10.20.2014

Coffee in the news..... a mouse in my coffee?

I've had some strange things in my coffee before here at home...  actually, just about 30 minutes ago I lifted my mug to find a business card had fallen from a clip above and landed in my afternoon 'cup of joe' and I hadn't noticed until I went to sip.  I laughed and pulled it out.

I don't think this guy was laughing when he pulled a dead critter out of his mug!   From today's news source - a man who found a surprise in his mug but is quite polite about the whole thing.

FREDRICTON, NEW BRUNSWICK - Ron Morais says he picked up the coffee from McDonald's on his way into work on Monday and found a dead mouse inside.

"I always take the lid off to get my last sip of coffee. And when I took the lid off there was a little bit of a surprise in my coffee cup. It was a dead mouse," Morais said.

"Oh my God there's a mouse in my coffee is what he says. I turn around and look at him, I had somebody on the phone," said Jennifer LaHaye, a coworker.

Morais' co-workers couldn't believe it.

"Unless I had been there and seen Ron drink all that coffee down to the last drop, I would have been, like, 'you're lying.' I would have just said, 'you're lying through your teeth, it's just not possible.' I left, I left work. I came out here, and I was almost puking," said Brad Patterson,co-worker.

"The first few times I looked, I had to look, and I'm like, no it's real, he's not joking, is he ok? And then after that, I got a little green to the gills," LaHave said.

He says there were mouse droppings along with his furry find. He called the McDonald's customer service line. They have yet to connect with him.

Morais says he's not looking for a big payoff. Just an assurance this won't happen to someone else. And an answer.

"I'd like to know how the mouse got in the cup of coffee. That's basically what I'm looking for," Morais said.
A New Brunswick Department of Health Food Inspector examined the restaurant and cleared it. No violations, no pests.

McDonald's says it brought in an independent pest control company and it didn't find any pest issues either. McDonald's says it does want to analyze the mouse, and it cautions against anyone jumping to conclusions.
Morais is philosophical about the incident.

"I mean, hey, you know. I'm here,” Morais said. “And I'm in better shape than the mouse!"
But he will be making his coffee from home.