Revenge: a dish best served chilled?

December 11th, 2012 · 74 comments

Our submitter in Texas — where we are currently experiencing out annual three days of winter — spotted this note posted yesterday on the office fridge. “I know who ate the ‘chili,’” our submitter claims, “because I heard her comment on how she knew it must be organic because the true owner was a hippie.”

DEAR CHILI THIEF: The first time you stole & ate my bowl of chili it was chili. The second time it was dog food. Hope you enjoyed. Sincerely, your friend in payback

related: Don’t get mad, get creative!

extra credit: The Original Fridge Locker

FILED UNDER: food · most popular notes of 2012 · oh snap · revenge · stealing · Texas


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  • #1   merkin4

    Brilliant.

    Used to have a pizza thief in our breakroom. I used to work in a pizza place, so I can make a pretty convincing commercial-looking pizza. So, I left four nice slices of pepperoni in a box in the office fridge, but each one contained an unrolled condom under the cheese.

    All pieces disappeared. Not sure what people thought about the chewy texture, though.

    Dec 11, 2012 at 9:13 am   rating: 93  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   ninjaduck bang

      That is BEYOND dirty.. I bet they won’t steal from you again!

      Dec 11, 2012 at 10:14 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   BuckyTooth

      It wasn’t a USED condom. If it were, I’d be beyond disgusted.

      Dec 11, 2012 at 10:19 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   kermit

      If you’re going all out to put condoms on pizza, they might as well be used condoms. Your laziness is unacceptable, Merkin4. Go big or go home, I say.

      Dec 11, 2012 at 7:06 pm   rating: 56  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.4   The Elf

      Or small, as the case may be. I don’t judge.

      Dec 11, 2012 at 9:34 pm   rating: 24  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.5   TRT

      Is this a ribbed crust pizza?

      Dec 12, 2012 at 4:47 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.6   The Elf

      It was not ribbed for her pleasure.

      Dec 12, 2012 at 7:36 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.7   merkin4

      A “used” condom might have left me open for battery charges. Some reptilian attorney (redundant, I know) could argue that I’d put the pizza in the fridge knowing that it would be stolen, and therefore knowingly attacked said innocent person who confused his/her pizza box with mine, and yada yada yada, I’m on “America’s Dumbest Lawsuits”.

      My mom always had a few rules on getting revenge or pulling a prank. First, nobody gets hurt. Second, no property damage. Follow those two rules, and as long as you’re still respectful to girls and ladies, you’re fine. So roadkill at the school, provided it was kept on a layer of trash bags, was approved. Used tires stacked around the flagpole, fine. Toilet on the roof – go for it! Loosening the lug nuts on the bus wheels, grease on the stairs, or blasting caps in the bathroom were all strictly and specifically forbidden.

      Dec 12, 2012 at 10:00 am   rating: 50  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.8   kermit

      Ah, but if you were trying to imitate a Domino’s pizza, they wouldn’t have noticed something was amiss, you see. Besides, people will eat anything without question if you drown it in enough ketchup.

      Dec 12, 2012 at 12:31 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   Katie Cunningham

    Has anyone ever caught an office thief and gotten an explanation out of them? I can understand getting your Hot Pockets confused (this used to happen to me quite a bit). But home-made stuff… that shouldn’t confuse anyone!

    The only thing I’ve had stolen is my creamer, and that was from a VP who honestly lost track of how much he’d taken. When I pointed out that my NEW creamer was empty, and I had been on vacation for four days, he bought me a new one and never touched my creamer again.

    But.. chili? What?

    Dec 11, 2012 at 9:34 am   rating: 63  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   BuckyTooth

      I really don’t understand stealing someone’s food. I mean, would you go to their desk and steal their other personal items? It takes a low person to see someone else’s lunch and think, “That looks tasty! I think I’ll eat it, even though someone else bought it and I’m stealing from them!”. I’ve brought in $15 worth of sushi before, so if someone stole that, they’re essentially stealing $15 from me. I’d be pisssssssed beyond belief. I’m on a strict diet and honestly couldn’t just go to the McDonald’s drive-thru to pick up another lunch if someone stole mine. I would go on the biggest passive aggressive note-writing campaign of all time – some would just be aggressive, actually.

