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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)

ClockWatchingLady Fri 19-Jul-13 13:46:27

Well, today I've given in and gone back to cheese (and onion...).

Thank you all for your input yesterday X

Vickibee Thu 18-Jul-13 13:06:40

i got told off at work by colleagues for eating a tin of mackerel at my desk even though I have my own office. Apparently the smell drifted down the corridor

slug Thu 18-Jul-13 13:03:20

Check first there's no one in your office with a fish allergy. Just the smell of fish can set off a sympathetic reaction in me. My colleagues have learnt this through bitter experience.

Christmasberry Thu 18-Jul-13 12:29:53


ruby1234 Thu 18-Jul-13 12:22:50

If you wash your newly hard boiled eggs in cold water for a while (straight away) they don't smell so bad. If you leave them to cool in the boiling water they stink.
Don't know why though.

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


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

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

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

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

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

newmum grin

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 11:52:27

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...

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 11:49:05

Kelly, the bread is toasted smile

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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?

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

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.

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

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.

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)

YABU. I'd barf in a drawer.

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.

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?

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