Burger puts two Argus reporters in hospital

Argus reporters Arron Hendy and Ruari Barratt fell victim to the hottest burger in the country

The burger

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Two journalists at The Argus were hospitalised after trying a burger containing a sauce hotter than pepper spray.

Assistant news editor Arron Hendy, and trainee reporter Ruari Barratt were taken by ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital after taking one bite each of an XXX Hot Chilli Burger from Burger Off, in Brunswick Street West, Hove. Mr Hendy agreed to try the burger after the takeaway came in the top ten of burger restaurants in the country – as rated on the Trip Advisor website.

After taking one bite he decided the burger was too spicy to eat anymore and was physically ok after drinking lots of milk.

Mr Barratt took a bite and minutes later suffered severe stomach pains which increased. He lost the feeling in his hands, his legs were shaking and his eyes rolled back in his head.

And within two hours Mr Hendy was suffering similar problems, following his colleague to hospital.

Mr Barratt said: “It was hard to walk. I needed to drink milk to neutralise the burning, which was hard because I was hyperventilating so much my hands had seized up.”

Mr Hendy said: “I was in so much pain I was telling people I felt like I was dying.

“It’s embarrassing but it felt that bad.If you’re thinking of trying this burger for a dare, just don’t.”

The Argus has reported on the dangers of the burgers as people have been hospitalised before.

A waiver drawn up by owner Nick Gambardella has to be signed by customers, releasing the staff of Burger Off from any responsibility for its effects.

Mr Gambardella said: “We do try and take a certain level of responsibility. We don’t sell the burger to anyone under 18, and if someone’s been drinking we don’t let them have it.

“I spend about as much time convincing people not to try one as I do selling them. I tell people it will ruin their weekend.” The burger, which costs £3.90, contains a sauce made in India reportedly using about 5,000 kilos of piri piri chilis concentrated into one kilo.

Mr Gambardella, 54, of Queens Park, Brighton, estimates the sauce to measure between seven and nine million on the Scoville scale, the measurement of heat in spicy food.

Pepper spray rates between 500,000 and 5 million on the scale. Tobasco sauce is between 2,500 and 5,000.

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7:21am Wed 9 Jul 14

Martin999 says...

Is it the first of April already?
Is it the first of April already? Martin999
  • Score: 23

7:22am Wed 9 Jul 14

hyram77 says...

Stick to the Mild Korma's fellas! Ha ha ha
Stick to the Mild Korma's fellas! Ha ha ha hyram77
  • Score: 27

7:24am Wed 9 Jul 14

rogerthefish says...

This burgers belief ! Maybe next time they will try walking in front of a bus test....it's not as they were not told...do not try this as it may lead to death!
This burgers belief ! Maybe next time they will try walking in front of a bus test....it's not as they were not told...do not try this as it may lead to death! rogerthefish
  • Score: 52

7:24am Wed 9 Jul 14

Sussex jim says...

I ordered a burger without any relish,in a well-known chain of "restaurants".
This request really threw them; as of course they are normally pre-cooked and kept warm for fast service. It took ages to arrive!
I ordered a burger without any relish,in a well-known chain of "restaurants". This request really threw them; as of course they are normally pre-cooked and kept warm for fast service. It took ages to arrive! Sussex jim
  • Score: -18

7:32am Wed 9 Jul 14

RK_Brighton says...

Why is this burger even allowed to be sold?

Should be instantly banned as it could cause serious harm to someone.
Why is this burger even allowed to be sold? Should be instantly banned as it could cause serious harm to someone. RK_Brighton
  • Score: -16

7:35am Wed 9 Jul 14

jjbrighton2013 says...

Charge them and the restaurant for using an ambulance and A & E, someone might have really needed that ambulance.
Charge them and the restaurant for using an ambulance and A & E, someone might have really needed that ambulance. jjbrighton2013
  • Score: 128

7:57am Wed 9 Jul 14

Boshay says...

Should the headline not be - "Two idiots do something stupid, waste valuable NHS time and taxpayer money?"
Should the headline not be - "Two idiots do something stupid, waste valuable NHS time and taxpayer money?" Boshay
  • Score: 234

8:21am Wed 9 Jul 14

hoveguyactually says...

Now you know why it is called "Burger Off".
Now you know why it is called "Burger Off". hoveguyactually
  • Score: 14

8:24am Wed 9 Jul 14

bill porter says...

So, Brighton has the top rated burger place in the country (Burger Brothers) but your reporters don't bother going there. Is this looking for a (non) story or just another unpaid advert?
So, Brighton has the top rated burger place in the country (Burger Brothers) but your reporters don't bother going there. Is this looking for a (non) story or just another unpaid advert? bill porter
  • Score: 20

8:36am Wed 9 Jul 14

We love Red Billy says...

