Poll: Five-second rule?
Andrea Krause · 18 years, 11 months ago
It sometimes applies or doesn't apply based on who's watching. :)
hkath · 18 years, 11 months ago
First time one of my polls gets picked :)
I voted for "a rule to live by", but I can't quite shake the image of a certain past roommate of mine dropping a lollipop onto a carpeted floor and then popping it back into his mouth.
Bruce Rose · 18 years, 11 months ago
I could see someone doing that, but I've had cats too long to see myself doing it.
Talcott · 18 years, 11 months ago
Yeah. I'm all for it, unless the item is sticky.
Then again, I'm also more likely to use it indoor than outdoors. At least I know what's on the floor in here ;-)
Kelz · 18 years, 11 months ago
I think it applies to everything..eating stuff that has been on the ground is not tasty or anything at all.Its just plain GROSS!!
melanie · 18 years, 11 months ago
i think that there are several important factors in assessing whether you should eat something thats been dropped.
-where its being dropped.
like yea if its outside in a sandbox or something... no-no
if its gummy.. or something else adhesive, who knows what its gonna pick up?
if you drop it and it keeps moving.. well i suppose it could go both ways: it could pick up more gunk or it could prevent it from picking up as much... .. judgment call.
-how much you wanna eat it even tho its been on the ground.
if i dropped my last gummy bear..i dont know that id care much about assessing its edibility. i mean common, ive been waiting the whole bag for this little guy.
derek harrison · 18 years, 11 months ago
exactly. the options are incomplete.
i dont believe in it because i believe, depending on the food, it's either do not pick it up, or it doesnt matter how long it takes for you to pick it up, within reason.
emilie is CRANKY · 18 years, 11 months ago
what about the 10-minute rule? and the 5-day rule? i have an immune system and i intend to use it. :D
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