01/06/2014 09:33 am ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

15 Foods We Forbid You To Make Us Smell In The Morning (PHOTOS)

Flickr: asiansupper

Working in an office can be great. There's the free coffee. The bouncing of ideas off your co-workers. The great lunch spots. But there are times when office life is not so awesome. Like at 9:15 am when your desk-mate decides to eat a bowl of instant ramen FOR BREAKFAST.

Instant ramen is not even the most offensive food we've smelled in our office during the early hours of the morning -- it only gets worse. We understand that everyone's food tastes vary, and we love the diversity. Really. But people, there are some things in life that are just wrong. And eating tuna fish at 10 in the morning is one of them.

If you're not bothered by these morning smells, there's a good chance that you're a major olfactory offender in your office. We implore those of you with these tough senses of smell to be considerate to those with the more sensitive ones. Take note of the 15 things everyone around you is praying that you stop eating. At least until lunch. Your co-workers will be forever grateful.

  • Canned Tuna
    Flickr: P.B. Fishery
    This is an offense of the highest proportions. In some situations, it's not acceptable at any hour of the day.
  • Clam Chowder
    Flickr: stu_spivack
    Why would you even do that??
  • Kimchi
    Flickr: asiansupper
    Cabbage is a tough sell any morning. But once you've fermented it you had better not even think about it until noon.
  • Hot Dogs
    Flickr: rob_rob2001
    Can't we just please reserve these for baseball games and picnics.
  • Instant Ramen
    Flickr: mdid
    It can be so good, and it can be oh so bad.
  • Barbecue Pulled Pork
    Flickr: arnold | inuyaki
    What are you thinking?! This is just too much for the delicate hours of the morning.
  • Chicken Noodle Soup
    Flickr: www.WorthTheWhisk.com
    There's something about nine am and the smell of chicken stock that doesn't go over well.
  • Pickles
    Flickr: nogrodsmithy
    We love pickles. But not this much.
  • White Zinfandel
    Flickr: _Fidelio_
    Worst. Morning. Smell. Ever. Because it usually means that its been sitting around overnight, just festering.
  • Vanilla Buttercream
    Flickr: shutterbean
    We love sweets as much as the next sugar freak, but we've got limits. We don't want to even think about vanilla extract before we've had our morning cup of coffee.
  • Onions Cooking
    Flickr: Urban Hafner
    Just stop. Please.
  • Food Cart Meat
    Flickr: wwward0
    There's a big difference between what's okay at 3 am and 9 am. Take note: most street food is NOT OKAY in the morning.
  • Beer
    Flickr: mic888
    Need we explain?
  • Warm Strawberries
    Flickr: davispuh
    It's the smell that happens when you leave strawberries out overnight, in a hot kitchen. They get this overwhelming hot strawberry smell that means they're not quite rotten, but definitely not edible either. Worst smell of any morning.
  • Garlic
    Flickr: HM Revenue & Customs
    Self explanatory.

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