The nibbler: the plague of office breakrooms everywhere

September 15th, 2009 · 99 comments

Back in my college newspaper days, the pizzas in the back room always ended up, by the end of the night, completely decimated — some slices had the cheese picked off, others had the crusts nibbled away, and then those slices were oh-so-charitably left in the pizza box, presumably with the idea that some other, slightly more desperate slob would come by later and feast on the picked-over remains. That behavior, it seems, doesn’t stop with graduation.

Exhibit a) from Chris in New York

Just take the whole slice next time, okay? Thanks

Exhibit b) from Nate in D.C.

Please DO NOT take bites of people's food. Yes, this ACTUALLY happened to someone's pizza today. They were FULL slices.

exhibit c) from Jason in Los Angeles

Please do NOT nibble on muffins.

exhibit d) from Chloe in Vancouver

IF YOU WANT SOME ASK!! I will share no need to take 1/2 slice without asking.

exhibit e) from Therese in Seattle

Please don't leave half-eaten stuff on the counter! Take to your desk? Thanks!!

related: The bathroom stall booger epidemic

FILED UNDER: food · kitchen · muffins · office · pizza · thanks (but not really)


99 responses so far ↓

  • #1   The Real Meh, The Great Meh, The Blue Meh

    What a coincidence. “Please do NOT nibble on muffins” is chapter two of the book I have to read for sensitivity training.

    Sep 15, 2009 at 8:31 pm   rating: 34  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   Neeners

      You may munch on muffins, but never nibble. We don’t like nibblers here.

      Sep 15, 2009 at 9:03 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   harmonicpies

      They’re brainwashing you to be sensitive to muffins? That’s taking political correctness too far!

      Sep 15, 2009 at 9:32 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Nibbler: Quite possible. We live long and are celebrated poopers.

      Sep 15, 2009 at 9:35 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.4   TheOldSchool

      First, while I am well aware that PAN isn’t a place where one should come to air ones personal grievances, I will ask for your forgiveness, in advance, for this opportunity to breach this site’s established protocols.

      Speaking as a single father of 12 children, who has to work two full-time jobs five days a week, and three part-time jobs on week-ends, I feel compelled to say that I would feel like the luckiest fellow in the world if my biggest concerns had to do with partially-eaten muffins being left in the break room.

      My day starts at 5 a.m., where I begin my shift at the veterans hospital. I’m responsible for changing the night-time bed pans and then slopping out the liposuction vats.

      From 7 p.m. to 4 a.m., I toil as a “squeegee boy” at the world’s largest peepshow facility.

      Sailors. They can’t hold their liquor. They don’t eat properly.

      A private booth in Peep City is the place where these swabbies come seeking catharsis.

      Alone, and in the dark, the seamen purge themselves of liquids, fats, gasses, and solids — including (but not limited to) bile, toxins, vomit, feces, urine, saliva, loose change, and copious amounts of semen.

      Some of you might wonder why it is that I don’t follow your lead and leave a passive aggressive note in each peep show booth?

      The answer is simple.

      The gentleman who previously held my position tried doing just that.

      He got his squeegee shoved up his anus, and then turned to the horizontal position.

      He is one of my patients at the veterans hospital.

      He must sleep on his stomach, and he defecates out the hollow handle insert which is still extruding from his anus (much like a terrier’s tail, lol). Poor dip-shit bastard.

      Nice man. I wish all of the patients had such tidy bed pans. They don’t. ‘Nuff said.

      Partially-eaten muffins? Please.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 11:30 am   rating: 19  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.5   Wendy

      I love this half-eaten muffin with signage. I need one for my desk. Except that I would probably just nibble on it out of spite.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 4:36 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   JetJackson

    I love that the second person had to google search a photo of half eaten pizza to make their note because they couldn’t hold themselves back.

    Sep 15, 2009 at 8:37 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Fry: I have a pizza here for Seymour Asses.

      Sep 15, 2009 at 9:41 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   Geek Goddess

      Of course, the second person wouldn’t have used their cell phone to take a picture of the despoiled pizza.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 12:51 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   JetJackson

      Hmmm… I think this passive aggressive was so quick to scoff down the remaining half eaten morsels of pizza that they would not have had time to take a photo on their phone.

