Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Office Ettiquete

I brought a salad and some chicken for lunch today. It's part of my plan to have million dollar abs by the summer. Actually, right now it's my entire plan. I'm eating hamburgers tonight.

So at 12:30, after having felt like I was starving for the previous hour, I finally went to the break room to recover my food from the community fridge. I threw my chicken in the microwave to reheat and stood nearby to wait. It suddenly occurred to me that I hadn't brought any dressing for my salad and was about to have a very bland meal. I went back to the community fridge expecting that there would be a host of dressings to choose from.

No such luck. The fridge had it's semi annual cleaning recently and there was only one bottle of dressing. It was some sort of natural poppy seed stuff that I had never seen before. I put a little on my salad, grabbed my chicken, and left. As I sat down to eat it occurred to me that whoever's dressing that was might not have appreciated my use of it. They hadn't put their name on it, so I couldn't ask. My mind was racing-Would they notice?-Will they be mad?-Did somebody see me, and will they turn me in?-Oh crap! Wait a second I told myself. You can't steal condiments. Condiments are free.

11 comments:

Q said...

Be careful Dagromm that could have possibly been AIDS...

Gyuss Baaltar said...

Prepare for boardin'! Arggg!

Condiments are free? I've wasted alot of money over the years at the Rite-Aid pharmacy then.

Dagromm said...

Hell yeah there free. Have you ever been charged for them by a restaurant? I don't think so.

Gyuss Baaltar said...

Your restaurant gives them away? Even the Magnum size?

heather said...

you're such a goof, finaly making my way over here. sorry it took so long.
the way i look at it, if it's a community fridge and there's no name on a condiment then it's for community use. i sometimes buy stuff just for that purpose.

Q said...

Have you assessed the very real danger that it could have been AIDS in a bottle?

Dagromm said...

heather-I had that thought too, because I know some people definately put their names on items in there and I would stay away from it. Then I thought maybe I was just making excuses. Then I got angry with them and cursed them for making me feel guilty. It's all their fault. Then I unleashed my maelstrom of rage on unsuspecting people when I drove home.

Dagromm said...

Gyuss/Q - Yes.

heather said...

love those guilt turns to rage mood swings, it's a specialty of j's lol

mist1 said...

Other people's condiments are free. My condiments are not. Nothing upsets me more than almost running out of something. Running out of it is kind of satisfying, but almost running out of a condiment makes me anxious.

Dagromm said...

mist-I'm with you on that. I hate having a little bit left of a condiment, because I can't bring myself to throw it away. When I go shopping I also tend to have the thought in my head that I don't need to buy more, because I still have some. Then I get home and don't have enough of it.