As if the backstabbing, gossping, and just plain rudeness wasn't enough. I work at an office where they let you decorate your area for holidays and really promote having pot lucks and such for Christmas and Halloween. I do like that part of the company. Of course, today being Halloween, we have a pot luck going. Last year, I went through a lot of trouble (time and cost wise) to make my food items Harry Potter themed, even dressing up like Hermione. I had a soap mold that was in the shape of a frog, so I made chocolate frogs out of chocolate almond bark, bought the authentic Bertie Botts every flavor beans, and made butterbeer (non alco) and everything. I got 2 people (out of appx 120) who actually said anything nice to me about it. Not that I expected to hear compliments, but you all know how nice it is to hear nice things about something you worked so hard on. My stuff was hardly eaten, but the excuses I got were 'there was so much food, blah blah blah'. The office staff is pretty big, and reps come in and out all day from other offices, so I don't think that's a valid excuse. So this year, I thought I would keep things simpler. I decided to make fettucini alfredo. The recipe is pretty simple because I created it, and I made the recipe so that you could re-heat the dish, and it tastes just like fresh made, and even the texture is just like fresh. I got up at 5am (normally I am up at 6), to make sure I was able to make the dish before I had to get DS up and get myself dressed. I had never made this much before, as I made 4x what I normally do, because I am feeding more people. I get everything situated at work, putting the crock pot ceramic in the fridge with the noodles and sauce in it, because we don't eat until about 12 here, and I start at 7. So I planned to plug the crock pot in around 11:30, to give it enough time to heat up. I plug it in at that time, and I go into the party room at about 11:50 to stir the noodles etc., and I see someone has not only moved it, they unplugged it, and put THEIR 2 crock pots in place of mine, leaving it STONE COLD! The rudeness of these people never ceases to amaze me. So you know what I was told to do? Put MINE in the lunchroom, at the opposite end of the office. "Oh, people graze all day, they'll eat it" Yeah sure they will! When the entire office knows the food is at one end, I doubt they will go all the way to the other end for anything else. I am so glad I will not be in this office next year. The people here are so rude. I will either have gotten the position at our new office that is closer to my home, that is being built (and will be finished next spring), or I will be looking for a new job while on maternity leave. I just can't take it anymore. Any more pot-lucks, I will either buy something generic, or not participate at all, because my efforts are never appreciated. thanks for listening to my rant...and no, I am not hormonal. I would have felt like this if I weren't preggers. No responses are needed, i just needed to get this out of my system. I already was in tears over it once.