“Jaw With John” – Veggies Are Gross

Today, while shopping in the produce section of the grocery store, I saw a man pushing a shopping cart. He pulled out a handkerchief and gave his nose a big, productive blow with both hands.

Without stopping to de-germ his hands, he proceeded to push the cart over to the lettuce section and handled several heads of lettuce, with both hands, before selecting the one he wanted.

I was disgusted. Not only did this man touch the shopping cart handle with his germy hands (a cart that others would use throughout the day), but he also touched food that other customers, including myself, were going to buy.

I wanted to say something to him but didn’t know if I should. Would you have said something? If so, what? — Disgusted Shopper

Dear Disgusted:

If you hadn’t seen him do it you still would’ve walked right over there and picked up a head of lettuce, taken it home and washed it anyway. Right? I mean, that’s what your supposed to do with produce. It’s not super clean when it’s picked, shipped, packaged, unboxed and then placed in the store so it’s your job to take it home and wash it.You just witnessed the #1 reason to wash your produce at home.

The stores do provide the disinfecting wipes for the shopping carts so you can AND SHOULD wipe down your cart, if you’re not doing so already.

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