Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Thieves spray and go to town. I have watched one too many episodes of 20/20 I now know what lurks beyond the seeing eye. Now about the buffets. I have come to the conclusion that they are the nastiest place on earth to eat. Why? You have open holding areas where kids are just the right height to sneeze, spray when they talk (Think about it. Mom: Do you want some of this? Kid: Yessssss! How many germs just got sprayed into the food? And if the kid is missing a tooth? Come on!) How many kids have you seen just reach into a container of food? Then, I'd say at least one out of three people don't wash their hands. You've seen how many people are at the buffet, especially on Sundays. How many millions of microorganisms are you touching with each dish? And thennnnnnnnnn there are the utensil bins. You have who knows who reaching into the bins, talking over the bins, taking more than one out and putting the extra back in. Same thing with the plates. No thank you. That's all before you sit down. Have you seen (really all the restaurants) the rag they use to wipe the table? They don't even clean it they just swipe a rag over it. Don't believe me? Next time you go to a restaurant, wipe your hand across the table. See what nastiness you feel. We have a routine before eating out. First of all, my mom busts out with the anti-bacterial wipes and wipes down the table (The atrocities we've seen since doing this). Then we order a cup of hot water. They almost always ask if we want tea. No thank you. We don't tell em, but that's what we dip the silverware into. When this is finished, we finally eat (not without praying over the food though). Then it's dessert time. Again, everything is kid height. Let's not talk about the new fad, the chocolate fountains. To me that's a catch-all and recycler for germs. I'm not even talking the airborne stuff, I'm talking again, about the little undisciplined urchins who (WHAT?) stick their finger in the chocolate; Who use the chocolate as a microphone (not literally) and who have licked their fingers of the food they have already partaken of and (EW) touch the frozen yogurt/ice cream machine! Not to mention, the food is full of sodium. It may not seem like it, but as a kidney patient, retain fluid and it never takes less than 2- 6 hour treatments to get off the fluid I gain with one trip to the buffet (and that's just salad, veggies and meatloaf or chicken. I stopped getting steak when I found out they soak them in a sodium solution to make them tender). We are finally done with our meal and we get up and push the chair to the table (I don't even want to know what that bumpy stuff on the back of the chair was!) and walk out the door, pushing the same handle that all those other people we were in line behind touched on their way out. I just can't take it!! Thieves spray is a product of the Young Living Company Essential Oils and Natural products. More information can be found at www.youngliving.com If you would like to purchase anything from young living, e-mail me and I can put you in contact with a distributor.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Honor is unstable and seldom the same; for she feeds upon opinion, and is as fickle as her food. - Charles Caleb ColtonThese are two things that there seems to be very little of these days. People aren't just "selling" theirs for a price, they give it away for free. I have been watching FB timelines periodically this week and it seems it is the season for relationships ending, be it a friendship or a full fledged relationship. The leading cause seems to be a lack of loyalty and dishonor for the relationship. It seems to me that once you commit to a friendship/relationship with someone, you're true to it and you don't end it without a fight. It has always puzzled me how a person could go on and on about what you mean to them and how they can't live without you and next thing you know, they have buddied up with someone else and left you without explanation. Especially someone they'd previously had a problem with. I mean honestly, a REAL man or woman would feel the need to have a little talk and tell you things from their perspective. I think that it's terrible to be in someone's life in nearly every capacity and then just walk away with no explanation. A punk move, even. Even more of a punk move is walking away after someone has opened up to you with their honest feelings, whether it be something about themselves, you or someone else. I mean, if you can't handle the truth, say that. Most people can't. I suppose these days it is to be expected and just a way of life. It still sucks.