Whyyyyy, oh why did I read this whole thread?!
But I am glad I did.
I did get some crappy soup the other day from a pub. I did not complain and did not eat it. No way are they going to remember me and fix me up good next time. I probably won't ever be back.
Sometimes you sit at a table and think, why can't they clean the salt and pepper shakers til they shine? You can just imagine how many kids have played with them or done worse.
Buffets are germ spreaders. Everyone serves themselves, that's a lot of people sneezing on their hands and serving themselves or even worse, kids who serve themselves after picking their nose. I always keep antibac. with me and we all clean our hands after serving ourselves. I was standing in line behind a teenager and watched her drop the serving spoon and put it back in the tray. I quickly grabbed it and handed it to the server who was headed to get it at the same time. -- Just think of the cruse ships!
I do wash berries that I intend to eat immediately. I do not wash them if I am going to bake with them. Mushrooms get hard & rubbery and absorb water if you wash them, you should only use a moist towel to dust off any dirt you see as you would the berries.