      I’m SOOOO glad to work with decent human beings who respect other people’s property! I think they’re all getting extra Christmas presents from me this year since I just realised how much I love them.

      Dec 11, 2012 at 10:17 am   rating: 66  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   The Elf

      I have no explanation. It’s the law of the jungle when it comes to the office fridge, which is why I have officially opted out. Some workplaces are better than others, but every one I have been in has either had food theives, slobs, or forgetful people who leave their leftovers to rot. I don’t want to deal with any of them.

      Insulated lunch boxes rock.

      Dec 11, 2012 at 11:10 am   rating: 34  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   Brian

      It can be summed up with the following axiom:

      People suck.

      Put 40+ people in a space, and it’s almost a mathematical certainty that two or three will be so sure of their self importance that other people’s hunger won’t matter to them when compared to their own.

      They don’t even rationalize it any more. (I knew a guy who would only steal the lunches of people who made more than him.)

      Dec 11, 2012 at 11:12 am   rating: 25  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.4   merkin4

      There’s a guy in the current office we call Swearing Guy. Swearing Guy was eating a sack lunch at his desk one day when a young lady from another department came up each and every aisle of the cube farm looking for her lunch.

      Sure enough, Swearing Guy had it. He said, “Oh, I must have taken yours by mistake.” Young lady said, “Fine. Let’s go to the fridge, find yours, and I’ll eat that.” Swearing Guy hemmed and hawed, then said, “I don’t have time for that. Here’s two dollars.” Young lady said, “Make it ten, and I won’t report you to security or human resources.”

      Swearing Guy also swears at his parish priest, parks in handicapped spaces because he’s just going to be a minute, and takes cash out of the envelope they pass around to buy flowers when somebody has a loss in the family. Karma is making him bald and lonely.

      Dec 11, 2012 at 1:59 pm   rating: 126  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.5   limbodog

      I caught one once. My office shared a building with our warehouse. The guys working in the warehouse were underpaid and mostly immigrant workers many with little or no English skills. I caught one of them in the men’s room scarfing down some stolen food. I didn’t say anything.

      And in another case, I didn’t catch the woman, but apparently a new hire was caught and her excuse was that she thought the food was free for everybody (provided by the lunch fairy)

      Dec 11, 2012 at 2:27 pm   rating: 29  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.6   Roger

      My mother is a manager at her company and caught someone on camera stealing another person’s lunch. The person just vehemently denied that she did regardless of the fact that they had her on camera…

      Dec 12, 2012 at 8:47 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.7   oi

      I am sympathetic to immigrant worker. If you have to eat stolen food in toilet that’s punishment in itself. Still wrong though.

      Dec 12, 2012 at 8:57 am   rating: 28  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.8   Norwegian Blue

      “Here’s two dollars.”

      Swearing Guy doesn’t eat lunch out much. At least not on his own dime, so to speak.

      Jan 10, 2013 at 8:02 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   Seth

    I had somebody steal my homemade meatballs out of the fridge once. I take it as a compliment, my cooking must be pretty good.

    Dec 11, 2012 at 9:42 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   JanVanMeijer

      no, it would be a compliment, if they had been stolen TWICE…

      Dec 11, 2012 at 12:28 pm   rating: 79  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   ninjaduck bang

    I wonder if they offender noticed the difference…

    Dec 11, 2012 at 10:15 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   ninjaduck bang

    I wonder if they offender noticed the difference…MMMM That taste of stolen good, delicious!

    Dec 11, 2012 at 10:15 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   Stephanie

    Revenge is best served cold, but can be reheated in the microwave of evil.

    Dec 11, 2012 at 10:29 am   rating: 82  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   xtina56

      Well, I think your warranty is about to expire.

      Dec 17, 2012 at 5:31 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   Ely North

    I don’t see the big deal. Dog food is delicious.

