Wednesday, February 27, 2008

This will sour you

A biologist found that lemon wedges placed in water glasses at 21 restaurants were loaded with bacteria. Yuck. I wonder if the same problem exists in bars.

My thanks to Gary Allen for the clip.

5 comments:

Tags said...

77% is not 2 out of 3 but just a scoche above 3 out of 4.

I hope their science is as accurate as their math, otherwise I'm going to bring antiseptic wipes.

Then again, there's always the story about the bully that kept giving some poor kid swirlies all the time. Guess who didn't make it when the epidemic hit?

But not without administering one last ass-kicking to his hapless quarry.

Maryann said...

OK. That's gross. I won't be ordering lemon with my water any longer.
Then again, they put lemon on your plate as well! Oh no! It's everywhere!!! ;)

tyronebcookin said...

thats pretty funny for me (maybe not to my friends) because I was never on board with the whole lemon in the water 'thing' I have been refusing it for years, and asking that my water be lemon free...

On the other hand I drink the southern style sweet tee (kinda like syrup, but just wait till the ice starts melting in the heat for northern folks) with plenty of lemon slices, but I kind of took a liking to orange slices...but I am sure thats not any better...

I actually was with a fellow work friend last year in the states when we pulled around and returned our drinks to SONIC (because that is about all I buy there, half price guzzlers in the afternoon) and gave them a RANT about the skank fermented lemons in my drink!!!

Not to mention the tea sometimes taste 'moldy' when they don't clean those containers out EVERY day!

OK, I think I am done now...check blood pressure...

The Foodist said...

actualy its not suprising to me at all.

Considering the fact that in a lot of cases lemons are cut, and mostly by dirty knives people find laying around, and done so in a hurry.

Any lemons not used that day, saved for the next day. Never cleaned, washed, and sadly Im sure dropped on the ground and then used without giving a second thought.

Im right there with Tyrone, no lemon in my water thanks

Linda said...

C'mon. This came from Passaic. New Jersey. And they're talking about bacteria on lemons!?! I mean, can you imagine making a fresh sourdough starter in Passaic?