The wail over the quail

two raw quailPaul Egan, the teachers union official accused of flipping out at Marche this week over the size of a quail, says in a letter that it wasn't the bird's size that upset him but rather an evening of poor service. From the letter, posted online by Daily Politics:

A number of untoward incidents occurred, including half the party not getting served for an hour and a half, late and rude service, drinks hot and cold spilled by waiters and cold and uncooked meals.

The incident has prompted the media to pick through Egan's past, which includes allegations that he helped students at a Bronx school cheat on a standardized test. [NY Post]

By the way: the best tag for this situation comes via Casey Seiler: "Marche Madness." [TU CapCon]

Also: Bob, who dropped the great parking lot Shakespeare comment last week, returned with his own poetic take on this situation. That's after the jump.

Union official Paul Egan,
Whose culinary taste is not vegan,
Ordered a quail but was instead served a snail,
And was hauled out by Officer Keegan.

And, from the restaurant's perspective:

Our patron ordered our quail,
And we served it well, without fail.
As manager of Marché, I complained of fowl play,
When our patron started to wail.

photo: Flickr user FotoosVanRobin

Comments

Quail isn't even on the menu
http://www.74state.com/MarcheDinnerMenu10-16-10.pdf

Every one knows you don't order the special of the day- there's no precedent and it demonstrates the waistaff's upsell effectiveness. It must have been love.

So... quail = fail?

who doesn't know that even a whole quail is hardly a small meal? I mean, the eggs alone would tip you off to the fact this is a REALLY small bird.

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