Are you stupid enough to sign?

January 7, 2008

We ran a story about this tavern whose chicken wings are so spicy, folks who order them have to sign a waiver saying they won’t sue. We immediately heard from readers who said they know lots of places that do the same. Are you KIDDING? So, “If you eat our food and go into a coma that’s tough,” is now a marketing strategy?

What do you suppose these release forms say, anyway? Maybe something like, “Our cook never bathes, we get our chickens from a toxic dump and marinate them overnight in a toilet bowl full of caustic drain cleaner, and by the way if you sign this document, welcome to the U.S. Marines.”

Have these consumers never heard of LAWYERS? It’s their JOB to read your chicken wing documents before you sign them! Don’t go out to eat without one…

wings-300.jpgJoey Chestnut eats wings as a wingette looks on during the 15th annual Wingbowl event in Philadelphia, in a 2007 file photo. REUTERS/ Tim Shaffer

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What about when the waiver is written in crayon on a paper tablecloth, like at that overrated barbecue place you like so much?

Posted by John C Abell | Report as abusive

According to that story, Jack Melnick’s Corner Tap uses Red Savina peppers in its sauce. Red Savinas are the second-hottest peppers in the world.

The wimps should try using the hottest pepper in the world if they really want street cred.

Posted by Charlene | Report as abusive

Joan Rivers could have saved thousands, seriously pumped up her lips and been home in less than an hour. Celebs. Yeesh!

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

As long as the sauce isn’t from China…

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

I’ll bet there is no mention of oral anywhere in the disclaimer. Evil, evil lawyers.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

You’d think competitive eaters would have better aim.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

Wing eating contest? I never even noticed him!

Posted by Nocturnal Bob | Report as abusive

If she’s the prize, I’d be eating wings like a bionic mad man!

Posted by Nocturnal Bob | Report as abusive

Next on the contest list, chicken…..breast.

Posted by Nocturnal Bob | Report as abusive

A quick eye exam…

What do you see in this picture first?

If you said a man eating chicken wings, then you are blind!

Posted by Nocturnal Bob | Report as abusive

I am a paralegal. Anyone signing a waiver should not think it means they can’t sue. They can STILL file suit. They might not win, but they can file and get a settlement.

BTW, the only interesting thing I see is that the man needs a NAPKIN, for heaven’s sake…

Posted by Dee T | Report as abusive

The competition having just ended, Joey only wondered if someone would tell him where he could put his well sucked bone. Er.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

If I got to look down her top while i was doing it i would eat anything all day!!

Posted by Hunter | Report as abusive