Work should be a place where you can trust that your stuff doesn’t get stolen. Sure, someone will walk off with a pen every now and then, but that isn’t usually done out of spite. Stealing a whole lunch box? Why would someone even do that? Reddit user tbsampalightning tells his story of the missing lunch box and his hilarious plan to surprise the thief.
“Someone stole my food and my lunchbox out of the refrigerator at work. It’s a nice decent size green cooler, I could spot it anywhere. My wife bought it for me and it had a slight tear on the side where the strap connected. My wife drew a little face so the tear looked like its mouth.
A month or so goes by after that fateful day and as I’m walking through the parking lot what do I see… a male coworker getting out of their car with my lunchbox. My whole body went numb with a cold fury.
I pursued. He put his lunch in the fridge and went to his desk. I logged into my supervisor’s scheduling system to see what time his lunch was and went on my lunch about ten minutes before he did.
He came into the café to see me with the lunchbox on the table, sitting right in front of the doors eating his homemade chicken and yellow rice, never breaking eye contact.
He came over sat across and said jokingly at first, ‘Hey, um I think you’re eating my lunch haha?’
‘No,’ I said. ‘This is mine. It was in my lunchbox.’
‘But that’s my…’
‘No, it isn’t.’
‘Bro, I can’t believe you would eat someone else’s food.’
The nerve of this dirtbag.
I lost my cool at this and slammed my hands down and monologued in a half yell my months of frustration and dislike towards this individual.
The whole room went silent and our HR manager happened to be at the table behind me took us both to her office and asked us to prove who the owner was. I called my wife right there on speaker and had her describe it which, she nailed to every last detail. I don’t even remember what his lame excuse was, but they have a zero tolerance policy for theft so they walked him out right then and there.”