Thursday, 5 June 2008

With great sweetener...

The sugar container that sits in the kitchen at work is always full first thing in the morning. I think it’s fair to assume that the person who acts as quartermaster for the building’s tea and coffee reserves doesn't empty the sugar out every day, rather they simply top it up. This got me thinking, ignoring the Great Milo purge of 1994, there won’t have ever been an occasion when the sugar in the cylinder has ever been finished. The sugar in the bottom could have been there for years.

To make vanilla sugar you place a vanilla pod in a jar with some sugar and leave it for the flavour to be absorbed. What if the ancient layer at the bottom has soaked up the combined marketing knowledge of the floor? I’m too scared to find out as I remember my lessons my Find your Fate Indiana Jones game books: nothing good ever comes from holding the key to unlimited power.

I guess I’ll be heading to Mt. Doom this weekend to make sure that The Sucrose Canister of Influence doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.

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