Post # 1
Seriously.. I just have to share so the rest of you can be as grossed out as me. I cannot suffer this alone.
My co-worker just ate donuts at his desk. You’re probably going “what’s so gross about that?”. Well, after he was done, he brushed the crumbs off his desk into his hand…and ATE them.
Blargh. I think this tops the chart of ick that I’ve seen him do so far since working here. Help me..
Post # 4
That is really gross. Especially since there have been so many studies done about how your desk is one of the germiest surfaces out there. Ick!
Post # 5
@hotpinkbride: Oh I know, right!? And I have NEVER seen him clean it!
I did one of these..
Post # 6
@MercyK: My face did the same thing! I mean, it’s one thing if you drop a crumb on your shirt and eat it, it’s something else entireley to eat it off of your DIRTY DESK! Eww.
Post # 7
@MercyK: Lol just no. I can’t even take my finger and swipe up ketchup on my plate at home! Icky!
Post # 9
@MercyK: I’ve seen someone did that in a restaurant…licking their finger, sticking crumbs to it, and eating them off a dirty counter. YUMMMMMM!
Post # 10
Haha I spent a month traveling in Southeast Asia, and NOTHING there is remotely clean. People cough on your food and don’t clean their hands and literally eat off the floor. I didn’t die. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger! These kinds of (generally!) harmless bacteria you find on desk surfaces can pump up your immune system!
It’s not really good etiquette to eat at your desk, let alone eat the crumbs off the table, so I’d be weirded out by that aspect of it… But not the cleanliness aspect. Meh!
Post # 12
- Wedding: October 2014 - UK
@MercyK: My face does that just about any time my coworker does anything.
He eats repellently and chews noisily and wetly (he makes eating a biscuit look and sound like he’s tackling a huge mouthful of really chewy hard toffee). He coughs repellently. He even manages to use antibacterial gel (randomly, for no reason whatsoever, sans incentive) repellently. And he talks in an extremely irritating manner. He slurps his water, and then managers to chew that! He can chew with nothing in his mouth at all, noisily. Occasionally he’ll scrub at his wrists with a tissue, for no reason, loudly. He stomps across the office so hard it makes my desk and computer shake! This isn’t even counting the maddening and unsettling noises he makes when he is just sat looking at his computer, like he’s trying to get me to respond to something to start a conversation.
The absolute WORST bit though is when he blows his nose (which he does so VERY noisily), then spends the next five to ten minutes picking at his nose. In the middle of the office. LOUDLY – I’m not kidding, I can hear it ten feet across the office from him. I’ve never EVER HEARD nose picking before this man.
Post # 13
@chronicwhimsy: oh man, you need a hug. that has to be the nastiest thing to deal with on a daily basis. and i thought some of my coworkers were bad o.O
Post # 14
@KhaleesiStormborn: I don’t understand what you mean by not being good etiquette to eat at your desk. I eat at my desk all the time. I don’t really have a choice.
Post # 15
@chronicwhimsy: We had a co-worker in our old office who coughed like a St Bernard attacking a walrus – that’s the closest I can come to describing the noise. It was wrong.
@MercyK: That IS SO gross! My Future Brother-In-Law has a friend who will play with the dogs outside, come in and eat his dinner without washing up, even if dinner calls for eating with hands. Oh dear lord.
Post # 16
- Wedding: October 2014 - UK
@CircleFace: He’s getting on my nerves more than usual this week. 🙁 Can’t wait for our order of wine to arrive tomorrow.