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  1. #1
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Do you overeat at buffets?

    I have read that a lot of people do and I have witnessed it happen. Some
    people say they just have to have the dessert if it is there. I don't get
    that at all. I love buffets because I can get what I want/need and only
    what I want/need. I guess I should say I love *some* buffets. Because I
    certainly have seen some where I could not eat. I know I don't need dessert
    so I don't even bother to look at it.



  2. #2
    Cheri Guest

    Default Re: Do you overeat at buffets?

    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:jkfeqp$v8h$[email protected]..
    >I have read that a lot of people do and I have witnessed it happen. Some
    >people say they just have to have the dessert if it is there. I don't get
    >that at all. I love buffets because I can get what I want/need and only
    >what I want/need. I guess I should say I love *some* buffets. Because I
    >certainly have seen some where I could not eat. I know I don't need
    >dessert so I don't even bother to look at it.


    I don't care for buffets much. Too many people, especially young children,
    grabbing and touching the food makes it unappetizing to me in my older
    years. Sort of the same thing as those bulk bins in stores. Yecch! That
    being said, I really can't say I've ever noticed anybody elses plate in a
    restaurant unless they were at my table.

    Cheri


  3. #3
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Do you overeat at buffets?


    "Cheri" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:jkfeqp$v8h$[email protected]..
    >>I have read that a lot of people do and I have witnessed it happen. Some
    >>people say they just have to have the dessert if it is there. I don't get
    >>that at all. I love buffets because I can get what I want/need and only
    >>what I want/need. I guess I should say I love *some* buffets. Because I
    >>certainly have seen some where I could not eat. I know I don't need
    >>dessert so I don't even bother to look at it.

    >
    > I don't care for buffets much. Too many people, especially young children,
    > grabbing and touching the food makes it unappetizing to me in my older
    > years. Sort of the same thing as those bulk bins in stores. Yecch! That
    > being said, I really can't say I've ever noticed anybody elses plate in a
    > restaurant unless they were at my table.


    The ones we eat at do not let children under 10 take their own food. That
    being said, we won't eat anything that looks messed up.

    I buy certain things from bulk bins. Mainly the bins that are up high with
    the chute, or wrapped things.



  4. #4
    KROM Guest

    Default Re: Do you overeat at buffets?

    the last straw for me at a buffet was when the guy ahead of me sneezed all
    over everything..pulled out a handkerchief and blew his nose and put it in
    his pocket and proceeded to finger everything possible...my wife and I left
    the line and have not been back to any buffet since.

    it is bad enough at the store when the old lady (there's always one) poke
    holes in the fruit and fresh baked goods..handles every tomato and squishes
    all things squish able..

    what's up with that anyhoo?..lol


    I have seen it hundreds of times so its clearly a thing..I mean its not a
    quality test as they ruin a ton of stuff then either take a untouched one
    and move on or ruin items then move on taking nothing.

    but yes I have seen some gross behavior in buffets and bulk food bins

    I used to buy raw almonds at my store until they stopped bagging them and
    went to bulk bins..

    same with spices..they bought good fresh spices and bagged them themselves
    for resale but got lazy and went to bulk bins

    sigh..

    KROM




    "Cheri" wrote ...


    I don't care for buffets much. Too many people, especially young children,
    grabbing and touching the food makes it unappetizing to me in my older
    years. Sort of the same thing as those bulk bins in stores. Yecch! That
    being said, I really can't say I've ever noticed anybody elses plate in a
    restaurant unless they were at my table.

    Cheri


  5. #5
    Evelyn Guest

    Default Re: Do you overeat at buffets?

