FOR FUN: Office Microwave

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What would you do?
    Remove the offender's lunch and heat your own : (80 votes)
    85 %
    Wait patiently for the offender to come back : (4 votes)
    4 %
    Wait for the offender to come back and chew them out : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Leave and return to heat up lunch : (8 votes)
    9 %
    Other : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1060 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @mgol25:  I would move their food to the counter and heat up my own. There is someone in my office who always puts their food in to heat it up, goes  back to her desk, forgets the food was in there and goes to get it 15-20 minutes later.

    We only have 1 microwave so no one tolerates that and always moves her plate out of the microwave.

    Post # 4
    Member
    1067 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @mgol25:  Definitely remove the lunch and heat up my own 🙂

    If I were the microwave abandoner, I’d expect/hope someone would do that, or I’d be terribly embarassed to have taken up the space longer than necessary.

    Post # 5
    Member
    7090 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’d wait a minute or two and then remove it. Sometimes I run to the bathroom while it’s cooking and I’d be a tiny bit annoyed if I was 30 seconds late and they moved my food. But I’m weird about other people touching my edibles, lol.

    Post # 6
    Member
    3635 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Take it out!  If they come back in while you’re using it:

    “If it wasn’t warm I’ll be done in a minute, but I was starving!” (With the implied “and your rude ass left your food in there so I took it out.”

    ETA – the 50 or so of us share 2 microwaves and there can be a long line at 12;05.  We have no patience for abandoned food, so removing it is not rude.  I will look around for a couple seconds for the owner of an open plate of food – but if you don’t come remove your tupperware or frozen dinner immediately, I will.  My lunch hour is too precious to spend waiting for you to retrieve your leftover pizza.

     

    Post # 7
    Member
    1249 posts
    Bumble bee

    Wait for other microwave. Would be different if there was only one.

    Post # 8
    Member
    10493 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    We always remove each other’s lunches from the microwave, it’s not seen as rude at all in my group.

    Post # 9
    Member
    571 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I usually give them a minute to show up, but after that, they’ll have to deal with someone else handling their food since they left it unattended in a public space.

     

    Post # 10
    Member
    11668 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @mgol25:  I’m in a small office, so I just ask the person if I can take theirs out. But, if they aren’t around or when I worked in a bigger office, if they didn’t come back within 5 minutes I would remove it and heat my own up.

    Post # 11
    Member
    655 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @AB Bride:  Same.  Our microwave is painfully slow and crappy that it takes so long to heat up your food you forget it’s there.  It just gets taken out and picked up and eventually reheated again.  No one finds it rude.

    Post # 12
    Member
    2851 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Take that shiz out and heat up your lunch.

    Post # 13
    Member
    2973 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @mgol25:  It would take, what, 2 minutes max for the other person who’s standing with you to finish heating his food…. I’d just wait for the other MW to open up. 

    Post # 14
    Member
    652 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’d take it out. I’m a fairly passive person, but not passive enough to stand by a microwave for who knows how long. 

    Post # 15
    Member
    318 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Eat it. 

    Post # 16
    Member
    652 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Another pet peeve of mine relating to this is when a microwave opens up and the person at the front of the line is too busy yelling/chatting to someone across the room that they can’t be bothered to put their food in ASAP. I want to be like: “PUT YOUR F&$KING FOOD IN THE MICROWAVE!”… but I don’t say anything lol. 

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