Unbeknownst to me until now, my blog has been slowly transforming into a foodie blog. Ew. I must rise above the ashes and avoid this trap. Sure, I'll still post the occasional recipe here or Creature from the Burrito chapter there, but I need to get back to the basics. That being said, this post is about food - sorry.
In one of my previous posts, I'm pretty sure that I wrote about how I was eating breakfast at work to save time in the mornings. Well, as you may have guessed, I did not like the granola crap I tried, so I was doing the instant cream of wheat thing for a while. I got creamed out, so for the past couple of weeks I've been doing cereal - Corn Pops to be precise. GOTTA HAVE MY POPS!
Well, there is an office fridge on our floor, and in an effort to be considerate of space limitations, I will typically buy a pint of milk at the beginning of the week, which will last me a few bowls of cereal. That way I'm not a fridge hog by leaving a gallon in there. Two days ago, I was arriving at work and put my lunch for the day in the fridge. As I entered the breakroom, I noticed a guy from a different division putting some milk in his coffee mug. My initial thought was "Hey, that looks like my milk! No, he wouldn't be that rude to use someone else's milk..." Sure enough, it was my milk.
As I got to my desk, fuming mad (by the time I realized it was mine, he had already left the room), I told my coworkers what happpened. Almost all of them asked me if my name was on the container. Apparantly, there is an unspoken rule in this building that if food is not labeled as belonging to someone, it is fair game.
I decided if people are going to do that, they are using food at their own risk. There was still ample milk left, so I rationalized that the perpetrator would likely be a repeat offender. Plus, if he did it, who knows if there are others that will use my milk as well.
Fortunately for me, I have a habbit of collecting condiments from food joints like ketchup, mustard, hot sauce, etc. As a perused my condiment collection, I grew frustrated because all my stuff would alter the appearance of the milk. At last, I found a salt packet. In went the salt, and my milk was discretely returned to its spot in the fridge.
I was practically giddy the next morning (yesterday) when I checked the milk status - more milk had been used since the salting. I only wish I could have seen the reaction that happened when the criminal had some salted coffee. Actually, enough milk was gone to lead me to believe that more than one person was privy to my special treat.
That made my day; nay, week.
PS - I have been known to post fake links in the past, but the three links are legit in this post.