Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Five Second Rule

Do you believe in the Five Second Rule?
You know the rule…
If you drop food on the floor and pick it up within five is still safe to eat.
It doesn’t contain bacteria or cooties.

Where you drop food, should enter into your decision…"to eat or not to eat?"
Fraternity party floor? Not a wise college decision.
Hospital floor? People go in there and sometimes never come out.
Bathroom floor? Wait, why are you eating in the bathroom?

You might not want to risk the floors at my own house either…
unless I told you where Duncandog has had his ‘accidents.’

You may also want to factor into the equation...what you drop.
A wrapped stick of gum is quite different than ABC gum, gummy bears, or anything wet and juicy.
 An open-faced peanut butter and jelly sandwich…dropped face down...
has an increased ability for glomming…and that would include hair and fuzzy stuff,
not to mention deadly bacteria.

But sometimes you are forced to risk it and push the limits of the rule.
You have fumble fingers after the fraternity party and
you've just dropped the last chocolate chunk cookie in the house...
or the last slice of bread for your late night sandwich.
You're all alone…no one is watching you, so you throw caution to the digestive tract.
Who hasn’t risked life and E. coli for a dropped brownie?


Rule or NO Rule…I get sketched out when it comes to eating off the floor.
I would hate for that to be the reason I left the world prematurely......
and have my tombstone read:

“Here lies dumb Kat, she ate off the floor.”


Chelsea Coleen said...

haha ewwww yes i believe in the 5 second rule.

i remember one time in the mall i was giving brianna gum and i dropped it, she picked it up and ate it. such a soldier that one

About Last Weekend said...

I think my kids consider it the five min rule