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Lunchbreak at the office can be quite a miserable thing - noisy colleagues ruining your appetite, a long waiting line to re-heat your meal and the awful smells if someone decides to bring fish. All of that and a bit more can happen instead of a peaceful snack. However, there are also a few tricks to avoid this horror show - you either can go out to eat (but who has the money to dine out everyday, right?), or you can eat your lunch in the solace of your desk. And that's precisely what the people in this list had chosen, sadly though not entirely by their own free will. Introducing - the most depressing desk lunches ever eaten and never enjoyed.

Some of these lunches were concocted as a result of a sleepless night partying and ditching meal prep responsibilities; others were thrown together in haste due to pressing work affairs. No matter how they were created, they're all equally tragic, unsatisfying, and utterly unpalatable. None of these meals should've seen the light of day and yet, they did. And you know what the saddest part is? We've all been there once or twice, hunched over our desks, gobbling up our messy meals, trying to sate our gurgling bellies and feeling as though there's no more joy left in the world.

Now scroll down below to check out the many friends of misery, vote for the most cheerless plate of grub and tell us what you think about these miserable stomach fillers.

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Sugar Free? I’ll Show You Sugar Free

Sugar Free? I’ll Show You Sugar Free

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This Might Be The Saddest Plate Of Pasta I've Ever Seen, And Yes, That Is Ketchup

This Might Be The Saddest Plate Of Pasta I've Ever Seen, And Yes, That Is Ketchup

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The Bun Fell On The Floor, So You Were Left With This, A Cold Turkey Hot Dog Wrapped In Velveeta Cheese, A Portrait Of America’s Food Industrial Complex

The Bun Fell On The Floor, So You Were Left With This, A Cold Turkey Hot Dog Wrapped In Velveeta Cheese, A Portrait Of America’s Food Industrial Complex

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Came Across This At The Office Today… A Magnificently Sad Lunch Consisting Of Someone’s Leftover Hot Dog Bun And Some Chips/Munchies Topped With Some Hot Sauce

Came Across This At The Office Today… A Magnificently Sad Lunch Consisting Of Someone’s Leftover Hot Dog Bun And Some Chips/Munchies Topped With Some Hot Sauce

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4 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Loving the little pretzel. Gives it that gourmet touch.

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Just Enough Time To Throw Some Peanut Butter Into A Zip Loc Bag And Jump Out The Door!

Just Enough Time To Throw Some Peanut Butter Into A Zip Loc Bag And Jump Out The Door!

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I Forgot To Pack A Fork Today, So I Used A Tube Of Lipgloss To Shovel My Cottage Cheese Into My Mouth

I Forgot To Pack A Fork Today, So I Used A Tube Of Lipgloss To Shovel My Cottage Cheese Into My Mouth

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Wife Doesn’t Trust Me With Our Tupperware Anymore. Spaghetti Lunch In Ziploc

Wife Doesn’t Trust Me With Our Tupperware Anymore. Spaghetti Lunch In Ziploc

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

... You know that plastic tupperware is never the same after storing something with tomato sauce in it!

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No Stinky Fish Guys No Stinky Fish In The Office

No Stinky Fish Guys No Stinky Fish In The Office

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My boss heats his fish lunch in our office. He has his own microwave in his office. The smell hangs for hours. We love him so much.

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#13

I Accidentally Got This Instead Of A Burrito

I Accidentally Got This Instead Of A Burrito

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks like dishwater after someone didn’t scrape the leftover veg off their plate.

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Who Needs Bread When You Have Your Mouth

Who Needs Bread When You Have Your Mouth

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah... also like who needs a mug when you have coffee grounds, water and your mouth.

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#18

When Your Office's Satanic Can Opener Decides To Quit But Dammit You're Hungry

When Your Office's Satanic Can Opener Decides To Quit But Dammit You're Hungry

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I Work In A Middle School, That’s Why There Is A Wiener Drawn On The Chair

I Work In A Middle School, That’s Why There Is A Wiener Drawn On The Chair

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#21

I Think I Was Drunk When I Made Lunch This Morning

I Think I Was Drunk When I Made Lunch This Morning

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I bring that to work a few times a week. Wrap the meat around the cheese. voila!

