Thursday, September 22, 2011
Please don't sneeze on the salad bar
Laval, QC, July 2011
I always smile as I pass by the salad bar and catch sight of the sneeze guard. I've never actually seen anyone sneeze into one, so I haven't been able to validate that these things actually do what they're supposed to do.
But just thinking about it is enough to creep me out. I may risk the wrath of vegetable lovers everywhere (see here for more), but the salad bar is little more than communal food, sourced from trough-like buffets in mostly public places.
Of course, there's no guarantee that I'll get anything better if I order a salad off the menu. One disgruntled chef in an unseen restaurant kitchen can be just as dangerous to my food-borne cleanliness as a lineup of customers at the very visible salad bar. All of which makes me wonder if I should be going to restaurants at all. Probably not.
Your turn: Feeding yourself in public. Gross or not?