The right wing, republican, catholic ass hat in my office has decided that I shouldn't be allowed to have curry for lunch because he can't stand the smell. Fuck him. It took me months to finally find good Indian food in this neighborhood and I'm not going to stop eating it because it offends his sensitive snout.
Do you think I should stop eating my favorite food because some idiot doesn't like it? I closed my office door and opened the window but Mr. Prisspot is still put off by the smell. Fuck him.
I'm emailing a complaint to your manager and to HR, OP. You are in so much trouble you cannot even believe it.
Are you microwaving it? Few things stink up a room, or a microwave oven, like microwaved curry. Asshat and republicunt though your co-worker may be, I concur with him on the stink of curry. Why can't you eat it in the Indian restaurant?
I like eating it, btw, but only while I'm eating it.
Phoebe... Phoebe... and why not?
Curry has a very pungent smell. Your co-worker may be an asshole, but that doesn't mean you have to be inconsiderate to others (not just him).
What do you mean by, "has decided that I shouldn't be allowed to have curry for lunch because he can't stand the smell." ?
He's complained about your lunch to HR? He's your superior and has actually forbidden you from eating curry?
How can someone stop you from eating anything?
Don't bring stinky food into the office. Eat your curry elsewhere.
Curry does smell like shit. It's the worst smell in the world next to shit itself. Most people hate the smell of it and people who smell from eating in. Imagine if that Catholic asshole eat 5 cloves of garlic, ten onions and drank 10 beers wouldn't you complains as well?
He's reporting you to Homeland Security right now. Expect a brain addled Claire Danish and that guy who quits every show he's been on (Amanda Polemic) by 5pm sharp - or maybe sometime next weekish.
The stink of curry is the same thing as an unwashed pussy. It's even worse when it's cooked and consumed in an office building that is sealed tight and has no open windows. The pungency of too much cologne and cheap, loud perfume bring problems for others equally, not to mention equally offensive body odor. Dine out and stop being an instigator to your co-workers. I also don't believe your office complainer's political affiliations have NOTHING to do with your offensive choice of curry.
Find a Filipino and get him or her to make you a fish dish. Bring it in to work, heat it in the microwave. Hopefully, your office is not in an area that can attract alley cats.
Two words: Kim Chi Heat it up really hot in the microwave and he will never complain about the curry again.
I don't microwave it and I can't eat it outside of the office because it is from a food truck.
He hasn't actually complained to anyone - we work in a very small office and I'm the closest thing to HR that we have. He just walks around with his nose in the air, even though I have my door closed and my window open.
He doesn't hate the smell of curry. He just hates anything that is different from his mundane, ham and mayonnaise on white bread life.
R11 - Make sure the Korean is nearby.
R10, spot on, get them to do that shrimp head broth. My maid used to make that crap and give it to my dogs on their food!
Eat something else at work, then.
This is one of those "my farts smell good to me" issues. Nobody else's curry smells good. It's a fact of life. Unless you're buying for the entire office, leave curry at home (or in your case, on the food truck).
It isn't even that strong. I got chicken tika masala even though it's not my favorite and not authentic, but the lamb curry was very strong - and very delicious.
You might be right, R13.
if your co-worker does not like the smell of curry, he might consider eating in his office during lunchtime.
Oh, and don't forget that you sweat curry out of your pores the next day. I once sat next to this Pakistani guy, and the smell was so strong, I moved to another part of the office.
Can they move you to a separate area so you won't enstinkerate this guy (and probably the rest of the office)?
A guy in our office thought he was doing a very nice thing by bringing Indian food for lunch (very sweet gesture). I was nauseous the rest of the day and my stomach was wonky for the day after. It smelled worse than anything I have ever smelt in my life...and I generally have a cast iron stomach.
This thread highlights the cultural clash that first generation Americans from India sometimes face. Often what happens is that they evolve away from their ancestors cuisine to conform to the norms of their non-Indian coworkers, classmates and neighbors. Depending on how you prepare it, the scent does tend to get into your clothes, skin and hair. You sweat it too.
