The stupid questions thread.

rangersac

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The look is probably far worse than the crime. Sounds like said person was potentially not a front of house server, and instead could've been someone out the back doing to dishes or the like where there's no need to be particularly proud about your appearance. Also how do you know this person wasn't just making a drink for themselves? If I was a dish pig, I'd be stripping of my gloves to make myself a cuppa, as doing it with them on is going to result in an interesting tasting cup of tea at the least. Lastly as Poodle has pointed out, gloves don't automatically equal hygiene.
 

Daniel Hale

She fid, he fid, I fidn't
It may surprise you to know that nsw food safety guidelines declare properly washed hands to be safer than gloves. A lot of people put gloves on and then become complacent about hygeine because "I'm wearing a glove". In contrast most people are aware and responsible when working commando. There aren't many restaurants with gloves up chefs.

Also in the current covid world things are a bit different and gloves are kind of everywhere. But so is sanitiser and soap. My hands are all torn up from constant cleaning.
so true, and soap/detergent is actually more effective than hand sanitiser at killing the virus, cheaper also
 

Flow-Rider

Wheel size expert
It may surprise you to know that nsw food safety guidelines declare properly washed hands to be safer than gloves. A lot of people put gloves on and then become complacent about hygeine because "I'm wearing a glove". In contrast most people are aware and responsible when working commando. There aren't many restaurants with gloves up chefs.

Obviously this isn't a blanket "don't worry about it" and I have worked with some absolute shockers.

Also in the current covid world things are a bit different and gloves are kind of everywhere. But so is sanitiser and soap. My hands are all torn up from constant cleaning.
Surely it isn't too hard to use a spoon rather than washing your fingernails in someone's beverage. I've never worked in the food industry but I would imagine preparing food before it is cooked is a bit different, as heat would kill off most of the germs.
 

Flow-Rider

Wheel size expert
The look is probably far worse than the crime. Sounds like said person was potentially not a front of house server, and instead could've been someone out the back doing to dishes or the like where there's no need to be particularly proud about your appearance. Also how do you know this person wasn't just making a drink for themselves? If I was a dish pig, I'd be stripping of my gloves to make myself a cuppa, as doing it with them on is going to result in an interesting tasting cup of tea at the least. Lastly as Poodle has pointed out, gloves don't automatically equal hygiene.
Handed it to a customer while I watched.
 

pink poodle

Our man isn't in the West
so true, and soap/detergent is actually more effective than hand sanitiser at killing the virus, cheaper also
It is my casual observation that Australians are pigs when it comes to hand hygeine, so I am taking the sanitiser craze as a minor lift on spirits. I hope that moving forward there is a wider awareness of clean hands, particularly amongst men who think the work wants to touch their penis.
 

pink poodle

Our man isn't in the West
Surely it isn't too hard to use a spoon rather than washing your fingernails in someone's beverage. I've never worked in the food industry but I would imagine preparing food before it is cooked is a bit different, as heat would kill off most of the germs.
You ever watched someone plate up meals to be sent to table?

As for your specific magic tea moment, if it was me making it...I wouldn't be putting my hands in there, that why spoons or tongs or strainers and many other tools were invented. Even it I was making the item for myself, because customers see.
 

Flow-Rider

Wheel size expert
If it's a genuine paying customer, then fair enough, pretty grubby.
Best unseen I think, not a good image for the shop.
You ever watched someone plate up meals to be sent to table?

As for your specific magic tea moment, if it was me making it...I wouldn't be putting my hands in there, that why spoons or tongs or strainers and many other tools were invented. Even it I was making the item for myself, because customers see.
My relatives actually owned one of the first coffee shops at Balmoral beach about 20 years ago, I washed dishes a few times while they served customers and never seen them do anything like that but I can imagine what some disgruntled workers are capable of.
 

dirtdad

Likes Bikes
If it was my cafe, I'd be telling them to use a spoon.

Once ordered a coffee in Prague. Fancy looking place, with many different 'origins' of beans around etc. The barista filled up the portafilter 3/4 from the grinder, and 1/4 from a little plastic snap-top box. I wondered if they were mixing different blends of coffees in the handle, and didn't think much more of it.
When she handed me the cup I said thanks and started to leave. To my horror, she then swept up all the loose coffee grounds that had spilled onto the bench into that same little container.
 

pink poodle

Our man isn't in the West
If it was my cafe, I'd be telling them to use a spoon.

Once ordered a coffee in Prague. Fancy looking place, with many different 'origins' of beans around etc. The barista filled up the portafilter 3/4 from the grinder, and 1/4 from a little plastic snap-top box. I wondered if they were mixing different blends of coffees in the handle, and didn't think much more of it.
When she handed me the cup I said thanks and started to leave. To my horror, she then swept up all the loose coffee grounds that had spilled onto the bench into that same little container.
I did one shift in a cafe where the owner was displeased by my pouring out unused milk after pouring a cup...I was very confused and he explained that the remaining milk was to stay in the jug and just get topped up with the next coffee...a kind of solera system for the milk I guess? I knew I didn't want to work for someone with am arse that tight.
 

pink poodle

Our man isn't in the West
How the fuck...how the fuck is my electricity bill for almost exactly the period of time I was in Perth for (according to biller the period begins 3 days before I left and ended 14 days after I got home) with my electricity turned off at the box with in $15 of the previous quarter and negligibly different to the same period last year? Something isn't right!
 

frenchman

Eats cheese. Sells crack.
How the fuck...how the fuck is my electricity bill for almost exactly the period of time I was in Perth for (according to biller the period begins 3 days before I left and ended 14 days after I got home) with my electricity turned off at the box with in $15 of the previous quarter and negligibly different to the same period last year? Something isn't right!
I’ve been squatting in ur place whilst you were gone. Sorry about the bathroom.
 

leitch

Feelin' a bit rrranty
How the fuck...how the fuck is my electricity bill for almost exactly the period of time I was in Perth for (according to biller the period begins 3 days before I left and ended 14 days after I got home) with my electricity turned off at the box with in $15 of the previous quarter and negligibly different to the same period last year? Something isn't right!
Is it actual (meter read/smart meter) or estimated?
 

Minlak

Giant... yeah baby.
How the fuck...how the fuck is my electricity bill for almost exactly the period of time I was in Perth for (according to biller the period begins 3 days before I left and ended 14 days after I got home) with my electricity turned off at the box with in $15 of the previous quarter and negligibly different to the same period last year? Something isn't right!
What he said - probably estimated read so will will be similar to all your bills - catches up when they do an actual meter read.
 
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