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Do you use the top part of the shopping cart?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by speedsix, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. speedsix

    speedsix

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    Do you use the little collapsible basket thing when you shop? You know the child seat part of the cart?

    I used to use it for bread and other things I didn't want crushed but then I learned that nearly all of them have baby feces on them from kids sitting there with dirty diapers. Gross!

    I don't want to be one of those people that wipes the cart down before I use it but I think I am heading that way. I used to think those people were kind of over cautious until I saw this show about how much human waste is on the average shopping cart.
     
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    Your keyboard has poop on it too...
     

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    It's different when it's your own! :whistling:
     
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    I usually put my helmet and my reuse shopping bags there
     
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    I have eaten chicken s**t, worked in guts, ripped a dead chicken in half, and still eat a chicken sandwich while standing in chicken guts; I dont worry about things that you speek of.:upeyes:
     
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    I assure you my friend, this is not a road you want to go down. You have no idea how filthy everything you handle is until you start thinking about it, and then it becomes quite the pain to deal with it.
     
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    I put my man-purse there.


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    My fiancee puts her purse in there, now I will laugh next time she does:rofl:

    I don't really worry about that stuff though, everything else, everywhere else in public places is most likely just as dirty.
     
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    I enjoy watching mechanics eat lunch ...do they EVER wash their hands? Their white bread looks like a bucket of grease.
     
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    I use shopping baskets instead of carts. Please tell me people do not carry their babies in those. :nailbiting:
     
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    Some time back, whoever in the heck does these kind of studies, reported that supermarket shopping cart handles are more filithy than public rest room toilet seats.

    You go crazy worrying about stuff like that.
     
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    Its a tough call between being careful and being paranoid and possibly suppressing your immune system by being 'too careful,' and not exposing yourself to enough germs.

    Don't overthink, but don't be over-cautious....I guess you have to find your own happy medium.

    I wash my hands after handling money, after pooping, and before eating....and I don't touch my face during flu season if I can help it, unless my hands are clean.

    With that said, I don't sanitize every surface, and I'm sure I've put plenty of food in that basket and eaten it, and I'm still alive :supergrin:

    Don't get crazy, but don't get paranoid :supergrin:
     
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    However, I was slightly concerned when being treated to an Iraqi dinner by a local sheik. Big pile of food (chicken and rice) which everyone (30+ locals) ate from with their their bare hands. The sheik would grab food from the pile with his bare hands and put it on my plate whenever he saw it somewhat empty. I didn't see him wash his hands and they were slightly dirty .... but the food was really good and I am still alive. :cool:
     
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    You have seen how hajis wipe their asses right?

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    I still remember a tea stand in Peshawar where the outhouse was also the root/gourde/onion etc. storeroom. There was no toilet paper. HH
     
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    I put fragile items there like bread or eggs.
     
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    Brian Lee Drop those nuts

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    Which is exactly why I ALWAYS wash my hands the very moment I get home from a grocery store. BEFORE even put my stuff away, BEFORE I take a wizz or a crap. I don't want to risk getting somebody else's flesh eating bacteria on my naughty bits.
     
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    now that I think about it, it seems like the simple solution to this problem is to just use it to carry your soap....
     
  20. Ol Timer

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    That's the only part of the cart I do use since I shop light but shop often. Ain't too worried about any cooties living on the wire rack. Ain't too worried about the dozens of workers that handled my food before it hit the grocery store. Or the dozens of customers who picked over it, dropped it, kicked it down the aisle and then left it sit for who knows how long before the night crew put it back on the shelf.

    Baby cooties on a wire rack? Nope, don't give it a second thought.