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Stolen lunch in the work place

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL A Hard Rockin Lover of GREENBURST Supporting Member

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    TBers,

    How do you handle having your lunch lifted at work? I'm handling it by deciding where I am going to go to acquire another meal.
  2. lowfreq33

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    Take two lunches and a sign stating that one of them contains E Coli.
  3. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

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    I have known people that laced a dummy lunch with the hottest spices they can find. At one place I worked there was a guy that would nurse a soda for half a day. He noticed that someone had been stealing some on a regular basis. He started urinating in a dummy drink and put it it the fridge. This went on for several days, then he taped a note on the fridge notifying the culprit they had been drinking piss. The theft stopped.
  4. GK Growl

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    I would round everyone up at gunpoint and start administering flesh wounds until people started talking.
  5. Jim Nazium

    Jim Nazium Supporting Member

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    Isn't that weird? Someone at my last job was a chronic food-stealer. We never caught anyone, but the person most of us suspected was a VP who made about 200K a year.
  6. Duuuuuuuuuude

    Duuuuuuuuuude

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    Make a sandwich loaded with ex-lax
  7. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Don't be ludicrous Supporting Member

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    No - sugarless gummy bears.

    I'm glad I've never worked in an office situation where this kind of thing happens. It just seems so juvenile.
  8. Duuuuuuuuuude

    Duuuuuuuuuude

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    Or an entire bottle of hot sauce
  9. GK Growl

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    I've worked in a place where we not only had lunches and snacks stolen. They also stole tools, personal items, and an air compressor. They never caught one person, even after installing cameras. A lady who had her snacks stolen was about 5 months pregnant at the time and she wrote a really nasty passive/aggresive note saying to the thief that she hoped they could sleep at night knowing how they stole food from an unborn baby's mouth! She taped in to the fridge in the breakroom but HR quickly came and tore it down once they found out about it.
  10. Stilettoprefer

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    I've never had it happen to me before. I accidentally stole my fathers lunch out of the fridge at work once, though haha. (We work in the same shop) I was told by coworkers that there was pizza in the fridge for me, well I grabbed the first tin foil wrapped piece I saw.

    But we do/did have a problem with someone stealing snacks out of the $1 box at work. It's based on the honor system, take a snack, put a dollar in the slot. Sometimes the boxes would turn up missing like $20. Now the company puts out baskets of apples and nuts for everyone to take from for free. The theft has stopped, it seems. And the apples are a nice break from candy bars every night :p
  11. i_got_a_mohawk

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    Never had this happen, but if it does, I'm stealing the spice idea.
  12. ShoeManiac

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    The refrigerator as most workplaces are usually pretty nasty. That alone makes me not want to bring my lunch in to work. So why anyone would want to take food out of a dirty nasty fridge is beyond me.

    I actually ran across a co-worker who *THOUGHT* that her lunch had been stolen a few days ago. I happened to be in the kitchen at the time getting coffee and happened across the scene. This lady was borderline apoplectic about the situation, wondering why anyone would steal HER lunch, and went about describing her lunch and it's packaging in detail. Lo and behold, I go to get milk for my coffee and find something behind the milk. What's this? It's missing lunch lady's food. Untouched. But clearly, someone had shuffled it to some place else in the fridge. So I mentioned it to her and she was thankful.

    It left me wondering just how many of these people who think that their lunch was stolen were just unable to find it in a fridge full of OTHER people's lunches.
  13. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Non Serviam Supporting Member

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    I've heard of this happening, but have never experienced it even secondhand. As for the spice idea, my cooking is pretty much like that anyway. Someone who steals my lunch better like it hot.
  14. 1958Bassman

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    Easy- develop a taste for head cheese.
  15. Duuuuuuuuuude

    Duuuuuuuuuude

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    And Haggis
  16. skwee

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    I just hope someone didn't nab it because they couldn't afford food.
  17. tplyons

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    I keep my lunch at my desk, not in a fridge. Never had one stolen from me.
  18. fdeck

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    Once upon a time at my workplace, a colleague sent out an e-mail because his lunch had been repeatedly stolen. He was a health foods freak, and vegetarian, so his message said: "The suspects can be identified by their excellent health and mental energy."
  19. line6man

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    Aside from being a completely juvenile and tasteless thing to do, why would someone want to steal food, with no knowledge of how it may have been prepared? The guy you're stealing a sandwich from might have scratched his *** right before assembling it. :meh:
  20. Dug2

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    i would just start spitting in my sangwiches, i mean hay, its my spit

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