So after the whole 'colleague microwaving kippers at work' debacle...it has got worse
EricNorthmansMistress · 27/04/2011 14:47
Someone has a slow cooker on stewing lamb
The stick of cooking lamb has permeated the entire floor. Nobody can go into the kitchen without releasing more stink into the offices and we are all going WTF at each other. It is completely vile. I'm sure if you eat meat it's a nice smell, but I do not, nor do a disproportionately high number of my colleagues (right-on public sector workers on SE) and I'm fucking pissed off, actually. At least kipper stink dispersed in 30 mins, I've been here MNing doing paperwork for two hours and it has been on the whole time. The window is open and I'm cold but I still feel sick.
You might think I'm being princessy but when i was pg the smell of cooking meat was instant vom and i really can't bear it.
I have sent an email round asking the culprit not to do it again. AIBU?
Actually, to avoid AIBU by stealth I should confess that I have pretended I don't know whose it is but I do, and she gets on my tits anyway.
Oh! Oh and it's her fucking dinner! For when she goes home!
HomeJames · 27/04/2011 15:02
I used to work in the public sector and health and safety was complete madness. Surely she is not allowed to leave a heat generating electrical appliance on unattended? Maybe you can come at it from that angle.
Oh and I agree, total lack of boundaries... like the woman I used to work with who used the library to do her yoga stretches. Would often open the door to be presented with her bum in my face
EricNorthmansMistress · 27/04/2011 15:03
It's so bizarre! I think we are spoilt TBH. We are a council office but in two old ex council houses stuck together in the suburbs, with a proper kitchen and lovely garden. One woman used to cycle to work and have a shower when she got here We're a long standing team and don't have to share facilities so I think people are a bit too comfortable. They are making us move next year and we'll be sharing workspace and hot desking some people Will Not Cope!
I'm glad that other people think it's mental too though. I was a bit worried that I was getting cross because I didn't like her and being a bully, like the time I didn't talk to a 'friend' at school for 2 weeks because she stepped on a spider.
thinNigella · 27/04/2011 15:11
Surely she would have to get her slow cooker approved by those electricians who stick stickers on every plug? Can't you get round it like that - Elf and Safety type thing.
Cooking her dinner at work !!!!! Wowsers. Bring your irnoing in tomorrow and see what reaction that gets....
Milngavie · 27/04/2011 15:13
pick your feet for a bit, that just made me boak!! . Made worse because the podiatrist is here today (work in a care home).
I can not imagine anyone bringing a slow cooker to work, how on earth is she going to get it home complete with bubbling hot juices etc?
The mind boggles!!
Miggsie · 27/04/2011 15:14
Why didn't she have the cooker on at home? The whole idea is the food cooks at home while you are out...not that you take the cooker out and about with you!!!!!!
Surely her lugging a pot full of hot food out the door at the end of the day is a safety hazrd? What if she dropped it?
YankNCock · 27/04/2011 15:16
Bizarre. When I worked in the public sector in London we weren't even allowed a toaster!
I just can't fathom bringing a slow cooker in to work. At my last office you got a telling off for eating hot food outside of the little kitchen area, due to it stinking up the open plan work area.
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