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Old 01-08-2010, 10:47 AM
 
Location: South Carolina - The Palmetto State
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Drink fountains are a Catch 22. If the fountain has a prong that you push, then at refill time everyone is leaving mouth germs on the prong, which then end up on YOUR cup. If the foutain is the push-button kind, you take away every germ you can imagine right before you grasp your hamburger.

I think its time for motion sensors like the soap dispensers and sink faucets have these days.
It's been a while since I went to a fast-food place - but I do remember going to a Wnedy's and seeing when the counterperson placed a cup under the fountain, it filled up on its own - no buttons.

I doubt if customers would be patient enough with a sensor-type fountain - I see too many people who think the sensor paper towel dispenser is "too slow", etc.

Plus, how would the kids be able to do their "one-shot-of-everything" soda flavors?????
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Old 01-08-2010, 10:50 AM
 
Location: SARASOTA, FLORIDA
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Same for buffets, we necer eat at them because of all the nasty people licking their fingers.

What is it with nasty people?

Why do people lick their fingers and then touch spoons, forks etc at buffets?

By the way, I never refill my own drink at McDonalds, I always asked them to refill it for me behind the counter as it is less likely some nasty person or a group of nasty people who did not wash their hands.

How many people go to the bathroom and never wash their hands? Many of them. There should be a law that if you go to the bathroom in a public place that you at least clean the nasty of your hands before leaving the restroom.

WASH YOUR HANDS PEOPLE.
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Old 01-08-2010, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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That's why you only drink alcohol and/or carbonated beverages in South America. It doesn't matter how much turd there is in the drink, just so long as it can't make you sick.
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Old 01-08-2010, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Louisiana
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The fast food restaurants here have so much chlorine in their soft drinks that they taste like you're drinking swimming pool water.
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Old 01-08-2010, 11:33 AM
 
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If you're going to freak out over every encounter with a "germ" you might as well just stay home. If it were so dangerous and dirty out there, we'd all be puking and have diarrhea all the time.
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Old 01-08-2010, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Over There
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Drink fountains are a Catch 22. If the fountain has a prong that you push, then at refill time everyone is leaving mouth germs on the prong, which then end up on YOUR cup. If the foutain is the push-button kind, you take away every germ you can imagine right before you grasp your hamburger.

I think its time for motion sensors like the soap dispensers and sink faucets have these days.

That is exactly my I push either the prong things or the button with a napkin over my hand. Yuck!
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Old 01-08-2010, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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Talk about a crappy drink....
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Old 01-08-2010, 03:17 PM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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I used to be a health inspector. If you saw/knew half of what I do, you'd never eat at a restaurant again.
I have heard this over and over again, also know a health inspector, and this is why, i eat out less often now, and never get a drink out, we take drinks from home with us. I have heard the most disgusting stories, and some from very classy Restaurants. I guess what you don't know won't hurt you, i just found out too much stuff.
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Old 01-08-2010, 03:20 PM
 
Location: MichOhioigan
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If you're going to freak out over every encounter with a "germ" you might as well just stay home. If it were so dangerous and dirty out there, we'd all be puking and have diarrhea all the time.
Exactly!
I recall years ago hearing that a certain number of rodent hairs and droppings are allowed in cereals because it is impossible to keep them all out.
Yummmm.
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Old 01-08-2010, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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That's why you only drink alcohol and/or carbonated beverages in South America. It doesn't matter how much turd there is in the drink, just so long as it can't make you sick.
now I like that reasoning....Give me another drink...
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