Friday, February 15, 2008

Do you REALLY want lemon with your drink?

I received a link to a youtube video in an email from Rollinghillsides which confirms something my husband has said for a long time:  The lemon slices we order with our drinks are filthy.  Yes, 77% of them have some sort of organism on them that could make us sick.  Many of them even have (pardon me while I gag) fecal material on them.  If the lemons are that dirty, what about utensils, plates, and other food?


15 comments:

mutualaide said...

I guess it's worth slicing our own and bringing it along in a baggie if you really want to have lemon in your drink.  

marainey1 said...

I read about that too, I'll never order lemon in a restuarant again.  At home is fine cause I know where it's been with what hands. Thankfully I don't eat out much. 'On Ya' - ma

derasta said...

My goodness that is horrible! I never knew or even thought about this with lemons....thanks!

gen0507 said...

Oh My GOodness..........

Hollie

madcobug said...

I have never though about this. I used to get some with my water, get Ken's and add them to mide squeezed them into the water and added artifical sweetner for a sugar free drink. Not anymore. Thanks for sharing.
Helen

ickivic said...

Yuck, and that study was done in New Jersey.  No more lemons for me.  Thanks for the "heads up"    Vicki

ora4uk said...

never thought of it myself...and we do order it...I usually eat the lemons...love them....anyway...if I gave much thought about what and where I was eating...other than home....I would never eat out again LOLOL...sometimes ignorance is bliss!!!!  God Bless...Ora

lanurseprn said...

That is sooooo discusting! I'll never get lemon again!
Pam

lorinokla said...

ewwwwwwwww!

this has crossed my mind but only briefly.

NO MORE lemons for me. ever. ick.

glopsey said...

EW! At my workplace, we ALWAYS have to wear gloves and wash our hands. We don't serve anything fancy, but yuck! I'm never getting lemon again!

http://journals.aol.com/glopsey/thelovebug

ryanagi said...

Oh holy crap... the boys always ask for my lemons because they like to suck on them!  oh man...  

I have a friend who is a waitress for a living.  She gets loads of customers who ask for ice water and lemons. They squeeze the lemons into their water and add packets of sugar to make what she calls "redneck lemonaid" because, she suspects, they are too cheap to buy a soda or other beverage.  I'll have to send her this video.  LOL

randlprysock said...

Oh my goodness who woulda thought!?  
Lisa

lacaza3 said...

I stop having lemon with my water when I saw this phew
Donn aIn tEXAS

fowfies said...

Gross! I just had lemon slices with my fried shrimp the other night at a buffet, guess what...not an hour later I was having stomach problems til the next morning! EW!

helmswondermom said...

Yuk, yuk, and more yuk!
Lori