Failed Cookie Gambit

I brought in peanut butter cookies today.  A lot of them.  When a recipe starts with “24 oz of chunky peanut butter” followed by “3 sticks of unsalted butter”, it means business.  Anyway, I sent out a blanket email when I bring something in and slowly a trickle of people came through.   A bunch of these folk were from a specific work group and three had a cookie and graciously took an extra cookie for a specific person who was “too busy to come up”.  They should have planned their excuses for gluttony better.  There person for whom they supposedly took cookies is deathly allergic to peanuts.  They’re so selfless.