We’ve written before about Walmart failing to keep its shelves stocked, but here’s a story about a different kind of neglect at the nation’s largest retailer. Shoppers at a New Jersey Walmart say the store was allowing the live fish in its pet department to fester in dirty, unfiltered water with dead fish sitting on the bottom of the tanks. [More]
If you’re skittish about eating at the ballpark, this video of a sno-cone vendor allegedly using the toilet while his product sits next to him on the bathroom floor probably isn’t going to help. [More]
When you gotta go, you gotta go. But when there’s a bathroom down the hall, you probably don’t need to use a portable urinal bag, and you certainly don’t need to leave it behind for the customer to find. [More]
You may already have heard about the icky cab driver here in Philadelphia who was caught on camera using a street corner as his personal pooping ground. What you may not know is that — even though the man and his cab company have been identified — no one has come out to actually do much about removing all the offending fecal matter. [More]
It’s not a good sign when the health inspector shows up to a fast food joint and is waylaid by employees who refuse to let him into the kitchen. It’s an even worse sign when the inspector still finds more than 20 violations after waiting 20 minutes for the staffers to presumably clean up the most egregious offenses. [More]
The Transportation Security Administration keeps getting hit with scandal after scandal — from thieving agents to employees with ridiculous demands, or those who leave creepy notes in passengers’ bags. And now, in an even ickier development, a TSA agent who worked at Boston’s Logan International Airport has been nabbed as part of a sweeping child pornography crackdown. [More]
We’ve certainly gotten a number of complaints about Comcast cable boxes containing bugs of the electronic glitch variety, but an Illinois man received a box from Kabletown that he says was full of actual cockroaches. [More]
Anyone who thinks playgrounds are clean either doesn’t remember being a kid or is seriously deluding themselves. But one Arizona mom is so fed up with the crap-tastic conditions at the playgrounds found at fast food restaurants that she’s turned her summer vacation into a research project. [More]
Activist site Care2 has come up with a list of what it calls “11 Scary Fast Food Breakfasts,” based largely on sodium and saturated fat content. Leading the list is the Carl’s Jr Breakfast Burger. “How do you turn a regular burger into a breakfast burger?” Asks Care2. “By adding not only an egg-but an egg, bacon, American cheese and hash brown nuggets too!” Yes, it’s a hamburger, with eggs, bacon and hash browns, all cohabiting happily on a bun. [More]
Refund anticipation loans are bad enough, but H&R Block and Jackson Hewitt want you to get a RAL, and then put it on a fee-riddled pre-paid debit card. What a great idea!
Used condoms as hair bands? We’re all for recycling and everything, but this story pushes boundaries of good taste… and public health.