    On Fri, 23 Mar 2012 12:48:35 -0500, "KROM" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >the last straw for me at a buffet was when the guy ahead of me sneezed all
    >over everything..pulled out a handkerchief and blew his nose and put it in
    >his pocket and proceeded to finger everything possible...my wife and I left
    >the line and have not been back to any buffet since.
    >
    >it is bad enough at the store when the old lady (there's always one) poke
    >holes in the fruit and fresh baked goods..handles every tomato and squishes
    >all things squish able..
    >
    >what's up with that anyhoo?..lol
    >
    >
    >I have seen it hundreds of times so its clearly a thing..I mean its not a
    >quality test as they ruin a ton of stuff then either take a untouched one
    >and move on or ruin items then move on taking nothing.
    >
    >but yes I have seen some gross behavior in buffets and bulk food bins
    >
    >I used to buy raw almonds at my store until they stopped bagging them and
    >went to bulk bins..
    >
    >same with spices..they bought good fresh spices and bagged them themselves
    >for resale but got lazy and went to bulk bins
    >
    >sigh..
    >
    >KROM
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >"Cheri" wrote ...
    >
    >
    >I don't care for buffets much. Too many people, especially young children,
    >grabbing and touching the food makes it unappetizing to me in my older
    >years. Sort of the same thing as those bulk bins in stores. Yecch! That
    >being said, I really can't say I've ever noticed anybody elses plate in a
    >restaurant unless they were at my table.
    >
    >Cheri



    Before I retired, I once went into a grocery store where they had a
    salad bar which was a nice choice for a healthy lunch in a hurry. I
    was just getting ready to take some salad, when this boy about 7 or 8
    yrs old started playing with the shredded cheese like it was play doh,
    squooshing it through his fingers and playing with it.

    His mother said NOTHING while her kid did this!!!!! I told the kid
    off, then told the mother off. She stalked off in a hissy fit, her
    darling monster in tow.

    Then I told the guy at the deli counter that was supposed to be
    minding the salad bar, and he did NOTHING also. I can't imagine
    where that kid's dirty little mitts had been, and all the poor slobs
    taking that cheese and sprinkling it over their salads, completely
    unaware.

    UGH!

    Evelyn

  6. #6
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Do you overeat at buffets?

    KROM wrote:
    > the last straw for me at a buffet was when the guy ahead of me
    > sneezed all over everything..pulled out a handkerchief and blew his
    > nose and put it in his pocket and proceeded to finger everything
    > possible...my wife and I left the line and have not been back to any
    > buffet since.
    > it is bad enough at the store when the old lady (there's always one)
    > poke holes in the fruit and fresh baked goods..handles every tomato
    > and squishes all things squish able..
    >
    > what's up with that anyhoo?..lol
    >
    >
    > I have seen it hundreds of times so its clearly a thing..I mean its
    > not a quality test as they ruin a ton of stuff then either take a
    > untouched one and move on or ruin items then move on taking nothing.
    >
    > but yes I have seen some gross behavior in buffets and bulk food bins
    >
    > I used to buy raw almonds at my store until they stopped bagging them
    > and went to bulk bins..
    >
    > same with spices..they bought good fresh spices and bagged them
    > themselves for resale but got lazy and went to bulk bins
    >
    > sigh..
    >
    > KROM


    A guy at the Sprint store did that to the phone displays. Angela wanted to
    look at them. I told her to look with her eyes and not touch anything.



  7. #7
    Cheri Guest

    Default Re: Do you overeat at buffets?

    "Evelyn" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Fri, 23 Mar 2012 12:48:35 -0500, "KROM" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>the last straw for me at a buffet was when the guy ahead of me sneezed all
    >>over everything..pulled out a handkerchief and blew his nose and put it in
    >>his pocket and proceeded to finger everything possible...my wife and I
    >>left
    >>the line and have not been back to any buffet since.
    >>
    >>it is bad enough at the store when the old lady (there's always one) poke
    >>holes in the fruit and fresh baked goods..handles every tomato and
    >>squishes
    >>all things squish able..
    >>
    >>what's up with that anyhoo?..lol
    >>
    >>
    >>I have seen it hundreds of times so its clearly a thing..I mean its not a
    >>quality test as they ruin a ton of stuff then either take a untouched one
    >>and move on or ruin items then move on taking nothing.
    >>
    >>but yes I have seen some gross behavior in buffets and bulk food bins
    >>
    >>I used to buy raw almonds at my store until they stopped bagging them and
    >>went to bulk bins..
    >>
    >>same with spices..they bought good fresh spices and bagged them themselves
    >>for resale but got lazy and went to bulk bins
    >>
    >>sigh..
    >>
    >>KROM
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>"Cheri" wrote ...
    >>
    >>
    >>I don't care for buffets much. Too many people, especially young children,
    >>grabbing and touching the food makes it unappetizing to me in my older
    >>years. Sort of the same thing as those bulk bins in stores. Yecch! That
    >>being said, I really can't say I've ever noticed anybody elses plate in a
    >>restaurant unless they were at my table.
    >>
    >>Cheri

