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Old 09-09-2007, 04:59 PM   #16
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don't ya have to make breakfast in order to be able to oversalt it?

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Old 09-09-2007, 05:03 PM   #17
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It certainly sounds more like grounds for strong complaints to the manager than for arresting the employee. Perhaps the alleged legal issue would be recklessness rather than criminal intent? I was kind of astounded reading it that the employees actually thought they could just "thump off" all the excess salt from the entire surface area of the hamburger meat she'd spilled it on--ground beef doesn't work that way.

I don't think they're talking here about the food merely tasting "a bit too salty," rather the sort of thing that might happen if, say, you acccidentally put 1/4 cup of salt in the soup when the recipe said 1/4 teaspoon. And in principle, massive overconsumption of salt in one standing can be and occasionally is extremely dangerous and even fatal, because it can cause hypernatremia. But I can't imagine the concentration of salt in any one portion of his burger could've been anywhere near that high. If nothing else, the gag reflex (maybe what was meant by "made him sick"?) should instinctively kick in and prevent you from swallowing anything dangerously salty.
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I love salty foods. This whole incident sounds delicious.
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Really interesting to read a post by Yolland immediately followed by one from Beav.
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Really interesting to read a post by Yolland immediately followed by one from Beav.
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I take all these stories with a grain of salt.
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Old 09-10-2007, 09:17 AM   #24
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This is a joke. Nobody else got sick...how does he know it was the burger that made him sick? If it was salty enough to make you sick, give it back...ya don't get to eat the whole thing and then complain.

Oh and if she told her supervisor and the response was to brush it off and use it then why isn't her boss the one in trouble? Something is fishy here...
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Old 09-10-2007, 02:23 PM   #25
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He didn't eat the whole thing, he got two bites into it and spontaneously vomited. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution article on this (that's the local paper for that region) suggested the cop was very suspicious at the time that something other than salt might in fact have been put in his burger (hence sending it to the lab for tests). I still think it was a major overreaction to arrest her, but having experienced firsthand what happens when you take a bite of something that's been dangerously oversalted in the way only a serious kitchen mistake can cause, I can understand why he freaked out--the reaction is nothing like finding your French fries "a bit too salty for my taste" or whatever. And because ground beef is porous and the salt hadn't actually been mixed in, it's entirely possible that only a small area of the total batch had absorbed enough salt from the spill to cause a gag/vomit reaction.

Apparently, the supervisor denies knowing about the salt mistake.
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he's a stuck up cop with way to much power in his hands and head. If it was to salty, why DIDNT he throw it away or ask for a new one. There should not have been any grounds for an arrest unless she was beligerant or something towards him.

What an ass. Thats like that stupid judge who sued the dry cleaners and won't stop trying to sue them. It's all a power trip.
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I'm going to be juvenile for a minute here and say that from the title of this thread I thought the salt had a different source.
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or that hot coffee could burn.


That is the first thing that came to my mind when I read the title of this thread. I think that the cop went a bit to far in arresting the woman.
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What? It was just a mistake. This is irrational.
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