Okay. REALLY? I cannot believe I am writing this. In a building of grown adults, someone stole someone else’s food from the Hubbard Radio Fridge in the breakroom.
Namely…String Cheese. Someone stole my two individually-wrapped sticks of string cheese from the drawer in the company fridge. GONE.
As a co-worker asked, “who does that?” Great question.
How is one to handle this situation?
- Ignore it? (“they probably needed it more than I did”)
- Be thankful – my thighs didn’t need the calories anyway (“thank you”)
- Search the fridge in case it got moved? (I searched… no cheese)
- Ask the people who are within earshot if THEY “accidentally” took it? (Nobody was in earshot)
- Find someone else’s food to steal? (NEVER…then I am no better than the cheese bandit)
- Assume that someone took them believing it was THEIR cheese and it was an honest mistake (THAT’S BORING)
- Send out a company-wide passive-aggressive email AND write a blog about it? (THAT IS IT!)
Here is the email I sent out:
To whomever ate my two cheese sticks (string cheese) in the drawer in the fridge…. “thank you.” You saved me the calories… but I did need them to take with medication that I cannot take on an empty stomach. Hoping it was an innocent mistake, but if you didn’t bring it… don’t eat it. Thanks.
I mean, just look! There were much better choices if you were hungry…..
So the email goes out.
“Not me … but who does that?”
And THEN…. the truth is revealed!!!!!!! As this blog is being written, the answer comes to me. And it’s from someone in H.R.!!
“Probably guilty! I have been putting mine in the same spot! I don’t pay attention to brand, because we never buy the same brand. I have one in there for you today then! I plan to go get lunch anyway. 🙂 “