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Do You Ever Steal Food From the Office Fridge?

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PinkNC PinkNC 7 years
Stealing a can drink is just as bad to me too. It's not yours, you didn't pay for it, so take your sorry behind over to a soda machine and buy your own or just leave out for lunch. And I can't stand someone who always wants to borrow other peoples drinks just because their coworker has brought more than one drink to work that day.
PinkNC PinkNC 7 years
No, theft is theft so it doesn't matter if it's food or not. And what if you're allergic to something that they've cooked within their food. Then you'd really feel like an ass if you had to take unpaid days off of work because you had gotten sick.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
i've only ever had a diet coke stolen and i was very pissed but i work in a small office with all girls who are all very very good friends (well, most anyway) and i think it was a new girl who stole my coke and i was like NOT COOL and i told everyone (i'm not above rumor spreading) i've never stolen food but because we are friendly, we will ask to borrow various condiments or small snacks or whatever...but asking is NOT the same as TAKING
Advah Advah 7 years
Eek. Our office fridge is sad and smells bad. Now if it looked like the one above, I can't say I wouldn't be tempted!
kscincotta kscincotta 7 years
Someone left a box of Snickers Ice Cream bars in our office freezer. When they were still there, untouched, a week later, I definitely helped myself to one (I was having a bad day). Alas, they weren't totally frozen and after one bite, I had a big, melty mess that I had to trash. Serves me right for stealing!
syako syako 7 years
Oooh, If someone stole my Amy's I'd be like this :rant:
JulieJean JulieJean 7 years
NO, and it's so annoying to find that someone has taken mine. I'll really throw a fit because that is NOT cool at all.
Angelica Angelica 7 years
Real talk: I've stolen mustard. (Sorry!) Real talk: Someone occasionally steals my Amy's frozen meals and it makes me sad.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I wonder if it's different in offices with a lot of men. My husband's coworkers constantly steal each other's husband will keep yogurts in there and they'll always get stolen. I don't steal anyone's food at work and I don't think anyone's ever stolen mine. I did use someone's coffee creamer out of desperation once...the regular creamer was gone. I don't think she missed it though.
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
no - it's NOT coll. i've had my food taken so many times that i've started to bring my own insulated lunch bag so that i can keep my food with me.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
No. I only like my food. :) I've heard of people stealing other people's food. I don't get it.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 7 years
I once heard of a fire station that had a fridge for each shift (so it had 3 of them). Well, food was being ripped off so one of the fridges ended up with 6 bullet holes in it........
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 7 years
A co-worker had an eating disorder. The only thing she would eat all day, every day, was one boca burger (no bun, just patty) with one packet of mustard. She kept a box in the freezer. One day, she saw the director of HR eating a boca burger at her desk and thought "oh, other people are eating boca burgers". Then at lunch, she goes to the freezer, and a couple of her patties are missing! The HR director took them! Who steals food from the office anorexic?! Another time, Ernst & Young was in the office for a meeting. There was a catered lunch to follow. In an empty meeting room, the office manager put out the trays of sandwiches, cookies and salads. Everything was pristine, this was not the leftovers in the kitchen. The HR director (who was not part of the meeting) helped herself to the food, before the meeting was even over. So the E&Y folks arrived to a lunch that had already been picked at
SillyGirl SillyGirl 7 years
I'll admit that I have used a squeeze of someone's ketchup or salad dressing in the past if I ran out (and I know people use mine occasionally too) but I never would take someone's food. Am I wrong in thinking there is a difference?
sham28 sham28 7 years
A coworker that ate a ton of sugar free jello got fired so I ate all of her sugar free jello over the course of a week. And once I stole a diet coke from a coworker that was a bitch to me that day. I'll own up.
stargazer25 stargazer25 7 years
I've had my food stolen. :/
Zivanod Zivanod 7 years
No thank you.
susanec susanec 7 years
My office is so bad about that. We serve clients and have donated food (new stuff, for groups and meetings and for their use at home) but that stuff is marked. But it's really annoying when I sharpie a diet coke with my name on it in three spots and it still gets taken (and taken by staff). I don't know what else to do without landing myself on
lydialee_home lydialee_home 7 years
It's the other way around - I saw someone steal my food. I was in a start-up at that time, the refrigerator and the breakroom is share by 2 companies. I have a left over lunch in styrofoam box, and I marked it with my name already. At the end of the day, I went to the breakroom and saw someone from the other company eating my left over lunch.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
No, why would you take someone else's food? How rude! We do have leftovers from lunch meetings that get left on the table in the kitchen a lot, and I always jump all over those! They are left there for everyone to eat, though, so it's a totally different situation. We also have a fridge full of pop, juice, etc., and I always take full advantage of that. Again, though, it's meant for everyone, so it's a different situation.
SpecialSmoothie SpecialSmoothie 7 years
Stealing someone's food is totally lame. I have fallen victim to this more than once! Once, it was just a string cheese - an easy mistake if someone thought it was their snack. Another time, someone took a couple bites of my sandwich - AND PUT IT BACK. Disgusting. It's rude and VERY not cool to eat someone's food in the fridge. It also seems gauche to me to ask someone if you can have their food. That people would take someone else's property without asking is, to me, unfathomable!
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