Today, as I was pouring water for a fussy young lady and her man, the lady requested a disposable cup. I must have given her my patented dumb look because she explained, “Disposable cups are less germy.”
That made perfect sense to me so I went back to the waitstation and poured her a disposable cup of water from the carafe that goes through the dishwasher with the rest of our germy glasses.
She ordered a cup of chili, served in one of our germy bowls, which she ate with possibly the filthiest thing in any restaurant…silverware (you don’t even want to know). She also ordered a beef sandwich and fries served on a germy plate.
But she left happy because she didn’t drink water out of a germy glass.
FYI: I DO NOT use hand sanitizer (I think it’s creepy), I’m up to my elbows in other people’s germs every day and I eat/drink from the restaurant’s germy plates/glasses. Guess what? I’M NEVER SICK.
Other servers who religiously use the hand sanitizer and hand wash the plates and glasses before they use them are sick at least 4 times a year.
Embrace germs! They are your creepy little friends.