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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 9:27 am 
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quote="Mylène"]Lisa, what you wrote is exactly what my sister does when I'm coming over ;)

:) Sounds like there aren't any holes in my plan, then.

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When I drink something at restaurants and bars I order a sealed bottle as I can't afford cross-contamination... even for plain water! I've seen many places use that thing to fill the water pitchers!


Concerns about drinking things in restaurants cross my mind too. And sometimes I worry about tea--I prefer it when the cashier gives me the unopened bag so I can open it. I go for the sealed bottle if it is an option, but if not I do sometimes risk drinking from a glass. (At Swiss Chalet once, though, my sister got what looked like an egg noodle in her glass.) If I was as reactive as you, though, Mylene, I wouldn't risk it either.


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Lisa, your plan sound great! One thing people keep forgetting about is the can opener, but I mostly don't have any canned food left on my list, so I don't worry about it too much, but I have one in my travel kit!

What comes out of my own dishwasher has some food stuck to it sometimes, and having worked in restaurants theirs is not any better, so I don't want to know what is stuck to my glass :? . Once it took me 5 times to order a sealed bottle of water at a restaurant! It was soo funny because by the 5th time, one of my friends actually walked to the bar with the waitress and he watched her so she wouldn't open it and poor it into a glass! :wink: It was hard to figure out why it would be so difficult to bring me a stupid water bottle :roll: , but it did prove my point to everyone around the table that I'm not willing to risk eating in restaurants... imagine what would happen with the food if it takes that much for the bottle :shock: . So my friend's in-laws got the "allergy 101" course that night :lol: .

Mylène


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I like your story, Mylene. Indeed one might wonder what could happen to your food if they can't get a water bottle right.


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Good point. I guess I figured that those dishwashers in restaurants would get things super clean but I've never worked in a restaurant before (on account of allergies I would never have applied for a waitressing job) so I wouldn't know.

I think with restaurants they get used to doing things a certain way and they get so busy that it is somehow difficult for them to remember to alter their routine. I've noticed that sometimes at Swiss Chalet (back in the days when I was eating potatoes) asking them to hold the bun could pose a problem. One time the person I was eating with remarked (out of hearing of the restaurant staff): "Interesting....it seems to be more difficult *not* to order something than to order something." :)


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