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    Someone used my soap!

    I’ve pretty much had the shower at work to myself for the past 9 years. I could count on one hand the number of times it has been used by someone else over that period of time.

    Two weeks ago someone else left a towel behind. Today, my soap bottle was empty!!!

    Just having someone else towel in “MY” shower was violating enough… But to have that someone using my soap!?!?!

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    You'll have to come up with a fun note for your next bottle cautoning people to go easy on your "special equine urine soap", etc.
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    Make sure to write your name on your shower. That way everyone will know it's yours, and yours alone along with all it's contents.

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    Got soaked on the way in one day and someone stole my dirty knickers from the drier.

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    fill a bottle of liquid soap and shampoo with nair and leave it there...I did that once, never found out who was using it, but the amount in it went down every day...

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    Quote Originally Posted by madhouse View Post
    I’ve pretty much had the shower at work to myself for the past 9 years. I could count on one hand the number of times it has been used by someone else over that period of time.

    Two weeks ago someone else left a towel behind. Today, my soap bottle was empty!!!

    Just having someone else towel in “MY” shower was violating enough… But to have that someone using my soap!?!?!

    This drives me nuts! I too have the shower mostly to myself, so I did leave my stuff out, until after doing so I came in the next day and a whole brand new can of shaving foam, (not cheap either), had been stolen. Everything is now in a plastic bag tucked away in my locker.

    Also two of the ladies leave wet towels all over the place and some leaves lots of hair in the plughole!

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    Haha, just based on the title I thought it was bar soap... which would just be nasty.

    I like the nair idea. I had a co-worker who regularly stole my food and I put ipecac in some once... which was an awesome sight to behold, if I say so myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by på beløb View Post
    Got soaked on the way in one day and someone stole my dirty knickers from the drier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hnsq View Post
    fill a bottle of liquid soap and shampoo with nair and leave it there...I did that once, never found out who was using it, but the amount in it went down every day...
    Whoa! I'm getting serious deja vu here. I'm sticking with warning labels, personally, I wouldn't want to boobytrap someone. Now, if you could fill the soap bottle with peletized dry ice so that when it hit the water it would star hissing and misting - now THAT would be funny.
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    Someone's been sitting in my chair and they've broken it all to pieces.
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    pancake theoretical physics is a good new direction for this thread.

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    Someone stole my shower shoes and towel one day. I had to shower barefoot (gross) and dry off using paper towels. I now lock up my stuff but if I forget my key, I'm hosed. A combo lock would probably be a better idea to eliminate the key-forgetting thing but oh well.

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    I used to lifeguard at a pool, and one of our rules was that we had to swim at least 1 mile per week, so we'd do a few laps between chair sessions. After I finished, I hung my trunks up on a hook in the locker room, and put on a dry pair......not 10 minutes later, some guy came out of the locker room wearing MY trunks! (to make it worse, they were Speedo racing trunks).

    I started to say HEY! You've got my trunks! Then I realized, that even if I got them back, I wouldn't want to wear them again.....

    I've had underwear stolen before...and my son has had all of his clothes stolen from the local pool. Another time, he got his shoes taken at a play area - they were swapped from an identical (but smaller) pair, so I think the parents just didn't pay any attention to the fact that their kids' shoes were loose...or they decided to trade up for free.

    Most recently, my wife and my son's shoes were stolen at the beach (Keen sandals that cost about $90 a pair retail). I was able to replace both on sale....but the funny thing was that my son's sandals had acquired a REALLY nasty smell......so I would have liked to have listened in to the car of the scumbag wo took them as they tried to figure out where the dead body was.....
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    An owl stole my dad's hat!
    "I'd rather be a murderer than to be a murder victim"

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    It's possible that whoever used it thought it was communal soap or something.

    Recently someone's been leaving a bunch of their shower stuff (soap, shampoo, some kind of moisturizer stuff) on the little shelf in the shower. It's really annoying. It leaves no room for other people to put their stuff there while they're taking a shower. It's been there for a few weeks now. It's not annoying enough that I'll make a scene or anything, but still... Grrr....

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    Quote Originally Posted by apricissimus View Post
    It's possible that whoever used it thought it was communal soap or something.

    Recently someone's been leaving a bunch of their shower stuff (soap, shampoo, some kind of moisturizer stuff) on the little shelf in the shower. It's really annoying. It leaves no room for other people to put their stuff there while they're taking a shower. It's been there for a few weeks now. It's not annoying enough that I'll make a scene or anything, but still... Grrr....
    Take their stuff and leave it on the floor outside the shower. They'll get the message.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HOV View Post
    An owl stole my dad's hat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kokomo61 View Post
    I used to lifeguard at a pool, and one of our rules was that we had to swim at least 1 mile per week, so we'd do a few laps between chair sessions. After I finished, I hung my trunks up on a hook in the locker room, and put on a dry pair......not 10 minutes later, some guy came out of the locker room wearing MY trunks! (to make it worse, they were Speedo racing trunks).

    I started to say HEY! You've got my trunks! Then I realized, that even if I got them back, I wouldn't want to wear them again.....
    I don't understand why you didn't just continue wearing the wet pair. Bathing suits dry quickly.

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    I always carry all my soap/towel with me to the shower. My towel hangs dry on my coat hook behind my office door and I use medium sized soap stuff so it is portable. For example, the green dual Dove body wash that they sell at costco, comes with a bonus mini-sized container. This fits perfectly into a ziplock bag with some little shampoo and conditioner containers.
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    The Nair idea is a little extreme, but how about some blue dye. You could certainly figure out who it was that used it!

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    Just be glad it wasn't a bar of soap covered in someone else's short and curlies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BroadSTPhilly View Post
    Someone's been sitting in my chair and they've broken it all to pieces.
    Someone's been eating my porridge!

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    Having a shower to yourself at work must be nice, too bad you got competition now. On the other hand, stashing your shower stuff in a small ziplock is hardly a hassle.

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    <shrug> Just crush some blue jean dye and stick it in the showerhead

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    Quote Originally Posted by madhouse View Post
    I’ve pretty much had the shower at work to myself for the past 9 years. I could count on one hand the number of times it has been used by someone else over that period of time.

    Two weeks ago someone else left a towel behind. Today, my soap bottle was empty!!!

    Just having someone else towel in “MY” shower was violating enough… But to have that someone using my soap!?!?!
    You have to leave a note requesting that if they want to use Eu De Jizm soap to provide their own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hnsq View Post
    fill a bottle of liquid soap and shampoo with nair and leave it there...I did that once, never found out who was using it, but the amount in it went down every day...
    It must have been a bald co-worker to start with.
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