There have been some recent changes at work. i used to know everyone on our floor, but recently another department joined us and there are a lot of new faces.
We have a small lunchroom, it includes a few tables, a refrigerator, coffee machine and microwave, and a couple of vending machines.
The lunchroom was empty the other day. I had one of those prepackaged meals, the kind where you cook the rice then add the sauce. I added water to the rice and put it in the microwave for 3 1/2 minutes, as per package directions. Then I walked over to the vending machine to buy a coke.
A woman I didn't know came into the lunchroom, walked right past me to the microwave, opened the microwave door and reached in as if to take my food out.
When I walked over there, she said "Oh, is this yours?" and then "I didn't realize the microwave was still running, I couldn't hear it because of the sound of the vending machine."
I thought "Yes, but you could still see the timer counting down," but I didn't say anything. I closed the microwave door and pressed the "start" button.
And then she said "Three minutes? Your food is going to be very hot when you take it out."
So in other words, she DID see the timer but was going to take my food out anyhow.
I resisted the urge to call her a liar and instead said something about the rice needing three minutes to cook properly.
I think I handled this correctly. Or should I have confronted her?