Friday, December 17, 2010

Molotov Escargot

Last month, a couple of men came to a Marin County restaurant and had a meal that included escargot. You know, the stuff that tastes like a garden hose (but so yummy with garlic and butter).
Each man has now claimed they were scalded and stained and nearly blinded by exploding snails. But as the defendant noted, they said nothing to staff and went happily on eating their dinner.
Did the gastropods really blow up?
A judge says now he thinks there's no case and these greedy men should knock it off.
Interestingly, orders for the garlicky yard pests went up drastically at the restaurant as a result of the case.
And that is my report.

11 comments:

Chilebrown said...

Only in Marin.

cookiecrumb said...

Chilebrown: Yeah. Ain't we the bomb?

Ms Brown Mouse said...

Wow, greedy buggers.

Zoomie said...

You've heard of snail mail - this is snail blackmail.

cookiecrumb said...

Mouse: They got their comedownance.

Zoomie: That is positively spectacular. !

namastenancy said...

Snail Blackmail! Oh, another Zoomie Zinger! But seriously, what a pair of jerks! Blinded by the shell? Jeeze.

cookiecrumb said...

Nancy: Not even the shell. They claimed something like possible "blinding" by hot butter.
I've been to that restaurant; gonna go back. (Not for the food, BTW.)

Greg said...

Frivolous lawsuit time. Should make them pay everyone's expenses.

cookiecrumb said...

Greg: I don't know the details of the case; maybe they will have to pay. Anyway, the restaurant's doing fine, selling all those extra plates of snails.

Zia said...

Exploding gastropods? Sounds like every gardener's dream!

cookiecrumb said...

Zia: Right! Didn't think of it that way. I guess you just put out little pans of garlic butter....