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.

#1

Someone Did It. Someone Really Did It

Someone Did It. Someone Really Did It

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Withnail 4 months ago

There should be a special place in hell for this person...

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#2

Sugar Free? I’ll Show You Sugar Free

Sugar Free? I’ll Show You Sugar Free

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EM 4 months ago

I have done that a lot (usually with water).

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#3

It’s Wednesday - Treat Yourself

It’s Wednesday - Treat Yourself

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Catlady6000 4 months ago

My ex would snack on powdered donuts and a Bud Light

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#4

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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HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK 3 months ago

If i showed this picture to my Italian gran she would slap ME.

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#5

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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Catlady6000 4 months ago

Is it really food?

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#6

Depressing Lunch

Depressing Lunch

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Withnail 4 months ago

If Monday was a photo.

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#7

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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Eli 4 months ago

Sure that is peanut butter?

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#8

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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Withnail 4 months ago

Necessity is the mother of invention.

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#9

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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Ashley Rae 2 months ago

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

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#10

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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Withnail 4 months ago (edited)

Loving the little pretzel. Gives it that gourmet touch.

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#11

Sad Desk Lunch Is Sad

Sad Desk Lunch Is Sad

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Withnail 4 months ago

Ham to cracker ratio is perfect, imo.

#12

No Stinky Fish Guys No Stinky Fish In The Office

No Stinky Fish Guys No Stinky Fish In The Office

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Withnail 4 months ago

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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Withnail 4 months ago

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

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#14

In Fairness, This Was Actually Pretty Good

In Fairness, This Was Actually Pretty Good

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#15

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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Withnail 4 months ago

What is that black stuff?!

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#16

The Goldfish Give It That Extra Fancy Vibe

The Goldfish Give It That Extra Fancy Vibe

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Kari Panda 4 months ago

I kinda want to try that.

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#17

Big Ole Carrot And Shifty Looking Kombucha...

Big Ole Carrot And Shifty Looking Kombucha...

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Gerry Higgins 1 month ago

A carrot and a urine sample.... delish

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#18

It’s Already Been A Rough Week

It’s Already Been A Rough Week

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Kimberly Young 4 months ago

This is what I had for breakfast this morning, except my soda had caffeine.

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#19

Who Needs Bread When You Have Your Mouth

Who Needs Bread When You Have Your Mouth

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Withnail 4 months ago

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

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#20

Power Snacking 24/7

Power Snacking 24/7

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BusLady 3 months ago

I wonder if the floor looks like a country bar?

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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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Char Char 3 months ago

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

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#22

You Could Have Used The Kettle, But That Wouldn’t Have Made For A Good Picture, Would It?

You Could Have Used The Kettle, But That Wouldn’t Have Made For A Good Picture, Would It?

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#23

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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jenjie.newt 1 month ago

The eyelash pubes really completed the piece

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#24

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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King Of Spades 4 months ago

Well, Colby jack is good

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#25

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

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

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Mindy Megas-Loucks 4 months ago

Actually these are pretty good. Expensive, but not bad.

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#26

Life

Life

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Eli 4 months ago

Pretty sure I've seen that in a public bathroom but idk

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#27

Something Went Fundamentally Wrong In This Food Prep

Something Went Fundamentally Wrong In This Food Prep

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Monty Glue 4 months ago

No bathrooms in this work space?

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#28

Expectations / Reality

Expectations / Reality

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Petra Christovová 4 months ago

This may be actually quite good, it looks like a bean soup .. I love these.

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#29

Not Even Instagram Filter And Border Can Make This Appealing

Not Even Instagram Filter And Border Can Make This Appealing

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Just saying 4 months ago

What even is that?

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#30

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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Withnail 4 months ago

That’s a trip to the ER, I’d imagine.

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#31

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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Magpie 4 months ago

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

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#32

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

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

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Alex Newell 2 months ago

To the tune of "Wheel of Fortune," MOLD! OR! BLUEBERRY!

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#33

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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Kjorn 3 months ago

salad pizza? good idea

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#34

A Portrait Explaining Why You Should Pay Your Interns

A Portrait Explaining Why You Should Pay Your Interns

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Ms.M 4 months ago

Hey, those Smiles are quite tasty.

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#35

Office Gastronomy, 2013 - Slice Of Bread, Post-It

Office Gastronomy, 2013 - Slice Of Bread, Post-It

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Dark Half 3 months ago

hahahaha i like this one

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#36

Vegan Gluten Free Burrito With Paper Towel Stuck To It

Vegan Gluten Free Burrito With Paper Towel Stuck To It

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hashwadoobies 4 months ago

That paper towel is for flavor.

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#37

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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BusLady 3 months ago

Meow.

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#38

Lonely Mushroom For A Lonely Lunch

Lonely Mushroom For A Lonely Lunch

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hashwadoobies 4 months ago

Oh that looks like vomit vomited!!

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#39

Yeah… Let’s Just… Throw Some Cheetos On This

Yeah… Let’s Just… Throw Some Cheetos On This

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Catlady6000 4 months ago

When you're desperate

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#40

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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King Of Spades 4 months ago

Hey, if you don’t like it, don’t stab your eyes.

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#41

The Saddest Lunch

The Saddest Lunch

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Evil Queen 4 months ago

It looks lonely

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#42

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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Evil Queen 4 months ago

That looks sad and good at the same time

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#43

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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Ms.M 4 months ago

"... eaten while frowning..." LOLLLL

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#44

Sweet Dream Or Beautiful Nightmare?

Sweet Dream Or Beautiful Nightmare?

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hashwadoobies 4 months ago

comfort food

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#45

Not Pictured: Activia

Not Pictured: Activia

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King Of Spades 4 months ago

Egg

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#46

Soup Looks Weird Rectangular

Soup Looks Weird Rectangular

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Mark 3 months ago

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

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#47

“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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BusLady 3 months ago

I like this. As a snack. Hardly a meal.

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#48

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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Yettichild 4 months ago

I like cold pizza

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#49

Summer BBQ! (At Your Desk)

Summer BBQ! (At Your Desk)

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K Garcia 4 months ago

Is that peanut butter on a hot dog.....?

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#50

One Word: Foodles

One Word: Foodles

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hashwadoobies 4 months ago

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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