Friday, 24. October 2014
16. 07. 14. - 16:00
Chinese waitress Jin Kuo, 39, stopped heated debate with an angry customer who found a cockroach in his salad after she grabbed it and ate it to prove that it was perfectly harmless.
Businessman Zhang Yen, 43, called the waitress over to complain after discovering the dead cockroach in his salad at the restaurant on the Jinsha Era Plaza hotel restaurant in Chengdu, the capital of central Cihan's Sichuan province.
One of the people who was with him as a guest who was surprised at the waitresses claim that it was 'perfectly normal' grabbed his mobile phone and started to video the incident, including the waitresses insistence that it was nothing to worry about.
She said: "No matter which restaurant you go to, you will always find cockroaches in the food. It is very normal."
Enraged at the waitresses attitude, Zhang told her that if it was so normal, she should eat it to solve the problem, and then there would not need to any need to argue.
But to his amazement, that was exactly what the waitress did, picking the cockroach off the side of the plate and putting it into her mouth before swallowing it.
Shocked Zhang was left speechless by what she had done, and had nothing more to say. Instead he opened up his wallet, paid the bill, and left, still shaking his head in amazement.
The restaurant owner meanwhile has apologised over the incident and said that the cockroach had probably crawled into the dish from outside while cooking. She added that the waitress had been punished for not accepting the fault, and had been told she was going to get a pay cut for the foreseeable future to teach her lesson.
Commentators however who viewed the video on social media sites said the waitress should have been given a pay rise.
It is not the first time a staff member has tried to defuse a hygiene row by eating the evidence. In May, a restaurant manager ate a condom after customers found it in their fish dish. They had rejected their claim it was a condom and insisted it was a ring of calamari and ate it to prove the point.
Get Shorty As Confused Bald Ibis Gets Lost Again
A rare bald Ibis that seems to have a different sense of direction to her fellow birds has once again had to be rescued after getting stuck trying to find a different route to the southern Italian feeding ground.
Alpine Trains Venture Into Space As The Final Frontier
Austria’s national railway line the OeBB has raised eyebrows after offering themed toilets including one that is supposed to "look and smell like outer space".
MEP caught In Brit papers Fraud Probe Jailed
A corrupt MEP caught by a British newspaper offering to propose amendments to EU laws in exchange for 100,000 euros a year has been given a three-year-jail term.
Vienna Jihad Girls Want To Come Home
The two Austrian teenage girls who became ‘poster girls’ for the jihad in Syria are now desperate to come home after getting completely disillusioned with their new lifestyles.
There was a festival atmosphere as Bundespresident Heinz Fischer opened Vienna's new Hauptbahnhof Friday morning.
Apple Truck Causes Traffic Jam
When 24 tonnes of apples are catapulted across a road it can only mean a jam.
Farmer Cleared Over Wolf Shooting
Furious animal rights campaigners have accused an Austrian farmer of lying after he shot dead a wolf that he claimed he thought was a fox.
Rare Bald Ibis Makes Microlight Flight To Italy
The project to introduce an extinct bird back to Europe is hailing success after successfully negotiating a new route over the Alps and training 14 Northern Bald Ibises how to fly south to winter feeding grounds in southern Tuscany.
Pat On The Back From Manure Explosive
A traffic cop in Austria got more than he bargained for after a booby trap covered him head-to-toe in manure as he was trying to catch people speeding.
Viennese Jihad Girl May Have Been Killed
Austrian police say that one of the two attractive young teenage girls who fled the country to go to Syria to fight on the side of Islamic rebels may have been killed.
The most popular stories –
last 7 days
|Dirty Diggers Face Jail For Grave Offence|
|Russian Artist Cuts Off His Ear|
|Shocking Pics As Boys Arm Torn Off At Zoo By Bear|
|Docs Perform Heart Surgery By Mobile Phone Light|
|Beggars Disable Camel For Cash|
Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.
Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.