Anti-Theft Your Sandwiches

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Introduction: Anti-Theft Your Sandwiches

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If you've ever been tired of people stealing your sandwiches (at school or work, for example), then here's a fun and easy 'ible for you!

Step 1: Here's What You'll Need...

Here's what you'll need:

  • Sandwich bag
  • Green permanent marker
  • A delicious sandwich you don't want stolen

Step 2: Add Mold

Using your permanent marker, add some mold to the sandwich bag. This is best obtained by putting the bag on top of your sandwich so you can accurately place the mold marks. Consider where the sandwich will realistically sit once it's inside the bag (NOTE: this will NOT be all the way to the bottom seam of the baggie, but actually slightly above by about 1/2").

TIP: Mold is normally round-edged and organic in movement, so consider this when "spreading" it across your sandwich bag. Also, it normally isn't one single color. So darken in the middles of some mold spots by going over them a couple times to make new, darker "layers". You could even use multiple different green markers to make it more realistic if you want.

Step 3: Insert Sandwich

Insert your sandwich into the bag.

At this point, check the placement of your mold spots, and their coloration against the sandwich. Make changes as you deem necessary.

(I realized I needed to darken my mold spots in this step.)

Step 4: Enjoy Later!

Put your newly "molded" sandwich in your work or dorm fridge. No one will want to steal it now...but they might question why you enjoy moldy sandwiches ;)

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Nice :) I just see a faces people who see you eating these sandwiches :D

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Hahahaha! That would definitely be a Kodak moment for sure! :D

A co-worker of my husband used to steal his favorit flavor of the donuts that HE bought for himself. He injected one with Ora Gel, and the thief thought he was having a heart attack. Hubby had to come clean before 911 was called.

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Kudos to you, for coming up with an inventively effective way of discouraging the "work place hyenas" from scavenging your lunch. Most times all you need do, to protect your possessions from these parasites, is to make them "appear" undesirable. Where I work, a bottle of rubbing alcohol (used for cleaning) would regularly disappear from my toolbox, presumably "borrowed" by people too lazy to get their own from the supply cabinet. I relabeled a replacement bottle, with the "toxic sounding" chemical name for rubbing alcohol (dimethyl carbinol C3 H8 O) and...no more missing bottles. Way to use your smarts, to keep what's yours :)

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Aww thanks :) Hahahaha! That sounds like an AWESOME way to keep them off your rubbing alcohol! Brilliant!

There many different bread molds from white to black and various blues and greens. See pic attached. Parmesan cheese mixed with appropriate food colors would make it more realistic.

Moldybread.jpg
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Good ideas! You're right, you could go all out and transform the actual sandwich too! Please post a picture if you make what you're suggesting...Would love to see it :)

Yes I would put it on the bread. Have not done it, am retired so no one
to try it on except my wife who would just throw it out. But I may try
it to see how real I can make it.

The best would be to eat it in front of the suspected sandwich thief, but that would probably give away your secret weapon. It needs to be in a bag so it is only seen by the thief. Most people would likely just toss it without asking.

They sell lambs-wool in the foot care aisle that looks quite a bit like that white mold/fungus/whatever... if you go with the double-bag idea, you could slip it in between the layers and it would give it that 3-dimensionality too.

seems like a good idea. though, in my home if i try'd that i'd go do something and com back to see it in the trash

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Nice trick, but...

Generally speaking: You can't steal food more than twice from me without consequences :)

1st time - Might be a mistake

2nd time - Time for some laxatives :)

3rd time - They'll have a lot of fun sitting on the toilette seat :p

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Not meaning to out-do anyone but, I purposely scraped up my Suburban to detur thieves and vandals. It's surprising how other drivers will give you room in traffic when they think you don't mind a few dings ?

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I'm glad you liked it :)

More realism: Double layer your sandwich bags, put some crumbs and cheese in the gap, and -

Let it grow, Let it grow, Let it grow . . .

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