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(Time)   You shouldn't eat at your desk at work. It's unsanitary and makes it look like you're obsessed with work. But if you have to for expediency's sake, here are ten things to never eat at your desk   ( time.com) divider line
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2018-03-08 07:54:33 AM  
Or, it makes it look like you're not taking a dedicated lunch so that you can leave a little earlier in the afternoon. But, yeah, obsessed. Go with that.
 
2018-03-08 08:11:35 AM  
Shut up Time.  Imma gonna a whole bucket o' ribs, just to spite you.
 
2018-03-08 08:15:16 AM  
Other Things You Should NEVER Eat at Your Desk:

edamemo
push pina colada
chairizo
other staple foods
 
2018-03-08 08:17:02 AM  
Except for the one about reheating leftover fish (seriously, don't f#cking do that at work), it's a list of personal pet peeves put together by a couple of asshats who care way too much about what other people are eating. Gems include:

You shouldn't eat cereal at your desk because "the last thing you want your coworkers to see is you bliss out over foods three year olds love."

Don't eat fast food at your desk because you risk "looking like a high school kid..."

Don't eat pancakes because "you're a grown up."
 
2018-03-08 08:18:01 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Shut up Time.  Imma gonna a whole bucket o' ribs, just to spite you.


*drooling*
You... you can get them in a bucket???
 
2018-03-08 08:35:42 AM  
I don't see "your admin assistant" on the list.  AWESOME.
 
2018-03-08 08:36:47 AM  
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2018-03-08 08:47:35 AM  
Is this "at your desk" or "at work"? I'm not sure even they know premise of their own written-in-notes-app-on-the-toilet listicle.
 
2018-03-08 08:48:37 AM  
I'm eating lunch at my desk as I write this comment. And I'll eat whatever I want, shut up.
 
2018-03-08 08:54:14 AM  

That Guy What Stole the Bacon: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Shut up Time.  Imma gonna a whole bucket o' ribs, just to spite you.

*drooling*
You... you can get them in a bucket???


It's America. You can get any food in a bucket.

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2018-03-08 08:59:55 AM  
The only thing I learned from that "article" is that the article writers are twats.

That Kristen Bahler chick sounds like she thinks she's the food police. Sushi is meant to be eaten while sitting cross-legged on the floor? Really? "Unless you're the type of person who puts broccoli in penne, drizzles it with olive oil, and calls it "pasta," you will get sauce on your clothes" she's in for a surprise if she ever eats pasta at a real Italian's house. Not all pasta is smothered in tomato sauce, a lot of Italians improvise a sauce with veggies, olive oil or broth.
 
2018-03-08 09:00:24 AM  
That settles it.  I'm getting tacos for lunch.

Oh, and I eat at my desk because I have a half hour for lunch and going to get food is my respite from this place.
 
2018-03-08 09:01:17 AM  
TL;DR version:

"WAAAAAAAAAA HOW DARE YOU EAT ANYTHING OTHER THAN VEGAN KALE AND TOFU SMOOTHIES AT WORK WAAAAAAAAA"
 
2018-03-08 09:01:21 AM  
You can bring fish to the office if it was fried and eaten cold. Same with fried chicken, although it is best eaten it cold over a sink. No plates!

Cold pizza is for breakfast while stumbling through a morning routine.
 
2018-03-08 09:03:28 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: That Guy What Stole the Bacon: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Shut up Time.  Imma gonna a whole bucket o' ribs, just to spite you.

*drooling*
You... you can get them in a bucket???

It's America. You can get any food in a bucket.

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Yeah but you don't show what's IN that bucket.  Does it come out looking like canned chicken?
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2018-03-08 09:04:22 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Shut up Time.  Imma gonna a whole bucket o' ribs, just to spite you.


Looks like you accidentally the whole bucket.
 
2018-03-08 09:04:37 AM  
The list is like stuff you should not eat when taking a client to dinner or a job interview dinner.  I had to give my SIL tips on what not to order during his first real job interviews.  No ribs, no fired chicken, no burgers, no to anything that required you to user your hands.   If drinks were ordered, I told him beer or bourbon/whisky. Ditch the rum-n-coke crap and nothing that required using a blender. Wine only if a bottle was ordered for the table. If the future boss says, "This place has the best Moscow mules" - guess what you are ordering.
 
