Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Sanitation Wars

Not to be politically incorrect, or anything, but the knowledge of proper hygiene of too many of the foreign-born employees at the casino leaves much to be desired.

It doesn't matter how many training sessions or orientations they have, either.

Countless times I've seen dealers, waitresses, you name it, leaving the restroom without washing their hands, or only washing with water, no soap.

It makes me want to vomit.

Yesterday in the cafeteria I was in line behind a gentleman of foreign extraction, who was very particular in his requirements for good bread.

I wanted some sourdough bread to make a roast beef sandwich (mmmm, meat), so I waited as he took a slice out of the plastic bag, pressed it with his fingers to check its freshness, held it to his face to sniff it, then put it back in the bag because it was apparently not up to code.

I had a meltdown.

Me: Oh no, do not put that bread back, eat it or throw it away!

Him: I can't throw bread away!

Me: I don't care, you are not leaving that bread there, that's totally unsanitary, take it, or throw it away!

I guess he could sense I was seconds away from beating him about the head with my lunch tray, 'cause he took the slice back out of the bag and popped it into the toaster.

One minor skirmish won in the Sanitation Wars.

I shall not be defeated!

By the way, this is about as rude as I get. I guess I'm overly socialized...

And this is a good time to remind everyone to always use hand-sanitizer when you gamble at a really don't want to know what the employees do or don't do behind the scenes!


phlegmfatale said...

omg - I've always known casinos would be like the grown-up versions of Chuck E. Cheese -- bastions of pathogens. ew.

Good for you for giving the bread-fondler some shit. filthy bastard!

Christina RN LMT said...

I complained to the chef about it, and he told me it was the head-chef's idea to put all the bread out front for self-service.
I guess all the chefs got tired of having to give bread to the employees!
He also told me that they're aware of the problem, and that an order's in for some sort of machinery to dispense two slices of bread at a time when a customer opens a little door.
Whatever. As long as it works!