A Chilli’s customer had a brilliant response to waiter who spit in his beverage, ABC News reports.
Ken Yerdon told ABC News that he suspected his drink had been tainted after his wife complained about undercooked food at a Chilli’s restaurant Clay, New York.
When he left the restaurant, the lid of his to-go cup popped off and he saw spit inside the drink.
“It wasn’t regular spit either. It was definitely a loogie,” he told Syracuse.com.
After seeing the spit, Yerdon returned to the restaurant, where he received a refund and coupons from the manager, according to ABC News. But then he went a step further and got a DNA test on the saliva.
ABC News states Yerdon underwent testing for Hepatitis and HIV, and while he didn’t contract either disease (HIV cannot be transmitted through spit), he still wasn’t satisfied.
He had his mouth swiped for DNA to confirm who the offender was. The test determined that the DNA belonged to former Chilli’s employee George Lamica.
Lamica ultimately admitted he was guilty back in February and received a “a one-year conditional discharge and a $US125 surcharge, according to Clay Town Court.”
Yerdon and his wife have since sued Lamica, Brinker International (Chilli’s parent company), and the manager of the respective Chilli’s in Clay, New York. (Unsurprisingly, Yerdon, a former frequent customer, told ABC News, “We won’t be going back to Chilli’s.”)
Waiters might retaliate when they feel slighted by diners — or perhaps by their low wages. We’ve heard all sorts of stories of poor employee behaviour, from a Taco Bell employee who licked the taco shells to a Subway worker who inappropriately placed his own genitals on a sandwich. There have also been reports of fast-food employees neglecting hygiene.
But what these workers might not recognise is that customers have the ability to fire back and prove who the offenders are. So restaurant employees may want to think twice before spitting in a drink. DNA tests reveal all.
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