Have you ever gotten food poisoning that was completely your own fault?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Eh, part of travelling is occasionally doing dumb things like eating questionable street food. At least you got a good story out of it!

I rarely get food poisoning, but since I totally just licked the spoon and bowl remnants of raw cake batter for the cake I was making today, maybe I’ll be back tomorrow with my own regrets!

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

Not food poisoning, but I still get sick from it… Pizza. I get sick for days every time I eat it, but I still do it.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

iarebridezilla:  That’s my experience too, but my friend looked at me like I was crazy and worriedly pointed out the ‘do not eat raw’ thing on the box! I told her nobody listened to that stuff, haha…

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

 

iarebridezilla:  I do the same thing, and always offer to share with FI…and he gives me a crazy look and tells me no he doesn’t want salmonella, which is like SO unlikely nowadays and I’ve been doing this for at least 25 years. I’m a pro at eating batter. It tastes better than the finished product anyway!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

I once made a sandwich with questionable meat. it was like, the day of expiration and it was a really cheap brand. but it didn’t smell bad and I was desparate, as there wasn’t any other lunch food in the house and I barely had any money at the time.

the store where I worked back then had a break room that was too warm in the summer. also their fridge was broken. so I left the lunch bag out to wait for my break, which normally shouldn’t be a problem except for the aformentioned questionable meat. 

anyway, it took an hour or so for the symptoms to set in, and at first they were not bad. I asked my manager if I could go home early, but she was really distrustful of her employees and accused me of faking it (she was a bitch). it wasn’t until an hour later when she saw me half standing / half sprawled over the display counter, green and sweating (the AC in the store was really cold so that was alarming). 

let’s just say I almost didn’t make it home on time. I nearly had to crawl across the driveway. and then the WORST sickness of my life settled in for the rest of the day. I wanted to die. 

I never ate that brand of lunch meat again, and that was almost 20 years ago! 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

One time I opened a can of smoked oysters, started to eat one, literally said to my FI “hmm, these taste a little funny. Want one?” and proceeded to eat the whole can after he (quite smartly) declined.

Spent the entire night in the bathroom wrapped around the toilet. Worst part – it was the first time I threw up in front of FI and had to do it while he was in the shower (Only 1 bathroom). After I was done, he told me he showered extra long just to avoid coming out while I was in the middle of it! Lol. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

iarebridezilla: I once made some guac at home that left me with food poisoning. I’m not sure how or why, but something had to have been contaminated. I was on the toilet for 3 days straight. 

I don’t trust any guac now. I love the stuff, but only eat it in moderation as just the taste of it triggers an uneasiness in my stomach. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

Penang1885:  I remember hearing a couple years ago around the holidays that the reason (most of the time) people get sick from the raw cookie dough and cake batter is not because of the eggs, but due to bacteria in the flour. 

That being said, I’ve been eating that shit raw since forever and I’ve yet to get sick from it!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My parents told me when I was little that you couldn’t eat raw cookie dough until you were 12. I’m pretty sure it was just to keep it to themselves, though.

No joke, cookie dough was the thing I missed most when I was pregnant (well, and beer). 

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

iarebridezilla:  your story cracks me up! I always say there is no food poisoning like foreign country poisoning. 

I also tried street meat in Peru. Let’s just say it ended with me pooping hot orange and sobbing for my mother on a dirty tile floor.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

MichiganGirl24:  Interesting! And I figured since I have no problems with eating eggs raw at restaurants (hooray for steak tartare and katsudon!) or runny in the middle anyway, I wasn’t going to worry about them in cake batter. My friend looked so worried though, it was hilarious.

I did have a fairly horrible food poisoning experience in Egypt once which could have been from street food, but I suspect it might have been the water in actuality.

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