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View Poll Results: OMGWTFBBQ - there's a hair in my food and it isn't mine, my partner's or my cat's!
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, 13:05
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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.



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.
Oh great! Thanks for ''splitting the hair in 4'' ! ...No lunch for me today!! I hope you are happy!
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Old 22.11.2012, 13:09
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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 !
I should stop reading these posts or I will really go on a hunger strike .
It is true that for some people it depends what kind of hair and how it comes on your plate: well infiltrated in your food, sitting on top of your food or just being happy there on your plate. For me a hair is a hair but now thinking about it I am more grossed out by the hair that is mushed in my food than the one that I can see it at first sight .
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Old 22.11.2012, 13:13
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Well, it's lunch time so: En guete!

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Old 22.11.2012, 13:20
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Well, it's lunch time so: En guete!

Hungerstrikeeee until I go to the Psychiatrist to get over my hair phobia!
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Old 22.11.2012, 13:28
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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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And if you were English, you'd start a discussion about it on EF.

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And if you are not, you open a poll on an internet forum?

You snooze, you lose
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Old 22.11.2012, 13:46
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A friend of mine used to work for a famous (think hippy) American ice cream company and what he told me shocked me. In the factory there was a certain tolerance limit for things like insects, fingernails, hair, buttons etc.. and as long as they were under, the vat of ice cream would be allowed through.
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Old 22.11.2012, 13:46
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I wouldnt mind finding a hair, i would continue to eat but do so carefully, making sure there is no more hair.
It freaks me out a little.

I was also a restaurant manager în my previous life and one type of customer i hated (And it really was just the one guy) was the one who would eat everything and then tell you the portions arent big enough and DEMAND more.

In that restaurant the portions were fixed sizes. It just depended on his mood or drunkeness. Chancer!
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Old 22.11.2012, 13:48
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If you find a cokroach now, or a worm, now that's another story!
Half a cockroach is worse...
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Old 22.11.2012, 14:01
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I would call the waiter, discreetly, show him what I found and ask for another one.
If it that happens at a friend's place, I would make a joke about it and carry on!
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Old 22.11.2012, 14:26
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A friend of mine used to work for a famous (think hippy) American ice cream company and what he told me shocked me. In the factory there was a certain tolerance limit for things like insects, fingernails, hair, buttons etc.. and as long as they were under, the vat of ice cream would be allowed through.
What a delightful topic to read after lunch. You are correct, and I imagine the Swiss have their own set of tolerances.

Here's some more info if you dare to read it with a full stomach (if at all).
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Old 22.11.2012, 16:45
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Here's some more info if you dare to read it with a full stomach (if at all).

I didn't have lunch... I was seeing hair everywhere in my soup....
Mooooving on- about the article- a friend of mine had a cat and many times I found cat hair in my food when she was preparing something but I never said a thing!! I was trying to take it away in a discreet way but sometimes she would notice I was playing with my food so I was eating it .
I guess I am more grossed out about human hair than animal hair!
Now this is spooky...you find out something about yourself everyday!
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I tell you. That's the last time I order the Leveret Broth.
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I tell you. That's the last time I order the Leveret Broth.
Oops did I "Thank"... I meant groaaaaaaaaan!

You've been trying to work that joke out all morning since I started this thread - admit it!
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Old 22.11.2012, 17:22
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You've been trying to work that joke out all morning since I started this thread - admit it!
I was toying with Consommé de Liévre at one point...
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Old 22.11.2012, 17:28
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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.
or start a thread about it?
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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 you missed my point.

I agree about the safety precautions, and I enforced them consistently. I also would automatically offer to replace the offending item, buuutttt...

....if its so gross, did you have to eat the whole thing?
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Old 23.11.2012, 01:25
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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!
Health Department in Michigan states, that hair is not considered a health issue. More of a problem of the customer. Anywhere I worked at, if a customer complains, we would replace that food. But in fact, it shouldn't be a concern.

When I stay at friends who have dogs, it's almost impossible to not find dog hairs in food. So I just deal with it.
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Old 23.11.2012, 01:46
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Health Department in Michigan states, that hair is not considered a health issue. More of a problem of the customer. Anywhere I worked at, if a customer complains, we would replace that food. But in fact, it shouldn't be a concern.

When I stay at friends who have dogs, it's almost impossible to not find dog hairs in food. So I just deal with it.
I think it depends on where the hair is, i.e. in a salad that'd be extra gross, but at least in a baked product, the germy bits have likely been cooked to extinction. Still, not something you want to find in a food product you're paying a Swiss restaurant premium for.

And as a baker who had a 160 pound shedding machine, if you keep a clean house, it is possible to bake/cook without dog hairs. I can't imagine serving food of any kind with hair in it...yech. (It's not so much that hair that's gross, just the overall lack of hygiene that it indicates that is).
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Old 23.11.2012, 08:33
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I once bit into a ginger nut and couldn't pull it apart, when I finally did yank it, there was a short curly ginger hair sticking out.
Never been able to eat a ginger nut since.
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Old 23.11.2012, 08:44
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I once bit into a ginger nut and couldn't pull it apart, when I finally did yank it, there was a short curly ginger hair sticking out.
Never been able to eat a ginger nut since.
Curly AND ginger hair ? Now that's yucky.
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