Imagine this: You sit down to enjoy a nice, wholesome lunch when BAM out of nowhere there is an errant olive pit in your sandwich. Sounds like the end of the world, no?
Well, Ohio democratic representative Dennis Kucinich thinks that this matter is worth suing the cafeteria. For $150,000, naturally.
He said he is entitled to recover damages, “including but not limited to past and future dental and medical expenses, compensation for pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment and other damage.
Said sandwich wrap was unwholesome and unfit for human consumption in that it was represented 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 reads.
While at first this seems incredibly laughable (you are suing over an olive pit, figure your life out) I recalled the other day when I was met with a similar food blunder at my favorite lunch establishment, McDonalds.
I decided that instead of my normal #10 McNugget meal, I would go for a crispy chicken sandwich with NO tomatoes. After departing the drive-thru, I bite into my sandwich only to discover that, GASP, it HAS tomatoes on it. It ruined my day. Rep. Kucinich made me realize that my sandwich gone wrong incident is worth at least 250K. I did not reasonably expect a tomato to be in my sandwich. I could not visually inspect the sandwich as I had already vacated the drive-thru scene. I deserve compensation for the pain it inflicted on my taste buds. Finally, it caused a serious lack of enjoyment; I had to throw the sandwich away and go to Wendy’s, thus putting a serious cramp in my day. I think I have a winning case here.