Sad to see their children and grandchildren completely rejecting Indian cuisine as "old people's food" in favor the standard fast food fare.
There's old stories of complaints about corned beef 'n cabbage and garlic-based Mediterranean dishes, but that's generations ago. More often, people complain about kimchi, fish-based asian dishes and the like at the workplace.
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
I must be weird because I love the smell of Indian food.
Or R18, he can quit being a cubefrau and earn an office of his own. Don't mind me, I'm just a cunt.
[quote]There's old stories of complaints about corned beef 'n cabbage
I'm third-generation Irish, and I carry the hatred of the smell of cooked cabbage into the new era. It's one of the few things I can think of that smell worse than curry.
I personally know of a right-wing, Republican, Catholic ass-hat who loves Indian food, but that's the only redeeming feature of him.
I think him being "right wing" has nothing to do what's at hand. I know plenty of " left wing" people who are complete priss pots/ judgemental assholes. I'm not too sensitive to smells at work except people who heat up fish in the microwave and worst is those who bring in McDonald's , that always smells like shit, well because it is.
I think you're problem is to get over this dichotomy of left and right and get over yourself.
This truck is in the NYC financial district so I'm sure I'm not the only one bringing it back to the office. They always have a line.
We both have (adjoining) private offices. I have my door closed and my window open. He did not close his door, but his window is open.
I applaud R25 for simply trying to find a redeeming feature in such a piece of dog shit. You are a good person. (Now get out of here!)
I've never found the smell of any food that offensive that it's a problem and I'm in L.A. and my office is very diverse. Yeah occasionally someone will bring in Korean and that person will joke about the smell and we'll all laugh and that's it. Doesn't the smell dissipate after a while?
We used to have one asshole coworker who just complained about everything including smells. Thank god he left.
Be courteous and do not bring smelly food into an office. One of my co-workers used to bring in left over tuna casserole and heat it in the micro. Ughh even my clothes smelled of it.
FFS OP, don't have curry for lunch! You will stink! I love curry, I make it often as possible, but if you can't eat it outside then please don't. Same with the Asian-fish stinky shit too.
People are getting too sensitive when it comes to lunch smells. I worked in a hospital with Asian, Caribbean, African, Mexican, Polish, Russian, Indian, Pakistani , Middle Eastern, Greek, Albanian, Turkish, Afghan, Moroccan and South American people. You were not allowed to complain about food smells.
Filipino fish was the worst smell of all, some Caribbean corned beef and hash was awful, curry bothered some people and microwave popcorn nauseated others. Too bad. You could roll your eyes but you couldn't ban anyone else's food or complain about it to higher ups.
We all pretty much agreed that plain pizza, bagels and cream cheese were the least offensive food when it came to any kind of party. It didn't upset the vegetarians (Hindus) or the kosher people or the Muslims. Vegans could use some kind of jam or honey spread for their bagels.
What are you going to do if he decides to take legal action to prevent you from having it because it offends him?
Has that ever happened, R33, anywhere?
Haha, thread didn't go the way OP planned.
What the serious fuck, datalounge....it gets to R22 before we hit someone who doesn't consider Appleby's delicious cuisine. Gay men are supposed to be worldly, not espouse small town american racist shit about how curry stinks and is disgusting. I know every one of you is white, too. Perhaps R31 would prefer a plate of boiled potatoes, macaroni, wonderbread and rice? Or does rice remind you of asian food too much? Bitch please.
OP, R22, and R25...come over sometime and I'll make you a shrimp curry thats pure bliss. My dominican granny taught me how to make it, and also taught me the value of enjoying different kind of food.
Eat as much curry as you want... at dinner. Try a sandwich for lunch. Or better yet for your waistline... a SALAD.
This thread is filled with white-bread flyovers who have never eaten anything more ethnic than Chipotle.
Stick to that ham-and-cheese and mayo sandwich, girls.
This whole "eating at your desk" culture is an abomination.
Why are you eating from a truck? Go to a restaraunt and have a decent meal like a civilzed person.
Curry DOES STINK & SMELL. Further, lunch is not for curry, that is DINNER. Same with the Asian food. We all love it, but you have to be mindful of smells in an office!
