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Mar 26, 2009 03:49 PM

When no one is looking....

Drink milk out of the gallon jug ?
Squirt the aerosol can of cheese in your mouth ?
Ditto with the whipped cream ?
Drop that fillet of fish on the floor and fry it?

What have you done hoping no one was watching ????

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  1. When I was a teenage babysitter, I used to drink Hersey's chocolate syrup out of the can late at night. Gross, I know. What would the parents have thought? Now, as an adult, I never buy the stuff, but a year ago my mom brought some over for sundaes and I ended up with most of it left behind in the fridge. It's still there and I haven't had single swig. What's happened to me?

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      1. re: Caitlin McGrath

        Was Hersey's syrup ever any good? I only tried it for the first time and it's more like chocolate flavored corn syrup than chocolate syrup.

    1. True Character is how you behave when no one is watching! (I think that's how the quote goes?)

      I confess NOTHING on this thread.

      Ok wait- one time I was also babysitting and I snuck a hunk of a candy bar I found in my Aunt's pantry, right next to her flour, and sugar, and vanilla (can you see where this is going?) Man I NEVER wanted to steal a bite of anyone's 'chocolate bar' EVER again- it was unsweetened, and it was a tiny nibble of hell!

      1. No to the milk, but I have been known to have a bit of Hershey's syrup from the jug (a la Glencora!) when I am in need of chocolate & have none in the house.
        As for the can of whipped cream, at the mere sound of the can spraying, all 3 kids and the (now departed) dog would line up in the kitchen waiting for their turns! No sneaking possible, that dog had ears like a bat.

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        1. re: elfcook

          Mine also line up like little birds for whipped cream out of the can.

          As for me, I just scoop out the brown bits from the bottom of the pan after roasting a chicken. I would eat just the fond for a meal if I could............

          1. re: njfoodiegirl

            Oh yeah, that's good stuff!

            I don't drink milk out of the carton, but I think it must be because of the size of the carton, because I've been known to take a swig out of a carton of heavy cream (I live alone). I'll eat a spoonful of peanutbutter straight out of the jar, but I don't double dip. It never even occurred to me that it was "bad" to take pickles or olives out of the jar with my fingers!

            Whether I apply the five second rule depends on how recently the housecleaner has been in. And actually, I'd better scoop it up in less than five, or the dog will beat me to it.

            1. re: Ruth Lafler

              it isn't ok to take pickles out of the jar with my fingers? Oh boy, I am in trouble...

              (though in my defense, I think I am the only one who eats pickles in my household)

          2. re: elfcook

            elfcook: Reminds me of that scene in "The Tao of Steve" you know the one? I must have replayed that particular part a dozen times. It cracked me up. ;)

            Edit: I found it...sound quality is kinda $#*++y, but "the moment" is at 1:16. Cute flick:

          3. My caramel apple cheesecake recipe calls for a 1/4 cup of caramel...the rest of the jar disappears by the spoonful over the next week or so.

            1. An errant finger sometimes finds its way into the jar of Peanut butter...
              Occasional swig of milk or apple juice straight from the jug...
              Just used the "5 second rule" last nite when my Saltimbocca jumped on to the floor instead of "into the mouth" adam