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Is That Snot in My Burger?

Next time you decide to pick up a cheeseburger and french fries from any drive-through window, please remember to mind your manners.

With the warmer weather soon on its way, the last thing anyone wants to look forward to is coming home after a long day at the office, only to slave in front of a hot stove to prepare dinner. Eventually, pasta and garden salads lose their appeal and the novelty of eating different salads every day wears off very quickly. Especially if you have kids. Then you may just decide to skip the dishes and take the family out for a cheeseburger and french fries. When you are exhausted from the daily grind at the office and the kids are constantly arguing about what to do to keep busy during the summer months, the last thing on your mind when you pull up to the drive-through window is to show proper etiquette. It may not seem significant at the time, but take a minute to collect yourself before you place an order at any drive-though window. Trust me, you will be glad you did. Keep in mind that the people who work for fast food chains are human beings just like you and I. They may not have a fancy job title but they have to make sure their own kids are provided for. They also probably have a ton of bills to pay and on top of everything else, they are also dealing with the ups and downs of life just like everyone else. So when you feel like yelling or cussing at the person hidden from behind the drive-through window because you are having a bad day; refer back to what I mentioned earlier in this post. Take a deep breath and chill. The cheeseburger and french fries will thank you for your kindness and patience. Not to mention, your insides.

If you are rude while ordering fast food especially from a drive-though window; you may be in for a nasty surprise...or two.

Doesn't this look like the yummiest cheeseburger and french fries that you will ever eat? Don't be so sure. After you have just reamed out the person who took your order and prepared it, that person is probably not a happy camper. Chances are close to one hundred percent that even though there may be a mouthwatering bed of fresh lettuce in between ground beef with tomatoes and pickles, there may also be remnants of something far less appealing lurking somewhere in the cheeseburger you just ordered. If you guessed snot or spit or a combination of the two, you guessed right. It's not unheard of for an upset employee to add a touch of their own spit or snot while preparing your food at a fast food restaurant. This is a perfect way for employees to lash out at rude customers. The traces of saliva or snot are impossible to detect even if you inspect the food thoroughly before eating it. Not only will the pissed off employee get away with violating mandatory food regulations, you will be sitting on the toilet longer than expected when you get home. The next time you order at any fast food joint, remember to say please and thank you when ordering. You'll be glad that you decided not to be an ass later on. Relieve the stress of your long work day. As soon as your stomach settles after eating a cheeseburger and french fries, go for a brisk walk to let off some steam. Talking a long walk will also help burn off the calories you just finished consuming. You will also get a better night's sleep.

Very few fast food restaurants follow safety and food regulations.

Have you ever stopped to wonder why the term "fast food" is still around and the reasons behind it? The reason is simple. When people stop at a drive-though window for a cheeseburger and french fries, they are in a hurry to grab a bite to eat. A lot of times fast food is not always cooked fresh. Instead of throwing the day old food in the garbage as required by safety regulations, the food simply gets re-heated and served to the next hungry customer. Fast food restaurants get very busy especially during the summer months and as a result, employees who handle and serve fast food don't regularly wash their hands. They also sometimes don't use latex gloves to prevent food contamination. The cleanliness of fast food kitchens is also an issue because of the fast-paced environment. Not everyone has time to clean up any spills or messes. If they do, they will probably be trying to reheat french fries at the same time. The best thing that you can do for yourself and those you love when ordering fast food is to stay calm and force a smile the best you can. You and your family, including the employee who took your order, will have a much better day.