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Where does the good go

I’m so not crazy.

A few months ago I was at a friend’s house and decided to go in with some folks on take out. In addition to my usual dish, I ordered a dumpling appetizer. Well, I ate one and someone asked me if they could have one. I said yes. He took it, dipped it in the sauce, took a bite and then dipped again. I was repulsed.
“Dude, why don’t you just lick my face,” I said dumping the rest of the vomitously poisoned sauce in the trash.
And everyone was all “what? what? you’re so paranoid blah blah blah…”
Well, well, well…from today’s Times:

On average, the students found that three to six double dips transferred about 10,000 bacteria from the eater’s mouth to the remaining dip.

Each cracker picked up between one and two grams of dip. That means that sporadic double dipping in a cup of dip would transfer at least 50 to 100 bacteria from one mouth to another with every bite.

You bacteria spreading double dippers should be ashamed. This is probably how the black death started.

6 Responses to “I’m so not crazy.”

  1. Jamie Says:

    If double dipping spreads bacteria from one mouth to another, what does kissing do? Get thee to a nunnery!

  2. tae Says:

    I agree with Dawn. I’m ServSafe certified and the training course is enough to make a person go live in a bubble.

  3. Peter Says:

    I never thought I would type these words, but I’m with Dawn here. If I see someone double dip, I won’t eat anymore. They may as well just spit in the food.

  4. Casca Says:

    It’s much better to live at the other end of the scale. I expose myself to everything. It’s all about the antibodies. When I get sick, I drink until I feel better. Ahhhh, life is good.

  5. annika Says:

    That was the subject of one of my favorite Seinfeld episodes. “why don’t you just take one dip… and then end it!” was the key quote. To which George responded, “you dip your way, and I’ll dip mine.” as he took a second dip.

  6. JoeSpeaker Says:

    More face licking; less double-dipping!

    Yes, I commented on this post instead of the Australia one–despite it being of the standard high…uh…standards–because I’m contrary by nature and don’t like being told what to do.

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