Don’t you cough on my food!

For most people it goes without saying that one shouldn’t cough over food, specially common food which strangers will be eating from. In Rio de Janeiro, however, a sign was needed to point that out, just in case I guess.

“Comida a kilo” restaurants are pretty common in Brazil. In these self-service restaurants, one takes food from common bowls to build a plate and pays at the end by the weight of food in it. This sign was needed to request clients not to cough on other people’s food. It begs the wonder of how often people have been coughing around this place.

Have you ever seen one of these? Do you think they are necessary? If you didn’t know what was written, what would you think the sign says?

This sign was spotted in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2011 and is in Brazilian Portuguese.


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