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    Cyburbian biscuit's avatar
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    It totally depends upon what Iím eating and where the food has been dropped. If I drop something on my own floor then the five second rule comes into play. If itís a food with a mushy consistency and/or in a public place then it stays on where it was dropped.

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    Oh, it's the 'five second' rule, I always thought it was the five hour rule. Oh well...

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    Quote Originally posted by biscuit
    It totally depends upon what Iím eating and where the food has been dropped. If I drop something on my own floor then the five second rule comes into play. If itís a food with a mushy consistency and/or in a public place then it stays on where it was dropped.
    Amen to that!
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    I adhere to a stricter 3-second rule as long as nothing has stuck to the food. If it can be rinsed, it will be. As for forks and stuff, again, as long as it does not have something stuck to it, otherwise it is wiped off and used again.

    Pizza cheese side down = trash...sorry, there is no salvaging that one.
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    This Bear has been eating stuff that was dropped onto floors for many, many years. Never bothered me
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    Sometimes. However, we have two small hounds who can tell from 4 rooms away if food has been dropped, and although they won't budge out the door if it's raining, they can move at the speed of light to retrieve anything dropped. They have the "nose rule"--if I can touch it with my muzzle, they won't eat it, even if it just landed, and they'll give it to me. So the minute I bend over to pick up a piece of cheese, a cold wet nose hits it, and it's as good as gone. I have given up on the 5-second rule, and bow to the nose rule, which takes precedence in our house.
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    Quote Originally posted by Plannerbabs
    I have given up on the 5-second rule, and bow to the nose rule, which takes precedence in our house.
    Good point. We have 3 cats and a dog so dropped food at home is also a moot point here. Well, except for the cat/dog fight to see who'll get it...

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