It’s Time To Give Up Food

27 Sep

Two news items this week.

all but my 3rd finger from left has a growth

From The Telegraph:

A human finger found inside a fish in Idaho was traced to a man who lost four fingers in an accident months before.

A fisherman cleaning a trout found a severed finger inside and gave it to the police, who traced it, via the fingerprint, to Hans Galassi, 31, who lost it (along with the other three) while wakeboarding.

“The sheriff called me and told me he had a strange story to tell me,” Mr Galassi said […] “I was like: Let me guess, they found my fingers in a fish.”

I wonder if he sulked when only one finger was found?  It would give new meaning to the term trout pout.

Apparently, he declined the finger’s return.  

Sheriff’s Detective Sgt. Gary Johnston said the agency will keep the digit for a few weeks in case he changes his mind.

From our very own Stockport Express:

A horrified mum bit into a supermarket sandwich – and discovered she had eaten a chunk of a ‘hairy creature’ inside.

Katie Crabtree, 31, was shocked to discover what she believes was a small, dead rodent in her pre-packaged sandwich bought from Tesco at Portwood.


Here’s a photograph:

Be honest: would you eat that?  Me neither; that bacon looks congealed.

I always avoid pre-packed sandwiches; I’m not keen on mayonnaise cardboard with a side serving of plastic (mouse optional).

On the subject of disgusting things in food, my family have a meal time saying:

I’ve got the hair.

My hair is so long now that, despite tying it back and covering it with a cap when I cook, some always escapes and makes its way onto a plate (oddly, never mine; it is not homing hair).  The family have got so used to it, no food is ever wasted.

If I find anything besides malt or chocolate in a Malteser, I’m going on a diet.  I’ll only eat one box a day.  Just to be safe.


Accident or design?

Today’s quote when this post published:

Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.

Isaac Asimov

53 Responses to “It’s Time To Give Up Food”

  1. vivinfrance September 27, 2012 at 12:09 #

    Yummy! If you ever find anything untoward in a box of Maltesers, send it straight back, packaging and all (less those you’ve already consumed, natch) to Mars. Ltd, Slough. You will get a huge pack of various Mars products in return with an obsequious apology, which will probably be the same letter I wrote for the purpose in 1958, when my job was (temporarily) to deal with consumers’ complaints.


  2. katharinetrauger September 27, 2012 at 12:12 #

    EEewe! It’s enough to make peanuts taste good!


  3. adinparadise September 27, 2012 at 13:21 #

    I couldn’t bring myself to read all of this, Tilly. I love my food. 🙂


  4. Al September 27, 2012 at 13:57 #

    If you found a mouse in a box of Maltesers, wouldn’t that be considered chocolate mousse?


  5. laurieanichols September 27, 2012 at 14:32 #

    Tilly I’m glad that you are feeling better. We have had many such incidents of severed fingers in fast food restaurants, simply because the food comes to the restaurants already frozen. Once while I was eating Heavenly Hash ice cream, I bit down on a an old nail. I was lucky that I didn’t break a tooth. Between the arsenic, the dead rodents, the severed digits and lost hardware what is our food supply coming to?


  6. Karen Snyder September 27, 2012 at 15:00 #

    Guess you’re feeling better, but maybe not for long if you’re eating any of this! Yuck!!

    I fear, laurieanichols, that we’ve been eating all manner of “bad for us stuff” for many years, and the truth just continues to come to light. When you think of all we’ve learned about additives to livestock feed, fertilizers, slaughterhouse practices, etc., etc., ad nauseam, methinks the damage has long since been done! There’s much to be said for the movement to either grow your own or buy only from local, well-vetted producers! Technology and science do not always know best!!

    You were probably more thought-provoking here than you intended, Tilly! :).


  7. terry1954 September 27, 2012 at 15:05 #

    I watched the news story about the finger being found, and wished for him that the other missing fingers were there also, but like the saying goes, one is better than none! years ago i was on the road traveling and did not have time to stop at a restaurant to eat, so i stopped at a gas station that sold small snacks and sandwiches and bought a lovely tuna sandwich, preprackaged. i went to my car and opened it up and took a big bite, then another. i sat it down to take a sip of my drink and when i picked it back up i saw green poking out. i turned it over, and the whole bottom of the sandwich was bright green from mold. i opened my car door and puked, then carefully wrapped it back up and took it back inside, showing the sales girl my discovery. she refunded my money with no questions, only noticing my red face and the splattered sandwich outside on the cement. never have bought an already put together sandwich since!!!! moral of story? never eat from another persons hands. LOL


  8. Pseu September 27, 2012 at 16:25 #

    I once found a well preserved beetle in a jar of bought mint sauce. Makes me shudder to think of it.


  9. gigihawaii September 27, 2012 at 17:08 #

    What a post! Horrible things in food!


  10. grannymar September 27, 2012 at 18:19 #

    I was about to go and make my dinner, suddenly I am not hungry. I hope I won’t fade away!


  11. Vicki September 27, 2012 at 18:53 #

    We once found part of a smoked cigar in a bucket of chicken. My hubby bit into a candy bar that had maggots in it.


    • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife September 27, 2012 at 18:53 #

      I am soooo sorry I started this… 🙂


    • Barbara September 28, 2012 at 21:20 #

      I once bit into a bar of chocolate with maggots in it too, it was a big bar of fruit & nut. We had both bitten not it & then I put it down & noticed the nuts wriggling! We were in Lanzarotte. Haven’t bought a bar of fruit & nut since!!

      And, we always look at our food before eating it when abroad, although I have eaten half of something really yucky in an apple once, it tasted utterly horrid!


  12. sanstorm September 27, 2012 at 19:51 #

    We once found a cockroach in a tin of tuna. I check every tin, every time …


  13. sharechair September 27, 2012 at 19:57 #

    I was going to add my food experiences, but reading through your commenters, you have quite enough stories to “get over” already! 🙂


  14. momopolize September 27, 2012 at 20:14 #

    After reading the sandwich story, it brings a whole new meaning to saying something is “squeaky clean.”

    And I’m surprised more people aren’t “pointing the finger” and blaming others.



  15. robincoyle September 27, 2012 at 20:43 #

    I’m off my feed now.


  16. viveka September 27, 2012 at 21:15 #

    This really made me feel sick … back to Marabou !!


  17. judithatwood September 27, 2012 at 23:16 #

    How awfully gross!!


  18. Yasky September 27, 2012 at 23:28 #

    fingers in foods? This is a first. What would have happened if he accepted the fingers. Haha! I can only imagine.


  19. idiosyncratic eye September 27, 2012 at 23:57 #

    It’s just too scary to contemplate. 😉


  20. bluebee September 28, 2012 at 01:28 #

    You don’t have to give up all food! Just finger food.



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