Friday, January 06, 2006

Kitchen Etiquette 101

In a coordinate effort with Daily Gluttony, I've posted a touchy subject regarding kitchen etiquette. I know this sign was made intentionally for me haha. Atleast three times a week, i'll be nuking some kind of stir fry that employs a little soy sauce and fish sauce. Yes, I feel bad but what can i do about it. I like the food. I can't eat 'safe' food all the time because it gets boring.



Another funny thing is when my coworkers marvel at my lunch, giving me the fake:

"Oh what is that? it looks so good!"

"Yeah right, you want some?"

"Uhhh. No I'm okay. I have my sandwich and salad. Thanks. "

Anyone else out there get funny looks? Or signs made ESPECIALLY for you?

Would this disgusting fruit cake be acceptable?????


15 comments:

Daily Gluttony said...

That's awesome Dylan!!!

Yeah seriously, why is it OK for me to smell someone's nasty microwaved popcorn or Lean Cuisine and it's not OK for them to smell Indian food?

I once brought dumplings with soy & vinegar dipping sauce for breakfast, and when one of my coworkers saw it, he's all "Eww, how can you eat that for BREAKFAST???" And I'm like "Why is it not OK for me to eat this for breakfast and it IS OK for you to eat greasy ass bacon and eggs??? So shut up." He is one of my friends so he was able to laugh about it, but he actually never said anything about my "Non-Westernized" breakfasts ever again.

There should be a class action lawsuit against "Food Discrimination"

elmomonster said...

Dylan,

I'm sorry to say, but you work with Food Nazis!

The person who typed up that sign has a stick up somewhere that ought to be removed post haste.

Jhaw said...

Hi Dylan.
I feel for you. haha. Some people are just so closed-minded that they don't get to explore other food horizon, that's their loss...

J said...

hi dylan, poor thing! i felt my hackles rising as i read your post...and that half-eaten fruit cake does look pretty gross...

Passionate Eater said...

I know that sometimes my curry lunch smells like armpit, and my fish sauce flavored dish smells like "you-know-what," but "they" have rank foods too--Mark Twain wrote that Limburger cheese smells like "dead people!"

Also, I have a funny story about putrid foods. When I was in college, one of my friends put durian in her microfridge in the dorms. Well, somebody smelled the "stank," and called the fire department because they thought it was a natural gas leak! It was hilarious to see the fire department people running around and trying to find out where the smell was coming from!

stacey said...

haha. i'm all for stinky food. mm, esp cheese! but that fruit cake looks revolting...

Kirk said...

I try to be sensitive to other people working in our office, since the microwave is right in the open in back of the office. I got a complaint about heating up some laulau one day from one of the Adkins Lovers in the office who used to open up the worst looking and smelling canned tuna. So I just had to remind Him, that I tolerate his cat food, he'll tolerate my much revered dish from Home! BTW, these passive-aggressive cowardly, "you-know-who-you-are" memos/notes really irk me.

eatdrinknbmerry said...

Pam/Elmo/Jhaw/J/Pe/Stacey/Irked Kirk --
It seems like all of us have experienced Kitchen Odor drama. We've all heated up what we considered to be goodness, only to be reprimanded by the ignorant. These signs were posted MONTHS ago, but Daily Gluttony prompted me to write this up. And what's up with the canned tuna - I guess if it says "Starkist" on it, then it 'must' be safe to eat. If it was some extraneous brand like "Tunakiss" - the alarm would be sounded off. It goes to show that the masses are afraid of the unknown. I wouldn't be surprised if they start setting up an 'outdoor' kitchen. The microwave plugged in by a long orange extension cord.

Pam - I can see your coworker coming up to you in the kitchen. He says "Jesus what are you heating up?" You turn around and show him the Pad Thai while wearing your pink Pad Thai shirt. He has nothing to say haha.

PE - ok now durian, I'd have to object to that. Whew! That is some potent stuff! That story is great - I love people that overreact.

Jhaw - Thanks for stopping by. It's their loss completely. I certainly don't mind other's food -- well except if it's durian haha.

J - That cake looks disgusting, but I think if it were up to you to photograph that, it would be beautiful haha.

Irked Kirk - What did HE do after that?

Kirk said...

Hi Dylan - He apologized and decided to shut the f*$k up - especially when I told him if He really wanted something "pungent",I'd bring it in. I guess the office thought it was funny - little Asian Guy, telling 6'7" Dude to back off.

eatdrinknbmerry said...

Kirk, haha that's hilarious. I could see him head-down, scurrying away with a turkey sandwich and lay's chips.

NuttinButGlutton said...

I sense a sign war brewing.

eatdrinknbmerry said...

Greg, yeah it'd be really fun, but "she" already knows who i am haha. The best thing to do is to keep on nuking my 'good' food. She can't say anything if the door is shut.

NuttinButGlutton said...
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NuttinButGlutton said...

Now you can move on to your conquest of the fridge. See how long it takes her to put a sign up.

Easily Pleased said...

that is HILARIOUS! love this post. people can be SOOO annoying with their pickiness and closed-mindedness about food. It's like they're afraid of the odour of anything that's not Burger King. And the old, "ohhh what IIIIISSSSS that?" when you reveal your lunch. spare me. spare us all! you rock Dylan!

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