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Astros vendor brings snow cones into bathroom stall, gets fired

May 23, 2013, 12:17 AM EDT

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This is on the short list of the most horrifying stories ever posted at HardballTalk.

An Aramark vendor at Monday’s Royals-Astros game at Minute Maid was caught bringing his tray of snow cones into a bathroom stall with him. Click2Houston.com has the video taken by a concerned onlooker.

Remarkably, this happened in the first game attended by Reid Ryan in his new role as Astros team president.

Said the unnamed fan who turned in the vendor: “I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. This guy is taking a dump. There’s no doubt about it. What sane person could possibly think, yeah this is a good idea. I’ll just put the food that I’m about to sell on the floor.”

The Astros are already in damage control mode, noting that Aramark terminated the vendor immediately upon learning of the incident:

“The Astros share ARAMARK’s view on the importance of food safety and will work with them to ensure that our fans have a safe and outstanding experience at Minute Maid Park. We also commend the fan for his vigilance in pointing out the inappropriate actions of the vendor. The Astros personally thanked him and advised him of the swift action taken in regard to the employee.”

  1. stairwayto7 - May 23, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Why was a guy video taping in the bathroom?

    • ironhawk - May 23, 2013 at 1:11 PM

      It wasn’t a coincidence. He started filming only when he saw what was happening.

    • sarasotan - May 23, 2013 at 4:38 PM

      Are you serious? He wasn’t a voyeur. He was video taping when he saw snow cones on the floor of a stall. Would YOU want to eat those snow cones? Neither would I and neither would he.

  2. woolfj2012radly - May 23, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    Maybe the vendor was really the Abominable Snowman from Monsters, Inc. “No…lemon” Or in this case: “No…chocolate…….dark chocolate.”

  3. sdfan91911 - May 23, 2013 at 12:57 PM

    Unfortunately I’m sure this is NOT the only isolted incident & this “shit” happens more often than not!!
    When you gotta go you go!!

  4. decimusprime - May 23, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    Oh my…i had no idea about the “mist” effect when flushing. that is just freakin’ SCARY. Like Kopy said…somethings you wish you could unlearn.

  5. gls24 - May 23, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Adds a whole new dimension to the phrase, “Don’t eat the yellow snow.”

  6. quinn2050 - May 23, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Its kind of creepy the guy was sticking his phone in the stall

    • sarasotan - May 23, 2013 at 4:39 PM

      Are you serious? He wasn’t a voyeur. He was video taping when he saw snow cones on the floor of a stall. Would YOU want to eat those snow cones? Neither would I and neither would he.

      • jl9830 - May 23, 2013 at 9:26 PM

        Copying and pasting the exact same comment twice, nice.

  7. phinfan527 - May 24, 2013 at 6:30 AM

    First 2 girls 1 cup video now are we going to see 2 vendors 1 snow cone?!! Holy ****!!

  8. dirtydrew - May 24, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    Snow cone…anyone?

  9. jpat2424 - May 25, 2013 at 8:51 AM

    Scumbag

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