to ask if anyone else does this re food and family

(45 Posts)
likesnowflakesinanocean Sat 18-May-13 14:06:19

just offered dp chocolate out of a large bag and got rather huffily told i dont eat anythiny anyone else has had their hand in. bearing in mind its only me and the dcs who have reached in. then went on to rant about he doesnt even get biscuits out of the tin because other peoples hands have been in there. is he an oddball or do lots of people do this

likesnowflakesinanocean Sat 18-May-13 14:52:30

i know we should do a walk around and see whats dirtier, then again it might put me off takeawaygrin

likesnowflakesinanocean Sat 18-May-13 14:53:48

i havr considered it but dont know enough about it. he holds hands,eats out at places but wouldnt eat from a buffet no.

phantomnamechanger Sat 18-May-13 15:00:00

would he buy an ice cream cone from a van? or home made cakes from a fete?

I think it does sound like minor OCD. I would seriously encourage him to recognise this is a problem, as it really can end up dominating one's life - I know someone who really battles with door handles and touching key pads etc in public places - she uses antibac gel ALL the time. It rules her life to the extent that there are things she feels she cannot do. Watch him, so it does not get out of control. Mildy enertaining at the moment, perhaps, but he might get TOO obsessed with it.

marriedinwhiteagain Sat 18-May-13 15:06:28

He needs to shape up. Assume he's never asked for a bj?

Lilypad34 Sat 18-May-13 15:07:52

Make sure you always have big bags of chocolate that you've had your hand in, more chocolate for you..nom nom! grin

IneedAsockamnesty Sat 18-May-13 15:12:54

My mother will not eat anything that any child has touched even if the touching was actually making it.

She's obsessed by worms and weird.

likesnowflakesinanocean Sat 18-May-13 16:10:37

he says he cant see the takeaway being made but can see the kids messing with their ears,hair ect. he is generally very fussy about who prepares his food yet can eat out. will definatly keep an eye because it baffles me but im not very germ interested beside the norm.

likesnowflakesinanocean Sat 18-May-13 16:11:37

cant say he has ever asked btw, had yes but never actually asked. he can go without human contact for much longer than i could.

IcingTheCake Sat 18-May-13 16:12:04

Wait til he gets halfway through his dinner and casualy let him know you licked his plate before dishing up grin

raisah Sat 18-May-13 16:47:51

very odd. My cousin disinfects his house when people visit, usually when they are still in his house! He has separate crockery for visitors & they are only allowed to use downstairs loo.

I don't eat kid food, that they have made or touched.

I will now eat dd's biscuits as she is 15 and has heard me about hand washing for years.

likesnowflakesinanocean Sat 18-May-13 16:55:26

thats v extreme but then i suppose he feels he has too. id be edgy as a visitor though, i think thats why we dont get invited out to family meals much as they know he is uncomfortable with it

likesnowflakesinanocean Sat 18-May-13 16:56:07

im wary on the kids made food but usually with good reasongrin

ComposHat Sat 18-May-13 16:59:33

i dont eat anythiny anyone else has had their hand in

Am I alone in sniggering in a juvenile manner?

I wouldn't have been able to resist resorting, 'you didnt seem to mind the other night'

likesnowflakesinanocean Sat 18-May-13 17:02:13

lolgrin i never thought of that grin grin grin amused now

I've shared a lollipop round a minibus so eating from a shared bag of Maltesers or Doritos wouldn't bother me.

That said, people do get funny "things" about food so I wouldn't try to convert him. More for us.

likesnowflakesinanocean Sat 18-May-13 22:14:51

yep v strange is the general feedback then. just got a god awful flavour one that's the danger of mishapesgrin

my OH is the same - not so much with me but definitely wont touch anything the boys have had their hands near. he also wont use the towel in the downstiars loo that they may have used. When in public toilets he keeps tissues in his pocket to use to open the door handles - he is a bit OCD - but will happily brush his teeth in the kitchen sink which drives me bananas!!

Walkacrossthesand Sat 18-May-13 22:35:48

Ah yes, snowflakes, the horror of sinking teeth into coconut centre. Bleuch.

Sunnysummer Sat 18-May-13 22:48:51

He's an oddball but definitely a keeper - you'll never have to deal with him stealing your last hobnob wink

Everyone has little quirks, sounds like this is a little on the OCD spectrum, but so long as he's otherwise reasonable about germs etc I don't see why it would be a problem.

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