Again with the common sense being uncommon?
...which reminds me of The Butterfly Effect:
"It stinks of sex and patchouly!"
My mother tells a similar story about cherry formaldehyde in biology class.
Oh I am with you on that one....one of the girls in my office burnt popcorn in the microwave (which happens to be my office that is shared with the filing cabinets, microwave, and frige). One of the guys I worked with kept spraying Glade and the smell of both together was so bad I couldn't even work. YUK
The more direct approach would've been for Coworker 2 to spray some Glade right on Coworker 1's fish. The approach 2 took, while vile, was probably too subtle for someone who is oblivious to the Stench of Doom coming from their lunch.
Yes! I bet that would have worked.
I once made microwaved some Asian dried squid. I didn't mind the smell so much, but everyone else in suitemate immediately demanded that I throw it away and to never bring it back again. I took the hint and did like so.
Your icon makes me sad. :(
I've got to contribute two of my own horrific co-worker tales:
1. Right after I started work at Kennedy Space Center, the office building I was in was shut down for Christmas break. I was moved into the portables (trailers) along with a bunch of other people not lucky enough to have earned vacation in time for the holidays. On my first morning, as I was settling in, I was disturbed by a strange popping sound. I found that my new office mate was sitting at her desk popping bubble wrap. I stared at her in disbelief until she saw me, briefly held my gaze, and ... went back to the bubble wrap. Needless to say, I moved to another trailer for the rest of that week.
2. Also at KSC (does NASA attract the weirdos or what?), I had a co-worker so concerned about infections that he kept a can of Lysol anti-bacterial spray by his monitor and would spray people who sneezed. Good software guy, though.
Number 2 could be considered assault!
My name is Kim...and I am a bubble wrap popper.
However, I don't usually do it when others are around. It is near compulsive, however...if there is some I have to pop at least one. I will do the rest in the privacy of my garage or something. My uncle actually gave me a roll for my graduation present.
I am also a picker. Peeling paint, threads...stuff like that.
My name is Kim...and I am a bubble wrap popper.Click. Me. Now.
It's more fun with sound on :)
I have seen one like that before...but it wasn't so cool.
I just have to say kudos for the use of the term Pyrrhic.
I, as well. Correctly too.
Oh, it's not mine. :( I found the picture somewhere or other...
The point at which a large area can be rendered incendiary by the simple act of flicking a Bic is definitely one that signals that too fucking much shit has been sprayed in the air!!! Between the two, I'd rather deal with the fish....
The fish at least wasn't causing anaphylactic shock!
Is a smokey bar a bar for people who like to be bear?
In my case it's just for people who like to bare their souls to the karaoke machine.
"Ladies and Gentlemen, tonight I'll be doing a medley: Smoke Gets in your Eyes, Smoke on the Water, and Fire."