SAN FRANCISCO - The severed finger in the Wendy's chili caper was apparently separated from its original owner when it was pinched off in the tailgate of a truck in a work accident, according to an employee with a Nevada asphalt company.
Pat Hogue, an estimator with Lamb Asphalt Maintenance in North Las Vegas, told the San Francisco Chronicle that a worker lost the tip of his finger on the job five months ago.
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#3 Posted on 17.5.05 0146.17 Reposted on: 17.5.12 0148.48
Did any other wieners get the free Frosty this weekend?
Welcome back, customers.
Actual conversation I heard from the folks in front of me in line (translated Man and Woman from foreign language I also understand but obviously the clerk did not).
Woman (in native language, did not appear to understand English) - Is the chili safe?
Man (in native language - to woman) - I'll find out Man (to clerk in English) - Is the chili hot?
Clerk - it's always fresh.
Woman (interrupts, to man) - is there anything in it I wouldn't like?
Man - What's in the chili?
Clerk (smiles and waves all her fingers) - We all have all our fingers and toes.
Man translates to woman, both look very puzzled.
Man to clerk - Hot peppers or big chunks of onion?
Clerk - No, but you can add hot sauce if you like..(short pause)...Would you like the free Frosty?
Man translates to woman.
Woman - why would I want hot sauce on a Frosty?
Maybe you had to be there, but this woman had no idea what was going on - I was surprised I understood her as its been years since I heard that dialect. Study multiple languages for entertainment purposes - it's amusing to play a fly on the wall when you least expect it.
#4 Posted on 18.5.05 1335.15 Reposted on: 18.5.12 1336.54
Man, this story gets dumber every day.
The Las Vegas man whose severed fingertip ended up in a cup of Wendy's chili gave his mangled digit to a co-worker to settle a $50 debt -- but had no idea it would be used in an alleged scheme to swindle the fast-food chain, the man's mother said Tuesday.