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There was a used toothpick in my dinner

Old 11-21-14, 10:22 PM
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There was a used toothpick in my dinner

I didn't feel like driving anywhere and I haven't done my shopping for the week yet so I decided to pick up something from the taqueria across the street.

I got some rolled tacos. Took a bite, and bit down on something that I assumed was a bone or something. Nope. It was a toothpick that must've fell out of the mouth of the guy preparing it. He's always back there chewing on one whenever I go in to this place.

I feel sick.
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Old 11-21-14, 10:37 PM
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Re: There was a used toothpick in my dinner

What did he have for dinner?
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Old 11-21-14, 10:41 PM
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Doesn't that make you something like Eskimo Brothers?

Perhaps you should go to a concert to get something to wash it down with.

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Hello Herpes.
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Old 11-21-14, 11:02 PM
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Re: There was a used toothpick in my dinner

What type of taco, a fried one? If it is like a taquito, the toothpick is used to hold the taco while it's fried
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Old 11-21-14, 11:27 PM
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I used to frequent a place that had good burgers (local place, not a chain)
They advertised FRESH HAND MADE patties and used hoagie buns (more like a steak sub roll) so their burgers were not round and never looked 'pre-made'

One night I was sitting at the bar (I knew everyone in the place) and was talking to the manager when a waitress came up with a plate that had a burger in it, one bite taken out of the burger, and a BLOOD SOAKED band aid sitting half in the one bite that was spit back out on the plate.

that was fucking gross, I will take a toothpick any day This customer had someone else's bloody band aid in his mouth and spit it back out.

Sure enough, the kitchen guy that was making the burgers that night didn't wear his gloves and was missing his band aid

It got ugly for the manager...

Different place, but one time I had a scew in my mash potatoes, I almost broke a tooth
The manager of the place accused me of putting the screw in there myself to get a free meal
totally shocking experience for me to be treated like that, never went back...
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Old 11-22-14, 01:02 AM
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4KRG, can you tell us which state you live in? I'd like to cross it off of my list of places to visit.
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Old 11-22-14, 02:30 AM
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Sad to hear that UL Washington is working as a cook in a taqueria to make ends meet

(Hopefully at least one person gets that joke)
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Old 11-22-14, 04:35 AM
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You're lucky...it could have been like Red's "chef's surprise" in Orange is the New Black.

Well, at least this place is being proactive. Next time they'll include the peppermint.
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Hope you spoke to the manager. At the very least they should comp the extra toothpick.
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Shhh, keep it quiet or everyone will want one!
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Old 11-22-14, 03:12 PM
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4KRG, can you tell us which state you live in? I'd like to cross it off of my list of places to visit.
Not to worry, this is about 20 years later and the place is out of business.

The band aid was a one off thing and not the reason the place closed it's doors. After a 30 year lease expired, the rent tripled and the owner just couldn't make it.

If you are really worried about that sort of thing, you should never eat out anywhere. EVERY restaurant has the potential to have unwanted things in your food
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All I wanted was a toothpick, but the restaurant made me take the burrito around it.
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If you are really worried about that sort of thing, you should never eat out anywhere. EVERY restaurant has the potential to have unwanted things in your food
I'm 35, and the worst thing I've ever found in food was a feather in a McDonald's Chicken McNugget around 1992.
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I'm 35, and the worst thing I've ever found in food was a feather in a McDonald's Chicken McNugget around 1992.
The key word there is 'found'. I'm sure we've all eaten hundreds of things we wouldn't have if we had known.
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You don't even want to know what the special sauce is made of.
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You don't even want to know what the special sauce is made of.
Semen? Is it semen? It's semen, right?
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Old 11-23-14, 01:16 AM
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What type of taco, a fried one? If it is like a taquito, the toothpick is used to hold the taco while it's fried
This. The toothpicks are pulled out after they are cooked. They obviously missed one. I've found toothpicks before in my rolled tacos.
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I had splinters from a dove bar because the stick that holds the ice cream bar was fractured.
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Old 11-23-14, 08:31 AM
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The key word there is 'found'. I'm sure we've all eaten hundreds of things we wouldn't have if we had known.
exactly
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Old 11-23-14, 11:06 AM
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Semen? Is it semen? It's semen, right?
Oh god, SEMEN?!?
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Old 11-23-14, 11:50 AM
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This. The toothpicks are pulled out after they are cooked. They obviously missed one. I've found toothpicks before in my rolled tacos.
This x 2. Have it happen to me on almost every other visit to my local favorite taco shop the "Burrito Track." The first time I discovered by biting into the taco the second time taught me a lesson... and now I always visually inspect before I eat anything from them.
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Old 11-24-14, 07:23 AM
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Anyone else get repulsed when you get eggshells in breakfast burritos? Everyone does it a little. And I hate it. Damnit. Biting into a piece of shell ruins the whole thing.
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Old 11-24-14, 10:21 AM
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Worst thing I ever found was a penny under the melted cheese on a burger years ago. I can't even imagine how it got there.
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