Glam and I had lunch today at one of my fave pizza places. We split a fantastic arugula salad. Among other things, it had fresh corn, goat cheese, red onions, teardrop tomatoes, and smoked bacon in it.
I was happily munching on my greens when I was startled by a scream from Glam.
In my usual unsympathetic Monkey fashion, I gave her a what-the-fuck look.
"My salad! It's moving!"
And, sure enough, I looked over and saw a little red thing wriggling about.
It was a ladybug!
What would you think of this?
After I hear from you, I'll tell you what was on our minds and what we did.
I would shriek like a little girl. I also wouldn't be very hungry anymore.ReplyDelete
I would order a bunch more food and then tell the waiter about it to get a bunch of free food!
at least it wasn't a roach :I
then I would of flipped the table upside down and squeal!
I have to say I am much less disturbed that it was a ladybug rather than a roach. I don't know why that makes a difference to me, but it does. I would certainly have pointed it out to the server! What did you guys end up doing?ReplyDelete
I would be surprised that the veggies attract so many bugs :). It means something after all about the vegetable. But of course I would have also told the waiter to do something about it.ReplyDelete
I would have pointed it out but not stopped eating....as others pointed out, it wasnt a roach and is WAS pizza afterall ;)ReplyDelete
I would've double checked my own salad!ReplyDelete
for whatever reason, I also find a ladybug less disturbing than a cockroach
I'll echo Dipitie - I sometimes find little stragglers on the lettuce I buy from the grocery store. To me, lady bug = normal fauna that can be found on fruits/veggies while cockroach = dirty ass kitchen. I'd still would tell the server about it though.ReplyDelete
amber's comment = hilarious!ReplyDelete
i probably would've taken a picture (did you?) & then would've told the waiter about it.
to me, lady bugs and little green worms aren't so much a big deal - they're not easily detectable, they don't wash off easily, and they don't cause to much of mess. (not a sign of uncleanliness) But I know bugs don't bother me as much as others.ReplyDelete
Ladybugs are cute. I would be amused but not necessarily grossed out. However, I'd be concerned that there might be other ladybugs lurking and would either search my salad carefully or just get something else.ReplyDelete
Ladybug I can see? Cool. Ladybug I can taste? Not cool.
I'd keep eating. But I'd ask them to give me the salad for free.ReplyDelete
There are bugs in everything we eat.
If the salad is really good, and I love the place, I'd probably just brush it aside, but mention it to the waiter. Lady bugs don't scare me! Might be different story if it were a roach...ReplyDelete
I prob would have beet like wtf?! Not sure if I would have eaten it. Depends how hungry I was. I would just be happy it wasn't a roach.ReplyDelete
Um, I would have pointed it out to the waiter. This time of year in MN, most of those little dudes are dead, so that would be out of the norm.ReplyDelete
But... I mean, someimtes there are ladybugs and little green inchworms on fresh, organic produce. It's part of the deal.
I'm not sure how I would have felt?!
although I'm thinking you might have eaten it? especially after reading about your bug adventure a few months back!
We told our server about the ladybug. He apologized profusely and offered to give us another salad. We politely refused a new salad because, really, it's the same batch of greens, right?ReplyDelete
I totally agree with everyone who said a ladybug is not that gross, and a roach would be disgusting. Ladybugs are "natural." On the other hand, we felt like maybe the greens hadn't been washed because washing should've gotten the ladybug out. Thus, we didn't take our chance on another salad.
We weren't charged for the ladybug salad. :)
ladybugs have better marketing than roaches.ReplyDelete
I would think, "what's the big deal, drama queen?"ReplyDelete
Ugh. That is disgusting. The food would have gone back and I think my appetite would be gone.ReplyDelete
So says the person who eats and some sketchy places in Chinatown! lol Better a lady bug in a salad than the roaches that live in one of the seafood tanks at a certain restaurant.
Hmmm. I agree with the above posters. Better a ladybug than pretty much any other kind of bug...ReplyDelete
I have salad in my garden and ladybugs are helpful,they eat vermins,you can use ladybugs also for apple's trees.When we find them we bring them in the garden ih ihReplyDelete
but with a wash they go away
I think y'all did the right thing about the salad. I definitely wouldn't have made a big deal about it but it's appropriate for you to not have paid. Ditto Amber re: a roach. I would have flipped my shit if I saw a roach.ReplyDelete
After living in Asia for a year, I've gotten a lot more relaxed about things like that. I would've let the lady bug go and keep on munching.ReplyDelete
It's a lady bug. I was eating some kale from Whole Foods when I bit down on something hard. It was a lady bug shell. I took my sausage finger fished it out and continued chomping. After I was done, I photographed the carcass for posterity (not for potential lawsuit bc whole foods and I are like that *crossing fingers*)ReplyDelete
Also, when I went to JTYH with roaming belly, my sliced pig's ear had some hair on it. I again fished it aside with my chopsticks and continued eating. Then again, I'm no lady. I'm just a lady bug eater.
They could have told me that it was part of the salad, you know, a delicacy, and I would have believed it since I don't dine in nice non-chains too often.ReplyDelete
i once got an organic salad from the co-op that was across the street from my office at that time. i ate all but 2 bites of it when i saw a GIGANTIC, black and green, stripey, ugly caterpillar in the bottom of the plastic bowl. i shut the bowl's lid on him, then saw i still had a few bites of goat cheese and greens left, so i reopened it and finished the salad. i then put the lid back on and walked him back to the co-op's customer service desk. they refunded my money and took the caterpillar in his salad bowl back.ReplyDelete
that said, i'd be ok with a ladybug.