There’s a colleague in office who loves the microwave. When she first used the microwave, it’s like a caveman found fire. Seriously.
It all started since she got into a major argument with the “tai chow” shop in front of our office. Apparently, she told us that, the wife of the tai chow chef scolded her for trying to steal a fried egg from them without paying. She said, the wife charged her less then later realized that, she forgot to charge her for the egg, hence she accused her. I have a feeling that, she might bury the fried egg in her pile of rice… seen that happening to some of the cheapskates in office! What to do? With the current escalating living costs, I think everyone would do whatever it takes to save the few ringgit or sen. LOL.
Since then, she refused to go to the shop to buy food. So, now, she would bring leftover rice from home the night before and food or worse, eat instant noodles three times a week. The interesting part is how she microwave her food. She would set high and nuke her food for 10 minutes. Yes, you read it right. 10 freaking minutes! I think her cooked fish would have morphed into fossil good enough to be converted into petrol for her car.
Then, the way she cooks her instant noodles.. fantastic! She would boil water – the water in the kettle which already been boiled but she will reboil the water without putting fresh water in it.. then, pour the boiling water into her bowl of noodles.. then, put into the microwave and nuke it again for 5 minutes on high. Whatever shit bacteria also gone.. probably sterilized till the extend, when the food enters her body, probably her entire body is sterilized too.
So, some of us who use the pantry for lunch now have to move to other places to steer clear from her. I read somewhere microwave is actually rather safe but who would want to take such risks of mild radiation? You heard of this “Sikit-sikit, lama lama jadi bukit?” This case would be “Sikit-sikit, lama lama jadi sakit.” Not only that, when she set her fried fish to be nuked in microwave for 10 minutes on high, we could hear oil splattering loudly in the microwave and we were so sure that the microwave might explode!
Then, she complained of her aching knees which couldn’t seem to recover. Another colleague pointed the obvious that it is highly likely due to her instant noodles regime thrice a week. This pisses her off. Don’t even get me started about the way how she use the nuclear device in the pantry!
Someone please shove a manual up her ass!