I usually have breath mints or chewing gum inside a drawer at work. But I had some leftover candies for the trick-or-treaters after Halloween, not a lot, so I brought them to work. Not very long after I put them in a small jar on my desk, I received unpleasant comments from some coworkers along the lines "Oh no! Fattening candies!" I said,"Well, I will just keep them hidden so they won't tempt you." And so I did. Later in the day, I felt like having a candy, and I noticed half the candies gone.
Okay, some people complain they don't want candy (which I didn't even offer), and then they activately searched for them in closed desk drawers? Very strange. All right, maybe it wasn't the three or so persons I had in mind, but someone else who had some. I really didn't care that someone wanted a little candy.
But my suspicions were confirmed when near the end of the day, one of the vocal complainers came up to me and said, "Your candy was terrible! I had to spit it out!"
"Yeah! I hated it!" another said.
"Don't you have anything *normal*?" yet another one said.
I was surprised their admission they had my candy which I had hidden. I asked what did they have.
One had an atomic sour candy, one had a cinnamon candy, and the other was licorice-flavored.
I think the wrapper had the flavor on them. Why would they take something they did not want in the first place, and was a flavor they didn't like in the second place?
I secretly laughed.