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A Cute Story I Had To Share

Posted by Rowena, in Fish/Seafood Ramblings 16 October 2010 · 88 views

So I should probably explain in advance that I am highly intolerant to fish and possibly other seafood... (Not sure on the latter as I aint never tried it) The worst fish for me is tuna fish, especially when it is that canned stuff. Its strong stench alone is enough to make me throw up, hence I cannot be in the same room with it. Normally I hide in my bedroom until the stuff is completely cleaned up and scoured clean. And yes I mean scoured. My mom used to think rinsin the plates was good enough. Unfortunately for me, my gift of havin the nose of a bloodhound is a curse in this situation. So yes she has to actually wash the dishes and wash the sink. She has to put a lemon down the disposal to clean out the smell. And she has to scour the counters before I can get near the kitchen. All this work for a measley little sandwich. My mom didnt mind though. She was a wonderful woman when it came to my fish intolerance. She always made sure my food was pure. (Although sometimes shed get a little annoyed when at new years eve I wouldnt let her put any fish balls or shrimp in one of the woks. Although admittedly it is in more recent years that she gets a little annoyed, as I aint been livin at home. We always have Mongolian Hot Pot for New Years Eve.)
Anyway, one day one of my coworkers brought in a tuna sandwich. She said to our supervisor, "Do you mind if I run and grab my tuna sandwich?" Supervisor of course said sure, but then I piped in and said, "Er Sara*, I hate to ask you this, but do you mind eatin your tuna sandwich in the breakroom. I have a severe fish intolerance, and tuna is the one fish that makes me sick just by smelling it." I seriously work with some of the best people, because she said, "O yea, sure! No problem." And she aint brought a tuna sandwich since, not that I asked her not to bring one, but she just aint brought one, because she was worried of my reaction.
Anyway, just the other day, she brought cup of noodles. It was the shrimp flavor. And knowin I dont eat seafood, she asked me, "It wont bother you if I eat this in here will it?" And like I said, tuna is the only smell that bothers me, so of course I said no. But I just was thrilled that she was considerate enough to ask me if it bothered me. I just love the people I work with. They are so kind.
Anyway, just had to share my cute story...

*Name changed as I am not sure she would like her real name known


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What an awesome, understanding co- worker!
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Love that story. :D I wish one of my co-workers were that nice. Just two nights ago I found bread in my mail box in the break room. I laughed and so did my friends. Who ever did it I'm hopping did it by mistake. Mine was the only empty one. Benefit of the doubt.
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Yeah, good friends and coworkers make all the difference. I love going to work every day knowing that people try hard not to make me uncomfortable...Posted Image

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