Shrinkage – of a good variety

A friend of mine once worked for a large supermarket chain.

The job came with a couple of perks.

All supermarkets have a “Shrinkage” rack. This is where damaged stock goes, before it’s registered for refund and/or trashed.

From time to time, some desirable food items would find themselves on the shrinkage rack, almost coincidentally.
And not too surprisingly, the temptation for hungry staff would be too much.

Management tried a few strategies to put a stop to this practice.

An entertaining one was a handwritten note they added to the rack warning staff “DO NOT eat food from the shrinkage rack as cockroaches crawl all over the items”.
Someone from staff made a mockery of things with their own handwritten response:

Your sense of taste is better than mine.