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#22

It’s A Cheese Platter But On A Napkin And Just One Piece Of Cheese And No Wine

It’s A Cheese Platter But On A Napkin And Just One Piece Of Cheese And No Wine

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Something Went Fundamentally Wrong In This Food Prep

Something Went Fundamentally Wrong In This Food Prep

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think you just need to stir it now. that's normal mac n cheese.

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Congrats!! You’ve Graduated To Adult Lunchables Now!

Congrats!! You’ve Graduated To Adult Lunchables Now!

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Look At My Actual Desk Mates Gross Lunch. It’s Week Old Cold Salmon He Ate Straight Out Of The Packet

Look At My Actual Desk Mates Gross Lunch. It’s Week Old Cold Salmon He Ate Straight Out Of The Packet

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The Kind Of Sad Desk Lunch Where You Add Slightly Too Much Water To Your Instant Oatmeal

The Kind Of Sad Desk Lunch Where You Add Slightly Too Much Water To Your Instant Oatmeal

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just cook and stir it a bit longer. Add a few shakes of cinnamon. ( yeah I've been there ).

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#33

Soggy, Cold Blueberry Eggo Waffles… Out Of The Plastic Sleeve

Soggy, Cold Blueberry Eggo Waffles… Out Of The Plastic Sleeve

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#34

Please Call Animal Protection Services - This Office Is Making A Cat Do Excel Spreadsheets

Please Call Animal Protection Services - This Office Is Making A Cat Do Excel Spreadsheets

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#35

If Pizza Sits On Top Of A Bed Of Wilted Lettuce, It’s Pretty Much A Salad

If Pizza Sits On Top Of A Bed Of Wilted Lettuce, It’s Pretty Much A Salad

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A Portrait Explaining Why You Should Pay Your Interns

A Portrait Explaining Why You Should Pay Your Interns

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I imagine a peanut butter sandwich would have been cheaper than this.

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What It’s Like To Be Hungover In The Office On A Friday - Use A Letter Knife To Eat All The Nutella Then To Stab Your Eyes Out

What It’s Like To Be Hungover In The Office On A Friday - Use A Letter Knife To Eat All The Nutella Then To Stab Your Eyes Out

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#44

Today Is “Bring Your Own Summer Memorial Day BBQ Leftovers To Work Day”

Today Is “Bring Your Own Summer Memorial Day BBQ Leftovers To Work Day”

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Soup Looks Weird Rectangular

Soup Looks Weird Rectangular

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks more like water in a dish that has been put to soak!

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Burnt Loaf Heels With Generic Brand Peanut Butter, Spread With A Plastic Fork. Prepared In The Kitchen, Eaten, While Frowning, At The Desk

Burnt Loaf Heels With Generic Brand Peanut Butter, Spread With A Plastic Fork. Prepared In The Kitchen, Eaten, While Frowning, At The Desk

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

it could've been easier to spread with the other side of the fork

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“Maybe If I Buy Hello Kitty Stationary Items For My Office Cubicle I’ll Be Happy,” Says Someone Who Just Eats Peanut Butter At Of The Jar

“Maybe If I Buy Hello Kitty Stationary Items For My Office Cubicle I’ll Be Happy,” Says Someone Who Just Eats Peanut Butter At Of The Jar

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Three Days Before Christmas, More Than Half The Office Is On Vacation Already, And The Microwave In Our Kitchenette Is Broken. I Get To Enjoy Cold, Leftover Cheese Pizza At My Desk For Lunch Today

Three Days Before Christmas, More Than Half The Office Is On Vacation Already, And The Microwave In Our Kitchenette Is Broken. I Get To Enjoy Cold, Leftover Cheese Pizza At My Desk For Lunch Today

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One Word: Foodles

One Word: Foodles

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

pathetic waste of money and plastic. OP should be ashamed. Probably paid the same for that one box as they would have for a brick of cheese, a few apples and a bunch of grapes.

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