Seeing Someone Touch Your Food
I went to a cheese store and while getting out my credit card to pay, I saw the counter person holding and handling the unwrapped cheese without gloves or a tissue. Her hands were all over the cheese.
I know I'm getting a little nuts, but would this bother you?
Having grown up in a big family and having children myself this would not bother me. We always had our fingers in everything.
That being said, I can see how it would bother some.
Then again, the food handlers put on gloves then put their hand down on the counter, touch a bakery box, handle money etc..
The only time I ever had an issue is when a deli worker made my sammich wearing gloves, sneezed into her hands and then wrapped my sammich. I made a complaint to the manager and left. I guess we all have our limits.
I have a phobia about that, with or without gloves. I know that behind the wall in a restaurant or grocery or whatever people are touching my food, I just don't want to see it.
If the item is wrapped or packaged or comes out of the kitchen plated then I have no problem with it.
Totally irrational but what can you do.
Not a germophobe by any stretch of the imagination, but I DO believe strongly in proper food handling hygeine. Gloves, hairnets (I despise TV chefs with long hair just dangiing it over the food)...all seem to be a thing of the past. I agree that it IS an issue, and it is often blatantly ignored by food "professionals."