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Old 06-25-08, 09:13 PM   #1
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Are your coworkers this stupid?

Last friday, some idiot left two caffeine free diet coke's in the freezer. I knew they were gonna explode so I wrote "THESE WILL EXPLODE" on them with a sharpie. Sure enough, they exploded over the weekend. The maintainence crew cleaned it up monday morning. I told em to save the empty cans, which had their tops ripped off, and put them back into the freezer.

Yesterday I come back from lunch and the same idiot put two MORE cans of coke right next to the 2 that exploded. I wrote "THESE WILL ALSO EXPLODE" on the cans and sure enough, this morning, they exploded. Cept I told the crew to leave the mess in the freezer.

Later this evening, one of my other coworkers told me she found out who did it. She said she spotted someone in another dept come in with two MORE coke's, open the freezer, stare at the huge mess, the 4 exploded cans, give a puzzled look, and finally decided to wisely put his two cans of soda into the regular compartment instead of the freezer...
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When I was in college, the toasters in the dorms had signs not to put buttered toast in the the toaster. You'd be amazed how often some nitwit would do it anyway and then be surprised when it came out like charcoal. That happened long enough ago that these people are the leaders of today, and you can see where that's gotten us.
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my co-workers are pretty smart (thankfully, considering how many hours a day I spend there) my roommate, however is exactly like the OP.

Fortunate my at-home and awake hours most days I can count on one hand. With several fingers missing.
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my co-workers are pretty smart (thankfully, considering how many hours a day I spend there) my roommate, however is exactly like the OP.
Is she hot? It may not matter.


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Fortunate my at-home and awake hours most days I can count on one hand. With several fingers missing.
What happened???? Did you lose them in a firecracker accident?*


*I knew this guy from college for like six years before I noticed that he was missing a finger. He was playing with an M80 or something when he was a kid.

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Is she hot? It may not matter.
Most often than not, in life, especially around here, as long as you're smoking hot, that's all that matters.

Oh believe me.. I KNOW.

(And by know, I mean I'm not hot, so I know the **** I have to put up with that I can guarantee I would never have to if I were smoking hot and a chick, which is actually TWO problems in one, though I'd certainly settle for taking care of the former.)

(Oh yeah, and I'm not too bright, which really doesn't help if you're bass ackwards ugly, and by ugly I mean 'i've killed flowers before ugly.)
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My current job, the co-workers are decent. However previous places I've worked... Well... yecch.
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For the first time in my working life, I was exposed to a refrigerator in the company kitchen that died. I've always been exposed to a company provided kitchen appliance. Not so here - perhaps being a SUNY college or something. And so I went thru a ton of e-mails from the area departments taking up a collection. I was new at the time, and poor as well, but finally after MANY e-mails - I coughed up some $$ for this item. Come to find out we seem to provide a fridge for loooooots of people, students and other people in the office.


Meh. It's a fridge, whatever.

However, there are some local people who - to say politely - are not very clean. Rotten food, big bad spills, nasty crap running over - to where sometimes you can smell the fridge before you open it up - like someone barfed.

I've done my share of cleaning in that STY - most importantly when I went to get my lunch and it was sitting in a 1/4" of thick orange something that smelled. Needless to say I was pissed.

Cleaned it up. grrrrr

And then the new office manager reenacted the "take turns cleaning the fridge out routine" and had someone in the office prepare the schedule - to which I was already PO'd about. Sure enough the first four were the four people (I was one) who clean out the fridge. The week before my "duty" was an office party and the fridge was full of rotten food. I refused. I spent the previous two years tossing out stupid people's food containers and other totally stupid stuff (someone likes to put an empty container in the fridge and forget it for at lest 6 weeks - yep I counted). And doesn't some arse take a freakin pencil and behind my name at that week write in childish scrawl ------ "DID NOT" (meaning I did not clean out the fridge).

SOB! I was pissed.! Cleaned out anything I had in there, tossed the rest and told office manager I no longer use the fridge. Guess there are several people who did the same thing I did. Eff it. Why should I have to clean up after someone like that???? I do cleaning on the side and get paid nicely for my cleaning.

Well I took a gander in there yesterday and there's mold growing on a few containers and it smells like barf. And let's not even move into the microwave. There's a 12" X 12" teeny weeny sink in the back there and at times there can be 3-8 bowls/dishes of garbage dishes stacked in there so that it's hard to run water ---- and yes - I've seen some bowls of water/food yuck - sit in the back of the sink - mold with a paper towel stuck in it for some stupid reason. I rather know who is doing it and I just cannot imagine their personal living style at home.

Stupid, stupid people and quite rude.


Oh and to get back to the original motive in this thread --- yes there have been several exploded sodas in the fridge. And one person (ahhh the most guiltiest of dirt) is thrifty - fine, but saves everything - I've gone back to open the fridge at times to find it not quite closed - why? because this person brought back 8 2 liter bottles of soda products - all less than half full - stuck in any open spot in the fridge - along with a bag of half melted ice in the freezer (which will then become a glacier) and a couple of big black plastic trays of half eaten pawed thru food. And these items will stay there for weeks. (I used to toss them ... ).

