No one wants to smell your reheated fish, Brenda. Follow our office-kitchen etiquette guide detailing eight things to never do in your office kitchen to keep you in everyone's good graces.
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We're here to help you not be that person. You know, the one that's the basis for all those passive-aggressive sticky notes around the office kitchen? Every office seems to have one. For proper office-kitchen etiquette, we strongly advise you to never do these eight things:

1. Microwave Leftover Fish


There's a reason people don't use the word "fishy" with a positive connotation. I'll stop when drumming on my desk when you stop stinking up the whole office with your salmon, Linda.

2. Burn Popcorn

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Speaking of smells that are ruining my work flow, please, just stop the microwave before the popcorn bag turns black. It's not that hard.

3. Make Anything Requiring a Blender

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People are trying to get work done; a cacophony of noises coming from the kitchen doesn't help.

4. Go on a Solo Take-Out Run

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How dare you go out for take-out and not ask other people's orders? Do you expect to actually enjoy that delicious pizza you picked up while your co-workers are glaring from a distance, choking down their miserable PB+Js? Not cool, man.

5. Flaunt Your Free-Range, Organic, Paleo, Vegan, Soy-Free, Taste-Free Lunch

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Cause no one needs that negativity in their life. And yuck.

6. Brush Your Teeth

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While nobody likes you breathing down their neck with coffee breath, there's an office bathroom for a reason.

7. Steal Someone's Food


If you take a seltzer out of the staff fridge that doesn't have your name on it, you better be prepared to go to war.

8. Make a Huge Mess

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We don't pay you to make things worse, Gary! The least you could do is clean up after yourself.