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To think that people that don't use the tongs at the supermarket bakery...

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Sparklingbrook Fri 20-Sep-13 10:28:18

Should receive a £1000 on the spot fine and banned from the store for life? angry

MrsDavidBowie Fri 20-Sep-13 10:29:51

Blimey. A bit harsh.
Do you have OCD? dd does, and she would be with you on this one.

LeaveTheBastid Fri 20-Sep-13 10:31:23

I think it's a risk you take when buying loose pastries (or loose anything) tbh. I'm sure they have been in many pairs of hands and probably on the floor before going on the shelf.

But yes, it is a bit grubby, and I think you should buy anything you fondle.

Chocotrekkie Fri 20-Sep-13 10:31:33

Depends if they have tongs for each item. In my local store if you want a pink donut you have to use the tongs that someone else has used for the cheese rolls.

I don't want sugar on my rolls or cheese on my donut..

Sparklingbrook Fri 20-Sep-13 10:31:48

grin I was looking forward to a nice pecan Plait thingy from Lidl. A woman was picking them all up, peering at them and putting them back. WITH HER HANDS. angry

Sparklingbrook Fri 20-Sep-13 10:32:45

Actually, I may start taking my own tongs because I don't like the communal tongs much either. grin

Alibabaandthe40nappies Fri 20-Sep-13 10:33:43

Oh that is grim.

I do occasionally not use tongs if there is a really slow person using them, but I will just pick up the thing I want and not touch anything else, which I think is fine.

livinginwonderland Fri 20-Sep-13 10:34:13

If you're just picking one up to buy, no big deal, but honestly, if you're that fussy, you shouldn't be buying anything prepared in a supermarket bakery. Those rolls will have been handled by at least two or three people, may have been dropped on the floor and had god-knows-what all over them.

MrsDavidBowie Fri 20-Sep-13 10:35:29

No that is not one. To select a roll without tongs is ok...not pick up everyone.

When you shop in Waitrose, all the women have gloves on 50s style anyway. grin

HitTheNorth Fri 20-Sep-13 10:35:44

Ds bit a donut the other day. I had to buy it then put it in the bin outside so he didn't benefit grin. He's 5 so should have known better really.

Sparklingbrook Fri 20-Sep-13 10:36:07

Oh living don't shatter my illusions. sad

I agree with touch the one you are buying perhaps, but what on earth was she looking for? confused They all look the same to me.

Onesleeptillwembley Fri 20-Sep-13 10:37:02

People cough, talk and sneeze etc over the open breads. I wouldn't touch them at all! (Bit funny about those)

Sparklingbrook Fri 20-Sep-13 10:37:23

Oh and then I got jokingly accused of 'stealing the babby's cake' because it toppled off the huge pile of shopping, over the divider on to my shopping. shock grin

HoneyDragon Fri 20-Sep-13 10:37:26

The youngsters round here grab the doughnut, eat it I. The queue then pay for it. No tongs, or indeed bag involved grin

Tee2072 Fri 20-Sep-13 10:37:44

I can't use them due to my arthritic fingers and hands. I use a bag.

Is that okay?

Sparklingbrook Fri 20-Sep-13 10:38:46

DH is very funny about communal food that is 'out'. he won't go near a Pizza Hut salad bar and hates wedding/party buffets. I think I may have caught it off him. grin

Sparklingbrook Fri 20-Sep-13 10:40:01

Yes Tee that is fine. smile No touchage.

Honey what do they show the cashier?

Dubjackeen Fri 20-Sep-13 10:40:09

But yes, it is a bit grubby, and I think you should buy anything you fondle.
Great image in my head of pastries being fondled grin. I can't bear to see stuff out loose, in a supermarket or coffee shop, definitely couldn't buy it, knowing it's been fondled, sneezed upon...ugh!

ephemeralfairy Fri 20-Sep-13 10:41:53

Good god. YANBU!! I can't bring myself to buy loose bakery items even if there are tongs. (But then I speak as someone with burgeoning OCD whose hands are already raw from constant washing....sad

Sparklingbrook Fri 20-Sep-13 10:41:54

Probably the chances of catching anything from fondled food is very low. But how many times have you stood at the mirror in the Ladies loo and seen people march out without washing their hands? sad

Feminine Fri 20-Sep-13 10:42:36

I normally get mine from the back. I really like Morrison's croissants!

should I pass? are they likely to dirty too?

Anyway, I'll bet the tongs are a bit nasty!

WillYouDoTheFandango Fri 20-Sep-13 10:42:55

Yes Tee bags are fine. I stuck my hand in a bag, pick up the bread I want and am on my merry way. I did not snigger childishly at teabags

I'm in an AI hotel ATM and DP was horrified yesterday to see a man pick up several croissants, sniff them and put them back. WHY? hmm

guiltyconscience Fri 20-Sep-13 10:43:52

Dirty bastards these shop assistants I bet they do their totos and don't wash their hands after them yuk!

Sparklingbrook Fri 20-Sep-13 10:44:25

Oh god yes hotel buffets. sad A whole new nightmare of touching and poking.

No need to sniff one croissant let alone loads. angry

Alibabaandthe40nappies Fri 20-Sep-13 10:45:58

HitTheNorth we've all been seized with hunger in the bakery aisle before now, perfectly natural reaction from your DS there! grin

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