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QUICK EXIT From the kitchen came a very odd smell Menu was in Thai so I couldn't tell Pointed and asked what is that The waiter said its grilled rat Was outta there like a bat outta hell... EYE EYE Went out with some friends for beer and meat pies Asked the waiter to make mine a surprise Well I took a huge bite And nearly died of fright The filling was made of fish and cows eyes... ALL YOU CAN EAT Went to a cafe where all you can eat Thought I'd go large and have me a nice treat Carrots, meat and some leeks Then I heard the squeaks Saw the food move and went white as a sheet... MEAL DEAL Why do restaurants sell meals that are cheap Thought I'd go in check one out take a peep I didn't like what I saw Food undercooked and quite raw And lamb kebabs may not be from a sheep... BURGER AND FRIES For fries and burger I was in the mood I went in but quickly went off my food I'll tell you the reason why The waiter's wore just a tie And nothing else they were totally nude... WHATS IN A STEW (DONT ASK) In restaurants never order a stew What they put in to it would make you spew Scraps from the day before Some scrapings off the floor And some other bits you'll find hard to chew... LOW LIGHTING Low lighting creates an ambient mood Lovers taken out to eat and be wooed They don't want you to sue And you would if you knew How kitchen staff really prepared your food... (All fiction, I hope) Written on 18th September 2020.

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Date: 10/5/2020 5:39:00 PM
I do like to eat out, occasionally. I'm limited because I'm vegen. Thank God I am after reading your poem. ;) ~Angie
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Date: 10/5/2020 6:55:00 PM
Thank you Angela, but after reading some of the comments I wonder how much is really fiction. Tom
Date: 10/1/2020 5:16:00 AM
Wow, that was a mouthful and a half of limericks there, Tom, and strangely your very dot on with them all, we all take a risk when we eat out, there's something to be said about picking your own squid out of the tank and eating it live on your plate, at least you knew it was fresh before you ate it, ha ha ha . . . *o*
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Date: 10/1/2020 6:17:00 AM
Lol, pick your own squid. Have heard many horror stories over the years, even so called top restaurants are as bad, best not to complain though just in case. Tom
Date: 9/27/2020 5:04:00 AM
Hi Tom, I worked in a restaurant back in the day. I witnessed a few blatant health violations. I reported them. These limericks are very well written. You masterfully pen all your poems. Have a good weekend. :-)
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Date: 9/27/2020 6:54:00 AM
Thank you Regina, only cctv installed in kitchens will give people more confidence in eating out. There should be severe penalties for those that don't follow food hygiene procedures correctly. Hope your well and enjoy your sunday. Tom
Date: 9/26/2020 4:42:00 PM
Crikey Tom … anybody struggling lo lose weight should read these before every meal. They’ll solve the struggling - thanks Tom - Lindsay
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Date: 9/27/2020 6:55:00 AM
Thank you Lindsay, I was hoping it was all fiction but reading some of the comments I think not. Hope alls well. Tom
Date: 9/26/2020 2:25:00 AM
ha ha ha I am cooking at home for ever more after reading this - and my footles lol:-) adding this gem to my faves its hilarious and sad at the same time - ewww I feel ill just had late brekkie:-) all bran i mean sawdust sweepings lol:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 9/26/2020 2:39:00 AM
Thanks very much Jan, I thought you'd like them, I just wished that none of it was true lol. I really think they should put cctv in kitchens as a safeguard. Tom
Date: 9/22/2020 2:00:00 PM
Quick Exit is on my all-time great limericks list. This one goes right into FAVES! Eye Eye is top tier as well...And if you've worked in the kitchen of a restaurant, oh the tales you can tell! Thanks, Tom! Laughter and Smiles, Gershon
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Date: 9/22/2020 11:02:00 PM
Thank you Gershon, I hope I haven't put folk off eating out lol. Tom
Date: 9/22/2020 7:20:00 AM
Great fun Tom!! Thanks for the laughs and smiles this morning. Don't go to Vietnam to eat.
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Date: 9/22/2020 7:39:00 AM
Thank you very much Mark, glad you enjoyed them, dont think I'll be going there any time soon. Hope alls well. Tom
Date: 9/21/2020 3:35:00 AM
Great! All fiction, I hope, made me grin. We all hope for the best.
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Date: 9/21/2020 4:54:00 AM
Thank you Kim, indeed we do, always be nice to the waiter and waitresses lol. Tom
Date: 9/20/2020 2:25:00 PM
Think I will stick to meals at home lol, have watched a few programmes on eating places and they really do open your eyes to what goes on in some of them, urgh! you have real talent for Limericks. Thank you, Emilia.
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Date: 9/20/2020 9:51:00 PM
Thank you Emilia, I too have seen those programs, I vow never to eat out again but you soon forget lol. Tom
Date: 9/20/2020 11:58:00 AM
Well, Tom, I'll certainly make a point of avoiding that "burger and fries" place! This is a hoot-n-a- half.
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Date: 9/20/2020 9:50:00 PM
Thank you very much Jim, best advice, stay at home to eat lol. Tom
Date: 9/20/2020 11:05:00 AM
The last one is very true, there are many very very bad kitchens... Great lims, made me smile..
