Thursday, May 23, 2013
For many years, I have observed how tables are cleaned in restaurants before the next patrons are seated. Only once have I seen a proper cleaning of tables whereby one cloth is used for the table and another one for the seat.
I find it offensive to see the wait staff go from the seat to the table with the same cloth. In one restaurant (now closed) a few years ago, I observed that the staff used disposable wash cloths and a spray bottle. The table was sprayed with the disinfectant and wiped; the process was repeated with the seat. That cloth never returned to swipe the table again, and was discarded. A new cloth was used for the next clean up.
I realize that we do not live in a perfect world, but it would seem to me that restaurant owners could be a bit more attentive to this clean-up procedure. I would venture to say that most home toilet seats are cleaner than some of these tables. After all, there is but a thin layer of material separating the buttocks from the chair seat.
Reginald J. Michaud, Benton