2018-03-08 09:06:58 AM  
PSA: Mind your own farking business, Lance!
 
2018-03-08 09:09:46 AM  
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2018-03-08 09:16:28 AM  
Maybe if they checked in with someone who works in a place where we have to eat our food at our desks they would get some real advice.  I nominate me.  Here's what really needs to be considered since "looking like a high school kid" is a ridiculous criteria:

Smell:
Fish is considered to be the classic example and it ranks high on the list.  Microwaved broccoli can also take the room into a series of sideways glances as can microwaved eggs (in a 24/7 operation, eggs occur).  Basically anything that microwaves with a big odor makes everyone else a prisoner of your smell.

Sound:
When able, please try to limit the use of glass and metal.  Otherwise, the clanging of your silverware against your bowl becomes the only thing people can hear.  The misophoniac in the corner is probably close to having a breakdown.  Certain dishes can also fill the room with awful sounds, I'm looking at you rigatoni and also you Mr. Crunchy Food.

Disposal:
Perhaps consider throwing away your uneaten portions in a more isolated trash can away from the main work area since the garbage bags may be hours away from being changed.  This applies to coffee grounds as well.

In a nutshell:
If you can have just the slightest amount of awareness as to how your meal assails the senses of those around you, please proceed with your dining.
 
2018-03-08 09:24:46 AM  
Really? You're going to bring a meal that's meant to be eaten cross-legged on the floor of a Japanese restaurant into your cubicle? You're going to use chopsticks to dip pieces of raw fish into tiny bowls of soy and wasabi while you go about your afternoon routine, checking emails, taking client calls, et. al? You're going to convince your coworkers to split a bunch of sushi rolls between all of your workspaces, so you can feel real cultured while your scroll through your Facebook feed? Really? -KB

This is the stupidest thing I have ever read on the internet and that includes "American Thinker" editorials.

Sushi isn't "meant" to be eaten anywhere, but if you want to get pedantic, sushi is meant to be eaten with your hands on the street.  But that's just stupid because food adapts to the culture it's in which is why there's nothing wrong with eating sushi in a chair or at a bar or in a cubicle or on a boat .  Or eating sushi rolls with avocado and cream cheese.  Personally, I prefer eating sushi with beer for breakfast.  No lie.  It's the best way to start your day.

Chasing authenticity is the dilettante's way of attaining exclusivity.
 
2018-03-08 09:25:34 AM  
Beaver strangely absent from the list.
 
2018-03-08 09:25:40 AM  
Pretentious opinion reporting... I'd hate to work with someone who thinks they're pious enough to dictate what I eat for lunch...when I'm my hangriest. Go ahead, I dare you.

I do agree with the fish one though. That's just being considerate.
 
2018-03-08 09:29:26 AM  
Because this
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2018-03-08 09:30:33 AM  
Listicle sucks.

Ideally, you get up (even to just the break room) to eat. You mind and body needs the break.
 
2018-03-08 09:30:39 AM  
I will eat my microwaved  fried fish and chicken fast food taco corn on the cob cereal rib plate pasta bowl at my desk
Now get out of my office
And I had pancakes this morning for breakfast like God intended
Get off my lawn
 
2018-03-08 09:31:14 AM  
Or, in my case, it made me look like I didn't want to eat lunch with my co-workers.  That's because I didn't want to eat lunch with my co-workers because the break room was always incredibly noisy.  I preferred to close my door and eat my lunch in peace while watching a movie on my tablet.

/work from home now, so I eat lunch, read, and then nap.  Because I can.
 
2018-03-08 09:32:30 AM  

Farkspeare: Other Things You Should NEVER Eat at Your Desk:

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2018-03-08 09:34:15 AM  
I would say refrigerator pickled cucumbers would be right out.

They say the pressure goes away after you eat things like that for a few weeks. I haven't noticed any improvement. But I am not giving up my homemade pickles that taste better than Claussen spears. No sir.
 
2018-03-08 09:41:34 AM  
I eat at my desk because the lunch room is filled with my coworkers *shudder*.  And I don't work while I eat.  I clear off a space, eat, then clean the desk (409) and throw away my trash in the break room on our floor.
 
