Thursday, March 24, 2005

Hey man, does this taste funny to you?

Thanks to Mis Hooz for this one. Next time you're eating at Wendy's, you might want to inspect that chili a bit more closely. A San Jose woman found a finger in her cup.

From the Associated Press article:

"Initially she did put this object in her mouth and did bite down on it and wasn't sure exactly what it was," Santa Clara County Health Officer Dr. Martin Fenstersheib said at a news conference. "She's doing OK. Initially she was a bit grossed out it was described to me, and vomited a number of times."

Fenstersheib said the finger had been cooked at a high enough temperature to kill any viruses.

Ma'am, we're sorry that there was a finger in your chili. But look at the bright side - that was a healthy finger. No disease whatsoever. No dirt under the fingernail.

Here's some more:

"We have no evidence of any accident within the employees at the facility itself," said Ben Gale of the Santa Clara County Health Department. "We asked everybody to show us they have 10 fingers and everything is OK there."

Although we wondered why everyone had been calling Jim "Lefty" over the past couple of weeks.

You know who we need in times like these? Dave Thomas.

Now that guy could make a finger in your chili seem okay, even wholesome. Hey, that was a fresh finger in your chili, ma'am. Other places would give you a frozen finger. No, those are actually french fries. Go ahead, have some more.