This is a box with a message in it. Like a bottle with a message in it.
But no-one has to go to a desert island to find it. (It’s also square-er. More cardboard-y. And miraculously, not water-damaged - if we’re going to get picky.)
What does it say? “We appreciate you”, “You do a great job”, “We’re sorry”. And, of course, “Please come back.”
And it’s edible.
Think about it. That’s exactly where people sending messages in a bottle for over 300 years have gone wrong. Not chocolate-based?
Let’s stop you right there. We’re chucking it back.
Just one message: send sweets.
There are some very sweet people out there.
Perhaps they haven’t yet made it to that segment, after the news. The one that explains how they’ve built playgrounds for homeless kittens or knitted hats for native birds, (or maybe it was the other way round). But they are champions none-the-less.
We should salute them. (And we will.)
So for all those unsung heroes and heroines who care not one whit for the sugar-police, or who are determined to put some weight on the size 0 colleagues who are wafting around or leaning on walls, we humbly offer this.
Mary Gray lollies. The words alone evoke cravings that are not easily set aside.
M & Ms, Fruit Bursts and shortbread bites – if this gift doesn’t kick-start an afternoon then only a de-fib will.