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Cascarone Head
updated: Aug 13, 2011, 10:00 AM

Dear Edda,

Now that Fiesta is past, I have to say, I had fun and don't mind being cracked on the head with a cascarone or two, but I have a real problem. There's this guy in my office who has a whole bunch of cascarones stockpiled in his cubicle. Every time I see him, he cracks one on my head and yells, "Viva!"

This has been going on all week, and I am getting really annoyed. I am so sick of confetti in my hair and down my neck, I just can't stand it. I have tried talking to him, and even the boss has tried talking to him, but it doesn't stop. The boss has asked me if I'd like to lodge a formal complaint. This guy's excuse is that he loves Fiesta so much and can't stand to let it be over with. It's like he possessed! He's usually a nice guy, but I'm afraid he's going to lose his job if he doesn't stop.

I was considering taking the cascarones from his cubicle and throwing them away, but some of my colleagues suggested that this would be stealing. So now I'm wondering if decking him would be considered self-defense. Is a cascarone a weapon?

Signed,

Confetti Head

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Dear Confetti Head,

I bought some cascarones at Fiesta this year that were SO hard! I think they were painted with spray paint or something.

Edda


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Edda Hatte is a loving and sympathetic advice columnist who helps Edhat subscribers navigate through their complicated and stressful lives. Send your questions to askedda@edhat.com.

 

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