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Daily Weird #35 Beans with a side of Frog

Updated on April 23, 2011
A little meat with your veggies?
A little meat with your veggies? | Source

You found what?

Here’s how the story goes. It was Sunday morning; Priscilla Owens was in her kitchen opening a can of green beans. All was peaceful and wonderful and beautiful with the world, until the lid came off and she found herself staring at green beans surrounding a green frog. It was a fight to the death, with the green beans winning.

While most of us would have been excited, Priscilla, apparently was not. She took the can back to the grocery store, where the manager offered to trade her even-steven for a can of green beans less likely to be containing a reptile. There was, however, a 50/50 shot that it might contain a zebra.

Priscilla was very unhappy with that. What if she opened another can of green beans, and yet ANOTHER frog was waiting for her (instead of the hoped for, zebra). Shudder. This was traumatic beyond belief for Priscilla and the only answer was for the company canning these frogs to remove the entire frog-bean batch out of the vegetable isle and put them into the toy section.

Priscilla was not alone in her vegetable frog finding experience, a Michigan woman and a Texas woman have both recently found frogs, or parts of frogs, among their frozen vegetables. One frog had his tongue sticking out as if to say, "Please, I just want a bean." The woman in Texas, while a bit grossed out, had the presence of mind to get a little ripped over the fact her frog was missing its legs.

While the two above-mentioned women haven’t seemed to suffer any lasting damage, Priscilla’s sons both are quite traumatized. According to Owens, both of her sons have stated that they aren’t sure if they’ll ever be able to eat green beans again. Seriously. How sad is that. Can you imagine two children who don’t want to eat green beans. Wow! I need a tissue...and a pair of wading boots.

Just an observation on my part; but what kind of woman gets up Sunday morning and cooks green beans? Bacon? Sure. Eggs, toast, ham, maybe even a lasagna. But green beans? That’s traumatizing!

It takes me well into the afternoon before I can look a vegetable in the eye. Assuming they had an eye. Which they, of course, they don’t. The critters canned and frozen with them have eyes, but I don't think that counts.

Congratulations are in order for Owens’ sons, however, who have capitalized quite nicely on the "OMG there's a frog in my beans" ordeal. It’s kind of sad, though, I think I heard their mom say something about only cooking spinach in the morning from here on out…


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      Susan Mills 7 years ago from Indiana

      Realho- yep, some green bean and spinach therapy should help them overcome this phobia. I say they have to eat a cup of each every hour until they find their inner vegetable. :)

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      Kelly Umphenour 7 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Yeah I bet those kids are traumatized. They probably wouldn't eat green beans before they saw the frog! I think they should get all the free therapy they need and thats it:) lol!

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      Susan Mills 7 years ago from Indiana

      Austin- you're a rare find! I hope Stan appreciates you.... and Bob doesn't get too jealous. :)

      PS. I checked out the cafepress site... not too shabby! If I had money, I know where I'd be spending it!! Great work, Austin!

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      Lela 7 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      You could report them to Stan since he's the president of the PETV - People for the Ethical Treatment of Vegetables. I know this after setting up his CafePress store.

      Free shipping for two days only!

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      Susan Mills 7 years ago from Indiana

      Chris- RIGHT! OMG. I hope the frog people have their voices heard in this travesty. Here we thought it was all about the frogs, but really it was about the intrusion of the vegetables.

      I'm getting a totally politically incorrect picture in my head right now... thank you , Austin.... I'll just say that I hope the vegetables are brought to justice, not that there's a lot you can do with them, they are what they are... yeah, I'll leave it there.

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      Susan Mills 7 years ago from Indiana

      Austin- First of all, my husband is actually French Canadian, and I think that's too funny! Second- My daughter said it best, "Mom, I want to do comedy when I grow up because you can be way more offensive that regular people.. and get away with it!"

      You do great comedy, Austin.

      I've got to run now, there's a frog on my couch.. :)

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      ChrisLincoln 7 years ago from Orange (or Lemon...) County, California


      No one is asking the obvious question...

      How did those vegetables get into a can of frog?

      I know, right?

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      Lela 7 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      Must have been a "French" cut can of green beans! Oh, I am so not politically correct! I apologize to all the frogs and french people.

