Hatching a cunning plan! Woman whose eggs went missing at work writes fake note claiming they were from a rare African bird and that an antidote would be needed if consumed
- Kojo, from South Florida, explained his mother’s eggs went missing at work
- She penned note warning aren’t chicken eggs and not meant for consumption
- Joked they are from rare bird in Africa and antidote would be needed
- Many took to Twitter to share their own stories of catching out food thieves
A woman who was annoyed after her eggs went missing in the fridge at work issued a fake note joking they were from a rare bird in Africa and were not meant for consumption – and it wasn’t long before the ‘stressed’ culprit soon came forward.
The woman’s son Kojo, from South Florida, took to Twitter and shared a note alongside a caption which read: ‘So my mom saw that her eggs were missing at work so she posted this note. Later some dude came to her stressed af for the antidote thinking he was going to die. ngl this is genius.’
The letter warned that the eggs were not chicken eggs, but were instead from a rare bird in Africa and that an antidote would be needed if they’d been consumed, which soon resulted in the thief coming forward.
It wasn’t long before the post quickly garnered over 26,000 comments and 206,800 likes comments, with many sharing their own amusing stories of how they’ve caught out their workplace food thief.
The woman’s son Kojo (pictured), from South Florida, took to Twitter and shared a note alongside a caption which read: ‘So my mom saw that her eggs were missing at work so she posted this note. Later some white dude came to her stressed af for the antidote thinking he was going to die. ngl this is genius’
The fake note (pictured) joked the missing eggs were from a rare bird in Africa and were not meant for consumption – and it wasn’t long before the ‘stressed’ culprit soon came forward
Kojo went on to explain how he thought the note was ‘genius’ (pictured) – and he wasn’t the only one
The initial note, which was titled ‘ATTENTION, ATTENTION, ATTENTION,’ read: ‘To whom it may concern: I had a carton of eggs in the fridge and its gone!
‘Whoever took the eggs please know that those eggs are not chicken eggs and are not meant for consumption.
‘If you have not consumed them please discard. But if you have, please see me for the antidote. They are eggs from a rare bird in Africa.’
And many were left impressed with the woman’s creative efforts to try and track down the food thief.
One told how she replaced a colleague’s coffee with decaf when she was on the nightshift – before revealing she was fired for falling asleep (pictured)
‘I would’ve taken it further… made him drink some mad concoction after he confessed and then been like “only joking,” wrote one, while a second penned:
Kojo added: ‘This taking off so moral of the story, don’t touch what’s not yours!!!
My mother is cracking up and appreciates all your positive comments towards her. She’s glad most people could have a good laugh.’
He went on to confirm that after the culprit confessed, he paid the woman back for the eggs.
Elsewhere, others took the opportunity to share the very amusing plans they’ve come up with in a bid to catch out the culprits in their workplace.
‘Someone used all my coffee creamer at work when I happened to also be pumping milk for my baby at the time,’ commented one. ‘I wrote on my next bottle with sharpie saying “this is not coffee creamer. stop drinking my breast milk. This is for my baby.”
Others told how they put laxatives in their food so that they’d be able to identify who was responsible for the missing food (pictured)
A second with a similar idea wrote: ‘A friend of mine had milk taken from work fridge, as she had just come back to work after maternity leave, the next day put a note in the fridge that the missing milk had been expressed for her child… No more milk thieves.’
Another told how her lunch kept getting stolen from the refrigerator, so he put a skull and crossbones on it and wrote ‘poison’ – and never had the problem again.
‘I had a coworker who messed with me so I replaced the all the coffee with decaf, revealed another. ‘She was nightshift. Not sure if she ever figured it out. She was fired for falling asleep.’
A further added: ‘My mother’s work colleague had her yogurt stolen all the time and she ended up putting laxative in one of the pots. That’s how she discovered the culprit.’