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December 22nd, 2010
12:00 PM ET
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Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.

  • Snoop Dogg and Pepsi Max pimp-ify "'Twas the Night Before Christmas." - AdAge

  • Could you split the check 47 ways? True Life: I'm a Waiter. - The Consumerist

  • Tippling with a meal can slow digestion by as much as 50 percent. - Discovery News

  • Sacré bleu! A French farmer fatally shot a trespasser he thought was stealing his truffles. - Huffington Post

  • Mr. Gingerbread gets a fudgy makeover. - Luna Cafe
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  1. Evil Grin

    On splitting the check: 47 separate checks is more than a bit excessive. They should have been up front with their coupons and split checks. However, I have to wonder at the sheer idiocy of the wait staff.

    Why in the world didn't the wait staff ask the group at the beginning if they would be paying together or separately? And who in the world would assume that one college student is going to pick up the tab for a group of 47.

    The wait staff has to take some responsibility for that. They couldn't do anything about the coupons, but they could have used their brains and at least asked how the party would be paying, or barring that, assumed each person would have their own tab. I'm sure it's easier to combine the checks then separate them. If the staff can't think that far ahead, they basically put themselves in that situation.

    December 22, 2010 at 1:14 pm |
    • wendy

      most restaurants have a 6+ party all goes on one check policy also. it is set to avoid issues like a 47 split on a tab. so many things that could have been done to prevent the issue if people would just look further than the end of their nose.

      December 22, 2010 at 1:28 pm |
  2. Truth

    The way this country is going, Snoop Dogg is going to be our president someday. And we will deserve it.

    December 22, 2010 at 12:58 pm |
    • Jerv@Truth

      Ouch! Man, I swear I hope I never live to see the day.

      December 22, 2010 at 1:02 pm |
    • Jdizzle McHammerpants

      President Calvin Broadus AKA Snoop Dogg would lead a very mild-mannered, peaceful, and munchy crazed population. I'm down.

      December 22, 2010 at 1:03 pm |
    • Truth

      I honestly would not be surprised, given the pop culture obsession we have today. I sound like my father, but it used to be if a girl got pregnant, it was something to hide, now you get a reality show. Our values are disappearing before our eyes.

      In twenty years, I think the film "Idiocracy" is going to look like a History Channel documentary.

      December 22, 2010 at 1:11 pm |
      • wendy

        i had the same thought about Idiocracy! yeeeesh! we laugh...but it's very possible that much of that mentality is already here.

        December 22, 2010 at 1:26 pm |
  3. Jerv

    Stoop dogg looks like a Dr. Seuss character.

    December 22, 2010 at 12:53 pm |
    • Queen of Everything@Jerv

      Agreed. Do you think we can convince him to try to get some truffles from that French farmer?

      December 22, 2010 at 12:56 pm |
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