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City of Seattle may ban microwave popcorn

City of Seattle may ban microwave popcorn

06:17 PM PDT on Wednesday, June 13, 2007


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SEATTLE – First, Washington State banned indoor public smoking.
Now, the City of Seattle may ban employees from making microwave popcorn.
No kidding.
A memo from the Fleets and Facilities Department addressed to "Employees at Civic Center Buildings" says there have been several evacuations in recent years due smoke alarms being tripped by burning popcorn.
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The memo states that in the past three years, there have been eight evacuations at the Justice Center, which includes jail cells and courtrooms, because of burnt popcorn. That's more than 400 people evacuated each time.
There have also been several evacuations at City Hall and Seattle Municipal Tower because of the overcooked treat.
The memo states that if the problem continues, there will be a microwave popcorn ban in downtown City buildings.
Each evacuation shuts down the buildings for 30 – 40 minutes.
The memo also gives employees tips on how to prevent the problem, such as following the package instructions and staying by the microwave to know when the popcorn is done

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If microwaved popcorn is banned, then only outlaws will have microwaved popcorn

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How will they enforce it? Just ban the sales?

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First step would be to remove it from all vending machines and kitchenettes.

Next step would be to enforce it along the same ways a dress code is enforced.
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I think they should remove the microwave. Pop corn didn't cause it the microwave did!

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Sir you smell like buttery popcorn. Can you step over here.

What do you mean officer? as munching sound decreases

Do you have ID on you?

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Sir you smell like buttery popcorn. Can you step over here.

What do you mean officer? as munching sound decreases

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Sir, you smell like Fat Bastard. Get over here!



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Just ban the retards that can't make popcorn in the microwave. Most microwaves come with a popcorn button. It's so simple my kid does it all the time.
What a joke.
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Ummm, just to clarify; this is a memo sent to government employees about possibly banning microwave popcorn from City of Seattle buildings--that would be a ban applying only to employees at government facilities, not a city-wide ban on microwave popcorn. This is hardly a noteworthy news event.
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I'm biased, 'cause I hate the crap. It stinks, and should be banned everywhere for all time.

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