Do you know it's possible to get a urinary tract infection from eating at a salad bar? I'm not a fan of the salad bar. Or the all you can eat. Too many potential food contamination risks for me. All that food sitting around in the "danger zone" temperature. And it bothers me how people pile up their plates with mixed meals. Some baked dinner with a bit of chinese, throw on some lasagne. Whats that all about anyway. Not like you can't go back. I'm not keen on dining in restaurants either. Why pay a fortune to have someone whose hygiene habits I don't know, cook my meal. Do you know I read that a man complained about his steak and sent it back and the chef (true story) wiped his arse with it and sent it back out. Yum.
The final deciding factor for me with the salad bar was when a friend of ours ate at one. He was standing there watching the chef refill one of the trays. And chef was all sweaty and hot. Steamy. And as our friend was watching, he saw a scab on chefs face, made moist from the heat, drop into the tray of food. Delicious. Anyway do the last couple of spoonfuls of spaghetti bolognaise sauce ever get eaten. Or do they just keep topping it up and those last dregs just mix in with the new. Hmm, food for thought.
But now I read in Womens Health & Fitness that you can catch a UTI from the salad bar. If a woman suffering from one doesn't wash her hands after a toilet stop, then touches the serving implements, that you then touch, then touch your mouth, the bacteria creep in, they survive the digestion process and voila you've got her UTI. Almost makes it like an STI.