Gag-a-maggot (!) I couldn't even watch the clip on You Tube–two Dominoes Pizza employees in Conover, NC, reportedly cramming cheese up their nose, passing gas on salami AND THEN SERVING SUBS TO CUSTOMERS! Narrated one of the pair, "In about five minutes these will be sent out and somebody will be
eating these — yes, eating these. And
little do they know that the cheese was in his nose and that there was
some lethal gas that ended up on their salami. Now that's how we roll
After involuntarily dry-heaving, all I could think about was their mamas. It reinforces why I often admonish my children when they walk out the door "Remember Whose you are…" and "Make wise choices…" and "DON'T DO ANYTHING STUPID…!" I think the two now facing FELONY charges might have avoided a heap of trouble had they considered those "Mamaisms" before BROADCASTING EPIC STUPIDITY ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB!
Then again–and not by any means to excuse it–is it just a case of life imitating art? These kids potentially have ingested a steady diet of gross out their entire lives from the cult classic "Animal House" to "Jackass" to "American Pie" to I don't know what's current, this genre ain't my cup o' tea.
Dominoes U.S.A. President, Patrick Doyle, quickly responded to their video with one of his own; is it enough to repair the damage wrought by two kids carelessly manufacturing a Youtube hoax? Do you wanna order Dominoes anytime soon, regardless of this being an isolated instance–and a joke at that? What do you think are the far-reaching repercussions to Dominoes or fast food in general? Have you heard stories like this before (that didn't happen to make the national news)?
In an already shaky economy, this franchise owner might not ever recover from this; I feel for him. The two Dominoes "team members" now fired and facing criminal charges? Reluctantly, I feel for them, too. Theirs was a ridiculously, disgusting (and I pray!) joke-gone-wrong, and it looks like they'll be facing prosecution from a giant with deep pockets, understandably blind to their humor.
Yet, if you have teenagers or have ever worked with teenagers, you know how they can ACT before they THINK. I hope one message our own children have heard from us is their actions lead to consequences…so think first…consider what those consequences might be.
I hope you use this as a teaching opportunity for your tweens and teens. The last laugh in this case? Isn't very funny at all…:/
I agree, kids just don’t see the consequences sometimes. I think it’s a challenge these days to teach them about the POWER of a photo or video. You just can’t undo these things!
Yuck. This is enough to make me want to learn how to cook, but I’m sure I’ll get over that feeling. People do stupid stuff on YouTube. They want to be famous, but the thing is, they become famous for the wrong stuff!
Hey – did you ever get a video camera for your trip??
OH. MY. WORD. I did NOT watch the video. You’re description was enough! My hubs will not complain about food cooked wrong at restaurants for fear of it coming back with spit in it or worse. =|
P.S. About Lisa’s camera ? – If no, we really like ours, works very well, relatively inexpensive. I’d recommend it. I’ll have to go look up the model and stuff on the box. Lemme know if you want to know. Bye!
I did watch the original video, just so I could form my own opinion, and although these people were certainly not using the full intelligence that I hope God gave them (and certainly none of the wisdom or judgment they should have), I don’t believe they were teenagers.
I think they were merely two people trying to smart aleck their way into viral video fame. Which they did, but not the way they intended. Be careful what you wish for, kids: you just might get it!
I definitely didn’t watch that video – hearing about it was more than enough for me! I just cannot think about things like that. But Robin, you make good points about our kids. I was just saying to someone the other day that I’m looking forward to the day my daughter has the ability to reason (she’s 18 months now), but then again, that time is even scarier, because my responsibility becomes so much larger.
I haven’t ordered anything from Dominoes in over 10 years. The last pizza I got from them was raw on one edge and black on the opposite. When I complained they promised to return my check along with coupons for a free pizza. I never got either. So I became a Pizza Hut girl.
sometimes a learning experience is the answer.
Remember two years ago when some woman put a finger in her meal at some fast food place and about brought the company down. She was an ADULT… after money.
Even sending her to jail wouldn’t undo the financial abuse she heaped
Whoa. Now that’s disgusting.
I remember in Conway, Arkansas (yes, same one of Chris Allen fame on American Idol), some Baskin Robbins employees put lots of chocolate-flavored laxatives in a man’s ice cream cake. I can’t remember how many people ended up eating that cake, but he sued the company.
But, I also have a positive story regarding the food business (hey, you asked for examples). I worked for two years as a server at El Chico (a very busy regional Tex-Mex chain) that employed almost exclusively college kids and a few from high school. Not once did I see anybody tamper with food or even accidentally do anything unsanitary while handling food. Unlike many who have worked in the restaurant business, I continued eating there after I stopped working there.
That’s some sick stuff! I don’t like Domino’s anyway!
But… one thing I wanted to make a comment on is how can they re-evaluate their hiring practices to make sure people like that don’t get hired? what exactly is “people like that”? How can YOU tell? come on now… it’s impossible.
I’m going to ask my son if he saw that and if so, show him this one. Thanks for sharing.
That is absolutely disgusting! I hadn’t heard about this! I really feel bad for the franchise owner – so sad.
You hit the nail on the head, though when you said “These kids potentially have ingested a steady diet of gross out their entire lives…” Well said – sad, but true. :-\
I’m very wary of eating anything made by teenagers or young adults.
My college roommate was a waitress and she told me that if someone was rude to them in the restaurant – they’d drop the bread on the floor, or lick it before serving it to them…or spit in the soup, etc.
the most disgusting part is these people were not teens. they were in their thirties!!!!
clearly the world is coming to an end