Mama Diaries

Friday, May 16, 2014

Five Second Rule

Yesterday, as my husband opened the refrigerator, the key lime pie that was inside, fell out. It flipped out of the pie dish and splattered on the floor.

"Bushwhacked!" he hollered.

"I guess you won't be eating key lime pie," I said, looking at the mess.

"Bologna!" he said.  "I'm eating it anyway. Five second rule."

He scooped up the pie, put it back in the dish, and grabbed a fork.  And do you know what he did?  He ate almost the whole thing!

Oy gewalt!

47 comments:

  1. We have a 10 second rule in our house, and you'd be amazed how many people race the dog, to eat the scraps...

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    1. Crazy! If something lands on the floor, I toss it. Maybe because I know just how dirty those floors get!

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  2. What we don't know and can't see, we don't have to worry about. Of course, you probably have a clean kitchen floor, too or you make a mean pie that your hubs doesn't want to waste. Key lime pie is a worthwhile thing to save. . .

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    1. I think he just didn't want to see the delicious pie go to waste!

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  3. Well as long as the floor was super clean. Schultz missed out

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    1. I have no idea where Schultz was. He's usually the first one on the scene when there's a bushwhacking!

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  4. *LOL* My husband would do the same thing. :) Have a great weekend.

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    1. Men! Hope you enjoy your weekend, too!

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    1. That was his philosophy. At least for the pie!

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  6. oh, noes, from the floor which saw Schultz bum and hair and paws all over it?

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    1. Exactly! It would surprise me if there wasn't a piece of Schultz hair on the pie!

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  7. Wow, I don't apply the five second rule to food that has "splattered" but kudos to his spirit!

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    1. Apparently no harm was done from eating the pie. He survived just fine.

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  9. A yummy pie is a yummy pie. I'm sure his stomach didn't know the difference. =)

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  10. Yep, I'd totally do that too lol. We have a pretty liberal '10 second' rule over here :D

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    1. That's funny. I wouldn't do it. Not with Schultz in our house!

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  11. They did prove that the five second rule is true...although something like pie seems like it would be hard to scrape up!

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  12. My husband would do the same thing. He once flipped over a fresh from the over mincemeat pie. He doesn't like that pie, so it was dead the moment it hit the floor.

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  13. That's pretty endearing. It shows a sense of adventure and trust that many are lacking.

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    1. Except if you saw the dog hair that gets on my floor, you wouldn't have wanted to eat it, either!

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  14. There was a study done on this and I cannot recall who did the study, but they tested foods that fell on different types of floors.

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  15. We observe the five second rule, but only in our house. Our dirt is cleaner than most!

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  17. This five seconds rule is wrong. Proved scientifically that any contact with floor even for a fraction of a second will contaminate food items.
    Keep such delicious items that are in great demand in tight containers, well labelled and anyone should be able to take it out of the refrigerator easily. Serve him some right away after preparation. Bring him some to his work table :)
    Never again... the stuff that has fallen on the floor :)

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    1. Haha! I'll tell my husband what you said. My daughter already gave him the lecture on it, and he didn't care.

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  18. If that happened in our house, our ma-hoosive German Shepherd would have not your husband flying and ate it before he landed. LOL!


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    1. We have a giant hundred pound German Shepherd. I don't know where he was. Otherwise I'm sure he would've taken care of things.

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  19. I, for one, would be completely lost without that rule. But I'd also probably be 10 pounds lighter...

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    1. Haha! If something lands on the ground, I toss it. So does my daughter. My son and husband. No way!

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  20. And if he lived to tell about it, all is well!

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  21. Proof that men really are from Mars or at least a different planet from us women.

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