Christmas Party Double Dippers

December 14, 2007

So it’s that time of year where we go to lots and lots of parties and exchange lots and lots of germs through handshakes, doorknobs, grocery carts and dip.  Wait a minute!  Dip?  Yes, vegetable, chip, and salsa dip.  I was at a Christmas party and noticed one guest carrying on a conversation with others and REDIPPING into the community vegetable dip bowl.  He was so engrossed in the conversation I’m sure he didn’t realize he was triple dipping. 

What would Miss Manners say?  What is the responsible thing to do?  Show him my antibacterial badge and escort him from the building?  Remind him this is a “no double dipping” zone?  I was flummoxed beyond belief. Anyone have a story to share? 


Is That Hotel Glass Really Clean?

December 11, 2007

After you watch this video, you may never drink from a glass in a hotel room ever again. Be sure to watch the cleaning lady with the yellow gloves!

Eww!  I knew I was taking a chance drinking out of hotel glasses, but I never realized how big a chance.  I could get E.coli, samonella, herpes, mono, whatever was on the hand of the person in the room before me! I travel and stay in hotels, 3-4 times a year. From now on I may bring my own drinking glass or bring dish soap. 

Restaurant Cleanliness

October 24, 2007

I just returned from dinner with my husband.  In this particular restaurant, which was quite good, I had a great view of the kitchen.

I watched an employee roll up the rubber mat that covers the kitchen floor and then sweep.  This was prime dinning time mind you, and he’s sweeping!  How many germs were kicked up into the air from his sweeping?

I thought sweeping was supposed to be done at the end of the night.

Germs in Traffic

October 3, 2007

Okay, this you are not going to believe. I’m sitting at a stoplight. I look in my rearview mirror.  The driver is picking his cuticle.  No big deal right?  We’ve all done it.  Well, this guy–after he pulled off the juicy piece of skin–ATE IT.  I’m not making this up.  And it wasn’t just once, like maybe I imagined it or he was pulling the paper back off a nut roll.  NO. He was picking at his fingers and then, like a monkey picking off fleas put the tiny morsel in his mouth.   Under our fingernails is a very dirty place.  The skin adjacent to it must be just a dirty.  So if you have hanging cuticles.  Get a manicure!

Fast Service for Fast Food

August 2, 2007

What grosses you out about food service?

Is it the sandwich server who begins by cutting straight through a plastic encased bagel?

or the server who with gloves on sweeps up, dumps the dust and debris in the trash and then –serves me my sandwich. ALL WITH THE SAME GLOVES ON! ICK!