I thought they wern't meant to be sold to anyone under eighteen?
I thought they wern't meant to be sold to anyone under eighteen? We love Red Billy
  • Score: 15

8:59am Wed 9 Jul 14

Uberarticuno says...

RK_Brighton wrote:
Why is this burger even allowed to be sold?

Should be instantly banned as it could cause serious harm to someone.
So can alcohol and tobacco.
[quote][p][bold]RK_Brighton[/bold] wrote: Why is this burger even allowed to be sold? Should be instantly banned as it could cause serious harm to someone.[/p][/quote]So can alcohol and tobacco. Uberarticuno
  • Score: 28

9:02am Wed 9 Jul 14

Nobleox says...

Mummy should take their toys away.
Mummy should take their toys away. Nobleox
  • Score: 15

9:04am Wed 9 Jul 14

AburridoEnTrabajo says...

And in further news today, an Argus reporter had to be rescued after getting stuck up a tree.
And in further news today, an Argus reporter had to be rescued after getting stuck up a tree. AburridoEnTrabajo
  • Score: 55

9:13am Wed 9 Jul 14

asterixobelix says...

What really annoys me about this is the utter waste of food. Restaurants challenge people to eat the biggest, hottest, greasiest food and see if they can finish the meal. Supermarkets throw good food away. Food is not a toy...it is a previous resource of which many in this world have too little. Shame on the reporters for wasting nhs time but also shame on the restaurant for selling food as a challenge which will just get thrown away.
What really annoys me about this is the utter waste of food. Restaurants challenge people to eat the biggest, hottest, greasiest food and see if they can finish the meal. Supermarkets throw good food away. Food is not a toy...it is a previous resource of which many in this world have too little. Shame on the reporters for wasting nhs time but also shame on the restaurant for selling food as a challenge which will just get thrown away. asterixobelix
  • Score: 35

9:23am Wed 9 Jul 14

Morpheus says...

Were they hoping it would spice up the news?
Were they hoping it would spice up the news? Morpheus
  • Score: 11

9:47am Wed 9 Jul 14

Dr Wombleface says...

So what's the story here? They were warned, ignored the warning, and suffered the consequences. Is that really any surprise? What next? Argus reporter plays with fire - gets burned!
So what's the story here? They were warned, ignored the warning, and suffered the consequences. Is that really any surprise? What next? Argus reporter plays with fire - gets burned! Dr Wombleface
  • Score: 37

10:20am Wed 9 Jul 14

OhComeOnPlease says...

Pair of prats hospitalise themselves and waste tax payers' money.

Irresponsible local rag thinks it's funny. Which is about on par with most of the rag's editorial decisions.
Pair of prats hospitalise themselves and waste tax payers' money. Irresponsible local rag thinks it's funny. Which is about on par with most of the rag's editorial decisions. OhComeOnPlease
  • Score: 64

10:21am Wed 9 Jul 14

Bluebeef says...

Wimps
Wimps Bluebeef
  • Score: 13

10:42am Wed 9 Jul 14

whatone says...

A first for the Argus...

News that is 'hot off the press'!
A first for the Argus... News that is 'hot off the press'! whatone
  • Score: 15

11:04am Wed 9 Jul 14

Bsxking1 says...

I have actually tried the burger you have to sign a disclaimer before you eat it and you are warned, it is well known to be one of the hottest burgers in the country, yes after you take the smallest of bites your eyes water your nose runs you start to hallucinate you can feel the burn go down inside your body I drank about 4 pints of milk and it had 0 effect on cooling my mouth, it's more of a challenge than something you would go and get with chips and a milkshake once a week. Can't believe these two wimps went to hospital - http://www.dailymail
.co.uk/travel/articl
e-2577230/The-Bright
on-chilli-burger-din
ers-sign-DISCLAIMER-
eating.html
I have actually tried the burger you have to sign a disclaimer before you eat it and you are warned, it is well known to be one of the hottest burgers in the country, yes after you take the smallest of bites your eyes water your nose runs you start to hallucinate you can feel the burn go down inside your body I drank about 4 pints of milk and it had 0 effect on cooling my mouth, it's more of a challenge than something you would go and get with chips and a milkshake once a week. Can't believe these two wimps went to hospital - http://www.dailymail .co.uk/travel/articl e-2577230/The-Bright on-chilli-burger-din ers-sign-DISCLAIMER- eating.html Bsxking1
  • Score: 13

11:06am Wed 9 Jul 14

Bsxking1 says...

