Debbie downed ’er

March 4th, 2012 · 53 comments

Debbie, Debbie, Debbie…what are we going to do with you? Your coworkers seem a bit incensed.

Not Debbie's

Don’t worry, Deb — this one’s all yours

 

related: Especially Deborah

FILED UNDER: blitzkrieg approach · food · Hawaii · most popular notes of 2012 · office fridge


53 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Curtis

    Got milk?

    Mar 4, 2012 at 10:14 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   bookworm

    The rash on that tattoo is making MY tits itch!

    Mar 4, 2012 at 11:23 am   rating: 31  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   Ho-Ju

      Is it technically a rash or just irritated skin after that person shaved their chest?

      Mar 4, 2012 at 12:21 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   bookworm

      I don’t know about you, but when I get razor burn, it itches.

      Mar 4, 2012 at 6:10 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   farcical aquatic ceremony

      Although I’d have been happy to never have gotten a close-up look at this guy’s chest, I guess it IS cool to know that–when she’s here in the States–the creepy ghost chick from ‘The Grudge’ goes by the name “Debbie”…

      Mar 4, 2012 at 9:27 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.4   The Elf

      Razor burn. That’s a new tattoo and the artist has to shave the area to be tattooed.

      That, plus the itch of a healing tattoo, is my least favorite part of getting inked.

      Mar 5, 2012 at 10:04 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   sweet lova

    My guess is that Debbie was on a diet and that crucial day came – as it does to everyone who goes on a gut punishing starvation diet – when she just had to have a nibble of something naughty. I’m sure on that day she didn’t expect her nibble to turn into a fridge-emptying binge much to the dismay of her fellow co-workers.

    Mar 4, 2012 at 12:23 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   Grant

      Debbie Does Salad?

      Mar 5, 2012 at 8:38 am   rating: 23  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   bookworm

      Gotta slap the itch out. My favorite part is having people look at you funny when you start slapping random parts of your body.

      Mar 5, 2012 at 11:04 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   lily

    Is it just me, or are all the notes written in the same handwriting?

    Mar 4, 2012 at 12:39 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   kermit

      After writing the note eight times, you’d think the person would remember the difference between the plural and the possessive, but nooo.

      Argh fliberty giberety! It’s “not Debbie’s” damn it!!

      Mar 4, 2012 at 12:45 pm   rating: 28  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   lily

      Or they could be making the astute observation that the bags are not, in fact, holding Debbies.

      Mar 4, 2012 at 12:52 pm   rating: 76  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.3   infanttyrone

      Did the manufacturers of Little Debbie snack cake products
      recently bring out a line of products that need refrigeration ?

      I thought the Post-Apocalypse Trinity of Survival was Hostess and
      Little Debbie products plus a few million cockroaches that would
      soon perish due to lack of anything viable to eat.

      Mar 4, 2012 at 1:13 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.4   Danny

      No, you’re also written in the same handwriting.

      Mar 4, 2012 at 4:01 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.5   FeRD bang

      @kermit:: Only eight times? Check the door.

      I will say, though, I admire the notewriter’s consistency, even in being incorrect. Typically, the wordsmiths who craft notes which will eventually find their way here are more… free-spirited.

      I was so surprised not to find four or five different interpretations of “Debbie’s” in this photo, I had to look real close to make sure the notes weren’t photocopied!

      (They’re not. Hand-written on individual sheets of some notepaper, looks like — with a recycling logo in the corner. Oh, the delicious irony. …One more thing that’s Not Debbies!)

      Mar 4, 2012 at 4:37 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   Lil'

    What’s that guy gonna do with the tattoo next month when he and Debbie break-up? Maybe he could tattoo “Little” over it and add a few more nipples so the breasts look like raisin pies.

    Mar 4, 2012 at 1:46 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   Stefan

    Taking your co-worker’s food: not cool.
    Calling the thief out publicly: even less cool.
    Owning half the shit in the office fridge: least cool of all.