It'll probably pass. He's just overstimulated to hate all things Indian since our current Miss America was ordained. You might remind him of Governor Jindal and the general right wing slant of AmerInd voters.
The more I think about it, its not that he hates anything different from his boring mundane ham and mayo on white life, its that he hates his life. But because of his uptight, right wing values, he cant let on to that. Secretly he knows its fake and a sham, but if he admits that, its the same as saying he is fake and a sham. So he over compensates by lashing out things that are "different".
He doesn't hate the curry, he hates himself.
R40: Is breakfast for dinner?
Actually, OP, I hate to agree with him, but he's right. We have some assholes at the office who get chili hot dogs with onions, and eat them in the break room and it stinks up the whole office. So it's smelly foods in general.
I think people ought to be aware of that. When you bring food into the work place, whether it's curry, or fish, or chili dogs or whatever, it smells up the whole office.
Hopefully, you don't eat curry every damned day, so maybe when you do, you can find a place, off premises to eat your lunch. Does the Indian restaurant have a place to sit & eat?
Have none of you smelled a freshly opened egg salad sandwich? That is the thing that always got comments in my workplace. Then, every day some asshat had to burn their popcorn in the micro which stunk up the ENTIRE building.
Curry gives you rancid B.O.
R40, you know what else STINKS and SMELLS? Egg salad, tuna fish, and most fast food take out like mcdonald's, popeye's, burger king, and everything else white trash like you guzzles down every day.
My egg salad sandwich was criticized as smelling like baby poop on a fight to Canada.
Smells are one of the most primal of triggers in the brain. They're directly linked to emotions. It's very difficult to reason with a reaction to a smell.
A pregnant employee requested we not crack open hardboiled eggs in the office because the smell would make her throw up.
Why is curry for dinner rather than lunch, R40? I prefer to eat my largest meal for lunch and eat a light supper. I'm not usually home until after 7:00 and that is way too late to cook and eat a big meal. Also, there isn't any good Indian food near me since India House closed.
I don't eat it more than once a week if even that often. You don't stink from one curry a week.
I'd love to, R36. That sounds divine.
R50: Gay men have been saying the same thing about vagina for hundreds of years. It does no good.
Curry smells like the filth, desperation, and corruption of India, and that's makes for an unhealthy work environment.
OP: I think this whole curry business is bro-code for wanting to lick your shitter.
[quote]R36: racist shit about how curry stinks
Dear fucking Christ on the cross, do you weasels call EVERYONE who disagrees with you RACISTS?
It has nothing to do with racism. One of the worst-smelling foods I know of is associated with my particular ethnic group. I guess I'm a "self-hating" racist according you idiotic "racist" trolls.
The reason I don't want to smell your fucking curry, R36, is because the afterodor permeates everything and smells like shit. And if you eat it all the time, you smell like shit.
Now please take a curry-scented shit in or into your mouth and die in a turmeric-scented grease fire. Because you deserve to die for being such a stupid motherfucking boil on the ass of the universe.
I used to live on the same floor as this Indian couple. The whole floor REEKED of curry. You could smell it in the elevator and when the elevator door opened to our floor it smelled like an Indian restaurant. It was nauseating. I moved to another building after a month
Curry is disgusting
Curry smell and taste is vile. Makes me heave. Gross stuff.
We had a Chinese doctor who would bring food into the dog house (tiny room where residents hung out) at the back of our unit. My friend, a Filipina nurse, was pregnant and used to throw up every single evening when the dr came in with his food. It was the combination of smells. I don't even know what he was eating -- it looked like deep fried chicken feet and god knows what else. And he was a real joker. "Hey Elly look, I'm eating eyeballs!" he would say to her as he popped lychees into his mouth.
But my friend never complained to anyone about the food smell. She figured wtf I'm pregnant, this is one thing I have to deal with. I can't tell someone he can't eat fried chicken feet or whatever that shit is.
It was like having an annoying little brother.
OP,your door is shut, your window open.
R59's response is the reason I get kicked out of gay bars.
r55 is right. MARRY ME r55 !
