Monday, February 21, 2011

Fighting Food Thieves: The Cubicle Fridge

Is someone stealing your leftovers from the office fridge? Is one of your colleagues helping himself to your well-marked bottle of Italian dressing? Has not only your lunch, but your Tupperware, gone missing forever?

Office thieves come in a variety of shapes and sizes but they have one thing in common: crime. There is nothing more demoralizing and infuriating than having one of your colleagues -- one of your supposedly well-vetted professional peers -- invade your privacy and abuse your basic rights by stealing food from your mouth. And the crime of food theft is all the more heinous during tough economic times when everyone is doing their best to budget and save money. However, you can fight back if you have some disposable income and spare desk space. Purchase a cubicle fridge to store your food in. This should be enough to keep your lunch safe. But if food thieves have the gall to steal from the office fridge, they just might not have a problem with stealing from your personal fridge while you're gone.

What do you think should be done to colleagues caught stealing food from the office fridge?


nicholas said...

thank god, now i can be safe from Janette, who steals all our food. she gets away with it because she's the office (pardon my french) slut.

James F. Thompson said...

Oh, the office slut. That's diplomatic immunity. Sorry, man.