Sheylara humour; fuss over iPhone; maggots in McDonald’s

Hello World!

My first post in iTest is up!

Please go and read it. I promise you it won’t be a dry, techie blog. It will have a healthy dose of Sheylara humour to make it as painless as possible, especially for readers who aren’t very technical or aren’t very interested in technical stuff.

Go read it then come back here. =)

Now, I’m going to be quite random today because I’m bushed after a day of meetings and errands and writing that IDA blog.


The fuss over iPhone


Why are there still people making a big deal out of the 3G iPhone?

It’s so overhyped, with half of Singapore owning one, that I would think the response should now be: “Eew, you have an iPhone too?”

But, no. I’m still hearing: “Wow!! Is that the new iPhone???!!!”

Truly mind boggling.

In fact, I’m a little embarrassed to be seen carrying one because it’s so overhyped and common.

But it’s a pretty phone so I shan’t care.


Maggots in McDonald’s

In other news, maggots have been spotted in McDonald’s food products.

I received an e-mail written by one Judy Tan to the arts community e-mail group that I’m in.

You can’t read messages there if you’re not a member, so I’ll repost it here for you.

She says:

I went to the outlet at Compasspoint on 3 Sep 08 at about 10pm. I ordered 2 Double Cheeseburger and a 9 Pcs Chicken Nuggets. After which I asked for Curry Sauce and Chilli Sauce to take away.

When i got home, which was a short 2 mins ride, TO MY HORROR, when i opened the packet of curry sauce, i was greeted with a ‘smell’ and there were many tiny maggots crawling inside with a portion of the curry sauce which have turned black and harden and possibly rotting.

I wrote in to feedback to Macdonalds the same night, and this morning (4 Sep) i had a call from a Business Manager apologising for this encounter, the first thing she asked was if i had kept the packet of curry sauce! The maggots were crawling out, obviously i had it disposed as soon as i took the photos, and in our conversation she also mentioned that this is not isolated to the outlet at Compasspoint! It was island wide as it could be a supplier problem. I think it is ridiculous! She also told me there were a few complaints already.

Shouldn’t they stop giving out curry sauce while pending investigation? It was ‘fortunate’ for me that the rotting and maggots were visible. For those packets which have not turned black may have maggots swimming in the sauce which is not known to the consumer. I asked her if they do check the expiry date of the sauces, she mentioned that the turnover for curry sauce is very high thus unlikely it would hit past the expiry date. Then my question is, if it is not even past its expiry date and it is rotting with maggots, what’s going on???

This just serves as a warning to fellow Macdonalds consumers to watch out before dipping your food into curry sauce, you may not know what is swimming and growing in there…

This is quite troubling for me because McDonald’s happens to be my favourite fast-food joint. Now I can’t think about it without thinking of maggots. Sheesh.

There was a photo but the e-mail group doesn’t allow attachments so it got trunked.


The End

And that’s all for tonight. My bed beckons!

Except that I still can’t go to bed because I haven’t had dinner, haven’t showered, haven’t written my Xbox blog and haven’t logged into Warhammer Online for three days to take advantage of the Open Beta play for which I paid good money.

Well, nothing new there.

See you tomorrow!