Houston, TX (Associated Press) A Houston woman was reported to have made a mistake recently in the preparation of a Ramen Noodle package. Gina Lobiello, 24, added two envelopes of flavoring to one package of the noodles, according to family and friends of Lobiello.
?She opened a package of Hot Spicy Beef Noodles and noticed that it had been ruptured on the other end,? stated Carrie Krelling, Lobiello?s sister-in-law. Not wanting the purchase to be a total loss, Lobiello discarded the possibly tainted noodles, but saved the sealed flavor packet and added it to the second package of Hot Spicy Beef Noodles she had purchased.
?It was hot and spicy, allright,? Krelling added. ?She?s got a pretty sensitive system, too, so the combination of the two flavor packets really got to her.?
Lobiello briefly considered calling her mother, 58 year-old Dottie Santos of Galveston, to ask advice on how to handle the overwhelming concoction, as disposal of the now highly-charged meal was not an option to the frugal Lobiello. Lobiello declined, however, because she thought it was time she ?paddled her own boat.? ?I call her for everything, it seems,? Lobiello said. ?It is sometimes embarrassing, but my mom always knows what to do,? she admitted.
The victim decided to drink a lot of Sprite and also ate some cottage cheese to defeat the burning sensation.
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