I have actually tried the burger you have to sign a disclaimer before you eat it and you are warned, it is well known to be one of the hottest burgers in the country, yes after you take the smallest of bites your eyes water your nose runs you start to hallucinate you can feel the burn go down inside your body I drank about 4 pints of milk and it had 0 effect on cooling my mouth, it's more of a challenge than something you would go and get with chips and a milkshake once a week. Can't believe these two wimps went to hospital - http://www.dailymail
.co.uk/travel/articl
e-2577230/The-Bright
on-chilli-burger-din
ers-sign-DISCLAIMER-
eating.html
I have actually tried the burger you have to sign a disclaimer before you eat it and you are warned, it is well known to be one of the hottest burgers in the country, yes after you take the smallest of bites your eyes water your nose runs you start to hallucinate you can feel the burn go down inside your body I drank about 4 pints of milk and it had 0 effect on cooling my mouth, it's more of a challenge than something you would go and get with chips and a milkshake once a week. Can't believe these two wimps went to hospital - http://www.dailymail .co.uk/travel/articl e-2577230/The-Bright on-chilli-burger-din ers-sign-DISCLAIMER- eating.html Bsxking1
  • Score: -1

11:11am Wed 9 Jul 14

Scalpelman says...

Who would have thought there were as many as two reporters on the Argus.
Who would have thought there were as many as two reporters on the Argus. Scalpelman
  • Score: 49

11:12am Wed 9 Jul 14

spa301 says...

Love the fact that I suggested they concentrate on spelling and literacy instead of moronic experiments and the Argus removed my comment despite quite a few thumbs up!!
Not only are they complete amateurs but they remove articles that are critical of them.
Quite astonished to be honest. I wonder if this will go the same way.
Love the fact that I suggested they concentrate on spelling and literacy instead of moronic experiments and the Argus removed my comment despite quite a few thumbs up!! Not only are they complete amateurs but they remove articles that are critical of them. Quite astonished to be honest. I wonder if this will go the same way. spa301
  • Score: 42

11:14am Wed 9 Jul 14

s&k says...

Argus v Food. Food wins.
Argus v Food. Food wins. s&k
  • Score: 21

11:36am Wed 9 Jul 14

rostron71 says...

I can't work out which is more stupid – the clowns who created this burger or the ones who try to eat it.
I can't work out which is more stupid – the clowns who created this burger or the ones who try to eat it. rostron71
  • Score: 17

11:40am Wed 9 Jul 14

Valerie Paynter says...

How explicit is the disclaimer about potential physical consequences? Does it spell out the details ?

It is an irresponsible joint that clearly should not be inviting fools to trust they will come to no significant harm.
How explicit is the disclaimer about potential physical consequences? Does it spell out the details ? It is an irresponsible joint that clearly should not be inviting fools to trust they will come to no significant harm. Valerie Paynter
  • Score: -2

11:49am Wed 9 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

"Idiots ignore warnings"
"Idiots ignore warnings" stevo!!
  • Score: 7

12:21pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Sussexsuperman says...

Never send a boy to do a man's job.

Now THIS is a man...http://www.you
tube.com/watch?v=5AJ
1cLPFzLk
Never send a boy to do a man's job. Now THIS is a man...http://www.you tube.com/watch?v=5AJ 1cLPFzLk Sussexsuperman
  • Score: 5

12:31pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Bluebeef says...

spa301 wrote:
Love the fact that I suggested they concentrate on spelling and literacy instead of moronic experiments and the Argus removed my comment despite quite a few thumbs up!!
Not only are they complete amateurs but they remove articles that are critical of them.
Quite astonished to be honest. I wonder if this will go the same way.
I do so agree: did these geniuses invent the new crime of Peadophilia?
( today's edition) if it were not a serious issue it would be hysterically funny
[quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: Love the fact that I suggested they concentrate on spelling and literacy instead of moronic experiments and the Argus removed my comment despite quite a few thumbs up!! Not only are they complete amateurs but they remove articles that are critical of them. Quite astonished to be honest. I wonder if this will go the same way.[/p][/quote]I do so agree: did these geniuses invent the new crime of Peadophilia? ( today's edition) if it were not a serious issue it would be hysterically funny Bluebeef
  • Score: 10

12:33pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Take it Personally says...

Uberarticuno wrote:
RK_Brighton wrote:
Why is this burger even allowed to be sold?

Should be instantly banned as it could cause serious harm to someone.
So can alcohol and tobacco.
(yawwwwwn)
[quote][p][bold]Uberarticuno[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RK_Brighton[/bold] wrote: Why is this burger even allowed to be sold? Should be instantly banned as it could cause serious harm to someone.[/p][/quote]So can alcohol and tobacco.[/p][/quote](yawwwwwn) Take it Personally
  • Score: 8

12:42pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Zamora251 says...

