Please Stop Burning Your Microwave Popcorn

We all know popcorn is a delicious snack, but if you’re not sure how long to microwave it for, ask the woman who makes it every afternoon (every office has one!); I’m sure she will be happy to tell you.

But please, do not just guess. Just because your old 1980s microwave at home takes 5 minutes to cook a big bag of popcorn does not mean it’s a good idea to try to cook the small bag you got from the vending machine for 5 minutes in the industrial-strength 1100 watt microwave in the office. Seriously. I’m actually working on something important right now and I’m not in the mood for another building evacuation because you set off the fire alarm (again).

3 Replies to “Please Stop Burning Your Microwave Popcorn”

  1. I think this has to be universal. Even in third world countries where neither bagged popcorn nor microwaves exist, there is some form of food-burning equivalent that drives everyone nuts.

  2. While I was a Facilities Manager (years ago), I put a set of signs on all microwave areas in the corporate campus.

    If you do not have an IQ of 60 or above, do not attempt to make popcorn in the microwave.

    Needless to say, some people (those with low IQ’s) were offended.

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