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Just a hard learned warning! Yesterday, I went out to lunch with a friend, while eating my salad, I crunched down on an olive and the olive had a pit in it. Yes, you guessed it, I broke a tooth! Why t
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Eating in Restaurants

posted at 10/15/2011 5:40 AM EDT
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Just a hard learned warning! Yesterday, I went out to lunch with a friend, while eating my salad, I crunched down on an olive and the olive had a pit in it. Yes, you guessed it, I broke a tooth! Why they didn't mention that the olives were not pitted, I will never know.

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posted at 10/15/2011 6:24 AM EDT
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Oh - that's AWFUL!!!  A broken tooth is terrible.
Will you head to a dentist for repair?  Brace yourself for the cost.

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posted at 10/15/2011 7:19 AM EDT
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GRANA here; finding an unexpectedpit olive pit  or bone  (in boneless cutlet)s can    happen even @ homeSurprised; so awful you had your nice lunch spoiled by that occurence.FrownYears ago a neighbor treated us to lunch in the then & still best Chinese restaurat i n town. I ordered the crab & veggie stir fry lunch special  & nearly choked; but quietly removed the plastic from my mouth. from the imitation crab sticks used in the dish.Our nighbor called over the  owner  who gave all 4 of us our meals "on the house" The menu didn't sy i t was mitation crab even then the cook should have removed the wrapper; but " STUFF HAPPPENS" & its always  best ( at home o r away) to be carefull & observantCool.

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posted at 10/15/2011 7:24 AM EDT
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I went to this restaurants and their food was great like my grandmoms cooking.

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posted at 10/15/2011 7:38 AM EDT
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So far, I have had nothing happen.  You never know when you will find a "goodie" in your food.

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posted at 10/15/2011 7:46 AM EDT
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I did the some thing years ago with a black olive. I too fractured a tooth.  Most restaurants do serve pitted black olives in the salads.  I guess  it' s eater beware.

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posted at 10/15/2011 8:21 AM EDT
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It is so upsetting when something bad happens while you are out trying to enjoy a good meal.  It is bad enough when you simply don't like the food (that is never cheap).  But having a terrible experience - like breaking a tooth - is enough to make you give up on going out to eat.  I know mistakes are made and things do happen, but it is hard to enjoy your food if you have to "search" for hazzards as you are trying to eat.  Frown

Re: Eating in Restaurants

posted at 10/15/2011 8:28 AM EDT
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Well now that's annoying!!!  I have a friend who was eating one of those fruit bars and it was full of glass.  Cut her up pretty good! Cry

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posted at 10/15/2011 1:45 PM EDT
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Anytime we eat at a restaurant (which is rare) it is always good for 2 or 3 meals.  I eat all I want and take the rest home.  the portions are so huge there is no way I could eat it all.  Even my husband usually has enough to take home for a second meal.  That makes the price of the meal cut in half.

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posted at 10/15/2011 4:02 PM EDT
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In Response to Eating in Restaurants:
Just a hard learned warning! Yesterday, I went out to lunch with a friend, while eating my salad, I crunched down on an olive and the olive had a pit in it. Yes, you guessed it, I broke a tooth! Why they didn't mention that the olives were not pitted, I will never know.
Posted by Angela F


So very sorry to hear about your tooth Angela.  Years ago I broke two molars within a month, eating popcorn of all things.  Never a good experience not to mention the cost.

Re: Eating in Restaurants

posted at 10/15/2011 4:59 PM EDT
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The cost ...........
Isn't dental work INCREDIBLY expensive?     Oh, with a good dentist it's worth it but the cost is still staggering.

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posted at 10/15/2011 7:00 PM EDT
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Sorry to hear about your tooth.  I hope it is repaired quickly and without too much cost.

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posted at 10/15/2011 8:24 PM EDT
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GRANA here; finding an unexpectedpit olive pit  or bone ne (in boneless cutlet)s can    happen even @ home ; so awful you had your nice lunch spoiled by that occurence . Years ago a neighbor reated us t o lunch i the then & still best Chinese restaurat i n town. I ordered the crab & veggie stir fry lunch special  & nearly choked; but quietly removed the plastic from my mouth. from the imitation crab sticks used in the dish.Our nighbor alled over the  owner r  who gave all 4 of us our meals "on the ouse" The enu didn't ay t as mitation crab even then the ook should ave emoved he rapper; but " STUFF HApPENS" & it's lalways  best ( at home o raway) to be carefull observant .
Posted by ann h


Ann I love reading your posts!  You are such a nuturing person!

Re: Eating in Restaurants

posted at 10/15/2011 11:41 PM EDT
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Just today my husband had a chicken cutlet for lunch in a restaurant and found a good-sized piece of bone in it. Fortunately it was large enough that he discovered it right away, didn't chew it or swallow it. My comment was that at least he knew the meat was real chicken!

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posted at 10/16/2011 6:24 AM EDT
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Did have my dentist meet me at his office (great guy) and placed a temp so that my tongue wasn't raw and will definitely need a crown/cap. $$$ It was only the responsibility of the restaurant to let us know that there were pits in the olives. Fortunately, I am not a person that immediately looks for compensation from the restaurant. As a former Dental Hygienist, I know that teeth can break on something as soft as mashed potatoes if they have large restorations.

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posted at 10/16/2011 9:01 AM EDT
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Good for you Angela - bless you heart and attitude.

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posted at 10/17/2011 9:01 AM EDT
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Good for you Angela - bless you heart and attitude.
Posted by Nancy G


You're a good person, Angela.  Some people would try to sue the  pants off the restaurant

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posted at 10/17/2011 9:03 AM EDT
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Years ago my mother was eating some kind of candy bar and bit onto something that wasn't supposed to be in it.  She wrote to the company so they would be aware of odd things that might be in their products.  She also told them that she had broken a tooth.  They told her to send them the dental bill and they paid it.  She didn't ask for compensation, but was just giving them information.
Of course that was something that didn't belong in the candy bar, not something natural like a pit or bone

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posted at 1/25/2012 2:27 PM EST
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They may not have know the pit was there. Sorry about your tooth  though.

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posted at 1/25/2012 6:48 PM EST
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did this happen to be an italian restaurant?-----------------mostly the use the whole olives in salads because most people like them better-at least that is what they told me at an olive garden when i asked----------but anywhere i go---if the olive is whole i always ck it first
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