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Seriously, an olive pit?

January 26, 2011 - Cindy Votruba
As I'm waiting for the lottery numbers to come in on a Wednesday night, I'm glancing through the Yahoo news clips and notice one about an Ohio congressman suing a congressional cafeteria for $150,000 after he bit into an olive pit and sustained dental damage. According to the article, the civil suit filed earlier this month in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia said the wrap "contained dangerous substances, namely an olive pit," that a consumer would not reasonably expect to find in the product served. Now I don't really like olives, so I don't know what kind of damage a pit could cause. But c'mon Rep. Dennis Kucinich, you're not the first person to cause dental damage by biting into something. People have lost teeth, broken bridgework, crowns, etc. by trying to eat corn on the cob, nuts and other foods. You sure as heck don't see them filing a lawsuit. Man up already.


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