[quote]R38: Stick to that ham-and-cheese and mayo sandwich, girls.
Because when you're as simple-minded as R38, the world is just that black-and-white: smelly curry and ham w/mayo.
It so happens, braintrust, that I like curry [italic]while I am making it or while I am eating it[/italic]. But that does not mean it doesn't stink outside of those parameters. I would never impose it on anyone with whom I share space.
And I wouldn't eat mayo on a sandwich with your mouth. Seriously, mayo? Gross.
But there is a world of food between the two.
R61, what do you like to eat?
I sat next to a Vietnamese boy in typing class and explained to him that he smelled like vegetables. He replied that Americans smell like rotting carcasses to Vietnamese noses.
Too bad you can't import someone from Sardinia to eat casu marzu in front of your coworker, op.
[quote]Why are you eating from a truck? Go to a restaraunt and have a decent meal like a civilzed person.
Exactly. I call bullshit. OP says it took him months to find good Indian food in the "neighborhood" where he works. Who the hell calls NYC's financial district a "neighborhood?" And why would you have to search high and low in NYC for good curry, but only to be able to find it ON A FUCKING TRUCK? There are probably hundreds of Indian places that will deliver right to your cube.
LOL! You queens are such easy prey for the race baiting trolls.
r63 - everything from falafels, curry, asian food, tuna, kosher pickles, homemade ice cream, homemade everything, whole foods, peaches, apples, peanut butter and jelly (homemade peanut butter of course), most most of the smelly stuff I would never take to an office and stink out the place, and that includes popcorn in an office.
There are streets in midtown that are lined with food trucks every week day. It's what office workers do. So don't bitch at the OP for eating from a food truck. And there are a lot of varieties on those trucks. many professing to have the best(insert ethnic food)in town. They compete. It's like a bazaar. I love it.
R63: Buttered Popcorn is a beloved variety of those rancid old jellybeans Ronnie Raygun used to eat. How dare you be so unAmericunt!
[quote]I call bullshit.
Does bullshit return your calls if he's not home? Or has he gone "text only"?
I would eat nothing but curry.
I ♥ R70.
R71: Can they curry nutloaf?
There aren't a lot of good, affordable restaurants down here. They are either too expensive or they cater to the tourists. Most days, I get a salad from the cute salad boy downstairs but when I need to go over to Broadway, I stop at the truck and get a curry. Like I said, there must be hundreds of people who are eating curry in their offices because there is always a line at the truck.
Don't you hate that "I call __________" shit all of a sudden, R72?
OK, I just took a picture of my empty curry container but I can't post it now because I need to leave for a meeting. I'll post it from home later tonight.
Oh, and I wrapped up the container very tightly and I will throw it away on my way out so it won't sit in the office all night.
OP you're not putting the curry in the microwave so wtf? I love curry. Eat your curry in peace.
Next time this guy has a birthday, gift him with a durian and insist he opens it in his office.
This thread reminds me of USA kids visiting Europe. They sip or take a bite of something and inevitably the response is "eeeew it tastes funneeeeee." Little fuckers.
R70: I hate myself for loving you. I mean, honestly, the Pope must douche it out at least once each year.
Call him a ass hat Catholic when you speak with your boss. That way he'll know what a bigot he is.
R79: (At least for me) wealth has some decent benefits. I don't have to smell curry.
When my office orders lunch for everyone, half of the time it's Indian. Everyone loves it and we order way too much and end up eating leftovers and reheating it in the microwave. OP's co-worker wouldn't even last through his welcome-to-the-firm lunch
It's fine if everyone's eating it, R81.
[quote]Curry DOES STINK & SMELL. Further, lunch is not for curry, that is DINNER. Same with the Asian food. We all love it, but you have to be mindful of smells in an office!
We beg to differ.
Now and then I'd do something in my cube that would make my own self sick: think I could throw a banana peel in my garbage can early and leave it in there all day.
I wish my cleaning lady would stop sweating. I don't know what she eats. I have no idea what she does, and, actually, I don't know if my nose works anymore. However, I'm going to have to hire someone to chase her with a dehumidifier. (Do I pay her enough to eat?)
