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#1 Martha

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    Posted 24 May 2008 - 07:34 PM

    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!

    #2 Jessica

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      Posted 24 May 2008 - 07:38 PM

      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!

      #3 angitalia23

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        Posted 24 May 2008 - 07:47 PM

        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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        #4 foxytv

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          Posted 24 May 2008 - 07:49 PM

          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!

          #5 alex

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            Posted 24 May 2008 - 07:53 PM

            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

            #6 Sapphire723

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              Posted 24 May 2008 - 07:54 PM

              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!

              #7 Martha

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                Posted 24 May 2008 - 08:11 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Sapphire723
                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. :)

                #8 Birdie07

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                  Posted 24 May 2008 - 09:05 PM

                  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!

                  #9 FelicityEve

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                    Posted 24 May 2008 - 10:13 PM

                    Gross! I have never even thought about it...and I always put the lemon in!

                    #10 LadyCheese

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                      Posted 24 May 2008 - 10:24 PM

                      OMG! I always squeeze the lemon and dunk it inside!! Yikes, thx Martha, I wont be doing that any longer!




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