Many people viewed Marilyn’s act as being unhygienic.
Fans were perplexed by a little detail in a recent Home and Away episode after Emily Symons’ character Marilyn Chambers served a customer in an odd manner. In an effort to raise some extra money for her son Jett Palmer’s (Will McDonald) wedding, Marilyn has offered to work many shifts at the Pier Diner as a waitress.
Irene Roberts (Lynne McGranger), on Monday night’s program, asked Marilyn to get Alf Stewart (Ray Meagher) a hot beverage. She carried the mug with her fingers resting on the rim rather than holding it by the handle.
The character, known for her eccentric demeanour and outrageous sense of flair, carried the cup with her huge black ring and dark manicure on display. She donned a set of pale-pink heart earrings and had her hair tied back in a ponytail that was characteristically voluminous for Marilyn.
One astute fan saw the odd method Marilyn offered the beverage, and they posted their disbelief in the well-liked Facebook group Home and Away Spoilers & Info.
I’m sorry. Love you Maz, but I’m fairly sure you DON’T put your fingers around the area of the vessel the customer is putting his mouth on while you’re providing food and drinks,” the admirer commented.
Other admirers instantly swamped the post with comments, many of which expressed horror at the scenario.
I can’t stand that, I said exactly the same thing. Germ-spreading tendency,” a viewer said.
Another said, “I was like, ‘Yuck, get your fingers off that.
I also noticed that! Nothing [is] credible now because they’ve really relaxed on real-life events, a third added.
One person joked, “Maz doesn’t comprehend the cup has a handle to pick it up and carry it.
A admirer remarked, “If that were a real cup of coffee, it would be way too hot to carry it that way.”
Many viewers, however, defended the program, claiming that it was “petty” to point out mistakes.
“This is fine in my opinion! It’s ok in Home and Away land, someone said.
To be honest, I wouldn’t have even noticed that. Another retorted, “Too busy watching the show, not looking for little stuff to point out what their flaws are.
A third person questioned, “You do know it’s a TV programme?!”