The three second rule

Eat it. Three second rule!!
79% (15 votes)
Depends on whether it had houmous in. Ooooh I LOVE houmous.
11% (2 votes)
That's disgusting. I'm a doctor and do you know how many microbes blah blah blah...
11% (2 votes)
Total votes: 19

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Caiman del Barrio
Apr 30 2006 18:57

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Caiman del Barrio
Apr 30 2006 18:57

Picture the scene:

You've just made your favourite sandwich with the due care and attention such an act befits. You're carrying it on a plate to the table, when you drop it. All the contents of the sandwich scatter over the floor like a bombsite. What do you do??

This just happened to me. After like 10 votes I'll reveal what I did.

Refused
Apr 30 2006 19:00

Depends what state the floor's in.

Jacques Roux
Apr 30 2006 19:04

Eat it! Unless you live with thora probably...

Grace
Apr 30 2006 19:07

I'd eat it but I can't be arsed with 3 seconds or 5 seconds or whatever, just however long it takes me to pick up. Unless the floor was really filthy or something.

Grace
Apr 30 2006 19:10
revol68 wrote:
in your bedroom it was more like you had 5 seconds to incinerate it.

Or 5 seconds before some small creature would run out and steal it.

Caiman del Barrio
Apr 30 2006 19:13
Jack wrote:
It's 5 seconds, not 3.

I always thought the service in eateries up north was a little slower, and now I know why. wink

Refused
Apr 30 2006 19:16
Grace wrote:
revol68 wrote:
in your bedroom it was more like you had 5 seconds to incinerate it.

Or 5 seconds before some small creature would run out and steal it.

That's no way to talk about revol.

Caiman del Barrio
Apr 30 2006 19:17
revol68 wrote:
Jack wrote:
You can say what you like, but it doesn't detract from the fact that you spunked on my pillow.

only so i had a clean part to rest head on.

Apparently so. neutral

ftony
Apr 30 2006 19:21

sorry to complicate things, but my rules are thus: three seconds outside, five seconds inside. the logic being that germs travel faster in outdoor settings smile

Refused
Apr 30 2006 19:24

I hope Alan didn't decide to wait for the votes to come in before picking up his sandwich.

jef costello
Apr 30 2006 19:25

It depends on the floor and the filling, if its something sticky like humous and it drops onto a carpet then maybe not.

Also depend on how long it would take to make another.

3 second rule? If you pick it up before then it doesn't count?

When I first saw 3 second rule I thought Alan was talking about the guarantee he offers to the ladies. tongue

Caiman del Barrio
Apr 30 2006 19:30
Refused wrote:
I hope Alan didn't decide to wait for the votes to come in before picking up his sandwich.

No I acted instantly. I've already chosen my side on this debate.

Jacques Roux
Apr 30 2006 19:46

Hmm - what was the first thing you pointed out when me and C came round your hovel in Colchester a few years ago Jack?

Jacques Roux
Apr 30 2006 19:53

or "Here are the spunk stains on my carpet" tongue

jef costello
Apr 30 2006 20:02

Someone else vote, I want to know if Alan ate his sandwich.

OliverTwister
Apr 30 2006 20:09

I voted. Did it have hummous? I had hummous earlier today.

Caiman del Barrio
Apr 30 2006 20:14

Since there have now been 11 votes, I can now answer this question.

I ate it. First I picked up all the contents (and presumably some other less tasty things too) and put them back in the sandwich. I then found a lot of hairs in it, which I took out manually of course. It tasted OK, more or less.

Yes it had houmous in it but fortunately both pieces of the bread fell buttered side up so there was no stickiness.

stephanholm
Apr 30 2006 20:19

to not grab food off the floor is to be a bourgey prick

roll

stephanholm
Apr 30 2006 20:42

so called "punks" in mpls are a bunch of preening consumers of a culture that at one time raised a few eyebrows, but has never then or now been anything than somewhat decent music and bad fashion. do something besides your hair, punks!

to stay on topic, if a punk dropped a sandwich on the floor, he would stomp on it, spraypaint it, throw in a couple of clothespins, and run to tell all his friends.

wink

IanB
Apr 30 2006 23:19

I always thought it was the ten second rule...

Mibby I tricked mysel into thinking that 'cause I'm a manky/greedy bastard. Anyway I would, only wouldn't if I couldn't wipe hairs etc off or it was wet.

Pepe
May 1 2006 10:27

If you're in a filthy house and drop a pizza cheese side down is it ok to scoop up the cheese, put it back on the base, and eat it? (I'm looking at you Jack)

madashell
May 2 2006 10:22

As hard as those who've actually met me might find it to believe, I'm obsessively clean. It's not rational and it's a waste of food, but once something's been on the floor, I'm not eating it.

Lone Wolf
May 3 2006 02:25

Madashell - You are perfectly rational IMO and I will welcome this at Summer Camp (lot of mostly blokes living together in a close space=not normally good news on hygiene front!) You guys are gross - eating things off the floor! Like Jef said, would prefer it if this "Rule" was sexual! Would never eat anything that had been dropped on the floor unless it was the worlds last ever piece of chocolate cake ever to be produced ever until the end of time - unlikely as the universe and time/space corridor is infinite. 8)

Steven.
May 3 2006 09:42
Lone Wolf wrote:
unlikely as the universe and time/space corridor is infinite. 8)

Well the universe may last an infinite amount of time, but after a while all physical matter will most likely decay into a bunch of subatomic particles, and so long after all the stars burn out there'll just be everlasting, expanding, infinite darkness. Happy thought!

jef costello
May 3 2006 09:46
John. wrote:
Lone Wolf wrote:
unlikely as the universe and time/space corridor is infinite. 8)

Well the universe may last an infinite amount of time, but after a while all physical matter will most likely decay into a bunch of subatomic particles, and so long after all the stars burn out there'll just be everlasting, expanding, infinite darkness. Happy thought!

Every reaction produces heat, the end of the universe will be a point where everything has been converted into heat and as the universe is infinite it will be no warmer angry

Steven.
May 3 2006 09:47
Jef Costello wrote:
Every reaction produces heat, the end of the universe will be a point where everything has been converted into heat a

I'm not sure that's entirely true...

the button
May 3 2006 09:51
Jack wrote:
revol68 wrote:
Can't believe that i didn't think of that.

Whatever, you spunked on my pillow you fucking freak. roll eyes

This is the number 3 result if you google "jack's pillow." grin

the button
May 3 2006 11:57

Rob Ray
May 3 2006 11:58

Seriously, on a work computer here...

the button
May 3 2006 11:58

That's not exactly work safe, now is it, young man? :naughty: