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Remove the hair and carry on, it is only a hair after all 22 42.31%
Remove the hair and complain quietly 21 40.38%
Remove the hair and complain loudly 2 3.85%
Shriek. Shout. Stamp my feet and demand a refund 1 1.92%
Throw up and fait, get up and sue for damages 2 3.85%
Quietly walk out the shop, never to return 2 3.85%
What, waste the extra free protein - eat the damned thing, this is CH after all! 2 3.85%
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Old 22.11.2012, 08:07
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Waiter, there's a hair in my...

So quick poll.

Today as I was munching my breakfast at work, I found a hair in my slice of cake (yes, I know cake is not a great substitute for breakfast, but that's not the point. It was rasberry white chocolate cheese cake... hmmm nom nom, but I digress...).

This got me thinking. In this instance - as in all - I removed the hair and carried on munching my cake. But I know some people get all upity about this.

Assuming this happened in a restaurant/coffee shop what would you do?
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Old 22.11.2012, 08:10
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Re: Waiter, there's a hair in my...

Depends on the morphology of the hair; long and straight, or short and curly
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Old 22.11.2012, 08:12
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Re: Waiter, there's a hair in my...

If the cake is really nice, eat most of it, complain about the hair and demand a second slice
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Old 22.11.2012, 08:14
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If the cake is really nice, eat most of it, complain about the hair and demand a second slice
Damn. You're crafty...
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Old 22.11.2012, 08:14
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If you were Swiss, you'd ignore it at that moment but tell all your friends about it the next day.
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Old 22.11.2012, 08:14
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Depends on the morphology of the hair; long and straight, or short and curly
You think other surfaces you come into contact with daily are any cleaner?
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Old 22.11.2012, 08:17
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Re: Waiter, there's a hair in my...

Last Sunday there was a fruit fly swimming in the glass of water going with my coffee. I politely asked the waiter to change the water, he did it, end of story.

It's not unheard of for my family to find one of my hair in a dish I cooked: it can happen to anybody, a hair is not particularly dirty (especially cooked!) so I don't see the point of making a fuss.

If you find a cokroach now, or a worm, now that's another story!
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Old 22.11.2012, 08:19
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Re: Waiter, there's a hair in my...

If I buy something from the shop to eat it at home, then I ditch the whole thing. If I am at a restaurant, I have to say something.
Sorry but hair in food makes me . I am not saying I never ate one , maybe I ate bugs , you never know what 's in your food but hair is yucky.
Once I went to a restaurant and I found an eyelash on my gnocchi. I took it away and I went on with my eating. But hair is a no no for me.
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Old 22.11.2012, 08:19
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It could be worse..

http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2...bjects-in-food

(Check out the Swiss one )
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Old 22.11.2012, 08:20
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If the cake is really nice, eat most of it, complain about the hair and demand a second slice
As a former restaurant manager, that's the type of upset guest that annoyed me the most...
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Old 22.11.2012, 08:20
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If you were Swiss, you'd ignore it at that moment but tell all your friends about it the next day.
And if you were English, you'd start a discussion about it on EF.

P.S was it a Vegan cake?
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I'm talking hairs here. Animals is another poll.

I only ask, because I do know people who will freak out if they find a hair in their food with genuine "eww gross!" reactions.

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P.S was it a Vegan cake?
Don't know about the cake... but the hair... that's another issue.
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Old 22.11.2012, 08:24
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As a former restaurant manager, that's the type of upset guest that annoyed me the most...

Sorry but maybe the cook and the other people in the kitchen should wear hair nets and check that the clothes they are wearing are ''hair free''!
I paid for a cake , I didn't pay for a cake with hair!
You shouldn't be annoyed, you should change the darn cake and end of story.
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Old 22.11.2012, 08:27
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Sorry but maybe the cook and the other people in the kitchen should wear hair nets and check that the clothes they are wearing are ''hair free''!
I paid for a cake , I didn't pay for a cake with hair!
You shouldn't be annoyed, you should change the darn cake and end of story.
I think he's saying that the type of person who would take advantage of the situation is the type of customer that annoyed him the most... Your hair phobia is clouding your judgement
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If you were Swiss, you'd ignore it at that moment but tell all your friends about it the next day.
And if you are not, you open a poll on an internet forum?
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I think he's saying that the type of person who would take advantage of the situation is the type of customer that annoyed him the most... Your hair phobia is clouding your judgement
Yeah, I HOPE that this is what he meant. It is true...I have a hair phobia, I want to shave my head because I am tired of finding hairs on my pillows and on my bathroom floor!
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Old 22.11.2012, 09:50
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Once I went to a restaurant and I found an eyelash on my gnocchi. I took it away and I went on with my eating. But hair is a no no for me.
You do realize that eyelashes are hairs?
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You do realize that eyelashes are hairs?
HA Yes I know this. But in this case, it was just a small eyelash so compared to a long or even short hair for me is not a big deal. But finding a ''real'' hair , even short, on my food or plate, really makes me sick and once I found one of my hair in my plate and the food ended in the bin....
Maybe some of you think that I exagerate, but...I rather find a fruit fly, an ant or a spider in my food than hair.
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I paid for a cake , I didn't pay for a cake with hair!
You shouldn't be annoyed, you should change the darn cake and end of story.
You don't realize but the hair in it cost extra so don't complain !


I think it depends what kind of food and what kind of hair, is it mushed into your food or just an eye lash that fell onto the top..

You definitely have the right to ask nicely for a new dish since it can happen to everyone !
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Old 22.11.2012, 10:45
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Most of the time I'll just remove the hair and continue with my meal. Sometimes I'm feeling a bit squidgy though and just not eat it, but I also don't make a fuss about it.

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Once I went to a restaurant and I found an eyelash on my gnocchi. I took it away and I went on with my eating. But hair is a no no for me.
Eeew, no! Eyelashes are ick, they're specifically there to help guard your eyes from sweat and debris AND your sinuses connect to your eyes through the tear ducts, so an eyelash is not really so different than a nose hair.
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