    >
    >
    > Before I retired, I once went into a grocery store where they had a
    > salad bar which was a nice choice for a healthy lunch in a hurry. I
    > was just getting ready to take some salad, when this boy about 7 or 8
    > yrs old started playing with the shredded cheese like it was play doh,
    > squooshing it through his fingers and playing with it.
    >
    > His mother said NOTHING while her kid did this!!!!! I told the kid
    > off, then told the mother off. She stalked off in a hissy fit, her
    > darling monster in tow.
    >
    > Then I told the guy at the deli counter that was supposed to be
    > minding the salad bar, and he did NOTHING also. I can't imagine
    > where that kid's dirty little mitts had been, and all the poor slobs
    > taking that cheese and sprinkling it over their salads, completely
    > unaware.
    >
    > UGH!
    >
    > Evelyn



    Heard that Evelyn, too much of that going on in this day and age. You can't
    change it, so best to avoid it IMO. Sad, but true that I just avoid it.

    Cheri


  8. #8
    Evelyn Guest

    Default Re: Do you overeat at buffets?

    On Fri, 23 Mar 2012 18:20:02 -0700, "Cheri" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >"Evelyn" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]. .
    >> On Fri, 23 Mar 2012 12:48:35 -0500, "KROM" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>>the last straw for me at a buffet was when the guy ahead of me sneezed all
    >>>over everything..pulled out a handkerchief and blew his nose and put it in
    >>>his pocket and proceeded to finger everything possible...my wife and I
    >>>left
    >>>the line and have not been back to any buffet since.
    >>>
    >>>it is bad enough at the store when the old lady (there's always one) poke
    >>>holes in the fruit and fresh baked goods..handles every tomato and
    >>>squishes
    >>>all things squish able..
    >>>
    >>>what's up with that anyhoo?..lol
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>I have seen it hundreds of times so its clearly a thing..I mean its not a
    >>>quality test as they ruin a ton of stuff then either take a untouched one
    >>>and move on or ruin items then move on taking nothing.
    >>>
    >>>but yes I have seen some gross behavior in buffets and bulk food bins
    >>>
    >>>I used to buy raw almonds at my store until they stopped bagging them and
    >>>went to bulk bins..
    >>>
    >>>same with spices..they bought good fresh spices and bagged them themselves
    >>>for resale but got lazy and went to bulk bins
    >>>
    >>>sigh..
    >>>
    >>>KROM
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>"Cheri" wrote ...
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>I don't care for buffets much. Too many people, especially young children,
    >>>grabbing and touching the food makes it unappetizing to me in my older
    >>>years. Sort of the same thing as those bulk bins in stores. Yecch! That
    >>>being said, I really can't say I've ever noticed anybody elses plate in a
    >>>restaurant unless they were at my table.
    >>>
    >>>Cheri

    >>
    >>
    >> Before I retired, I once went into a grocery store where they had a
    >> salad bar which was a nice choice for a healthy lunch in a hurry. I
    >> was just getting ready to take some salad, when this boy about 7 or 8
    >> yrs old started playing with the shredded cheese like it was play doh,
    >> squooshing it through his fingers and playing with it.
    >>
    >> His mother said NOTHING while her kid did this!!!!! I told the kid
    >> off, then told the mother off. She stalked off in a hissy fit, her
    >> darling monster in tow.
    >>
    >> Then I told the guy at the deli counter that was supposed to be
    >> minding the salad bar, and he did NOTHING also. I can't imagine
    >> where that kid's dirty little mitts had been, and all the poor slobs
    >> taking that cheese and sprinkling it over their salads, completely
    >> unaware.
    >>
    >> UGH!
    >>
    >> Evelyn

    >
    >
    >Heard that Evelyn, too much of that going on in this day and age. You can't
    >change it, so best to avoid it IMO. Sad, but true that I just avoid it.
    >
    >Cheri



    I go with my husband to one of his favorite places to eat, a chinese
    buffet. They have a sneeze guard, a glass protector over the food,
    and every dish has a long handled spoon in it, to prevent people from
    getting too close or breathing or coughing on the food. The
    particular buffet we go to, puts out only a smallish amount of food at
    a time in order to keep things fresh. We understand there is only so
    much you can do and only so much you can guarantee or control. I had
    a second job years ago working in restaurants. You really don't want
    to know what happens behind the scenes. I think taking my chances at
    a buffet is no more dangerous than ordering ala carte.