    Dec 11, 2012 at 10:35 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   The Elf

      Because most people would retch at the thought of eating dog food, no matter how delicious.

      I don’t have a dog, so my experience with dog food is limited. But I can say, from personal experience, that you wouldn’t want to try this trick with wet cat food. That shit is nasty.

      Dec 11, 2012 at 11:07 am   rating: 28  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   Trainer

      My dog eats raw, so I’d probably get sick from eating her food. If I cooked it though, it’s the same quality of food I eat regularly anyway.

      Dec 12, 2012 at 12:26 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.3   GeekyMonkey

      Speaking as someone who has eaten both at least three (to my knowledge) – cat food is about a million times better. Cooked it is fairly nice, whereas dog food tastes like factory floor scraping whatever you do with it.

      Dec 12, 2012 at 10:58 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.4   shc

      Actually some of the canned cat food I’ve seen looks like human food. Petsmart has these canned cat foods called “Simply Nourish” stews, which has small chucks of veggies, strips of meats in a broth. I don’t know how it tastes but it looks appealing at least.

      Dec 16, 2012 at 11:49 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   Dane Zeller

    There’s a possibility that the first bowl of chili was worse than the dog food. Revenge would then be non-existent.

    Dec 11, 2012 at 11:01 am   rating: 19  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   nikki

    Once we launched a sting operation to catch a lunch thief after my coworker found that someone had dug her egg rolls out of the bottom of a plate of leftover fried rice to eat. They had recently installed cameras in the break room so we got the tech guy to help us review the footage to find the thief and confronted them. I work in a publishing house and there’s a pretty building division between the people who work in the press room and the people who work in the content/composing side. Separate bathrooms, break rooms, etc. So a posse of press room people apparently took to sneaking into the front office’s break room when no one was around to steal food. The food stealer we caught said we always have better lunches and she thought she had less a chance of getting caught if she did it in the office break room. Unrepentant, but they ended up firing her. I did feel a little bad, because our break room is way nicer and our office is probably a good staging ground for class warfare.

    Dec 11, 2012 at 11:25 am   rating: 46  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   BuckyTooth

      It’s unfortunate she lost her job, but I’m glad to hear that people actually take that seriously. I mean, it really is stealing. They’d be fired on the spot for stealing from someone’s purse or desk, so why not the lunchroom as well?

      Dec 11, 2012 at 11:30 am   rating: 73  small thumbs up

    • #9.2   FeatherBlade

      I think it’s perfectly reasonable to fire people for lunch theft, especially if you have good indication that they would do it again, given half a chance. If you can’t trust them with something as small as someone else’s lunch, how can you trust them with something larger, like the company’s finances?

      So, I would call it just and reasonable consequences, not unfortunate. She brought it on herself by a) stealing and b) not repenting of her actions.

      Dec 11, 2012 at 11:52 am   rating: 73  small thumbs up

       
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    • #9.3   BuckyTooth

      Yeah, I was just trying to be nice. Screw her :)

      Dec 11, 2012 at 5:45 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.4   betty lou

      I had a boss who would eat other employees’ food from the fridge. Then we discovered she had a little fridge in a storage closet that was accessed from the main cube farm. A co-worker and I went in and ate her lunch one day, purely to get revenge. I ate her sandwich so goddamn fast that I didn’t even enjoy it. I was terrified we’d get caught in the closet with our mouths full.

      Dec 11, 2012 at 9:02 pm   rating: 51  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   Thomas

    I ate the chili. Next time please use puppy chow. It cleans my teeth better.

    Thank you.

    Dec 11, 2012 at 11:48 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   redheadwglasses

      Need a greenies chaser?

      Dec 11, 2012 at 12:07 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.2   DaveGI

      And it makes your coat so shiny!

      Dec 11, 2012 at 3:44 pm   rating: 20  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.3   Ali Longworth

      But there are those problems with the urges to sniff co-workers butts and roll in the reheated fish tacos.

      Dec 11, 2012 at 9:53 pm   rating: 20  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.4   kermit

      Well now hold on there are benefits to that too, Ali.

