I read this statement a lot on Chowhound, in fact, I may have said it before myself. But it just got me to thinking...do they really love it? I know I've complimented many people at the office on food that just wasn't that good. It's often done to be polite and not hurt someone's feelings after they've put forth the effort. I don't doubt the effort is appreciated, but not so much the result...at least sometimes.
I had a co-worker would often make this cake of hers for office occasions...and it was awful, simply awful, but no one wanted to tell her. So it showed up again and again. And when it was left sitting without a lot of interest, she resorted to delivering pieces of her "famous cake" to friends in the office. Secretly, some of us referred to it as her "kake" because it had that fake krab like quality.
So, it leads me to ask. How many of us have said we liked things that co-workers bring in just to be polite?