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People who bring in odorous lunches...you know who you are

By Why Me Worry? ·
Even though this thread is not technology related, I would like to know the weirdest and stinkiest things that people you work with have brought in to work and ended up stinking up the office with. On my floor, there is one woman who eats the same damned thing every day. I don't know what it is but it smells like month old fish in curry sauce. The really worst part about it is when she heats it up in the microwave and the smell spreads throughout the entire floor, making everyone sick and nausious. I once had to go outside because my eyes starting burning, I started to feel sick to my stomach, and came close to vomiting all over my cubicle. I know HR has policies about certain things, but why don't they have policies on bringing fish and other stinky foods to the office? god forbid we have a client or vendor come in and the place smells like a fish market or some Indian restaurant with the smell of curry permeating the air..lord help us!

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Even tuna melt on rye bread can stink if it aint fresh

by Why Me Worry? In reply to I agree, it has to be the ...

some people are simply too stupid to realize this and eat it anyway, resulting in food poisoning and a day spent on the crapper

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But don't you people SAY anything?

by Oz_Media In reply to Even tuna melt on rye bre ...

If someone brought something funky into a lunch room and nuked it while I was on site, they'd never hear the end of it.

"GEEEZ!!, That's dusgusting! You stunk out the entire office, you rude pig of a (man/woman)!...etc." Expletives removed of course.

What's thier boss going to say to me? "It smells rather yummy actually"

So many people post issue here that should really be hndled front and center, something smells gross and stionks, TELL THEM. You see someone with thier fly down, TELL THEM!

WHat's wrog with people these days that would rather remain silent than say something and resolve an issue.

They come to work the next day and nuke fish again, RAG ON THEM again. They'll get the hint and eventually take measure to not stink out the lunchroom, bathroom, office etc.

Why don't people just stand up to be counted these days?

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I guess it's because...

by UncleRob In reply to But don't you people SAY ...

(and this could be just me of course) we're brave enough to announce stuff like this in forums but we're too timid to bring it to someone's attention like that lady who funkified my entire office with the nuked fish. Plus she was like 6 1/2 feet tall and I'm like 5 feet nothing and she would've probably beat the crap out of me in the parking lot after work, I have life insurance I just don't want to make use of it yet. She was a temp and no longer works here (thank god, no more nuked smelly fish incidents afterwards). Plus I'm a bit of smarta$$ as it is and don't need another label attached to me (aka lunch bag food choice quality inspector). SmartA$$ IT Guy is all I can handle right now. It was also a little funny (still gross) to see the expressions on mgmt's faces when they smelled the mutated fish fever that permeated the office building. There's also the chance that if I stand up and say something, someone will say "Sit down Nerd!" (just kidding, those days of being stuffed into the trash can *** first so that I was facing my shoes are long gone).

You make a valid point though, there used to be a time when people acted with respect not only for themselves but also for others and honest opinions were expected, that's how you fostered a strong team environment, you're honest, no bull$hit, work gets done right the first time round, people get recognized for their efforts and rewarded accordingly. Nowadays, if you speak up too loud (and not just about smelly fish) you're frowned upon and possibly labeled as a troublemaker which tends to limit your career options. I guess if I was single and not a husband/father I would stand up & be counted, if I lost my job because of my attitude it wouldn't matter much, but that's not me anymore. When you get older, I think it's harder to find a job, I think especially in I.T., no matter your education, experience & skill level. It's more like "know your role", do your job and don't stir up the waters and hopefully you'll survive another year. I guess that's a pretty wimpy attitude isn't it, maybe someday I'll learn better (hopefully) either that or learn another trade (plumbers make good money but I couldn't stand to wear my pants so low, I hear that crack kills).

As always, just my 0.02 cents cdn...

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Winterpigs

by Oz_Media In reply to But don't you people SAY ...

I was at the track on Sunday morning with a bunch of friends, drinking a cold Becks (or 12) and having a great time in the sun, t-shirts and sunglasses on.

A guy that had brought a few horses to the track was saying how nice it was. He had been in Winterpeg tha day before (his home) and it was snowing again!

Nasty stuff! I know we're supposed to get a lot of rain out West here,we haven't had much at ALL this year yet, but you don't have to SHOVEL rain!! When we moved West from Nova Scotia, that was something I realized REAL quick, mowing the lawn was much easier than shoveling 4' of snow with a windchill.

GET OUT WHILE YOU STILL CAN!!! BRRRRRRRR!

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Yes, Winnipeg is still freakin' cold!!!

by UncleRob In reply to But don't you people SAY ...

It snowed yesterday and the day before that, nothing major but enough to cover the streets and front lawns. It's supposed to warm up again (currently hangin' at @ +1 - heat wave!) but by the end of the week we should be in the teens again (maybe +20).

Yes the weather here is something I've always had trouble dealing with even though I'm born & raised a winnipegger.

Thought about moving to Calgary recently, the place seems to be booming business wise and the weather has got to be better than here in the 'peg. Plus I hear they don't have PST (wpg we pay 7% PST sales tax and obviously 7% GST, losing one of those would be a bonus) and they give some sort of Alberta tax rebates because of the Oil business. Who knows anything's possible.

I wonder, would I be required to wear cowboy boots and a cowboy hat once I start living there?

BC sounds nice & warm too but everyone says it rains all the time (I guess being next to the Pacific kind of dictates that) but you can't beat a place where the girls play beach volleyball in Sept in their bikini's. SEPT!!! Who would've known?! By the time it's Sept in Wpg, it's super cold, miserable, got my shovels and snowblower on standby and I'm plugging in my car's block heater every night.

It's nice to see that there are a few other canadians in these forums - I was beginning to think that I was the only one!

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Camping chow, yummy

by Oz_Media In reply to Pickled Herring....yuck.. ...

Nothing better than taking the bikes to the lake, with a jar of pickled herrings and a large drink cooler full of homemade Vodka/Lime....yummy stuff!

But for the office, no thanks.

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Popcorn grosses me out

by Oz_Media In reply to Imagine a smell off?

While many people LOVE to pop popcorn in an office, it makes me wanna puke.

That burned corn and sickly sweet wannabe butter smell that lingers for hours.

It's not a damn theatre, it's an office!

I would rather smell a good strong curry than that cheapo crap popcorn smell anyday.

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I'm with you on that

by maecuff In reply to Popcorn grosses me out

and here, if one person does it, then the next person says, yeah, popcorn, I think I'll make some too. In fact, it smells like popcorn right now in here. I think it smells like dirty feet.

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SO let em have it

by Oz_Media In reply to I'm with you on that

Start walking around saying "Damn, who's feet stink?! Oh my God that's gross! Oh no, it's......POPCORN!!! EEEEEEEW, what time does the movie start! Dammit this is an office, keep that crap at the kiddie matinees!"

People will probably catch on to the 'smelly feet' comments first and start wondering if it's their popcorn, then just zero in on them when you realize it is THEIR poprcorn!

You shouldn't have to put up with crap like that, you are woman, time to roar!

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Speaking of dirty feet

by jdclyde In reply to I'm with you on that

Am I the only person in the world that thinks that Fritos smell like sweaty socks?

If I make popcorn at work I get yelled at because all the dieting women that starve themselves all day are just looking for a reason (any reason) to raid the vending machine. They do good until they smell the popcorn. (mine does NOT smell like feet!) As long as you don't get the sweet butter AND don't over cook it I could live of the stuff. I would rather throw half away unpopped than to get even a hint of that scorched taste or smell.

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