Last night, I was in my office pretty late. At about 8:00 pm, I was printing something off when I heard, "AE Jones, you still here?" My coworker, (we'll call him Bomb.com) was still here and he came over to say hi. We chatted for a bit about our to-do lists and wondered together how we were going to finish everything by our deadlines. I had just finished eating dinner at my desk (which was actually supposed to be my lunch) and Bomb.com was running out to grab a bite to bring back and eat while he worked.
A few minutes later he came back and called out, "Hey, do you like hot chocolate?" "Yes, I love it!" "I got you some. Both working late nights, and I just thought hot chocolate sounded good." Bomb.com walks around the corner and hands me a cup of hot chocolate with a cardboard hand-protector and lid... it even had whipped cream on top. My jaw dropped.
Sincerely nice people still exist. Bomb.com proved that to me today. And no, I don't say that just because I got the "sweet" end of the deal. (No pun intended.) My coworker ways busy too, but he took the time to think outside of himself.
I rolled out of work around 11 pm... and held the door open for the cleaning people. Ha!