Friday, December 7, 2007
Several times a year, my colleagues and I like to have lunch at the Eagle Hotel in nearby Linglestown. During my last visit, I was intrigued to see on the menu that anyone ordering "suicide hot wings" had to sign a "disclaimer." I asked the waitress for a copy of the disclaimer, and she brought me a document that reads:
WARNING, SUDDEN DEATH sauce is extremely spicy. I, __________, agree to hold the Eagle Hotel harmless.
I am purchasing Sudden death sauce at my own risk. I further agree not to hold the Eagle Hotel liable for any adverse effects it may cause.
_________________________ (Signature) ____/_____/_____ (Date)
Apparently, the wait staff really does require a signature before the wings are put on the table. The waitress told me that the use of the disclaimer began as a joke. However, she said, they soon felt more comfortable about serving the wings.