A petty gripe...

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  1. John Backlund

    John Backlund Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

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    ......perhaps, but it makes me cringe when, at the store, the checkout person grabs your pop bottle at the top, then swings it over the scanner, their nasty digits enclosed over the cap and the part of the bottle you were going to be swilling that delicious sugar-poison from asap, looking all the world like the tentacles of some cheetos-stained icky-squid mating with your Coca-Cola.

    I then have the overwhelming urge to wash it off the second it gets home, and it will, at this point, get all the way home before a swig will be taken from it.

    I'm really not one of those people with an unreasonable(?) fear of other's no-doubt disgusting cooties, but if the pop was to be guzzled immediately after purchase, it's about the same as if they just stuck their grubby, money-handling fingers directly into your mouth.....isn't it?.

    It's just the thought of it all, and the fact that I have to stand there in a, hopefully, germ-resistant face mask all the while my naked Coke bottle gets slimed right in front of me by some gloveless maroon.

    Other than that, my day's been goin pretty good.
     
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  2. nvilletele

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    I’m with you. I also don’t like it when they punch out the handle on the 12 packs of soda cans and stick their grubby fingers in there.
     
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    With you all the way, especially in the current climate.
     
  4. Manual Slim

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    I wonder what happened with the pop bottle between being filled at the plant and the cashier handling it.
     
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    Is "self checkout" an option?
     
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  6. John Backlund

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    Let's not go there.

    I can't look at 'the big picture' yet.
     
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  7. John Backlund

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    Not at the smaller grocery stores, or C-stores.
     
  8. Manual Slim

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    Eh, what do I know? I still drink from public water fountains.
     
  9. BelairPlayer

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    Hmm…the part that is coming in contact with your gob is under the cap, though, protected from dirty digits.
     
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    I always wash my beer and pop cans.
     
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    And that’s why I only drink sodas not pop
    In many parts of the Caribbean if a bottle is opened a paper napkin placed in the opening so you can wipe it off before placing your mouth on it. It’s been that way for as long as I can remember here. with a non alcoholic beverage you were offered a wrapped straw. With the outlawing of plastic straws most people carry their own straws. Stainless, bamboo, silicone are all common
     
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  12. John Backlund

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    Nah, my "gob" technique is like a horse eating oats, I'll shove that bottle half way down my pie hole when I empty it, slobbery foam everywhere. It's disgusting.
     
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    and yet you face the end of Larry every day.....
     
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    ...replies to your "Thank you!" with "No problem!"

    DID ANYONE SAY THERE WAS A PROBLEM? WTF EVER HAPPENED TO "You're welcome" ??
     
  15. John Backlund

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    Yes, but I know where he's been..

    And as long as we're 'here', enjoy this morning's wakeup call from Larry...
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  16. John Backlund

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    I hereby acknowledge that I have been rather superbly out-curmudgeoned.
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    It's not a competition, but I accept your salutation gratefully, no problem.
     
  18. Henley

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    You should wash them anyway. Guess what runs on top of them prior to packaging at the production line stowage and then again at the distribution center prior to retail? I'll give you a hint... rats. :)
     
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    Just keep in mind, someone also had to touch that bottle to place it on the shelf, in the fridge, display case, etc. Just because you didn't witness someone else touching the top doesn't mean it hasn't been touched.
     
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    Sounds like you could make some yourself some extra cash with that skillset.
     
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