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Horror stories. Horror, I tell ya.
In South Carolina, a McDonald’s employee was arrested after allegedly spitting into two cups of iced tea after the customers asked for their tea to be sweeter. Seriously. Marvin Washington, Jr. was arrested on suspicion of malicious tampering with food. He was caught on video. Honestly, how dense would one need to be to find themselves in such a scenario. You don’t realize there is video on what you’re doing and when you do it?
The patrons suggested the beverage play, stating that there was phlegm on the tops of their iced tea when it was given back to them. See. They knew what was up!
We’ve all heard these stories before–in fact, many of us may have experienced some order of foulness to this degree…or maybe worse. And…there may even be a few of your naughty ones who have committed such atrocities. No worries. I’m reserving judgement.
This kind of funk is rampant in the fast-food industry. The fact that a lot of employees probably don’t wash their hands after using the restroom is the tip of the iceberg. But malicious tampering with food? Here is a question to consider.
Have you ever known a restaurant health inspector? How often do you go out to eat with them–or how often do you see or hear of their family going out to eat?
If I can’t see you make my food, I don’t wanna eat at your joint. I’ll trust the folks at Chick-Fil-A, but outside of that franchise and In ‘N Out, if the line prep isn’t in front of my face, e.g. Subway, forget about it. And sit down joints? I try to stick with the places that possess employees from honor-shame cultures that don’t hate Americans, i.e. Japanese and Thai restaurants.
A word of advice: Never return your food to the kitchen. Simply ask for a refund and leave. Seriously. That’s the sad state of social sickness that we live in.
Light up the boards, folks. What would you do if you caught someone maliciously tampering with your food?