When people label things as theirs with a sharpie that should otherwise be community, or they shouldn't care as much. This goes hand-in-hand with not sharing and being selfish.
In a shared household environment, labeling your food/beverage products that totally should be for everyone, is rude. Rude rude rude! YOU can use anything of MINE whenever you want. Everyone else shares everything and no one cares, but you. You hoard your own food and label it. I don't care if you bought it with your own money, if I let you eat as much of my food and drink as much of my drinks as you like, you should be equally generous and stop having problems.
yeah i know this one all too well!;-) One of my friends tends to do this, and it ALWAYS seems to annoy me, to no end.
My step mom does this when she decides to go on a "diet" or with the DAYCARE food that she has around its just all around annoying and she makes it even worse.
I don't now about this, my mom would label food so that my brothers would not eat it all. Once that ate my birthday cake before my birthday. I love to share but sometimes the labels need to come out. But I also like to label things the rong thing for fun.
I had a friend whose roommate labeled the toilet paper. Each person in the house had to have their own roll.
I think it's an all-or-nothing situation. If one shares, all should share. If no one wants to share, or it's a special item (expensive or special diet needs), then they should not be obligated to share. I'm SO glad I have no roommates.
— Raj posted 3/2/2009
i am a proud labeller, but i usually write "please ask, i DO share" so that i can monitor who is using how much, i.e. specially purchased non fat coffee creamer at work.
— personaldecay posted 3/3/2009
After needing to replace one bottle of Balsamic vinegar too many, I affixed a "POISON" label to the next bottle that I dared to leave in the refrigerator at work. Nobody has touched this one.
— Hairnette Funicello posted 3/4/2009
A friend-of-a-friend would put green food coloring on his food in the fridge so everyone would assume it's rotten.
— Biffy posted 3/4/2009
I only have once done this with beer when we had a bunch of people over. TRUST ME, it would have been gone.
— Alison posted 3/16/2009
I get that this can be annoying or excessive, but sometimes it is necessary. Chances are, if you have roommates, you don't have an overabundance of cash. For a while I was living on a very restrictive food budget, and also had to be really careful about getting enough food with iron in it for health reasons. I had a roommate who would eat all the tuna I bought, a very cheap source of iron, and offer me tofu instead, which inhibits iron intake. Yes, she offered to share her food with me, but she RARELY bought food I was interested in eating, and her response to eating the foods I needed was to offer to split the cost of take-out which I couldn't afford to do. Just because you're willing to share your food doesn't mean everyone has to be.
— Alice posted 2/20/2011
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