You're running late to the office. After dashing to the
building and frantically punching the elevator button you're headed
to the right floor. Except, hunger strikes. Normally you avoid the "Fresh
Findz" pre-packaged sandwich depot on the fourth floor. But today
you're really hungry. "Findz" doesn't look that bad, and you
purchase a sandwich wrap, double back to the elevator,
peel away the plastic wrapping, and bite off more than you can chew. And
then break your tooth on an errant olive pit.
Sadly, this unenviable,
imaginary scenario appears to be similar to the experience of
Congressmen Dennis Kucinich on one morning in April 2008. At the very
least, it provides a rationale for why he's now decided to sue
the House of
Representatives office cafeteria for $150,000 in damages caused after said errant olive pit caused "permanent dental and oral injuries requiring
multiple surgical and dental procedures."
"Said sandwich wrap was
unwholesome and unfit for human consumption in that it was presented to
contain pitted olives, yet unknown to plaintiff, contained an unpitted
olive or olives which plaintiff did not reasonably expect to be in the
food prepared for him, and could not visually detect prior to
consumption," the lawsuit stated (via the Cleveland Plain Dealer
[H/T: Cheat Sheet
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