I’ll Have An Egg and Cheese and Mouse Turd Sandwich, Please

Well, I was planning to scarf down a $2.50 egg-and-cheese sandwich (ketchup and pepper) from a street vendor near Foobooz World Headquarters. But once I spied these clear-as-day rodent droppings sitting atop a long roll on the counter inside the cart, I decided to skip breakfast altogether. (See, I knew I should have gone with the English muffin.)

I’m not naming the specific cart here, since I don’t have scientific proof that these are mouse droppings (unlike the shrimp feces and fruit fly issue I once found at a certain New Orleans inspired restaurant, which I am sure has cleaned up their act by now, right? ). And, well, who wants to get sued? But I actually got a much closer look than this and have lived in Philadelphia proper long enough to know what mouse poop looks like.

Anyway, rest assured that the appropriate authorities will be notified. And, as always, be careful out there, people.

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  • Tex

    This serves you right. As Jason Sheehan could tell you, you should have gone to Tashan instead.

  • Steve

    @Tex – Brilliant!

  • Steve

    PS Victor – Why don’t you just cut your losses and consider this karma for stealing utensils from Route 6 and stiffing your ‘friends’ when you bribed a waiter at El Vez without any of your own money

  • Victor Fiorillo

    I would, except that the roll in question wasn’t destined for my sandwich. I was 6th in line or so.
    Thanks for caring,

  • Michael G

    Gives new meaning to the phrase “Wit or witout?”

  • Pungee

    Woah?! Mouse turds on a roll from a barf wagon? Hey and water is wet… Who would ever think they may see such a thing in a place like a food cart of all places! I mean they are just beacons for cleanliness. Thanks for this bit of barn burning breaking news

  • j

    You’re jumping to conclusions here – that looks to me like a roll with roasted caraway seeds.

  • Edward

    That looks like a flashmob of turds, common in that area

  • Loserville


    mouse turd is an expression of
    endearment that Lipson uses for
    your writing.