I am in Maryland or maybe New Jersey, I'm not sure. Anyway, I am on my way back to New York. I just finished eating at Taco Bell. It's one of my regular spots, It's how I keep my physique.
As I was ordering I asked for a small drink. I had been craving a Diet Coke for some reason. At this point I'm kind of grumpy. I tried to eat healthy for lunch and had been hungry ever since. Back to the story, when the girl handed me my drink she completely fisted it! She was two fingers deep into the cup. I immediately thought about asking for another yet I knew she had the power in this situation. She was about to make my food. I thought it wasn't a good idea to insult or embarrass her. So I sucked it up and thought I could handle it. A few germs are good for us, they build immunity...right?
So I sat down as I waited for my food and looked over and she was...I kid you not, chewing on her hand. It was like she had the hang nail of all hang nails and was attempting to bite it off.
I threw up a little inside my mouth.
So, I was really pissed at this point. It was a tough situation. Then it came to me. I wrapped the base of my cup in a napkin and took it to the counter. I told the other girl (as to avoid the same experience happening twice!) that my cup was leaking and ask her if I could have another. They looked at each other as if I was trying to rip them off and gave me a smirk. I smiled and waited patiently. A moment later she handed me another cup without the fingers. Thank goodness.
What would you have done? Would you have ignored it and just dealt with the germs? Am I overacting? Or, would you have confronted her there on the spot?