Colleagues, Tramps, and Thieves

A colleague of mine went to India over Christmas break, and gifted me a box of Indian sweets–laddu, barfi, and the like. I gluttonously consumed two-thirds of the box a few minutes after receiving the gift. I then put the box in the fridge of our faculty lounge, thinking I’d eat the rest the next day. I open the fridge just now, and it’s gone. And no, it can’t be a mistake. So yeah, it was stolen–as in theft, larceny, crime. It was in a distinctive gift box, and was virtually the only thing in the fridge. And it had to have been stolen by a faculty member, because the door to the lounge has a combination lock known (or presumably known) only to faculty. I guess Maintenance has access as well, but I simply don’t believe Maintenance would do something like this.

What manner of depravity is this? What kind of colleagues would steal a gift out of the faculty lounge–at a Franciscan school? Is nothing sacred?

4 thoughts on “Colleagues, Tramps, and Thieves

  1. You left “Gypsies” out of your title… at the risk of being politically incorrect: Could the thief have been a gypsy? Now, don’t get me wrong. Some of my favorite jazz guitarists are gypsies. 🙂

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  2. Knowing your reputation, they probably feared that the candies were explosive devices of some sort, and removed them for the sake of everybody’s safety.

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