2018-03-08 09:43:27 AM  
Being on the road most of day makes it an oddity for me to eat lunch in the office.

/stops at home to eat
//or my parents
 
2018-03-08 09:43:41 AM  
I eat at the desk because eating in the subway is gross.

That and i don't get time for a normal breakfast in the mornings anymore.  That said I have one thing to say about office microwaves.

DONT PUT NUTS IN THEM.  I had coworkers who used to put almonds in the microwave till they burned and it stunk up the whole office for hours afterword.
 
2018-03-08 09:53:22 AM  

That Guy What Stole the Bacon: Except for the one about reheating leftover fish (seriously, don't f#cking do that at work), it's a list of personal pet peeves put together by a couple of asshats who care way too much about what other people are eating.


I try to stay away from "QFT" posts, but.... QFT.

Came here to say basically this, couldn't have said it better. Now I can think about something slightly less stupid than TFA. Thank you.
 
2018-03-08 09:55:36 AM  
As mentioned above, I eat at my desk so I can "work" while eating and leave earlier.
 
2018-03-08 09:57:49 AM  

theresnothinglft: I eat at the desk because eating in the subway is gross.

That and i don't get time for a normal breakfast in the mornings anymore.  That said I have one thing to say about office microwaves.

DONT PUT NUTS IN THEM.  I had coworkers who used to put almonds in the microwave till they burned and it stunk up the whole office for hours afterword.


WTF?  Who eats hot microwaved nuts?  You can't replicate the roasted-chestnuts-on-the-fireplace feeling with almonds in a farking microwave.
 
2018-03-08 10:01:19 AM  
Who the hell is eating a stack of pancake or ribs at their desk?
 
2018-03-08 10:01:47 AM  
Like most of you, I agree on the fish.  However TFA can fark right off with the of that.  I eat cereal at my desk at 5:30am, so what? No one else is here then anyway.  I eat lunch at my desk, some days to a chorus of "OMGosh that smells FANTASTIC!  What did you make today?"

I also have celery sticks.  Being a smoker (vape really), I do NOT go "out for smoke breaks" ever.  I will nosh a celery stick though, so take your crunchy complaints elsewhere.

Also, I hate eating in our cafeteria.  It's a very nice cafeteria, but they have elebenty zillion tvs hung up, all tuned to either CNN or MSNBC.  I don't need that ugliness with my ham sammich.
 
2018-03-08 10:03:35 AM  
Hmmm...Breakfast tacos  -  A San Antonio requirement.   Management didn't bring in donuts, they brought in tacos for the staff - every place I worked.  And some would eat them in the break room some at their desks and one department I worked in,  on every Friday, people would bring in homemade tacos (when it was their turn).
 
2018-03-08 10:12:20 AM  

Ambivalence: Tr0mBoNe: That Guy What Stole the Bacon: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Shut up Time.  Imma gonna a whole bucket o' ribs, just to spite you.

*drooling*
You... you can get them in a bucket???

It's America. You can get any food in a bucket.

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Yeah but you don't show what's IN that bucket.  Does it come out looking like canned chicken?
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I was going to get a delicious breakfast burrito but now I want to vomit. I just wanted to let you know that you suck and I hate you.
 
2018-03-08 10:15:54 AM  
I hope this person chokes on their avocado toast.

Don't die. Just...gurgle...for a little while.
 
2018-03-08 10:19:13 AM  
There was a guy who worked in the same office as I did who would always complain about the smell of whatever I was eating at lunch.  Normally, it wouldn't be anything major that you would think of as being "smelly".  Maybe a chicken flavored ramen noodle bowl, maybe a Hormel Compleats pot roast or chicken and dumplings, that sort of thing.

The complaints got so annoying, though, that I started to actually indulge in things like kimchi and tuna for lunch.  I was like "Hey, you think that beef stroganoff was stinky?  You ain't smelled *NUTHIN* yet!".
 
2018-03-08 10:28:07 AM  

Bedstead Polisher: The only thing I learned from that "article" is that the article writers are twats.