      Nothing will get people to stop stealing your lunch more than having them see you trying to smell people’s butts.

      Added bonus: half the day off work for subsequent sexual harassment seminar.
      Crushing disappointment: realizing that, contrary to what the name implies, sexual harassment seminars do not teach you ways to innovate and improve your sexual harassment techniques.

      Dec 12, 2012 at 2:54 am   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.5   Ali Longworth

      I had the same problem with those seminars! And it is amazing how fast those nice seminar leaders get cranky when you mention your confusion.
      Yet when I go to board meetings, I’m bored. Very inconsistent.

      Dec 12, 2012 at 7:10 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.6   The Elf

      Oh good, I’m not the only one. I was a little puzzled when I was instructed to take Human Trafficking training.

      Dec 12, 2012 at 8:24 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   redheadwglasses

    In two places of employment, we’ve had theft issues. One place, someone was stealing food out of the fridge. HE got busted on a SAturday, fridge door open, taking people’s leftovers out. It was a security guard.

    Other job, we had a locked supplies closet — not office supplies like paper and pens, but things like dishwasher detergent and other similar items, but also LOTS of cases of pop. That employer provided all kinds of soda pop for free, in the fridge, just help yourself. My IT guy installed a nanny cam in there to see who was stealing pop and cleaning supplies.

    It was the security guard.

    Dec 11, 2012 at 12:10 pm   rating: 25  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   Tesselara

    Chili-avenger: win!
    Oblivious dog food eater: fail.

    Dec 11, 2012 at 12:24 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   infanttyrone

    Hey, good dog food that can pass for bad chili is expensive.
    Maybe tape a note on the fridge to the effect of:
    If it ain’t yours, it might not be what you think it is.
    With a copy of the Bristol Stool Scale just below the note.

    Dec 11, 2012 at 1:18 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   pooham

      Ew

      Dec 12, 2012 at 12:41 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   Red Delicious

    Mini-fridge under your desk, with a padlock. Problem solved. If you don’t want people to be able to take things from you, don’t put them where they can take it. Community fridges are not and never have been and never will be governed by law, nor will they ever be safe from the laziness and temptations of humans. Don’t bother with the fridge. Seriously. Invest in one yourself.

    Dec 11, 2012 at 1:19 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   The Elf

      Ah, that only works until the Power-Saver Pol Pots get wind that you’re using more electricity than allotted. If they got on me for a coffee maker, a mini fridge would surely trip their breakers.

      Dec 11, 2012 at 1:38 pm   rating: 35  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.2   Ali Longworth

      Sounds like a Dilbert panel. How do they rations electricity? (please just tell us and not my employer – I’d freeze without my space heater).

      Dec 11, 2012 at 9:50 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.3   JoDa

      Our office is the same way, Elf. Except, that if they catch you with anything more energy-sucking than a really good calculator, they CUT THE CORD when they come in overnight to do the inspections (they justify it by saying that anything that’s not on “the list” – which seriously stops right after “fan, not exceeding 25 watts, never left on when desk is unattended” – is a “fire hazard”). So, yeah, I’m not gonna spend $100+ on a mini-fridge to have it destroyed in somewhere between a few days and a few months (they don’t tell us when the inspections are, but we’ve been able to guesstimate they happen every 4-6 months).

      They also leave you PA notes if you leave your desk lights on after business hours. They’re like 3 page booklets on how terrible electricity is. If I had any idea when they were coming by, I’d leave my light on to get one for the site. They’re priceless.

      Dec 11, 2012 at 10:11 pm   rating: 20  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.4   JoDa

      I assure you, you will not die, Ali. I don’t say that to be rude, but our office is heated to only 65 in the winter, and space heaters might get you fired, based on their reactions to other things, described above. I bought a comfortable, bulky sweatshirt and very thin gloves, and keep them in my office to wear during the day. My boss tried to stop me, but I told him it was get the heat turned up or live with it. He had the facilities guys in 3 times, they basically told him that 65 was an “acceptable temperature for desk work activities,” and he went and bought his own extra sweater after a while, as well.

