Have you ever been called something so out of the box it takes you back and remains at the forefront of your brain all day?
The other day I had to send out an email for business. I am not overly frilly when it comes to work (actually I think the a good description would be ‘matter of fact’) but I never try to be mean or rude. That wouldn’t work out to well for me in the end would it?
I got a reply though that really just stung me. “You’re not as objectionable as you seem are you?” was the Subject line and that’s all is said regarding what I may have said to be considered objectionable. Snarky, sarcastic, bitchy all words I could have skimmed past and not really been bothered by but objectionable? I immediately apologized to the person telling them I meant them no offense and they replied that it had all been a misunderstand but the word objectionable kept floating around on my mind all day. I reread my original email several times trying to find where the error could have occurred and really couldn’t find it.
I really think you lose a lot in basic interaction via the internet and often I find myself not commenting on things the way I would say it in person because of that very reason. I spend time thinking that the things I write are probably not going to be read as I intended them and that someones feelings may get hurt which is a shame because if it was a normal face to face interaction, the sarcastic tone would be heard, the amusing facial expression would be seen and the true intention of an otherwise harmless comment would be understood.
I would be truly upset id this personal really did think I was objectionable so for a good make up treat I’m bringing these Nanamio Bars to work (plus you’ll work out any extra frustration smashing up those graham crackers).
For the Base:
- 1/2 cup (one stick) butter
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup cocoa
- 1 egg
- 1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 3/4 cup coconut
- 1/2 cup (one stick) butter, softened
- 3 tbs milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tbs custard powder or instant vanilla pudding mix
- 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
For the glaze:
- 3 tbs butter
- 3/4 cup semi0sweet chocolate chips
In a medium saucepan, combine butter, sugar and cocoa; stir well. Add egg; cook and stir constantly over medium low heat until mixture thickens. Remove from heat. Mix in graham cracker crumbs and coconut. Press into a greased 8 or 9 inch square pan. Chill
In a mixing bowl, beat together butter, milk, vanilla, custard powder and confectioners’ sugar; until light and fluffy. Spread evenly over base. Chill.
In a small saucepan over low heat, melt butter and chocolate chips. Let cool slightly. Pour evenly over filling. Refrigerate.
As a side note it should be noted these bars were dubbed the Nanu Nanu bars by a friend because neither one of us can figure out the proper pronunciation.