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Date: 9/20/2020 11:08:00 AM
Thank you S. O., I've heard some real horror stories, makes you want to stay home lol. Tom
Date: 9/20/2020 6:18:00 AM
Shucks, I love to eat out. Well, you DID warn me. Good job, Tom! Janice
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Date: 9/20/2020 6:40:00 AM
Me too Janice, but from some of the comments I'm wondering if there's truth in what I've wrote lol Tom
Date: 9/19/2020 10:29:00 PM
soo nice to read this on a sunday, tom... your funnybone strikes again!..hope you are safe; have you gone to ephesus? huggs
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Date: 9/19/2020 11:30:00 PM
Thank you Nette, all good here, have to wear masks out and about and they check your temps in lots of places, didnt go to Ephesus but went to a town called Akayaka, a river town at the foot of mountains. Tom
Date: 9/19/2020 2:23:00 PM
Tom read them to my wife and she was smiling as I.
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Date: 9/19/2020 11:27:00 PM
Thank you Mike, happy you and your wife enjoyed them. Tom
Date: 9/19/2020 12:04:00 PM
Hello Tom,I do hope that it is all fiction. Enjoy your day my friend.
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Date: 9/19/2020 3:06:00 PM
Hello Tom, I would not be surprised by that at al. Enjoy your day my riend.
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Date: 9/19/2020 12:06:00 PM
Thank you Darlene, from some of the comments there could be truth in some of them. Tom
Date: 9/19/2020 11:30:00 AM
Wow, I can see why you gave the warning about eating out Tom. You write these so well. ! :)
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Date: 9/19/2020 11:36:00 AM
Thank you Heidi, ive heard many stories, watched a programme once and there were hidden cameras. A waiter brought in plates took some meat off one ran it under the tap and put it on another plate. Yuck. Hope you're enjoying your weekend. Tom
Date: 9/19/2020 10:31:00 AM
A very witty string of lims, Tom! Love 'em! Bob H
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Date: 9/19/2020 11:18:00 AM
Thank you very much Bob, im pleased that you enjoyed them. Hope you're well Tom
Date: 9/19/2020 10:26:00 AM
And you could make what they served you twice as nice and cheaper at home. I don't disagree with any of your limericks I have had two or three experiences. Awesome limericks my friend. Blessings, Jennifer.
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Date: 9/19/2020 11:18:00 AM
Thank you very much Jennifer, you're so right, we used to eat out a lot when we first used to come to Turkey but stay in more, we'd rather spend it on car hire. Enjoy your weekend. Tom
Date: 9/19/2020 10:19:00 AM
It's not all fiction. I had a student from China who showed me actual videos of food factories in China and it was utterly disgusting. My son worked a little at a taco fast food place and said the kids would actually spit in the food. For no reason except be funny. Never send back food saying it's too cold or something like that. If the cook is vengeful, there is no telling what he might do. I enjoyed these.
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Date: 9/19/2020 11:16:00 AM
Thank you Andrea, it should be a crime contaminating food like that. I can imagine what those factories were like, they eat anything on four legs over there yuck. Tom
Date: 9/19/2020 9:30:00 AM
Think maybe I'll just cook and stay at home for a while! Couldn't resist reading - your title a true challenge! Well done string of limericks, Tom! Thanks for sharing, I think! Hope all is well. Over Fork Over. There's some irony in our clan motto!
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Date: 9/19/2020 11:11:00 AM
Thank you very much Sam, from some of the comments im getting a lot may not be fiction lol. At least at home you know what you're getting Tom
Date: 9/18/2020 10:52:00 PM
Great fun limericks, Tom. Bet some may be true. One must be careful which places to choose. Thanks for the laugh. Enjoyed them all. ~~
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Date: 9/18/2020 11:22:00 PM
Thank you Victor, im pleased that you enjoyed them, Ive heard some real horror stories with restaurants and cheap eating places. Hope you're well Tom
Date: 9/18/2020 6:06:00 PM
Haha - you're making me happy I'm confining myself to tidbits from my fridge. Just when I was starting to crave a burger and fries from a place nearby - you've saved my diet Tom!
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Date: 9/18/2020 11:25:00 PM
Haha Thanks Sharon, Glad I saved your diet, must admit you cant beat burger and fries. Then that saying comes to mind, a moment on tbe lips a lifetime on the hips lol. Hope alls well? Tom
Date: 9/18/2020 12:57:00 PM
Tom...excellent verses as always. I went to a take out Pizza Place, I saw RATS running in the kitchen. Manager said..they are just High on bug spray. ARG. I have worked in restaurants where bug spray is pointed in the air and falls on fresh meat. I have found dead cockroaches in " fresh salads" in good places? Sunshine is right! Eat at home. Pangie
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Date: 9/18/2020 1:03:00 PM
Thanks Pangiota, so maybe it isn't a fictional write after all lol. At least at home you know what's in your food. Tom
Date: 9/18/2020 12:30:00 PM
Any one of those would kill an appetite but since I've declared restaurants off limits in the last 6 months, I'm sure I've had none of those things. It does make me wonder what you're eating in Turkey...not turkey?
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Jenna Logan
Date: 9/22/2020 7:58:00 AM
Tom, Everything tastes like chicken! Anne-Lise, I'm sure the food there is wonderful, and if I ever there I will definitely follow your advice.
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Date: 9/19/2020 2:37:00 PM
- There are serious restaurants in Turkey, Jenna :) - And they have a lot of lovely food ... but, order everything very well cooked ... no "pink" steak :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 9/18/2020 12:38:00 PM
Thanks Jenna, we've been eating in mostly except when we were touring about and I stick to chicken, well it said on the menu it was lol. Tom
Date: 9/18/2020 11:51:00 AM
- Thank you very much for the food, Tom :) - I'm so glad we do not know what's going on in the restaurant's kitchen :))) - A good advice : Make the food yourself ... at least you know what you eat :) - Where does Tacos live, Tom ? - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 9/18/2020 11:57:00 AM
Thank you Anne, its all done behind closed doors. Tacos live underground I think lol. Tom