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To think you don't just help yourself to other people's food?!

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lastqueenofscotland Fri 27-May-16 12:40:53

Had a new lady in the office start yesterday, to make her feel welcome the lady who sits next to me offered her a biscuit (she keeps a couple of snacky things in her drawer) today the lady who sits next to me isn't in.
The new lady keeps coming to raid the drawer, I made a jokey comment about it her responce was "oh I'm sure she won't mind, if she does I'll ofer to buy a pack of biscuits"

Aibu to think this is fucking rude?!

DoreenLethal Fri 27-May-16 12:43:08

Wow. Next time she comes in can you do an Alan Partridge and fly across the desk to stop her opening it?

Jackie0 Fri 27-May-16 12:43:29

So rude.
She one of those people , if you give them an inch they take a mile .
Cheeky bitch

PovertyPain Fri 27-May-16 12:45:04

I'd be pissed of at the cheek of her. Not just for taking the biscuits, but for going into my private drawer. It's all the more shocking, because she's new. I dread to think what she's going to be like once she's there a while. Why don't you take the biscuits out and put them in your drawer. You can tell your friend why, later.

ExitPursuedByADonkey Fri 27-May-16 12:46:31

Lock the drawer.

Bloody biscuit thief.

44PumpLane Fri 27-May-16 12:47:14

YANBU- so rude and totally overstepping

Razorlightnight Fri 27-May-16 12:48:14

Ugh, we had a temp like this last year. Did not stop eating other's food! Her name doesn't begin with S does it?

OhMyGoddess Fri 27-May-16 12:48:28

I'd call 101 and log this wink

YANBU, nowt worse than a biscuit thief!

lastqueenofscotland Fri 27-May-16 12:50:04

Razor it doesn't... I've locked her drawer and put the key in my bag... Id be livid but I'm a pig who doesn't share food,

angelos02 Fri 27-May-16 12:51:06

That's basically stealing. It would be different if there was a 'communal' biscuit tin in the middle of the office but not if someone has their own stash in their drawer.

Razorlightnight Fri 27-May-16 12:52:58

Actually was a bit of a long shot smile .. we had to hide everything from her in the end. Got ridiculous. Just didn't take on board any comments about it either.

MyLifeisaboxofwormgears Fri 27-May-16 12:54:02

I remember a manager at my old work who used to get his secretary to buy packets of chocolate biscuits on expenses which he would then lock in his drawer.
When she took him his morning coffee he would unlock the drawer and take out 2 biscuits and lock the drawer again. He never ever offered them round even though his office had a glass partition and everyone could see his biscuit eating. We used to think he was mean but maybe he'd fallen foul of a biscuit thief in a previous job?

His secretary used to shag random staff members in his chair as revenge.

Come to think of it, that was a pretty messed up place.

lastqueenofscotland Fri 27-May-16 13:00:30

We have a communal pile but it's bare at the moment as everyone is on a diet. In still shocked at the cheek of it!

Mightywease Fri 27-May-16 13:20:11

That is very cheeky!!

My work had communal biscuits/snacks/chocolate/fruit...well that's a lie there was never any fruit grin which was great though one colleague did use to rather take the piss and ate loads of it.

We ended up always making sure we overbought just for her. Mind you the day she ate 5 chocolate doughnuts in one sitting was really quite memorable! I am still envious.

APlaceOnTheCouch Fri 27-May-16 13:26:51

Maybe they kept communal biscuits in a drawer in the previous place she worked? I couldn't get worked up about it tbh She's said she will pay for another packet.

Thingsthatmakeugoummmm Fri 27-May-16 13:26:58

When I was a student on placement, the company owners would help themselves to whatever was in the fridge which was sometimes my lunch! I was told not to question it by my supervisor and she justified that as the company owners they were actually doing me a favour by letting me be on placement there! There was nowhere nearby to buy any lunch!

I resorted to keeping everything in hand bag with cool block to ensure that I could eat!

ItsyBitsyBikini Fri 27-May-16 13:28:02

I used to buy the 'communal' biscuits for work so automatically went into one of my desk drawers. Everyone in my office knew where they were and welcome to help themselves whenever. We only hid them because another lady would nick food and hoard it in her bag or drawer. We found a load of chocolate and crisps that had gone missing from the kitchen in a box under her desk once. She even nicked a big tub of sweets over Christmas! She says it's because she can't afford them but I counter argued I can't afford to keep buying biscuits for the office that were meant to last a few weeks and they only last a day as she keeps nicking full packets from us. So glad I'm on maternity and I can eat my biscuits in peace.

So yeah anyway it is bloody rude! Tell her to bore off and buy her own.

Willow2016 Fri 27-May-16 14:36:03

APlaceOnTheCouch Fri 27-May-16 13:26:51

Maybe they kept communal biscuits in a drawer in the previous place she worked? I couldn't get worked up about it tbh She's said she will pay for another packet.

Thats not the point though is it?

They belong to someone else.
She offered her one out of kindness to a new start.
She has been told again that they belong to someone else yet she is still doing it and 'keeps coming to raid the drawer' so its not just once either.
Thats just barefaced cheek, if she wants biscuits she can buy her own! What else is she stealing that the other lady keeps for snacks for herself?

You shouldnt be poking around in a colleagues workspace drawers anyway never mind stealing their food. If thats what she does after 5 minutes of working there what else will she presume is 'ok' after the first month?

scarednoob Fri 27-May-16 14:38:47

I simply cannot imagine how anyone could tell themselves that this is ok. She's going to be a nightmare!

Elle80 Fri 27-May-16 14:47:46

Wow! Surely it's an unspoken rule you don't rummage in a colleagues drawers (excuse the pun)

APlaceOnTheCouch Fri 27-May-16 15:09:04

Maybe biscuit owning woman told her to help herself when she wasn't in?

I just think it's a bit early to write a new colleague off over inappropriate biscuit etiquette. confused

MrsSpecter Fri 27-May-16 15:11:15

Someone in my work is helping themselves to other people's food. Theyve even gone as far as to go into one woman's handbag to steal rice cakes out of it.

EveryoneElsie Fri 27-May-16 15:13:11

Going into someone else's cubicle, drawer or bag is theft. Its gone waaay past cheek.

KindraLamb Fri 27-May-16 15:13:22

Isn't that stealing? LoL

IJustLostTheGame Fri 27-May-16 15:41:51

Put a mouse trap in there


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