    Evelyn


  9. #9
    Ozgirl Guest

    Default Re: Do you overeat at buffets?



    "Evelyn" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]..
    > On Fri, 23 Mar 2012 18:20:02 -0700, "Cheri" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>"Evelyn" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>news:[email protected] ..
    >>> On Fri, 23 Mar 2012 12:48:35 -0500, "KROM" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>the last straw for me at a buffet was when the guy ahead of me
    >>>>sneezed all
    >>>>over everything..pulled out a handkerchief and blew his nose and put
    >>>>it in
    >>>>his pocket and proceeded to finger everything possible...my wife and
    >>>>I
    >>>>left
    >>>>the line and have not been back to any buffet since.
    >>>>
    >>>>it is bad enough at the store when the old lady (there's always one)
    >>>>poke
    >>>>holes in the fruit and fresh baked goods..handles every tomato and
    >>>>squishes
    >>>>all things squish able..
    >>>>
    >>>>what's up with that anyhoo?..lol
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>I have seen it hundreds of times so its clearly a thing..I mean its
    >>>>not a
    >>>>quality test as they ruin a ton of stuff then either take a
    >>>>untouched one
    >>>>and move on or ruin items then move on taking nothing.
    >>>>
    >>>>but yes I have seen some gross behavior in buffets and bulk food
    >>>>bins
    >>>>
    >>>>I used to buy raw almonds at my store until they stopped bagging
    >>>>them and
    >>>>went to bulk bins..
    >>>>
    >>>>same with spices..they bought good fresh spices and bagged them
    >>>>themselves
    >>>>for resale but got lazy and went to bulk bins
    >>>>
    >>>>sigh..
    >>>>
    >>>>KROM
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>"Cheri" wrote ...
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>I don't care for buffets much. Too many people, especially young
    >>>>children,
    >>>>grabbing and touching the food makes it unappetizing to me in my
    >>>>older
    >>>>years. Sort of the same thing as those bulk bins in stores. Yecch!
    >>>>That
    >>>>being said, I really can't say I've ever noticed anybody elses plate
    >>>>in a
    >>>>restaurant unless they were at my table.
    >>>>
    >>>>Cheri
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Before I retired, I once went into a grocery store where they had a
    >>> salad bar which was a nice choice for a healthy lunch in a hurry.
    >>> I
    >>> was just getting ready to take some salad, when this boy about 7 or
    >>> 8
    >>> yrs old started playing with the shredded cheese like it was play
    >>> doh,
    >>> squooshing it through his fingers and playing with it.
    >>>
    >>> His mother said NOTHING while her kid did this!!!!! I told the kid
    >>> off, then told the mother off. She stalked off in a hissy fit, her
    >>> darling monster in tow.
    >>>
    >>> Then I told the guy at the deli counter that was supposed to be
    >>> minding the salad bar, and he did NOTHING also. I can't imagine
    >>> where that kid's dirty little mitts had been, and all the poor slobs
    >>> taking that cheese and sprinkling it over their salads, completely
    >>> unaware.
    >>>
    >>> UGH!
    >>>
    >>> Evelyn

    >>
    >>
    >>Heard that Evelyn, too much of that going on in this day and age. You
    >>can't
    >>change it, so best to avoid it IMO. Sad, but true that I just avoid
    >>it.
    >>
    >>Cheri

    >
    >
    > I go with my husband to one of his favorite places to eat, a chinese
    > buffet. They have a sneeze guard, a glass protector over the food,
    > and every dish has a long handled spoon in it, to prevent people from
    > getting too close or breathing or coughing on the food. The
    > particular buffet we go to, puts out only a smallish amount of food at
    > a time in order to keep things fresh. We understand there is only so
    > much you can do and only so much you can guarantee or control. I had
    > a second job years ago working in restaurants. You really don't want
    > to know what happens behind the scenes. I think taking my chances at
    > a buffet is no more dangerous than ordering ala carte.
    >
    > Evelyn


    Most germs are airborne. Unless you wear a mask you can't get away from
    all the germs in the air after a sneeze, cough etc. I forget how many
    feet germs go with a sneeze or cough, its pretty far anyway. Just
    walking down the street or being in a building with people exposes you
    to huge amounts of airborne germs.
    >


  10. #10
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Do you overeat at buffets?


