Chron - The Astros released a statement late Wednesday addressing a Ch. 2 report about a Minute Maid Park food vendor bringing snowcones into a stadium restroom.
Statement from Astros President of Business Operations Reid Ryan
“The Astros were notified immediately by our partner ARAMARK of the incident involving a vendor on Monday night. We commend the swift reaction displayed by ARAMARK of terminating the employee immediately upon learning of the incident that evening. This isolated incident was a clear violation of our food safety practices and is not reflective of our standards.
“The Astros share ARAMARK’s view on the importance of food safety and will work with them to ensure that our fans have a safe and outstanding experience at Minute Maid Park. We also commend the fan for his vigilance in pointing out the inappropriate actions of the vendor. The Astros personally thanked him and advised him of the swift action taken in regard to the employee.”
This is one of those things that, I can see the other side of the argument, but personally I just don’t give a shit about, (no pun intended.) Two distinct camps. Are you a freak about poop germs or not? Like the contingency of people who refuse to take their laptop or iPad into the bathroom with them when in my opinion that situation is what they were invented for in the first place. Always worried about germs and e.coli etc. getting all over them. I mean if you’re going to freak out about poop particles flying onto your devices how do you stop there? What about your clothes? Your skin? How do you not burn your entire outfit and take a shower and change every time you take a shit at the office? Bottom line is you can’t be anal about everything. Just got to go with the flow sometimes and that includes turning a blind eye to the possibility of a stray dingleberry in your cherry Snocone when a man’s livelihood is at stake.
You’re selling coffee, bran muffins, you’re SURROUNDED by Snocones. It’s entrapment.