FEED THE GLOVE
Food-service workers are required to wear them. What about diners?
I've been eating at buffets for about a week. Somewhere between Old Country and Indian country, I caught a cold.
(I also ate some pretty good buffet grub. My reviews will publish Friday in GO. Here's a sneak: Little Creek and Muckleshoot casinos, despite the weekend waits. Super Buffet, DuPont.)
I saw a bottle of Purell hand sanitizer at Little Creek Casino. It was at the cash register. It was about three-quarters full. In a very unscientific study, I witnessed no one using the hand sanitizer as I waited in line to pay at the register.
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My first thought: Hand sanitizer should be on every table at every buffet, salad bar or all-you-can-eat pizza parlor.
My second thought: Patrons who touch tongs, spoons or ladles while loading up at buffets should be made to we wear disposable gloves.
My third thought: Ain't gonna happen.
First of all, it's just a head cold. Second of all, I'm not that anal. Third of all, nothing will keep me from grabbing the Muckleshoot buffet's sauce-slathered-full-of-meat beef ribs between my questionably clean fingers.
Kids sneeze. Old men scratch. How many ladies who lunch at casino buffets wash their hands after playing the slots? Did I wash my hands after giving my dog her nightly bowl of raw poultry?
That's life, ladies and germs. Just one more thing to sneeze at.
I've got a couple more buffets to graze today. I'll be the guy with the hand sanitizer on my gloves.