Survivor Lunch Lady lied about her job


I am a "Survivor" addict. I have loved the show since CBS aired the very first episode. The season ended on Sunday night, and I was appalled at what I thought was one of the most hurtful things ever said by a contestant. In reference to Denise Martin, one of the other players quipped that she shouldn't get the million-dollar prize "just because you suck at life."

The player was making reference to Denise's description of herself as "The Lunch Lady." She said that after the show was over, she'd go back to making $7 an hour, and that Survivor was her only chance to do something more with her life.

As it turns out, Denise has a little bit of apologizing to do. She didn't win the million dollars, but during the finale, she told everyone that she had been demoted from "Lunch Lady" to janitor. She went through an elaborate explanation about how her supervisor thought working the lunchroom would be too distracting for the children, so she was made a janitor.

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