Monday, October 25, 2010

Bad Meal Prompts 911 call

I came across the following story and I must admit it cracked me up because bad food really and truly is a crime.
Buffalo Grove authorities fielded a 911 call from a 10-year-old boy complaining about an unhappy meal served by his father, police confirmed Tuesday.

The boy dialed 911 about 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14, and said while the dinner his father gave him was edible, it wasn't to his liking, Buffalo Grove police Cmdr. Steve Husak.

Husak didn't know what food was served. The boy's father was at the home at the time of the call, and police did speak to him, Husak said.

An officer advised the boy over the phone of when it is proper to dial 911, but no further action was taken. (source)
This is something I can actually see my children doing, because as those who follow me on twitter know, what the unhusband does to food is truly a crime.  Last night he served us something that he claimed was Mexican food.  It consisted of raw rice, stewed hamburger meat that was over seasoned, beans and a can of tomatoes.  When we protested, he countered by suggesting that "Gordon Ramsey would be impressed with the flavour of his meal."  The boys and I pushed it around our plates, in between taking the smallest of bites.  Unfortunately Sookie, our puppy decided to try some it and it resulted in a night of vomiting and diarrhea for her.  I think in incidents like this, it absolutely constitutes a criminal offense.  Bless him for his continued efforts in the kitchen, but the more creative he gets, the greater the chance that the family will be ill.  So, I absolutely relate with the young boy's call to 9-1-1.  He was helpless in the face of a meal that was less than appealing.  Sure, this represents both class and western privielge, but I believe an edible supper is a human right.

What was the worst meal that you have eaten recently and who was responsible? Also, what strange combination did someone try to convince you was actually edible food?