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$50,000 For Finding A Rodent In Your Chicken Sandwich Seems....Very Low

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Source - A Bucks County woman contends that she bit into a Chick-fil-A sandwich last year and discovered something baked into the bun that she hadn’t ordered: a dead mouse.

In a lawsuit filed in county court, Ellen Manfalouti said she found the tiny rodent baked into the chicken sandwich her coworker at Nationwide Insurance brought back for her from the chain’s Langhorne drive-through in November.

Manfalouti, 46, a Holland resident, had started to eat the sandwich in a conference room at her office when “I felt something funny on the bottom of the bun,” she said in an interview Monday. “I turned it over. I said to [my coworker], ‘They burned my roll really bad.’ ”

Her coworker Cara Phelan said that as soon as Manfalouti threw it on the table, “I realized it was a small rodent of some sort. I could see the whiskers and the tail.”

The suit seeks more than $50,000 for what it says are physical and psychological injuries Manfalouti has endured since the Nov. 25 episode.

According to a laboratory analysis provided by Manfalouti’s lawyer, the animal was a small “rat/mouse,”

Later that day, she went to St. Mary Medical Center’s emergency room. There, she said, she was given intravenous medication for her nausea. She later contacted her own doctor, who gave her a prescription for her nausea, she said. And she saw a psychologist for her anxiety.

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No joke, this sort of thing would fuck me up. Fast food should be your safe haven. It should be your one stop shop for all things getting away from real life. You pull up to that drive thru and the world is your oyster. Nobody to judge you. Nobody to say “no, don’t get 2 orders of fries because you are for sure going to eat an entire thing of fries on the drive home”. Nobody to question how many additional cheeseburgers you order or what size milkshake you ask for. That’s what fast food is supposed to be. An escape from reality. You know it’s unhealthy and you just don’t care. It makes you feel good and makes you forget about life for a while.

So to bite into a rodent when you’re expecting a delicious chicken sandwich, that is downright traumatizing. It will fuck up your sense of reality for the rest of your life. Who can you trust? What can you believe? It’d be like Norm going to Cheers and nobody knowing him name. A devastating feeling that is sending chills up my spine just thinking about it.

So $50,000 doesn’t seem like enough. If someone offered you 50k to alter your entire sense of being, would you take it? Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies, the dead rising from the grave, dogs and cats living together. And never being able to take a bite of fast food without wondering if another mouse is on the other side of the sandwich. It’s just not worth it. If I’m the lawyer for Chick-Fil-A, I write that $50,000 check so fast my hand bleeds. $3,000,000 sounds much more fair.