I Didn’t Order The Poo Poo Platter!

For about two years my girlfriend and I have been regulars at a popular local restaurant. We even continued to frequent the place after noticing a serious drop in customer service and what appeared to be a different wait staff week after week after week. It may be that the service has always been lousy and I just didn’t notice, up until a couple of months ago I always got the salad bar. It’s hard to get bad service when you serve yourself.

Last Sunday was the final straw, when I contracted food poisoning after eating at this, not so special, establishment.

I really want to name names, but I was told I shouldn’t because of liability issues and I can’t prove they were at fault. Let’s just call them Bold Bives’ Bales.

I’m not one to go pointing the finger of shame at innocent people, so to be fair I’m only 99.99% sure I got food poisoning from their food.

Here’s what I do know:

According to the guy, that gave the test the last time I got my food handler’s card, the only source of the kind of food-borne illness I had, comes from restaurant employees having poor hygiene practices. The first symptoms of that illness will show up about 24 hours after eating contaminated food.

I only ate one meal on Sunday. The only other food I had before getting sick was shared with my girlfriend and she didn’t get ill.

Almost exactly 24 hours after eating at the restaurant I started getting sick.

So, like I said, I’m only 99.99% sure.

4 Comments so far

  1. pdxrocket (unregistered) on November 9th, 2006 @ 2:22 pm

    Bold Bives’ Bale has NEVER been good, only hyped that way.

  2. Heads of Tales (unregistered) on November 9th, 2006 @ 2:59 pm

    I hope it wasnt the mushroom soup!
    I love that soup.

  3. jonpaul (unregistered) on November 9th, 2006 @ 7:59 pm

    heads of tales: It wasn’t the soup.
    Sadly the kind of food-borne illness I had, has nothing to do with the food, and everything to do with the cleanliness of the person making it.

  4. extramsg (unregistered) on November 9th, 2006 @ 8:53 pm

    Can you be more specific? While I’m no fan of Old Wive’s Tale, most people don’t really know the complexities of food poisoning.

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