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Old 04-08-2011, 06:12 PM   #21
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I think that's the best advice yet. How could she possibly be upset/offended/defensive when you cared so much about her safety, and the safety of her friends and family?
Good luck, and I know all of us would love to know the outcome.
But on the other hand she might take offense for putting this out on a public forum. No one knows how she might react by putting her on the spot.
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:38 PM   #22
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Same way you tell your wife that her dress does or does not make her 'look' fat!
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Old 04-08-2011, 07:32 PM   #23
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Same way you tell your wife that her dress does or does not make her 'look' fat!
If you wanna stay married you tell her she is the most beautiful woman on the planet no matter WHAT she wears and offer to take her out for ice cream.
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Old 04-08-2011, 10:13 PM   #24
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Same way you tell your wife that her dress does or does not make her 'look' fat!
I think you better know your wife for that one.

If I ask if a dress makes me look fat, it's because I want to know if the dress makes me look fat. I prefer not to go out in public in clothing that makes me look fat.
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:39 PM   #25
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The measure of a true friend, is the honesty that can be shared.

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You can tell her about your big brother that died in his 20's along with his family. What a sad day, he made some chicken, didn't take care to wash hands or disinfect cutting boards, he even reused chicken marinades. He and his family perished within 3 days from poor kitchen hygiene habits all found dead covered in vomit in their beds. If only your mother had taught him better. Your mother has never forgiven herself. Pull out his picture and that of his wife and kids, and tell her how much you miss them.
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Old 04-13-2011, 01:15 PM   #26
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Thanks for all your input! This past weekend I had the opportunity to casually mention the dangers of cross-contamination to my friend. Luckily, I didn't stay for lunch but I was there to witness another incident.

On the menu that day was Chinese Chicken Salad. So we're just chatting away and I'm watching her shred the chicken. Halfway through she realizes the chicken isn't cooked all the way. She shows me by touching the raw center and fires up the stove again to continue cooking the chicken. She then proceeds to toss the vegetables with her contaminated hands. I was horrified! I HAD to say something. Thanks to this thread, I finally worked up the courage. I told her she should be careful when dealing with chicken and told her the story of a friend who re-used chicken marinade and had to be taken to the ER (true story BTW). Her response? "Oh it's fine, I do it all the time and I've never gotten sick." I was at a loss for words.
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Old 04-13-2011, 01:55 PM   #27
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Oh it's fine, I do it all the time and I've never gotten sick."
Ghaaaa!! Predictable, however.

Thanks so much for the report though. You can rest easy now that at least you spoke up. Some people can be so danged frustrating.
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:17 PM   #28
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I wasn't happy with her response but at least I feel better now. My job is done. The problem now is trying to find excuses not to eat at her house. Maybe next time I should be brutally honest by saying, "No thank you...I just don't feel like making a trip to the ER today." Or, "I'll pass on the salmonella, thanks." I may end up losing a friend though. Ahhhh! It's a lose-lose.
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Old 04-13-2011, 04:11 PM   #29
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You can be honest without being sarcastic. Say "No thank you, I am not comfortable with your food handling practices, can we go out?"
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Old 04-13-2011, 04:53 PM   #30
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That is probably a better approach.
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