    "Evelyn" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]..
    > On Fri, 23 Mar 2012 18:20:02 -0700, "Cheri" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>"Evelyn" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>news:[email protected] ..
    >>> On Fri, 23 Mar 2012 12:48:35 -0500, "KROM" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>the last straw for me at a buffet was when the guy ahead of me sneezed
    >>>>all
    >>>>over everything..pulled out a handkerchief and blew his nose and put it
    >>>>in
    >>>>his pocket and proceeded to finger everything possible...my wife and I
    >>>>left
    >>>>the line and have not been back to any buffet since.
    >>>>
    >>>>it is bad enough at the store when the old lady (there's always one)
    >>>>poke
    >>>>holes in the fruit and fresh baked goods..handles every tomato and
    >>>>squishes
    >>>>all things squish able..
    >>>>
    >>>>what's up with that anyhoo?..lol
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>I have seen it hundreds of times so its clearly a thing..I mean its not
    >>>>a
    >>>>quality test as they ruin a ton of stuff then either take a untouched
    >>>>one
    >>>>and move on or ruin items then move on taking nothing.
    >>>>
    >>>>but yes I have seen some gross behavior in buffets and bulk food bins
    >>>>
    >>>>I used to buy raw almonds at my store until they stopped bagging them
    >>>>and
    >>>>went to bulk bins..
    >>>>
    >>>>same with spices..they bought good fresh spices and bagged them
    >>>>themselves
    >>>>for resale but got lazy and went to bulk bins
    >>>>
    >>>>sigh..
    >>>>
    >>>>KROM
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>"Cheri" wrote ...
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>I don't care for buffets much. Too many people, especially young
    >>>>children,
    >>>>grabbing and touching the food makes it unappetizing to me in my older
    >>>>years. Sort of the same thing as those bulk bins in stores. Yecch! That
    >>>>being said, I really can't say I've ever noticed anybody elses plate in
    >>>>a
    >>>>restaurant unless they were at my table.
    >>>>
    >>>>Cheri
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Before I retired, I once went into a grocery store where they had a
    >>> salad bar which was a nice choice for a healthy lunch in a hurry. I
    >>> was just getting ready to take some salad, when this boy about 7 or 8
    >>> yrs old started playing with the shredded cheese like it was play doh,
    >>> squooshing it through his fingers and playing with it.
    >>>
    >>> His mother said NOTHING while her kid did this!!!!! I told the kid
    >>> off, then told the mother off. She stalked off in a hissy fit, her
    >>> darling monster in tow.
    >>>
    >>> Then I told the guy at the deli counter that was supposed to be
    >>> minding the salad bar, and he did NOTHING also. I can't imagine
    >>> where that kid's dirty little mitts had been, and all the poor slobs
    >>> taking that cheese and sprinkling it over their salads, completely
    >>> unaware.
    >>>
    >>> UGH!
    >>>
    >>> Evelyn

    >>
    >>
    >>Heard that Evelyn, too much of that going on in this day and age. You
    >>can't
    >>change it, so best to avoid it IMO. Sad, but true that I just avoid it.
    >>
    >>Cheri

    >
    >
    > I go with my husband to one of his favorite places to eat, a chinese
    > buffet. They have a sneeze guard, a glass protector over the food,
    > and every dish has a long handled spoon in it, to prevent people from
    > getting too close or breathing or coughing on the food. The
    > particular buffet we go to, puts out only a smallish amount of food at
    > a time in order to keep things fresh. We understand there is only so
    > much you can do and only so much you can guarantee or control. I had
    > a second job years ago working in restaurants. You really don't want
    > to know what happens behind the scenes. I think taking my chances at
    > a buffet is no more dangerous than ordering ala carte.


