Thursday, March 24, 2005

Ramblings About Chili Fingers

By now, I'm sure you have all heard about the woman who found the finger in her Wendy's chili.


This image was stolen from Adrienne at Nosheteria. Thanks, Adrienne. It really adds to the overall impact of my post.

Well, I've been thinking a lot about this. The finger was apparently fresh, and there were two parts of the finger in the same bowl of chili. That would indicate there wasn't a whole body that was cut up and dropped into the chili, because if that were the case, what are the chances of having two parts of the same finger in a bowl of chili? The article says the chili is made on site. I could be wrong, but I'm guessing they get ground beef, not whole beef parts that they grind up in the Wendy's store. That means that the finger must have landed in the beef AFTER it was ground. If it had landed in there before, then you wouldn't have such an obvious finger, manicured, in complete identifiable chunks. You'd have ground finger!

All of the people working at the Wendy's had all their fingers, so that isn't the source of the finger. If the finger was ripped from a person who is still alive, working at a meat plant, don't you think the meat plant shift manager might have thought: Better check the meat she was working on!

Another theory I threw out was that of the aggressive cow who attacked a woman, ripping her finger off whole, biting it in half, then swallowing it down. Then the next day, the cow is made into meat. But the ground beef thing makes that unlikely, too.

If there's a woman out there with a missing finger (and I'm thinking that's the case, or you wouldn't get this unlikely scenario where there are two parts of one finger in the same bowl of chili), I think she better step forward!

Who is this woman? Surely she's seen the story! And who put her finger in the ground beef? Is she tied up somewhere?

I'm a rambling sleuth, but I really want to know what happened. It's just such a strange story!