By hatemebeforetheyevenhatch - / Tuesday 24 February 2015 00:08 / United Kingdom - Clydebank
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  mrmcleod  |  29

True but they also shouldn't go to places where that allergy is prevalent. It blows my mind. "I'm so allergic to [insert allergy here], it literally could kill me, guess I'll risk my life and go eat at [insert establishment here where allergy is prevalent]"

  smokecloud_  |  37

I'm torn on the subject. I work in a restaurant and take my guests allergies very seriously. However, 37 has a point. I work at an Italian place and when you point out that you have a garlic allergy I mentally facepalm. There's garlic in literally every single sauce. (and then the guy took a bite of his date's lasagna and I died a little inside.)

  tantanpanda  |  26

A chinese restaurant is probably the last place you want to be if you are allergic to eggs. Egg noodles, fried rice, fortune cookies, and half the stir fry items, etc. You're basically asking to die.

  mrmcleod  |  29

#53 I too work at a restaurant where we pretty much have gluten in everything. I always take any allergy seriously when we are notified, and as I've brought up on multiple occasions, if we have an item that has an ingredient with gluten in it, and we have an allergy alert on gluten for that ticket, I can't take it seriously when their server informs them, after it has been rung in, and they say it's okay to keep that ingredient in their dish. Either you're alergic or you're not. I'm sure you know the irritation when you have to take the extra precautions to make sure they're safe and it turns out they're not quite as alergic as they let on.

  sturschaedel  |  27

#53 & #67, I think nowadays there are a lot of people misusing the allergy thing for stuff they "just don't like that much", or they do it to get the kitchen to freshly make their meal instead of using prepared stuff. Of course this is bad news for the people that really ARE allergic, because they don't get taken as seriously anymore.

Then again, if you have various severe food allergies you should probably consider to stop eating out. I know it sucks, but you are putting you life in th hands of a row of people you don't even get to see. It takes one person to be less attentive than they should be to cause you serious harm.

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