We all have that one friend or family member or coworker who will eat you out of house and home, and won't even so much as offer to replace the groceries they just ate or give you some cash to cover the damage.
For some reason, they feel entitled to your food and will hover around the fridge and scarf down whatever they can get their hands on. Which can be annoying, especially when you're working in an office and the one thing you have to look forward to at your mind-numbing job is that afternoon cup of coffee or dinner leftovers you packed into a container for lunch.
So how do you stop someone from terrorizing the refrigerator? You could put up passive aggressive notes, notify HR...
...or you could do what this person did and literally lock up the milk cartons to prevent coworkers from dipping into their stash.
One twitter user pointed out that there are some flaws in the anti-theft system's design.
you know you can make a small hole in the base of the bottle using just a biro ...— Tattooed Mummy 🎭 (@tattooed_mummy) June 12, 2017
But the post seemed to strike a nerve with other people who have been victims of office-food thieves.
And they started sharing their own examples of break room pettiness.
And some people didn't know whether to shake their heads at the milk thieves, or at the person who created the milk locks.
Which, of course, spawned a series of jokes.
And others wanted to find a solution to stop their other foods from being stolen.
Lol I used to write "breast milk" on the bottle when at one public service job I had. Needless to say it worked. 😀— dean (@dean_anonym) June 12, 2017
But there was at least one person asking the right question.
What kind of tight fisted firm doesn't supply their own milk these days!— For the many! (@TheEvilGenius3) June 12, 2017
Have you ever been the victim of stolen food at work?