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The Cold Filtered Ramblings of Gene Mueller

The newest office annoyannce--desk eaters

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Working strange hours does bizarre things to one's digestive system--you develop an innate ability to eat virtually anything at any hour.   Cold pizza at 2 a.m.?  Bring it on.   Last night's leftovers?   That tasted great when I ate it six hours ago.  I can go another round with that this morning.

A former colleague in the radio newsroom was a big fan of turning last night's main course into today's breakfast--he'd warm it up in the station microwave then bring it back to his computer where he'd type with one hand while filling his cake hole with the other.  No problem, until the odors wafted over to other work stations.

Wow.  Smelled like someone covered a landfill with a canopy of used diapers, not just occasionally but virtually every morning.   His diet was consistent and uncomfortably pungent.

So it goes in the modern workplace where more and more of us stay at our desks in hopes of getting more done during the lunch hour--much to the apparent annoyance of fellow employees, says Wednesday's Wall Street Journal.

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