Breakfast At Work


#1

This has been a major gripe of mine for years now: people who come into work early and noisily eat a bowl of cereal at their desk. Maybe I’m just a bit prickly in the morning, but nothing seems to annoy me more than twenty or thirty instalments of this…

  1. Noisily pick up bowl
  2. Clack away with a spoon
  3. Crunch crunch crunch crunch
  4. Put down bowl
  5. Repeat 10 seconds later.

As I write this, one person is clacking away at the remnants of a bowl and another is scrunching up the bag of their cereal box and heading towards the fridge.


#2

Hanging offence at any time of the day and in any setting, imo.


#3

Yeah, bang on.

Noisy eaters at desks at any time of day, even worse if they’re eating some sort of stinking shite from McDonalds or chips with vinegar from the canteen.


#4

I don’t do this but would like to do this and have no problem with this.


#5

I wouldn’t mind if they ate it in one go and quietly. Would be much better if they ate it at home :slight_smile:


#6

I used to eat porridge at my desk all the time. I never got up early enough for breakfast at home.


#7

Colleague next to me is on a diet to bulk up. This means eating coleslaw, boiled eggs and chicken fillets continuously. Starting at 8am.


#8

Person who sits opposite me gets in and most mornings will then crack open a massive bag of crisps and get stuck in for half an hour or so. I mean I’m very much live and let live but this behaviour doesn’t sit right with me.


#9

Truman Capote’s early draft still needed some work.


#10

Urghhhhh used to have a colleague like this but he’d drain the juice off tins of tuna into the bin every two hours :nauseated_face:


#11

It’s the total lack of awareness and consideration that makes me seethe.


#12

Nice to get a comment from the Tory party.


#13

Ah, but if he worked at Tiffany’s?


#14

Breakfast is generally not a smelly foodstuff so it’s absolutely fine. Obviously loud eaters are awful but that’s not meal or location specific


#15

Enjoy your crispies


#16

Lad at work used to drain his fishy juice into the bins. He was asked to leave.


#17

I’ve just eaten eggs at my desk.


#18

That’s fine. My irrational hatred is reserved for cereal-eaters.


#19

Overnight oats


#20

I’m fine with this and accept that people can occasionally eat food a bit more enthusiastically and noisily than I would preferably like. Unless they’re genuinely being revolting about it.

There was a woman at my previous workplace who made really over the top “OM NOM NOM” sounds unconsciously whenever she ate crisps and it routinely brightened my day.