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Published:May 13th, 2009 11:27 EST
Smelly Office Fridge Sends Employees To Emergency Room

Smelly Office Fridge Sends Employees To Emergency Room

By Robert Paul Reyes

"An office worker cleaning a fridge full of rotten food created a smell so noxious that it sent seven co-workers to the hospital and made many others ill. Firefighters had to evacuate the AT&T building in downtown San Jose on Tuesday, after the flagrant fumes prompted someone to call 911. A hazmat team was called in."The Associated Press

An unplugged refrigerator had been crammed with moldy food. A brown-noser decided to clean it out, and the fumes from the cleaning chemicals combined with the stench from the rotten food turned out to be a toxic mixture.

In a perfect world the brown-noser would have passed out from the noxious smell, but she didn`t smell anything because she had allergies.

If I open the refrigerator at work and I see maggots crawling all over the Tupperware, I figure it`s not my problem, close the door, and go on my merry way. I don`t clean anything at work, not even my own desk; I figure that`s why they hire a cleaning crew.

I rarely use the office refrigerator, unlike some Philistines who cram the fridge with Tupperware, water bottles and frozen food packages. I`m surprised the Environmental Protection Agency hasn`t declared our fridge a toxic site.

I hope the busybody office worker gets fired for doing something that wasn`t in her job description.