I always hated Curry in the office.
Sorry, OP, I love curry, but it is a food that should not be consumed in any office environment. I realise this guy is an irritant to you, but in this case, you are in the wrong.
R86: I've been biting my evil forked tongue waiting for someone to bring this up.
Someone in the office, who was a female bodybuilder in her private life, used to microwave tons of plain tilapia at lunch. Fishy odors would last for an hour.
I wish people weren't so sensitive to food smells at work. A lot of my coworkers are on holiday this week and it has been fabulous eating hot food at my desk for once. I hate having to leave the building just to fucking eat hot food, Im lazy and just want to eat at my cube. And no way am I eating in the communal breakroom with those shady bitches.
But I have understanding because I have allergies to fragrances that people wear. Lunch is only one meal of the day so I can be considerate.
A family member worked in a govt job that required her to be at a checkpoint booth a couple weekends a year and check vehicles for passes as extra help for another department. According to her, nothing smelled worse than foreign tourists from India because of the curry. It permeated their clothes, bodies, vehicles, etc. Even their rental vehicles. It literally made her feel sick.
I'm going out for curry now. Thai restaurant. We'll eat it there, and leave the smell behind when we leave.
Love the stuff. Not gonna inflict it on any innocent non-participants.
I love curry, but I'm with "the right wing, republican, catholic ass hat in my office".
Out of courtesy to coworkers, it's best to avoid smelly foods. Curry, popcorn, McDonald's, microwaved moo goo gai pan, kim chi, fish and chips, and hillbilly squirrel stew all smell delicious, no doubt, to the people who sought those things out for lunch. They might not appeal to the taste or mood of others forced to share the same space, however.
A workplace shouldn't stink like a mall food court.
R94: Clearly a self-loathing powerbottom. It's OK, this is a safe space.
This thread has everything but the cubefraus. OP, where do they stand on curry-gate. Are they kicking up a fuss because your lunch stank aggravates their fibromyalgia or are they scrounging for your leftovers?
R96: Obvious answer... YES.
You're allowed to eat whatever you want for lunch. Stop letting people police you. Tell him to kiss your ass and move to a cave in the Himalayas if he can't handle being around others with different tastes.
So basically, no food is allowed to be heated at work because it might offend someone?
All food smells are banished from modern office buildings?
It's so funny. I never worked in an office but I worked in a very multicultural workplace and you just kept your opinion about other people's food to yourself. It wasn't condsidered anyone's business to comment on the goodness or badness of someone else's food smells.
One of my first jobs was in a restaurant. I can't imagine how office workers could have borne the brutality of the place. Broths, sauces, consommes, roasts, fish, lobster, chowders, cheeses! Ok, so only one dish had cheese, but it was there befouIing the atmosphere alongside the fowls and fishes and meats.
Can we eat Himalayans R98? They preserve well in freezers.
EWWWW! You get curry from a truck? No wonder he's complaining.
What r42 said.
I'm having Thai Penang curry as I read this thread. It's delicious. But I'm not eating it in an enclosed office.
You wanna smell something rank, try fish sauce. I bought it for a recipe once and couldn't even keep it in the house after I opened the bottle. It makes Cheryl's pussy fumes smell like lilacs.
If curry smells that bad going in, I wonder what it smells like when it's coming out?
Who eats at the office when you work in NYC? I always went out for lunch--is everyone underpaid there now, in addition to be inconsiderate of their coworkers?
I would love if my boss ate curry. Unfortunately she eats sardines every day and the smell could knock out a Sarah Jessica.
being R108 Self "Oh Deared"
I hate popcorn, and the smell of it, especially burnt.
But the absolute worst was when people microwaved "cheese" popcorn. The whole side of my floor reeked of the smell of dirty, sweaty feet.
I'd take the scent of spicy Asian food over that any day.
Ginny says that curry booms after lunch are quite fragrant.
OP just wants us to know he works in the financial district and has his own office. Well bully for you. Eat your smelly food at home and find some real problems.
