In the office, we have a long, elbow-high file cabinet near the copy editing desk that is fondly known as “OBF,” which is an acronym for “Over by Fred.” Fred is Fred Wilkinson, our managing editor.
When office treats are brought in by various editors or writers(thanks Amelia!), the point of distribution is OBF, on top of the black cabinet near the copy desk. "Chocolate cake OBF," for example, might be the subject line of a welcome office email.
While we are treated by produce marketers with the occasional wonderful box of apples or cherries at the start of a season or during the holidays, the typical "OBF" treat is high calorie, not high nutrition.
Changing the food environment won't be easy. If given the choice between carrot sticks and cupcakes on the treat table, I still might choose cupcakes.
I know that makes me a terrible person. I’ll try to reform- along with the rest of you.