What a bunch of ****, what do they expect, got absolutely no sympathy for these idiots, I bet they are **** through the eye of a needle, ha ha ha!!
What a bunch of ****, what do they expect, got absolutely no sympathy for these idiots, I bet they are **** through the eye of a needle, ha ha ha!! Zamora251
  • Score: 10

12:43pm Wed 9 Jul 14

tom servo says...

Does this place deliver to Southampton? ....I'll pay for a round of burgers to the whole Argus office.
Does this place deliver to Southampton? ....I'll pay for a round of burgers to the whole Argus office. tom servo
  • Score: 28

12:45pm Wed 9 Jul 14

FatherTed11 says...

Sussex jim wrote:
I ordered a burger without any relish,in a well-known chain of "restaurants".
This request really threw them; as of course they are normally pre-cooked and kept warm for fast service. It took ages to arrive!
Cool story bro.
[quote][p][bold]Sussex jim[/bold] wrote: I ordered a burger without any relish,in a well-known chain of "restaurants". This request really threw them; as of course they are normally pre-cooked and kept warm for fast service. It took ages to arrive![/p][/quote]Cool story bro. FatherTed11
  • Score: 19

1:02pm Wed 9 Jul 14

NickBrt says...

Argus? Journalists? Did I read that right?
Argus? Journalists? Did I read that right? NickBrt
  • Score: 21

1:07pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Girl Racer says...

Totally irresponsible "The Argus has reported on the dangers of the burgers as people have been hospitalised before. " The bill for the any Ambulance and A&E costes should be sent to The Argus. What about the sick people that had to wait while Dr's and Nurses dealt with these two?
Totally irresponsible "The Argus has reported on the dangers of the burgers as people have been hospitalised before. " The bill for the any Ambulance and A&E costes should be sent to The Argus. What about the sick people that had to wait while Dr's and Nurses dealt with these two? Girl Racer
  • Score: 40

1:08pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Man of steel says...

Valerie Paynter wrote:
How explicit is the disclaimer about potential physical consequences? Does it spell out the details ?

It is an irresponsible joint that clearly should not be inviting fools to trust they will come to no significant harm.
No, it just says that you accept all responsibility for any effects "incured", and release the owner and staff of any liability, and you do not get a seperate form for your use, each form can have dozens of signatures all over both sides.
See http://www.dailymail
.co.uk/travel/articl
e-2577230/The-Bright
on-chilli-burger-din
ers-sign-DISCLAIMER-
eating.html for a picture of several forms.
As I am not a lawyer, I'm not sure if the wrongly spelt "incurred" could make the form invalid, as the way they spell it, it could have an entirely different meaning.
[quote][p][bold]Valerie Paynter[/bold] wrote: How explicit is the disclaimer about potential physical consequences? Does it spell out the details ? It is an irresponsible joint that clearly should not be inviting fools to trust they will come to no significant harm.[/p][/quote]No, it just says that you accept all responsibility for any effects "incured", and release the owner and staff of any liability, and you do not get a seperate form for your use, each form can have dozens of signatures all over both sides. See http://www.dailymail .co.uk/travel/articl e-2577230/The-Bright on-chilli-burger-din ers-sign-DISCLAIMER- eating.html for a picture of several forms. As I am not a lawyer, I'm not sure if the wrongly spelt "incurred" could make the form invalid, as the way they spell it, it could have an entirely different meaning. Man of steel
  • Score: 4

1:11pm Wed 9 Jul 14

applecore says...

Scalpelman wrote:
Who would have thought there were as many as two reporters on the Argus.
HELLO! There are 48 'journalists'. We've seen the bus ads... whether the 'editor' counts himself among those remains to be seem. From what I've heard he spends his days polishing his head in his office and dreaming of the day he can retire to Crawley.
[quote][p][bold]Scalpelman[/bold] wrote: Who would have thought there were as many as two reporters on the Argus.[/p][/quote]HELLO! There are 48 'journalists'. We've seen the bus ads... whether the 'editor' counts himself among those remains to be seem. From what I've heard he spends his days polishing his head in his office and dreaming of the day he can retire to Crawley. applecore
  • Score: 12

1:18pm Wed 9 Jul 14

MrImalwaysright says...

You know when Sussex Police are doing well... When the Argus have nothing to complain about and resort to using their staff as guinea pigs!
You know when Sussex Police are doing well... When the Argus have nothing to complain about and resort to using their staff as guinea pigs! MrImalwaysright
  • Score: 7

1:18pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Frank28 says...

