We can all be guilty of the odd snack at our desk; admittedly in can help with keeping us focused and prevent the office pens from being nibbled down.
However, there are a few dishes that are far from ideal to consume at your glass black office desk. We thought we’d save you from the awkward clean-up operation with the whole office watching as you smear Bolognese across the keyboard.
So, what’s best to avoid when you’re dining at your desk?
Spaghetti or Pasta dishes.
Somehow these dishes make it on many ‘to avoid’ lists, from first dates right through to desk-lunches. While there is yet to be any scientific evidence, we can, in fact, inform you that if there is any form of sauce involved, it will end up either all over you or all over your desk. Splatters across the monitor and all over any white items of clothing are not going to make the next few hours pleasant, especially before that all-important meeting.
Unless you have a proven track record of being able to deal with soup, it is best avoided. In particular those that are of the runny variety, because you can guarantee when the phone rings and you reach to answer it, you will send that bowl flying. Who knows how long the clean up process could be when your Cream of Tomato lunch has infiltrated every nook and cranny within a 4 metre radius.
While this one may seem a little childish, rest assured that if there is a sneeze involved with this stuff, the aftermath is anything but child’s play. It gets everywhere, and then a coughing fit sends the white dust into the air and before you know it, the entire office is sherbet-covered and glaring at you. Not a winner on a Monday afternoon.
We can all appreciate when there is a keen healthy eater amidst us. However, fish is one that can divide us all. No not the taste, the smell. Keep in mind that the partition between your desk and Martha next-door is only 50cm tall, and does not block the scent of mackerel.
If you would rather remain friends with Martha, we recommend saving your ocean dish for home.
These are just a few of the dishes that we think are best avoided for both the best of your desk and its contents but also your fellow office comrades.
If however, the rich tomato spaghetti did get the better of your white desk, it may be best to take a look at our extensive range and get it replaced sharpish.