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way off-topic. bad food experiences...

last night i went out to eat at a favorite thai restaurant and ordered the thai basil shrimp-as usual. what was UNusual was that after taking 3 bites and going in for a 4th, my chop sticks strck a hard object in the small mound of food on my plate. upon further examination, i found a CLOTHES PIN in my meal !!!! i flagged down a waitress and almost unable to speak just pointed in horror at my plate. she winced and grabbed the plate and shooed it out of sight. when asked if there was anything else i would like, i stated the obvious-no. they offered me an explanation that the orders are hung up on a string in the kitchen and it was just a strange oversight that the wooden object ended up in my meal. not god enough! i'm horrified and will not return. have any of you had a gross experience and were then able to "let it go"?

Tue. Aug 22, 10:16am

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I went with my DH (BF at the time) to his friends house that I never met. I went to Whole Foods that day and bought a chocolate silk pie for dessert. During dessert the hostess got a funny look on her face and pulled a staple out of her mouth!!!!!! It was IN the pie. I was really glad she didn't get hurt but I was SO embarassed. I took it back to the store and they went head over heels trying to make me happy so I wouldn't sue. I got calls from the pie company, the manager of the store, I got $50 gift certificate to Whole Foods for my inconvenience and 10 coupons for free pies.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006, 10:40 AM

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We went to dinner at a nice place for my friends 30th b-day. During the dinner she noticed that her chicken was not cooked through. She let the waiter know, who took off with the plate real fast. They offered to make her something else but by that point she was afraid she was going to get sick from the uncooked chicken. The manager waited on us the rest of the night. We got a free bottle of wine of her choice, dessert and they paid the entire ticket. I feel bad for her but atleast they tried to make it right.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006, 11:00 AM

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One of my work friends found a cow's tooth inside a street vendor hot dog.

He no longer eats hot dogs.


Tuesday, August 22, 2006, 11:17 AM

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I had what appeared to be undercooked chicken at an Italian restaurant on the Jersey Shore that my mother really likes. It was dim, but I could clearly see dark pink where there shouldn't be. The manager came over and insisted that the dish was fully cooked, and acted like it was an insult to his manhood if I suggested otherwise. What pisses me off is that my mom and siblings still go there when I'm not around - I mean, my mom saw it and knew I wasn't being a princess.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006, 12:29 PM

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I went vegetarian 10 years ago after seeing a pig roast where some kid pulled out the eyeball and was daring everyone to eat it.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006, 2:53 PM

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I went to an Uno's pizza joint in Boston and got my favorite salad. I found a tiny pencil in it, the kind you use on the golf course to keep score. Apparently they use them in the back to make notes on orders or something. I couldn't eat the rest and they insisted that I have desert, although I lost my appitite. They let my friend and I eat for free. Strange!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006, 3:32 PM

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when i was in college i worked at a ski lodge in nh. there was a particular group of guys who would come up almost every weekend in january from mass. to ski. they did not get along with my co-worker and verbally blasted him when they would come through the lunch line. one time they called ahead and requested that we prepare 6 roast beef sandwiches for them to pick up. my co-worker (and i by NO means approve of this) spit a huge lugie (spelling?) into the mayo he spread onto each sandwich. i told our supervisor what i witnessed and he laughed and used a derogatory term for the group of skiers. i've since ordered mayo on the side, if i order it at all. ewww!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006, 4:13 PM

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i was in the college cafeteria once (mistake already) and the girl at my table found a small worm in her salad that she made at the salad bar.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006, 6:28 PM

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Re: 4:13 poster

That makes me so sick I don't know if I EVER want to eat out again!!!
Give me a clothes pin, staple or pencil anyday!


Wednesday, August 23, 2006, 4:58 PM

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Once I was eating a pasta dish at a family-run Italian restaurant, when I pulled out a piece of those steel wool sponge scrubber things from my food. The waitress took off with my food, apologized profusely. I then noticed a sort of employee family conference in the corner featuring my dinner, with lots of vocal alarm. Then an older family member came over and aplologized profusely. Then another family member came over a few minutes later, I presume he was the manager. Finaly a few minutes later an older man, who appeared to be the dishwasher, came out of the kitchen to apologize. It just got comical! I really wasn't that upset, because I know this could happen to anyone, but my dinner companion and I could hardly talk because these folks kept coming out to apologize!

Thursday, August 24, 2006, 5:21 AM

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