Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Asshats

Last Friday I went out with a friend and had pizza for lunch. (Lurve Papa Gino's!). Brought back the leftovers and put them in the common fridge.

I was absolutely starving this morning, and SO looking forward to my reheated pizza. Ambled to the fridge to start my slices heating while I made a trip to the bathroom. (I think you can see where this is going...) Opened the fridge, grabbed the pizza box. A little lighter than I was expecting. And nothing sliding around inside.

Bastards ate my lunch!!!

So I left the following note:

"To Whom it May Concern:

The food left in this fridge is NOT for public consumption. If you did not buy it, it is NOT OKAY to eat it. I am sick and tired of my lunches going missing. You should be ashamed of yourself.

Nico.

P.S. Leaving behind the empty pizza box was a real touch of class!"

Apparently my coworker who comes in super early has seen people from a different building over here in the mornings, picking what they like out of the fridge. How can they possibly think that it is acceptable? ARGH! This is about the fourth time that my lunch has been eaten. I know that my note probably won't make a whit of difference, but it did at least make me feel better.

Where do these people come from????

13 comments:

Kath said...

From under a rock. From a cave. From a troll's lair.

I hate that kind of shit -- and I'm afraid it's universal. Happened at my company, too. Yogurt, sandwiches, you name it. One guy even bought anniversary truffles for his wife and kept them in the fridge until that evening, only to find that someone had opened the sealed package and taken one out. WTF is wrong with people?

DD said...

I think you are overlooking a really great opportunity here: how about left-over pizza that's been creatively spiced with tabasco xtra hot; or jelly filled donuts not filled with jelly, but toothpaste; OR chocolate covered cherries that have been shot up with NyQuil Day Time.

OK, I swear I just came up with all that off the top of my head. I am not plotting anything on my end.

Ova Girl said...

Ooh... I think DD is onto something here!

I'm sorry about your lunch Nico but reading up your other posts I'm also very happy to hear that things are going so well for you!

Nico said...

DD, I totally love the tabasco suggestion! My sister suggested I go even further, and use some seeds from the super-duper-hot chilis. I love it! Next time I'm at Whole Foods I'll see what they have to offer in that vein, and I'll let you know the results.

elle said...

OMG, from another building?!? Argh! That is super infuriating! At least, I have a little fridge in my office, and only two of us use it. Is there a way to set a human trap? Like leaving a box of pizza w/ mice traps inside? That would teach them!

So glad to hear you are feeling, well, pregnant! Your IVF friend is ridiculous - I thought I had beaten the ms too. Mine was different, but there - only wanted certain foods and never felt like eating. And exercise doesn't help w/ the tiredness - you're body is the sole support of Phred, who is creating little organs right now! Damn well should be tired! It passes, then comes back again. I had the same ideas - I am going to continue to run (I ran 2003 NYC marathon) the WHOLE time - HA! Now, I get winded walking up 3 stairs. It's hormones hon. Just honor it and take extra special good care of yourself. :)

Jan said...

De-lurking to say that you don't even have to put bad stuff in there - just leave a note saying you have! When my stuff starting going missing, I left a note saying that random items had been spiked with laxative and they could take their pick. Didn't have that problem again.

Liz said...

Sorry this is happening but I think DD's idea might be the only way to put an end to it and feel good that someone ate your food.

April said...

Gah. I hate when people do this kind of crap.

April said...

Gah. I hate when people do this kind of crap.

Nicole said...

Hey Nico~ I have a friend who kept getting her cake eaten from the work fridge, so she made some laced with Maalox or something that is a diuretic. A piece went missing. And her cake was never eaten again. Heeee...

pixi said...

Ooh, I hope the pizza stealer saw your note. He/she would have to have no soul to not feel shamed by that.

We have food theives at my work, too. Not sure why people think it's OK to do that. Because they can get away with it, I guess?

Beagle said...

I vote for leaving exlax chip cookies. THAT will teach them to stop STEALING food.

Sorry about the pizza.

Another (but impractical) idea: hidden camera . . . play tape at next staff meeting: Food theft expose! (can't do the accent thing, or son't know how)

Anonymous said...

Easiest solution for food thieves. Laxatives in the food. Exlax covered strawberries or, alternately if ice cream has gone disappearing in the past, no sugar ice cream with diarrhea inducing sugar substitutes.