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Giving Her the Finger — Or, “Finger Food” Acquires a New Meaning

Filed under: Humor — Patterico @ 1:00 am

Wendy’s digitizes its chili.

It’s funny because it didn’t happen to me.

20 Responses to “Giving Her the Finger — Or, “Finger Food” Acquires a New Meaning”

  1. […] @
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    We knew that the woman who found a finger in her chili is a serial litigant. So it shouldn’t have been ha […]

    Patterico's Pontifications » Police Finger Serial Litigant (0c6a63)

  2. The huge settlement after she sues their ass off will be pretty funny too.

    Carlos (98df3a)

  3. that is a god-awful pun, Patrick. I am in awe. 😉

    caltechgirl (4a9bac)

  4. A very touching story.

    Ladainian (91b3b2)

  5. Real funny, but I notice that no one wants the finger pointed at themself.

    bpf (d9afc3)

  6. If she bit down into the bone of the finter perhaps her teeth/jaws/lips were injured.

    Does she need a dentist expert witness to assess her damages?…

    This is really a finger in the eye at Wendy’s.

    Flap (f32e2f)

  7. We’ll probably never know the truth, but I’m almost certain that this is fraud or sabotage. In order for the finger to be intact, it had to enter the chili after the meat was ground. In this day and age, it’s difficult to imagine any American food processor not halting production after an accident of this nature.

    Rick (01a4d5)

  8. My guess is the customer is behind this, and the finger is from a dead person: morgue, cadaver, crematory, organ donor harvesting place, etc. It’s kind of sick that everyone’s first thought (including mine) is: wow, she’s going to get alot of money from this.

    Ladainian (91b3b2)

  9. “In this day and age, it’s difficult to imagine any American food processor not halting production after an accident of this nature.”


    actus (f9abe0)

  10. FAST FOOD NATION is a book that explains why the processing plants don’t always stop the production schedule. Finger or no finger.

    Hugo (2fabc6)

  11. Here’s a news flash: Right now Wendy’s(‘s?) sales are down. Whoda thunk it?

    Xrlq (c51d0d)

  12. The dip in the stock price may reach double digits.

    Patterico (756436)

  13. Well that is some food for thought.

    Flap (f32e2f)

  14. It gives a whole new meaning to the term “finger food.”

    Patterico (756436)

  15. Dang. That should have been the title to the post.

    I think I’ll add it.

    Patterico (756436)

  16. Meat processing facilities are also known to pose significant threats to worker safety. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, meat processing is the most dangerous job in the nation; in fact, the rate of injury and illness among slaughterhouse workers is approximately three times higher than the injury rate in the average U.S. factory. Every year, 29 out of every 100 meat processing workers sustains a work-related injury or illness that requires treatment beyond first aid. Given the pressure placed on slaughterhouse supervisors to report low injury-rates and the numerous past scandals involving injury-log falsification at slaughterhouses, it is likely that many additional injuries are never recorded
    -eric: Revolutionary

    eric (23fb19)

  17. That Wendy’s is right around the corner from us. Brrrrrr. Let’s see, digital, poke in the eye, finger food…yup, I think you guys have covered it!

    CraigC (9673bc)

  18. Still though…something is fishy about this story..I mean, ANYONE suddenly gets thier finger cut off tells someone.No….something odd here..I just cant put my finger on it..(sigh)

    eric the white (71d997)

  19. Craig, I pass by that store every day going to work. Never stopped in, thank goodness.

    Hmmm… you mean Teresa’s endorsement of their chili hasn’t increased sales? I’m surprised!

    Chrees (727178)

  20. It is actually permissible for a small amount (and I mean a VERY small amount) of human flesh to be introduced into packaged meat. Most meat packers won’t worry about a digit being ground up unless it happens a lot in a single meat batch. It’s not uncommon for it to happen. As long as there’s not more than a very tiny amount in the batch, they aren’t going to worry about it.

    JOSHUA (3104e5)

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