DEAR ABBY: I couldn't help but add my two cents to the letter you printed from "Hungry in Madison Heights, Mich.," about the supervisor who stole everyone's food, candy, etc.
At my job, "Dan" would open people's drawers and eat whatever he found, too.
One day a man who worked with him opened his desk drawer and realized that a mouse had eaten part of it. He left it sitting there, and while he was gone, Dan entered his office, saw the candy, and ate it!
- Maureen in West Chicago
DEAR MAUREEN: When I printed that letter from "Hungry," I had no idea how pervasive the problem is. Here's how readers dealt with it:
DEAR ABBY: My husband was plagued by a co-worker who ate treats from his desk. I told him to set out some "cookies" I had just purchased at Petco. They look exactly like human cream cookies. My husband left them out. When he returned, sure enough - the cookies were gone. Nothing was ever said, but he never raided my husband's desk again.
- Gayle in Port Orchard, Wash.
DEAR ABBY:That letter brought back a funny memory. In order to prevent her brothers from chowing down on her personal snacks, my youngest daughter would - in full view of them - lightly lick the top of the cookies, container of popcorn, etc. After that, they wouldn't touch it!
- Carol in Beacon Falls, Conn.
DEAR ABBY: If "Hungry's" co-workers are imaginative, the next time the supervisor opens a candy box in their desk drawers, he will find your column inside. *