Odd Office Habits

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My friend, who will remain nameless, works in a DC office that will also remain nameless. She works at said office, and shares cube space with a guy who grows an herb garden on his desk. Using one of those gardens only seen in in-flight catalogs, he grows mint, basil and other assorted herbs right in his cube.

Said friend has shared with me that the area surrounding their desk space smells like Panera Bread, and that people will walk by their desk space and sniff the air, making comments about salads and pasta. In fact, my friend goes home smelling of basil. Now, to some this would be wonderful, and fun. To others this would be annoying and quirky. I personally think it is hilarious.

This desk-herb garden is certainly the weirdest DC office habit I’ve heard of so far.  But it makes me wonder – what is the weirdest co-habitation workplace situation you’ve ever heard of, or experienced?

Katie moved to DC in 2007, and has since embarked upon a love affair with the city. She’s an education reform advocate and communications professional during the day; at night and on the weekends, she’s an owner here at We Love DC. Katie has high goals to eat herself through the entire city, with only her running shoes to save her from herself. For up-to-the-minute news and reviews (among other musings), follow her on Twitter!

4 thoughts on “Odd Office Habits

  1. There’s a guy in my office who saves up all of his newspapers during the week and walks all the way down the hall to throw them away in a trashcan when he could walk the same way but half the distance to recycle the newspapers. I don’t get it.

  2. My boss who shall remain nameless has lots of weird habits. More personal than office though such as wearing a nasty old wig and sleeping in her bathtub. But in her office she has like 5 chia pets growing. She had more, but I think she killed some of them. I don’t even know where you get chia pets anymore, but she is certainly growing a whole family of them!

  3. Hi Katie,

    An herb garden at the office is pretty cool. I’d probably add some lavender just to keep things eh hem… “fresh” unless it makes me sleepy.