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Mouse in food? How about 1/2 eaten food?

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Mouse in food? How about 1/2 eaten food?

Post by Divia » Wed October 22nd, 2008, 9:27 pm

We all hear the stories that there was a mouse in the food or a fingernail or whatever. Well today I picked up 100 cal Reeses sticks (BTW they are yummy) get into my car cause I am soooo hungry and I open the box. Before my eyes was a package of them opened, and two of the sticks were eaten. :confused: I stare at it for a moment because I'm not sure I am seeing what I am seeing. Then, I realize yes I am seeing what I am seeing. I brought it back and the lady didn't give me a hard time. I got another box and they were all sealed (thank god!)

I just thought it odd. Has this happened to anyone else?
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Post by Misfit » Wed October 22nd, 2008, 9:35 pm

Not quite a mouse in the house story but one time I broke down and got the mini bottle of chardonnay out of the hotel honor bar. Somebody before me had emptied it, refilled with water and put it back in the fridge. I sure hope the hotel believed me when I told them I wasn't the one who did it :rolleyes:

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Post by EC2 » Wed October 22nd, 2008, 9:43 pm

As a young mum and unpublished author yet to have a career, I worked in the local big supermarket filling shelves. One of the warehouse employees opened one of those disgusting canned hams, took a big bite out of it, then left it on the warehouse shelves for us to find when we came to fill our trolleys to take out on the shop floor. Eeeeuwww!
In the days before sealed tops on bottles etc, I would sometimes, while shelf filling, see customers unscrewing the lids of sauces etc and having a good sniff, or sometimes even dabbing a finger to take a taste. Vile!
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Post by Divia » Wed October 22nd, 2008, 10:10 pm

Ick! Thats gross. I can't believe people would test things and then put it back!
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Post by Misfit » Thu October 23rd, 2008, 12:17 am

Divia, folks who have never worked "behind the scenes" in restaurants, stores etc. have no idea what goes on. Hopefully it's better these days but I'm not holding my breath.

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Post by Divia » Thu October 23rd, 2008, 1:36 am

I did work as a line cook for a few years. Yes, what I saw was shocking.
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Post by Telynor » Thu October 23rd, 2008, 10:39 pm

(Shuddering) and then folks wonder why I cook from scratch most of the time. You really want to turn pale, just watch an episode or two of 'Kitchen Nightmares' with Gordon Ramsey. Those are a real eye-opener. Or read some of the nonfiction of Anthony Bourdain. Let's just say that I am a real champion of the sniff test when I go into a restaurant these days.

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Post by Amanda » Tue October 28th, 2008, 1:43 am

There is a terrible case in the news here this week about a family who were dining at a very well know pub with the kids. There was a bit of heated discussion about something, and they ended up being served a dish of gelato that contained bonus human excrement!

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,,24552137-1242,00.html

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,,24560964-1242,00.html

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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue October 28th, 2008, 4:00 am

OMG that's disgusting!

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Post by Vanessa » Tue October 28th, 2008, 9:10 am

Yuck!! :eek:
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