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Staffroom chocolate selection tactics.

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Goldenbug Sat 16-Dec-17 23:24:15

AIBU in leaving the Bountys and eating the other flavours because I'm the only one who likes coconut? It means we all get a crack equally for the rest of the chocolates, then I get to swoop in and eat the mini Bountys all by myself at the end. I even look like a bit of a hero at the end, bravely eating the unwanted leftovers.

Sneaky greedy bastard or shrewd chocolate tactician?

GlitteryPenguin Sat 16-Dec-17 23:40:10

I’m now wondering why I’ve never employed this tactic myself. You are my new hero...

Leeds2 Sat 16-Dec-17 23:41:34

All's fair in love and war. And the string of staffroom chocolates!

Maryann1975 Sat 16-Dec-17 23:42:17

Ha, I do this with the coconut ones in the quality street. Dc don’t like them so I save them till the end while eating my fair share of caramel cups and orange creams.

BreconBeBuggered Sat 16-Dec-17 23:47:36

I would eat the odd Bounty in case anyone decides to stake a claim on them and take them home for a family member as nobody in the staffroom seems to like them. Otherwise, good plan.

Goldenbug Sat 16-Dec-17 23:54:08

I make a bit of a show of eating the odd Bounty early on in order to disguise the master plan. Don't want to make it obvious.

I'm not unreasonable then. Good. [smug]

WatchingFromTheWings Sat 16-Dec-17 23:57:34

It means we all get a crack equally for the rest of the chocolates, then I get to swoop in and eat the mini Bountys all by myself at the end

I do this!!

Betsy86 Sun 17-Dec-17 00:01:05

Lol!! Funniest thing read today do it!!!!!!!

badbadhusky Sun 17-Dec-17 00:07:20

Me! I do this too! There are always loads of Bounty. They’re my 2nd favourites after the Maltesers but I keep that to myself. wink

badbadhusky Sun 17-Dec-17 00:13:10

I have also been coaching DS2 in Bounty tactics because he’s a coconut fan.

BackforGood Sun 17-Dec-17 00:33:14

Excellent tactics.
My dh does this at hoe. He knows full well he's the only one that will eat the Bounties or the nutty ones, so takes what he considers to be his fair share of nice ones, and still have about 1/4 of the tub all to himself left at the end.

Does make me cross, but OTOH, if I were the only one who liked them, I'd do the same wink

Janetjanetjanet Sun 17-Dec-17 00:34:30

My brother used to do with with crisps.

ConjugalHoliday Sun 17-Dec-17 00:36:22

Fucking hell. I thought I was cunning. I bow down to you, OP!

Milkandtwosugarsplease Sun 17-Dec-17 00:51:51

You may have just contributed to the weight I’ll put on over Christmas 😂 genuis!

GinSolvesEverything Sun 17-Dec-17 01:10:14

Everyone loves to share chocolates with me. I only like the Turkish delight / cherry ripes / coconut ones. Hate the fudge and caramel ones!

He11y Sun 17-Dec-17 08:01:29

Sneaky greedy bastard, but I love it! grin

ipswichwitch Sun 17-Dec-17 08:05:12

I do this with all the coffee flavour ones. I only know one other person who likes them, so whenever a new box gets opened, we give each other a knowing look, happily tuck into the other chocolates then heroically swoop in to eat up the remaining coffee creams. It’s a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it!

MsAwesomeDragon Sun 17-Dec-17 08:06:24

I had a box of celebrations with year 8 on Friday. Some of them did this!!! But they were foiled in their master plan because I love Bounty's and ate all the "leftovers" myself, ha ha ha.

I think we have some staff with the same idea as you in our staffroom, but here it's toffee that's the unloved flavor.

IAmAShitHotLawyer Sun 17-Dec-17 08:15:43

I m 50 and I only cottoned on to doing this last year. I am heartbroken I didn't think if it 30 years earlier! WtF was I thinking?????

DancingHouse Sun 17-Dec-17 08:18:44

They've only got themselves to blame for not training their taste buds to like all the chocolates.

londonrach Sun 17-Dec-17 08:37:00

Doesnt work...bountrys go first in my clinic

lidoshuffle Sun 17-Dec-17 08:37:27

You are being VVVU in liking coconut. You are a (coco)nutter.

greenapplesplatter Sun 17-Dec-17 09:08:38

YADNBU genius plan

Giraffesarequitetall Sun 17-Dec-17 09:15:01

YABVU OP, I am outraged shock. It never occurred to me that people would do that!

Of course you deserve some of them all but purposely not to have ones you like so that you get more than your share overall is rather greedy to be fair.

N0tNowBernard Sun 17-Dec-17 09:20:12

But Bounties are the best! shock

Second to the malteser ones, obvs.

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