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Has Your Lunch Ever Been Stolen From the Fridge at Work?


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sugsug sugsug 8 years
I learned the hard way to label my food even if it was in my own tupperware!
Jyramiah Jyramiah 8 years
No, not yet. But if it HAD been, I would have hunted that person down. Food makes me happy. And if I don't have food, I get cranky. So whoever took my food would feel my wrath. My wraaath!
Deba22 Deba22 8 years
So annoying b/c the person who takes it obviously knows it's not theirs since they didn't put it there!!!
colormesticky colormesticky 8 years
I've had people help themselves to my milk and salad dressing, but the only time my lunch was stolen was when I brought in almost the same thing as someone else. I think he ate mine by accident, not because he was a jerk.
thelorax thelorax 8 years
Awww SugarKat that's a sad story!!! I'm sorry :-( I've never had my lunch stolen, but we all eat Yoplait and drink Diet Coke, so we've implemented a system of color-coded Post It flags. Mine are purple.
fuzzles fuzzles 8 years
When I was in college, I worked as a server at a ritzy Italian restaurant. I was working a double, so I brought my own lunch. Read; this place was pricey, and the morbidly obese owner/chef would sweat into the food that he prepared. When it finally came time to take a break, I caught one of the waiters grooving on my yogurt. I located a stapler, grabbed his tie, which was still around his neck, and politely introduced it to the break room table.
HeidiMD HeidiMD 8 years
Oh, Atiyah, I totally agree. The only reason I mentioned having my name on was because she didn't bother hiding the bag, and everyone knew it wasn't me. Some people have no shame! Hahah.
Tami715 Tami715 8 years
Grrr... people at my job are so bad with this! I've had my lunch stolen twice. The first time it was a frozen pizza, the second time it was my leftovers from a Thai restaurant I was planning on having for dinner. What kind of nasty person takes someones half-eaten leftovers?!
baybug baybug 8 years
That would seriously be shady if someone took my lunch!
Atiyah Atiyah 8 years
LOL putting names on foods mean nothing. If they want it they will still take it. This is from someone who has had 2 meals taken from office fridge.
cancankant cancankant 8 years
I worked in a very small office for an appliance delivery company. I used to keep frozen dinners in the fridge. I bought five every week, so I had one for each day. One day I went to the freezer and there was no lunch. I was baffled. We figured out who did it, but he gotten fired for not showing up for work (got arrested). I wrote a scathing piece of hate mail that he never saw because he never came back. He also was stealing the boss's sodas from the fridge and other workers confessed he was stealing from customer's fridges when they went on delivery jobs. The worst (and most disgusting) thing was that he ate the frozen dinner he stole from me with a plastic spoon that I kept in my coffee mug on my desk. I found it in the empty container, gross coffee stains still intact. Yeech.
culinarygirl culinarygirl 8 years
Yep! And I sat down with the thief and watched him eat it. When he was done, I asked him WHY did you just eat my lunch? He turned so red!! My boss made him do my work for the day and bought me lunch. LOL!
chibarosa chibarosa 8 years
I used to have a boss that would take other people's food but we weren't so gentle natured about it. He had this attitude like everyone owed him something so he'd just take whatever he wanted. SO glad I don't have to see his stupid face ever again.
alikat07 alikat07 8 years
No, but I rarely bring lunch. I'm in a small office where everyone makes more money than I do so it would be pretty sad if they stole my lunch!
HeidiMD HeidiMD 8 years
Not has it been stolen, I've seen the person eating it right in front of me! It was very clearly labeled "Dr. Heidi ______'s Lunch," and she knew who I was, too! There was no way it was a mistake.
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
Yes, it was a temp who steals everyone's food. It was my first week. I was so upset. He has been working for the company for more than a year and he steals lunches.
gemsera gemsera 8 years
We used to have a fridge just for our area, which barely anyone knew about, and I was the sole occupant LOL but now i share the fridge with everyone on the ground floor I do worry itll go missing one day. Although I dont think anyone wants my ham and fresh bits, they all eat currys from home!
carhornsinapril carhornsinapril 8 years
my boss ate my sandwich once by mistake. his wife normally packs one for him to take, and he got confused and ate mine (but felt really bad and bought me subway). i've had condiments tapped into as well--i opened a bottle of fancy salad dressing, didn't use it again for two months, and found it almost gone. and who hasn't had something good thrown out in a massive fridge cleaning?
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 8 years
:rotfl: Tidalwave! That's a good idea! :)
littlekaren littlekaren 8 years
Our boss here is NOTORIOUS for eating things from the fridge. We actually laugh about it a lot, and tease him quite a bit. We don't get upset because it is a well-known vice of his! I figure that he buys lunch for the office about once a month, so it all equals out! It's just funny. If mine is gone, that just means I get to get out of the office and get something MORE yummy than I'd brought anyway!
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
it's funny - i've had my food stolen and it's even been labeled which makes no sense to me. i don't understand how people can just go into a work fridge and take something that they KNOW they didn't bring and eat it. it's baffling!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
Oh we have food thieves in my office for sure. It has gotten so bad that people began to sabotage food. Like make ham and glue sandwiches (non toxic glue), put Post it notes on items that say "i spit in this" I myself have taken to bringing a small cooler to work to keep all my lunch and snack items in so there was no chance someone could steal.
Neekoh Neekoh 8 years
It wasn't my lunch, it was my breakfast yogurt. It totally ruined my morning :(
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