So, this is just a random pet peeve of mine. Have you ever noticed on cooking shows and other TV spots that the chef will handle raw meat, and then dig his hand right into the salt bowl, or grab the pepper mill? So. Not. Cool. You know they know better. Or at least you sure hope so. But they do it anyway. I'm sure it has something to do with not wanting to take away precious seconds out of the well-scripted time slot to properly wash their hands or something. But hello!! Food safety, people. It just irks me.
Any why, do you ask, am I ranting about this today? Well, because in the winter, my hands get so dry that my knuckles will start to crack if I don't watch it. And repeatedly washing my hands during the day doesn't help matters. But I do it anyway. When we had a snow day a while back, I did a lot of cooking and baking. And a lot of hand washing. And watching of cooking shows on TV. ;) And that's when I really go to thinking about this issue. It just sends the wrong impression to the viewer, in my opinion.
I wouldn't classify myself as a germophobe, but I do wash my hands often. I have kids, and I cook/bake a lot, and well, I just want to be clean!! So that's it. My random pet peeve and vent for the day.
Currently a Domestic Engineer and super proud mama to three wonderful boys -- an 11-year-old that really needs to eat fruit and veggies, a 5-year-old that needs to quit throwing his vegetables at his brother, and a sweet little 3-year-old.