You ruined it for me forever! Is it that hard to wear gloves?!?!

August 4, 2008          Comments (3)

I don’t even prepare my own food without washing my hands. I wash my hands before eating too.

I’m a little OCD. What can I say?

Late last night, I went to my corner deli. I go there all the time because it’s literally across the street from my apartment.

Because I go there all the time, I’ve become friendly with the guy that works there.

So, I asked the guy for a turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread with lettuce and tomato. This is right after he just took money from several customers.

He proceeded to take 2 pieces of whole wheat bread with his bare hands and was about to begin slicing the turkey. I was really hoping he was going to put on some gloves before he began slicing the turkey. But he didn’t.

He began to slice and before he touched each and every piece of turkey with his bare hands I said something. I had to. And even though we’ve become friends through my frequent visits this was just grossing me out way too much.

“Uh, excuse me, would you just mind putting on gloves…it’s just that you touched money.”

He proceeded to put on gloves and finished making my sandwich without saying a word to me. Usually, we’d talk about sports and what not.

Not a peep.

The guy was obviously insulted.

Dude, I don’t even make my own food without washing my own hands. And I know where my hands have been.

Also, when you do wear gloves (occasionally) change them! The gloves aren’t for you.
They aren’t to protect your hands from money and food.

They are for me; to protect me and my little sandwich.

Finally, when you don’t wear gloves which shows (whether you realize it or not) you could care less about cleanliness for the customer it makes me think thoughts I don’t want to think.

How clean is that slicer? How fresh are the tomatoes and lettuce? How old is that bread?

You’re not going to throw away ‘expired’ food in the name of freshness and cleanliness.

Are you?

I used to tell myself you do and would.

You ruined it for me.

God Dammit!


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  1. LOL!!! This is a hilarious and frightening post. Scary because this is so true.

    You are very observant = which makes for great writing. But I’m sure you know that.

    Keep up the great work.


    Comment by Rick B — August 4, 2008 @ 3:28 pm

  2. Couldn’t agree more Adam. I’m the same way – wash my hands before I prepare food, always wash before I eat. I don’t think it’s OCD, just sanitary! It’s sad to see people in the food industry don’t respect other people enough to keep their food germ free. I would have done the same thing.

    Comment by Adam McFarland — August 5, 2008 @ 7:31 am

  3. Thanks, guys!


    Comment by Adam Gilbert — August 5, 2008 @ 4:15 pm

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