It’s one of the hazards of either living in a shared house, or working in a shared office space.
You’re gasping for a cup of tea or coffee one day, but when you go to the fridge to add your customary dash of milk, you find someone got there before you.
Passive-aggressive notes warning off would-be thieves have become the norm, and done well, they do have comic value.
The thing is, they don’t necessarily protect you from having your precious supplies depleted.
You also have to be careful with what you say – go too far, and you risk a telling off from HR.
But if you have the guts, there is something you can do.
“It’s organic, so no worries”
So what did she do? Lay in wait of the culprit? Write something so frightening it would turn the most die-hard thief on to the straight and narrow? Lay a booby-trap?
Well, it is a booby trap of sorts.
The unidentified woman known only as Phantom0591 posted a picture of her note on Reddit.
The note does not resort to slurs, threats or bad language. Whoever ‘B’ is, she perfects the breezy and upbeat tone of a friendly colleague giving you a head’s up.
“Good morning, To whomever has been enjoying my coffee creamer all week… Surprise!!!
“You’ve been drinking my breast milk. Hope you’ve enjoyed – cheers!”
Whether it’s true or not is unknown, as is the note’s efficacy.
But the good news for the culprit is the breast milk is organic – phew!