Why would they want to serve such dangerous food? Even if you sign a waiver, it could be considered that they are selling food which is unfit for human consumption, which is an offence.
Why would they want to serve such dangerous food? Even if you sign a waiver, it could be considered that they are selling food which is unfit for human consumption, which is an offence. Frank28
  • Score: 5

1:30pm Wed 9 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

Frank28 wrote:
Why would they want to serve such dangerous food? Even if you sign a waiver, it could be considered that they are selling food which is unfit for human consumption, which is an offence.
Food can be dangerous.

I was once with my Uncle Jim when a tomato gave him a nasty cut to the forehead......some unfeeling people later blamed me for putting the incident to verse.....
[quote][p][bold]Frank28[/bold] wrote: Why would they want to serve such dangerous food? Even if you sign a waiver, it could be considered that they are selling food which is unfit for human consumption, which is an offence.[/p][/quote]Food can be dangerous. I was once with my Uncle Jim when a tomato gave him a nasty cut to the forehead......some unfeeling people later blamed me for putting the incident to verse..... stevo!!
  • Score: -9

1:34pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Brightandbeautiful says...

Disgusting=argus reporters, burger shop owners and not forgetting the food sold in that place!!
Disgusting=argus reporters, burger shop owners and not forgetting the food sold in that place!! Brightandbeautiful
  • Score: -1

1:43pm Wed 9 Jul 14

David523 says...

Hmm. The reporters symptoms sound very much like a panic attack... if im wrong and they're not simply embarrassed and hiding this, then tell us what the doctors said boys??
Hmm. The reporters symptoms sound very much like a panic attack... if im wrong and they're not simply embarrassed and hiding this, then tell us what the doctors said boys?? David523
  • Score: 3

2:47pm Wed 9 Jul 14

gannicus says...

Another day, another story where Argus gets its own staff to make some news. Almost as bad as the farcical seagull story. If you've got no news then shut this site down. Absolutely pointless.
Another day, another story where Argus gets its own staff to make some news. Almost as bad as the farcical seagull story. If you've got no news then shut this site down. Absolutely pointless. gannicus
  • Score: 24

2:50pm Wed 9 Jul 14

gannicus says...

Another example where "news" has been created by the Argus' own staff. Almost as rivetting as the seagull stole my doughnut set up. If you do not have any real news to report anymore just close the site down. You make yourselves look ridiculous.
Another example where "news" has been created by the Argus' own staff. Almost as rivetting as the seagull stole my doughnut set up. If you do not have any real news to report anymore just close the site down. You make yourselves look ridiculous. gannicus
  • Score: 17

3:48pm Wed 9 Jul 14

worthingite says...

They obviously don't read the argus then do they, doughnuts!
They obviously don't read the argus then do they, doughnuts! worthingite
  • Score: 0

3:50pm Wed 9 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

"Burger puts two Argus reporters in hospital"

Will tomorrow's headline be:

"Angry taxpayers put two Argus reporters back in hospital"

??
"Burger puts two Argus reporters in hospital" Will tomorrow's headline be: "Angry taxpayers put two Argus reporters back in hospital" ?? stevo!!
  • Score: 19

3:54pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Rule-No.5 says...

Those two idiots reflect badly on the Argus. What were you thinking publishing this story?! Those two guys should be made to pay the NHS costs for the treatment they received.
Those two idiots reflect badly on the Argus. What were you thinking publishing this story?! Those two guys should be made to pay the NHS costs for the treatment they received. Rule-No.5
  • Score: 14

4:10pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Ground Sky Ground Sky says...

At least you can wrap your chips in the Argus thats all its fit for also must employs idiots wasting taxpayers money
At least you can wrap your chips in the Argus thats all its fit for also must employs idiots wasting taxpayers money Ground Sky Ground Sky
  • Score: 3

4:39pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Mike Ockslong says...

liteweights

https://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=XQfjifJK
lVQ
liteweights https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=XQfjifJK lVQ Mike Ockslong
  • Score: 0

4:40pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Mike Ockslong says...

http://y2u.be/XQfjif
JKlVQ even
http://y2u.be/XQfjif JKlVQ even Mike Ockslong
  • Score: 0

6:40pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Grumpy0ldman says...

Could have been an awful lot worse...... Could have been two daily mirror reporters lol
Could have been an awful lot worse...... Could have been two daily mirror reporters lol Grumpy0ldman
  • Score: 0

7:13pm Wed 9 Jul 14

LargeAndInCharge says...

Mr Gambardella said: “We do try and take a certain level of responsibility. We don’t sell the burger to anyone under 18, and if someone’s been drinking we don’t let them have it.

