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smelly things by BlueOregon (2.00 / 0) #1 Wed Aug 02, 2006 at 08:52:00 AM EST

There was a guy in our department, N, who had issues with smelly, messy food. He and his food were the issue, that is -- he liked his seafood, and the less-canned, the better. We had a crappy, crapping-out microwave in the copy room, which doubled for a mini-kitchen ... sink, fridge, and microwave. And in said microwave he liked to nuke fish and squid. In his office, which was shared with about ten other folks, one would find plates, complete with fish bones, complete fish skeletons, and scaly fish heads. In the fridge his bag of squid leaked, and leaked some more.

No tears were shed when he left.

Couldn't you have just beaten the carp outta him? by toxicfur (4.00 / 1) #2 Wed Aug 02, 2006 at 08:59:49 AM EST
Sorry, just couldn't resist.
Continue to lean until you feel gravity threatening to discipline you for being stupid. - CRwM
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Got any cephalopod jokes? by mrgoat (2.00 / 0) #6 Wed Aug 02, 2006 at 10:04:34 AM EST

--top hat--
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Got any ammo? by ana (2.00 / 0) #7 Wed Aug 02, 2006 at 10:07:59 AM EST
Chambered. Not a loose.

Can you introspect out loud? --CRwM

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No squid for you! by toxicfur (2.00 / 0) #8 Wed Aug 02, 2006 at 10:18:37 AM EST
I save my bad puns (is it still a pun if it only works when written?) for bo and ana.
Continue to lean until you feel gravity threatening to discipline you for being stupid. - CRwM
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What is it by Kellnerin (2.00 / 0) #3 Wed Aug 02, 2006 at 09:44:18 AM EST
with kitchens in copy rooms? Lessee, paper, copier chemicals, and ... foodstuffs! What a brilliant idea.

I used to sit across the hall from one of these kitchen/copy areas (this was the cube where I came in one day to find my scissors on my desk instead of in the mug in which they usually resided; two grooves had been melted into the blades halfway up, such that they did not cut, or even close, anymore. I suspected someone needed tongs for the toaster oven.)

Anyway, we had a similar issue with fish (not to mention people making popcorn too effing early in the morning). Following microwaved-fish incidents, the boss of bosses would retrieve a bottle from the perfume stash in her office and fumigate the surrounding area, although what she really wanted to do was put up a sign with a fish in a slashed circle on the microwave door.

Do not misuse.

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we had ... by BlueOregon (4.00 / 1) #5 Wed Aug 02, 2006 at 09:56:57 AM EST

... three secretaries.

One older, do-anything-for-you, get-things-done, non-confrontational. One I-do-my-thing-you-do-yours, do-what-I-can-for-you, 9-to-5. One passive-aggressive, chuckles-and-laughter.

The third left, needing more hours, so she went to another dept.; her replacement is/was a grad in another dept., is a taken-no-shit, who-do-I-look-like?-your-mother?, forget-the-PA-I'm-just-aggressive type.

With this 3rd one things got cleaned up. She refuses to do dishes that are in the sink, etc., but if messes are left about and not cleaned up, she tosses things. She refuses to let Secretary #1 wash the dishes (and encourage non-dish-washing folks to leave messes). She posts flyers about keeping things clean. It's great. She scares some of the faculty and grads. This, too, is great.

Anyway: copy room. Given the building design, the 'same room' exists on nearly a dozen floors, and it is interesting to see how different departments decorate it. We have a low, utility-room, cast-iron-covered-by-white sink, one pseudo-built-in counter, a couple table, a copier, some steel cabinets. Slavic put in kitchen counters, a small kitchen sink, cupboards, woodend shelves and mailboxes, etc. Everyone agrees that our copy room sucks, but remodeling is a bureaucratic issue of sorts, for since we do not 'own' (or even 'rent') the room, we cannot remodel, per se ... forms and requests must be submitted, etc. No drilling in the walls, redoing plumbing, etc. ... the most we can do is rearrange the furniture.

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I used to bring sardines for lunch by lm (4.00 / 1) #9 Wed Aug 02, 2006 at 10:53:26 AM EST
For just over two years I worked the graveyard shift at at round the clock helpdesk. When day shift would piss me off (which was frequent) I'd even the score by bringing sardines in for lunch and just tossing the can in the wastebasket under my desk knowing that the bins don't get emptied until 8pm well after  first shift goes home.

When I was really angry, I'd bring sardines in for lunch on a Friday night.

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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This be the verse by Herring (4.00 / 1) #4 Wed Aug 02, 2006 at 09:47:35 AM EST
Actually, I don't think my mum and dad did fuck me up. Made me a Guardian reading leftie though.

You can't inspire people with facts
- Small Gods