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Just my thoughts...
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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

No More Buffets!!!

I don't know if I'm turning into a germaphobe or what, but now when I look at things, I often "see" the germs on them. Nothing bothers me more than hotel rooms, except buffets. Now when I go to a hotel, I usually either buy a can of Lysol and layer everything with it or I pull out my 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.

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