flavors today - I tried the candy apple (or something like that) and they weren't too bad.

Kristen Andrews said...

Evil pumpkin and darn it for being so loud, if no one is looking just use your hand and scoop away! Just kidding this is coming from a germ freak.

Kristen Andrews said...

Evil pumpkin and darn it for being so loud, if no one is looking just use your hand and scoop away! Just kidding this is coming from a germ freak.

jewelstreet said...

Lol. Such a funny post. I have known many an evil pumpkin in my life.

BoufMom9 said...

LOL! I have a jar of M&M's that calls to me all day long too. Darn evil jars!
Happy FFF!

J'Ollie Primitives said...

You take the pumpkin ones.
I'll take the chocolate ones.
Together we will destroy the evil pumpkin by eating its contents and forever destroying its purpose.

Until somebody fills it with Hershey's Kisses. Then all bets are off.

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Awesome! The quintessence of observational humor!

Gill - That British Woman said...

I luckily hate those candies, you should pop by my blog tomorrow to see my post on chocolate, now that is my weekness.

Gill in Canada

Eudea-Mamia said...

Hmmmm - mine's filled with Cheez-its. A festive orange and loads of salt.

Doesn't get any better.

Em

Jen said...

I know evil pumpkins like that. I tried putting ours in the closet, it just called louder.

Cristin said...

You are so right... the pumpkin ones are the best. Screw the teeny spoon, I'd be diving my filthy mitts right in there!

C.S. Perry said...

All Pumpkins are evil.
And, as for he Great Pumpkin, well...I'm not saying if he exists or not but I sat up in that pumpkin patch all night and I didn't see a Damn thing.

This Mom said...

We have an Evil Pumpkin but it is staying in the closet this year because I am DETERMINED to avoind candy and stay on tract with diet.

I am going into a cave on the 31st.

christie said...

SO funny!
I agree...so, so evil.

my2boyz said...

I have the same evil pumpkin at my office only it holds mini chocolate bars!

Carrie said...

Oh, I with you on the candy corn. I totally blame the pumpkin, calling to you, wooing you over.

Kimberly said...

My office is trying to kill me too with that evilness.

Los said...

Halloween ... the season of candy overdosing ... I love it!

L.R. M-J said...

Haaaaa....T's mom brought a bag over. They sit in a drawer and we take out ONE serving each (2 candy corns) and savour a teeny, tiny taste of Halloween....yep, witness true restraint my friend, true restraint!

EmBee said...

Really?

*I'm saying that in my finest Chandler Bing impersonation.*

I'm not much of a candy corn fan, but I'll take a Hershey Dark mini bar any day of the week.

~Sheila~ said...

Hey! Thanks for coming by!!

I would have taken one look at that pumpkin on day 1 and realized I would have had to bring my own baggie of candy corn.

Of course, I'm not a big candy corn fan so let's make it gummie bears. (they are less noisy). And since we are making it gummie bears...IT'S A MONSTER SIZE BAG and not one of those "fun size" cause what the heck is that??? We all know there really isn't any FUN in those "fun sized" bags of anything!

Mama Dawg said...

Sigh, yes, I hear that evil siren's call this time of year, too.

Damn candy corn.

Nina said...

Isn't office candy great. Hehe...

honkeie2 said...

I have that same problem with this bar down the street from me. I swear I can hear beer cans popping open at any give time of the day!
But it is time to tell the pumpkin who is the boss and eat all of his insides! That will show him!

Rhea said...

haha Definitely an evil pumpkin, taunting you all day. :o)

Darrin said...

UGH! I hate this time of year in the office! Evil pumpkins, jars, coffee cans, bowls, and canisters EVERYWHERE!!!!