“I spend about as much time convincing people not to try one as I do selling them. I tell people it will ruin their weekend.”


Then why is he selling it?!
Mr Gambardella said: “We do try and take a certain level of responsibility. We don’t sell the burger to anyone under 18, and if someone’s been drinking we don’t let them have it. “I spend about as much time convincing people not to try one as I do selling them. I tell people it will ruin their weekend.” Then why is he selling it?! LargeAndInCharge
  • Score: 7

7:17pm Wed 9 Jul 14

worthingite says...

Just like the fake seagull story, do you really think we are that gullible????

This paper/website has hit an all time low.
Just like the fake seagull story, do you really think we are that gullible???? This paper/website has hit an all time low. worthingite
  • Score: 6

9:57pm Wed 9 Jul 14

giv1976 says...

Free advertising for the best burger joint in Brighton. Not that it needs it. Two divs from the argus buy the chilliest burger in the country, and expect a sweet and sour pot noodle.
Tomorrow's headline : Argus reporters drinks 15 pints of Stella and has a hang over.
Free advertising for the best burger joint in Brighton. Not that it needs it. Two divs from the argus buy the chilliest burger in the country, and expect a sweet and sour pot noodle. Tomorrow's headline : Argus reporters drinks 15 pints of Stella and has a hang over. giv1976
  • Score: 7

10:24pm Wed 9 Jul 14

mangothecat says...

no 2 of the most read stories today so it has hit the spot no matter what you think of the standard of reporting in the Argus these days.....
no 2 of the most read stories today so it has hit the spot no matter what you think of the standard of reporting in the Argus these days..... mangothecat
  • Score: 1

11:14pm Wed 9 Jul 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

Why did these two brainless idiots call an ambulance? They should have got a taxi - or got another brain dead idiot in the office to drive them to their GP's.

You can tell they work at the argus, no brain cells at all.

Disgraceful behaviour.

They should be sacked for wasting NHS time.
Why did these two brainless idiots call an ambulance? They should have got a taxi - or got another brain dead idiot in the office to drive them to their GP's. You can tell they work at the argus, no brain cells at all. Disgraceful behaviour. They should be sacked for wasting NHS time. getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: 12

8:23am Thu 10 Jul 14

hoveguyactually says...

How about feeding the burgers to the seagulls?
How about feeding the burgers to the seagulls? hoveguyactually
  • Score: 5

9:22am Thu 10 Jul 14

Ennuid says...

hoveguyactually wrote:
How about feeding the burgers to the seagulls?
Initially I thought what a genius idea, imagine the look on its face apart from anything else, but you've got to think about what is ultimately going to come out the other end. Not sure I would be too happy with that raining down on me!
[quote][p][bold]hoveguyactually[/bold] wrote: How about feeding the burgers to the seagulls?[/p][/quote]Initially I thought what a genius idea, imagine the look on its face apart from anything else, but you've got to think about what is ultimately going to come out the other end. Not sure I would be too happy with that raining down on me! Ennuid
  • Score: 1

9:25am Thu 10 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

Ennuid wrote:
hoveguyactually wrote:
How about feeding the burgers to the seagulls?
Initially I thought what a genius idea, imagine the look on its face apart from anything else, but you've got to think about what is ultimately going to come out the other end. Not sure I would be too happy with that raining down on me!
I think the point being made was that it would kill the seagulls and that nothing would actually come out the other end.......ever.
[quote][p][bold]Ennuid[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hoveguyactually[/bold] wrote: How about feeding the burgers to the seagulls?[/p][/quote]Initially I thought what a genius idea, imagine the look on its face apart from anything else, but you've got to think about what is ultimately going to come out the other end. Not sure I would be too happy with that raining down on me![/p][/quote]I think the point being made was that it would kill the seagulls and that nothing would actually come out the other end.......ever. stevo!!
  • Score: 0

9:26am Thu 10 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
Why did these two brainless idiots call an ambulance? They should have got a taxi - or got another brain dead idiot in the office to drive them to their GP's.

You can tell they work at the argus, no brain cells at all.

Disgraceful behaviour.

