Thursday, 23 April 2009

The Glove incident

OK we are off to Japan in a few months time – finally getting that Honeymoon! So I need to update my passport – so off to the Photo Place to get a Passport photo at lunch today.

Very efficient girl (who joked when she realised how abrupt she was being getting me to stand in the right spot – move my glasses to remove reflection etc) took my photo and I went off to grab a roll from the local sandwich store while the print was developed.

I went for a BLT on a white roll and watched the two girls serving (obviously teenagers on school holidays but no problem). One of the girls took her blue food safe glove off after each sandwich she made to take the money from customers and give back change. The other girl just used her gloved hands. Both used gloved hands to get all the ingredients from the various trays including mixing meat and salad.

I have been in a state all day since as to whether or not I should have said something to the girls about their food handling practices.  The problem exists all through the food industry.  A GLOVE IS NOT MAGICAL it still gets dirty.  The girl that took her glove off the hand money had the right idea – I think that she should have replaced the glove each time but she put it back on after – but at least she was trying to follow some kind of food safety. The other girl was leaving herself and employer open to fines and making people sick – think about what MONEY has on it… just think about the people that handled you change before you got it…

Both of them used the same utensil (their gloved hand) to handle MEAT and SALAD a big no no and lots of opportunity for cross contamination. 

I think I might have to ask our food safety officers for a brochure to hand out to the owner of the store… Just so they are aware and to train their staff better.

Personally – I would prefer to have someone make my sandwich with BARE hands that where washed just before making my sandwich and for them to use tongs etc to get the food from the containers. I expect it is experience that caused these girls to act like they did – but the owner should be training better.

Stepping off the soap box.

Monday, 13 April 2009

Notice Something New?

I don’t suppose you would have noticed anything new with the site – but yeah I have added GoogleAdsense… not sure what this will mean maybe something maybe nothing – I guess if there is something that you like click away and I might get a little something for it! If not – I won’t be upset it is really only there to see what happens and it peaked my interest as a marketing student (we are always students even thought we might have a degree etc)

I have also place Danny Choo’s RSS feed at the top of the page – he is a great interest to me at the moment and I really like his stuff and what to help promote both what he has to say and my own interest in it. So check him out – no cash for that btw :)

I am also going to experiment with colour and other changes to the site so if things are different when you look back here for the next little while – I am sure to get bored with it at some point!


Friday, 10 April 2009

Scary Youtube

This is such a scary ad – that people have this opinion in the ‘land of the free’ (I seem to hear rage against the machine’s line “you ever told you that is your enemy” after I typed that).  Via Boing boing have a gander at this.

Why are people scared of gay marriage (or unification or declaration of love or whatever) and how will it take away peoples freedom.

Words cannot describe how insane these campaigns are and for a country that is based on ‘freedom’ a land founded (at least the modern western part) on escape from persecution. I just hope that in the rapture (or whatever the hell it is) their God comes down and smites them for inequality and for not “loving thy fellow man”

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Internet At Last

Finally some good news regard broad band internet in Australia. In this dot point list we finally see what the Federal Government is planning for Australia – and it looks good.

First up ‘fibre to the home’ ye-ha! Project to be run by a company set up by Government – we had one of those but Howard sold it.

I am beyond words to describe how happy I am that this has been announced – go our Kevin GO!!!

Wednesday, 1 April 2009