This is a look into our (messy, gross, packed, you pick your favorite term) fridge at the office.  That pizza box held my bread sticks from last night.  My pizza?  That seems to be gone. 

Connell - Work Fridge 2

I'm always surprised that these discussions have to happen.  After all, we theoretically work with other adults, right?  This isn't the first time this has happened to me either.

Here's the situation this time.  I worked late last night and decided to get some pizza for dinner at my desk.  I have a small fridge (think college dorm room) in my office, but I had a coupon and ordered a large.  I had only eaten about half of it over several hours at my desk.  I also go bread sticks with the deal I had taken advantage of.

I had offered to share with a couple co-workers, but they had declined, so at 10:30pm, as I was packing up to head home, I decided to keep the pizza at the office to have for lunch today.  I didn't have a box small enough to fit my mini fridge, so I took both boxes down to the kitchen and found enough space to cram them into the fridge.

I had the box of bread sticks you see there, and wedged the large pizza box with 5 slices remaining above it.  I went home, and when I got in this morning, I had brought smaller containers to move my pizza to the fridge in my office.  When I got to the kitchen, I found that my pizza was gone.

I don't get it.  If you didn't put it there or didn't get permission from the person who did, what in the world makes you think it's ok to take it and eat it?  This isn't the first time it's happened either.

I was told the last time that if I didn't have my name on the container, it wasn't fair to expect people to assume it belonged to someone.  That's absolutely insane to me - how do you believe it got there if it didn't belong to someone - but be that as it may, I DID have my name on box boxes.

Now I get that this is a definite First World Problem type situation, but the disrespect for what belongs to someone else and the entitlement to just help yourself stuns me.  It's the reason I purchased my mini fridge in the first place.

Does this happen at your office?  Have you found a way to avoid it?  Does it challenge your belief in humanity too?


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