DAYTON, Ohio — David Scheiding is suing a fast-food restaurant operator for more than $50,000, claiming he found a slice of skin on his chicken sandwich.
Scheiding said he realized something wasn't right when he bit into the sandwich on June 18 and found a piece of flesh about three-fourths of an inch long.
"It looked like I was seeing fingerprints on it," he said. "I got sick and went to the bathroom."
Miami County (search) health investigators talked to the restaurant manager, who had a bandage on his right thumb and wore a latex glove, according to a health district report. The manager said he sliced skin from the thumb while shredding lettuce, and sanitized the area but didn't throw away the bin of lettuce, the report said. Scheiding's sandwich contained lettuce.
This is really gross, but is it worth $50,000?
The restaurant should apologize, replace the mans meal and give him some free food coupons as incentive to keep eating there, but a huge fucking pile of cash? No.
Picture this: your loved one has just prepared a lovely meal for you. You fork a mouthful of casserole into your mouth and begin chewing. You notice something oddly fibrous in your mouth, and upon reaching in with finger and thumb, pull out a small curly hair.
a) not make a big deal out of it
b) get your lawyer on the phone to start drafing a $50,000 lawsuit?
Americans are so caught up with making money off every little thing. I think it's just plain wrong to sue Arby's over this. It's not like they told the manager to not throw away the lettuce in the bin, he just didn't realize his missing skin went in there. He reportedly "did destroy product that was in and around the slicer immediately, and did everything that he thought was appropriate to do." If he had intentionally put something in the man's sandwich, then the man might have a case against the individual, but suing the corporation is just plain silly.
Sure its gross, but if you had any idea the kind of shit that's in nearly all the food you eat -- not just the food handled by minimum wage fast food workers -- you would probably never eat again.
You know, some cultures treat human flesh as a delicacy. These people finding "bonus" flesh in their food should just count themselves lucky and keep quiet, otherwise everyone will want some.
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