do you know what really grinds my gears?

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  1. smangerbot

    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    i'm a freelancer, so i go to a variety of offices from week to week, but without fail, there's always one person in each office who goes and gets the stinkiest food at lunch then brings it back to their desk and smells the whole place out. why can't they just eat it at the place they buy it?
     
  2. kasper0v

    kasper0v Well-Known Member

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    because that trip to the take-out included a stop off at Borders for coffee with a friend or, in my case, a trip to Wal*Mart to sniff out new toys. That's 45 minutes right there--taking the food back to work extends the lunch break while giving the impression that you've got SO MUCH work that you have to eat in front of your computer.
     
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    Blunticon The Oddjob

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    People are people man, they will do what they want when they want. I know how you feel, just send them positive energy to move on somewhere else.
     
  4. smangerbot

    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    i don't usually mind, except when they're sitting right next to me.

    at least i'm not a permanent member of staff here i guess.
     
  5. Thundercracker

    Thundercracker Contemptuous

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    Thats why I'm glad that I work from home. No stinky lunch smells, busy body-nosey women, no one looking over your shoulder. It pretty much rokkz.
     
  6. drippy

    drippy is a freethinker.

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    i hate that too.

    you know what? this would be a great pet peeve! :p 
     
  7. smangerbot

    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    well i saw the episode of family guy last night when peter gets on the news with "you know what grinds my gears"... but yeah, its a pet peeve alright.
     
  8. Skor

    Skor I HATE U TRASH MONSTAAAR! TFW2005 Supporter

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    When you're in my office, you get to appreciate the varied lunch time smells.

    Today there was, in no order:

    -Doner Kebab
    -Fish Broth
    -Sweet and Sour something
    -KFC
    -Beef Stew


    That created a funk that hung around in the office until mere moments ago.

    Also, you're lucky that you only get strange smells as a temp. The temps here get subjected to much worse...
     
  9. drippy

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    Just alluding to this thread is all... :) 

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showthread.php?t=131977
     
  10. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite don't know nothing Veteran

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    There is no office food smell worse than when someone buys a bag of microwave popcorn from the vending machine. The chemical smell that is supposed to simulate butter combined with the burned smell created by an overpowered breakroom microwave somehow manages to infest all three interconnected buildings in the complex.
     
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    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    ugh, microwave popcorn smells like sweat. old sweat.
     
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    I had microwave popcorn for lunch yesterday. At my desk, no less.
     
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    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    Addle-pated lumps of anthracite! Ectoplasmic Byproduct! Lily-livered bandicoot!
     
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    I had to. It covered up my flatulence.
     
  15. drippy

    drippy is a freethinker.

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    The administrative person in the office makes hard boiled eggs in the kitchen.

    Worst smell ever.
     
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    I work with a guy who gets all pissed off when we complain about the fish smell he creates almost daily in our office. He takes it personally like we are saying he stinks or something.

    And for some reason almost every Monday at our office there is a funk like garbage. I think it is all the trash from the saturday lunch sitting in the hot office over sunday. mmmmm
     
  17. Lance Halberd

    Lance Halberd oh hai

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    One of our part-timers has a nasty habit of bring in this godawful boiled fish concotion his Portugese mother makes for him all the time.

    Now, I am a big fan of seafood, but this whatever it is smells like a whale died, washed on shore above the high-tide line and had been rotting in the sun for a week. And was filled with barf and diarrhea.

    The first time I encountered this culinary abortion, I was hit with a wall of stench so thick, I could taste it. Eyes watering, I said to the desk sergeant, "Jim, what in the blue blazes died in here!?" He dutifully informed me that the noxious odor wafting through the duty room (which viscerally reminded me of the worst prom night experience I ever had, mind you) was Ofc. Rodas enjoying a light snack before heading back out on patrol.

    I spent the rest of the day airing out and Febreezing the building.
     
  18. Blunticon

    Blunticon The Oddjob

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    Same here, im glad I work outside and people like that dont matter to us, because they cant survive with us.
     
  19. Drake

    Drake Smooth Is Smooth Baby

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    You know what's worse than the aromas? Cleaning the office fridge. Sometimes I think it's an adventure that even Indy wouldn't go on.
     
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    I think I'm lucky that no one brings any really stinky food back to our office.
     

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