Posted by DesertFox on July 30, 2013, 2:54 p.m.

At work, I finally got my retina MacBook. It is beautiful and the gloriously crisp screen makes me happy, because I never really use my monitor which seems a bit silly but I sit in a beanbag and hoisting a giant-ass monitor on my lap is not appealing. Plus, where would the keyboard sit? I make up the difference in real-estate by whoring out the multiple-desktop thing. I've got so many desktops, all laid out dedicated to various categories. My two main desktops are in the middle, with another on each side for random stuff for a total of four. It is awesome.

Work has decidedly gotten complicated. My last project was finished, and now I'm in that limbo where you have nothing to do but people expect you to do stuff anyway. So I'm being shuffled around a bunch which I really dislike because I hate having to change mental gears all the time, let alone figure out what takes priority because, according to whoever you are talking to, why obviously their problems are the most important.

Knock-off Fruit Gushers suck. They simply aren't satisfying, because the knock-off brand's liquid gets absorbed by the fruit snack while its sitting in its package, leaving you with a slightly mushier fruit snack with a cavity in the center. Still tasty though, but next time I'll be buying on-brand.

Speaking of snacks, there's always that one person at the office that has no compunction about eating other people's food. Now, from what I hear, normally such people are relegated to sealed food and the occasional snagging of items out of a lunch bag. However, our resident food-thief has taken a decidedly… strange route.

It started normally, with little things - drinks and stuff, taking my breakfast-cheese (I like extra-sharp cracker barrel in the morning :P), and other stuff that, although it isn't theirs, isn't weird for them to be eating. That was then. Now, this person has recently graduated to stealing leftovers. That's right - this person is now stealing (and presumably eating) other people's half-eaten food. See, there's this wonderful Thai restaurant nearby; its a bit expensive, but they give a ton of food so I always save half of it for the next day. However, today I went to go eat the latter half of yesterday's Masaman curry, upon which I found it had conveniently disappeared, leaving the rest of the fridge untouched. And it wasn't exactly unobvious that I had already eaten from it, either.


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JuurianChi 10 years, 11 months ago

I'm sure ants were ten times better than the rocks I would always find in a bag of Fruit Loops.

panzercretin 10 years, 11 months ago

are you sure those weren't just cereal prizes, chi?

aeron 10 years, 11 months ago

Hahah oh man I'm familiar with that one too… it was definitely harder to get over than cereal. At least with cereal there was the benefit of the doubt that there weren't any since they were surprisingly hard to spot in the mix. I just remember the disappointment of having pancakes/waffles ready and then pulling out the ant syrup all too well.

firestormx 10 years, 11 months ago

Eating leftovers is just absurd. o_o

Maybe you have cleaning staff that has taken to emptying the fridge, or something?

My coworker told me I should start a fridge cleaning business, due to my eating habits. I would have companies pay me $50 to go clean out their cafeteria fridge every Friday, and then I'd eat all the free food, and get paid to do it.

firestormx 10 years, 11 months ago

Bitch, I'm Asian. Do you know what ridiculous amounts of food and money it takes to make a sumo wrestler fat?

DesertFox 10 years, 11 months ago

@fsx - nah, when its fridge-cleaning day its announced and everyone knows it. Plus, they left everyone else's food untouched.

@Cyrus D:

JuurianChi 10 years, 11 months ago

Do you know what ridiculous amounts of food and money it takes to make a sumo wrestler fat?