      Working these days suck. If it’s not illegal, and it saves money, I’d bet that at least half of employers are doing it.

      Dec 11, 2012 at 10:19 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.5   H for Toy

      Pol Pot :)

      JoDa, I hope they also unplug the cord after they cut it, otherwise, wouldn’t it be more of a fire hazard? Actually, I kind of hope they don’t. (and if that’s not how electricity works, please don’t tell me. I’m happy believing that electricity leaks out of empty light sockets whenever you turn the switch on.)

      Dec 11, 2012 at 11:07 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.6   Poltergeist

      What…what kind of lunatic fuckwad cuts the cord rather than just unplugging the appliance? I hope that they *do* do it while it’s still plugged in, that way there’s a chance they might electrocute themselves.

      Dec 12, 2012 at 12:50 am   rating: 23  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.7   kermit

      The kind of petty fuckwad that thinks people should work in 65 degree weather and considers the paltry energy savings of a space heater to be worth fighting for.

      Do they unplug the fridge and the photocopier too, Elf? They definitely consume more electricity than a space heater. Do they make you work by candle light or are you expected to just show up at dawn and leave at dusk when it’s too dark too see anymore?

      Dec 12, 2012 at 2:43 am   rating: 20  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.8   The Elf

      Nope.

      Hey, I didn’t say the Power Saving Pol Pots made any sense.

      Dec 12, 2012 at 7:34 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.9   pooham

      Poltergeist got a thumbs-up from me just for the phrase lunatic fuckwad.

      Dec 12, 2012 at 12:47 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   ulu

    That second bowl of chili was fucking delicious.

    The office dog.

    Dec 11, 2012 at 5:07 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   Diana D

    Why does that note look like it was made on a computer?
    Maybe the thief couldn’t tell the difference between chili and dog food because the chili tasted like dog food. Or what if the dog food tasted better?

    Dec 11, 2012 at 5:53 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   Kitty

      I wondered that too. It doesn’t look like a real note but I don’t wanna be the I call fake” guy

      Dec 12, 2012 at 7:24 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   Beatus Mongous

    Wait…

    What’s the difference? I can’t taste any.

    Dec 11, 2012 at 5:57 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   Andy

    In 16 years of working I’ve never had a lunch stolen. The only thing that happened was someone opened the milk I had in the fridge to take home, thinking it was the office milk (which we did supply). I sent an email, the guy fessed up and replaced my milk. Apparently I’ve been working in utopia.

    Dec 11, 2012 at 6:34 pm   rating: 31  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   pooham

      Nothing ever gets stolen where I work either. I don’t know if it makes a difference, but we’re all science and engineering types.

      Dec 12, 2012 at 12:49 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #19   Brian

    1. Your employer has no right to destroy your private property. If they cut the cord on the mini-fridge, present them a bill for the cost of the fridge. If they refuse to pay, sue them in small claims court. If they try and retaliate, sue them under the Fair Labor Practices Act. You can get about 5 years pay in settlement, which should allow you time to find a new job.

    2. I keep my house at 59 in the winter. Somehow my office is colder, (though that’s because the heating is antiquated, it’s 80 in other parts of the building). They do allow a small range of “approved” space heaters.

    3. Anything with a heating element is a legitimate fire concern. I’ve seen people set their inbox on fire with a coffee maker.

    Dec 12, 2012 at 7:12 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   shepd

      The company doesn’t have the right to destroy your fridge. However, I was on the JHSC, and the JHSC has jurisdiction over and above the company itself. Thus meaning that if we saw such mini-fridges, there would be choices ranging from “Take it and never plug in anything of yours again” to “We put the fridge outside. Go get it and while you’re at it, find another place of employment. Don’t worry, we will FedEx your stuff to you.”

      Personally, I was nice and explained the reason behind the requirement and simply asked that it be unplugged and taken home with them–the idiots wiring up the cubes claimed they’d wired them up with wiring only rated at 10 Amps, yet they were fused at 15 (personally, I think it’s a lie, because that’s illegal wiring practice, but at JHSC we don’t get to think) thus your coffee maker could cause someone else’s cube to set on fire due to the overload.

