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Nomad
10-07-2009, 08:38 PM
I just did a google search, I like my fish and when I heat it up it has never been an issue until this workplace.

Plus it appears not just fish, if I had chicken with some garlic and stuff that annoys pple too...

Someone then just had a cold sandwich and got talked to, I gather some others also have their little Sealords fish cans.

So what is it? Buy lunch or just a ham sandwich or a simple vegetarian salad?

Google also said popcorn is equally as bad, is curry too?

Nomad
10-07-2009, 08:39 PM
A lot of them have cheese in a toastie sandwich. Is that ok? I would think cheese have a strong smell too.

nofam
10-07-2009, 08:46 PM
Jeez, you must work with a bunch of intolerable tossers then Nomad!! :p

I must admit, re-heated fish pie at my work does cause a few issues, but people just laugh it off etc.

We have a table in the lunchroom that is jokingly referred to as 'cat food corner'

And yeah, some cheeses like blue, parmesan and feta are quite smelly

:D

Phil B
10-07-2009, 09:08 PM
The smell of garlic is enough for me to go & eat lunch in the car, aside from that who cares. I take last night leftovers & nuke em. I've had some interesting smells, tastes good tho :)

Greg
10-07-2009, 09:28 PM
I used to work in a busy call centre with about 100 employees. When I occasionaly brought in pickled herrings for lunch to the the lunch room, which can have quite a strong smell, there were a few raised eyebrows, but no-one complained.

A bit of tolerance is all that's required.

Metla
10-07-2009, 09:30 PM
I worked with some Cambodians a while back, They would eat seagull and crap, stuff they picked up off the road, They would warm (not cook) it all day in the pie warmer, and then rip it apart and dip it in fish sauce.

They seemed to enjoy it immensely.

allblack
10-07-2009, 09:31 PM
A bit of tolerance is all that's required.

Just to play the devil's advocate, why should people tolerate those that are selfish and believe they have the right to stink out a room used by many?

Sam I Am
10-07-2009, 11:16 PM
Just to play the devil's advocate, why should people tolerate those that are selfish and believe they have the right to stink out a room used by many?

God I hope that's a troll :illogical

kahawai chaser
11-07-2009, 12:07 AM
I use to take my own mini oven warmer and heat food in the work shop or storage area - away from the lunch room...

Jen
11-07-2009, 12:18 AM
What bugs me are people who cook their lunch in the microwaves rather than just re-heat it. Nothing worse than having someone hog a microwave for 8 minutes when the tearoom is busy.

ronyville
11-07-2009, 12:49 AM
Nothing worse than having someone hog a microwave for 8 minutes when the tearoom is busy.

x2.. my previous work place had 2 microwaves for 40 people... so if you wanted to have your lunch on time than you had to be at the microwave before the other 25. Imagine if you are the 25th person, by the time your lunch is warm enough for you to enjoy... half the lunch period is already over...( we only had 30 mins for lunch :groan:)

allblack
11-07-2009, 09:10 AM
God I hope that's a troll :illogical

BAHAHAHAHA!!!

Can't you get in to a real fan club?

prefect
11-07-2009, 03:09 PM
Thats not trolling people have no right to stink out the lunch room.
I have given warnings to drivers bring any more stink seafood in here and you are fired.

pctek
11-07-2009, 03:10 PM
I think the only thing is garlic. The cooking process is OK but there is NOTHING worse than breathing someones garlic breath.

Apart from that, cook/eat what you like for lunch.

R2x1
11-07-2009, 05:43 PM
Any food is permissible, except that which is not mine.

Metla
11-07-2009, 06:07 PM
there is NOTHING worse than breathing someones garlic breath.


Nicotine breath is much worse.

ronyville
11-07-2009, 06:21 PM
Nicotine breath is much worse.

I find coffee breath much worse, especially if that person drinks like 10 cups a day...

bob_doe_nz
11-07-2009, 06:23 PM
I find coffee breath much worse, especially if that person drinks like 10 cups a day...

Sardine breath :xmouth::yuck:

prefect
11-07-2009, 06:45 PM
Smoked eel breath

Metla
11-07-2009, 07:44 PM
Nothing wrong with sardines.:drool

I have had in the past a minor issue when the lads bought along a jar of rotten corn.Now that stunk to high heaven.

Sweep
11-07-2009, 07:52 PM
If anyone objects to the food others are eating then do what I do.

Go eat elsewhere.

prefect
11-07-2009, 08:04 PM
Its ok to object about people stinking out a shared space.
Just like its ok to object about family violence.
People shouldn't have to stay silent when people are being inconsiderate by making a stench.