Is Your Fridge Safe From Marauders?

@wolfie34 (26791)
United Kingdom
August 31, 2009 10:21am CST
Imagine you've had a hard day at work and you stop off at the shops on the way home and treat yourself to a big cream bun, your mouth waters at the thought of it as you carefully carry it to the car or carry it home, you've deserved this cake and you can't wait to sink your teeth into it. As soon as you get home you put the cake in the fridge and you go upstairs to get changed and out of your work clothes, or have a shower, or both, you keep thinking of that cake, you rightfully deserve it, the day you've had, it's been stressful, a little sugar boost is just what the doctor ordered. As you come downstairs, ready to put your feet up and munch on that cake, you open the fridge and guess what, the cake has gone!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Someone else has gone to the fridge found your cream cake and ate it! Sound familiar? Do you have to hide things from other people, as they have a nasty habit of taking what's ever in the fridge without asking if it's yours or anyone elses? I used to do this at home, I like putting my chocolate in the fridge, especially in the hot weather, but I have to put it into a bag first or make sure it's well out of sight. So many times in the past I have got to take a piece of chocolate out and it's either been broken into or worst still vanished I knew I couldn't blame the cats as they haven't worked out to open the fridge door so it could be only the two footed variety of fridge maurader Any great stories of food you have hidden been stolen from right under your nose? Or are the people who live with you know NEVER to touch what is yours? Or suffer a fate worse than death for stealing your last cream cake, piece of chocolate or other favourite food you store away for treats?
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@sweetie1026 (1723)
• Philippines
31 Aug 09
Oh, that is awful and sad my friend.It must have been so frustrating for you to find out that your cream cake is gone. No, that has never happened here with me because i have taught my girls never to touch what is not theirs since they were little and i have this habit of dividing among us, what ever it is i have brought home as a treat for us all. That way, they will be responsible not to eat or take what is not theirs because they have their own and do not want it to be taken from them too.
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@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
31 Aug 09
I was tempted once to set up a trap, and put shaving foam on the cake instead of cream to teach my ex a lesson, but I wasn't that cruel, but it could have been funny though!
• Philippines
31 Aug 09
Yeah, that would have been a good laugh. I wonder what would your ex have done or said if you did it.
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
1 Sep 09
Probably would have got aggressive as usual, it wasn't worth the aggro or the heated arguments, so I kept the peace but I learnt not to leave anything around, I found some great hiding places ;0)
@Humbug25 (12551)
31 Aug 09
Hey there wolfie34 Your dad been at your chocs again hun? lol . The only person I have to watch out for is myself. lol The amount of times I have been to the freezer this summer to get the last crunchie ice-cream lolly only discover it's not there and it has been because I ate it a few days ago and forgot. My mouth has been watering in atisipation of enjoying it too. I am my own worst enemy. I know it wouldn't have been the kids because THEY WOULDN'T DARE!!! lol
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@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
31 Aug 09
I do admittedly have to hide chocolate from my father, but my ex was ten times as bad! I love Haagen Daz Strawberry Cheesecake flavour ice cream in Sainsburys they are two for a fiver, I have polished one off already last night, there was a hole at the bottom honest! No one gets a chance with that at home cos it don't last five minutes when I am around, what are we like!
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@Humbug25 (12551)
31 Aug 09
That sounds absolutely dreamy wolfie. Sainsburys is a good 12 miles from my house but they are building one in my town as we speak but I guess that by the time they have finished the offer will be off hmph
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
31 Aug 09
Now I'd gladly send you some but by the time it'll have reached you well it wouldn't be fit for human consumption, but don't worry I shall think of you the next time I break into the last remaining tub ;0)
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@Polly1 (12647)
• United States
1 Sep 09
I have had special treats snatched up, it sure pi$$es you off when that happens. I had a box of pizza rolls in the freezer, they had been there for a while. One day I had a taste for them, they disappeared, my son had gotten them, I was mad. Another time I had a box of chocolate candies that soemone had given me. they were opened. A few days later I went to open the box, someone had gotten into them, ate all the good pieces and even had the nerve to bite a corner off of some of the other pieces and then leave them in the box, I was furious, that time it was my granddaughter. If I have something special and I want to make sure no one touches it, I will leave a note on it saying "you touch, you die" they get the message.
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@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
1 Sep 09
I love the message, nice touch! I have become ingenious at finding hiding places to hide my treats, unless they need to go in the fridge then they are usually hidden in the vegetable compartment wrapped up. You gotta do what you've gotta to to stop sticky fingers wondering and nabbing your treats for sure!
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@Polly1 (12647)
• United States
2 Sep 09
It works, I haven't had to kill anyone yet.
@nannacroc (4049)
31 Aug 09
Well, there's only me and Mr Croc here and he knows not to touch any Cadburys chocolate in the fridge. My girls always asked if they could have anything in the food cupboards or fridge before taking even when they lived at home and were grown up. Mr Croc does eat any sweets, aart from chocolate, that anyone gives us but I let him off with that unless I'm in a mood with him. I confiscated some rock from him a couple of nights ago because it had been bought between us, I don't like it but I was annoed with him. He won't touch it now unless I say he can have it. Aren't I mean?