    I won't eat at the Chinese buffets. Too much stuff I can't eat there and
    too little that I can. I always wind up having a hypo after I've been to
    one.



  11. #11
    Evelyn Guest

    Default Re: Do you overeat at buffets?

    On Fri, 23 Mar 2012 21:56:34 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >"Evelyn" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news[email protected]..
    >> On Fri, 23 Mar 2012 18:20:02 -0700, "Cheri" <[email protected]>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>>"Evelyn" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>news:[email protected] ...
    >>>> On Fri, 23 Mar 2012 12:48:35 -0500, "KROM" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>>the last straw for me at a buffet was when the guy ahead of me sneezed
    >>>>>all
    >>>>>over everything..pulled out a handkerchief and blew his nose and put it
    >>>>>in
    >>>>>his pocket and proceeded to finger everything possible...my wife and I
    >>>>>left
    >>>>>the line and have not been back to any buffet since.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>it is bad enough at the store when the old lady (there's always one)
    >>>>>poke
    >>>>>holes in the fruit and fresh baked goods..handles every tomato and
    >>>>>squishes
    >>>>>all things squish able..
    >>>>>
    >>>>>what's up with that anyhoo?..lol
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>I have seen it hundreds of times so its clearly a thing..I mean its not
    >>>>>a
    >>>>>quality test as they ruin a ton of stuff then either take a untouched
    >>>>>one
    >>>>>and move on or ruin items then move on taking nothing.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>but yes I have seen some gross behavior in buffets and bulk food bins
    >>>>>
    >>>>>I used to buy raw almonds at my store until they stopped bagging them
    >>>>>and
    >>>>>went to bulk bins..
    >>>>>
    >>>>>same with spices..they bought good fresh spices and bagged them
    >>>>>themselves
    >>>>>for resale but got lazy and went to bulk bins
    >>>>>
    >>>>>sigh..
    >>>>>
    >>>>>KROM
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>"Cheri" wrote ...
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>I don't care for buffets much. Too many people, especially young
    >>>>>children,
    >>>>>grabbing and touching the food makes it unappetizing to me in my older
    >>>>>years. Sort of the same thing as those bulk bins in stores. Yecch! That
    >>>>>being said, I really can't say I've ever noticed anybody elses plate in
    >>>>>a
    >>>>>restaurant unless they were at my table.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>Cheri
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Before I retired, I once went into a grocery store where they had a
    >>>> salad bar which was a nice choice for a healthy lunch in a hurry. I
    >>>> was just getting ready to take some salad, when this boy about 7 or 8
    >>>> yrs old started playing with the shredded cheese like it was play doh,
    >>>> squooshing it through his fingers and playing with it.
    >>>>
    >>>> His mother said NOTHING while her kid did this!!!!! I told the kid
    >>>> off, then told the mother off. She stalked off in a hissy fit, her
    >>>> darling monster in tow.
    >>>>
    >>>> Then I told the guy at the deli counter that was supposed to be
    >>>> minding the salad bar, and he did NOTHING also. I can't imagine
    >>>> where that kid's dirty little mitts had been, and all the poor slobs
    >>>> taking that cheese and sprinkling it over their salads, completely
    >>>> unaware.
    >>>>
    >>>> UGH!
    >>>>
    >>>> Evelyn
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>Heard that Evelyn, too much of that going on in this day and age. You
    >>>can't
    >>>change it, so best to avoid it IMO. Sad, but true that I just avoid it.
    >>>
    >>>Cheri

    >>
    >>
    >> I go with my husband to one of his favorite places to eat, a chinese
    >> buffet. They have a sneeze guard, a glass protector over the food,
    >> and every dish has a long handled spoon in it, to prevent people from
    >> getting too close or breathing or coughing on the food. The
    >> particular buffet we go to, puts out only a smallish amount of food at
    >> a time in order to keep things fresh. We understand there is only so
    >> much you can do and only so much you can guarantee or control. I had
    >> a second job years ago working in restaurants. You really don't want
    >> to know what happens behind the scenes. I think taking my chances at
    >> a buffet is no more dangerous than ordering ala carte.

    >
    >I won't eat at the Chinese buffets. Too much stuff I can't eat there and
    >too little that I can. I always wind up having a hypo after I've been to
    >one.



