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Do You Put the Actual Lemon in Your Drink?

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Like, if you get a lemon with your tea or water, do you put the lemon IN your drink after you squeeze it?

 

 

I think it's totally gross, because restaurant workers don't wash the lemons before they give them to you....

 

Jay just puts it in there and I always tell him not to, but it's usually after he has already done it.

 

 

Anyhow.....just wondering!

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I usually don't do anything with it. I always take it out and set it aside. I hate lemon flavored beverages.

 

But you are totally right about it being gross because they don't wash them. It probably feel on the floor a million times and all this other gross crap. Actually anytime you eat out you risk some really nasty crap happening to your food. I try not to think about it because if I did, I'd never eat out!

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Ya it's probably totally disgusting and gross but I do squeeze and end up putting the entire lemon in there. Your random thought is making me think I should stop that habit...lol

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lol. I sure do. I drink ice water with lemon almost exclusively at restaurants. Rarely will I get a soda or anything other than water (besides beer or wine of course!).

 

But I always put in the lemon.

 

Heck, today we ate at Cracker Barrel and she brought me a bowl of sliced lemons and I put like 6 in my water.

 

uh-oh!

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H-to the -L NO!!!! I know many people who work in restaraunts who all say "DON'T DO IT!"

I slap Mat's hands if he tries to put it in his water. I can't just the yucky thought of where they've been/what's happened to them out of my mind. But I'm kinda crazy like that. So if you can not think about it, then go for it because it tastes yummy. lol

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Technically, servers have to use tongs or wax paper to pick up your lemons, but I know from experience that most don't (unless there's an inspector present!). However, even knowing that, I still do, but I prefer not to have them wrap my food for me. I'm more afraid of that then lemon germs!

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Originally Posted by Sapphire723 View Post
Technically, servers have to use tongs or wax paper to pick up your lemons, but I know from experience that most don't (unless there's an inspector present!). However, even knowing that, I still do, but I prefer not to have them wrap my food for me. I'm more afraid of that then lemon germs!

I worked at a few restaurants in college...we always used our hands. I am not talking about the germs from the servers, I talking about what is already on the lemon since they don't get washed.



I hope you all think of me next time you squeeze your lemon! Except for Jessica since she doesn't use any. :)

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There was a post on this before wasn't there? It had the video documentary on lemons at restuarants...hmm I saw that somewhere. After seeing that video I will NEVER touch a lemon at a restaurant! And I specifically tell them not to bring it with my DH's water!

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