Is it polite to microwave fish at work?

Discussion in 'The Fire Hydrant' started by ~Jessie~, May 22, 2012.

?

Is it polite to microwave fish at work?

  1. Yes, I love the strong smell of fish and I think everyone agrees!

    1 vote(s)
    1.9%
  2. Yes, if I want fish for lunch, my coworkers will just have to deal with it!

    21 vote(s)
    40.4%
  3. No, you should not microwave fish at work- it's unfair for other coworkers to have to smell it

    25 vote(s)
    48.1%
  4. Baked salmon and asparagus

    5 vote(s)
    9.6%
  1. ~Jessie~

    ~Jessie~ Chihuahua Power!

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2006
    Messages:
    19,665
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    5 Dogs
    Location:
    Central Florida
    Home Page:
    Do you think it is polite to make fish at work? As we all know, the smell of fish travels and lingers down hallways- and the leftover fish gets thrown in the trash which makes the smell last longer.

    Is it fair for your coworkers to have to deal with smelling the fish?

    Poll to follow!
     
  2. JessLough

    JessLough Love My Mutt

    Joined:
    May 16, 2009
    Messages:
    13,402
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Kennel Manager
    Location:
    Guelph, Ontario
    microwaving food to cook it is nasty. So hellz no.
     
  3. ~Jessie~

    ~Jessie~ Chihuahua Power!

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2006
    Messages:
    19,665
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    5 Dogs
    Location:
    Central Florida
    Home Page:
    :rofl1: :rofl1:

    Cooked fish, just reheated (although it's something I've never done! I never save leftover fish)
     
  4. JessLough

    JessLough Love My Mutt

    Joined:
    May 16, 2009
    Messages:
    13,402
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Kennel Manager
    Location:
    Guelph, Ontario
    That's just as nasty :rofl1: Microwave is only useful for melting cheese :p
     
  5. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2003
    Messages:
    94,266
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    3, Bimmer, GSDX (m); Kharma, Fila Brasileiro (f);
    Location:
    Where the selas blooms
    Home Page:
    Anyone who has the stomach for leftover fish I am not going to argue with.
     
  6. Greenmagick

    Greenmagick New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2011
    Messages:
    3,199
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    9 not counting ducks, chickens, and fish
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    I can not STAND the smell of fish....that being said, the only fish I will eat is tuna and I have in the past reheated that (casserole) at work. But that is not near as smelly as other fish things.
     
  7. ACooper

    ACooper Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2007
    Messages:
    27,771
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    IN
    Voted no. Even if you work with ALL seafood lovers, reheated fish STINKS and lingers, in the break room and more importantly in the microwave! Bleck.

    Now I feel queasy kthx LOL
     
  8. Beanie

    Beanie Clicker Cult Coordinator

    Joined:
    May 17, 2006
    Messages:
    14,011
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Illinois
    Home Page:
    It's not polite to bring stinky foods to work, microwave or not. I had a co-worker once stand behind me and watching me work on a graphic's project while he noisily slurped his clam chowder which smelled horrible. I nearly puked, multiple times.
     
  9. ~Jessie~

    ~Jessie~ Chihuahua Power!

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2006
    Messages:
    19,665
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    5 Dogs
    Location:
    Central Florida
    Home Page:
    I completely agree! The smell of tuna makes me nauseas as well... and clam chowder is definitely NOT work appropriate. *pukes*
     
  10. MericoX

    MericoX Roos, Poos, & a Wog!

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2007
    Messages:
    5,326
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    In depression
    Not if they don't want me walking over and barfing on said fish lunch.
     
  11. Assamiea

    Assamiea New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2012
    Messages:
    191
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I only do it with salmon or trout and just until the fish is warm, not steaming hot. I also take home what I don't eat and use my own garbage at home for disposal.

    There was a guy I once worked with that would periodically bring in smoked herring for lunch and microwave it. The lunchroom would clear out almost instantly and you just hoped that you weren't the unlucky soul who got to use the microwave after him!
     
  12. Taqroy

    Taqroy Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2009
    Messages:
    5,566
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    3
    Location:
    Colorado
    I voted that people can put up with it - but I don't actually microwave fish. Leftover fish sounds gross.
     
  13. Catsi

    Catsi New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2008
    Messages:
    922
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I must be pretty lucky because these kind of smells don't bother me... in fact they make me jealous lol.

    However, it's funny - I usually eat leftovers cold. Because that's how I like to eat left overs. Except for curry and spaghetti bolognese... but I haven't ever bought these to work.
     
  14. ACooper

    ACooper Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2007
    Messages:
    27,771
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    IN
    My husband does too! I pack his lunch in a thermal lunch box and he never uses the break room fridge or microwave :eek: However it comes out of his lunch box is how he consumes it! Warm drink (if I put a can of soda or juice in) and cold food.......he's so weird! LOL (sorry, I guess that means you are too Catsi, hahahaha)
     
  15. Dizzy

    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2005
    Messages:
    17,761
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Not enough.
    Location:
    Wales
    Mmmmmm reheated fish pie.
     
  16. Catsi

    Catsi New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2008
    Messages:
    922
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    LOL, I'm totally weird, I already know that!
     
  17. release the hounds

    release the hounds Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2008
    Messages:
    4,381
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    7
    Location:
    Midwest
    i had a roomate in college that also had a lot of classes with me, and he'd crack a can of tuna weekly in large lecture halls on hot steamy days so he could get his protein. People wanted to kill him
     
  18. MandyPug

    MandyPug Sport Model Pug

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2009
    Messages:
    5,332
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    1
    Location:
    Southern Alberta
    I don't even bring tuna sandwiches or even overly garlicky things to work because i don't want to have an offensive smell lol.
     
  19. Locke

    Locke Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2010
    Messages:
    1,919
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    I was thinking this exact thought last week when someone microwaved their fish lunch at work...bleeeehhh. As a non-fish/seafood eater, the smell really made my stomach turn. She also has a tendency to bring in SUPER garlicky food.

    To each their own I suppose, but ugh, fish smell...bleh.
     
  20. Jules

    Jules Magic, motherf@%$*#!

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2006
    Messages:
    7,204
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    3
    Location:
    Indiana
    It's not. No. No.

    It's also not polite, dear coworker, to always, always, always severely burn your popcorn. Yuck! It smells so nasty. Every. Darn. Day. Adjust the time, it's not that hard!
     

Share This Page