*Here’s a break from my Quiapo Post.
Two nights ago, we bought Twenty Pesos of Pandesal at a nearby 24-hour Bakery for midnight snack, Chiz Whiz for spread, and Nestea Ice Tea for bev. While on our second piece, my friend Carlito noticed something unchewable and inconsistent with the texture of the bread. He took out what he was chewing and found a broken glass in the pandesal he was eating!
Good he was not able to swallow it!
I wanted to “ambulance chase” as a personal normal reaction. On second thought, I decided to just call the attention of the Bakery at the most. Carlito, however, thought it was nothing, afterall he was not hurt. And so we stopped eating and forgot about the “bubog.”
The next morning, he went to buy bread again at the same Bakery and informed them of broken glass he found in the pandesal he bought the night before. Fortunately, a Kagawad was also buying from the same Bakery and Carlito was informed that his complaint is already the second, the first being the Bakery selling spoiled bread.
That made him decide to push the complaint. He went to see the Brgy. Captain together with the evidence (the pandesal and broken glass) and they went to the Bakery to talk to the owner.
To make the story short, the Brgy. Captain went inside the owner’s office without Carlito and when he came back, he had Php 3,000.00 with him for settlement and gave Carlito Php 2,000.00. That settled the issue.
I personally do not have anything about settlement especially on cases like these but more than that, I am posting this experience for two reasons: First, to make it known that cases like this must never be ignored because chewing and possibly swallowing a broken glass is a health hazard; Second, there should be more vigilance in implementing regulatory provisions of the law on establishments like Bakeries because they sell edibles.
Postcript: I have not personally experienced this “unhealthy food stories” but I know of some from the news and from other friends. It reminds me of one incident when I was with a good friend Benz wayback in College when we went to eat what is reputed to be a good “laing” served at a nearby Carinderia. Surprise! Surprise! It had a 25-centavo coin as garnishing! 🙂