Monday, December 11, 2006

New Alternative to Coffee Creamer

So... I am in the Lounge at my new school, when one of my friends and co-workers wanders in. He is a coffee connoisseur and is a frequent fixture next to the Mr. Coffee. In the past, he has purchased flavored creamers in large bottles and stored them in the staff fridge. No surprise, they are feasted upon by all and shortly run dry.
After mentioning how his brand new bottle of creamer only lasted 4 days, he let me in on a little secret. The power of deception. He found a way to detour the other teachers from stealing his creamer... He hands me a bottle with the label removed and the words "Breast Milk" prominently etched on all sides in Sharpee... To both our surprise, no one has touched his creamer since and there is hardly a dent in the current bottle going on week two...
Well done, bravo...
Well done.
Though I do feel a bit awkward, pouring a bottle into my coffee labeled as such... I get some looks.

2 comments:

Stephanie Streets said...

this is the only way I could figure to get ahold of you....
email me easystreetvending@yahoo.com

Miss you,
Stephanie

Mama Burns said...

Great thinking, though if someone sees him putting a container labeled "breastmilk" in the fridge, HE'S going to be getting some looks...
This reminds me of a previous life in which a certain clinic coworker would freely eat any food he found in the staff fridge: other people's lunches, take-out, restaurant left-overs, etc. I took to labeling my food "stool sample" in order to thwart this thieving scavenger. And, not surprisingly, it was 100% effective. Though the idea of storing items of that nature alongside actual food is a surefire appetite spoiler anyway.