They should be sacked for wasting NHS time.
Why didn't their cameraman drive them?
[quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: Why did these two brainless idiots call an ambulance? They should have got a taxi - or got another brain dead idiot in the office to drive them to their GP's. You can tell they work at the argus, no brain cells at all. Disgraceful behaviour. They should be sacked for wasting NHS time.[/p][/quote]Why didn't their cameraman drive them? stevo!!
  • Score: -3

9:40am Thu 10 Jul 14

Ennuid says...

stevo!! wrote:
Ennuid wrote:
hoveguyactually wrote:
How about feeding the burgers to the seagulls?
Initially I thought what a genius idea, imagine the look on its face apart from anything else, but you've got to think about what is ultimately going to come out the other end. Not sure I would be too happy with that raining down on me!
I think the point being made was that it would kill the seagulls and that nothing would actually come out the other end.......ever.
Ah. Then all in favour. Sadly they aren't particularly edible, I did look into recipes but there are only a couple of Cornish ones that didn't sound great. Perhaps this might be a way of marinading them? Spicy Seagull Pie anybody?
[quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ennuid[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hoveguyactually[/bold] wrote: How about feeding the burgers to the seagulls?[/p][/quote]Initially I thought what a genius idea, imagine the look on its face apart from anything else, but you've got to think about what is ultimately going to come out the other end. Not sure I would be too happy with that raining down on me![/p][/quote]I think the point being made was that it would kill the seagulls and that nothing would actually come out the other end.......ever.[/p][/quote]Ah. Then all in favour. Sadly they aren't particularly edible, I did look into recipes but there are only a couple of Cornish ones that didn't sound great. Perhaps this might be a way of marinading them? Spicy Seagull Pie anybody? Ennuid
  • Score: -2

10:31am Thu 10 Jul 14

Gratro says...

Surely reporters are taught not to reveal their sauces!
Surely reporters are taught not to reveal their sauces! Gratro
  • Score: 9

10:51am Thu 10 Jul 14

pte says...

Oh and was the burger halal or not another of the Argus's big issue.

These two idiots were lucky to get an ambulance. When I wanted one for badly injuring my knee I was told to naff off
Oh and was the burger halal or not another of the Argus's big issue. These two idiots were lucky to get an ambulance. When I wanted one for badly injuring my knee I was told to naff off pte
  • Score: 2

11:49am Thu 10 Jul 14

thevoiceoftruth says...

Taken by ambulance? Ambulances are for emergencies only. Do you know how much it cost for two ambulances, you silly Argus reporters? Get a taxi next time. The last thing the NHS needs is people hogging ambulances when they are perfectly capable of getting to hospital some other way. You are putting other people's lives at risk.

What's the next exclusive? Drinking bleach?
Taken by ambulance? Ambulances are for emergencies only. Do you know how much it cost for two ambulances, you silly Argus reporters? Get a taxi next time. The last thing the NHS needs is people hogging ambulances when they are perfectly capable of getting to hospital some other way. You are putting other people's lives at risk. What's the next exclusive? Drinking bleach? thevoiceoftruth
  • Score: 9

12:51pm Thu 10 Jul 14

hoveguyactually says...

Ennuid wrote:
stevo!! wrote:
Ennuid wrote:
hoveguyactually wrote:
How about feeding the burgers to the seagulls?
Initially I thought what a genius idea, imagine the look on its face apart from anything else, but you've got to think about what is ultimately going to come out the other end. Not sure I would be too happy with that raining down on me!
I think the point being made was that it would kill the seagulls and that nothing would actually come out the other end.......ever.
Ah. Then all in favour. Sadly they aren't particularly edible, I did look into recipes but there are only a couple of Cornish ones that didn't sound great. Perhaps this might be a way of marinading them? Spicy Seagull Pie anybody?
Spicy Seagull Pie at Burger Off. Sounds like a great sales pitch.
[quote][p][bold]Ennuid[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ennuid[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hoveguyactually[/bold] wrote: How about feeding the burgers to the seagulls?[/p][/quote]Initially I thought what a genius idea, imagine the look on its face apart from anything else, but you've got to think about what is ultimately going to come out the other end. Not sure I would be too happy with that raining down on me![/p][/quote]I think the point being made was that it would kill the seagulls and that nothing would actually come out the other end.......ever.[/p][/quote]Ah. Then all in favour. Sadly they aren't particularly edible, I did look into recipes but there are only a couple of Cornish ones that didn't sound great. Perhaps this might be a way of marinading them? Spicy Seagull Pie anybody?[/p][/quote]Spicy Seagull Pie at Burger Off. Sounds like a great sales pitch. hoveguyactually
  • Score: 1

4:01pm Thu 10 Jul 14

pte says...

thevoiceoftruth wrote:
Taken by ambulance? Ambulances are for emergencies only. Do you know how much it cost for two ambulances, you silly Argus reporters? Get a taxi next time. The last thing the NHS needs is people hogging ambulances when they are perfectly capable of getting to hospital some other way. You are putting other people's lives at risk.

