EDIT: The title should be: "Restaurants that leave condiment bottles on the table" I was at a steak house today and I was sitting near the window. The sun was blaring in on the bottles of ketchup, soy sauce and A1. As I was pouring the A1, I was like "Oh man, should I really be doing this???" Why is it that restaurants leave these bottles on the table? At home we throw them in the fridge as soon as we open them. Is this really necessary or is this because we don't go through condiments quick enough to leave them out? And the one that REALLY kills me, is the grated cheese shakers on the tables at Italian restaurants! The bottles always say you should refrigerate after opening, so if you can't leave them out, why are restaurants doing it? Wouldn't we all be really sick if it was that bad? ??? EDIT #2: I fixed the typo from sub to sun.