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So, my desk is the repository for incoming packages, such as flowers, for my co-workers.  Some days, like birthdays, Valentine's Day, and Mother's Day, it gets filled with bouquets that the gofers can't clear off fast enough.

When I turned some of them on to Edible Arrangements, that changed from flower bouquets to fruit bouquets.

In all the years I've worked here, none of these have ever been for me. That's because I don't have a significant other and I've trained my children not to waste their money on frivolous things. I get to enjoy the smell of the flowers and the beauty of the bouquets without it costing my kids a penny. I find that pretty awesome.

Occasionally, we get a bouquet or something for someone who is no longer here. When that happens, the delivery service usually takes it back. Today, a box of giant strawberries were delivered for someone who retired a couple of months ago.  I called her to ask if she wanted us to try to forward the berries to her home, and she said, "No." I asked if she planned to come pick them up (she doesn't live too far away), and she said, "No."

Itzl and Berry Delivery

Turns out she's developed an allergy to strawberries and she's always been allergic to chocolate (I never knew that...) and her ex husband discovered this, so he sent her a box of giant chocolate covered strawberries for Mother's day. She asked that we keep and enjoy the berries at his expense.

Giant Strawberries

Now I have this box of giant chocolate covered strawberries on my desk, calling my name.  I've tried sharing it with my co-workers, but they all claim to be on diets. Or don't like sweets. Or have allergies.

Itzl and Berry

So, even though I can't share the eating of the berries with you, I can at least share the beauty of the berries.

Plus you get two pictures of Itzl.

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