This is the time of year when our office starts receiving gift baskets, chocolates and all kinds of goodies. Yesterday, we received a box of edible goods from a fund manager. I was much more interested in the box that it came in than the goods themselves. The box was made of wood, had a cover you could slide off and it was the perfect size for storing things like cords and small electronics, which is what I planned on using it for. It wasn’t until I brought the box to my desk and carefully examined the insides when I noticed that one of the corners wasn’t nailed properly. At first, I was going to take it home anyway and just set aside an evening or weekend afternoon to fix it. But then I realized that’s my fantasy self talking. My real self would probably leave it in my car or garage unfixed for months on end until I finally got tired of seeing it. That’s when it would get tossed into the recycle bin. So after my quick self-evaluation, I put the box back where I found it and didn’t look back.