When the next time a server hands you a drink, make sure you check for any revenge loogie (mucus) in it.
Julie and Ken Yerdon have planned to sue the popular restaurant chain, Chilli’s after the annoyed server decided to take his revenge by spitting an easy to identify mucus.
This started the last July, when the couple decided to have dinner at an upstate New York Chili’s. Julie and Ken Yerdon had complained to their server, Greg Lamica, 24 that the brocolli served in the food was under-cooked and that they hadn’t received their chips. This made Greg annoyed a bit.
“They were busy — we understood. We were patient with him, but we could tell he was annoyed with us. All Ken said to him was, ‘Are you OK? Have we done something to offend you?’ And he said, ‘Oh, no, no.’ ”
Before leaving the couple asked their drinks to be refilled in to-go cups. Greg brought the drinks but didn’t look up to see their faces, with their drinks in their hands the couple left.
After they took a sip from their to-go cups, the lid popped off and as soon as the lid popped off, the couple identified the loogie in their refilled to-go cups. The spit was not the regular spit, you see!
“I saw the spit in the cup. It wasn’t regular spit either. It was definitely a loogie.”
Ken left Julie home, took a picture of the drink and went back to Chilli’s to complain about the incident.
The restaurant owners gave Ken a few coupons and reimbursed the money spent on the meal. However, Yerdons were not looking for discounts, they wanted Greg to be discharged from his duties. Ken had to leave without talking to Lamica.
In the parking lot, when Ken found Greg crying and bawling, he stopped him to ask why he had spit in his drink? Lamica said only one thing, “I do not want to lose my job”.
After three months when the DNA reports revealed that Greg had spit in the drink. Greg refused to admit first but later admitted that he had spit the loogie in the drink.
Lamica was slapped with disorderly conduct, and was sentenced to a 1-year conditional discharge and a $125 fine. He was also fired from Chili’s, three months after the incident.
The Yerdons are still not happy and now plan to sure the restaurant chain’s owners over negligence and retention of an incompetent employee. They have also asked for compensation for not knowing that Lamica had HIV or hepatitis.
What do we learn from this story? Never-ever spit a loogie in anyone’s drink because the cops will find you and arrest you.
Info sourced from syracuse.com