No more pissing about with tiny little mixed seeds and berries. A handfull of these badboys to get me to lunchtime and I'll be well sorted.
No spitting in the office
It's just a shame I didn't see this beforehand. Ofcourse wikiHow knows how to bloody eat them - I should've known.
So that's that then. No more sunflower seeds at work. I can't be sat continuously spitting bits of seed around the room in between phonecalls and emails. These are definitely not a desk-friendly snack in any shape or form.
Which led me to think about other awkward desk snacks (but healthy snacks for work nonetheless!) that I indulge in and force upon my colleagues.
Egg o'clock can strike at any time, but tends to be mid-morning if I've not had any protein for breakfast and need a quick hunger fix.
I like to think of myself as a considerate person, so I do announce to the room when egg o'clock is about to commence, and no one tells me to get the hell out so I assume it's OK. Sometimes it goes unnoticed, but other times, when someone's been out of the office and walks back in for instance, the eggy vapour surrounding my desk is unfortunately unavoidable, and causes a bit of a stir. *Edit: 8/8/13 -> egg o'clock just happened and war nearly broke out in the office. Thought someone was gonna punch me in the face. Today is not a good egg day.
What's that smell? Oh. It's Tess. And her egg.
Another firm favourite snack of mine which I've only been brave enough to bring in once for fear of replacing the eggy vapours with fishy smells is tinned anchovies. Obviously I prefer the fresh ones, they're so much nicer, but needs must when convenience calls and I really do have a thing about the saltiness of the tinned ones.
Now the tinned ones (or any tinned fish for that matter) are also NOT good desk snacks. You need to have about 1000 sheets of kitchen roll at the ready to soak up the oil before eating them, which means it looks like you've literally emptied a can of slimy lactating worms out next to your notepad. Your hands, desk, keyboard, mouse, face (what can I say, I like to touch my face) all get covered in oil and fish bits and then so does the bin when you chuck the tin away.
I was too embarrassed to announce to the room that it was fish o'clock so I hid mine in my food draw on a bed of kitchen roll and never spoke a word of it.
I'm sure there are loads of other awkward desk snacks out there that have yet to cross my path, any favourites of yours please do let me know so I can continue to annoy my colleagues with :)