Our desks tend to become microcosms of our world. They collect snippets of our lives. Stuff parked there while we find a better spot. Stacks of paperwork we’ll sort through…in a little while. Sticky notes and pens. The ubiquitous coffee (or tea) mug. Maybe a toy or something to amuse us when our brains need a recharge.
And sometimes we keep stuff on our desk that might make others scratch their heads a little.
Recently, I cleared* my desk of old paperwork, my collection of empty but dirty coffee mugs, dry pens and
incriminating evidence items that just didn’t belong on a desk….
All except for the jar of peanut butter which never quite makes it back to the kitchen.
Yep. I like peanut butter. A lot. I’ll eat it right off the spoon (of course I use a new spoon every time…what kind of person do you think I am? *whistles innocently*).
Sometimes I’m at my desk for looong stretches of time. Of course I need the basics…caffeine and protein. What if I needed emergency sustenance? So, yeah, I keep the jar of peanut butter close at hand…
Now all I need is a stash of spoons so I don’t’ have to
lick peanut butter of my fingers get one from the kitchen every time.
*Note I didn’t say “cleaned”…I haven’t exactly gotten around to dusting or wiping my desk down yet. So ignore those little dust bunnies hopping around in the corners of the desk.
Maybe what’s on my desk isn’t that odd after all. It’s certainly not the oddest thing I’ve every had on my desk…but that’s another story. It’s just the oddest thing on my desk right now.
What’s the oddest thing on your desk right this minute (link to pics welcome)?
Bonus: what’s the oddest thing you’ve ever had on your desk?