POPSUGAR Smart-living Poll Your Two Cents: Which Bad Office Behavior Is Worse? by Smart Living 8/08/09 0 Shares Like us on Facebook Image Source: Getty Read More Which Office Behavior Is WorseThe GrindSavvy PollCo-WorkersOfficePoll POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Get inspired with our daily newsletter Food Vegetarian Home DIY Love and Sex Tech Sign up with By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. What’s Your Reaction? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Reactions liladdieshudiva 5 years The smell of seafood in a microwave is not pleasant. The odors lingers. ilanac13 5 years i can almost get past an annoying cell phone, but what i HATE is the smell of food and fish especially being nuked in the microwave. we have a 'cafe' in our office and they prepare hot foods and the smells waft over towards where my group sits - and let's just say that it's less than pleasant sometimes. liz26111 5 years The fish is a million times worse. The phone stops ringing shortly after it starts. Fish smells up the office all day. 5 years Ha, I have both of those in my office. My supervisor whose office is near my desk has a ring tone that sounds like a siren and she always leaves it on full volume. It's so annoying! Several of the girls in my office microwave fish, esp. when they are on diets. It's such a disgusting smell, we all eat different stuff and like different foods. I'm not gonna tell them what to eat just like I don't want them telling me what to eat. I don't think candles are allowed here and I def. don't want them spraying some nasty air freshener over the fish, so I can get over it. Besides, the ringtone happens more often than the fish. Modus-Vivendi 5 years Agree with all of the above. The annoying ring only lasts 30 seconds at a time. But it does bug me when people put their phone on vibrate and then just leave it on their desk. Sometimes the vibrating is louder than a soft ring would be! chatondeneige 5 years Ringtones don't cause involuntary nausea for me, so fish in the breakroom is much worse. mek123 5 years The ring tone doesn't last all day like the stinky fish does. Kimpossible 5 years bad smells coming from the break room last alot longer than a cellphone ringing - they are far worse to me. Spectra 5 years There was a guy that I used to work with that ALWAYS had the stinkiest food for lunch and he'd microwave it in the office break room area. It was so nasty-smelling that you almost couldn't eat your own food. At least with a cell phone, you can move away from the obnoxiousness.