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#1 Old 05-20-2012, 11:10 AM
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I can be a horribly insensitive person, but I want to keep on good terms with the people I live with.

I have a room mate who is a meat eater. I am vegan. Even so, I know she leaves meat sitting in the sink to thaw FAR longer than it is safe to do so. Honestly, the sight of meat does not bother me as my family at home eats it. I am not the cleanest person, so I get leaving things for later, but this could make her sick.


How can I tell her that she's endangering herself (and anyone else who uses the kitchen) without making it confrontational or about eating or not eating meat?
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#2 Old 05-21-2012, 11:55 AM
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maybe look for an article, list or guidelines you can print out and post on the fridge or around the kitchen that lists food safety standards and proper meat handling.
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I would make it clear right at the beginning that this has nothing to do with her diet, but that you're concerned for her safety. Then do what luvourmother said and give her a link to an article or something. She should understand that you're not trying to be confrontational, just caring
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#4 Old 05-21-2012, 09:29 PM
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Agree with the chart. It is very unsafe to leave meat sitting in the sink to thaw.

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#5 Old 05-24-2012, 03:52 AM
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I think you should talk to her directly. An article/etc might be helpful in backing you up, but just posting one on the fridge seems really passive-agreesive to me, and in my experience, is the sort of thing that builds tension with room mates. I think it's important to talk to people face to face rather than leaving notes/signs/posters to eachother - it's what a lot of people do to try to resolve differences without a confrontation but I think it just leaves people feeling attacked, and without the oppertunity to discuss it properly.

 

I'd just have a normal conversation with her, let her know that I was worried and it didn't seem safe to me, maybe suggest she could look it up online to check - that way you're not saying "You're wrong" but "I think you might be wrong, maybe you could check to make sure you don't get ill" and it gives her the oppertunity to find the info for herself and both save face a bit, and also people tend to respond better to finding things out for themselves rather than being told.

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