BG: I sit close enough to our kitchen area so that I can hear what's going on in there. It's basically background noises like someone's using the microwave or someone's getting ice from the freezer, type of thing. I can hear people talking, but I don't tune into the conversation (just like people talking in the next cube over.) No. I am not a kitchen-cop. These are every-day sounds that I basically ignore. endBG.
The other day (Halloween) I heard some rustling/crinkling with something that sounded like cellophane wrapping. I paid it no never-mind. Then about 30 minutes later I went to refresh my ice water and saw a nice tray of Halloween treats . . . Ghostly Peeps, Bat Pretzels, Rice Krispie bars, and Pumpkin sugar cookies, all singly wrapped . . . 10 of each. (There are 8 people in our immediate office area.)
I thought "Ha! BigBoss did it again!
" and took me a rice krispie bar. Yum!
BigBoss does this on occasions. She'll leave a tray of treats (purchased from the cafeteria catering menu) and not tell anyone that they are there. Just a nice surprise type of thing.
I went back to the cube-area and mentioned to CWs that there was a tray of treats in the kitchen.
GrumpyCW asked "Who is it from?" I said "I assume BigBoss" GCW said "Yeah, and she couldn't tell us?
What's up with that?
" Now, GCW has a thing against BigBoss which I stay out of.
While I was e-mailing a TY to BigBoss, I overheard (yes, I tuned in
) GCW saying to other CW "Who's going to eat that (the Peeps)? Those are really disgusting. But I'll take all of these, these are a really good snack food." There was more conversation going on, but I tuned out. A few minutes later I heard GCW open her desk drawer and a few thuds, like someone was dropping things in the drawer.
After a while I went to refresh my ice water and saw that all of the rice krispie bars were gone.
I've also noticed (another BigBoss kindness) that when our fridge is stocked with drinks (soda, gatorade, ice tea, water, etc.) certain things are depleted rather quickly and have seen GCW walking to her cube with several bottles of something or the other.
To me, this is not a hill to die on. I think that these side benefits provided by BigBoss are a wonderful thing. If I get one or two of something offered? I'm happy (except I would have liked another rice krispie treat the next day if any were left.
I do, however, think that GSW is very rude hoarding these benefits (by storing her favorites in her desk.)
What do you think?
Is there a polite way to say something to GSW or should I just let it go.