Burning microwave popcorn at Seattle City Hall has forced so many building evacuations that now the city is actually considering banning the product. [After all, it's hard to know how many minutes [exactly] it takes to pop the perfect kernel. And I personally have a hard time shutting off the nuking device before burning my Jiffy Pop.]Seattle Facilities Director Pedro Vasquez says burning microwave popcorn could be a huge problem in the future, so this is why the memo went out to all the employees. He says the City just wants its employees to follow this simple rule: listen to the pop to know when to stop.
Popcorn is not the easiest thing to cook. Who knows if it's really two, two-and-a-half or three minutes? An unsupervised bag can destroy productivity for all your co-workers.