What’s your office Fruit Persona?11/22/2018 - 15:18
The best afternoon pick-me-up is cake. But when cake is not available, fruit is a fantastic alternative to give you that much needed sugar rush at 3.30.
Most offices get fresh fruit delivered (if yours doesn’t, fix that pronto > here <) which may or may not spawn some unsavoury behaviour.
We’re all guilty of being one of these fruit types. Which one are you?
The Fruit Hoarder
“MINE, MINE, MINE”
The Fruit Hoarder is the first to the kitchen and selects all the best fruits and takes it back to their desk.
There is nothing wrong with this (the fruit was ordered to be eaten, after all).
The crime is when they take the fruit back to their desk but then does. not. eat. them. Not saying you have to eat all your fruit straight away – but if you’re not going to eat it on that day, don’t let it sit on your desk for the week!
Yes, we’re lookin’ at you, Susan.
The Fruit Seagull
The Fruit Seagull comes to the Fruit Hoarder’s desk and steals some fruit back from them.
The Fruit Gollum
Not unlike the Stoor Hobbit, the Fruit Gollum takes possession of a particular piece of fruit and then labels it in the fridge with a sticky note.
Alright, Pam, we get it: that nana is yours.
To be fair, the Fruit Gollum only appears because of the Hoarders and Seagulls.
The Fruit Fuellers
The Fruit Fuellers are training, shredding, bulking, whathaveyou and need the extra sustenance to fuel them during the day.
Again, the office fruit basket was ordered to be eaten and shared, so there’s nothing wrong with this. But the keyword here is: shared. If you’re the gym bros junkie in the office, maybe put in a request for some extra fruit to accommodate?
The Picky Fruiter
“I will only have half a grapefruit if it’s cut vertically and wrapped in no less than 2 layers of cling wrap.”
We’re not talking about the person with deathly allergies who can’t have any food that’s been in contact with a certain piece of fruit.
We’re talking about that one person who will only eat a certain piece of fruit.
The Fruit Gambler
The Fruit Gambler will select a piece or two of fruit and store them in the fridge or in their desk drawers for weeks and weeks – and risk eating them later – because “they never go off”.
Just quietly – fruit does go off, even it’s not immediately visible. Read our article > here < about the best ways to store summer fruits.
The Fruit Hater
This person acts like fruit is the root of all evil and wants nothing to do with it, nor do they want any piece of fruit within their vicinity.
Again, we’re not talking about people with allergies or intolerances. We’re talking about the folks who are perfectly able to eat fruit but act like you’ve punished them for eternity by ordering fruit for the rest of the office.
The Shy Fruiter
Towards the end of the week, and there’s only one or two pieces of fruit left in the bowl – everyone walks past them but doesn’t want to be ‘that guy’ who took the last one. The Shy Fruiter eyes these stragglers but is too shy to grab them.
Go on and grab that last mandie, Jim, we're not judging you. (well, we are, but for different reasons).
The Fruit Yearner
This person wants a piece but gets caught up in back to back meetings or tangled up on the phone with a client and by the time they get around to the kitchen for a piece – all the fruit they wanted is gone.
Be warned: because of this, The Fruit Yearner can turn into the Fruit Gollum or the Fruit Seagull. Stop the circle of madness, Susan!
Get the creative fruit juices flowing and keep your office acting wholesome by ordering fresh fruits from us! Get on it here and be a #GreatBoss!