Ask Amy: Germ risks also contaminate relationships
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Dear Amy: I've been happily married for two years. I am grateful for my in-laws’ kindness and enjoy their company. The problem is my mother-in-law's cooking. She does not wash her hands!
I have caught her putting her fingers in food, licking her fingers and putting her fingers back in the same dish.
During our Christmas visit, she and I prepared leftovers. She "re-mashed" the potatoes with her bare hands, without ever washing her hands!
My husband and I are disgusted.
Is there any way to bring this to her attention without hurting her feelings?
I do not want to cause conflict, but I am mortified to think of the germs in the food she serves us.
– Grossed Out