I rely on other people to make a good portion of my food for me. Whether it’s people cooking a meal when I’m at their house enjoying dinner with them, going out for dinner with friends, or simply going to the deli around the corner for lunch, I’m constantly having my food prepared by other people… Now I have to think twice. There needs to be a standard set in the food industry, especially with people who are handling a certain kind of food on second to second basis.
Today I wanted to spoil myself and a get a nice large sandwich from the local Safeway deli. It’s a sandwich that I’ve been eating for literally years at different Safeways back home in Santa Rosa, CA and now at least once a week here in Portland, Oregon. The sandwich isn’t cheap either. In it’s large form it borders on nearly 10 dollars. I usually eat it as two meals during the day and that really works for me. I love it. But today I decided that I’m literally never again getting cheaply made, fast food.
I took my sandwich home and sat down to enjoy it. The first half was fine, or so I thought, and the second half which I ate after my podcast recording, had several large pieces of sharp plastic in it, one of which was an inch long and cut the roof of my mouth. Now I think I may have missed a piece in the previous sandwich half because for the past several hours my stomach has been killing me.
There’s really nothing I can do either, other than try to let it pass and drink lots of water. The pain has gone done severely but for a moment there it was incredibly sharp stabbing pains in my lower abdomen. I’m sure in the morning I’ll pass this piece of plastic, but right now I’m not a happy camper.
The fact that something this horrible could happen to me at such a large place boggles the mind. I’ve had so much bad luck over the past few months and now here I am and this isn’t even my own stupidity, or a mistake that I made, but rather the incompetence of some one else. I’m buying my own food and cooking it all at home. It’s cheaper, it’s better and I know for sure whether or not there’s plastic in my food… ugh so gross…