Growing up, my sisters and I used to love going to my dad’s office because we knew there would a stash of various types of candy waiting for us. He had chocolate bars stacked on top of different types of chocolate bars. Behind those chocolate bars were cans of soda, and on and on and on it went.
When I met my wife, I told her about my dad’s stash of candy in his office. I don’t think she believed just how extensive his stash of candy was. On her first time to his office, she decided to go through the cabinets and the drawers in his desk. Both of us learned for the first time just how extensive my dad’s candy stash was, and now my wife looks forward to going to his office as well.
I always envied the fact that my dad got to have an office where he was able to keep his own stash of candy, one that he could eat whenever he wanted. It seemed like such a perfect place to keep piles of goodies and I couldn’t wait until I could have my own “secret stash.”
Fast forward several years and I finally have my own office. While my stash of candy isn’t nearly as significant as my dad’s stash of candy, I keep a drawer that has a few bags of candy handy. And I always keep a bag of Werther’s Original Hard Candies. There’s just something about having a hard piece of candy available whenever I need it.
Often times when I come back from a lunch out with co-workers, I’m desperately in the mood for a bowl of ice cream. I have to have something sweet to top off my meal, but ice cream isn’t readily available. Werther’s Original Hard Candies and Werther’s Chewy Caramels are two types of small candy that I make sure to have in my office for that very reason.
It’s also nice to be able to reach into my desk when 2:45 pm rolls around and I’m struggling to keep my eyes open and my head off the desk. Grabbing a Werther’s Original Hard Candy is usually enough to get me through the afternoon until I can log off my computer and head home to my family.
It has become such a habit that I bought a package of Werther’s Original Hard Candy and a package of Werther’s Chewy Caramels and stuffed them in the glove box of our family car. Now I can have a piece of candy to chomp on as I drive the family from destination to destination, since staying awake is an absolute must.