    That is why I only will eat at this one particular buffet. Most of
    them are awful. I can find enough foods I can eat without problems
    there, while hubby pigs out.

    Evelyn

  12. #12
    Susan Guest

    Default Re: Do you overeat at buffets?

    x-no-archive: yes

    On 3/24/2012 6:51 AM, Evelyn wrote:

    > That is why I only will eat at this one particular buffet. Most of
    > them are awful. I can find enough foods I can eat without problems
    > there, while hubby pigs out.


    Do not, will not. Ever.

    Susan

  13. #13
    Evelyn Guest

    Default Re: Do you overeat at buffets?

    On Sat, 24 Mar 2012 09:07:29 -0400, Susan <[email protected]> wrote:

    >x-no-archive: yes
    >
    >On 3/24/2012 6:51 AM, Evelyn wrote:
    >
    >> That is why I only will eat at this one particular buffet. Most of
    >> them are awful. I can find enough foods I can eat without problems
    >> there, while hubby pigs out.

    >
    >Do not, will not. Ever.
    >
    >Susan



    I can understand. It's VERY much too tempting when you see goodies
    and can't eat them. Since my stomach surgery I eat small amounts, so
    I can manage OK.

    Evelyn

  14. #14
    Cheri Guest

    Default Re: Do you overeat at buffets?

    "Evelyn" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..

    >>> I go with my husband to one of his favorite places to eat, a chinese
    >>> buffet. They have a sneeze guard, a glass protector over the food,
    >>> and every dish has a long handled spoon in it, to prevent people from
    >>> getting too close or breathing or coughing on the food. The
    >>> particular buffet we go to, puts out only a smallish amount of food at
    >>> a time in order to keep things fresh. We understand there is only so
    >>> much you can do and only so much you can guarantee or control. I had
    >>> a second job years ago working in restaurants. You really don't want
    >>> to know what happens behind the scenes. I think taking my chances at
    >>> a buffet is no more dangerous than ordering ala carte.


    A lot of my working career was in restaurants, so yes...I know what goes on
    behind the scenes, and some of it *ain't purty*!!!

    Cheri


  15. #15
    Susan Guest

    Default Re: Do you overeat at buffets?

    x-no-archive: yes

    On 3/24/2012 10:45 AM, Evelyn wrote:

    > I can understand. It's VERY much too tempting when you see goodies
    > and can't eat them. Since my stomach surgery I eat small amounts, so
    > I can manage OK.


    I'm never tempted by the food.

    Years ago, there was a Mongolian Wok not far from where we lived.
    Clean, frequently replenished foods, no grimy little kid's hands, and an
    opening to the kitchen where you could bring a plate filled with
    meats/proteins and veggies you'd selected raw and have them stir fried
    to your specifications in terms of saucing, ingredients, etc.

    That's pretty much it. Only other buffets I eat at are at catered
    affairs, or hotel breakfasts or brunches where you get omelettes cooked
    to order, everything is undercover with tongs and unreachable for little
    ones. Usually guarded and served by hotel staff.

    Susan

  16. #16
    Evelyn Guest

    Default Re: Do you overeat at buffets?

    On Sat, 24 Mar 2012 10:51:02 -0400, Susan <[email protected]> wrote:

    >x-no-archive: yes
    >
    >On 3/24/2012 10:45 AM, Evelyn wrote:
    >
    >> I can understand. It's VERY much too tempting when you see goodies
    >> and can't eat them. Since my stomach surgery I eat small amounts, so
    >> I can manage OK.

    >
    >I'm never tempted by the food.
    >
    >Years ago, there was a Mongolian Wok not far from where we lived.
    >Clean, frequently replenished foods, no grimy little kid's hands, and an
    >opening to the kitchen where you could bring a plate filled with
    >meats/proteins and veggies you'd selected raw and have them stir fried
    >to your specifications in terms of saucing, ingredients, etc.
    >
    >That's pretty much it. Only other buffets I eat at are at catered
    >affairs, or hotel breakfasts or brunches where you get omelettes cooked
    >to order, everything is undercover with tongs and unreachable for little
    >ones. Usually guarded and served by hotel staff.
    >
    >Susan



    The chinese buffet I am referring to also has a mongolian wok and nice
    fresh veggies and meats they cook to your specifications.

