Gift Zucchini

In almost every office I have worked, colleagues have shared homegrown produce.

It usually starts early summer. A plastic bag appears in the coffee room, making the table look more like something in a kitchen, full of extra produce waiting to be adopted. It's usually peas or green beans, followed by tomatoes and green peppers.

Last year, a bag of zucchini spent almost 3 days on the table without any takers. When I asked why no one was taking them, a colleague said she didn't know what they were. Zucchinis look a lot like cucumbers but have a thicker shape. As I was getting ready to leave for the day, one zucchini was left on the serving plate. You bet I took it home!