Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Things in my food that aren't food

Foreign objects and creatures keep ending up on or near my food.

1.)  A couple of weeks ago one of the doctors from the Pod took us out to lunch to the Soup Plantation.  I already have a bit of an issue with buffet style restaurants.  But I like soup and a free meal, so what are you going to do?  Near the end of lunch a roach - A ROACH! - climbed up onto the table and started marching across.  Pandemonium ensued.  The doctor, without even putting his fork down reached over with his napkin and took care of it.  The manager came over (because one of my coworkers caused a pretty funny scene by literally climbing over the doctor to get away from it) and took the napkin and said, "I can assure you we do not have any bugs in this restaurant."  And then she opened the napkin, approximately 2 inches from my head, and flinched when she saw just how ludicrous that statement was.  Conclusion:  I can't even drive by that place without getting the heebs.

2.)  Tonight at my favorite Thai restaurant I found a piece of twisted metal wire in my green curry.  We waved down our waitress, (Her name is Moo.  Seriously.) and presented the wire to her and within minutes she came back with the owner who could not have been more apologetic and promptly comped the curry and brought us some free pad thai.  Conclusion:  I can't quit that green curry.  Or the tom kha gai.  And their pad thai is pretty great.  What's a piece of metal every now and then?


Wendy said...

I found a fly in between the patty and the slice of cheese in my hamburger once on a family vacation at some little local dive in Wyoming. I didn't mention it the whole meal. Finally my family began asking why I'd eaten so little of my hamburger. I was vague. I didn't want to ruin the meal for the rest of them, you see. Then my brother said if I wasn't going to eat it he would, thus forcing the truth our of me to save him from the terrible fate of unwittingly eating a fly - even if it was covered in cheese.

On an unrelated topic - visit this link: http://betterafter.blogspot.com/2011/03/treasure-chest.html
You'll know why when you read it.

Laura said...

Did the Soup Plantation people give your money back or anything? SO gross!!

I read the link Wendy posted - it makes me think of both of you!!

Kelly said...

I once found a large nail in my chimmy changa and they explained that it was used to keep the tortilla wrapped during the frying process. Riiiight!

BTW my 4 yr old thinks your photo looks like "Barbie"

Rachel said...

Wendy - thanks for that link. It's good to know that I'm not the only one fighting this battle.

Laura - the entire meal was fully comped.

Kelly - Guys named Ken hit on my ALL THE TIME.

Rach said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!! That is DISGUSTING!!! It's a good thing I'm chewing peppermint gum right now, because peppermint helps with nausea. Gross. You have the worst luck. I'll never forget the receipt you found in your soda. I have found hairs in my McDonalds occasionally, but nothing as gross as a cockroach. Or a wire.

Anonymous said...

Roach. Moo. *selective reader*