Culture on the Cheap
Public Service Announcement
Once in a very blue moon I learn something so disturbing I feel compelled to pass it along because it is in the public’s interest. Before I continue I want to make it clear that it is not the purpose of this post to rumor monger. I will recount the facts I have been provided and you can draw your own conclusions.
A month ago a good friend of mine who worked in the deli at the above depicted establishment started getting red spots on her skin. These coincided roughly with a new vendor providing the deli’s chicken. Thinking it was merely due to one of the many things that lurk in uncooked chicken she took extra care to wipe down the counters, utensils, etc. It was all to no avail: the red spots persisted.
Concerned, my friend brought this to her supervisor’s attention. She also pointed out that she was not the only person afflicted with these lesions: five out of seven of her coworkers displayed similar symptoms. Her input was summarily dismissed. After some cajoling on my part my friend finally visited a physician. His prognosis was as follows:
Needless to say my friend underwent treatment and quickly found another job. As I said at the beginning of this post, these are the facts as I know them. I will leave it to you, dear readers, to take heed or dismiss this cautionary tale as you see fit.
P.S.: Lest any of you are wondering what healing scabies lesions look like. Here you go!