- The Reddit user, from the US, recently took to the ‘Mildly Infuriating’ sub-thread
- He uploaded a picture of his lunch bag, plate, soda can and wallet on the table
- A colleague branded him as ‘rude’ – but the internet has been left bitterly divided
An employee has caused quite the stir online after he was accused of ‘hogging the entire table’ at lunch by a new hire who branded it as ‘rude.’
The US-based Reddit user, who goes by the name Knavish Fob, shared the incident on the ‘Mildly Infuriating’ sub-thread.
He shared an image from inside the company’s breakroom with an empty plate, black lunch box, soda can and black wallet resting on a table.
Knavish Fob explained: ‘New hire told me she thought it was rude that I was “hogging the entire table” on lunch.’ He desperately asked: ‘Any thoughts?’
The US-based Reddit user, who goes by the name Knavish Fob, shared the incident on the ‘Mildly Infuriating’ sub-thread after he was accused of ‘hogging the entire table’ at lunch
The initial post, which was uploaded earlier this week, was quickly flooded with comments by other users keen to share their thoughts – but many were left divided.
In one camp, there were those who argued the ‘new hire is power-mad’ but others conceded: ‘You’re taking a decent amount of real estate up.’
Following the backlash, Knavish Fob went on to explain in the comments that their job site has eight tables as well as bars around two of the walls in its break room.
He claimed that when the interaction took place there were only three people – including him – on their lunch break.
Knavish said the new-hire came in, put her own food inside the fridge, called him ‘rude’ and then left.
Being that there was plenty of seating space, he argued: ‘There was not – at any point – any want or need whatsoever for her to need or want to sit with me.
‘She made the decision to unnecessarily approach me for absolutely no reason other than to be insulting to me.’
The discussion rumbled on as many commentators suggested that Knavish Fob put his lunch bag on the floor – but the employee said he finds that option ‘disgusting.’
The initial post, which was uploaded earlier this week, was quickly flooded with comments by other users keen to share their thoughts – but many were left divided
He explained that his wallet was on the table because it’s ‘uncomfortable to sit on,’ before also adding: ‘And to anyone saying that I’m taking over half the table, I’m not, the angle just makes it appear as though my bag is in the middle.’
But still other members on the discussion forum could not reach an agreement about who was in the wrong.
One person wrote: ‘There is enough room for someone to sit down and not be in your stuff at all.
‘But you did unnecessarily spread things out – that wallet is probably the most egregious aspect [in my humble opinion].’
Another added: ‘Ugh this is why I eat in my office, or car and then go for a walk…I can’t stand being around people on my lunch break.’
A third argued: ‘I mean, you are occupying A LOT of space on that table.’