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Wed Jan 23, 2019, 06:50 PM

Some asshole in the office keeps burning his microwave popcorn. IT REEKS!

That is all.

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Reply Some asshole in the office keeps burning his microwave popcorn. IT REEKS! (Original post)
Charlie Mike Jan 23 OP
drunk_teddy Jan 23 #1
Ruby Jan 23 #2
Grumpy Pickle Jan 23 #8
Ruby Jan 24 #9
Grumpy Pickle Jan 24 #14
RCW2014 Jan 23 #3
Tovera Jan 23 #4
Currentsitguy Jan 24 #11
Tovera Jan 24 #12
Currentsitguy Jan 24 #13
Gamle-ged Jan 23 #5
Boadicea Jan 23 #6
Charlie Mike Jan 23 #7
Currentsitguy Jan 24 #10

Response to Charlie Mike (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 06:54 PM

1. beat a drum in his face.... n/t

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Response to Charlie Mike (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 06:57 PM

2. Not only that. It tastes like shit.

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Response to Ruby (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 11:06 PM

8. We make fresh popcorn in a deep stainless steel pot.

Plenty of melted butter.

Only takes like 5 minutes and tastes waaaaay better than microwave.

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Response to Grumpy Pickle (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 24, 2019, 08:29 AM

9. I bet.

I don’t think I’ve ever had popcorn prepared that way. I’ll have to try it.

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Response to Ruby (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 24, 2019, 08:42 PM

14. Use oil to pop the corn.

Hope you try it...it's fantastic.

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Response to Charlie Mike (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 07:03 PM

3. This...



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Response to Charlie Mike (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 07:24 PM

4. Ugh!

A very good friend of mine worked in a company at which one of their coworkers insisted on microwaving her homemade Thai food...with heavy fish and fish sauce content. The break room became uninhabitable for about an hour after. After several people failed in asking her not to do that (she'd conveniently lose about 80% of her otherwise pretty good English when approached about this), it took a "stop doing this or you're fired" message from HR to get her to stop.

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Response to Tovera (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 24, 2019, 11:07 AM

11. We had a guy do that once in the company I used to work at: reheated VERY fishy fish

A coworker (full disclosure, she's now my wife) walked to his desk, pick up the container from in front of him, opened the window behind him, and tossed it out. She then proceeded to do the same with the microwave; afterward she went to the owner and offered to buy a new oven.

I laughed so hard the coffee I was drinking almost came out of my nose.

It was the most dysfunctional place I ever worked at. I was in the restroom once beside the owner. Another guy runs in, takes a leak, and starts to run back out. The owner stopped him and asked "Didn't you parents teach you to wash your hands?" Without skipping a beat he said "No, they taught me not to piss on my fingers!" and walked out.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 24, 2019, 01:20 PM

12. I see why you married her!

That response has "keeper" written all over it!

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Response to Tovera (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 24, 2019, 02:33 PM

13. She's a redhead former concrete worker. Need I day more?

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Response to Charlie Mike (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 07:44 PM

5. And worse...

You know that hypnotizingly lovely smell that fills up the room when you make a fresh batch of popcorn in the microwave? Yeah, that may not be as good as you might think. That enchanting smell is actually a chemical called diacetyl, a synthetic butter flavoring. Why is it so bad, you ask? According to a research published in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, inhaling butter-flavouring chemical mixtures has been linked with severe obstructive lung disease commonly known as 'popcorn lung.’ Diacetyl is harmless when consumed, but when heated to high temperatures, diacetyl vaporizes and becomes toxic.

In fact, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), an arm of the Centers for Disease Control, had begun investigating people who worked in microwave popcorn factories who had developed bronchiolitis obliterans (a lung disease characterized by fixed airway obstruction) and the results revealed the cause of the disease was something back at the factory - specifically exposure to an artificial flavoring agent: 2,3-butanedione or diacetyl. It was evident ‘popcorn lung’ was a problem, with NIOSH even issuing a health alert for workers, complete with preventive steps and an exposure limit guideline.

Chemicals, Chemicals Everywhere
Another problem is the presence of chemicals like perfluoroalkyls, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) which are used to line the popcorn bags to prevent grease from soaking the bag wet. On heating, these chemicals fuse into the popcorn you eat. They’re termed ‘likely carcinogens’ by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which cause a host of health nightmares. They mess up your endocrine system, causes thyroid issues, bladder cancer and much more.

https://food.ndtv.com/food-drinks/deliciously-dangerous-why-microwave-popcorn-can-be-terribly-harmful-745984

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Response to Charlie Mike (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 08:36 PM

6. You cant get rid of that stink

My old boss set the microwave on fire burning popcorn. Smelled bad for over a week.

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Response to Boadicea (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 08:43 PM

7. This guy is doing it repeatedly but no one owns up to it.

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Response to Charlie Mike (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2019, 10:58 AM

10. For several years when I worked corporate

I had an office right next to the lunch room. All day long, every day I was assaulted with that burnt smell. 20 years later and I still can't eat even properly made popcorn or stand to be around it when it is made.

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