This IT pilot fish’s colleague really likes fruitcake — not just during the holidays, but all year ’round.

“We all gave him good-natured ribbing about his passion — the usual ‘There’s only one fruitcake in the world and it just keeps getting passed around,’ along with ‘You’re like a fruitcake black hole — eventually all fruitcakes end up with you and disappear,'” says fish.

“One year my brother’s artsy sister-in-law decided to make fruitcake doorstops out of plaster of Paris. They were all painted up to look just like a fruitcake, even having what looked like little pieces of fruit sticking out.

“I set one out in the break room with a knife and a note saying ‘Eat up, you’ll probably like it,’ figuring he’d realize it wasn’t real and get a good laugh out of it.

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