Things people treasure vary. There's family and friends, heirloom jewelry, Aunt Maude's lace tablecloth, the home made mother's day cards stashed in a safe place,the Dad's old cap, the cork from a bottle of wine shared on a special occasion...the list goes on.
Then there's the tall cylindrical pink -striped cardboard canister innocently parked in the far corner of a colleague's desk. It holds treasure. The only treasure we seek mid-morning when it's not quite lunchtime or when we're needing to recharge our batteries when we're having "one of those days" and need an accompaniment to that mid-day cup of caffeine. The treasure chest that one approaches, hopefully and sometimes tentatively, because...there's a chance that other pirates may have gotten to the loot already!
Fortunately the pirate crew is a friendly lot and freely participate by following an honor system of reloading this special treasure chest of edible GOLD!
Ah the sights seen at this spring of satisfaction! Joy at finding just the right "type" of gold (dark seems to be popular) or despair because all that's left has too much crunch and ocassional panic as a pirate digs frantically for at least one nugget that holds a desperately desirable sweeter surprise.
Nevertheless,this holy grail brings us together to share, to vent, to celebrate, without even needing to say a word.
Not all treasure chests are trunks with locks and chains. Some are simply recycled cardboard containers, holding the sweetest, richest treasures.