posted on Jul, 20 2016 @ 10:25 PM
One time, eating at a restaurant I somehow got a large, thick toothpick broken on both ends and hidden in my club sandwich. When I bit into it, it
penetrated the upper part of my gum. Nothing serious but it hurt and bled.
Now club sandwiches generally do come with toothpicks to keep the sandwich together. Normally, at this restaurant the sandwich is large and cut into
fourths. Each sandwich has its own large toothpick as the sandwiches are very thick. Three of the sandwiches had their toothpicks and one didn't.
I just assumed the cook forgot it, ran out of them, etc. Like I said it was broken on booth ends and concealed inside the sandwich. Was it
intentional? The only person that can answer that is the person who prepared it.
On another occassion, I ordered chicken wings at a small restaurant. I was the only customer there at the time. After the food came out I asked the
waitress for some extra ranch. When she went to ask the cook for it, I got up to wash my hands in the restroom.
To get to the restroom, you have to pass by the kitchen. As I did, I heard the cook ask the waitress, "is this ranch for the cop?" When she said yes,
I heard him "hocking a loogie" and start laughing.
I don't know if he did spit in it, but I told the waitress that I had heard the cook and would not eat the food. I then left.
This was probably about nine years ago. Due to those (potential intentional) incidents, I don't eat out at restaurants when in uniform. I always bring
As a cop in todays political climate, I would definitely not eat anywhere in uniform unless you can see them make the food...
edit on 20-7-2016
by TorqueyThePig because: (no reason given)