I think this guy displayed a much healthier reaction than suing Doritos, don't you?
January 11, 2001 11:23 AM   Subscribe

I think this guy displayed a much healthier reaction than suing Doritos, don't you? Instead, he "storms" back into the store and demands another packet. I'm in love.
posted by jfwlucy (15 comments total)

 
Crunch all ya want, we'll SNAKE more! Bwahahahahaha..........um.....ok, I'm leaving.
posted by Optamystic at 11:45 AM on January 11, 2001


That's a Brit for you! In America, an immediate lawsuit for unrtold damages for emotional trauma and loss of services to his wife, girlfriend, or boyfriend.
posted by Postroad at 11:45 AM on January 11, 2001


Constable: You don't even take the bones out?
Shopkeeper: Well if we took the bones out, it wouldn't be crunchy, would it?

Ok, I'm really leaving this time.
posted by Optamystic at 11:51 AM on January 11, 2001


He looks a little like Alasdair Gillis to me.

If this was an American story, what do you think? $10 mil?
posted by hijinx at 12:15 PM on January 11, 2001


Hey this shrimp isn't frozen!

Okay, 10 pounds then.

Whohoo!!
posted by Razzle Bathbone at 12:34 PM on January 11, 2001


"I think this guy displayed a much healthier reaction than suing Doritos, don't you?"

No. Considering that he hasn't provided the company with any evidence that this is anything but a hoax, they have no reason to look into it. So if there is a problem, it won't be solved, and someone else may have a similarly repulsive experience.
posted by Outlawyr at 1:51 PM on January 11, 2001


I think the real victim in all of this is the poor little snake. One minute, you're livin' the reptile equivalent of La Vida Loca, enjoying a tasty bit of ranch flavored corn, next minute, you're a friggin' Dorito.

Will no one speak for our slithery brethren?
posted by Optamystic at 2:11 PM on January 11, 2001


Oh come on Outlawyr!

Do you really think the main reason people sue in cases like this is to make the world a better place or to get them a better place (perhaps in the country, with a pool)?
posted by astro38 at 2:14 PM on January 11, 2001


I will speak for the serpents! While they are alarmed that one of their number met his doom in a bag of snack food, it's this sort of thing that really hisses them off.
posted by varmint at 3:21 PM on January 11, 2001


I'd sue 'em. Why not. That's what multimilliondollarcorporations are for. If they were Mom'n'Pop brand chips that's another thing altogether.
posted by croutonsupafreak at 3:30 PM on January 11, 2001


i enjoy living in a world where a snake occasionally shows up in a bag of snack food. if the purpose of such a lawsuit is to prevent this from happening again, well, that would be like a knife in my heart. and crouton, while i agree that it's fun to suck money out of the coffers of multinational corporations, doing so by suing only adds to the ranks of sociopathic corporate lawyers. and that can't be good.
posted by varmint at 3:57 PM on January 11, 2001


Wow, that is gross.

Kinda reminds me of this incident.
posted by swank6 at 3:59 PM on January 11, 2001


If you buy your food in sealed packaging, you take the consequences, and the hilarity that ensues. At least with an apple, you can normally tell if there's a maggot lurking within. Or half a maggot, if you're really unlucky.
posted by holgate at 4:30 PM on January 11, 2001


Mmmmm... Maggots...
posted by Neb at 6:00 PM on January 11, 2001


Astro
"Do you really think the main reason people sue in cases like this is to make the world a better place or to get them a better place (perhaps in the country, with a pool)?"

I don't care why they do it, just as I don't care why someone buys a bag of chips. The result is what I care about. If you sue the company, certain actions result. If you don't, certain other actions (or inactions) result. It's a question of which stream of events makes most sense to you. The fact that there is a bounty on finding mistakes, negligence, faulty or dangerous products, merely reflects the nature of our capitalist system.
posted by Outlawyr at 7:01 AM on January 12, 2001


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