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Unwashed hands handling your food.. What would you do?

duckdown | Jun 22, 2008 05:43 PM

Greetings all

I posted this already in the Toronto forum already but nobody responded, which I am surprised at, and am wondering what the general majority of you would do

Tonight I was getting a couple take-out chickens from a popular Portuguese rotisserie spot; I ordered 2 chickens for $20 as I always do, and proceeded to wait while the food was taken off the grill/rotiserrie and cut up.

Here is where I'm having problems..

The lady who literally was just handling my money, and was digging around in various bills and handling each coin of change individually to return my change, proceeded to take her hands and man-handle the chicken. Why I choose this word is because she takes a very "hands on" approach of handling each chicken by grabbing each one and cutting it with chicken shears, effectively getting her hands and fingers all over each piece of chicken.

This goes on for more than one customer in a row while I'm waiting, and as if by fluke of nature, she happens to spill some soup for the person served directly before me, forcing her to FINALLY wash her hands before cutting up my chicken.

I quietly thank God and make my escape, but can't help think.. I wouldn't want to be rude and tell the older lady "hey, wash your hands, that is gross" but on the other hand.. I don't really want hands that were making cash transactions all day to be all over my chicken

Am I over-reacting?

Would anyone else agree?

What would you do?

Thanks for reading

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