14 December 2009

double dipping

Holiday party season is upon us and for many that means dips and chips.  We've all been told NO double dipping by our parents, spouses, significant, other, etc., but seriously does anyone really pay attention?

I didn't.

Well, I didn't before.

At home I've been guilty of it, but I figure the people eating the dip with me are going to get good night kisses anyway, so what's the big deal, right?

Out in public, I don't do it.  At all.  Ever.  Ever.  Ever.

But it never entered my mind that the huge spoonful of dip I just plunked on my plate might have been double dipped by someone else. 

It's gross thinking about swapping spit with strangers.  I know *I* don't have cooties, but that guy over in the corner with the slicked back hair, cheesy smile, wearing the "I think I'm sooo cool, all the ladies will fawn all over me" office party outfit might!

This morning I watched the morning news and Steve Spangler was on sharing one of his experiments.  For those of you who don't know him, Steve Spangler is the guy I wished I had had for a science teacher.  He does really awesome experiments and makes science actually look fun and interesting.

So anyway, back to Steve's experiment and what it has to do with double dipping.  Watch this video and I bet you NEVER double dip again.  'Cause if you're doing it, you know someone else cruising the buffet line is too!