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AIBU re: Work Kitchen Etiquette?

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StickEmUp Fri 25-Jan-13 12:19:58

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StickEmUp Fri 25-Jan-13 12:20:36

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TravelinColour Fri 25-Jan-13 12:26:49

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atthewelles Fri 25-Jan-13 12:27:31

YANBU. I can't stand people hovering around me when I'm trying to make a quick cup of tea or a slice of toast in the toaster.
I also HATE it when people comment on what you're eating.

StickEmUp Fri 25-Jan-13 12:29:02

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sausagesandwich34 Fri 25-Jan-13 12:29:13

wouldn't it be nice if the person who is making the tea offered the others one and then you wouldn't have this problem?

or maybe, you could have just passed them a glass hmm

VinegarTits Fri 25-Jan-13 12:30:04

allows one person in? is your kitchen in a toilet cubicle? i would complain to the company about the facilities, and squeeze up a bit until they sort it out

StickEmUp Fri 25-Jan-13 12:30:34

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spatchcock Fri 25-Jan-13 12:31:07

YABU. Just pass them a glass, how hard can it be? You sound like the colleague who gets everyone's back up.

StickEmUp Fri 25-Jan-13 12:33:37

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StickEmUp Fri 25-Jan-13 12:34:02

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LadySybilPussPolham Fri 25-Jan-13 12:35:28

Get an 'Engaged' sign for the door and wedge it shut when you're in there

atthewelles Fri 25-Jan-13 12:41:16

Jeeze give the poster a break. She's only asking people to wait a few secs while she finishes making a cup of tea. Why on earth should that make her 'the colleague who gets everyone's backs up'? confused

StickEmUp Fri 25-Jan-13 12:43:11

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Backtobedlam Fri 25-Jan-13 12:46:29

The trouble is people probably don't realise you're in there until they are up from their desk, so they either look a bit if a tit by sitting back down for 30secs then going back up, or they hang around you and wait/get on with what they want.

StickEmUp Fri 25-Jan-13 12:49:44

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redexpat Fri 25-Jan-13 12:54:29

I don't think YABU. Personal space, like you said.

CooEeeEldridge Fri 25-Jan-13 12:55:22

YANBU, BUT! I think it may be you (and me!) to some extent? Our work kitchen sounds similar, and I wait untill it seems that everyone's done their stuff and go in, I use it as a tiny break and bit of respite from the office, so get massively oissed off when people come barging in! Just wait a sec!!!! If only every on was like us and waited their turn eh op?! wink

But I can see that other people want a drink, and they WANT IT NOW!!

atthewelles Fri 25-Jan-13 12:56:37

Also, this idea that if you're making yourself a cup of tea you should offer to make one for everyone else in the place would drive me mad. You'd never get anything else done.

GinAndSlimlinePlease Fri 25-Jan-13 12:57:43

gosh, 1 minute to make a cuppa? That's ages.

I barely have time for a cup of tea at work, so I do rush in, fill mug, dump teabag, rush out. I wouldn't push anyone out the way but I might get a little annoyed if they took a minute for One cup of tea.

You're well within your rights to get annoyed when people shove you or hurt you. but maybe you are spending a little long in there?

atthewelles Fri 25-Jan-13 13:01:39

You sound like you need to de-stress a bit Gin. It's one minute

StickEmUp Fri 25-Jan-13 13:01:46

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StickEmUp Fri 25-Jan-13 13:03:52

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EldritchCleavage Fri 25-Jan-13 13:05:24

Well, I don't think YABU. I don't like that kind of space invasion. Or impatience.

My bugbear is people who come right around my desk and stand bang next to my chair so I am trapped in the corner and they are in my personal space staring at my screen. Just stand opposite me in front of the desk or perch on the widow sill to the side like a normal person. Is it telling that only men do it?

WingDefence Fri 25-Jan-13 13:14:22

YANBU - The kitchen on my floor is absolutely tiny too - probably smaller than the size of a look cubicle and just enough room for a sink, little fridge, a tiny bit of work surface, the little hot water machine and cupboards above.

Saying that, most people wait in the corridor just the person in front has finished but in your situation just step back/forward into them or tread on their toe and then say 'oh sorry, but there isn't enough room for two people in here, is there? hmm'

I'm so glad I work from home now!

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