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    McDonalds is shit

    Traces of faeces have been found on every single McDonald’s touchscreen swabbed in an investigation by metro.co.uk. Samples were taken from the new machines that have been rolled out at restaurants across the country – every one of them had coliforms. Senior lecturer in microbiology at London Metropolitan University Dr Paul Matawele said: ‘We were all surprised how much gut and faecal bacteria there was on the touchscreen machines. These cause the kind of infections that people pick up in hospitals.

    ‘For instance Enterococcus faecalis is part of the flora of gastrointestinal tracts of healthy humans and other mammals. It is notorious in hospitals for causing hospital acquired infections.’ Unsuspecting diners choose their food on the touchscreens then head to the server to pick up their burgers more often than not without washing their hands.

    A screen at one branch was found to have staphylococcus, a bacteria that can cause blood poisoning and toxic shock syndrome. Dr Matawele said: ‘Seeing Staphylococcus on these machines is worrying because it is so contagious. ‘It starts around people’s noses, if they touch their nose with their fingers and then transfer it to the touchscreen someone else will get it, and if they have an open cut which it gets into, then it can be dangerous.

    ‘There is a lot of worries at the moment that staphylococcus is becoming resistant to antibiotics. However, it is still really dangerous in places like Africa where it can cause toxic shock.’ Metro.co.uk’s study with the university’s school of human sciences involved swabs taken from eight McDonald’s restaurants. Six in London and two in Birmingham.

    Listeria bacteria was found in Oxford Street and Holloway Road branches. It can cause listeriosis which can lead to miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women. Dr Matewele said: ‘Listeria is another rare bacterium we were shocked to find on touchscreen machines as again this can be very contagious and a problem for those with a weak immune system.’ Three quarters of the screens swabbed showed traces of the bacteria proteus.

    Dr Matewele said: ‘Proteus can be found in human and animal faeces. It is also widely distributed in soil. It can cause urinary tract infections and is also one of the hospital acquired infections where it may responsible for septicaemia. ‘Klebsiella is also from the gut and mouth, they are associated with urinary tract infections, septicemia and diarrhoea. Some species can infect the respiratory tract resulting in pneumonia.’

    Dr Matewele added: ‘Touchscreen technology is being used more and more in our daily lives but these results show people should not eat food straight after touching them, they are unhygienic and can spread disease. ‘Someone can be very careful about their own hygiene throughout the day but it could all be undone by using a touchscreen machine once.’ McDonald’s does clean the screens with disinfectant but Dr Matawele said it ‘could not have been strong enough.

    He added: ‘These bacteria can be on touchscreen machines for days on end. A McDonald’s spokesman said: ‘Our self-order screens are cleaned frequently throughout the day. All of our restaurants also provide facilities for customers to wash their hands before eating.’

    https://metro.co.uk/2018/11/28/poo-found-on-every-mcdonalds-touchscreen-tested-8178486/

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    Hardly surprising.

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    So it's an expose' on where most Brits keep their fingers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan View Post
    So it's an expose' on where most Brits keep their fingers...
    Up Ronald's ass apparently.

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    Funny really. Think about what's on the paper money you handle constantly.

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    Shit!! Ronald should provide something to touch the screen with, such as a felching straw...

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    Can’t see McD’s touchscreen having any more poo on them than the straps, posts, and seats of public transportation. Or, the bar on supermarket carts. Or, your money. Not washing your hands after touching that stuff is asking for it.

    Maybe a bottle of hand sanitizer next to the screen would give the customers a hint.

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    What the world needs now...bumguns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon43 View Post
    a felching straw
    I'll have to look that one up. Not bothered right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Can’t see McD’s touchscreen having any more poo on them than the straps, posts, and seats of public transportation. Or, the bar on supermarket carts. Or, your money.
    Exactly. Bit of a beat up on MacD's

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    So it's an expose' on where most Brits keep their fingers...
    its actually an expose on where mcdonalds customers in the uk keep their fingers, and if you have ever visited a macdonalds in the uk, the figures might make more sense to you.

    macdonalds uk is the home to the lowest of the low, the pond life, the scum, the unwashed, the unwanted, the unbathed, the unchosen, the uneducated, the unlucky, the unloved and the unlovely.

    screeching tattooed mothers and sullen bruiser dads dragging three or four bewildered bairns behind them, feckless excematous teens and of course, that scourge of modern western society, the morbidly and repulsively obese women, reeking of stale cigarette smoke, in their bulging track suits waddling inexorably towards the counter to pick up yet another couple of thousand calories.

    these are the macdonalds customers whose fingers are contaminated by fecal bacteria.

    macdonalds might be a middle class eatery in thailand, but in the uk, its a sub walmart experience.


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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    macdonalds uk is the home to the lowest of the low, the pond life, the scum, the unwashed, the unwanted, the unbathed, the unchosen, the uneducated, the unlucky, the unloved and the unlovely.
    So TEFLers then.

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    Nae problem's, the McDonald's bacteria all corn fed ameristani steers.


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    Only time I bought something in one was in Dublin 1981, and that was only a milk shake and even that was disgusting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    walmart experience
    Something Thailand is missing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    McDonalds is shit
    What else is new?

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    Someone should do expose on Thai street food.

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    The strawberry sundaes are creamy and refreshing on a hot summers day

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    The strawberry sundaes are creamy and refreshing on a hot summers day
    Fruity AND faecal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Think about what's on the paper money you handle constantly.
    .....

    Golding

    The act of placing[at]pound[at]coins[at]into ones[at]foreskin.

    Dave was excellent at[at]golding[at]he managed to get[at]eight pound[at]coins[at]into his foreskin

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    Hi Dave!

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    I blame Brexit.

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    If Typhoo put the tea in Britain, who put the [at][at][at][at] in Scunthorpe ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    macdonalds uk is the home to the lowest of the low, the pond life, the scum, the unwashed, the unwanted, the unbathed, the unchosen, the uneducated, the unlucky, the unloved and the unlovely.
    aka Brexshitters!

    However, isn't it contact like this that gets the immune system functioning full-time and makes you healthier?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    aka Brexshitters!

    However, isn't it contact like this that gets the immune system functioning full-time and makes you healthier?
    Mmm let see did the rush to the bottom for wages start with cheap East EU migrants, nah.

    Troy, careful you are straying to Earl territory with your second sentence.

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