Wednesday, June 21, 2006


I took Thomas to breakfast this morning. We went to McDonald's so he could get hot cakes. Who calls them hot cakes? We always call them pancakes.

Anyway, we took a seat by the pop fountain. We're sitting there eating and this woman runs up to the pop machine, hits the water button and proceeds to wash her hands right there. In the pop fountain. I couldn't believe my eyes. Washing her hands in the pop fountain. Ewwww!

If you know me, you know that I can't keep my mouth shut when an opportunity arises. Thomas was sitting with his back to the fountain, so very loudly I said, "Thomas, quick turn around and look, some idiot is washing her hands in the pop fountain." Of course Thomas, being a 10-year-old boy loudly proclaimed, "Ewwwww, that's sick."

The woman turned and gave me the "you're evil" stare, grabbed some napkins, dried her hands and stormed off.

Just then one of the employees walked by and I got her attention. I told her the disgusting tale and she went over and cleaned the entire fountain.

What would possess someone to wash their hands in the pop fountain when there is a bathroom 15 feet from the machine? Huh? Is she afraid of using soap?

That was just gross.


samuel said...

I'm not standing up for gross lady, but if I were to spill some soda on my hands, I might rinse them quickly in that water. I might moisten a napkin to clean a quick/small mess, but washing your hands is totally different.

mull-berry said...

Double Ew!!

Kixque said...

Nooo...there is NO excuse for that one! Triple Ewww.

Hillary said...

Well, except for calling her an idiot, I'm right there with you on this one. :)


I could see lightly wetting a napkin, or something, but washing your hands? Ick!

Mother Crone's Homeschool said...

Frankie, you are a woman after my own heart! If idiots knew more folks would point out their behaviors, they might decide to use their brains a bit more!