      Not satisfied with the morsels that remained and still hungry they developed a resentment towards the half-eating pizza culprit. Because obviously if the ‘half-eating pizza eater’ only ate half the pizza then they left those teeth marked morsels behind with deep satisfaction and a full stomach. Germs obviously don’t bother this passive aggressive. Their aggression stems from a much deeper source… a jealousy of that satisfaction and full stomach feeling experienced by the ‘half-eating pizza eater’. That jealousy needed to be expressed and without any evidence to prove the crime… well, google image search.

      At least, that is how it happened in my head.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 1:16 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.4   Geek Goddess

      I thumbed you, but only for the last line.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 1:22 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   50FtQueenie

    This is why I work at home.

    Sep 15, 2009 at 8:39 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   Canthz_B bang

      Maybe, but where do you snack?! :-)

      Sep 16, 2009 at 1:27 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   se

      mmm, box lunch at the Y.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 8:17 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   MAMARILLA2 bang

    I don’t see the pictures of gallon milk jugs with a tablespoon of milk left in it or the bowls of leftovers with a couple of bites left in the bottom. These people exsist not only in the office, but in our very homes.

    Sep 15, 2009 at 8:49 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   Neeners

      Also missing is exhibit f, the famous office dozen donut box in the break room, complete with plastic knife for cutting away a half inch at a time the yummy frosted goodness. You know donuts are healthier for you and you have much less calorie intake if you come by in 15 to 20 minute increments of time and chisel away at each flavor under the guise of refreshing your coffee. Just a taste, just a little bite won’t hurt. I’ll work out for an hour tonight. Famous last words.

      Sep 15, 2009 at 9:17 pm   rating: 26  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   kt

    in all fairness that first slice of pizza looks pretty pitiful

    Sep 15, 2009 at 8:49 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   The Real Meh, The Great Meh, The Blue Meh

    Please don’t leave half-written note on wall!
    Write coherent thought?
    Thanks!!

    Sep 15, 2009 at 9:03 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   Neeners

    I love exhibit B – “Yes, this actually happened”

    Oh my god! Your kidding! You mean there was some food laying around and someone …… actually ATE it? Your shitting me right?
    This is OUTRAGEOUS!!

    Sep 15, 2009 at 9:06 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   ryanmalloy

      My kidding? Or whose kidding?

      Sep 16, 2009 at 12:08 am   rating: 26  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   Neeners

    Chloe, why right in Sharpie on the bread? You might as well of just let them eat it.

    All of these notes took a lot of care to write and “set up” for people to take note of, as if it was going to help. Issues, issues, issues…. if you leave food sitting out naked and vulnerable, what do you expect people?

    Sep 15, 2009 at 9:07 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   MAMARILLA2 bang

      I don’t expect people, I expect cockroaches..

      Sep 15, 2009 at 9:12 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.2   Flaboy2425

      Oh, she was talking about the bread! At first I thought she might be wanting a midnight date. I guess it was the wording that threw me off track.

      Sep 15, 2009 at 9:20 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.3   The Real Meh, The Great Meh, The Blue Meh

      I think writing on the bread tells the perpetrator “You can eat my bread, but I’m going to make it taste fucking horrible!”

      Sep 15, 2009 at 10:25 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   anglophile bang

    Newsflash to oh-so-charitable nibblers: NO ONE wants the bottom half of your bagel. Just take the whole damn thing and throw the bottom away yourself.

    Sep 15, 2009 at 9:11 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   Neeners

      Exactly, the muffin tops are the primo part.

      Sep 15, 2009 at 9:18 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   Silence bang

      Same with cupcakes. After the frosting and the top, the rest is garbage.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 3:46 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.3   farcical aquatic ceremony

      Personally, I’m behind anyone who’s ridding the world of muffin tops. ( I fear that someday my eyes will be burned right out of my skull by the sight of size ‘x’ bodies crammed into size ‘x minus 4′ jeans.)

