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Colleague cut up something on my desk. Aibu to be annoyed?

(29 Posts)
CatchTheRainbow Wed 22-Feb-17 22:52:28

Returned after some time off and colleague as a joke had cut the head off a figure on my desk.

It's fine to have a joke but to damage property I think is taking it too far.

DJBaggySmalls Wed 22-Feb-17 22:53:39

YANBU, thats not funny.

steff13 Wed 22-Feb-17 22:54:58

That is a super weird and random thing to do.

Wishiwasmoiradingle2017 Wed 22-Feb-17 22:55:00

Who was the figure?

MeNeedSleep Wed 22-Feb-17 22:58:36

What type of figure? What was it made of? Why on earth would they do it?!


DramaAlpaca Wed 22-Feb-17 23:00:20

That's not funny. I'd be annoyed and I'd be having words with the culprit.

Msqueen33 Wed 22-Feb-17 23:01:20

If it's trump fair enough or Hitler or such but no they shouldn't be touching your stuff

5foot5 Wed 22-Feb-17 23:10:02

Is it replaceable? Can you send them a link to somewhere they can buy you another one and then calmly ask how long it will be before the new one arrives?

Don't get angry or upset but be matter of fact. You broke it so of course you will want to replace it.

womblewomble Thu 23-Feb-17 07:23:18

What is your relationship like otherwise?

wowfudge Thu 23-Feb-17 07:34:10

That's weird and a bit creepy. Definitely deliberately cut off, not accidentally damaged? Ask them to replace it and say you'll take it no further if they do.

OpalFruitsMarathonsandSpira Thu 23-Feb-17 10:07:15

That's not a joke. Ugh. What is the relationship like with this hilarious colleague?


WorraLiberty Thu 23-Feb-17 10:10:13

That's not nearly enough information confused

What sort of figure?


CatchTheRainbow Thu 23-Feb-17 21:04:33

Why do you need to know what figure it was? It's an animal so nothing offensive in terms of politics/race/religion.

He did it as a joke.

He deliberately got a pair of scissors and chopped its head off.

SaltySalt Thu 23-Feb-17 21:05:25

What's it made from?

sanityisamyth Thu 23-Feb-17 21:06:22

It's not a joke though as it's not funny. I'd be seriously pissed off sad

JustSpeakSense Thu 23-Feb-17 21:08:36

This is out of order.

I'm guessing the figures on your desk are a standing joke in your office and he was playing the fool.

Very adolescent if him.

F1GI Thu 23-Feb-17 21:09:23

Was it a flat cardboard cut out type thing
Or was it like a model?
Do you know which particular colleague did it?

Birdsgottaf1y Thu 23-Feb-17 21:11:55

I'd raise a grievance. I'd want to know his motivation and how it's funny.

If it's overlooked and he wears a tie, snip it off and you can all have a good laugh.

picklemepopcorn Thu 23-Feb-17 21:31:20

I suppose if it was a freebie of the kind you get with a McDs meal, then it's slightly more understandable than if it's a collectible clone. Or a plasticine model.
Odd behaviour though.

TestingTestingWonTooFree Thu 23-Feb-17 21:36:20

Unreasonable of him. Slightly less so if he could be confident of replacing it.

Mrsmorton Thu 23-Feb-17 21:38:03

Can you post a diagram?

Seriously though that's out of order. I got irrationally cross last week when someone left crumbs on my desk and moved my monitor!!

puttingbbts Thu 23-Feb-17 21:47:47

He's a cunt

steff13 Thu 23-Feb-17 21:51:28

I want to know what the figure is because I'm nosey. Was it Hello Kitty? I love Hello Kitty.

SanitysSake Thu 23-Feb-17 21:53:42

I'd go batshit crazy. Fundamentally it has nothing to do with him what's on your desk. It's criminal damage. I'd tell him so, too.

Trumpssyrup Thu 23-Feb-17 21:57:44

I wouldn't care what it was or what it was made of! If someone damaged something on my desk I'd be fuming. Did you say anything yet OP?

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