Dropped Bacon

At work today after I heated up my pasta leftovers in the microwave I spilled them on the floor. It was a tragedy because I was hungry for the rest of the day. A bag of chips and some apple sauce just doesn’t cut it.

Anyway, while I was cleaning up my mess the thought crossed my mind, if this was bacon I would still eat it. So this got me thinking, what are my standards for eating bacon off the floor?

My standards for eating dropped bacon:
- Tiled surfaces that look clean are safe to eat bacon off of.
- Carpeted areas in people homes without pets are safe. Just remember to pick off any fuzz you may find. If they do have pets eat at your own risk.
- Carpeted areas in public places are nasty so just leave your drop bacon behind and keep walking.
- Pavement or Sidewalks are tricky, if it looks like a clean area and that’s enough for you then eat it. But I may have second thoughts because outside animals can urinate anywhere they want.
- Grass or dirt is the worst place to drop bacon, but if there is a dog nearby you may make a new friend.

This is what I could come up with, but I bet there are more standards that I missed. If you think of any feel free to share them.

UPDATE: Matt Gondek from Echoflip.com made a few place suggestions.
- Dropped bacon in the tub – If its your tub eat it, if its someone else leave it.
- Dropped bacon in a car (under the seat) – Would you eat a French fry you found under the seat?
- Dropped bacon in a bowl of cereal – Eat up, you might just invented a new flavor of Lucky Charms.

7 Responses to Standards for Eating Dropped Bacon

  1. Gondek says:

    Here’s some more for you to think about

    Dropped bacon in the tub
    Dropped bacon in a car (under the seat)
    Dropped bacon in a bowl of cereal

  2. Mosley says:

    those are good… i will add them to the post soon.

  3. I would disagree with almost all of your locations. OK after second look all of your locations. Especially if they are public in any way. If it was my home floor and the bacon wasn’t cooked. I might think twice. If it is any where else ever. No way. Think about it you walk in all kind of nasty spaces, bathrooms (need I say more) and then you walk in you kitchen. Now unless you are the cleanest person on the planet. Chances are you are tracking around some nasty shit.

    I would wash that bacon and cook it twice.

  4. Mosley says:

    Well it’s your own dirt so I think you will live.

    Plus the preservatives and nitrates on the bacon kill all the nasty germs ;) At least that’s what I tell myself as I eat bacon off the floor.

  5. Liston says:

    This is certainly one of the more helpful posts I have ever read. This should be implemented into a safety course ala first aid or cpr or something.

    Liston

  6. I have no standards when it comes to bacon- I will eat it off of practically anything. I believe bacon has mystical powers that protects the person eating from harm. Bacon is food from the Gods.

  7. Mosley says:

    @gartner
    Bacon dose have some amazing properties. I like to think that too.

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