    Mar 4, 2012 at 3:04 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   Shana

      How is calling food thieves out publicly not cool? Dude, you steal my food, I’m shaming the dickens out of you. What’s my alternative? Let you keep stealing my lunch? I hate packing lunches, and I’m not about to go to the trouble AND have to shell out for takeout.

      Mar 4, 2012 at 9:53 pm   rating: 69  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   Deuter

      Why not call out the theif? Should I thank them instead? I doubt all the “not Debbie’s” stuff belongs to one person. Debbie started this war she should’ve kept her mitts off what didn’t belong to her.

      Mar 4, 2012 at 10:09 pm   rating: 32  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.3   angie

      My theory was that all of the food didn’t belong to the note-writer, the notewriter was just making a point by labeling any food s/he knew for sure wasn’t Debbie’s, as, well, not Debbie’s.

      Mar 5, 2012 at 6:07 am   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   Smokey

    Debbie must be starving-

    Mar 4, 2012 at 4:00 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   FeRD bang

      Maybe, but I’m sure she could sustain herself for at least a little while on the drinks she has in there. I mean, there’s an ginormous tankard of orange juice that’s not Not Debbies. Not to mention that officially-licensed Collectors Edition bottle of Susan G. Komen Breast Milk For The Cure, or WhateverTF is on the top left shelf.

      Mar 6, 2012 at 1:50 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   Colleen Martel

    I think it is a roomate fridge, there are eggs there in the pink container, 2nd shelf , far right. No one takes eggs to work except fireman right?

    Mar 4, 2012 at 4:11 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   The Elf

      Maybe it’s just an easy way to transport hard-boiled eggs for breakfast/snacking?

      Mar 5, 2012 at 10:07 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.2   kt

      I have coworkers who bring eggs to work for 3 reasons I know of:

      1.) Makes gussied-up ramen noodles w/Kimchi, extra veggies, and an egg poached in the broth using the microwave.

      2.) Has chickens and can’t eat all the eggs when they are laying a lot; brings to share with co-workers.

      3.) Brings a batch of hard-boiled eggs (as mentioned already).

      Mar 5, 2012 at 2:22 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.3   Seanette

      The gallon of milk also seems a little odd in a workplace. How many people will go through a gallon of milk at work before it spoils?

      Mar 5, 2012 at 2:31 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.4   Lil'

      I have a coworker who grocery shops on her lunch break, so it’s a pretty regular occurance to find raw meat in our fridge. A former coworker would store milk and Cocoa Puffs in the office kitchen. Then she’d come to work an hour early to have breakfast and read the paper. The odd thing is, they both live(d) down the street. But hey, I’m not knocking the grocery shopper. I hate stopping after work.

      Mar 5, 2012 at 2:59 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.5   yeah

      There’s something fundamentally irritating about someone who gussies up their ramen noodles at work, with a damn poached egg.

      Mar 8, 2012 at 4:03 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.6   kt

      No, there’s not anything “fundamentally” irritating about it, or else everyone in this office would be irritated by it.

      What you probably mean is that YOU find it irritating. Which is, of course, fine. But that’s a really common and “normal” way to eat ramen in most parts of the world where (and for people to whom) ramen is anything other than a packaged, only-add-water food.

      Mar 9, 2012 at 3:46 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   Sarah H.

    @Lily – ha! That’s totally how I read it at first!

    Mar 4, 2012 at 7:01 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   Quite Contrary

    I work with many “Debbies.” Team Notewriter.

    Mar 4, 2012 at 8:57 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   bookbug87

    This is the sign that maybe, just maybe, that new diet is not working out as well as you would like.

    Mar 4, 2012 at 9:15 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   squib

    Huh, my first thought was that Debbie obsessively writes her name on all her food, and this was a co-worker mocking her. Perhaps I spend too much time reading PAN.

    Mar 4, 2012 at 10:08 pm   rating: 26  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   Captain Hampton

      That’s what I thought as well, but all of the those plastic grocery bags leads me to believe that it is a workplace.

