Friday, April 29, 2005

Finding the Crooked Finger

We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
–Anais Nin

When the news of the Wendy's chili finger hit the news, I waded in like everyone else — not going for the easy laugh, though. I went for the exploited labor angle as an explanation for the floating digit.

One commenter was more judicious, saying, "This screams 'set-up for a million-dollar lawsuit' to me."

Now, the woman who found the finger has been arrested. It appears she was a serial hoaxter. Still, human flesh in fast food keeps turning up.

Talk show hosts see fingers in chili as a source of laffs. Bleeding hearts see them as evidence of exploited workers. Skeptics see them as scams, and torts attorneys see them as a chance to recover damages. Cops may see it one way, too, but they reserve judgment and plug away after the facts.

Cops 1, Blogger 0.


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