When it comes to the workplace dynamics, few things can stir up more frustration than a lunch thief.
But what happens when employees decide to fight back against the culprit? A captivating story of revenge and culinary one-upmanship unfolded within the walls of an orthopedic surgeon’s office. Brace yourselves for a tale of stolen lunches, extravagant orders, and a clash of appetites. Join us as we delve into this story.
It all started innocently enough, as OP and their colleagues found themselves victims of an orthopedic surgeon who shamelessly feasted on their packed lunches. Frustrated by the recurring theft, they sought recourse through their office manager. However, their complaints fell on deaf ears as the doctor nonchalantly instructed the manager to “deal with it.” Determined to assert their lunchtime sovereignty, the office workers devised a plan to fight fire with fire. To know what these employees did to give this doctor a taste of his own medicine, scroll below.
OP worked for a lunch-stealing orthopedic surgeon who compensated by leaving $10 on the fridge and had a strong affinity for leftover home-cooked meals.
OP’s orthopedic surgeon boss, in response to lunch-stealing, would dismiss the issue by saying:
OP despised their orthopedic surgeon boss who had just completed their internship and residency. He believed he was superior to everyone else:
OP and their colleagues complained to the office manager, who confronted the doctor on their behalf, but the doctor suggested that if a lunch was taken, they could simply have the office manager order a replacement.
OP found the situation remarkable as two other individuals in their workplace used to bring leftovers:
In response to the lunch theft, OP retaliated by strategically ordering an extravagant meal from the town’s priciest steakhouse, including appetizers, a hefty 22 oz steak, multiple sides, a salad, and dessert.
The rest of the staff followed suit by placing extravagant orders such as whole chickens and an assortment of Chinese dishes, collectively spending significant amounts of money to replace their lunches.
The supportive office manager willingly supported the staff’s extravagant orders, acknowledging that they were entitled to order whatever they desired if their lunches were taken by the doctor.
The lunch-stealing charade continued for a duration of two months until the doctor finally caught on to the scheme.
OP reminisced about the indulgence of swapping a humble cold pork chop and Spanish rice for a delectable prime rib accompanied by an array of delicious side dishes.
This amusing yet relatable incident strikes a chord with many of us who have experienced the frustration of having our lunches pilfered by audacious co-workers. Sometimes, in the face of injustice, a creative and unified response can turn the tables and provide a moment of sweet satisfaction. Whether it’s a stolen sandwich, a missing dessert, or a vanishing snack, this story resonates with anyone who knows the feeling of lunchtime betrayal.
“Malicious compliance is a dish”
There are some kind doctors too:
“Orthopods are the worst.”
Have you ever found yourself in a similar lunchtime battle? Did anyone steal your lunch at workplace? Leave your comments below.
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