      The real reason behind the rule, I’m quite certain, is that we don’t want to pay for an electrician to come out and throw the breakers while a dozen people get armchair pay while their computers are off when you actually *do* blow the fuse (which you will, eventually). That and the company can be cheap as hell and just doesn’t want to pay $30 a year to keep your fridge alive. :P

      Dec 12, 2012 at 6:32 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.2   mystic_eye_cda

      I would like to set an inbox on fire with a coffee maker can you provide details?

      Dec 12, 2012 at 8:02 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.3   Eversist

      The heating pad underneath the coffee pot gets quite hot; I could see that setting a piece of paper on fire.

      Dec 12, 2012 at 11:25 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.4   Brian

      I’m not familiar with JHSC, could you define it for me.

      And yes, it such are specifically banned in the company rules, you could be fired for plugging in a mini-fridge. This is highly unlikely however.

      And setting paper on fire with a coffee maker is easy. Place paper on heating element. Turn heating element on. Leave paper there until smouldering. *Theoretically normal paper won’t ignite as the heater shouldn’t reach 451 degrees. However this assumes a cetain chemical composition, and lots of paper types ignite at a lower level.

      Dec 13, 2012 at 8:52 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.5   kara

      Japan Society of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry?

      Dec 13, 2012 at 10:53 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #20   kbee

    Hell, I worked at the local K-Mart for a while, and there was no problem with lunch thievery. We all threw our lunch bags (or in my case, an old Wal-Mart bag, oops!) in there and just let it go. My lunch was always safe and sound when I came to retrieve it. We can bag out minimum wage retail jobs, but sounds like my breakroom was heaven compared to some folks here.

    Thinking on it now, maybe part of the reason there was no lunch stealing was because of Miss Delores. Bless her, she would come 45 minutes from the city, driven by her working daughter at 7 in the morning and would be picked up anywhere from 6 to 9 in the evening, even if she only had 4 or 5 hours of work rostered. She would drop next door to the grocery store every day and without fail set up camp in the break room with a few rag mags and a sprawling assortment of bread, cheese, meats, fresh fruit, vegetables and snacks. She had her breakfast, lunch and dinner each day, but never failed to share what she had with anybody who came into the room. She did all this on less than $8/hr, $40 a day.

    So with Miss D in mind, anybody not living way beneath the poverty line that has the nerves to steal someone else’s lunch needs a salmonella episode.

    Dec 12, 2012 at 8:30 am   rating: 29  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   Nate

    The note submitter, you are now in a unique position of playing some psychological games with the chili stealer. Tell her that her coat, I mean, hair looks glossy. Ask her to fetch something from the printer for your. Ask her if she would like to go on a walk with you during a break.

    You have to assume this woman is thinking, “I ate the dog food, but at least no one knows I did.” It is your obligation to subtly mess with her.

    Dec 12, 2012 at 12:17 pm   rating: 44  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   Ruth

    I work at a law firm and lunches never go missing. Ironic? The office also supplies lots of snacks and drinks. We tell the woman who does the shopping what we want and she stocks it. Pretty cool.

    About 10 years ago I worked at a place where lunch stealing was off the charts, but it was the same guy every time and we all knew it. He’d even been known to take food or candy off other’s desks right in front of them and eat it. Why didn’t he get in trouble? He was related to the boss. smh.

    Dec 12, 2012 at 9:24 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   Dima

      I once had a colleague who would raid everybody’s candy/sweets stash, from the intern to the boss. We just made it a game to come up with new hiding places, little scavenger hunts or puzzles. In return, he bought all of us coffee from time to time and made the biggest contributions to the breakfast fund. :-D

      Dec 13, 2012 at 8:52 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   Nanashi

    It looks like it was made in paint though…

    Dec 13, 2012 at 5:10 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   kara

      definitely handwriting, the letters aren’t the same every time. Probably written with a fine tip Sharpie or something.

      Dec 13, 2012 at 10:59 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     

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