      Sep 16, 2009 at 9:17 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   leftfoot

    Are they really sure that they don’t have rats?

    Besides, you know, the corporate type.

    Sep 15, 2009 at 9:12 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   Geek Goddess

      The rats are probably tidier than whatever was gnawing on these food items.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 12:53 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   zombieBlanco bang

    What? I don’t see a problem – everyone knows leftovers don’t have any calories, especially if they already have a bite missing!

    Sep 15, 2009 at 9:13 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   Nom nom nom

      Those two bites of pizza were fucking delicious.

      Sep 15, 2009 at 10:55 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   Alex

    People are so gross.

    Sep 15, 2009 at 9:23 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   KatieMB

      Without a doubt.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 5:42 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.2   mamason bang

      Yeah.

      Sep 17, 2009 at 2:14 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   Miati

    First they complain about people stealing food, now they complain about them not stealing enough food. Make up your mind. Was that muffin your baby’s daily fiber intake or wasn’t it?

    Sep 15, 2009 at 10:52 pm   rating: 25  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   MAMARILLA2 bang

      No but that pizza (both slices) was my babys daily intake of greasy cheese.

      Sep 15, 2009 at 11:23 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   aaa bang

    Sooo… Do these people think they’re fooling anyone by not taking the whole unit of food, or do they just not care?

    P.S.

    These people really need to invest in those tiny 100 calories bags of snacks.

    Sep 15, 2009 at 10:52 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   Neeners

      Those little one serving bags don’t help. I just tell myself “Only 100 calories? I can have two bags then.”

      Sep 15, 2009 at 11:18 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.2   aaa bang

      So will most normal people. But these weirdos can’t be eating much more than 100 calories, if that. If they’re actually hungry, then it seems they’re just wanting a tiny taste before becoming bored of the food. If they’re eating a bite just to piss somebody off, well, then those 100 calorie packs will just have to go fuck off somewhere. :c

      Sep 15, 2009 at 11:25 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.3   Tinymama

      Unit! I love that term, so Canadian and cute. If you are not Canadian, I don’t mind. It’s adorable. Have you ever seen the Red Green Show? Everything he talked about was a unit.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 7:35 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.4   beanster

      Red Green was my neighbour. his name is steve.

      this is a true story.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 9:07 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.5   aaa bang

      I’m not Canadian, but I have seen the Red Green Show. And unit is such a handy term; it can be applied to anything.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 9:44 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   Canthz_B bang

    I’ve been forced to leave half-eaten food in the office break room…the other half in the Mens Room.
    I made the mistake of looking up from my plate and seeing my co-workers’ disgusting table manners.
    Really, some people should not eat in public…you know who you are.

    Sep 15, 2009 at 11:16 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   Kelly

      Sorry, CB. It’s just that your mother and I are so in love, we simply couldn’t wait until we got back to the motel.

      Sadly, we are not welcome at that Perkins any more.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 12:06 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.2   Canthz_B bang

      Hey, I know my mom’s still hot at 75 years of age, but a deal’s a deal! Show some class and pay her what you promised to!! ;-)

      Sep 16, 2009 at 12:38 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.3   Kelly

      Sure… you take personal checks, right?

      Sep 16, 2009 at 1:13 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.4   Canthz_B bang

      What kind of a pimp do you take me for? Cash or money order please.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 1:15 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.5   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Dude, you haven’t gone global with the web yet.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 7:30 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.6   Canthz_B bang

      Sorry, I meant to mention PayPal…

      Sep 16, 2009 at 8:49 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   cavale

    hey! i like cheeseless pizza!

    Sep 15, 2009 at 11:30 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   Meesh

      Me too! It’s called bread.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 9:30 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.2   unholyghost2003 bang

      cheeseless pizza is just breadsticks for those too lazy to dip into the marinara sauce themselves.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 10:05 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.3   Thanks!

      There’s you a million dollar idea, right there!

      Office work is a rough environment. It’s very anti-social, and suffocating. Always some petty shit like this going on.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 9:07 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   Kelly

    People who believe that it’s not really stealing if they only take a couple of bites are the same people who believe that it’s not really sex if it’s just the tip.

