Kids are often told not to eat the yellow snow. That bit of advice hit a little too close to home (plate) for Houston Astros fans this week after a Minute Maid Park vendor was fired for bringing his wares with him into the bathroom.
Apparently, the dirty vendor brought his snow cones with him into the men’s room, placing them on the ground in the stall while he did his business. A fan saw the untoward behavior unfolding and sprang into action, whipping out his or her cell phone and grabbing some footage. The fan then sought out another employee to complain to, bringing about the bathroom-bound vendor’s dismissal.
“The Astros were notified immediately by our partner ARAMARK of the incident involving a vendor on Monday night,” new Astros president Reid Ryan said in a statement. ”We commend the swift reaction displayed by ARAMARK of terminating the employee immediately upon learning of the incident that evening.”
ARAMARK, which is responsible for the ballpark’s food, said that the vendor’s actions were “a clear violation of our food safety practices and are not reflective of our standards.” They also claimed that it was an “isolated incident.”
Hopefully the problem, which occurred on Ryan’s first day on the job, isn’t foreshadowing of things to come with the Astros franchise. Then again, given how the team has started the 2013 season, No. 2 might be an improvement after all.
Check out the video taken by the fan below.
Uhh … a lot going on here. Most of it wrong. Almost all of it wrong, really.
Photo via Twitter/@bubbaprog
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