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 Source: Getty Read More Which Office Behavior Is WorseThe GrindSavvy PollCo-WorkersOfficePoll Get inspired with our daily newsletter Food DIY Home Love and Sex Tech Vegetarian 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.