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Green skin man touched bread in supermarket

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Lecx Sat 06-Apr-13 12:53:53

At the supermarket I saw a man with a greenish complexion in the bakery department. He also has a hospital patient band on. He touched some bread in one of the open bread baskets.

Should I have told someone? I didn't as I didn't think it was my business and would be rude but I would t want to eat that bread.

Salmotrutta Sat 06-Apr-13 13:08:37

Poor man sad

"It's Not Easy Being Green"


Salmotrutta Sat 06-Apr-13 13:10:14

Just ask Kermit:


LayMizzRarb Sat 06-Apr-13 13:10:51

I would never buy bread from those displays as I have seen too many people touch the produce without using the tongs. Not to mention kids picking their noses then picking up crossaints 'Mum pleeeeease'. People who buy loose items know the Risks IMO.
The man's pallor could be due to anything - genetics , liver disease, side effects of chemotherapy or other drugs. How do you know for sure that it was a hospital bracelet? Just because someone is unwell doesn't mean they are infectious.
I would mind your own beeswax if I were you. Are you going to stalk him round the store making a note of which items he touches, which basket he used, which £10 note he gave to the cashier, which door handle he used to exit?

HollyBerryBush Sat 06-Apr-13 13:11:35



>crying here<

McNewPants2013 Sat 06-Apr-13 13:11:40

It may have been hypo-anaemia.

Either way, that's the risk you take with loose bread. People touching them

Sparklingbrook Sat 06-Apr-13 13:12:13

The unwrapped bread in those displays is usually dry as old arseholes in my experience. I hope he got a nice wrapped slice one.

Shinyshoes1 Sat 06-Apr-13 13:12:51

Sharon had been doing him all night dirty mare

That's maybe why he was green that Sharon might have given him some disease That landed him in hospital hence the band

countrykitten Sat 06-Apr-13 13:14:15

More dirty mitted little kids touch bread than I care to think about - and some parents don't care.

I vowed to stop buying loose bread after I saw a child lick a pain au chocolat in Sainsburys and then be told to put it back (which he did) by his mother.

Maat Sat 06-Apr-13 13:14:28

I agree with you Sparkling

Poor man, if his immune system is low, the last thing he wants to be doing is picking up contaminated bread. A nice wrapped toastie loaf is what he needs.

HeathRobinson Sat 06-Apr-13 13:15:52


Hypochromatic anaemia causes a green tinge to skin, totally uncontagious. If fact I can't really think of anything that could cause green tinged skin which is contagious.

I'd be more worried about snotty children and unhygienic staff tbh.

Sparklingbrook Sat 06-Apr-13 13:16:35

Exactly Maat. His immune system doesn't need sneezed on bread.

Lecx Sat 06-Apr-13 13:33:13

Yes I felt sorry for him, which is why I did nothing as I didn't want to hurt his feelings. But I was worried as he did look very unwell, I have never seem anyone that colour before.

You have all put me off those bread baskets now.

Silverlace Sat 06-Apr-13 14:12:41

I can beat you on green skinned people and snotty children in supermarkets. I saw a robin in the bread aisle of Tesco this morning. It flew over my head and perched on top of a stack of plastic bread trays.

I did wonder what would happen when it spotted the freshly baked bread section and all those seeded rolls, I have seen the mess they make on my bird table!

ThreeBeeOneGee Sat 06-Apr-13 14:14:32

Did you mean to make your thread title sound like a headline from a tabloid newspaper?

FunnyLittleFrog Sat 06-Apr-13 14:47:22

Best thread title of the day. grin

ComposHat Sat 06-Apr-13 15:03:21

Sharon is that you? We re you in there to buy more wine and a can of raid to deal with the wasps?

RobbinyoureastereggsSparkles Sat 06-Apr-13 15:11:41

The thread title reads like a headline of the Daily Bugle!

TheOrchardKeeper Sat 06-Apr-13 15:14:58

WHERE WAS IT!!!? shock

(I don't want to go to work tomorrow so may go and have a lcik of those rolls) grin

TheOrchardKeeper Sat 06-Apr-13 15:15:11

*lick hmm

Baabaapinksheep Sat 06-Apr-13 15:18:35

Yes you should have told somebody...

Mulder and Scully.

notsofrownieface Sat 06-Apr-13 15:23:04

Are you sure he didn't just overdo it with the fake tan? I have seen some green people from that.

Mandy2003 Sat 06-Apr-13 16:37:56


GrowSomeCress Sat 06-Apr-13 17:31:33

I feel sorry for the man but seriously the title of this thread is hilarious

LeeCoakley Sat 06-Apr-13 17:52:34

Was it tiger bread he was touching? The scabs on top are supposed to be there so don't worry.

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