NOW THAT’S FUNNY
Ryan Hart, 14, thought something tasted funny in his sandwich. He was right.
The boy was eating at an Arby’s in Jackson, Michigan. As the Jackson Citizen Patriot reports, the young man found a bite of his roast beef sandwich difficult to chew, so he spit it out. It appeared to be the back of a finger, including the pad, and extending beyond the first knuckle. The whole thing was as much as in inch long, and an eighth to a quarter of an inch thick. Jackson police Deputy Chief John Holda described it as the fingerprint portion.
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The Jackson County Health Department has verified that, in fact, an employee had cut her finger on the meat slicer and then just left the area without telling anyone what happened.
Well, we’ve all done that a couple of times.
Seriously, how much of your finger would have you to lose before you a) screamed and cursed out loud, and b) felt the need to mention it to a co-worker?
Let’s give a shout out to the faithful and steadfast employees of Arby’s. With the meat station suddenly and inexplicably vacant, a valiant worker steps forward. His is not to question, but to keep making sandwiches. He is not going to knuckle under to the pressure.
The police were called, and the restaurant shut down production, thoroughly cleaning and sanitizing the restaurant. The Board of Health did an investigation.
Although the name of the Arby’s employee who cut herself has not been released, police know who she is. Her fingerprints are all over this job.
Ryan Hart will most likely be fine. Doctors say that the risk of infection from chewing a small piece of human dismemberment is almost nothing. That’s good to know.
You can read about the medical issues and see a picture of the severed fingertip here.
Dr. Rami Khoury of the Allegiance Health Emergency Department advises that, although it would be very rare to contract a disease from something like this, any person who comes into contact with a dismembered body part should see a doctor.
I knew there was a lesson in this story somewhere, and he just put his finger on it.
One of Arby’s slogans is, “Go From Good to Gourmazing.” I think they mean “Goremazing.”
Pam Lobley writes the “Now That’s Funny” column. Her book, “You Definitely Know You’re a Mom When …” is now available on Kindle. Follow her on Twitter @plobley.