I am no Scrooge when it comes to the Christmas holidays by any means. But I have to ask - is there a profession where mass quantities of holiday treats do not appear non-stop in the office kitchen/break room?
As I write this, having gone to our office kitchen to steam some fresh spinach to eat with my chicken-and-rice soup, I see that yet another vendor/service provider has delivered a large basket of chocolate chip cookies and peppermint brittle - which is deparately needed to offset the English shortbread, candy-coated dried cherries, and choclate-dipped Danish butter cookies that have arrived in the past few days.
Law offices are notorious fat centers during Christmas. Court reporting firms want to thank you for your continued patronage. Attorney services (those who run to court for you to file pleadings) want to thank you for your continued patronage. Expert witnesses want to thank you for your continued patronage. Do they realize that you cannot continue to patronize them if the attorney is deep into a insulin-overload coma?
Grateful clients want to thank you. Dear clients, I adore your grandmother's rum ball recipe and your aunt Lulu's cheese straws are to die. Of course, a lovely gesture that really warms the cockles of a lawyer's heart (which exists, alledgedly) is paying your bill on a timely basis. Less fattening, too.
These latest cookies that were delivered? Heck, I might as well scotch-tape them to my asset, if you know what I mean, because that is where they will end up if I start eating them.
Oh, but who am I to complain? Keep it coming - never stop anyone from doing something they feel is charitable or giving. In fact, it might even be sinful to refuse such a gesture.
So, offer it up to God and pass me a gingerbread, will ya?