    Evelyn

  17. #17
    Evelyn Guest

    Default Re: Do you overeat at buffets?

    On Sat, 24 Mar 2012 07:48:34 -0700, "Cheri" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >"Evelyn" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]. .
    >
    >>>> I go with my husband to one of his favorite places to eat, a chinese
    >>>> buffet. They have a sneeze guard, a glass protector over the food,
    >>>> and every dish has a long handled spoon in it, to prevent people from
    >>>> getting too close or breathing or coughing on the food. The
    >>>> particular buffet we go to, puts out only a smallish amount of food at
    >>>> a time in order to keep things fresh. We understand there is only so
    >>>> much you can do and only so much you can guarantee or control. I had
    >>>> a second job years ago working in restaurants. You really don't want
    >>>> to know what happens behind the scenes. I think taking my chances at
    >>>> a buffet is no more dangerous than ordering ala carte.

    >
    >A lot of my working career was in restaurants, so yes...I know what goes on
    >behind the scenes, and some of it *ain't purty*!!!
    >
    >Cheri



    Exactly!

    Evelyn

  18. #18
    KROM Guest

    Default Re: Do you overeat at buffets?

    ewwwwwwwwwwwwww!

    I am a germaphobe anyway so tried to believe in the sneeze guard etc because
    I like well liked eating out and trying different foods.

    now its just too many stories of people getting sick..not just at buffets
    but at all sorts of restaurants and often its due to what happened in the
    fields and processing plants BEFORE it even got to the restaurant.

    things like lettuce and peaches etc were killing people..

    I know how well I wash and prep my food at home so its less of a risk then
    at a restaurant who probably opens the bags and dumps them into a bin for
    service.

    KROM


    "Evelyn" wrote ...


    Before I retired, I once went into a grocery store where they had a
    salad bar which was a nice choice for a healthy lunch in a hurry. I
    was just getting ready to take some salad, when this boy about 7 or 8
    yrs old started playing with the shredded cheese like it was play doh,
    squooshing it through his fingers and playing with it.

    His mother said NOTHING while her kid did this!!!!! I told the kid
    off, then told the mother off. She stalked off in a hissy fit, her
    darling monster in tow.

    Then I told the guy at the deli counter that was supposed to be
    minding the salad bar, and he did NOTHING also. I can't imagine
    where that kid's dirty little mitts had been, and all the poor slobs
    taking that cheese and sprinkling it over their salads, completely
    unaware.

    UGH!

    Evelyn


  19. #19
    KROM Guest

    Default Re: Do you overeat at buffets?

    my wife pointed out to me that EVERYONE touches that ladle/spoon/tong handle
    so even if they don’t touch the food your still getting contact with
    everyone before you.

    KROM


    "Evelyn" wrote ...

    I go with my husband to one of his favorite places to eat, a chinese
    buffet. They have a sneeze guard, a glass protector over the food,
    and every dish has a long handled spoon in it, to prevent people from
    getting too close or breathing or coughing on the food. The
    particular buffet we go to, puts out only a smallish amount of food at
    a time in order to keep things fresh. We understand there is only so
    much you can do and only so much you can guarantee or control. I had
    a second job years ago working in restaurants. You really don't want
    to know what happens behind the scenes. I think taking my chances at
    a buffet is no more dangerous than ordering ala carte.

    Evelyn


  20. #20
    KROM Guest

    Default Re: Do you overeat at buffets?

    its more of the fact people don’t wash their hands after the bathroom more
    then just germs.

    think about this..everyone going into a buffet uses the door handle then the
    money to pay if its pay ahead like many are then they touch the chair or the
    tables etc to get their seats then they get right to the buffet and start
    touching everything.

    nobody goes to the place goes to the bathroom to wash their hands and then
    goes to the line..

    KROM


    "Ozgirl" wrote ...


    Most germs are airborne. Unless you wear a mask you can't get away from
    all the germs in the air after a sneeze, cough etc. I forget how many
    feet germs go with a sneeze or cough, its pretty far anyway. Just
    walking down the street or being in a building with people exposes you
    to huge amounts of airborne germs.
    >



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