For fun – the ten second rule

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 16
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1303 posts
Bumble bee

cmsgirl :  Hell yeah I follow the 10 second rule.  But only on dry items and only in my own home.

We don’t have any pets and I’m pretty OCD about keeping our house clean.  We also don’t wear shoes around the house.

It also depends on where I drop said food.  If it’s right in front of the pantry, I find it’s usually fine.  But if it’s right in front of the garbage can, I skip it.

Post # 18
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2179 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

In my own house, I’ll pick up and eat just about anything, unless I can distinctly see dirt or cat hair or something on it, lol.  I figure I’m keeping my immune system strong and my gut flora and fauna healthy and diverse  😉

Post # 21
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187 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

Nope absolutely not ….. I don’t eat anything that’s touched the floor even if they are my floors …. if I’m at a restaurant and the food falls on the table I won’t eat it. I don’t trust the cleaning rags they use to eat my food off the table. 

Let me end by saying this is “my issue” more than anything …….I’m a total germafobe! 

Post # 22
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5113 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

I’m reminded of a time when my old work friends went out for lunch to pick up sandwiches from this famous sandwich place we’d been meaning to try. It took us a while to get there and we had to wait in line for what seemed like forever, but we finally got the subs and went back to work. As soon as we got there my friend unwrapped her barbecue pork sub and it rolled right off her desk onto the floor. It was horrible. She was so hungry and so excited for the sandwich she was on her knees practically crying picking pieces of pork off the top that hadn’t touched the floor while mumbling “It’s so good…mmmm”.

Post # 23
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515 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

It completely depends on what I am eating and where I am. Kitchen Floor is a total different story than Bathroom Floor. Wet food, is totally different than dry. etc. Public spots are completely out of the question. I won’t even eat a piece of lettuce if it fall off my plate, and touches the table at a restaurant. 

Post # 24
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900 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

At home, probably.  We don’t wear shoes inside and have lots of hardwood floors which for some reason seems less germ-y to me than carpet 😊🤞.  Never in a public place.  I’m not a huge germaphobe – they are EVERYWHERE and some exposure has benefits- it’s just that once dropped on the ground, it doesn’t seem as appetizing anymore.

Post # 25
Hostess
3860 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I am the dirtiest of hippies. I dropped a peanut in the dirt the other day, brushed it off on my pants (which weren’t exactly clean) and ate it. In my own home, almost everything would get picked up and eaten. I’m trying to think of what wouldn’t. Maybe like a meatball covered in sauce…and it landed ON the cat. That would go in the trash. 

Post # 27
Hostess
3860 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

cmsgirl :  I just am not freaked out by germs at all. And I rarely get sick, so the fact that the germs and I peacefully coexist must be working out ok. I’m starting a wild yeast sourdough starter this week, so then all the little microorganisms and I will really be friends! I’m stoked!

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I am the least germ-phobe person ever haha. We have immune systems for gosh sake! If mine can’t handle a floor-M&M, then what good is it?

Post # 29
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1062 posts
Bumble bee

There is no 5 or 10 sec rule in our house as we have 2 big dogs. If anything is dropped or dripped, the dogs get it before we get a chance to grab it. If we didn’t have dogs, it would depend on what floor it fell on and whether it was dry or wet food. 

The other day I caught Darling Husband about to put a pill back in the bottle after he dropped it on the bathroom floor. I nearly had a heart attack. In the trash is the only option there. 

Post # 30
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830 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

If I’m home and it’s something I can rinse off, I would eat it if it was something I either really want or if it was the last one. Also depends where it fell. Middle of the floor? Yup. Corner of the room where the dust collects? Nope.

I have a friend who ate tater tots off of a fast food parking lot. Nope nope nope.

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