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How to deal with the CF who has been eating my granola

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JoyceTempleSavage Fri 17-Jan-20 12:58:58

Have recently moved into a larger office with about 50 new colleagues.

I have a tub of granola which I filled up last week and it’s now nearly empty. I’ve had it on my yoghurt maybe four times and it’s kept in the cereal cupboard inbetween times in its own special tub.

WIBU to top it up with 90% granola 10% used cat litter and keep my own granola in my locker instead?

Jeezoh Fri 17-Jan-20 12:59:58

I’d top up with 100% cat litter and keep mine in my locker!

Blacksackunderthetreesfreeze Fri 17-Jan-20 13:00:53

Defo keep yours in your locker anyway.

OldEvilOwl Fri 17-Jan-20 13:01:04

Do it

MelAndShoe Fri 17-Jan-20 13:01:47


Cookie1989 Fri 17-Jan-20 13:04:29

I realised someone used my whole jar of coffee but left the tiniest bit in the bottom... how desperate are some people that they feel the need to steal from other colleagues! Im locking everything away now. Yes I’d replace it with something awful like cat food, the dry ones 😅

Latenightreader Fri 17-Jan-20 13:05:22

Do it, but put a label a couple of inches under the surface with a list of ingredients so they find it after a few bowls...

Streamside Fri 17-Jan-20 13:06:02

Bring a ziplock packet for your own use each day.This happened to me recently and I left the empty container for a few days.It was miraculously refilled but communal granola isn't something I want.

tweedler Fri 17-Jan-20 13:06:31

Ugh. I don't mind people asking if they can try something but when they eat the entire thing...


Toucan123 Fri 17-Jan-20 13:08:34

Why would you put it in a communal cupboard anyway? I know people shouldn't take stuff that doesn't belong to them but sadly it's inevitable really. Definitely keep it in your locker from now on. And it's a "yes" from me re. the cat litter plan. I approve.

Streamside Fri 17-Jan-20 13:09:28

I've my own cups and plates at work and everyone knows that but they're constantly used by others. Even worse when visitors come they will be given my Emma Bridgewater mug, not the stained stupid logo cup so they do know the difference.

JesusInTheCabbageVan Fri 17-Jan-20 13:09:47

Well now you've suggested it, you have to do it.

Or this grin

TopOftheNaughtyList Fri 17-Jan-20 13:11:06

Make your own communal granola with some hamster droppings, bird seed, cat litter etc. Keep the good stuff in your locker.

worriedabouthealth Fri 17-Jan-20 13:14:19

Can you get a Realistic looking fake mouse or massive spider to put in it ?
Better than potentially making someone sick and still will give them a shock

messolini9 Fri 17-Jan-20 13:15:45

WIBU to top it up with 90% granola 10% used cat litter and keep my own granola in my locker instead?

Absolutely YABU OP, what the fuck are you thinking?
You forgot the 20% laxative choc pieces.

HeidiHoNeighbour Fri 17-Jan-20 13:22:24

There was a lunch thief at my old office but they got a lesson from me (not on purpose).

I have a neurological disease and you have to try out lots of meds before you find one that’s the best for you.
I was on a med that was fat soluble and had to be taken at lunch time.
So I made myself a homemade guacamole and bacon sandwich laced with my meds, clearly marked Tupperware box with “Heidi’s medicated lunch, don’t eat!” also wrote “meds” in sharpie on the box.

Lunchtime came, box is empty. I go through bin, boss sees me do this and asks why. He refuses to believe food stealing happens and thinks I’m overreacting.
Until his PA is taken violently ill by vomiting guacamole and bacon over his desk...
I call her an ambulance because of the meds and her stomach is pumped.

She never returned, maybe she was sacked, maybe embarrassed or maybe dead (well, hopefully not dead but she did steal my sandwich)

So please put used litter in the box!

Whynosnowyet Fri 17-Jan-20 13:24:45

Replace it with rabbit muesli...
Keep quiet until the bag is empty...

Drum2018 Fri 17-Jan-20 13:25:44

Put a load of linseed in it along with a few spoons of laxose - with a bit of luck they'll be running to the toilet.

MulticolourMophead Fri 17-Jan-20 13:26:58

I recall a while back, another thread about lunch thieves had a poster who got her Indian MIL to make extra spicy pakora as bait for the thief. Who never touched her lunch again.

Go with the cat litter.

LloydColeandtheCoconuts Fri 17-Jan-20 13:27:23

Jesus that post is hilarious!

And Heidi, yours is brilliant.

maybe dead (well, hopefully not dead but she did steal my sandwich)

eminencegrise Fri 17-Jan-20 13:31:12

Heidi, whoa! I can't believe someone was stupid enough to eat your lunch after you labelled it medicated.

100% kitty litter, OP, don't waste granola.

One firm I worked in had a food thief. A friend's Diet Coke in a can, the only way she liked it, would disappear. Until she rubbed the rim with a Scotch bonnet chilli.

SisterAgatha Fri 17-Jan-20 13:31:37

Heidi that is both hilarious and tragic! Who would steal a medicated lunch confused wtf is wrong with people?!

I’m another one who’s say go with laxative

JoyceTempleSavage Fri 17-Jan-20 13:33:26

Heartened by the support. I suppose I could add in some Royal Canin cat food but on the other hand, why waste the good stuff?

In answer as to why I don’t just keep my tub in my locker already, it is a fun sized comedy locker with room for either granola tub or mini desk fan not both. In my menopausal state My colleagues can’t risk the fan walking.

@HeidiHoNeighbour you are hardcore. I salute you.

makingmammaries Fri 17-Jan-20 13:34:19

Add 50% coarse sawdust and you’ll soon identify the thief

MsScribbles Fri 17-Jan-20 13:34:32

I put some plastic bugs (worm, centipede, fly) from my kids toys into my Alpen at work so they would be poured out with the cereal into the thief's bowl. Petty, perhaps. But on principle I don't feel I should have to keep it in my locker.

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