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Finger Served To Diner
Status: True
Taking a cue from Wendy's (see gross things found in food, TGI Friday's served a diner a piece of a human finger. Except in this case the finger piece really did get on the customer's plate as a result of a kitchen mishap, not because the customer put it there himself. Apparently one of the kitchen workers had sliced off a bit of his finger by mistake, and while everyone was rushing to help him, no one noticed that the finger piece had landed on a plate of food, which was then served to a customer. The customer noticed right away. But it doesn't look like the diner will be able to make millions off of this, because the police told him it wasn't a criminal matter. (Thanks to Big Gary for the link.)

In related news, the suspects in the 2004 Cracker Barrel Soup Mouse case (also described in my post about gross things found in food) have been convicted on felony charges of conspiracy to commit extortion because of their demand that Cracker Barrel pay them $500,000 after they falsely claimed to have found a mouse in their soup while dining there.
Food
Posted by The Curator on Tue May 02, 2006
I seem to remembeer a story about a guy finding a chunk of digit in his ice cream, or maybe custard. An employee where he bought it from had a similiar accident. I remember the guy during the interview saying something like he thought they had put a treat in his ice cream, he thought it was candy until his spit it out.
Posted by Lonewatchman  on  Tue May 02, 2006  at  12:13 PM
... gives the term "finger food" a fresh poignance, doesn't it?
Posted by Big Gary  in  Happy, Texas, USA  on  Tue May 02, 2006  at  07:52 PM
"I seem to remembeer a story about a guy finding a chunk of digit in his ice cream, or maybe custard. . ."
-- posted by Lonewatchman

I remember something that may have been what you're thinking about. It was in North Carolina, where a guy working in an icecream place got his finger cut off and it ended up in somebody's icecream sundae. The man who found the finger lost any chance he had of getting any public sympathy, though, when it was revealed that he'd refused to give back the finger so that it could be re-attached, and instead kept it. So now the worker has only nine fingers.
Posted by Accipiter  on  Wed May 03, 2006  at  05:24 PM
"... he'd refused to give back the finger so that it could be re-attached, and instead kept it."

... Thus clinching his title as the most selfish person in the universe.
Posted by Big Gary  in  Happy, Texas, USA  on  Thu May 04, 2006  at  11:41 AM
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