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      Susan Mills 7 years ago from Indiana

      Feline- imagine what a zebra would do!

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      Feline Prophet 7 years ago

      Hmm...a frog in my beans would definitely make me jumpy!:D

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      Susan Mills 7 years ago from Indiana

      Will... Rofl!!! I'm picturing the can, the smell, and your wife's hopeful glances.

      Love it!!!

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      Susan Mills 7 years ago from Indiana

      Drbj- I don't know about Priscilla, but I feel better. I like picturing her opening a can of green beans with a tiny pair of soiled jeans inside. :)

      Woops... what's that, my lack of poetry skills are calling to ME now....

      There once was a prince

      His name was Stan

      He ate one too many green beans

      Now he's a frog in a can.

      Oh, yes, I should probably avoid poetry.

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      Susan Mills 7 years ago from Indiana

      Loopygem- thanks for stopping by and commenting! It's nice to "meet" you!

      I totally agree about people going overboard, although I really think the boys were just cashing in on being able to say, "Sorry I can't eat those breakfast green beans".

      And really, who can blame them!

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      Susan Mills 7 years ago from Indiana

      Mentalist- makes you wonder how a frog (without legs) made it into the frozen bag of veggies. Did a worker find a batch of frogs, take all the legs and then dispose of the evidence randomly?

      It sounds like a conspiracy to me.

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      Susan Mills 7 years ago from Indiana

      poorconservative Chuck.. of COURSE! Potatoes. Why didn't I think of that! If I cut them up and deep fry them they become a vegetable I can stomach to look at before noon. I'll keep the eyes to the side and have staring contests.

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      Susan Mills 7 years ago from Indiana

      Tip- before I comment on your comment, I MUST comment on your avatar... I LOVE IT!! I love the saying your daughter gave you as well!! Awesome!!

      Next, what a yukky company! I always say that it's not whether or not mistakes happen because they always do, but how a company (or person) handles those mistakes. This company gets an F in my book!

      I hope the sea shell was pretty!!

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      Susan Mills 7 years ago from Indiana

      Susan- Stop! You're making me hungry! Just kidding. That's actually really gross. I think I would have an issue with that.

      No offense to the rat.

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      Susan Mills 7 years ago from Indiana

      jrsearam- I'm as stumped as you are. Added nutrition without the added price!

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      WillStarr 7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      I opened a beer last night and took a swallow before I realized it had the odor of rotten eggs, something that should only occur later, aided by a bean burrito.

      We quickly sealed the can with plastic wrap on the off chance that I might have been poisoned so my wife could own Miller Brewing, should I perish.

      Sadly, I'm still around with no ill effects and my wife's dreams of owning her own brewery are dashed. (I don't like the way she's looking at me)

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      drbj and sherry 7 years ago from south Florida

      Very funny, sue. Your clever news story awakened the latent poet in me:

      Here's to the frog in the can of green beans.

      Better a frog than a pair of soiled jeans.

      Better a frog that is whole you will agree

      Than a frog with no legs or arms you can see.

      Will that ditty make Priscilla feel better about the whole thing? Probably not. But I did get it out of my system!

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      LoopyGem 7 years ago from Canada

      Sometimes it seems people just need an excuse to get something from literally nothing. I'm sure if we knew half of the stuff that is in our food before we eat it, frogs in our green beans would be no big deal!

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      Mentalist acer 7 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      MMMmm,Fried Frog Legs,lol.;)

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      poorconservative1 7 years ago

      Ya know, if you do look that vegetable in the eye, it must be a potato. Frog and potatoes, yum, yum. LMAO



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      Tammy 7 years ago from USA

      I once found a human hair and sea shell in my can of oysters. I called the company to complain and they put me on hold for an hour only to come back and tell me that they were sorry. No coupons for free oysters, no money back...just sorry.

      At least with a frog, you know you will have your daily protein fix to go with the veggies! Great hub! :)

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      Susan Zutautas 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Rather have a frog in green beans than a rat in my KFC.

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      jrsearam 7 years ago from San Juan, PR

      Frog and green beans, pork and baked beans, beef chili with red beans, it's all good! What's all the excitement about? ; ). JR


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