Life can be oddly symmetrical

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Life can be oddly symmetrical

Post by gnome » Wed May 09, 2018 3:48 pm

Twenty-two years ago, I started my first long term, full time office job. Water cooler, break room, etc.

About a week or so in, I went to fetch my lunch and found that it had been stolen from the communal refrigerator. Well, worse things had happened to me, and it was a really good job, so I shrugged it off.

In all the years since then I have never had a lunch disappear from any office I worked in. Guess I've been lucky.

Yesterday, I gave my notice at my current workplace in order to accept a job that is 100% work from home. Today, a week or so out from possibly never having to sit in a cubicle full time ever again, I go to fetch my lunch from the communal refrigerator, and it's gone.
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Re: Life can be oddly symmetrical

Post by Witness » Wed May 09, 2018 3:55 pm

Somebody in the know stopped fearing retaliation. Akin to people who don't tip in restaurants they don't intend to come back to. :mrgreen:

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Re: Life can be oddly symmetrical

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed May 09, 2018 5:39 pm

Oddly symmetrical would be if your last act in the office were to steal the other guy's lunch.
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Re: Life can be oddly symmetrical

Post by gnome » Wed May 09, 2018 5:47 pm

...and if it turned out to be the same guy that had taken mine 22 years ago.
"If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little bit more about fighting than you do, pal, because he invented it, and then he perfected it so that no living man could best him in the ring of honor. Then, he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth, and then he herded them onto a boat, and then he beat the crap out of every single one. And from that day forward any time a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a zoo! (Beat) Unless it's a farm!"
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Re: Life can be oddly symmetrical

Post by Doctor X » Wed May 09, 2018 10:59 pm

Had you killed him 22 years ago, we would not have to read this thread.

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Re: Life can be oddly symmetrical

Post by ed » Thu May 10, 2018 10:33 am

gnome wrote:Twenty-two years ago, I started my first long term, full time office job. Water cooler, break room, etc.

About a week or so in, I went to fetch my lunch and found that it had been stolen from the communal refrigerator. Well, worse things had happened to me, and it was a really good job, so I shrugged it off.

In all the years since then I have never had a lunch disappear from any office I worked in. Guess I've been lucky.

Yesterday, I gave my notice at my current workplace in order to accept a job that is 100% work from home. Today, a week or so out from possibly never having to sit in a cubicle full time ever again, I go to fetch my lunch from the communal refrigerator, and it's gone.
No. It was simply the second time I called on an office you worked in. And I was hungry.
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Re: Life can be oddly symmetrical

Post by shemp » Thu May 10, 2018 2:33 pm

There are no innocents. On your last day, steal everyone's lunches.
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