would you eat it if I touched it??

would you mind if I touched it?? - eating habbits of people
@rombi001 (943)
April 19, 2008 12:11pm CST
Are you fussy with your food? are you concerned that if someone touches your food then it is unhygenic to eat it? Personally I wouldn't mind... unless if an animal touches it..like a cat or a dog!
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@Elixiress (3893)
20 Apr 08
I am fussy with my food, if something disgusting comes on TV it makes me gag and I can't finish my meal. A few days there was a fishing program on that my Dad was watching and the mealworms came on and I was like eww gross and I couldn't finish my chicken kiev, even though it is one of my favourite foods. It depends who it is that touches my food, if it is someone I don't know or someone I know does not wash their hands after going to the toilet (mainly boys) then I can't eat it. I am so glad I have one of those boyfriends that wash there hands after going to the toilet.
@rombi001 (943)
20 Apr 08
o ok... so I guess you wouldn't mind sahring food with your boyfriend, but if you think about the people who touch your food before you get to eat it in restaurants... it just makes you think how clean my food actually is.??
@Elixiress (3893)
20 Apr 08
Yeah, I don't mind sharing it with my boyfriend, which is a good idea, because it does puppy dog eyes until I give him some lol, unless I am eating something he doesn't like lol. You just have to trust that the hygiene in the kitchen is good, since all restaurants should have high standards of cleanliness and hygiene.
@rombi001 (943)
20 Apr 08
yeh... whenever you are hungry, order food that he doesn't like :) Well I guess you are right... but sometimes when I am really hungry and just buy a sandwich from a small shop... You see them touching everything you are about to eat and automatically you think "have they washed those hands??" :)
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
20 Apr 08
i am not fussy with food too. but if you are someone i dont know for example we are in a same party and you touch the food i may not eat that. but at all times i really dont mind. specially when i am having a good time lol. there are more dirty foods out there than the one touch by the hand
@rombi001 (943)
20 Apr 08
hehe.. I guess there are some dirty food out there that don't need to be touched to be dirty :) Its good that you are not fussy and that you don't care about thing like this when you are having fun
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
20 Apr 08
yes, lets just go and have a good time. some fussy people are the one spoiling the fun and i dont want to be that person. i dont go out with friends that often because i am a very busy person so if i go with them i make sure we all have a good time. wink wink
@rombi001 (943)
21 Apr 08
yeh, thats the right attitude :) Enjoy your next meal! Even if someone has touched it :)
@naseefu (1607)
• India
23 Apr 08
It will be according to the person who touch my foods.If he is a dirty one then i donot take it.And as you said if it is touched by any animals like dog.But when we eat from hotel it may not possible to care about it.Thanks
@rombi001 (943)
23 Apr 08
I usually assume everyone has clean hands.. but I guess I am wrong.. I never really thought about how our hands carry bacteria and they are filthy all the time... But when I have food infront of me I can barely think!! :)
@Hatley (164486)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Apr 08
Yuck yes I would really mind as peoples hands are usually far from germ free. It would be unsanitary and not safe to eat at all.some dogs and cats are even cleaner than most people's hands. why do you think thatdoctor and nurses wash their hands so often? It is because we pick up germs from all over on our hands and so they are not clean just because you cannot see the bacteria.good luck to you.
@rombi001 (943)
23 Apr 08
I guess you are right... I never think about germs...Maybe I should..
@jiangsl (377)
• China
20 Apr 08
Hi rombi001,generally,I don't mind if my friends or relative touch it.I will not eat it when strangers touch it.I see many people who really mind that.Especially some girls,I think they must have much cleanliness.You know everything is not very clean that you imagin.
@rombi001 (943)
20 Apr 08
exactly! I know many girls who would lose their appetite if you touched their food...How about the person who prepared your food?? How do you know how clean their hands are?
19 Apr 08
If I wouldn't eat food if someone else had touched it I'd never be able to eat out, ever (I've worked for almost a decade in kitchens... I know what goes on with food in these places!). lol, buffets would be a nightmare! Also, when eating out (or at a party) my friendship group tends to be rather... piratical with food. The cries of "chip tax!" and "YOINK!" are frequently heard. Stolen food always tastes better :) That, and I always get to eat all the veg and salad on other people's plates. The joys of being an omnivore in a world of carnivores.
@rombi001 (943)
19 Apr 08
hehe, yeh true.. it surely is a gift to be an omnivore around carnivores :) I love buffets... I don't care who has touched it.. I usually go starving and just stuff myself with whatever fits in my plate... lol
@busta1baby (1238)
• United States
19 Apr 08
no im not but i dnt want ppl touching my food like my mom touches it at times and my boyfriend but thats it...i wont let no one else
@rombi001 (943)
19 Apr 08
I see... How about in restaurants? I mean, personally I don't think about it, but how do we know whether the chef is clean or really disgusting? You can't really tell from the taste of the food...