2005_12_food_holidaygoodies.jpgDid your hipster colleague from Williamsburg bring in two dozen donuts to work from Peter Pan Doughnuts & Pastries? Did your client send a mammoth gift basket crammed with shortbread, biscotti and brownies to your office? Did the geeky IT support gal bring in homemade cupcakes? Did your tightwad boss make a display of bringing in several boxes of decadent chocolates from the likes of La Maison du Chocolat or Chocolate Bar?

In short: Are you being forced to endure a torrent of fattening foodstuffs "magically" appearing on your office conference table?

You are not alone.

Yes, across our fair city, workers are being tortured by Toll House cookies and persecuted by panettone. There is nowhere to run. Nowhere to hide. After all, you need the paycheck. Co-workers claim it's simply holiday cheer and call us curmudgeons. But, we say it's hell frosted with peppermint icing and sprinkles.

Share your latest workplace holiday food horror. Sharing won't take away the calories - but it might make you feel less alone.