Following the break is the conversation I had with the D.O.H. (Department of Health) regarding ‘lissa & my Worst Resturant Experience Ever.
Mind you, there’s a bit of TMI in here and unless you harvest on a commune, this could happen to you.
We were playing the “if we pretend not to see it, it didn’t happen” game.
“Hello, Erie County Department of Health.”
“Yes, Um, so is this the correct number to report a restaurant?”
“Okay, good, so what information do you need from me?”
“Well, let’s start with the name and address of the restaurant.”
“Lafayette Tap Room and I don’t have the address.”
“Okay, and when where you there?”
“Saturday before the Sabres game.”
“And what did you have to eat?”
“Well, Banana Peppers and..”
“Is that what made you sick?”
“Not that so much as the rodent.”
“Rodent? Was it a rat or a mouse?”
“Don’t really know what the difference is.”
“Well, a mouse would have been small…”
“Rat. I’ll go with rat.”
“Okay and was it by itself or with a family?”
“Alone. Peeked out from the bar for a moment then went back behind the bar.”
“Was the bartender there?”
“And I assume you told someone after you saw it?”
“Well, um, I didn’t really know WHAT to do… so um… I mean, the food was good and we’re not sick…”
“So, except for the rat cruising around the bar…”
“Okay, I’ll lodge your complaint today.”
I am aware that a number of readers are probably all “EEKKK A RAT!?!” But you’re kidding yourself if you think that wherever YOU eat is 100% varmint free.