Thursday, February 4, 2010

When It's Okay to Eat Food Off the Floor

Courtesy of SF Weekly, a chart that helps you decide when you can eat food off the floor.  It seems to be a little too preoccupied with cats and food so I don't like the direction it's going in.

Unfortunately, it doesn't even address the most pressing question: When can you eat candy off the floor?  For instance,  you get some Skittles and rip the bag open only for precious red Skittles to fall to the floor.

Do you attempt to salvage them at the risk of losing other people's respect or just move on?

The choice is that much harder for children as they've yet to realize that all Skittles colors taste the same because each one is full of equal amounts of cavity-inducing sugar.

Before you go all architect from the Matrix on me to solve this problem, two student researchers already determined that it takes five minutes on the floor for bacteria to show up on Skittles.

So next time somebody judges you for eating that Skittle you dropped on the floor, blind them with science like their name was Thomas Dolby.  Of course it's still kind of a social faux pas, so maybe it's a good idea to continue not eating off the floor.

Besides, backing up any course of action with a Thomas Dolby reference doesn't make the strongest case.

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