Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by bbgun, Oct 2, 2008.
People don't steal food in my office. They do treat the breakroom refrigerator like it's theirs at home. Leaving all kinds of nasty ish in there until it stinks too much to even open the door.
People leave all sorts of condiments in there. Someone brought their own half gallons of milk and orange juice, butter, mustard, and mayonnaise. It's gotten a bit ridiculous.
An oldie but a goodie
My office cleans out the fridges once a month on Friday, and unless you have specifically asked for something to be left (like the lunch of someone working the overnight shift) it all goes and the fridges are cleaned.
There are lots of people in the office, so I can only imagine how fast it would get out of hand if that wasn't done.
Those are hilarious! They are some of my all-time favorite commercials.
At my old company, we had an office helper who tended to clean it out regularly. He was responsible for keeping all the break rooms in the company clean and stocked. That was about 20 floors in a downtown office building.
At my new company, which is much smaller, we don't have a dedicated office admin. We have someone who handles certain office admin things, but that's not her primary duty.
So the only time it gets cleaned is when she's restocking the breakroom with goodies and the fridge is out of control. The IT admin then sends out a notice to everyone that everything is getting tossed that's not labeled. That oughta tell you that that the cleanliness of the fridge is pretty much an afterthought.
I've learned that wherever you work, there's usually one person who is a food thief. It never ceases to piss me off.
I never put anything in the work refridge. Heck the only time I might eat in the lunch room is if we are having some kind of party. Otherwise I just go in, get something from the snack or coke/pepsi machine and head back out.
Now a humorous story.
We have always had trouble with lunch thieves. Or more to the point beverage thieves.
However my work place is mainly a sheltered workshop for people with disabilities.
So although we have other sections where people without disabilities work, the main part of our company is the sheltered workshop.
And we share the same lunch room and fridge. Just have break times at different times during the day.
So it was quite normal that a client, as they are called here, would get confused and take someone's drink by mistake. So it was rarely a case of it being done on purpose, although that occurred at times as well.
On to the funny story.
We used to have a young lady that was a client. Let's call her "J". Very nice young lady but she really could not speak. What few words she did say were more like grunts and you had to get used to her to understand what she meant.
Anyways her mother always packed her lunch and always included a can of pepsi or coke.
One day however the clients were on their lunch break and I was talking to their supervisor in the front office.
One of the clients came up and said...you need to go in the lunch room and see what J is drinking.
Well I decided to tag along.
Before I tell you what it was you have to imagine the image in your mind.
J would take a sip of her canned drink and give a terrible grimace on her face like she just got a taste of something really disgusting. A second later she would do the same with the same result.
Turns out her mother had accidentally put a can of beer in her lunch box instead of a coke or pepsi.
It was hard not to laugh about it. But we took the beer away and bought her a can of coke from the machine and she was happy. Of course the mother was really embarrassed.
These are reasons why I don't eat at work or school.