Someone came into my cube and took one of the empty cartons that's been sitting on my desk (I had several things delivered here a while back, because it's more reliable than at my place where no one is there to sign), and I'm (irrationally?) angry about it. Not about the box, I could care less about the box. But the fact that they came into my cube! That really bothers me. Is that weird? I know it's work and it's not like I've got anything to hide, but just...even though it technically belongs to my company, shouldn't this be MY personal space? I respect everyone else's spaces. Granted, I may stop into one of my coworkers' desks to leave a note or something, but I KNOW this isn't someone I know, and I KNOW they TOOK something. Without asking! While I wasn't there! It feels so sneaky. I keep wanting them to come back so I can entrap them, haha. I don't even know what I'd do. But I'm feeling really violated right now. I guess I mistakenly took my cube area to be a (kind of) sacred space. I'll have to revise that notion.
I just think it's one thing if someone stopped in to find me and I wasn't there, but it's quite another to be presumptuous enough to walk in, TAKE something, and leave. Without even letting me know. Maybe even hoping I wouldn't notice?? I hate presumption, it pisses me off.
Now I'm cranky, and not getting any work done. Blah.
I've got to go back to that. xoxo
p.s. I'm also now VERY curious about corporate law's views on what a company owns. Like, do I own those boxes or, because they were on company property, the company does? And if that's the case, do they also technically own anything I walk in with everyday (cell phone, wallet, keys), and the clothes on my back? That seems a little creepy.