Friday, 3 June 2016

How to - Keep your lunch safe in the office!

In our last blog post in our "How to keep your stuff safe" series, we showed you how to keep people from stealing your mug in the office. Well, now we have some tips on how to keep your lunch safe from those pesky people who are too lazy to bring in their own food, so they eat yours!

Here's how to combat this age-old problem:

1. Put dark green mould-like splodges on your sandwich bags
No one's going to want to eat your sandwiches when they see your mouldy bags. "That's disgusting!" they will think. Even better if you get to watch their reaction as you remove the sandwich, and eat it before their eyes...

2. Stick your business card to your food

Lunch thieves then have zero excuse for not knowing who you are or how to contact you if they're still unsure about whether or not it's theirs.

3. Use opague containers

Basically putting your food in anything where it can't be seen - so the thief has to open the lid to see exactly what's there. Out of sight, out of mind - the thief tends to be a spontaneous, sensory driven animal whilst also lazy. Opening a box without proof of reward will often be a step too far for them effort-wise.

4. Camouflage your lunch

In a similar vein to the above, this tip means you use a container that's not normally meant for food to trick the wannabe thief.

5. Get stuff that nobody else likes

If your colleagues like all the fancy stuff you bring in, STOP! Make sure you buy all-plain-everything, so only you are tempted when snack-time comes around.

6. And if all else fails, label label label

Post-its are your best friend if you have come to the end of your tether. Whether you label just your lunch, or everyone's lunches, this way you make sure that people know IT IS YOUR LUNCH AND NOBODY ELSE'S.

Do you have any top tips for stopping food-thiefs in your office? Tweet us @office_fruit

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