"What is that awful smell?!?! I started asking everyone. It just seemed to get stronger and stronger! The bookkeeper finally got an answer. Prepare yourselves for the scenario I'm about to describe to you. And a warning: if you have a weak stomach, don't read any further!
One of our coworkers had stopped by a local deli that serves breakfast, and had picked up a "to go" box which she brought in and reheated in our common microwave. What could it possibly be, you might ask. What breakfast food could she possibly have heated up, the smell of which had several people gagging and nearly throwing up their breakfasts? Breakfast food is usually fairly benign! Friends, she had eaten.........
Salmon and grits.
You read that right. Salmon and grits! For the love of God, why..............just WHY..........would anyone eat that in the first place, let alone heat it up in a shared microwave at work?!?!?! And the woman who did it thought it was funny. She says she enjoyed every bite and loves eating fish with grits at breakfast.
I was so mad. The bookkeeper jokingly yelled, "Mrs. Barlow can't work under these conditions!" but the truth was I didn't think it was funny. Not at all. How inconsiderate can people be? I was so mad I texted Gregg about it and even said (and this was unkind of me) "no wonder her husband left her!" It turned my stomach to the point I wasn't even over it by lunchtime even though the smell had dissipated by then. I threw most of my lunch away. I still felt queasy and just couldn't eat.
If I could think of some way to retaliate I'd totally go for it, but clearly anyone who can reheat fish in a microwave at 8:00 in the morning and eat it for breakfast has a cast-iron stomach that no smell could deter. Holy moly. What a way to start the day!
And it is pretty funny to me..........now. :)