The office lunch thief is one of the most reviled people in the contemporary office. Second only to the guy who clips his nails at his desk (really, people?) and the loud phone talker.
But what if the office lunch thief wasn't a sneaky-fingered Yogi Bear wannabe but someone who made an honest mistake? This scenario actually happened here at The Huffington Post Canada's Toronto offices on Tuesday. One of our staffers, who will remain anonymous, accidentally ate a tupperware of lasagna that he thought his girlfriend had packed for him the night before.
Turns out he was mistaken. "It was fine lasagna. It just wasn't my lasagna," the sheepish person said. A call to his girlfriend confirmed that lasagna was not on the dinner menu the night before.
He quickly wrote this note apologizing for the theft.
"I accidentally ate your lasagna. I thought it was my leftovers. I'm really sorry," the note reads.
When asked what he would do if contacted by the rightful owner of the lasagna, our very own office Garfield said he'd make it up to them.
"I'm going to buy them lunch," he said.
Have you ever been a victim of lunch theft? What did you do?
See the best notes left behind for thieves below:
Someone Stole Kanye's Cheese?
Nah, but kudos to this person for not caring about the theft, and for leaving this hilarious note. (Via <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/princesscarissa/3966210561/" target="_hplink">Carissa Marie's Flickr</a>)
Oh, And Also...
H&R Block better watch out for thieves. And on second thought, THIS crazy guy too. (Via <a href="http://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com/2010/03/22/now-if-youll-excuse-me-ive-got-call-of-duty-on-pause/" target="_hplink">Passive Aggressive Notes</a>)
It's only a bike! Is it really worth the death threat? Let alone, not sleeping for the rest of your life. (Via <a href="http://9gag.com/gag/20684/" target="_hplink">9Gag</a>)
You Stole Her Summer!
That's pretty awful. If it had been our nice patio furnishings that had been stolen, we can't say our note would be this nice. Probably it'd be more like Mike's! (Via <a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/todd/who-stole-the-patio-lrb" target="_hplink">Buzzfeed</a>)
No Free Slurpees
We didn't even know that flavor existed! (Via <a href="http://noyoushutup.tumblr.com/post/803734257#note-container" target="_hplink">No You Shut Up</a>)
Don't Mess With A Man's Ocarina
This poor, Zelda-loving guy. He can get a new registration and music, but that Ocarina was a gift! (Via <a href="http://www.geekologie.com/2009/11/please_stop_breaking_into_my_c.php" target="_hplink">Geekologie</a>)
She Doesn't Even Want It Back
That bike looks cool! If it were ours we'd want it back, but damning the thief to hell via "Monster Truck" is also pretty awesome. (Via <a href="http://dailydesigndiscoveries.com/post/168384023/funny-missing-bike-poster-but-i-hope-the-thief" target="_hplink">Daily Design Discoveries</a>)
Not A Fan Of "The Bicycle Thief"
Maybe if the thief is a film student he'll feel bad and return the bike. But probably not. (Via <a href="http://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com/2009/05/11/ladri-di-biciclette/" target="_hplink">Passive Aggressive Notes</a>)
We totally get why this person is upset, but why was the underwear on the roof? Seems like an odd place to put your undergarments, especially if they have, ahem, "residents." (Via <a href="http://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com/2009/01/14/panty-raid/" target="_hplink">Passive Aggressive Notes</a>)
Who Steals From A Baby?
...Much less an "Infant baby." While the note-writer was a little redundant, the crime is pretty dispicable. (Via <a href="stuytownluxliving.com" target="_hplink">stuytownluxliving.com</a>)
First, we love the fact that the thief potentially got strep throat. Second, we love how the note-writer took the time to wish the thief a happy holidays at the end, that way the perpetrator gets bad karma AND guilt. (Via <a href="http://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com/2007/12/05/its-not-funny-its-my-sandwich/" target="_hplink">Passive Aggressive Notes</a>)
Liam Neeson's Yogurt Was Taken
Thanks Liam! (Not Liam Neeson. That would be all too perfect and we know he's not actually sending us emails. At least we think he's not.)
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