On a side note, I had a coworker heat fish in the microwave once. The CTO went ballistic (normally a quiet guy). It was actually pretty funny.
I Hate The Smell Of Curry & Op Too
I think he hates Indians, and the curry smell reminds him of Indians.
Everyone stinks, but our own stinks are sweet.
You have the right to smell of anything you like, and if that stink makes me throw up on you, I'll be sorry. You will still stink, and be covered in vomit.
What have we come to? Someone working from a "private office in the NYC financial district" with a window and a door can't get a table at a restaurant during lunch hour, so pretends that he'd really rather just grab something from a food cart and eat it at his desk. Meanwhile, he posts about his lunch habits on DataLounge and torments his officemates with his stinks. Between important meetings, he posts pictures of his empty take-away containers.
wtf at people calling this issue racism.
People shouldn't bring smelly foods to the office- be they of Asian, some other foreign region or US origin. If someone was bring garlic infused foods-- or some other less exotic food that was smelly--- i would say the same thing.
And just because someone doesn't like curry-- doesn't men they have a white-bread palette.
It's pretty rude to eat strong-smelling food in a small office. Have curry for dinner and have a sandwich for lunch.
He might be a jerk but in this case he's right. No one wants to smell your stinky food at the office. Other people in your office probably feel the same way but just haven't said anything.
What are you having for lunch today, OP?
Probably a salad, R120. By the way I stopped by his office on my way out last night and told him I was taking the offending receptacle out with me and he laughed and said that he didn't even smell it this week, although he did smell last week's lamb curry. So, I guess I'll be having the chicken tika masala when he's around and leave the lamb curry for when he is out of the office.
Today HE got a smelly greek salad with feta and briny olives. I can smell it in my office but I didn't say a word
R121, what is "the offending receptacle"? Do you keep a collection of old "to go" containers in your office?
LOL no collection - just the one to-go container.
Why didn't you throw it out right after you used it?
I resemble your coworker as much as a bunny resembles a snake, but it's true that strong-smelling foods are culturally inappropriate in most American work settings. In research facilities I abided Chinese rotten fish for breakfast and every kind of Indian, Russian, African and Southeast Asian stink for years by avoiding the lunch area, but some smells travel.
But the worst came when I moved to museum work and the American twats insisted on burning popcorn all day, starting at 8 and ending with the last charred bag at 6. One evening I applied Limburger cheese and fish paste to the inside vents of the microwave as far as I could smear them, and dropped a wetted-down bag of kangaroo jerky (honest) in the middle of the tray, set it on high for 60 minutes, and left.
Amazingly two days later an official moratorium on any fulsome foods, including burned popcorn, was put into place. It turned out two cunts "liked it burnt" and were doing all the damage.
I used to skip school whenever egg salad sandwiches were on the menu back in elementary school. The smell would make me really sick. I'd fake illness and stay home.
Tuna salad sandwiches were not as bad, but once I remember when I was in a younger grade, a 5th grade boy (who thought he was really tough most of the time) came running out of the cafeteria while my class was lined up waiting to go in. This kid had tuna sandwich stuff flying out of his mouth and he was in a panic...he was puking his guts out and ran into the bathroom across the hall. Tuna puke was everywhere.
Egg salad and hard-boiled eggs both smell like farts. Why would you want to impose that smell on other people?
In high school a little twat used to comment on my lunches - not their smell, just that they weren't cool and full of pre-packaged swill. (My family is an Ozark/German mix, and what I took for lunch was quite mild compared to what found its way to the dinner table.)
I got sick of it, so one day I offered her half of my lovely, simple-looking roast beef sandwich. After she devoured it and told me how good it was, I advised her it actually was tongue.
She heaved it up with a scream and ran out of the cafeteria.
Waste of good meat.
Fuck his curry-hating soul. I just found out that he's a Tigers fan. Fuck him right up his teeny tiny arse.
(He's actually kind of sweet and very cute, for a rethug)
Op, is not heating his curry in a microwave, and he has his own office and closes the door. He has every right to eat whatever the fuck he wants to.
Curry is delicious and the smell is just as good.
Microwave popcorn is the most disgusting smell of all.