Some office traditions can boost overall morale, while others can cause bad blood among coworkers. Sure, in theory, the concept of having weekly treats provided by a different coworker is fair, fun, and democratic. However, there are certain coworkers who have such intensity when it comes to these office traditions that these weekly snack parties no longer provide the fresh bit of community and enjoyment that they once did. Now, they are a competitive, mean-spirited hassle. Perhaps once it felt like an act of generosity on the part of each employee in the office. But now it feels like just another chore and just another responsibility that comes with the job.
This thread was posted to Reddit’s r/MaliciousCompliance subreddit by u/grillbuster5, who had been bothered and bothered to no end by two idiot coworkers regarding this office tradition. One or two reminders that it was her turn to buy donuts for everyone would have been sufficient. But interrupting work meetings and pinging her over 20 times that week is a bit much. Naturally, it put a bad taste in the employee’s mouth, and while she decided to comply with the tradition, she certainly wouldn’t do so without a little payback.
Keep scrolling below to see how she decided to save the best “donuts” for last, giving the two idiot coworkers exactly what they asked for but not in the way that they wanted. For more stories like this, take a look at this post about a coworker who ruined the office pizza order!