    Sep 16, 2009 at 12:04 am   rating: 28  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   Meesh

      Whoa. My number just doubled.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 7:44 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.2   HappyNat

      It’s not really sex if they don’t wake up.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 8:08 am   rating: 19  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.3   TheOldSchool

      Happy Nat, I just read your poem: “Coma Toes.”

      It was … interesting.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 11:45 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.4   Neeners

      17~ Maybe the other workers there are following the unofficial office law of every office I have ever worked in:
      It seems there is always one place in the break room where people put food they don’t want and everyone who works there knows that it is acceptable to eat food left there.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 5:53 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.5   Kelly

      I wouldn’t know, Neeners. I’ve never worked in an “office,” per se. Just truck stop parking lots.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 7:00 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.6   TheOldSchool

      Kelly,

      You must really like trucks.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 7:59 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.7   Kelly

      Nah, I just really like tips.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 8:13 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.8   Canthz_B bang

      And trains?

      Sep 16, 2009 at 8:51 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.9   TheOldSchool

      People do sometimes come up with loco motives for doing what they do.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 10:56 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.10   MAMARILLA2 bang

      That’s what happens when you draw boxcars in the game of life.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 11:07 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   bowloftoast bang

    I’m still trying to figure out why there’s a muffin sitting in front of that copy of the Magna Carta.

    Sep 16, 2009 at 2:39 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   Jenny

      i had to google Magna Carta images on that one (was never much of a scholar)…

      Hilarious!!!

      Totally worth the effort

      Sep 16, 2009 at 8:07 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.2   Clarissa

      The muffin is obviously a victim of the absolute monarchy and that photo was taken during a parade in favor of the Magna Carta Libertatum.

      Oh, another victim of the absolute power. (sigh…)

      Sep 16, 2009 at 8:55 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.3   bowloftoast bang

      That corpus was fucking delicti.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 2:36 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.4   Canthz_B bang

      It doesn’t look anything like an English Muffin.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 8:52 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.5   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Can we nibble on the stud muffins?

      Sep 16, 2009 at 8:59 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #19   Johnny

    ONLY Two bites on a pizza slice?
    THAT’S WILL POWER BABY!

    Sep 16, 2009 at 9:39 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   T imo® bang

    Death by a thousand cuts and starvation from a thousand nibbles.

    Sep 16, 2009 at 10:54 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   Michelle S.

    The nibbling thing irritates the crap out of me. I caught my boss doing that once and confronted her. She said “It’s not really eating it if you just pick at it. Calories don’t count unless you eat the whole thing.”

    Sep 16, 2009 at 1:57 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #21.1   aaa bang

      Didn’t you know? The little nibbles of food are just air until that final piece hits your stomach. Then it rematerializes into calories. Pfft, everybody knows that!

      Sep 16, 2009 at 5:13 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #22   Miss Em

    I’m a little surprised by the last note. I’m prone to leaving half-eaten bags of chips on the counter in the breakroom all the time and they get snagged almost immediately.

    Is it wrong to leave half-eaten food if it’s dry and not obviously gross?

    Sep 16, 2009 at 4:11 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   itdb

      bad luck to the person who eats the not-obviously gross half finished food item…

      (just because it’s not obvious, doesn’t mean it hasn’t had something nasty done to it)

      Sep 16, 2009 at 6:55 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.2   Canthz_B bang

      Or something nasty crawl though it.

      Of course, if you kiss it up to God…

      Sep 16, 2009 at 8:55 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.3   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Then it is true that people who say Grace before they eat suffer less from food poisoning and similar food ailments.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 9:03 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   H2IK

    My muffin protection sign would read…

    You may nibble the muffins if you start at the bottom.

    Sep 16, 2009 at 6:05 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   TheOldSchool

      I’m so down on muffins.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 8:01 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.2   Gandalf

      Doesn’t nibbling muffin bottoms lead to muffin tops?

      Sep 17, 2009 at 2:23 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #24   aaa bang

    Is it just me, or does “The Nibbler” sound like some weird mostly harmless criminal that breaks into people’s houses at night and nibbles on the fridge contents in his underwear?

