I am not a germ freak. My house is always a mess. I try to keep the kitchen at least clean enough so that people who come in would never say “I would NOT eat anything she cooks!”
It doesn’t matter if I’m in a fast food restaurant or a very nice restaurant, I have a hard time eating because the thought . . did they wash their hands after going to the bathroom? . . keeps running through my mind.
I try not to be judgmental. I try to be fair with people but when I go into a restaurant and the cashier and the manager both look like they are way less than clean, that throws up a red flag for me. If you aren’t clean with your own self, how clean are you with other things?
We don’t have many restaurants in our little town. There are more places that we will NOT eat than there are that we will eat. We just scratched another one off the list.
Tuesday Vince picked me up at the tire dealer where I left the car to get the tires changed. We went to eat. We walked in and both the cashier and manager looked a little unkept. It was early in the day . . just barely after 11 a.m. It wasn’t like they had just gone through a mad lunch rush. I pushed the thoughts from my head . . I needed to eat and Vince wasn’t deterred by the apparent lack of hygiene.
Then I saw the cook go outside and do something . . not sure if he went out to smoke or talk to someone but he wore his apron and his gloves outside. Vince went to the bathroom. When Vince came back to the table, he told me the cook had gone to the bathroom with the apron and gloves on and had not bothered to wash his hands. Then Vince watched him walk back into the kitchen and resume cooking. Vince called the manager over and explained to her what he had seen. She seemed like she wanted to say “Who cares?” but she said “I’ll talk to him about it.”
Don’t do it on our account . . we won’t go back there . . ever again! Several months ago we were there and some kids came in with some kind of bird on their shoulder. Apparently it was one of the employee’s kids or kids she knew because she went over and talked to the kids, touched the bird and then went back to work . . without washing her hands.
There’s a reason why I would rather eat at home! If you see it, you know there’s way more that goes on that you don’t see.