What's the next exclusive? Drinking bleach?
If only they would
[quote][p][bold]thevoiceoftruth[/bold] wrote: Taken by ambulance? Ambulances are for emergencies only. Do you know how much it cost for two ambulances, you silly Argus reporters? Get a taxi next time. The last thing the NHS needs is people hogging ambulances when they are perfectly capable of getting to hospital some other way. You are putting other people's lives at risk. What's the next exclusive? Drinking bleach?[/p][/quote]If only they would pte
  • Score: 6

4:35pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Fairfax Aches says...

Turning the hoses on them would have been a faster solution.
Turning the hoses on them would have been a faster solution. Fairfax Aches
  • Score: 5

7:38am Fri 11 Jul 14

Martin999 says...

mangothecat wrote:
no 2 of the most read stories today so it has hit the spot no matter what you think of the standard of reporting in the Argus these days.....
I think it is the second most read story because most people cannot believe that two men could be so stupid. Ambulance? A and E? Grow up and act your age not your shoe size.
[quote][p][bold]mangothecat[/bold] wrote: no 2 of the most read stories today so it has hit the spot no matter what you think of the standard of reporting in the Argus these days.....[/p][/quote]I think it is the second most read story because most people cannot believe that two men could be so stupid. Ambulance? A and E? Grow up and act your age not your shoe size. Martin999
  • Score: 3

7:46am Fri 11 Jul 14

Martin999 says...

The headline is wrong. The burger didn't put them in hospital, they put themselves in hospital. Other people have eaten this burger without wasting the time of hard working staff in the A and E. Send them the bill for the cost of treatment and the use of an ambulance.
The headline is wrong. The burger didn't put them in hospital, they put themselves in hospital. Other people have eaten this burger without wasting the time of hard working staff in the A and E. Send them the bill for the cost of treatment and the use of an ambulance. Martin999
  • Score: 6

9:06am Fri 11 Jul 14

kayh11 says...

2 Wimpy burgers, please
2 Wimpy burgers, please kayh11
  • Score: -2

9:12am Fri 11 Jul 14

GrahamHuntley says...

One assumes this advert gets them free burgers for life?
One assumes this advert gets them free burgers for life? GrahamHuntley
  • Score: 2

11:49am Fri 11 Jul 14

terrycollmann says...

Can't spell Tabasco either ...
Can't spell Tabasco either ... terrycollmann
  • Score: 2

6:45pm Fri 11 Jul 14

special brew says...

Why I should to pay for NHS service for those two idiots? If they knew the risk they should to pay for the ambulance and for the doctor.
Why I should to pay for NHS service for those two idiots? If they knew the risk they should to pay for the ambulance and for the doctor. special brew
  • Score: 4

7:25pm Sat 12 Jul 14

seaside_boy says...

amazed this didn';t turn into a 'bash the a&e waiting time ' or 'slag of the county hospital' story that the Argus usually prints! Maybe if dimwitted reporters like yours didn't clog up the waiting rooms with idiotic stunts, real patients with actual illnesses could be seen quicker!
amazed this didn';t turn into a 'bash the a&e waiting time ' or 'slag of the county hospital' story that the Argus usually prints! Maybe if dimwitted reporters like yours didn't clog up the waiting rooms with idiotic stunts, real patients with actual illnesses could be seen quicker! seaside_boy
  • Score: 4

12:42pm Tue 15 Jul 14

whatsisname says...

loving the comments above! what a stupid thing to do.. one day it's all about drunks clogging up the nhs, next it's two idiotic "reporters" doing the very same albeit via burgers. tsk tsk etc..
loving the comments above! what a stupid thing to do.. one day it's all about drunks clogging up the nhs, next it's two idiotic "reporters" doing the very same albeit via burgers. tsk tsk etc.. whatsisname
  • Score: 1

6:22pm Wed 16 Jul 14

The only sane one says...

I eat three of these so called xxx burgers each week with a side order of extra sauce,only a wimp would end up in casualty,like these two losers ,now I must go down to Tesco for more of my favorite BS pie.................
....
I eat three of these so called xxx burgers each week with a side order of extra sauce,only a wimp would end up in casualty,like these two losers ,now I must go down to Tesco for more of my favorite BS pie................. .... The only sane one
  • Score: 2

9:36pm Fri 1 Aug 14

P.G says...

Why not blame the Green Party? Surely Red and Blue chilli would have be OK. Argus missed a trick here.
Why not blame the Green Party? Surely Red and Blue chilli would have be OK. Argus missed a trick here. P.G
  • Score: 0

10:25pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Juliusinnit says...

Shame the content in the Argus isn't as spicy as that burger! They should maybe print some of my stories!
Shame the content in the Argus isn't as spicy as that burger! They should maybe print some of my stories! Juliusinnit
  • Score: 0

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