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A bug in my soup

A bug in my soup

Date: Jul 22 2004


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What can be more real life than finding a little part of nature in your soup? That’s right, in this real life situation, Senta finds a fly swimming in her meal. See how the waitress responds to her complaints...


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Senta:  Eeww. Excuse me. Waitress?!

Waitress:  Oh yes ma’am. What seems to be the problem?

Senta:  Well look! There, the sting, this is my food, and I’m s’posed to eat and there’s a fly.

Waitress:  A fly? What are you talking about? Oh, that’s not a fly, that’s just pepper. We use…

Senta:  No, no, no. Look. See? It’s got the little body, got wings, it flies, it’s a fly. Well it doesn’t fly anymore…

Waitress:  I can assure you that is just a piece of pepper. That is not a fly.

Senta:  I’ve seen pepper before, this is not pepper. I ordered this food. I’m not gonna pay for this. I’m not gonna eat it. I wanna new one and I want it for free.

Waitress:  Well, let me see what I can do for you ma’am. Let me just take that back to the cook.

Waitress:  OK. Here’s your soup again.

Senta:  Well, but. What’s that? Do you? That’s an even bigger bug. Is he doin’ this on purpose?

Waitress:  Actually, that’s just another piece of pepper. I’m sorry, but that’s what we use.

Senta:  Maybe something’s wrong with your pepper. Maybe you got bugs crawling in your pepper.

Waitress:  I guess that could be a problem.

Senta:  Can I please talk to your manager?

Waitress:  I guess.



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To me, there’s nothing sicker than finding something other than food in your food. The grossest thing I have ever found in my food was a band-aid. I can assure you, I never ate at that hospital again! What’s the yuckiest thing you have ever found in your food?



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Iran, Islamic Republic Of


guess what, we ordered soup from a restaurant, meanwhile we wanted to serve it, my dad found a worm in it, eww, then my dad called the restaurant to complain about it. 

the worm might have been in lettuces.

08:41 AM Apr 10 2018 |




I’ve just found a cartoon that gave me some laugh :)

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11:16 AM Sep 02 2012 |




Camaro, the raw chicken is awful, but medium steak is not that bad

06:34 PM Feb 25 2012 |

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It brought me back to the song by Alanis Morissette, “Ironic” which is not quite ironic :)

Hey, yiah, yiah…


It’s a black fly in your Chardonnay.

That’s a bad luck and the guy who has it, will fish it out or will ask to change for another glass and here, all of a sudden,  the manager of the restaurant goes: ’ Now, ladies and gentlemen, who will find a fly in his/her glass of wine, is the winnter of $ 1,000 000!” Oops, that’s ironic, the fly is gone, the glass of Chardonnay is clean. So, sometimes to have a fly or another “friendly creature” in your beverage is not that bad ;)



06:28 PM Feb 25 2012 |

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I had ordered a deep-fried chicken in a restaurant. But the chicken was nearly raw. You know, that tastes verry bad. The waiter would to bring me a new dish, but I was so nauseated. I couldn’t no more eat on those day.

04:55 PM Feb 25 2012 |

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Hahaha I found this conversation very funny! There was the bigger fly :))) hahaha niceee!!

02:10 AM Feb 21 2012 |

tutorheatherSuper Member!

United States

Gross, right?

There are a lot of comedy sketches about having a fly in one’s soup on American television.

I have never had it happen, but recently I had a hair in my salad. It was rather unappetizing. Luckily, the restaurant was responsive to the situation, and gave me a credit. They offered to bring me a new dish, but the hair situation turned my stomach (made me feel sick). I was in no mood to eat.

Heather Cook, M.Ed.

03:10 PM Feb 20 2012 |




My friend has ever found a snake  in his food. I think it is the grossest thing!Foot in mouth

02:57 PM Feb 20 2012 |



i found hair or fly in the food, i can not eat anymore. i think the taste of food changed if i even attempt it 


05:11 PM Jan 25 2012 |




The yuckiest is u find a bug in ur soup, but the sicker is u find half of his body in ur soup(means u ate the other half)

09:27 AM Jun 13 2011 |




its so disgusting 2 find a bug swimming in ya bowl

04:54 AM Oct 10 2008 |




actually ,that may happen in real life,i guess its a hard situation to be in,but the one should be more polite when getting into such a situation when talking 2 the waitress or manager

08:49 PM Mar 16 2008 |




ah,I often find the hair and other sick thing in my food in college refectories.

06:45 AM Feb 17 2006 |

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