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@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
31 Aug 09
You don't make him beg for it do you? PMSL. Poor Mr Croc I brought back a few sticks of rock from Bournemouth, now if I had of known, but I guess you would have intercepted it, and you can't really disguise a stick of rock can you?
@nannacroc (4049)
31 Aug 09
No begging, he just has to clean the kitchen floor to get back in my good books and earn it.
@dawnald (84078)
• Shingle Springs, California
31 Aug 09
I have children, so nothing is safe. Fortunately for me, I have different taste from most of my family so I am able to get away without having my goodies stolen too often. But there are certain things. Like if we bring home donuts, they are never safe from my son. And caramel drumsticks are not safe from my daughter. But I can put up with that from the children much better than I could from say a roommate...
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
31 Aug 09
Well donuts would be safe as I hate them as wold caramel drumsticks as I can't bear caramel, but if it was a bar of chocolate then I would be angry and yes you can forgive the anklebiters can't you! It's the adults that should no different!
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@dawnald (84078)
• Shingle Springs, California
31 Aug 09
Yeah like my mother-in-law. lol
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
31 Aug 09
Say no more! ;0)
• Philippines
31 Aug 09
nope, my nieces and nephew are abounds..they are always acts like a pirates ready to raid any food being left by me in the fridge..it often drives me mad...even though i already gives them their snacks, do I have to make a label?? In order for them to understand no matter I repetitive explain to them that it is mine...they could not get it..That is why from now on and not for being greedy..I eat mine before letting others first to eat what I have put in my fridge..It's got to me first..better to be wiser than never??!!
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
31 Aug 09
They should put child locks on the fridge, but then again aren't children more adept at opening child locks than adults. I remember the case when they put childlocks on tablets, well the adults struggled to open them and for the children it was a piece of cake! Maybe keep a little safe in the fridge with a number combo to stop people breaking into it LOL!
• Philippines
31 Aug 09
yeah, children now days are getting smarter than adults..geez have to be more wiser to them.never ever get them out of my ways..
1 Sep 09
Yeah this happens to me all the time. Me and my sister have similar tastes so when it comes to food in the fridge world war three usually breaks out. We both have really sweet tooths so anything with chocolate on it and theres the biggest fight. Or I will put something in the fridge that I really want and she will eat it. Sometimes she just does it out of spite even if she does not like whats in there.
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
1 Sep 09
Firstly welcome to Mylot! I think you need to find some great hiding places where your sister wouldn't think to look, difficult if it's in the fridge though, although back of the vegetables is a good place. Good luck!
@williamjisir (22900)
• China
1 Sep 09
Hello wolfie. I think that it happens in the description when you share the house with someone else. But I have not had such an experience because I have an apartment of my own on campus. It is comfortable to live alone without the third party as I can do whatever I would like to, which is a personal space for me...Good day, wolfie.
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
1 Sep 09
Hi William, that is what I desperately crave not a cream bun, but my own place, somewhere where I can be alone and buy food that I want and no one else can touch it but me!!!!
• United States
31 Aug 09
I do not have an issue with things disappearing from my fridge, as I live alone. When I still lived my parents my dad often would finish off others ice cream. We finally got a mini fridge for upstairs and my bro and I could keep our pints safe from him. Now my bro has one in his room and hides his ice cream there.
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
31 Aug 09
The beauty of living alone, no one steals your food! I love the mini fridge idea plus it saves you having to go downstairs for a snack!
• United Kingdom
31 Aug 09
Hi wolfie, this sure does bring back so many memories! I used to live in a houseshare and we all had to share the same fridge, this was a bad experience in itself! Anyway, I was forever losing food and things were just disappearing! I ended up purchasing a really tiny fridge freezer to put in my room at that time! I'm now free of all that thankfully! I live in a one bedroom flat and everything is my own!!! Andrew
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
31 Aug 09
Hi Andrew, that's another reason why I love living alone, no one pilfers your food! and you don't wake up one morning and find there is no milk for your cereal, that is another peeve I used to have. Deprive Wolfie of his milk for his cereal, grrrrrr! I wouldn't mind but it was always me who went and got it and paid for it!
• United States
31 Aug 09
Nothing is sacred in my house. In between my kids and my husband, I am lucky to get to eat anything. If I buy myself something special, I have to eat it right then and there. And if they are around me, they eat it right off my plate. I get one bite, and then I give it to them. I always knew that there would be some sacrifices I would have to make when I became a mom, but I didn't know that I would never be able to eat anything I wanted. LOL
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
31 Aug 09
Oh the cross you have to bear LOL! The trick is to find something you love to eat and they don't, which I understand can be quite tricky, as everyone likes chocolates, sweets, cakes etc... Hmmm. I think you should grab something and run like mad, hide and don't come out until every crumb has gone LOL!
@ibuemma (2954)
• United States
31 Aug 09
hahaha, fortunately yes. My family all has diferrent taste and preferences of food. Believe it or not one of my daughter claim herself not a cake person ! I think the other way around everybody that try safe their item in the fridge, forgot that they have something in there, and daily I have to announce and ask, if they still want it.
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
31 Aug 09
Yes you can easily forget about things you have put in the fridge, and sometimes the date has run out on it and it's no good to eat anyhow.