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BauerTime Tue 25-Nov-14 12:21:38

I wont really but I just want an excuse to rant.

Work in an office and there is some pretty serious stuff going on at the moment and so there are some 'important' types floating about. They are using spare desks as and when possible/necessary so its quite usual at the moment to come in, in the morning and find someone has used my desk the day before (im part time) and left bits and bobs lying around. Im fine with that though, no bother. The girl who sits opposite me is working on this serious stuff so has a lot of visitors through the day.

Anyway, I just went to get a cup of tea and when I came back there was a bag on my desk. No-one around so didn't know who it belonged to so I just moved it onto the floor next to my desk. Next think I know this self 'important' looking bloke strolls in, picks the bag up, puts it back on my desk, fishes around in it, tells the girl opposite that he will 'meet her at the meeting' and walks out, leaving it on my desk again.

How f*cking rude. No, 'sorry do you mind if I leave this here' or anything. I hate it when people think they are mega important. I don’t know who he is and I don’t care. Yes they are working on pretty important stuff and he may be someone very senior but why do people think that excuses them from general courtesy?

Any ideas on what to do with this bag are welcome. Its currently back on the floor next to my desk.

JimmyCorkhill Tue 25-Nov-14 12:27:12

Obviously you will leave the bag alone and just seethe inwardly. You won't empty your hole punch storage contents into it, oh no.

KurriKurri Tue 25-Nov-14 12:39:58

Gosh- anything could accidentally fall into a bag if it is left on the floor beside your desk. Like your cup of coffee.
And it would be awful if you tripped on it because you didn't see it there, and kicked it across the room and everything fell out of it all over the floor. And if you were holding a marker pen when you tripped you might accidentally write 'wanker' in big letters on the side of the bag.

Whippet81 Tue 25-Nov-14 12:42:04

I'd dump it back on the floor again (with the contexts of the hole punch in).

The week before I went on maternity leave I sent a deranged ranting email to the whole office about people using my desk when I'm not there (I work across two offices) and leaving their dirty cup/altering my chair/pulling the cables out of my computer.

If he does it again I'd say something I couldn't help myself or I'd elbow it off the desk at him.

Shesparkles Tue 25-Nov-14 12:45:12

If you have a reception type place, hand it in as lost property (with contents of said hole punch)

BauerTime Tue 25-Nov-14 12:47:29

Its on the floor already. Im considering putting it on a shelf though so he has to either look around for it or ask me where it is.

Failing that if he puts it back on my desk and expects it to stay there then it might be moved to the floor simply by pushing it off the desk rather than placing it there nicely.

WannaBe Tue 25-Nov-14 12:49:36

report it as an abandoned bag and thus a security risk. then you'll all have to be sent home. win win. ;) <disclaimer I am of course being lighthearted>

Buttercupsanddaisys Tue 25-Nov-14 12:54:45

High shelf. You need your desk for work, left on the floor it would be a trip hazard, so high shelf it is. Highest available on the other side of the room, for preference. Wanker

ClawHandsIfYouBelieveInFreaks Tue 25-Nov-14 12:55:33

Put it on a shelf elsewhere. Then when he asks say "Oh that was YOURS! I thought it must be a communal bag since it was sitting on MY desk. I don't know where it is....someone moved it a while ago"

MagratsHair Tue 25-Nov-14 12:57:26

Leave it under your desk 'for safety' then when you see the twat coming back pretend to be on the phone a while so he has to wait until you are finished before he can ask you where it is.

Just out of interest were you sitting at the desk when he dumped it the second time? Make a comment if he does it again upon what is clearly your desk!

pigsDOfly Tue 25-Nov-14 12:57:59

I'd be tempted to take his bag and go and look for him, hand it back to him with a charming smile and say 'you seem to have left your bag on my desk, I can't imagine how that cup of coffee got in there'.

Obviously coffee has to be thrown in from a great height in order to do maximum damage.

KneesoftheBee Tue 25-Nov-14 13:01:48

Controlled explosion. There really is no other way. grin

Outlanderfan Tue 25-Nov-14 13:02:22

Get a huge rubber spider and place in carefully inside the bag.

MagratsHair Tue 25-Nov-14 13:04:14

...outlander or a plastic dog poo grin

ClawHandsIfYouBelieveInFreaks Tue 25-Nov-14 13:04:20

grin at the thought of the OP detonating the man's bag!

Fizzielove Tue 25-Nov-14 13:10:14

it's sitting on your desk -oops I spilt my really sticky juice and it's now all over the bottom of your bag...... oh dear..... has it soaked through..... my oh my......all the way through Mr (self) Important .....all your work is ruined..............

Shouldn't have left it on my desk then should ya!!

BitOutOfPractice Tue 25-Nov-14 13:10:59

My sister once had a cool bag destroyed in a controlled explosion at Disneyland!!

TimeForAnotherNameChange Tue 25-Nov-14 13:14:21

Report it to reception or security as unattended baggage - in many workplaces that'll really set the cat amongst the pigeons!

CakeAndWineAreAFoodGroup Tue 25-Nov-14 13:14:23

A confidential waste sack hides many things. wink

Just joking. I can understand your pain. My desk was the first one people got to when they left the conference room so I had random cups left there while people networked, made plans for lunch, dumped their bags/coats/files while trying to use the photocopier (that seemed more complicated than rocket science to some of them!) ; I even had the phone that I was about to use taken out of my hand, and and the call cut off so someone could call a taxi.

All done with loud voices so any real work going on was impossible. I felt as if I was invisible. These were all high up "caring sharing" big nobs.

Nobs being the operative word.

It wasn't until the union rep witnessed what happened (and this was happening 2-3 times a week) that he kicked up a stink and forced them to finish their meeting IN the conference room and not use the office/my desk as an ante-room.

This then led to exaggerated SHHH! as the conference room door opened and they tiptoed out miming silence at each other. You would have thought they were 11/12 years of age and not senior management at a bloody bank! Wankers.

Was so glad when I found a better job and resigned.

TheBatteriesHaveRunOut Tue 25-Nov-14 13:16:36

I would have removed it from the desk by standing on the desk, holding it above my head and hurling it with all my might toward the floor. Then jumping on to it.

However this may attract attention in the office so I would gently drop it to the floor and give it a surreptitious kick or run my chair wheels over it a bit.

Rude man.

Is there a lost property box at the office....?

KneesoftheBee Tue 25-Nov-14 13:17:55

My sister once had a cool bag destroyed in a controlled explosion at Disneyland!!

I'm imagining sandwiches, juice & yoghurts being flung to the far corners of the Magic Kingdom grin

BitOutOfPractice Tue 25-Nov-14 13:21:26

It was a serious business knees. The cool bag was mom's and she's never found one so nice since. It's the stuff of family legend, the time Dsis blew up mom's coolbag sad

BitOutOfPractice Tue 25-Nov-14 13:22:15

cakeandwine do you feel better for getting that out? I sense that you typed that without a breath grin

Birdsgottafly Tue 25-Nov-14 13:25:07

A lot of the offices that I have worked from haven't allowed bags to be put on the floor (L.A H&S mad), so he might be making a genuine mistake.

He should of addressed you, though and not treated you as irrelevant, very rude.

hellsandwich Tue 25-Nov-14 13:26:58

Nick his sandwiches.

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