That Kristen Bahler chick sounds like she thinks she's the food police. Sushi is meant to be eaten while sitting cross-legged on the floor? Really? "Unless you're the type of person who puts broccoli in penne, drizzles it with olive oil, and calls it "pasta," you will get sauce on your clothes" she's in for a surprise if she ever eats pasta at a real Italian's house. Not all pasta is smothered in tomato sauce, a lot of Italians improvise a sauce with veggies, olive oil or broth.


Tomato sauce wasn't even invented in Italy.  Tomatoes were still believed to be poisonous in Europe until the latter half of the 1800s, when the poison they believed aristocrats had been dosed with came not from the tomatoes they ate, but from the acid in the tomatoes reacting with the pewter plates they ate off of which leached the lead from them.  Olive oil, cheese, maybe a veggie or two was the traditional Italian pasta of the day.

TFA author sounds like a hipster foodie snob.  I'll eat anything and everything at my own damn desk, thank-you-very-much.

/Home made tom yum soup today.
 
2018-03-08 10:28:50 AM  
Ya gotta love articles that are dripping with 'I'm better than you' judgement about inconsequential things.

If someone sat in their cube eating pancakes, then only thing I would be thinking is: where can I get some?
 
2018-03-08 10:29:42 AM  

riverwalk barfly: Hmmm...Breakfast tacos  -  A San Antonio requirement.   Management didn't bring in donuts, they brought in tacos for the staff - every place I worked.  And some would eat them in the break room some at their desks and one department I worked in,  on every Friday, people would bring in homemade tacos (when it was their turn).


I worked 6 months at a company field office in San Antonio.  They had 3 different project teams that didn't interact much, so once a month they did an all-hands meeting at breakfast for networking, sharing news from HQ, etc.  About 80 people.  They brought in trays and trays of breakfast burritos from a little hole-in-the-wall place.  Chorizo, egg, potato, you name it.  With the best damned salsa verde.
 
2018-03-08 10:31:48 AM  
Missing from the list:

A sad sandwich (Possibly a ham sandwich, most likely a PBJ) from home, making it look like you have no friends are are sitting at your desk because no one wants to go out with you.

Popcorn - Because it smells great and now everyone wants farking popcorn.  If you make popcorn, have enough to share.

Greasy Pizza - Not necessarily good, but the people who tend to eat greasy pizza at their desk tend to put greasy fingers on paperwork, keyboards and leave greasy trails on their desk.  You know I'm right on this one.

Article writer was a jerk, though.  No fast food, because it makes you look like your in High School?  Seriously, some of us have kids in activities, a longer commute and don't always have time to make a from-scratch meal.

CSB:
I worked with someone who spent a short military career stationed in Italy.  He picked up a habit of starting the morning eating Sardines and drinking an espresso with them (An Italian breakfast where he was).  For a month or so, he would try to inconspicuously drop the empty can of sardines in different trash cans (bathroom, main area, restroom).  After that, people had enough and we had a "Come to Jesus" meeting with him about how we felt about a can of fish in the main trash.  He caved in after the meeting and walked to an outside trash can to dispose of the can.  His breath was still atrocious, though.
 
2018-03-08 10:33:20 AM  

Psychopusher: /Home made tom yum soup today.


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I hope you brought enough to share.

/ravioli with home made marina here
//and garlic knots
///pear tart for dessert
 
2018-03-08 10:37:56 AM  

Bedstead Polisher: The only thing I learned from that "article" is that the article writers are twats.

That Kristen Bahler chick sounds like she thinks she's the food police. Sushi is meant to be eaten while sitting cross-legged on the floor? Really? "Unless you're the type of person who puts broccoli in penne, drizzles it with olive oil, and calls it "pasta," you will get sauce on your clothes" she's in for a surprise if she ever eats pasta at a real Italian's house. Not all pasta is smothered in tomato sauce, a lot of Italians improvise a sauce with veggies, olive oil or broth.


I thought sushi was originally street food
 
2018-03-08 10:38:54 AM  
Pussy.  You shouldn't eat pussy at your desk, unless you are christening your desk after hours.
 
Ant
2018-03-08 10:42:44 AM  
I've eaten all of those at my desk except pancakes and cereal. I don't do that anymore though. I don't like people bugging me at lunch now.
 
2018-03-08 10:43:52 AM  
11) pu$$y
 
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