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Funny letter of complaint re. meal service on Virgin Atlantic

tastyjon Jan 26, 2009 06:59 PM

From the Telegraph:


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    macadamianut Jan 29, 2009 03:27 PM

    Funniest thing I have ever read. I never laughed so hard that I couldn't even read it aloud to my husband because I was laughing so hard. Yellow shafts with green paste! Hilarious!!!!!!

    1. LindaWhit Jan 29, 2009 09:03 AM

      I just read about this on Toby Young's blog on Bravo's show, Top Chef - VERY funny! And even better, he's been offered that "taster" job by Branson, as alkapal noted!

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      1. re: LindaWhit
        NellyNel Jan 29, 2009 09:12 AM

        My favorite line was: "a crime....A CRIME AGAINST BLOODY COOKING!"

        So funny!

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        MLP Jan 28, 2009 03:40 PM

        Thank you for sharing!! I absolutely needed that laugh!

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          Jeanne Jan 28, 2009 12:43 PM

          Thanks for the laugh - that letter and the photos are hilarious.

          1. alkapal Jan 28, 2009 04:19 AM

            complainant is offered virgin airlines "taster" job: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/tra...

            1. im_nomad Jan 27, 2009 06:02 PM

              lol......."back-street underground cookie, purchased off a gun-toting maniac high on his own supply of yeast"


              1. vvvindaloo Jan 27, 2009 03:21 PM

                I squealed while reading this. I want to send this to everyone I know, foodie or otherwise.

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                1. re: vvvindaloo
                  krisrishere Jan 29, 2009 08:43 AM

                  Oh I did...I did :)

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                  KevinB Jan 27, 2009 02:21 AM

                  Brilliant! Thank you!

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                    shallots Jan 26, 2009 07:46 PM

                    Heck, on an Iberian Air flight, our compartment had a vote as to what the meat was. Burro got the most votes, then goat, then sheep, then bull.

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                    1. re: shallots
                      Indy 67 Jan 27, 2009 04:16 AM

                      You showed more energy and creativity dealing with the food than my husband and I were able to summon on our flight last month on Iberia Air in Business Class. The food on the Washington, DC--Madrid route in Business Class did not reach the culinary level of the mystery meat mounds we used to be served a decade ago in economy class on any airline. We poked at most dishes trying to fathom their identity. Took a few tentative bites of others. Consoled ourselves that we'd eat well in Madrid and sent back our food essentially untouched.

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