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to eat sardine sandwiches in the (shared) office?

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ClockWatchingLady Thu 18-Jul-13 10:45:19

(the window won't open either grin)

Whothefuckfarted Thu 18-Jul-13 10:47:33

Does everyone else eat their lunch in the shared office? If they do YANBU. If you have a canteen/lunch room use it.

BoysAreLikeDogs Thu 18-Jul-13 10:47:35

Could you not nip oot to the park to nom?

limitedperiodonly Thu 18-Jul-13 10:47:48

Yes, but I like smoked mackerel and everyone is too scared of me to say anything.

They just send me hurt little looks.

Nottalotta Thu 18-Jul-13 10:48:24

Someone at work does this (are you called Karl??) but then some else (me.....) eats houmous, manager has egg sandwiches every morning and two of us had mackeral last no, i say yanbu!

PeriodMath Thu 18-Jul-13 10:48:51

YABU. Not nice to eat smelly food close to where people are working. Pop outdoors. Sort of an ideal day for it wouldn't you say?

HoldingHigh Thu 18-Jul-13 10:53:01

If you go ahead and decide to eat it in your office. Thank god I'm not in there. Even the thought of the smell is making me turn green.

YABU. I'd barf in a drawer.

ClockWatchingLady Thu 18-Jul-13 10:55:57

OK, thank you very much to all.

Today, I will get up off my lazy backside and get outside.

When it rains, they may have to lump it, especially if the lady with the smelly gym kit doesn't take it home this evening.

Karl (maybe)

Eddie107 Thu 18-Jul-13 10:59:43

If no-one cares then yanbu but if you think they are bothered by it but too polite/intimidated to say anything then yabu.

gordyslovesheep Thu 18-Jul-13 11:02:24

the smell of fishy fish makes me gag - so when my kipper eating colleague kindly cooks hers in the microwave and tucks in I am forced to eat at my desk.

But it's a shared staff room so, while I think you should consider other people, no one can dictate what you eat .

However if you share an office and you are all going to be in there all day I think it's a bit unreasonable

JacqueslePeacock Thu 18-Jul-13 11:03:42

Oh God no, I'd be throwing up. But then I am allergic to fish, and maybe your colleagues aren't.

ClockWatchingLady Thu 18-Jul-13 11:06:34

Polite and intimidated I suspect they are not grin

But I'm off outside - for me, it's pretty impressive I've lasted till 11 without eating my lunch.

Thanks again

gordyslovesheep Thu 18-Jul-13 11:09:49

does your work make you eat at your work station - do they not provide a staff room?

Balaboosta Thu 18-Jul-13 11:17:04

YAbu - four words: Egg. Sandwiches. On. Coach.

ThePlatterCompany Thu 18-Jul-13 11:34:40

Most of the smelly stuff tastes so good though about offering everyone a peg and make a joke of it.
No excuse for stinky gym kit though... putrid beast, especially in this weather, washed and dried in a few hours.

KellyElly Thu 18-Jul-13 11:38:47

YABU to eat sardine sandwiches. It's got to be sardines on toast grin

ClockWatchingLady Thu 18-Jul-13 11:49:05

Kelly, the bread is toasted smile

I know, Platter, nothing tastes so great if it's not also stinky (mmm, stilton).

newmumsuchfun Thu 18-Jul-13 11:52:16

When I was much younger and less wise i cooked mackerel in the microwave near the staff room. The stench reached every classroom on our floor and I was forever known as 'Fish Teacher'.

Yee have been warned.

ClockWatchingLady Thu 18-Jul-13 11:52:27

gordy, our "kitchen" area is a bit crap, and used almost exclusively by another team. No point in winding people up with my sardines if I don't even know them...

piprabbit Thu 18-Jul-13 11:53:08

Fishy smells in a hot sweaty office would make me barf, which would add another exciting aroma to mix.

BTW - what on earth do people put in their egg sandwiches to make them smell? I've been experimenting for years but my egg sarnies remain stink-free, what should I be adding?

ClockWatchingLady Thu 18-Jul-13 11:54:37

newmum grin

ClockWatchingLady Thu 18-Jul-13 11:55:37

pip - make sure those eggs aren't too fresh. Spoils the effect.

newmumsuchfun Thu 18-Jul-13 12:05:40

Egg sandwiches are like farts - you can't smell them if they are your own.

piprabbit Thu 18-Jul-13 12:21:13


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