What happened to all the spoons?

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    Apr 14, 2009 9:17 PM GMT
    At work we have a kitchen which is shared by 30 colleagues. About two months ago a new set of teaspoons were bought for the kitchen.

    Since then most of the teaspoons have disappeared. Where did they go? Have they entered a parallel world that's only occupied by other spoons? Have they gone a permanent vacation? Maybe they're seeking freedom in another kitchen.

    I don't understand where they all went. Can someone explain.
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    Apr 14, 2009 9:26 PM GMT
    Has this happened to other flatware, like knives & forks? A selective spate of solely spoon stealing should surely seem suspect.

    Spoons disappear when people take them to their work area with cups and various dishes, and forget to return them. Or they carelessly let them be overlooked and trashed with the finished food items.

    Either that, or one or more of your colleagues now has a treasured collection of purloined teaspoons. May they choke on one.
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    Apr 14, 2009 9:52 PM GMT
    Didnt the fork run away with the spoon? .... icon_rolleyes.gif

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    Apr 14, 2009 9:54 PM GMT
    I think that was the owl and the pussycat.
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    Apr 14, 2009 10:00 PM GMT
    Caslon10000 saidDidnt the fork run away with the spoon? .... icon_rolleyes.gif

    Hey diddle diddle,
    The cat and the fiddle,
    The cow jumped over the moon,
    The little dog laughed to see such fun,
    And the dish ran away with the spoon
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    Apr 14, 2009 10:00 PM GMT
    I thought there was no spoon...
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    Apr 14, 2009 10:10 PM GMT
    oh I thought I was suppose to be cuddling with them icon_sad.gif
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    Apr 14, 2009 10:17 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa said
    Caslon10000 saidDidnt the fork run away with the spoon? .... icon_rolleyes.gif

    Hey diddle diddle,
    The cat and the fiddle,
    The cow jumped over the moon,
    The little dog laughed to see such fun,
    And the dish ran away with the spoon

    Oh, well that explains why the forks arent missing. .... icon_lol.gif
  • Timbales

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    Apr 14, 2009 11:26 PM GMT
    they are in the land of single socks and lost buttons
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    Apr 15, 2009 1:34 AM GMT
    I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW... someone made them into mini sporks!!!!!!!!
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    Apr 15, 2009 1:54 AM GMT
    Prolly gone with all the cowboys, and the girl that sang blues.
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    Apr 15, 2009 3:15 AM GMT
    They went to the "Beyond" section of Bed, Bath, and Beyond. icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 15, 2009 3:19 AM GMT
    I totally have this song playing in my head right now.


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    Apr 15, 2009 3:20 AM GMT
    I thot this was a cuddling thread icon_sad.gif
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    Apr 15, 2009 6:32 AM GMT
    The answer could be.....

    People use knives and forks while sitting down eating... they do not take them from the dining area.... spoons on the other hand are often used to stir cups of coffee.... people in your office might be in the habit of walking around with their coffee instead of staying in the place where they prepared it... maybe they also have the habit of leaving the spoons in the mugs... then casually put them down somewhere later on where they are misplaced and not returned to the kitchen....?
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    Apr 15, 2009 6:39 AM GMT
    I think what happens is the people are individuals with individual thought. So, an individual thinks that taking one spoon to their desk to eat their yohurt (or whatever someone eats as a dessert) will not make any difference to the total number of spoons in the kitchen and puts it in their desk drawer.

    However, if a group of people think in the same way then the spoons disappear. I reckons the spoons have a half life of 3 three months because that how long it's taking them to disappear.

    As you can imagine, I have a very scintillating job.
  • dfrourke

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    Apr 15, 2009 6:41 AM GMT
    Maybe they went back to China...[oh sometimes I just crack myself up].

    - David icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 15, 2009 6:45 AM GMT
    Maybe they became flaming spoons of death!



    or spoons of legend and song!

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    Apr 15, 2009 6:49 AM GMT
    There is always somebody in the office that collects the silver, essentially just because they are too lazy to return it and have to clean it. They'll either throw it away or maintain a collection in their desk. My idea: Locate the guy in the office that you want to re-dress each day and perhaps pay a whore just to give him a bath - this is your spoon-guy!

    I know this because each time I've started a new job, or even just moved desks, I've found things that have gone missing. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 15, 2009 6:49 AM GMT
    I just hope the spoons have found good homes...they grow up so fast!
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    Apr 15, 2009 7:01 AM GMT
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    Apr 15, 2009 7:04 AM GMT

    I Think they Are up some ones butt, lol
  • gallus81

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    Apr 15, 2009 7:07 AM GMT
    they had fallen off the radar for a few years, but bounced back nicely with their last album, 'Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga' ... crazy name, yes, but some quality songs, especially track 7, Under Dog; a real cracker.
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    Apr 15, 2009 7:09 AM GMT
    Did they take a leap of faith? But, on a more factual note, I bet you will notice as the number of spoon get less and less they will disappear faster and faster (people want to make sure if they all are gone that they have access to one)
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    Apr 15, 2009 7:41 AM GMT
    Spoon porn! Just ask A. Bourdain. He does food porn.