So I come in to work yesterday and find a note on my desk. It reads as follows: "Mo, I've borrowed a power supply and your earphones from your desk! Please let me know as soonas you them back." Signed coworkers name at the bottom of the page. Let's just refer to him as "Dickhead". I was LIVID to say the least. A power supply I can understand... those are company property. But to "borrow" my earphones (which I had forgotten to lock up the night before), which are basically a personal piece of property that sit on ones ear (and can be very dirty if not properly cleaned/taken care of) was just too much. Yeah, he left a note, but this guy has shown himself to be somewhat inconsiderate in the past, especially at work. For example, over the holidays we had a potluck lunch at work in which someone brought in a sushi platter. While everyone was standing in line at the food-table, this guy was just picking pieces off the plate and eating them, one by one, in line. He polished off at least half the plate (no joke) in a few minutes, without the thought that other people might want to partake of the sushi. This was observed by several of my coworkers, and comments were made between us about his behaviour. In any event, I showed the note to several people in my office who were equally disgusted. I couldn't find The Dickhead, as he wasn't sitting at his desk. At around noonish, The Dickhead comes by and mentions that he still has my stuff and to let him know when I want it back. I tell him rather calmly but dryly, Me: "I'll let you know when I need the power-supply back. You can keep the Earphones." DH: "Really? Why." Me: "They're earphones, and kind of a private piece of personal equipment that I like to think of as sanitary. I don't want them back." DH: "Oh, well I'll buy you another pair." Me: "Don't worry about it." DH: "Really, I will." Me: "Fine. Thanks." Several people near me heard the conversation and were pretty much speechless. As of today, I haven't received another pair of earphones, nor has The Dickhead said a word to me since. I wanted to avoid making a massive deal out of this, especially considering it was just a pair of earphones, and not worth making a big stink about, especially at work. I can't help but wonder though, how long it's going to take until this guy steps on the wrong foot. Moe.