In this day and age, everyone’s developed exotic appetites filling up on things that are not generally considered to be regular food. From creepy crawlies such as insects to the somewhat dangerous scorpion, the demand for exotic food has steadily risen. But what happens if you get something as exotic as a scorpion in your regular bag of grocery store spinach. Well we would actually freak out, read on about this bizarre story from Giant Landover.
It probably was a typical Friday evening in Chevy Chase, Maryand as Shanmukha Pranay Rajeev Jerripothula and his wife bought a bag of spinach from the Giant brand in Landover. Little did they know it, but they were in for a creepy surprise a few days later.
Yikes. A couple found a live scorpion in a bag of spinach they bought at the Chevy Chase Giant. https://t.co/bCJnb4nZQ3
— Eun Yang (@eunyangnbc) April 11, 2017
Sri Sindhusha Boddapati was able to get to the bag of Spinach a couple of days later, and just as she was about to make lunch she noticed something was crawling inside the bag. Upon closer inspection, they found out that it was a scorpion.
Giant Landover Statement
This was the statement of Giant Landover towards the incident as reported:
“Customer satisfaction is our highest priority. We regret any inconvenience to our customer. We take the quality of our products very seriously, and we are following up with the supplier to take every step to ensure this isolated incident does not occur in the future.”
According to Boddapati, ““I thought it was a cricket in the beginning, and then I noticed when it was [in] the bottle that it is a scorpion.” To which her husband immediately rushed to Giant Landover to tell them about the incident.
You Will Survive a Scorpion Sting
If you’re worried about what to do if a scoprion stings you, fret not. Usually peope do not even need treatment for scorpion stings. It’s just children who are in immediate danger. In additon to this, there only a few species of scorpions that can actually render you lifeless.
Husband Jerripothula said, “It says ‘triple washed’ right?”
It seems that no matter where we go, it’s still up to us to exercise our due diligence.