      Mar 4, 2012 at 10:58 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.2   Lobalt

      Maybe somebody just packs their lunch for the whole week on Sunday? Or maybe they just eat out all the time and stick the doggie bags in the fridge but never eat them?

      Mar 5, 2012 at 7:08 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.3   Pit Pat

      Squib, that’s what I thought too. In fact, I still think that.

      Mar 5, 2012 at 11:17 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   tch tch

    That rash looks suspiciously like meningococcal.

    Mar 5, 2012 at 6:52 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   yolanda

      That statement looks suspiciously like stupidity. The big word implies otherwise, but the misspelling gives it away.
      It’s just razor burn from shaving.

      Mar 5, 2012 at 9:56 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.2   mutzali

      There’s nothing misspelled in that statement. Big word too confusing?

      Mar 5, 2012 at 12:39 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   Wench

    This comment isn’t Debbie’s, either.

    Sorry, couldn’t resist.

    Mar 5, 2012 at 6:57 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   havingfitz

    If only that cathedral in Ireland had just put a “Not Debbies” note on St. Laurence O’Toole’s 900-yr-old heart, it might not be missing right now.

    Mar 5, 2012 at 8:36 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   Dane Zeller

    Wouldn’t it be easier to identify the food that WAS Debbie’s? Or, instead of writing “Not Debbie’s,” how about “Pam’s.” Much easier, unless Pam’s name was Stephanie Ray.

    Mar 5, 2012 at 9:30 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   yolanda

    Personally, I’d rather know Debbie than the B who put so much fury into her vengefulness towards Debbie. Odds are, Debbie merely took a cookie from a pack of cookies, or a pudding maybe, from someone who puts a whole case at a time in the fridge (that’s also not cool, jamming up the work fridge with a month of supplies for yourself). Rarely is it the @55 who wrote the notes who is the victim when crap like this turns up.

    Mar 5, 2012 at 9:54 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   Lil'

      I’m guessing Debbie is the type to label everything she puts in the fridge, so her coworker is mocking her. I’m also guessing she HAS to put her name on her stuff b/c in every office there’s someone who doesn’t know that the food in a shared fridge isn’t up for grabs.

      Mar 5, 2012 at 3:04 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.2   Pit Pat

      Why do you think those are the odds? There are plenty of people in the world who regularly take food that isn’t theirs from the shared fridge. I think Lil’ is right here anyway. It’s not about Debbie stealing food, it’s about her labels.

      Mar 5, 2012 at 11:22 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.3   yolanda

      Why I think that is because I genuinely still think that in spite of how much the icky people stand out, there are fewer of them than it seems and most people ARE good peeps worth knowing. What’s more, many icky people are that way simply because they’re proactively defending against attacks that never were coming in the first place, on account of believing the worst in people instead of the best.

      Mar 6, 2012 at 1:16 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   MuppetMaster

    personally, if it was a work fridge and the problem was that widespread. i would make some TurboLax chili, leave it in the fridge unlabeled.

    Mar 5, 2012 at 3:00 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   KJS

    And an hour later Debbie walks into the break room munching on your leftover Chinese take-out. Despite all your indignant blustering, she has a fool-proof argument:

    “My name was on it.”

    Sucka.

    Mar 5, 2012 at 8:12 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   fuzzbutt

    Bet Debbie dumped his ass after that tattoo

    Mar 6, 2012 at 11:29 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   Dee

    Team “Don’t steal my food or I will cut you”. Not sure if that’s Debbie’s team or not.

    Mar 6, 2012 at 11:33 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   Juniper

    The lack of the possessive apostrophe is killing my enjoyment.

    Mar 7, 2012 at 10:27 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   stickfigure

    If it was me, I’d hang a big A4 note in the middle that said “USE A FUCKING APOSTROPHE”

    Mar 7, 2012 at 12:22 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   Craig

    I have no idea if she was taking food or if she wrote a note on something that was hers that was silly to do. What ever the deal the notes are little overboard.

    Mar 9, 2012 at 7:00 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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