Monday, January 12, 2009

Yes! What he said.

Nut allergies -- a Yuppie invention - Los Angeles Times
The most ridiculous extreme of overlabelling nuts came at the National Theatre a couple of weeks ago. My wife and I were getting a beer from the bar and I notice the Mixed Nuts and commented to the bartender that they were labelled "May contain nuts."
The bartender looked at us with the distress of a guy who has had this pointless go-nowhere conversation with every other person since he started the job. And he started the job with a 3 hour Health and Safety training on the topic so he was pretty much over it before he began.
I told him the most worrying thing is that by saying they may contain nuts, they're saying that there's less than a fifty percent chance the nuts contain nuts. Surely that's a problem.

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