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#21
Feb 25, 2013
 
L1: I need to see what grandpa is actually doing in order to form an educated opinion as to whether or not it's creepy.

L2: Lots of people are allergic to nuts too and the grocery store is FULL of them.

And yeah, now I'll think twice about using the baby seat part of the grocery cart.

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#22
Feb 25, 2013
 
Ewwwww, you ate baby poop!
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I don't use the small plastic bags so baby leavings make a difference to me.

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#23
Feb 25, 2013
 
LW1: You need to realize that what you did was creepy to your granddaughers. Until you can admit that, they won't want to have anything to do with you.

LW2: You should see the rich folk in downtown chicago, pushing their precious pups around in a stroller.

And you did not name your dog Bruiser.

LW3: Well, let's just hope she sees this follow-up. Doubt it tho...
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Feb 25, 2013
 
edogxxx wrote:
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Aren't your items normally in packages?
Not produce. And I usually only use the small plastic produce bags if I'm buying many of an item that can go rolling all around the cart and be annoying. Like apples.

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Feb 25, 2013
 
pde wrote:
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Not produce. And I usually only use the small plastic produce bags if I'm buying many of an item that can go rolling all around the cart and be annoying. Like apples.
I put all my produce in a bag.
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Feb 25, 2013
 
edogxxx wrote:
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I put all my produce in a bag.
They probably came from fields which are more polluted than any grocery cart will ever be.

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Feb 25, 2013
 
edogxxx wrote:
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I put all my produce in a bag.
Me too.

As far as where they came from, ignorance is bliss.

Somewhat related, I sometimes pick up pizza from Papa John's around the corner (vs. having it delivered). When I'm in there, I can see the staff kneading the dough and stuff behind the counter... without food handler gloves like Subway sandwich artists wear. I comfort myself by saying that everything they're touching is about to go in a hot oven and the germs will die.

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Feb 25, 2013
 
pde wrote:
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They probably came from fields which are more polluted than any grocery cart will ever be.
Hence the reason you're supposed to wash them before consumption.

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Feb 25, 2013
 
j_m_w wrote:
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Me too.
As far as where they came from, ignorance is bliss.
Somewhat related, I sometimes pick up pizza from Papa John's around the corner (vs. having it delivered). When I'm in there, I can see the staff kneading the dough and stuff behind the counter... without food handler gloves like Subway sandwich artists wear. I comfort myself by saying that everything they're touching is about to go in a hot oven and the germs will die.
Out of sight and out of mind. If you knew what went on in the kitchen, you'd never eat in a restaurant again.

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#30
Feb 25, 2013
 
People have been touching food that other people eat for thousands of years.
j_m_w wrote:
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Me too.
As far as where they came from, ignorance is bliss.
Somewhat related, I sometimes pick up pizza from Papa John's around the corner (vs. having it delivered). When I'm in there, I can see the staff kneading the dough and stuff behind the counter... without food handler gloves like Subway sandwich artists wear. I comfort myself by saying that everything they're touching is about to go in a hot oven and the germs will die.
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Feb 25, 2013
 
j_m_w wrote:
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Me too.
As far as where they came from, ignorance is bliss.
Somewhat related, I sometimes pick up pizza from Papa John's around the corner (vs. having it delivered). When I'm in there, I can see the staff kneading the dough and stuff behind the counter... without food handler gloves like Subway sandwich artists wear. I comfort myself by saying that everything they're touching is about to go in a hot oven and the germs will die.
Plastic gloves are more about the perception of sanitary than the actuality of sanitary.

The Subway across the street from my office dropped off a free sandwich tray at lunch time one day (advertising purposes), and two hours later everyone in the office was sick :(
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Feb 25, 2013
 
edogxxx wrote:
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Hence the reason you're supposed to wash them before consumption.
Exactly. Which is why I don't see the purpose in wasting a plastic bag on individually bagging produce.

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Feb 25, 2013
 
Shari23 wrote:
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I don't use the small plastic bags so baby leavings make a difference to me.
Yeah me either unless it's like a bunch of something. Normally I try to be as plastic-less as possible.
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#34
Feb 25, 2013
 
When dealing with something like sandwich shops, the higher concern is actually food contaminated in the process on the way to the shop, rather than whatever might be present on the human hands handling the various food items. Humans are a lot more likely to get sick from e coli from fecal contamination from other species (say beef) than from e coli from other humans, for example. And gloves can actually more freely/easily spread that type of contamination from one food type to another food type because of the type of surface they have. So, basically, at a place like Subway, if any food comes in contaminated, given the way they run their prep lines, almost everything is going to be contaminated very quickly. The gloves are a perception thing--they know that they don't do anything to stop the most common spread of contamination. But whenever something hits the news, they can point to that and say "see, we DO take precautions!"

Something like norovirus needs to be stopped by hand-washing. Gloves without proper hand-washing (and there's plenty of evidence that when gloves are being used in a food establishment, proper hand-washing goes by the wayside) don't stop the spread of human diseases such as that.

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#35
Feb 25, 2013
 
I justify using the produce bags, by using the cloth bags they sell for a buck. Did you know that you can rip the guts out of those wine bags they give you, and they make a perfect bags for when you only need a few items?
And any plastic bag I do get, goes back into the recycle bins outside the store on my next trip.

(dismounts from high horse.)

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#36
Feb 25, 2013
 
L1: I'm with everyone else on this one. Bet grandpa is either doing more than he says or hasn't changed what he's doing since they were 2.

L2: While I agree with Tonka, I still don't think dogs belong in the carts or in stores unless they're service dogs.

L3: Okay, then.

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#37
Feb 25, 2013
 
RACE wrote:
Ewwwww, you ate baby poop!
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Ick! Luckily I wash everything pretty well. But Redhead made me realize my vegetables were sitting in the same place as a diaper. Thanks a lot!

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#38
Feb 25, 2013
 
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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Yeah me either unless it's like a bunch of something. Normally I try to be as plastic-less as possible.
Me, too. I take a couple of really big cloth bags and they hold about $40-$50 worth each.

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#39
Feb 25, 2013
 
Toj wrote:
L2: While I agree with Tonka, I still don't think dogs belong in the carts or in stores unless they're service dogs.
Ha! I got this picture of a giant German Shepherd sitting in the cart where the baby goes.

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Feb 25, 2013
 
pde wrote:
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Exactly. Which is why I don't see the purpose in wasting a plastic bag on individually bagging produce.
Because it makes the three cucumbers, two green peppers, three tomatoes, and four apples easier to carry!

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