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A Bloomin' Onion
I take things on faith and would have eaten it thinking it was sent with the best intentions. R
By: Rick Watson on July 20, 2016
Hmm...I'm not sure I would have eaten it either. If the guy had hung around and said hello, sure, but since he left as soon as you got the order...nope. Good save on sending it to the next table...at least the food wasn't wasted!
By: Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines on July 20, 2016
Your wife had a good point. Since you didn't know who made it, good call to give it to the college students. I haven't eaten one of those grease balls in years, but they are good.
By: Alex J. Cavanaugh on July 20, 2016
To eat or not to eat; that is the question!!
By: fishducky on July 20, 2016
If I liked the idea of Blooming Onion, I likely would have believed it was giving to me out of sincere appreciation. I suspect you would have had a far more positive reputation among your students than negative. But why ask what he looked like instead of his name?
By: Hilary on July 20, 2016
i would have. :)
By: TexWisGirl on July 20, 2016
I would have been so torn for I love blooming onions. They are on my last meal wish list but you did have the possibly disgruntled student thoughts to deal with. Bummer.
By: Arkansas Patti on July 20, 2016
There is something a bit sketchy about a fellow sending you an item and then suddenly his shift changes. But I would not have eaten it anyway. Lana and I had a Bloomin' Onion once and we both ended up with terrible stomach aches and disorder. Never again!
By: Tom Cochrun on July 20, 2016
I've always wanted to try the bloomin onion but it's not something I could eat on my own. Those things are like a lifetime's worth of fat and salt and calories--and that's before they came out with the "Loaded" one smothered in cheese and bacon and stuff. So your heart thanks you for not eating it.
By: PT Dilloway on July 20, 2016
it probably would never have occurred to me that it might not be the gift it was supposed to be. strange that the bartender doesn't know his co-workers though.
By: Ellen Abbott on July 20, 2016
Of course my family would eat it. When it comes down to it, employees don't have time to be spitting in certain people's food, and they know the consequences if they get caught, so they don't.
By: messymimi on July 20, 2016
yep- we love them! burp! I would have trusted the student was a happy student!
By: Kathe W. on July 20, 2016
I'd have eaten it in a heartbeat. Our skating group had the same thing in Dairy Queen when we were having coffee. same anonymous person. Left the building. we enjoyed the treat. I think the owner treated us as we always have coffee there.
By: red Kline on July 20, 2016
Easy, in general I don't like onions. I'm guessing it was perfectly safe and sent with good intentions, but I can understand your reticence.
By: cranky on July 20, 2016
As a 28-year teaching veteran...I think I would have given it away.
By: Val on July 20, 2016
I dont find it appetizing looking so probably wouldnt. But if it had been sometging i loved the look of, then hmmmmm.....
By: Jenny woolf on July 20, 2016
I would have passed, too...but more because I prefer to get my excess fat in the way of chocolate and ice cream. Ha!
By: Pixel Peeper on July 20, 2016
Very suspicious that the waiter couldn't even give you the former student's name. I would not have been as smart as your wife in figuring it out that fast. I do not eat those because they are very deliious and totally unhealthy.
By: Tabor on July 21, 2016
I would have been extremely reticent to eat it. But you are wicked! Did you stick around to see if that group of college kids survived?!?
By: Mitchell is Moving on July 21, 2016
I would have thrown caution to the wind and enjoyed it... and a few antacid afterwards.
By: Daniel LaFrance on July 21, 2016
Once again, I side with your wife.
By: Tom Sightings on July 21, 2016
I would have choked down on this in a heartbeat. I think we can get carried away with our fears and suspicions. Considering we have eaten some gross things in the past, this probably would not have hurt you. You don't eat this every day so the artery buster would have been fine
By: Birgit on July 23, 2016
It would have been gone in five minutes :)
By: The Bug on July 23, 2016
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