Fast Food & Fake FingernailsPosted: March 2, 2012
I don’t always eat fast food. But when I do, it won’t be served by anyone with those long fake fingernails. I think they are unsanitary and have no place around anything I am going to consume.
I’m taking a stand, and hope you will too.
Just Yesterday Morning
I was out-of-town yesterday morning. I got up, left my hotel and stopped at a fast food restaurant to grab something to eat on the way home. At the counter, I ordered while looking up at the menu. As I told the woman taking my order what I wanted, she entered it into her register. I heard the tell-tale tap tap tap of what I knew were ridiculously long fingernails on the plastic surface of the register. The sound made my stomach lurch. Those things creep me out.
Fingernails gather dirt and germs. Those long fake fingernails gather more dirt and germs. That’s pretty obvious – more surface area, more dirt and germs. But it is worse than what is obvious. Artificial nails provide a chance for bacteria and fungi to grow in between the natural and the artificial nails. Yummy, right?
If fungus is growing between the natural and artificial nails, is there an amount of hand washing that would destroy that fungus? If there is, I don’t have faith in the average fast food worker to meet that standard of cleanliness when they arrive at work. The only conclusion I can reasonably reach is that some amount of that fungus and germs moves from those nails to my food, or its packaging. From there, it is a short leap to me.
This is not acceptable.
I Will No Longer Eat Food Prepared Or Served By Anyone With Long Fake Nails
Yesterday morning I took out the food I ordered and tried to eat it. But all I could think of was the sound of those nails and how long they were.
These were not fingernails, they were talons. If hawks had claws like the woman who served me breakfast, there would not be any squirrels left on earth. Her hands had some long pterodactyl claws. What on earth was under those things? I didn’t know. I knew I didn’t want to eat it.
I decided I have had enough. I am not going to tolerate that nauseated feeling I get every time I get handed food by someone with those claws. I want you to join me.
From now on, if I walk into a restaurant and find that I’m to be served by a person with claws, I am leaving. I will leave without ordering anything. I will go to my car, and I will contact the restaurant’s customer service to let them know why I chose not to patronize their establishment on that day.
People choose their own appearance. I get that. I’m not railing against tattoos, or a hair cut. I’m complaining about the only body part that comes in contact with the food they’re serving me.
I deserve service from a person whose fashion choices do not interfere with my need to not eat fingernail borne fungus. I will choose to contact customer service and let them know why I’m not contributing to their profit margin on that particular day.
Are you with me? It is time to act.
Commit to yourself, to your health. Make the choice to no longer consume fingernail borne pathogens. You can get a burger down the street, served by someone with tidy human hands. All you have to do is walk away. All you’re losing is time.
Fast Food Chain Customer Service Numbers
Jack In The Box – 1-800-955-5225
McDonalds – 1-800-244-6227
Burger King – 305-378-3535
Wendy’s – (614) 764-3100 , in Canada – (905) 849-7685
Taco Bell – 1-800-Taco Bell
Chik-Fil-A – 1-866-232-2040
KFC – 1-800-225-5532