Just freaking amazing. So glad I'm not a part of it anymore!!

BUT I just got word today that my office area will be moving to basically a suite - cool. BEGONE NASTY KITCHENETTE AREA AND ALL THOSE WHO USE THAT POOPY AREA!!!
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You should've mixed ammonia with chlorine and left it in the fridge. You'll end up with a nice cloud of tear gas, rocket fuel, and god knows what else that'll kill whatever's in there.
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You should've mixed ammonia with chlorine and left it in the fridge. You'll end up with a nice cloud of tear gas, rocket fuel, and god knows what else that'll kill whatever's in there.
Actually I'm currently enjoying the fact that there are two grocery bags wadded up and sitting in the back of the top shelf --- I half heartedly opened one cause - really it smells back there - and I found a ziplock bag of what used to be cucumbers (now liquid green with seeds!!!!) - ohhhhhh that was amazing. and on the bottom shelf is a container of what I think may be pea soup - where the lid popped off last week and so the "stuff" is currently drying out - container is sitting right in the front and totally noticeable when the door is opened.

Unfortunately it's been the certain few - me, my boss - and a few others who get disgusted and go in and clean - and then it just gets back to this.

Now, I just giggle at the mess. Fridge/Freezer was handy as I commute and so I would bring in a supply of food a couple days a week - nice to have the stockpile, especially if I leave a little late and don't have time to prep the days food .... but, I've adjusted what I eat to less refigerated foods. Besides when we move in a month we're purchasing a small fridge and microwave of our own so that will be VERY nice!

You know there's something bad going on in a fridge when you open it up and it stinks! hehe. Not saying a word either.
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There are very few situations in which the term "tsunami of odor" can apply, this is one of them.
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Working with problem-solving mechanics, common sense abounds, and stuff like that just doesn't happen.

Other life choices, however...
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chlorine gas ftw.

i had a firecracker go off about an inch from my hand. didn't leave a mark but the pain was excruciating. unbelievably painful - as if it was dipped in molten lead.
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There are very few situations in which the term "tsunami of odor" can apply, this is one of them.
Once I let loose the fact I don't use it anymore, now I'm enjoying the ripening of the organics back there.

But the most likely scenerio ...

One day, perhaps soon, one person will take notice - and then that one person will say something to another and together they will take notice of the ill wind. But that will be on a Friday. Monday is another day - and then - more will take notice and like many office projects, it will take a team to converge to decide what to do, plan a team effort, decide who to involve, etc and so another week or so goes by and meanwhile .... IT GROWS. And finally ... (not the next week because the admin of the person designated in charge of the official cleansing of the bad things is on vacation) a week or so later (after several re-writes) - it becomes official ------- ON FRIDAY - ALL MUST GO OUT OF THE REFRIGERATOR.

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slvoid, your coworkers would be an upgrade. My coworkers are dumber. I can give them the same instructions every day and they do something totally different each time. At least they are creative. They find new ways to screw up every day. Apparently open soda cans are best placed over everyone's lunches, but only if the can is set off kilter. Oh, and at least once a week someone microwaves something in aluminum foil.
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microwave popcorn and noodle cups are the bane of microwaves. (well to those of us who have to use it afterward or have their office in the stinky wind smell).
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Once I let loose, I'm enjoying the ripening of the organics back there.
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microwave popcorn and noodle cups are the bane of microwaves. (well to those of us who have to use it afterward or have their office in the stinky wind smell).
Fish sandwiches, or anything fishy in general. That + the smell of burnt microwave popcorn == yecch.
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The fact that this happened makes me want to shoot myself. In the head. Hehe.
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Don't know who is more stupid. The person who put the cans in the freezer for too long, or the person who noticed a problem, and instead of fixing it, leaves a note advising the problem is about to occur.

In all seriousness though, the putz who did it just doesn't care because it's not his \her kitchen, and they don't have to clean it. I wouldn't call that stupid, just lazy and no consideration for others who work there. Pretty typical for every job I've had which is only 3 in 15yrs though, and all large companies, so it might be different at a smaller business.

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yes, some of my co workers are that dumb. A bucket of dirt would have a higher IQ than some of these people. And what I find most disturbing is that they supposedly graduated from college. How?
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When I used to live in the dormitories, we always had these people who would consistently make popcorn in the one microwave that would set off the fire alarms...
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Try to make something idiot proof and someone comes up with a better idiot. Make the command decision and get a grain/snow shovel and a large trashcan and everything goes from the fridge into the trashcan on Friday. Post a note on the trashcan that the person's beloved food and/or container can be found inside. The other option is that all containers require the owners name prominently posted. Any container without a name is immediately trashed.
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I work alone and yes, my coworkers are that stupid.
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People here like to burn popcorn in the microwave on a regular basis. I'm very passive-aggressive and have considered putting up demeaning signs that would say something like, "I don't care who you are, you're not so important that you can't stand here for 2 minutes and turn off the microwave when the corn stops popping."

I've also considered rendering the microwave inoperable with a note saying why I did it, but that seemed a bit too over the top.
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