    Sep 16, 2009 at 10:43 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #24.1   Canthz_B bang

      Sounds like a Vincent Price thriller circa 1954 to me.

      Valuable experience before filming “The Tingler” a few years later.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 10:55 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.2   MAMARILLA2 bang

      oh, you’ve met my husband then.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 10:57 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.3   Geek Goddess

      Or perhaps a low-budget thriller villain type.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 10:59 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.4   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Same thing..

      Sep 16, 2009 at 11:12 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.5   Canthz_B bang

      I used to be a Nibbler. Did you know it’s illegal to borrow women’s underwear in a laundromat? 8-O

      Sep 16, 2009 at 11:15 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.6   Nom nom nom

      At first I thought the post might have something to do with Futurama.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 11:18 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.7   TheOldSchool

      You’re on to something, aaa.

      (CB, Vincent Price wouldn’t wouldn’t have even taken a bite at a PAN character like “The Nibbler” in 1954. He was WAY too big a star by that point. Think about it. In 1953, he had starred in “House of Wanks,” the first 3-D film in motion picture history, and the first to deal with the horrors of chronic self-abuse.)

      I see only one actor capable of playing “The Nibbler.”

      Frank Gorshin. Yes, he played “The Riddler” in the Batman tv series. No, I can’t help it if I don’t have an imagination.

      Since Gorshin is dead, we’ll have to exhume his body and have him move about the various kitchen sets via hidden animatronic/robotic devices. (Much like Meryl did in Julia Child and Julia Child).

      Unlike what happened during that clumsy mechanical fiasco, we won’t let our the audience notice the machinations. So, obviously, we’ll need to use our best people on the project.

      Nice character concept work, aaa!

      (CB, I’m still chuckling at the audacity of you thinking we could have nabbed Vince in 54. IF ONLY! Then again, if “The Nibbler” plays like I think he will, we’ll have our pick of the hollywood litter.)

      Sep 16, 2009 at 11:22 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.8   Canthz_B bang

      Well, I’m not a big movie buff, and I did say “circa”. That leaves some leeway. :oops:

      Sep 16, 2009 at 11:33 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.9   bowloftoast bang

      Didn’t Price play Prof. Henry Jamrod in “House of Wanks”?

      Sep 16, 2009 at 11:39 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.10   MAMARILLA2 bang

      Well, Vincent did do a small bit in the mega production of Thriller…maybe that was what brought him to mind..

      Sep 16, 2009 at 11:40 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.11   Canthz_B bang

      To be honest, it was “The Nibbler” to “The Tingler” to VP in my addled head.
      Didn’t bother to IMDB it, just knew that “The Tingler” was late 1950′s and wanted an earlier date.

      Sep 16, 2009 at 11:47 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #25   Canthz_B bang

    I’m just very impressed by how they got the mold on that half-slice of bread to organize so well.
    Such precision is usually only demonstrated by the North Koreans!

    Sep 16, 2009 at 11:41 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   Matador

    Agree completely. Shared Food consumption practices always makes me nervous about the human race.

    Sep 17, 2009 at 2:36 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   Chr?s Anton

    The answer is simple.

    The gentleman who previously held my position tried doing just that

    Sep 17, 2009 at 3:04 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #28   nixonagnew

    as much as people hate passive aggression, I think that in cases like these, it’s well deserved. God knows, when I lived with disgusting slobbish roommates, I tried many times just flat out asking them to their faces to, you know, not be gross, not eat my stuff without getting permission, and all the other basic courtesy behaviors you’d expect from rational, non-brain-dead roommates…. And after months of face-to-face requests and me just cleaning up their messes for them, I snapped. And yea, that note-leaving behavior that even I tend to loath, was not only REALLY fulfilling, but also entirely necessary and surprisingly effective after about two weeks.

    Sep 22, 2009 at 1:55 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   the half-donut bandit

    [...] we’ve noted here before, the white-collar nuisance known as the nibbler has been pathetically picking his (half)way through office kitchenettes across the land for some [...]

    Oct 28, 2009 at 11:21 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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